Thursday, July 19, 2007

Muggling Along - Mugglefest Portland!

Well, in case you aren't surrounded by friends and family who are mad about Harry Potter, here's some information about Mugglefest, being held in Portland, Maine, to coincide with the release of the final (?) Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows. I'll be in the James and Lily Potter Memorial Library, a Hogwarts branch of the Portland Public Library, working to set up Friday morning and then until 4:00pm! The Library will be a "quiet" area where folks can chill out in between having fits about all the coolness that's been set up for attendees of the festival. Watch out for the two-headed snake!

WHAT: MuggleFest
WHEN: July 20 to July 21, 2007 -- Friday 1 p.m. - Sat. 1 a.m.
WHERE: Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101

Wizards and Muggles alike can celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in J. K. Rowling’s spectacular series. Ride the Hogwarts Express (also known as the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad) to join your fellow Harry fans in a re-creation of Diagon Alley, the street where wizards meet (and shop!). Sample a Chocolate Frog, try out a wand or a wizard’s cape, and enjoy games, roving actors, and music -- and pick up the new Harry Potter book as the clock strikes midnight! Fri. 1 p.m. - Sat. 1 a.m.; $12 (event is now SOLD OUT!). Parking off-site.

This event promises to be a huge lot of fun, especially for those of us who would really love a trip down Diagon Alley, packed with purveyors of magic goods and sundries, for ourselves.

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