The Magic Lives On


[Image from FilmJunk.com]

Potter fans, have your wands at the ready – Harry Potter will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con this year with “15 Years since Philosopher’s Stone: The Harry Potter Fandom in 2012″.

A little under a year has passed since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt. 2, so naturally, the Harry Potter fandom is feeling rather nostalgic. Many Potter fans grew up reading the books and watching the films. After watching the eighth film, they may have wondered where to go from there. Luckily, fans are congregating once again to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first book in the series and to discuss the state of the fandom. The panel will look to discuss topics such as the upcoming Wizarding World expansion and the sister parks that will be opening soon, the continuation of fan conventions (such as LeakyCon), and any other past (and future) projects within the fandom. The official announcement reads:

Seven books from J.K. Rowling – or ten, depending on how you count – plus hundreds of thousands of fanfics. Eight studio movies – plus dozens of popular fanfilms, musicals and songs. One theme park – but soon there’ll be three or more! An international museum exhibition – and piles of fan-made shirts, crafts, fanart, CDs and DVDs. An encyclopedic website – and fancons, fan-made wikis and history courses on the impact of the Harry Potter fandom. We’ll look back at 15 years of the Harry Potter fandom, and try to predict – better than Trelawney did! – where we go from here.

As Comic-Con is a few weeks away, the complete guest list has yet to be confirmed. Appearances that have been confirmed include Youtuber and former Wizard Rocker Alex Carpenter, Julia Thomas of the International Quidditch Association, and Joey Richter (aka Ron Weasley in A Very Potter Musical/Sequel) of Team Starkid, among others.

The location is TBD, but the panel will be on July 15 at 4pm. If you are a Potter fan and were lucky enough to score tickets to SDCC, this is an event you will not want to miss.

Image is a still from a 2008 fan documentary called We Are Wizards, a short film about the Wizard Rock, or Wrock, movement that was inspired by the Potter books and films.

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  1. With a flurry in magical programs such as Charmed, Merlin and
    films like Harry Potter, the world of wizardry and witchcraft is
    growing in popularity. The Characters Appearances. It cannot
    be contested that Harry Potter has enthralled and enchanted
    millions all over the globe.

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