In case you’ve been living as a hermit for the last 9 months, the new Harry Potter book has been released this weekend.
I’m not that much of a fan (seen the movies though) but each to their own. However the hardcore fans, they’re a worry.
The Trekkies I can handle, the Star Wars nerds can be a little odd (although the stormtrooper outfits of the 501st Legion are impressive).. Seeing adults dressed in velvet witches hats and robes on a Saturday outside of the QBD bookshop in the city centre is an entirely different kettle of fish.
I may be a mere Muggle but I know hardcore geekery when I see it. First this, next week they’ll be furries or cosplayers (google it, lazy people!)
An escape to the local Borders I thought would result in a better experience (I was eyeing off a copy of Chapter House Dune now that I’ve finished Heretics of Dune). The queue to buy Deathly Hallows was literally out the door and into the street, but no sign of weirdos dressed as Dumbledore.
Until the 2nd floor – the guy at the information desk; you guessed it, an admittedly first-class Dumbledore costume on the staff member on duty for the day. Fsck me…
I resisted the urge to ask him if he should be dead, tempting as it was.
Guess I’ll try again next weekend when I have some free time and there’s a lesser concentration of uber-geeks.
PS. Like the new theme?