For adult Harry Potter fans, exciting news is you can now live out your Harry Potter fandom at a number of PotterCons taking place in 2017...Read what PotterConUSA says about it:
Join your fellow Pottheads across the country for the official day-drinking and mingling destination for witches, wizards, squibs and magical creatures alike.
In 2016, PotterCons in New York City and Memphis gathered almost 3,500 Hogwarts alums for magical days of witchcraft and wizardry, and this year we're swish-and-flicking our way to bring you bigger-and-better events across the country. How's that for magic?
So dig your dusty old robes out of storage, accio your friends and come throw back some Butterbeers with other magic-loving adults. The day promises to be 4,224 pages worth of fun... Until the very end.
WHAT HAPPENS AT POTTERCON?
Are you brave, loyal, witty, or cunning? Throw your name into the Goblet of Fire to find out. If the Goblet chooses you, you'll don the Sorting Hat on stage and answer the hat's personality questions. Your fellow first-years will choose your fate (with a little wisdom from our resident Dumbledore).
Master gave Dobby a sock! Dobby is free to dress as he chooses!! Wear your most inspired digs and you could win some witchy prizes and bragging rights for years to come. Enter at the Costume Contest booth and prepare to show off your robes on stage during Madam Malkin's Robes For All Occasions Fashion Show. $5 per entry. 100% of proceeds from the Costume Contest directly benefit a chapter of 826, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.
Raise your wand and pour out some Butterbeer as we remember the most beloved and reviled characters lost throughout the series.
Trivia (sponsored by USAopoly)
Hope you packed your Remebralls, because we'll be putting your book, movie, and franchise knowledge to the test. As per PotterCon tradition, last year's trivia winners will defend the throne with their very own set of stumpers. Gather a team of up to 6 wizards to compete to win a Potter Prize Pack, and remember that no cell phones or enchanted quills are allowed. If we see you cheating, our prefects will not hesitate to give you detention in the Forbidden Forest (without refund!).
Did you throw your name into the Goblet of Fire, enter the costume contest, visit our merch tables or participate in any other magical events throughout the day? Almost everything you do at PotterCon will earn you tickets that can be used as points at our House Cup table. Will Gryffindor hold the cup again? Only you can decide!
Grab your pals and stand in front of the entrance to Diagon Alley with assorted magical props. One of our prefects will be there to take your picture, so don't forget your muggle camera.
Dates and Location for Upcoming Events:
May 13 PotterCon Boston
May 14 PotterCon Philly
May 20 PotterCon Grand Rapids
May 21 PotterCon Detroit
June 10 PotterCon New Jersey
June 11 PotterCon Long Island
Tickets are available through potterconusa.com.