12
Jan

Check Out the Scottish Apartment Every “Harry Potter” Fan Will Love

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Here at PotterVerse, we pride ourselves on being an ideal getaway for Harry Potter fans. But we’ve gotta admit that this Hogwarts-themed Edinburgh apartment probably (probably) has us beat.

Canongate Luxury Apartment underwent huge renovations to become the fans’ dream getaway that it is now, but you’d never know it was once anything but Potter chic. Every room in the house is decorated to be evocative of a setting from the series, from Gryffindor’s common room to Platform 9 3/4.

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You can snooze in a cozy bedroom decked out to look like a carriage on the Hogwarts Express, complete with a model just outside (and no noisy rattling). There are also several pieces in the house that once belonged to J.K. Rowling herself, like a giant mirror with a frame made from an old railing.

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If you’re looking for specific scenes from the films or books, though, you won’t exactly find them here. The owner didn’t want the rooms to look like copies of the set — rather, decor and props bring you the feel of the series. It’s a great way to experience and get closer to the material — especially considering many of the items have been found from locations around the world!

Staying in the house will cost you a little over $200/night, with prices fluctuating depending on the time of year. But if you’re ever in Scotland and want a trip to remember with your family, it could be worth it!

Be sure to check out their official site for bookings, and Digital Spy’s article on the apartment for more photos!

Can’t make it to Scotland? We’re still here for you this August! PotterVerse 2 will be taking place in Rockville at our new hotel. Register now and be ready for our guest and panel announcements as they happen!


07
Jan

Hotel Room Block Now Open!

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Looking for a way to make the most of your magical trip? Don’t miss a moment of PotterVerse — stay with us at the con hotel!

This year, we’ll be holding PotterVerse at the Bethesda North Marriott in Rockville. Attendees can get a special room rate of $159/night using our special room registration page. Get your room early and have your trip all planned!

And if you don’t have a car, you’re still in luck: the hotel is less than 1/4 mile from the subway station, and a short Uber or Lyft ride (3.7 miles) from the train station!

Make sure to register now and grab you room at the same time!

 


05
Jan

PotterVerse in the Press!

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PotterVerse hit big during its first year, and we were privileged to have NPR on site reporting from the event!

Hidden Brain host Shankar Vedantam interviewed several of our attendees about their choice of Hogwarts House, and what identifying as a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin meant to them. The interview was part of a 50-minute feature on personality tests — what they are, and what they say about who you are vs. who you can become.

You can listen to the episode and read the accompanying article on the NPR website. Click here for a transcript.

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Want to be part of next year’s sorting and shenanigans? Registrations are now open for PotterVerse 2! Register now to get the best price for you and your family. Guest announcements will be forthcoming, so don’t miss out!


04
Jan

The Magic Returns! PotterVerse 2 Comes to MD This August!

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We’re officially back for our second year!

PotterVerse 2 will be taking place this summer, August 17-19, at the Bethesda North Marriott in Rockville, MD. We’ll be announcing guests very soon, but you can register right now!

Adult tickets are $80 for the full weekend, with VIP add-ons also available. A full price breakdown is available in our FAQ.

If you’re interested in participating as a vendor or panelist, we’ve got sign-ups open for that, too!

>> Register for Vendor Room

>> Register for Artist Alley

>> Register for or Suggest Programming

Want to stay updated on the event and let your friends know where you’re going? RSVP to our Facebook event to let everyone know you’ll be coming back to Maryland for more magic!

More updates will be rolled out as we get closer to the event — including guest signings, programming, and more! Register now to make sure you’re on board for all the fun!


01
Jan

PotterVerse Returns ~ Join Us Jan. 4 for the Big Date Reveal!

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Before PotterVerse 1 even ended, you came to us asking if there’d be another. And at the time, we weren’t sure. We wanted to have an answer for you so much. But we didn’t have all the info we needed to make a promise.

Until now.

PotterVerse will be back for a second year! And we’re dropping the date, venue, and opening registration on January 4 (this Thursday) at 6 pm Eastern. We’ll also be opening applications for Panels, Vendor Room, and Artist Alley at this time.

Want to be among the first to get the news? RSVP to our Facebook event and you’ll be alerted right away when the news comes out. Remember, RSVPing to the date reveal event is not the same as RSVPing for the event itself — you’re not under any obligation to go anywhere. All you have to do check your notifications.

Remember: this Thursday, 6 PM Eastern!

And if you’re a Doctor Who fan looking for something to do this spring, check out our sister event, (Re)Generation Who! Tickets are currently at their best price — so if you want to meet Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Michelle Gomez, Rachel Talalay, and many more guests from across the Whoniverse, hop on over and register now!

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