Hello, and welcome, Harry Potter fans! My name is Irvin, though I'm known around the Internet as "hpboy13." I'm a very prolific member of the Harry Potter fandom ever since I joined it in 2003, and this is a place to keep track of all my creative endeavors. I've since been branching out into other fandoms, but HP will always be the focal point.
I hail from New York City, where I am a member of The Group That Shall Not Be Named, the largest real-life HP group in the world. Through the Group, I have become an avid cosplayer, a Quidditch player (Beater, NY Badassilisks 2010-2014), a wizard rock concert organizer (Avada KedavRock! 2012, 2014, 2019), and the leader of the world's first wizard dance troupe, the Dancing Death Eaters. I have become a regular attendee at HP conventions, which serve as a confluence of all my creative endeavors. In 2022, I became the lead organizer of a new HP-themed Meetup group in NYC, the NY Order of the Phoenix.
I have dreamed of being a writer ever since I wrote my first fanfiction in 2005; my dream finally came true as my first book was released July 31st, 2018: Dumbledore: The Life and Lies (originally titled The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore). But during the last thirteen years, I have written an awful lot online; most significantly, as a columnist for MuggleNet, spearheading "The Three Broomsticks." From 2013 to 2021, I was also a regular writer at Hypable; starting in 2022, I've become an occasional contributor to Hypable's successor Subjectify. From 2019 to 2022, I became a regular host on the Potter podcast Alohomora!, before starting my own HP podcast in 2023 called The Three Broomsticks.
In short, I have a lot of Harry Potter and all-around geeky stuff going on in my life, and I needed one place on the Internet where all of it could be centralized, and this site is that place. You can check out my bio, or click on the links page to explore all my stuff. Here are a few quick links.
2/8/23: Launching a new HP Podcast
I really hope you enjoy listening to it, wherever you listen to podcasts! And maybe even find it in your heart to support us on Patreon, since running a podcast is an expensive endeavor!
11/3/22: Founding a new HP Meetup Group
3/25/22: 100 articles at MuggleNet and 30 years on earth
8/30/21: All websites converted to new Google Sites