Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Potterfest Fan Convention Coming to Galway, Ireland

Sorry I havent posted in an age as big as Dumbledore's, new job etc have kept me away. The twitter is very much up and running so make sure to check us out at http://www.twitter.com/DanaholicsAnony.

Exciting news for Irish Potter fans! Potterfest returns to National University Galway 13th to 15th March and there's as always a fan-tastic lineup including the annual Yule Ball with some real wrock music! Whats more the event will support Make a Wish Foundation.
A summary from the press release is below:

Special guests over the weekend are set to include Wizard Wrock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, as well as the creators of upcoming original fan film, “Mudblood and the Book of Spells”.
Áras na Mac Léinn in NUIG will be transformed into Hogwarts for three days of magical fun, with a huge variety of events such as Potter-themed games, cosplay competitions, panels, classes, roleplaying workshops and guest speakers on everything Potter.
Guests will have the opportunity to be sorted into their perfect Hogwarts House and attend classes in all of Harry’s favourite subjects, from Potions, Transfiguration and Herbology to Defence Against the Dark Arts. The cast and crew of “Mudblood and the Book of Spells” will be giving a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of what to expect from their movie. A fantastic variety of Harry Potter merchandise will be available for purchase in the Trade Hall, while some of the most talented artists from around Ireland will be show-casing and selling their work in the Artists’ Alley.
On Saturday night PotterFest will be hosting their very own Yule Ball, with music from Wizard Rock band, Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons. The fun continues for the adults with Hogwarts After Dark, which will include cards games and fanfiction readings.
Sunday is Mothers’ Day in the Wizarding World too; the occasion will be honoured with a Mums of Potter Panel, as well as a Tea Party with Mrs. Weasley. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn how to play Quidditch with the Galway Grindylows, Ireland’s first Muggle University team.
You can now join the Facebook event and purchase tickets here at €10 a day tickets and €15 for the weekend with some concessions.
Danaholics will be covering the event and will write up a report with lots of photos! Let me know if you are attending in the comments!

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