Have your broomsticks and wands at the ready because Dublin’s annual Wizard Con will be in town once again this May.
For the third year running the RDS will play host to this magical convention which celebrates all things Harry Potter. This year’s Wizard Con is due to take place on May 21st and 22nd with tickets on sale now. All profits from the volunteer-run event will be donated to Barnardos, Dogs Trust and Pieta House.
As per usual, attendees can expect a jam-packed schedule of actor Q&As, a carnival, tattoos, live entertainment and other wizard-themed attractions.
Founder of Wizard Con Melissa Hayward recently explained in an interview with Dublin Live what Potter fans can expect from this year’s convention: "We have different classes like dark arts and herbology.
"There's the Dublin Wizard Con House Choir which is powerful, and Magical Creatures where there are live owls and people giving talks about them.
"We have Q&As and talks with some of the actors from the films. Some of them will be there in person and some will be there via Zoom.
"We're still revealing a lot of the actors. This year, it's looking like we have Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double.
"We'll have Percy Weasley who will hopefully be hosting." Well if that ain’t a Potterhead’s fantasy we don’t know what is!
She added: "In Harry Potter if you're a dark wizard, you have a tattoo. We'll have a tattoo artist there doing real tattoos and then for the underage wizards, we have transfer tattoos."
Fans can expect to be transported into the fantastical world of the famous franchise as the event promises to "transform the RDS into Hogwarts for the weekend".
Melissa said: "A lot of people say it's like arriving in Hogwarts. We've had people cry because it's overwhelming. When you walk in the door, we have all the sets from the films.
You can nab a ticket for Wizard Con Dublin here for €25 for a child or €35 for an adult.
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Topics: Ireland, Harry Potter