Previous Heads of Houses include:
Melissa Anelli is the New York Times Best Selling author of Harry, A History. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, and is currently writing her second nonfiction book. In Melissa’s free (ha!) time she works on more projects than she can handle, sees more theater than she can afford and consumes more coffee than is healthy for anyone. Her first book, Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon, has been published in more than eight countries and four languages.
John Green is a New York Times bestselling author. Through the popularity of their shared youtube channel, that has been viewed more than 75,000,000 times, john and his brother hank created the nerdfighter community that has inspired the creation of countless videos by socially concious and compassionate young intellectuals worldwide. Dedicated to decreasing worldsuck, John is going to do his part as Head of Hufflepuff.
Maureen Johnson is the New York Times Bestselling author of eight YA novels, including: Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Let it Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle). She was the scriptwriter for the DS and PSP versions of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game, and has seen every single room of Hogwarts (well, electronically). She spends an unreasonable amount of time online, earning her the dubious honor of “Most Interesting Twitter User to Follow” in Mashable’s Social Media Awards. She encourages all who have not been sorted to join her house and feel the Draw of the Claw.
Holly Black is the New York Times best-selling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. She is a graduate of The College of New Jersey and is a former editor and contributor of d8, a RPG magazine. She is currently working on The Curse Workers series as well as The Good Neighbors graphic novel series and lives in Massachussets with her husband, Theo.
Evanna Lynch, the actress who portrays Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, is a long-time Harry Potter fan and supporter of the HPA. In 2009, Evanna stepped up to help us launch our first ever House Cup Competition as the Head of Ravenclaw for our first annual Accio Books!
Brian Ross is one half of Draco And The Malfoys. He is a Slytherin. Those who say otherwise wish he were in their house. He has been working with the HPA since 2005 because it is advisable to appear to support social causes for the benefit of one’s standing in the community (not to mention the tax benefit).
Paul DeGeorge started the band Harry and the Potters back in 2002 with his younger brother Joe. Since then, they have played nearly 500 shows in 49 different states and in many, many different libraries. A 3-year old once said “They are better than the Rolling Stones, but not quiet as good as the Beatles.” In 2005, he helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance with Andrew Slack. He also runs the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club which has released 24 different wizard rock CDs and raised over $29,000 for different charities.
Jarrod Perkins is the mastermind behind the hilarious wizard rock band Gred and Forge. A resident of Asheville, North Carolina, Jarrod spends his time eating and is married to YA author Stephanie Perkins.
Kristina Horner As Kristina Horner sings, she is a “Voldemort Fangirl” and therefore the best person to head the slippery House of Slytherin. An accomplished musician, Kristina has toured the country in both the wizard rock band The Parselmouths and the nerd band ALL CAPS. Originally from Washington state, Kristina is one of the popular fiveawesomegirls on YouTube and also contributes to the geek blog zaxy.com.
John Green is a New York Times bestselling author. Through the popularity of their shared youtube channel, that has been viewed more than 75,000,000 times, john and his brother hank created the nerdfighter community that has inspired the creation of countless videos by socially concious and compassionate young intellectuals worldwide. Dedicated to decreasing worldsuck, John is going to do his part as Head of Ravenclaw.
Lauren Fairweather is a self-proclaimed “musician/YouTube partner/nerd from Woonsocket, RI.” A self-taught musician, Lauren has spent the past few years touring the USA and Canada performing music from her personal repertoire, her wizard rock band The Moaning Myrtles, and her nerd collaboration with Matt Maggiacomo (of The Whomping Willows) Armoured Bearcub. Lauren is also one of the popular fiveawesomegirls on YouTube.
Matt Maggiacomo is the singer/songwriter behind The Whomping Willows, and also serves on the Harry Potter Alliance Board of Directors. Matt is a native of Rhode Island and has been writing music for 15 years. He fell in love with the Harry Potter series in 2000, but he wasn’t introduced to the Harry Potter fandom until May 2007, when The Whomping Willows were invited to play at the Phoenix Rising conference in New Orleans. After realizing that Harry Potter fans are the nicest, most charitable and loving people on earth, Matt has devoted his life to everything Harry Potter, particularly the wizard rock community and the Harry Potter Alliance.
Alex Carpenter of the Remus Lupins will be leading Gryffindor in the Bullying Horcrux House Cup and Wrocking 4 Equality. Can he inspire his housemates enough to keep Gryffindor’s lead in the Deathly Hallows House Cup?
John Noe is the Creative Director of The Leaky Cauldron website and is the main producer and the co-host of their weekly PotterCast. He is quite a nice fellow, for a Slytherin, and just might lead this slippery house to their first win.
Alex Benepe is the Commissioner of the International Quidditch Association and President of the Board. Alex has worked to share the game with thousands of people worldwide and help others start teams at hundreds of colleges, high schools, and other communities. With Alex as their Head of House, Ravenclaw just might fly rings around their competition.