The 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter may be over, but we still have some tidbits to share over the next few days! We’ve just posted a bunch of photos from the weekend over on our Facebook page, so head over and check them out!
Universal has revealed the third and final Harry Potter cast member attending the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter. Jason Isaacs will be joining Matthew Lewis and Warwick Davis during various events throughout the weekend. The annual celebration features magical experiences for every Muggle, No-Maj, wizard and witch alike including:
Q&A sessions with an array of film talent, featuring A Celebration of Harry Potter newcomers Jason Isaacs and Warwick Davis along with returning talent Matthew Lewis.
A new Harry Potter trivia challenge and a Fan Art Walk where you can let your creativity flow onto a chalk art gallery.
An expanded Harry Potter Expo that has more than doubled in size, making room for more interactive displays and immersive exhibits created especially for this event. Expo participants will include:
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Google Daydream VR Experience – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
New panels and demonstrations giving you an inside look at how the magic behind J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is brought to life. CLICK HERE for the full schedule of events.
Get your tickets now and join us at the fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort! If you can’t make it we’ll be reporting from the event all weekend!
As we posted back in November, Warwick Davis made a documentary about the Wizarding World and Fantastic Beasts. The 51 minute documentary entitled Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is now available for viewing online.
Warwick Davis explores the massive popularity of JK Rowling’s wizarding world including a visit to Shapero Rare Books where he is surprised to learn how much a first edition Harry Potter is worth.
A new documentary by Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis will be premiering on ITV. Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World will air from 4.30pm – 5.30pm this Saturday, November 26th. Warwick interviews cast, crew, J.K. Rowling, and fans. Be on the lookout for our founder Megan who may be shown at the Fantastic Beasts New York premiere.
Warwick Davis explores the phenomenal popularity of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, with exclusive access to the cast and creators of her new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He meets star Eddie Redmayne on the set of the new movie, and catches up with J.K. Rowling at the world premiere in New York.
A clip of Warwick interviewing fans at the Fantastic Beasts premiere may be seen below or on our brand new Facebook. Go like it!
Pottermore has revealed some of the cast and crew from the Potter films that will be attending a Red Carpet Gala opening for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 5th. Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps along with composer John Williams will attend the Grand Opening event.
The attraction has been five years in the making, and features a stunning recreation of Hogwarts castle as well as Hogsmeade village.
Following in the footsteps of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan, the Hollywood attraction will bring back some of the fans’ favourite rides, as well as a few new surprises.
The park officially opens on April 7th but is currently doing “soft openings” where fans can visit the park with limited rides and stores open. Here’s a quick definition of a soft opening for those of you unfamiliar:
A soft opening is usually a less strenuous opening for the ride or attraction. It might not open at park open or might close before park close. It may open and close periodically throughout the day for minor adjustments or to run routine safety checks, although usually these closures are “soft” closures – they don’t clear the queue, they just cycle and empty cycle or stop the ride after everyone’s off for a moment or two. There may be private events, training or staffing requirements, repairs, media, or inspections that require the attraction be closed an entire day or more during this time. Certain effects or features might not be working yet.
Taking place on 18th April 2015 at the ExCel London, MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum is a unique fan event being hosted by MuggleNet. With confirmed guest including Warwick Davis, Harry Melling and Chris Rankin, the event will include talent panels from the film series’ cast, signing events and an interactive expo involving leading members of the Potter community. The event will be supporting Lumos, the charity established by J.K. Rowling, in various fundraising activities throughout the day.
MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum will be the first event of its kind for the website, bringing fans together to celebrate the Potter series past, present, and future. To be hosted in the Excel Centre Platinum Suites, the event will host guest panels, signings, photo booths, and exciting exhibitions featuring cast and crew. As well as discussing the series, the event will be an opportunity for fans to discover more about the current projects that the talented cast and crew are working on. Special guests currently include Potter actors Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Doctor Who, Willow), Jessie Cave (Pride, Glue), Anna Schafer (Hollyoaks, Glue) and Chris Rankin (Atlantis). More guests and programming details will be announced in the upcoming months.
Commenting on the event, Emerson Spartz, CEO of Spartz Inc. and founder of MuggleNet.com, said: “The MuggleNet Live! convention is situated at the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with Harry Potter cast and crew members, and the entire Wizarding World fandom and its wider community.”
This is far from all the exciting features of the convention. More guests and activities will be announced in the coming weeks so be sure to keep up with the Expo on Facebook, Twitter and their website! This Sunday at 7pm GMT the staff will be hosting a Google Hangouts session to answer any questions fans have about the event.