Event Will Feature New Content at the Harry Potter Expo Along With New Panels Featuring Harry Potter Creative Talent Jany Temime, John Richardson, Paul Harris, Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina, Among Others
Orlando, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. revealed more details about A Celebration of Harry Potter – the three-day fan event that will feature exciting experiences from across the Wizarding World on January 26-28, 2018.
This year, returning fan-favorite Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will attend the magical event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, joining previously announced film talent Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.
This year, the panels will feature new creative talent including the award-winning costume designer behind the last six Harry Potter films Jany Tamime and the Special Effects Supervisor for all eight Harry Potter films John Richardson. Guests will also be able to see returning fan-favorites and graphic and prop designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films and of Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.
At this year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter, guests will be able to see new content in immersive exhibits at the Harry Potter Expo. Expo participants will include: MinaLima, Pottermore, Scholastic, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. More details will be revealed at a later date.
HARRY POTTER EXPO (Universal Studios Florida theme park)
The Harry Potter Expo will be open to guests throughout the weekend and include the following booths and exhibits that will give guests an up-close look into the stories they love from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER PANELS (Islands of Adventure theme park)
Panels and Q&A sessions will feature Harry Potter film and creative talent. Admission into panels and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
NEW: Graphic Design for Film: Creating Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, founders of the graphic design studio MinaLima, will share insights into their role as graphic designers for the Harry Potter film series, specifically referencing Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes to describe the process of developing the design of the shop from book to screen. Additionally, they will discuss their broader experience designing The Wizarding World from publishing to their involvement in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
NEW: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – Discover behind-the-scenes secrets with award winning Special Effects Supervisor, John Richardson
For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is bringing John Richardson to A Celebration of Harry Potter to share his personal stories from working on the all eight Harry Potter films. In this panel, guests will discover how flying broomsticks, floating candles, fire-breathing dragons, wand explosions and more were created on set.
NEW: The Magic of Costumes in Harry Potter
Guests can join Jany Temime, the award-winning costume designer behind the last six Harry Potter films and exhibition curator Eddie Newquist, who will discuss the importance of costumes in the Harry Potter films and how specific pieces will continue to leave a lasting impression.
More details about A Celebration of Harry Potter will be revealed at a later date. Guests will have access to Universal Orlando’s attractions throughout the weekend, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
Access to A Celebration of Harry Potter is included with regular theme park admission or with an annual or seasonal pass. Certain activities are first-come, first-served. Exclusive event vacation packages are also available for purchase and include special benefits and reserved sections for the panels and demonstrations.
For more information about the event, tickets and available exclusive event vacation packages, click here.
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