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Following the Doctor Who and Sherlock fan info-graphics, we’re happy to bring you one for all you Potterheads out there. Check out our Harry Potter list to see how many you can claim as a Potter fan!

This fandom started in 1997 when Sorcerer’s Stone was published as J.K. Rowling’s debut novel. It’s funny now that we think of it, because that’s merely a year away from when the Battle of Hogwarts started! It began as a simple children’s book about an eleven year old boy who just started to discover who he was, but like Harry the readers started growing up and it ended as an epic series that inspired boys and girls, grandmas and grandpas, readers and non-readers alike. Harry Potter isn’t just a book, it’s not a series that will die with nothing but a whisper to remember it by; it is and always will be part of our lives forever. There are lessons to be learned in these books and films that are invaluable to kids today: Never give up, never stop trying, and always believe in not only yourself but your friends and family as well – for they are there for you even in the darkest times.

Rowling never knew how loved her characters would be when she first created the story, and here we are 15 years, eight movies, and one (soon to be two) theme parks later; still hypnotized by the epic battles and lovable characters of Hogwarts. Despite the fact that we’re all hoping and begging for more Potter information like encyclopedias, novels, short stories and the like, we at Hypable are content with the gifts J.K. Rowling has given us all: A story to live and learn by and an experience like no other.

Whether you’re a fan of the movies, books, or both – take a look at this comprehensive list of what we find ourselves doing nearly every day. How many can you check off?

How many items could you check off our list? Which numbers were your favorites?


See other Hypable original infographics…
- You Know You’re a Sherlock fan when…
- You Know You’re a Doctor Who fan when…

  • VoldyBored

    I find it annoying when people say Harry Potter’s boring. Duh, who missed the magical experience?

    • RaffC


      • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ

        I second that thank you!

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    Not counting the actual quoting (I don’t do that in real life), ALL of these apply to me. And you know what? #46: I’m not even sorry.

    • Musician


  • http://twitter.com/potterfan92 Raina

    Amazing list!!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/HP4eva121995 Ally

    After reading number 24, I think we’ll need a ‘you know you’re a starkid fan when…’ soon. That would be totally awesome!!

    • Rumbleroar Luna

      ooh yeah

    • http://www.facebook.com/amber.carney3 Amber Carney


    • writeworld

      I see what you did there.

  • Hermione Granger

    Omg #19!! If I have kids someday I’m forcing them to start reading Harry Potter when they’re young and making sure they love it and then doing that… that would’ve been epic.

    • AnnaTveit

      I managed to convince my little brother to read the books. He’s turning 11 in a few days, so I should definitely give him a Hogwarts letter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1518152692 Chelsea Clark

        please do. i wish i’d thought of that when my little brother turned 11! My parents weren’t cool enough to do that for me hahaha

  • Stue

    Apart from the fact that I DO MOST/ALL OF THESE!!! – this is an AMAZING info-graphic.

  • Andrew_ww

    Love the list. All you really need is to have read and loved the books :)

  • d3erudite

    I only got the wizarding world one and the offspring not my daughter sentence. Besides that though , it was fun to read. Can you please do a hunger games version?!?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.soor Nicole Soor

    Love this list! So true :’)

  • http://www.hypable.com/ Kristin LeMunyon


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Runyon/710635220 Anthony Runyon

    LMFAO @ #43. me any my wife both do that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26703658 Sarah Kordsmeier

    Additionally…I try to speak parseltongue to snakes everytime I’m at the zoo….that probably counts, right?

    • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ

      i do that too!!!!!! and i try to help them escape to get back to their families.

      but don’t worry your just as sane as I am.

  • I<3Books

    A lot of these apply to me. And #25 is the story of my life.

  • kristi

    do a lotr one!!

    • Dlmarvin05


  • marcelarod

    I love to do #15

  • Sujay

    I so believe in #26…. I have always believed that J.K.Rowling is none other that Mrs Figg…

    • TravDogg

      No, she’s a muggle who thinks she came up with the Harry Potter series on her own, but actually Hermione used a time turner to go back to the early 1990′s and put a bunch of memories of Harry’s life into Jo’s head while sitting behind her on a train. It’s step one of a program Arthur Weasley developed to bring the wizard and muggle worlds closer together.

  • morgen71

    It’s kind of scary (to other people) how much this list describes me

  • Mtlss

    And “45. Hogwarts is your home” made you feel like crying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lynne.g.madden Lynne Grey Madden

      Me, too.

  • Rumbleroar Luna

    Most of these… And the ones I haven’t is just because I haven’t thought of them, or don’t think to quote, or don’t have things to do it with (like Butterbeer, although I’ve probably sotr of done that), or my parents weren’t quite awesome enough when I was 11. Although my brother was watching DHP2 the other day (I was doing homework, joy) and when it ended my dad said “one of the best movie series of all time” I yelled back “and books.” He says that every. single. time. and still hasn’t read them yet…

  • VideoKilledSeverusSnape

    I’ve done pretty much all of these, except receiving my Hogwarts letter when I was 11. My mum wasn’t into the hype as I was back then so didn’t seem fit to do that. Not to mention every time a person says “always”, I suddenly become sad… because, you know, a little piece of me died when Snape died. :(

    • Lauren

      i know and hunger games tried to re-create the ‘always’ line with peeta but it just doesnt work

      • Olizia is Chloe’s OTP

        so many books i have read recently have tried to do the ‘always’ line, but it just doesnt work. you know? just it doesn’t.

  • potterjay

    I’m slightly scared by how many of these apply to me… only 2 that dont! #3 because I dont like animals, and #22 because I dont have tumblr…

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    Great job, Tariq and Ben! :) seriously, I raise my butter beer to you both!

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Rebecca Feliciano

    this made me cry. Yes, i am a harry potter fan. No doubt about it

  • matthewhpg

    You tell people it LeviOsa, not LeviosA.

  • Muggle1992

    I made butterbeer once! It turned out terrible, but I made it! I’ve also made treacle tart, and it actually turned out pretty good.

  • applepie

    No – We think Edward Cullen is Cedric Diggory in fairy form.

    • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ


  • Caitlin

    You know you’re a Harry Potter fan when you call an arrogant teacher “Lockhart” or a strict one “Snape”.

    • ada

      or their female equivalents: “Umbridge” if they’re strict and “Trelawney” when they’ve got their heads up in the clouds

  • Musician

    OMHP. This is so true I want to cry. I was just talking to my classmate today about which teacher should sponsor my Quidditch club.

  • Jason


  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    lol I totally dueled my friends with wands.I think owning HP robes should be a part of this, even if they’re not official robes. I have friends who don’t have the money to buy real robes so they make their own.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001034209529 Lauren Dipple

    well i am certain that the facebook education thing is true of everyone here right?

  • Sujay

    I so believe in #26…. I have always believed that J.K.Rowling is none other that Mrs Figg…

  • belac889

    This… is… so… touching

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    i cry every time hedwig, tonks & lupin die.
    i OFTEN imagine conspiracy theories revolving around obliviation,
    the mysterious ticking noise should probably be my ring tone… why isn’t it??

  • ada

    I would like to add when starting a new notebook you write “Do you know anything about the Chamber of Secrets” and expect it to reply.

  • WeasleyWrock

    The DH symbol is in my signature. Perks of having an “A” name.

    • http://twitter.com/Tran_Nagwaian Tran Nguyen

      That’s so good! :) Which actually reminds me that I have a little lightning bolt in my signature to symbolise my love for HP.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen


  • http://twitter.com/emilyecstasyTM Emily Bryan

    OMG YES YES YES. Though I personally don’t think Jo is a Squib but you know >_> xD I was nodding off and agreeing with so many of these <3

  • Zemmer

    You know you’re a Harry Potter fan when you name your regular house brooms Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt

  • Samma

    Um, number 40, any time I see a bunch of spiders I FREAK OUT BECAUSE I’VE JUST SEEN A BUNCH OF SPIDERS. There is no thought beyond that!

    But otherwise this is awesome.

  • crippletoe

    Whenever you mean to say “disappear” you accidentally say “disapparate”

  • Kristen Kranz

    Love everything about this. And I keep coming back to it, just to look at the really awesome graphics. I really want to print this & hang it up. Just… awesome.

  • judy

    #29 is on point

  • judy

    There definitely should have been one like ” you have drawn a dark mark on your left wrist”

    • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ

      or the Deathly Hallows symbol!

  • BatKid152

    I have started to feel a bit upset… 1 year ago I thought I was a super-dooper Harry Potter fan. In the the last 12 months I have realised that there are so many people who are 50 times more obsessed with Harry Potter than I was (before I realised how much cooler Batman is).

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    46. I use ‘alohomora’ to try and open doors when they are locked. I am persuaded that one day the door will yield.

    • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

      I used to do this in my teens.

  • http://twitter.com/Tran_Nagwaian Tran Nguyen

    I painted ‘The chamber of secrets has been opened’ on a poster on the wall (didn’t want to be too mean to the cleaners ;)) with glistening fake blood from my science lesson. It was fantastic.

  • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

    You have said: “If my home-made dark mark won’t convince you…”

  • Danielle

    Revised #44: You’ve had a wizards duel with Roman Candles, screaming curses as each spark flew.
    And your hair caught on fire. :/

    • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ

      Then you tried to put the flame out by shoutin Aguamenti at it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1229430522 Kiara Rubin

    That last one: “Hogwarts is your home” made me get major chills. wow.

  • Greg

    Im a huge HP fan but I only scored 8.

  • Eddardpotter

    When you’re pissed after your computer won’t let you save your Harry Potter pictures as the school song.

  • gleeky-potterhead

    I’m, like, the entire list.

  • SonickedYou

    16 – Of course not. ” We are please to announce that JK Rowling is releasing a new-” PREORDERED.

  • kyriela

    when u call cellotape spellotape without a 2nd though! lol.

  • ginny

    Number 39… that would be a very profitable business idea.

  • lucascott

    46. Your favorite “yo momma” joke is: Yo Momma is so fat, her patronus is a cake (told to me by my 10 year old niece last weekend)
    second favorite was “yo momma is so ugly, not even Voldemort would date her”

    • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

      “Yo momma is so ugly, even a dementor wouldn’t kiss her.”

      • http://twitter.com/sumrlaughs Madison Holland ϟ

        yo momma is so ugly, when she was born the doctor screamed RIDDIKULUS!!!

  • DaphneMalfoy

    By reading point 45 I felt like crying :(

  • PotterJayKay


  • KcMckee24

    i almost started crying:) that is just so sweet (like butter beer- i did make homemade butter beer)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittgray01 Britt Gray

    I made butterbeer. It was super sweet. I couldn’t finish it. But my childhood thanked me

  • Riôn

    When you injure yourself, you yell “Episkey”.

  • PotterJay<4Ever, Okay?

    i can tick 39 of these.

  • Chandler Smith

    true story #33.

  • glass

    #43. Also the 10th doctor is Barty Crouch Jr. ;) Sherlock who? Oh those books written by Conan Doyle. What? No you mean BBC TV series, that’s not Sherlock, that’s Sherlock AU fanfiction that people got paid for. ;) “Protego”

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