Harry Potter: A Q&A with Matthew Lewis

Amid the waving of scarves and wands, the “Meet the Stars of Harry Potter” panel began with the introduction of Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom.

The first part of the hour was prepared questions ranging from particulars about the Harry Potter movies to more personal questions, such as his favorite TV shows. One of the responses brought laughter to the crowd when Matthew revealed he had left his keys on the plane and wasn’t sure how he was getting home.

Other members of the audience were interested in how Matthew handled the change of directors. With a smile, he praised all the directors and said that he enjoyed learning how each worked differently.

The second half was open to the audience to ask questions. When asked who he would like to meet, Matthew choose Winston Churchill. An interesting turn of events was revealed when one of the audience members offered to give him a lift once they both got to Manchester. As the hour came to a close, he was asked if he would be attending the “Yule Ball” on Sunday. He promised to try.

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Bobbie Nelson has been a vagabond most of her life. During high school, she was known to be a card-carrying member of the Doctor Who Club and is suspected of trying to overthrow the world with her cat, Mrs. Kibby. After attending college, she took up her traveling shoes, and as part of a touring theatre company, she toured in the United States, Canada, and overseas. At the end of three years, she moved back to Texas to pursue a major in Library Science and became a librarian in Georgia. She currently works at the Roswell Library as a reference librarian. She has been seen many times at Dragon*Con, mostly in the company of some unusual characters, including the photography staff. She and her husband met at Dragon*Con—reports of something in the water being the cause have proven inconclusive. Currently, she is a working for the Daily Dragon. Her co-conspirator for the overthrow of the world may have changed to Fetch, the Daily Dragon's mascot. Updates will be forthcoming as the con progresses.