Dream comes true for “Harry Potter” superfan from Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A stateline superfan shared his experience of a lifetime after appearing on a Harry Potter themed game show.

Ryan Bernsten of Rockford has been a fan of the fictional series ever since he just a boy, so when the opportunity arose, he said it was a no-brainer. The show is a four-part series where contestants are quizzed on Hogwarts trivia and other related questions.

Bernsten said it was a dream come true, and said that there were a number of reasons he loved the experience.

“It was really special to be there with Helen Mirren, a real Harry Potter prop, and then a team of Harry Potter superfans like myself,” Bernsten said.

Bernsten was be featured on Sunday’s episode that aired at 7 p.m. Bernsten’s team, Slytherin, lost to the winning Ravenclaw.

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