Goodbyes are rubbish, aren’t they?
There’s a small handful of people RupertGrint.net has grown up with over years.
Ones who have helped to, meticulously, guide both fans of Rupert and the staff here alike, through the siege of Potter promotion for each film, and who have an encyclopedic and endless knowledge of the last 12 years.
Ones who are, by all intent and purposes, the invisible support which means everything runs smoothly.
We are so sad, today, to be saying farewell to one of them.
Steph and I opened our first Rupert fansite, rupertonline.net, together back in 2004.
After about three weeks, Steph was tasked with the general management of the site, entrusted with reporting the daily news and more.
She was 14 at the time, and lended her guidance to both RupertOnline and, ultimately, RupertGrint.net for the next 8 years.
Looking back, if it had been anyone but Steph, that decision might have gone dreadfully awry.
It’s an understatement to thank her for her dedication to Rupert and his fans. And for knowing things when the rest of us...really didn’t.
(In one of our earlier site interviews, she posed a question for Rupert about past filming schedules...and ended up correcting him.)
Thank you, Steph, for being one of the original ginger musketeers.
That's a lifelong membership which can’t be broken.