Happee Birthdae To The Geek Side!

Hello fellow geeks!


How are you all? Can you believe it's been a full week since our 6th birthday party? And more to the point, can you believe it's been six years since we first opened our doors? If you're new here and not in the know just yet, we host an annual party day which not only celebrates the shop's opening, but the anniversary of our exclusive Harry Potter shop too! It's such a fun day filled with shopping, Harry Potter themed cakes and fancy dress and we get our customers involved in blog features and raffles as well.


We are absolutely over the moon with how it went this year, as it was our best ever trading day. So we want to thank all of those who came to celebrate with us, made the effort to dress up (you all looked bloomin' fabulous, especially Luna the dog!) and even brought us birthday balloons. We wouldn't still be here without every single one of you (especially through the pandemic!) So a massive virtual hug and thanks to you all.


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Without further ado, let's jump straight in to our fan features!


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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Yes.”


Please tell us your name, age and where you are from...

“Evan, 11 from Colne.”


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How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since I was 4, when we went on holiday to Florida.”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“My favourite book is Order of the Phoenix, and my favourite film is the Half-Blood Prince.”


Who is your favourite character?

“Luna.”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Ravenclaw.”


What is your Patronus?

“The Ukrainan Ironbelly, which makes me really happy!”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Broomstick.”


What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

“The Rowena Ravenclaw lost diadem.”

What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

“Any Ravenclaw wand.”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“The cloak, so I could sneak around!”

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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Always!”


Please tell us your name, age and where you are from...

“Hayley, 41, from Haworth.”


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How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since day one.”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“Book, the Deathly Hallows, Movie, Prisoner of Azkaban.”

Who is your favourite character and why?

“Draco, because he is such a mysterious character, is he bad or good?!”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Slytherin.”


What is your Patronus?

“Dolphin.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Portkey, you can just fly about everywhere!”


What is your favourite item purchased from The Geek Side?

“Recently, the Stranger Things Steve Harrington duck.”


What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

Chocolate frog cushion.”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“The elder wand.”

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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Yes!”


Please tell us your name, age and where you are from...

“Jasmine, 10 from Earby.”


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How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since I was 6.”

Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“Goblet of Fire.”

Who is your favourite character and why?

“Voldemort, because I like a villain!”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Slytherin.”

What is your Patronus?

“Pottermore said it was an eagle, but I'd like it to be a snake.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Broom!”


What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

Voldemort's wand.”


What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

“Nimbus 2001!”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“Invisibility cloak.”



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We were a bit blown away with how busy it was , so sadly were only able to do few fan features this year! But don't worry, we took part ourselves which you can read below. This year our good friend and pro photographer Kimmi, managed to get some amazing snaps of our exclusive first floor Harry Potter shop. So we have included a few below, the rest can be found in our gallery page here.


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So now let's crack on with The Geek Side staff, and find our what they love about the Wizarding World.


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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Always.”


Please tell us your name and where you are from...

“Louise from Colne.”


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How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since before the movies came out.”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“Favourite film is Prisoner of Azkaban because it's when everything gets dark! But my favourite book is the Half-Blood Prince.”


Who is your favourite character and why?

“Luna, because she's crazy and I love her!”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Ravenclaw.”


What is your Patronus?

“Bunny.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Floo powder.”


What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

“Hogwarts fleece throw.”


What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

“The diadem.”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“The resurrection stone.”

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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Errrrrr... possibly.”


Please tell us your name and where you are from...

“Jodie, from Colne.”


How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since just before the first movie.”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“Book, Goblet of Fire and the Deathly Hallows movies.”


Who is your favourite character and why?

“Luna and the Weasley twins! They're just so funny!”

Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Gryffindor.”


What is your Patronus?

“Adder.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Broom.”


What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

“My Gryffindor Track tshirt that I'm wearing today!”


What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

“The Patronus handbag.”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“I'm not overly interested in any of them... I'm not particularly ambitious to take over the world!”



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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“I do.”


Please tell us your name and where you are from...

“Kimmi, I'm from Colne me!”


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How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“Since the beginning.”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“The Deathly Hallows book and Prisoner of Azkaban film.”


Who is your favourite character and why?

“Ron, he's so endearing and just a nice person.”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Slytherin.”


What is your Patronus?

“Kingfisher.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“Portkey.”

What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

Skele-gro pin badge.”

What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

Slytherin hoodie!”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“The resurrection stone.”


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First of all, do you solemnly swear you are up to no good?

“Always.”


Please tell us your name, age and where you are from...

“Zoe, from that there Colne.”


How long have you been a Harry Potter fan?

“I rebelled at first but a friend literally forced me to watch the Philosopher's Stone when I was 17 and I was hooked!”


Which is your favourite book and/or movie?

“I love how magical the first film is but absolutely love the Prisoner of Azkaban, because the story really starts from there I think. I also love that Harry gains his first true family member in Sirius.”


Who is your favourite character and why?

“I have lots of favourites for different reasons but I love Luna because she isn't afraid to be herself. I love Ron because even though he has very little himself, he will always share with his friends. And I love the movie version of Snape because of Alan Rickman, he's just so bloody fabulous with his billowing robes!”


Which Hogwarts house were you sorted into?

“Ravenclaw, ob...viously.”


What is your Patronus?

“Grey dapple mare, aka a horse.”


Would you rather travel by portkey, broomstick or floo powder?

“I'm torn, because I don't like heights and being off the ground to use broomstick. I get vertigo so wouldn't be able to stand the spinning of a portkey. And my sense of direction is awful so I'd never find the right fireplace for floo powder! I think I'll walk!”


What is your favourite Harry Potter item purchased from The Geek Side?

“I think the Potter Stinks pin badge as I designed it myself. Or the Nimbus 2000.”


What are you hoping to purchase next from The Geek Side?

“Slughorn's hourglass.”


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you like to possess?

“The invisibility cloak, so I could hide away if I'm feeling a bit more antisocial.”

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We also held a raffle where the winner could select a wand of their choice. The winner this year was our very first fan of the blog, Evan!


Whose wand did you decide to take home as the winner and why?

"I decided on Cho Chang's wand, as I am collecting all of the Ravenclaw character wands. I also have Luna's wand and Professor Flitwick's wand which I bought at the party. I also own the diadem and several other wands and collectibles too."


Thank you Evan, for visiting us and being such a good sport and taking part and an even bigger congratulations on winning your new wand.


Here some super cute snaps of Luna the dog and bat girl! Because why not?


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