Have you ever meet someone and know you’re going to be instant besties? That’s how I felt when I finally met Peter Kenneth aka The Potter Collector at Leaky Con.
After months of Instagram stalking and YouTube video binges, I was determined to meet Peter in Boston and hear all about his journey into the Potterverse. And O-M-G there were hugs, laughter, and even an Official Nimbus 2000 that we all took turns posing with while discussing his international collection of Harry Potter books.
Peter’s YouTube Channel “The Potter Collector” has become a staple for all Harry Potter & Wizarding World fans; his expert eye in finding rare Potter Collectibles from different countries (while comparing J.K Rowling’s Official signature) has helped to inspire Harry Potter collectors around the globe.
Being a connoisseur of Wizarding World book memorabilia has also opened doors for him as a specialist in book collecting – and his vast international library is about to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records!
Watch the full interview to find out about Peter’s favorite books in his 1600 book collection, what he dressed up as Leaky Con, and what award he’s getting from the Guinness Book of World Records.
It’s been such a wonderful journey meeting people from the Harry Potter community who I’ve been able to engage with online and then finally being able to thank them for their inspiration in-person. Peter has become a great new friend, collaborator, and icon! You can currently see him on the Universal Studios commercial for his vlog at the launch of the Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure!