This month is perfect for one of my favorite fandoms. Not only is July the month of Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthday but I will be immersing myself with the magic of Harry Potter all month long!
I am fortunate enough to be attending Leviosa this month. Leviosa is a Harry Potter and YA lit convention occurring on July 7, 2016 - July 10, 2016 located in Las Vegas. And yes, this is happening next week!!! I can so stoked that I am going to be flying out to Vegas and will be in a hotel fill with Potterheads and YA lit lovers! It's the best of two worlds combined! Leviosa has 6 programming tracks which include academic, fandom, creativity, slash & queer track, YA lit and a writing track. Leviosa invited a lot of amazing guests such as Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Roshani Chokshi, Alexandra Bracken, Draco and the Malfoys, Sasha Alsberg and more. For the complete special guest list, please click here. I will be doing a recap of the event sometime after the event. Definitely check it out!
If you are a huge fan of Harry Potter and have never been to a Harry Potter convention, I would highly suggest MISTI-Con which will be held in Laconia, NH on May 18, 2017 - May 22, 2017. This is one of my favorite conventions to attend. The conventions usually take place every two years. 2017's theme will be "Coming Home," which represents a celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter fandom. You can check out my MISTI-Con 2015 recaps here: Day 1 and Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and 5.
For those who haven't been keeping tabs about the upcoming Harry Potter news, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be premiered on July 30th in London and the play script book on July 31st. I am totally pumped to attend a midnight release party to get my hands on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. There will definitely be a recap of the release party sometime in August. I am hoping to devour "the eighth book" once I get my hands on it.
Also, Ilvermorny has a back story now on Pottermore! If you're active on Pottermore, definitely get sorted into a house! I am not only a Ravenclaw, but I am also a Thunderbird. Can I be a Thunderclaw now? Information about Ilvermorny will help shape Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. For those who don't know, Ilvermorny is located on Mount Greyock in Massachusetts. I happen to live in Massachusetts and I am proud to live near Ilvermorny! This summer I will be less than an hour away from the Berkshires and will be super close to Ilvermorny.
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Are you a big Harry Potter fan? If so, what do you have planned for Harry Potter July? If you're not a big fan, what fandoms do you like? Do you ever attend conventions or do anything to spread your love for a fandom?