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Universal Studios Announce "A Celebration of Harry Potter"

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Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2013, 12:29 PM

We let you know yesterday what scant details we knew about "A Celebration of Harry Potter," and now the floodgates have been opened. Florida residents and Potterheads should get fired up over this news: Universal Studios is hosting a big Potter bash at the park from January 24 - 26, 2014, and they've got a big ol' list of attendees you won't want to miss.

Besides panels with LeakyCon-favorites MinaLima, Wand Combat master classes with the world's only wand combat choreographer Paul Harris, and a chat with Potter set designer Alan Gilmore, they've lined up a Q&A with some of the talented actors that brought the Wizarding World to life. Who might you ask? Well none other than James and Oliver Phelps, as well as perennial LeakyCon guest Evanna Lynch.

Attendance is free with any Universal Orlando admission or an annual pass. Admission to the panels is on a first-come first-serve basis, however, so if you want to guarantee a spot, make sure you arrive early!

Universal has promised more details in the new year, but for now, here's what they had to say about the experience:

A Harry Potter Tribute

My Life on the Harry Potter Film Set: Talent Q&A’s

Dueling Demonstration & Wand Combat Masterclass with Paul Harris

Graphic Design for the Harry Potter Films with MinaLima

Bringing the Harry Potter Films to the Theme Park – Set and Prop Design of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Go Behind the Scenes of Pottermore.com from J.K. Rowling

As well, Universal is planning to hold an Expo during the course of the weekend, details of which are below:

The Harry Potter Expo will be held inside a Universal Orlando soundstage and will be open to guests throughout the weekend. The expo will include booths and exhibits that will give guests deeper insight into the various manifestations of the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

MinaLima

Pottermore from J.K. Rowling

Scholastic

United States Postal Service

What a line up! Tell us in the comments if you plan on attending.

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Sadly, I will not be able to attend…

Posted by Won_Two on December 21, 2013, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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