Thank You for Coming to Baltimore, Maryland’s Harry Potter Fan Convention!

Hi all!

PotterVerse founder and Showrunner Oni Hartstein here.

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Hello!!! And thank you for attending the first-ever PotterVerse to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the books. We love conventions of all sizes, but take pride in being a boutique-style event that doesn’t push people through quickly and allows you to have meaningful interactions with our guests.

We use this format for all of our events – the next one being the (Re)Generation Who Doctor Who Convention this March in this very same venue. The biggest thing that happened this year is that our Children’s Program expanded from one room in a floor to an ENTIRE FLOOR.








And all kinda of silliness happened throughout the weekend:

We are so happy you could join us this year to make this our most successful event ever at over 2250 people in attendance. When I started this organization 7 years ago, my goal was to put a personal touch on fandom while welcoming families of all shapes, sizes, and colors to our family. I truly believe that art, silliness, and fandom save lives. They inspire people to pursue education, be better, help others, and contribute to our global communities. We’ve created a big family through our staff and attendees and I am so proud of what we have accomplished as a team.

I am so happy that we could do this together. Thank you so much.

A decision has not yet been made regarding if there will be a PotterVerse 2. We will announce that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, register to join us at (Re)Generation Who 4 at this very same venue this March.


It’s Almost Time! At-Door Registration, Local Info, and More for PotterVerse

The first-ever PotterVerse is just two days away, and the first of the Onezumi Events team are about to descend on Baltimore. The con opens its gates Friday at noon — so to make sure you’re ready, here are a few last-minute reminders.


Forgot to Register? You Can Still Get in!

We’ve had an amazing pre-reg turnout, but we’ve still got room for you if you haven’t bought your badge yet! Badge prices are on the reg page — also note you can still buy VIP Tier 1 status, which gets you a limited-edition print and access to our House Party with your fellow VIPs. (VIP Tiers 2-5 are now closed for 2017.)

Registration will be open at the following times:

Friday: 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm


Watch Out for Runners!

Sunday morning, Baltimore will be hosting the 9/11 Race to Remember. This means that many roads usually accessible may be blocked off for participants. Check out the map to make sure your drive won’t be affected if you’re commuting to or from the event!


Use Your Badge for Discounts!

Baltimore’s Show Your Badge program entitles you to discounts on food, transport, and more! Check out our list of participating businesses and bring your badge with you to save on your family weekend.

And don’t forget, the Ripley’s Museum will be offering half off to anyone with a PotterVerse badge! (They’ll also be at our event, showing off some of their unbelievable curiosities.)


Pick Up Your Merch!

If you got T-shirts or VIP goods, be sure to go to the merchandise table (G1 and G2 in the Vendor Room) to pick up your goodies! If you didn’t order a regular con shirt and want one, we will have limited numbers of popular sizes available for sale.


Follow Us on Social Media!

We’ll be using our Facebook and Twitter to keep attendees updated on late-breaking news, announcements, and changes where necessary. Follow us there to keep track of what’s on at the con. We might also be sharing some of our own photos and behind-the-scenes antics!


Further information can be found in our FAQ.

Can’t wait to see you all this weekend!


Spark Your Creativity with Our Intervention Track!

Got a creative project you want to get off the ground? Want to learn how to be a better writer or artist? Just need some tips on getting your work out there? Join us for our educational track this year at PotterVerse!

Based on the philosophy of Intervention, Onezumi Events’ very first event, these panels bring together guests and local creatives to intervene in fans’ lives and inspire creativity. Whether you’re a budding creator with a plot bunny, a trained artist who wants an audience, or just love to learn, we’ll have something for you!

Just a handful of the panels on offer:

The Magic Behind Your Creative Marketing Work: Con chair Oni Hartstein is bringing back her marketing panel! A modern marketing magician, Oni deals with major companies on a daily basis, helping them elevate their own businesses. She’s taken what she knows and turned it into a plan that works for indie creators and small businesses. Learn how to optimize your social media, get your work out, and make people care about the things you love to do! Sunday, 11 am, Panels Room 1

Make Your Book: How to Self-Publish and Self-Market Without Dying: Want to publish your own book, but aren’t happy with the printing or pricing plans offered by “easy” third-party services? The team behind the light novel series Owl’s Flower did everything themselves — from formatting to printing to marketing — and they’re here to share their learning experience with you! Find out how to maintain complete control over your creative work without pulling your hair out in the process. Attendees also get a handy guide to helpful links and programs and a piece of limited-edition Owl’s Flower/PotterVerse collaboration art! Saturday, 5 pm, Panels Room 2

World-Building: From the Ground Up: Fantasy writer John Peel heads up a panel of creatives to discuss one of the toughest parts of writing: world-building. Learn about the challenges of creating the setting that will be populated by your characters, and hear how others have done it (and what they’ve learned) in their own careers. You might even get a spark of an idea for your own work while you’re there! Saturday, 3 pm, Panels Room 1

Check out our Programming Schedule for a list of everything available to our attendees!

Onezumi Events is proud to continue offering education in creativity and the arts through these panels and more. And your attendance and purchase of merchandise helps us continue to fund education just like this for families in the mid-Atlantic. If you haven’t already, consider registering to join us next weekend and take part for yourself!

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