The news in from Pottermore this week makes us wish we were on our way to Orlando for the weekend:
Pottermore is heading to A Celebration of Harry Potter later this month, and we’ve just found out which guests will be joining us at the extraordinary event.
Actor Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton, who played Lucius and Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, will be attending this year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter.
They join actors Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) at the fourth annual event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort.
The film talent will be available for Q&A sessions during the event, which runs from 27 to 29 January.
But it’s not just about the Harry Potter stars. This year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter is jam-packed with exciting activities and events.
Pottermore will be there all weekend, offering fans the chance to test their Harry Potter knowledge on a specially designed test called Audible Recall, which will really sort the Hermiones from the Crabbes and Goyles.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will also be at the fan event, as well as the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them virtual reality experience via Google Daydream View. Using Google’s newly launched virtual reality headset, fans will find magical creatures in an interactive experience narrated by Newt Scamander.
Fans can also get a look at imagery from West End stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and get a close up look at props from the production.
Fresh from their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima will also be coming along with several iconic pieces of their work including the Marauders’ Map, copies of the Daily Prophet and Hogwarts school books.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London brings along its mini-tour experience, replete with costumes, props and sets from the Harry Potter movies, and the curators of the Harry Potter: The Exhibition will offer interactive experiences such as the Sorting Hat and Quaffle Toss.
And once all of that makes fans sentimental, which it inevitably will, they can head to the Scholastic ‘Muggle Wall’ and write what Harry Potter means to them.
A Celebration of Harry Potter starts Friday 27 January at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort.
Remember, get your Harry Potter Costumes from www.HarryPotterCostumesUSA.com.