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PotterFest Galway. Potterfest 2015: March 13th-15th. NUI Galway

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From PotterFest Galway --

 PotterFest is a unique Harry Potter convention that is taking place in NUI Galway, Ireland, from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of March 2015. Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here in Galway. 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.

This year the convention will be raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an incredibly valuable organisation which grants children living with life-threatening medical conditions respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment by making their biggest dream become a reality. Special charity events will be taking place throughout the weekend, including a table quiz on Friday night and a charity auction, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Pre-registration for PotterFest Galway 2015 is now open on Eventbrite.ie. Standard Day tickets cost €10, while full weekend tickets are only €15. Special concessions are available for families and children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Come and celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series this bank-holiday weekend in Galway. Let the magic begin!

For more information like our Facebook page or visit Potter Fest: Galway - Home

 

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