05-23-2010 07:30 PM
Well, I am following Connie's directions and hope that this works as the beginning of a thread, all about the wonderful world of Harry Potter conventions. Some of you may already have attended one, as there have been a number of them in the past five years. I attended Azkatraz, which was held in San Francisco, last July of 2009. Usually besides seminars on topics connected to Harry Potter, the conventions offer extra incentives for HP fans to attend. For example, they may offer a premiere of a Harry Potter film at an IMAX theatre, live music by Wizard Wrock bands, and usually a special guest or two.
Chris Rankin was in attendance at Azkatraz, and I got to get my picture taken with him! Hooray!
( He is the actor who plays Percy Weasley in the films. I believe Matt Lewis/Neville is supposed to be at Infinitus, but don't quote me on that--not sure if that's been offically stated).
Opening night, the big event was a Wizard Wrock festival on a ship traveling around Alcatraz island. I chose to go to the Mixer instead, as I was not really familar with any of the bands that were listed, and the thought of being on a boat where alcoholic beverages were being served, at night, with loud music playing, did not appeal to me.( Let's just say I had visions of losing my balance and falling into the bay, with no one to hear my cries for help, and leave it at that).
Also, the ticket for the event was extra from the regular convention cost, and was $100.00. That was just a bit more money than I wanted to spend.
Anyway, I hope this is enough to get the ball rolling on this topic, and if anyone has questions about HP conventions, I'll try to answer them as best as I can.
05-25-2010 06:25 PM
Yes, I did it, which is rather a surprise to me, seeing as how I am usually rather technologically challenged. I am going to see if I can get a link to the Infinitus site in here. (*Exits muttering something that sounds like"when pigs fly..." *)
05-25-2010 06:31 PM
Well, here's the web address for Infinitus:
05-27-2010 08:30 AM