The Wonderful Weekend of Wizardry brings an innovative & immersive wizarding school for all ages that channels the love of Harry Potter fans into an unforgettable adventure.
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The Wonderful Weekend of Wizardry (WoW) is a non-profit organization inspired by the world of Harry Potter celebrating its second year in operation as an immersive experience. Thanks to sponsors Crescent Moon Gifts & Wyrd Leather & Mead this year, WoW will offer a unique approach to fan conventions with the rental of an entire college campus available to the event, complete with dorms and classrooms. During the last weekend of May, this event will set off the summer months in a magical style.
In our first year, December 6-9, 2018, the Main event was located at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. We had an impressive turnout, positive feedback, and an overall very magical experience. With celebrity sightings including the likes of Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter Franchise), Stan Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and the Puffs play members, they welcomed the attendees into a personal wizarding world. The Hotel Murano was transformed into a magical Christmas Holiday Castle. Each level of the hotel featured different areas of the castle including a Great Hall that transitioned into a Holiday Ball.
For WoW’s second year, we are renting out the campus of the University of Puget Sound to bring this event to the next level. Unlike any other Harry Potter convention, we provide a unique experience from the rest with a brick building campus, classrooms and dormitories. Immersive wizarding classes include Potions, Herbology, Astronomy, Magical Creatures and more. Aside from the traditional wizarding school, we will also feature special activities such as an Opening Ceremony, Wizard themed Pub Crawl, Under the Crescent Moon Dance and Tea Reading sessions. We will also feature other indoor and outdoor activities such as panels on cosplay and Harry Potter theories, Trivia Competitions, Starlux Wand Dueling & Wizards
& Werewolves light up games, Quidditch game, Wizard Escape Room, and crafts for a range of all ages, all weekend long!
WoW’s decorations are what bring the magical ambiance to our events. We pride ourselves on having unique, mostly hand-crafted and wizard-inspired décor. Our decorations team works tirelessly for months before the event to create the minute details that add to the overall experience. This year’s University location will feature areas inspired by the franchise such a wizard shopping district, Dark Forest, Wizard Pub and more. WoW’s original art pieces have been created by our featured artist, Hailie Christenson, or artwork by Rob Carlos and web & design by Brandi Torres. The entire event is staffed by volunteers who dedicate thousands of collective hours to the main event as well as mini-events.
We invite you to visit our site to purchase tickets here: weekendofwizardry.com/main-event
About Wonderful Weekend of Wizardry
In our second year, we will feature a magical experience for all passionate witch and wizards inspired by the story of Harry Potter and his adventures. Visit weekendofwizardry.com to learn more about our Main Event, see photos of past events and more.
**Disclaimer, as not to be hauled off to Azkaban- "The Weekend of Wizardry is an immersive fan event, and is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers and/or J.K. Rowling and her representatives and/or Universal. HARRY POTTER, characters, names, and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR."