Re: Sorting: I'm thoroughly convinced that I did something wrong in my sorting. I should be a Gryffindor.
I followed the owl! -- I don't remember how old I was, I just know that my grandparents brought over the first book for Christmas one year when I was really rather young. I want to say it was 1999, but I don't want to be wrong. But for the past few years, my obsession increased. I'd like to say the first time I got obsessed over the world was when the third book came out.
Now I listen to Wizard rock, listen to the podcasts, obsessively reread the books looking for foreshadowing and watch the movies more times than I can count - as if I didn't do that enough as it was. Sometimes I even dress up and go out in public like it. Back in 2006 and 2008 I used to go to a lot of Harry Potter roleplaying forums, but have since stopped doing so. I plan to go to LeakyCon too!