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PotterCon Is The Adult Harry Potter Conference Of Your Muggle Dreams

It’s happening this summer!

20/05/2017 2:17 AM AEST | Updated 01/06/2017 11:18 PM AEST

These Harry Potter fans know how to party.

PotterCon is a traveling day-long Harry Potter conference for fans 18 or 21 and older. This year, it’s being held in 14 cities around the U.S., and events are already underway. 

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Fans brandish their wands at this year's Los Angeles PotterCon, which was held on March 18.

PotterCon started in New York in 2013 as an “adult-oriented fan convention” where Pottheads could mix and mingle while engaging in cosplay and imbibing Harry Potter-themed alcoholic drinks. This year, it’s being held in 14 cities including Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas.

The magical events typically go down in convention halls or concert venues. They last about six hours and revolve around a live stage show, which includes a Sorting Hat ceremony, costume contest and and trivia games. There are chances to play Wizard’s Chess and Quidditch, too. Some of the 14 city’s events are dubbed PotterParties, though their activities are similar.

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Muggles mingle at PotterCon Los Angeles.
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A costume contest ensues at PotterCon Los Angeles.
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The onstage Sorting Hat ceremony is a main element of PotterCon events.

Tickets to this season’s remaining PotterCon events start at $15. You can purchase online, then take flight!  

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