Here at Accio Wizards Unite we are, above all, two geeky fans who love Harry Potter. And we’ve always enjoyed the community that surrounded this magical world from day one. Now, many years later, we decided to take a more active part in the community centred on Wizards Unite.
And as we set off, we met these wonderful creatures Newt definitely should have included in Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them. The WuTubers.
This feature section is dedicated to them. They are all different and unique, and they make amazing content everyone interested in Wizards Unite (and Harry Potter in general) should watch.
The Amazing Animagus!
If you’ve been following Wizards Unite news on any form of social media, you’ve more than likely seen some of Animagus’ content. Videos, tweets, or perhaps some of that sweet WB insider info he’s always happy to share.
But we wanted to get to know him a little better, and to give you guys the chance to do the same. So we grabbed our best Quick-Quotes Quill and got to work.
Getting to know Animagus
- Where are you joining us from?
I live in Birmingham, Alabama.
- The name you choose for your YouTube channel and your social media often defines how people see you. So how did you choose Animagus?
There’s always been something very alluring to me about the powerful, rare magic of transformation and being able to turn into an animal at will. I also like to think of myself as sort of a social chameleon. I can fit in just about anywhere!
- What’s your Hogwarts House? And what do you think it says about you?
Better be… GRYFFINDOR! I’ve always gravitated towards the daring side of life. I’ll try anything once (especially if it’s against the rules)!
The Harry Potter Community
- How old were you when you discovered Harry Potter?
When the books hit the US in 1998 I was a little too young for complex themes so my waited a couple of years to let me read them. I remember finishing Sorcerer’s Stone in the summer of 2000 because I read it 3 more times in that two month span before school. My mom would hide the book from me until I called her and told her my daily chores were done because all I wanted to do was read!
(Author’s note: Are you sure you’re not a Ravenclaw??)
- What do you like most about the Potterverse?
I know it’s tacky to say “I just love everything!” but I’d be lying if I didn’t say just that. The complexity of the characters, world and story are my initial reactions. The way JK Rowling put her ideas and thoughts down on paper and created a whole world in which we can become alchemists, Quidditch players, Aurors, Ministry officials and so on is simply unparalleled. I can’t think of another author or series that has so masterfully crafted an alternate universe so close to our own that it feels so impossibly real.
- What do you think about the Harry Potter fan community? Do you think it’s different from other Fandoms?
The fandom simply can’t be beat. When I think about the HP fans and the community, I think of the magic that unites us all. No matter the house, school or wand type we can all agree that the magic that runs through the community is something that will always remain fresh and new and miraculous.
The Life of a WuTuber
- Being a WuTuber is a lot of work. What made you decide to start your channel? And why Wizards Unite?
I love Harry Potter, I love games and I love talking about them! Haha. It seemed like a no-brainer for me. When I heard about WU originally I thought it was a joke because there was no way that something that amazing could come to life at our fingertips. Joining up with Harry to fight Confounded magic to save the exposure of the wizarding world? That’s the job I’ve ALWAYS wanted! I daydream about getting my letter almost daily so I can join forces with like-minded wizards to fight Dark magic and now we get to do that! Is there anything cooler than that?!
- What would you like people to know about your channel? What makes it special?
I’m a goofball and I love to have a good time! Also, I started learning Visual FX a while back (check out some links below) and hope to implement some real-time dueling into my video content. I want to provide the best content out there but I refuse to copycat someone else’s style, brand or content. So I promise to push myself to create really cool encounters and videos for you all once this game drops!
- What are you looking forward to the most about Wizards Unite?
Finally being a wizard!
- What are your plans for the channel once the game is out?
I want to make as many videos as I can! From tips and tricks to just general vlog-style videos, I hope to provide super relevant, fun to watch content!
- Anything else you’d like to share?
Make sure to check out the hashtag #WUtubers on all social media outlets. There are some AMAZING creators out there and I’d hate for you to miss any of them!
Some fantastic Wizards Unite Videos
I chose these because they have some FX in them and shooting them was so much fun!
How to find and follow Animagus
Here are a few places where you can find Animagus and his wonderful content. If you’re not following him yet, here is your chance!
- On Twitter: @imAnimagus
- Or on Instagram: @imAnimagus
- On Youtube: Animagus
- Also on the WuTuber Discord
- And on our Community Forum
So now what?
Now, of course, you go and follow Animagus. On social media, though…we do not condone actual stalking unless it’s us doing it. Check out his videos, which are creative, and fun, and informative and we love them. And keep an eye on his twitter account for some insider information!