Tonight is a sad night. But it is also an amazing night. For me, a phenomenon that has been around almost my entire life is coming to an end. I think the best way to present this information is in timeline form, and so, let us begin.
1994 - I was born. So were many other people.
1997 - The first Harry Potter book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone - was published.
June 1999 - The second Harry Potter book was released.
Sept 1999 - Third book is released.
2000 - Fourth book released.
2001 - The year I read the first Harry Potter book. Others in my generation range around this time. The first movie came out this year also.
2002 - Second movie released
2003 - Fifth book released.
2004 - Third movie released.
2005 - Sixth book is released. Fourth movie is also released.
2007 - Fifth movie released. Seventh and final book released.
2009 - Sixth movie released.
2010 - Seventh (part one) movie released.
July 15 2011 12:00 AM - Part two of the seventh movie, and also the final installment in the films is released to movie theatres. So ends the story of Harry Potter.
July 31 2011 - Pottermore releases more information.
Harry is a part of my life. I grew up with him. And Hermione. And all the gingers. :P And now that era is ending. No more books. No more movies.
Tonight I go to see the final movie. I have heard grow men say that it made them cry. We shall see how I fair. It is an interesting night.
So we go.