A Post Potter World: What Now?

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A whole generation of kids has grown up with Harry Potter and his mates. With the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" tonight, childhood comes to an end for many teens and twenty-somethings.

Volumes one through seven have sold almost half a billion books worldwide, and the movie franchise has made Warner Bros. Inc. more than $6.4 billion.

The 15-year reign of Harry Potter has heavily influenced young people like Elizabeth Pashley, a 22-year-old graduate student at Emerson College. When she's not hitting the books to study writing and publishing, she's hitting the turf with her Boylston Bezerkers Quidditch team. Brothers Paul DeGeorge, 32, and Joe DeGeorge, 24, take their fandom a step further-- Paul quit his day job and Joe left school to play in the Wizard rock ,or "Wrock," band Harry and the Potters.

But the last Harry Potter movie will not mean an end to their Potter-themed activities. Paul DeGeorge says Harry Potter will live on through the actions of Wrock bands like his, and fans will continue to recommend the books to their friends, and one day, their children.


  • Joe and Paul DeGeorge, Front-men of the Wizard Wrock band Harry and the Potters
  • Elizabeth Pashley, graduate student at Emerson College and a founder of the Quidditch team there

This segment aired on July 14, 2011.


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