“The Crimes of Grindlewald” Will Soon Be Revealed!

Reminder: (Re)Generation Who is just a few days away! If you’re a Doctor Who fan and love the PotterVerse style, come join us in Baltimore next weekend! We’ll be welcoming Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and many more actors, writers, and creatives from across the Whoniverse! Visit the site to find out more.


While we’ve had our noses to the grindstone preparing for our sister event next week, the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2 has only gone and dropped! Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander is off to Paris, surrounded by new beasts, new characters… and an extremely dapper Jude Law as a young Dumbledore.

The teaser trailer, shared on the Warner Bros. Pictures YouTube Channel:

Knowing our attendees, there are probably already theories and cosplay ideas bubbling up. Want to discuss them? Join our Facebook discussion group to chat with fellow attendees and congoers! It’s also a regular repository for con news and updates, so you’ll be the first to find out what’s happening.

And if you haven’t registered for 2018 yet, you can do so right now! The gears are turning for guest and programming announcements — and registered attendees get all the news first. Don’t miss out!


LOOKING BACK: We Can’t Believe It’s Not Potter!

Once the Main Events room converts to dance party mode and the little ones are in bed, the panel rooms kick off a new round of fun! After-hours panels at Onezumi Events cons consist of everything from game shows to live podcast recordings. And for Harry Potter fans who like a laugh, Tangent Artists had just the thing.

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Potter!” was PotterVerse’s version of a British-style panel show, hosted by Dave Seidman-Joria and paneled by Monica Marier and Kara Dennison. The pair’s knowledge of J.K. Rowling’s work would not come in handy here at all, though… as the questions were all about knock-off books from around the world.

Seriously, there was no way for anyone to know that there was a book in which the Dursleys were aghast because Dudley had started dating a belly dancer, or that Hogwarts’ biggest threat in Harry Potter and the Filler of Big was the student body turning into wooden stools.

The panel included dramatic readings of select passages. And in case you’re worried about fanfic being made fun of, rest easy: no fanfiction written by humans was mocked during this panel.

Fanfiction by computers, however? Well, that was a field day.

The evening closed out with samples of fanfic titles and summaries created via word-level recurrent network, courtesy of research scientist Janelle Shane. We’re personally a big fan of the one where Harry is a wizard, a wizard, a wizard, and a son.

Want to experience fun panels like these? Register for PotterVerse 2 now! Our event brings major guests, wizard parties, and fan programming into a format sized especially for families and con-goers who like a more personal experience.

And if you’re also a Doctor Who fan, be sure to join us for (Re)Generation Who next month! Our sister event is welcoming Doctors Peter Capaldi, Peter Davison, and Colin Baker, as well as actors and creators from all across the Whoniverse. Tickets are selling fast, so join us while you can!


“Harry Potter” Is Officially the Best-Selling Book Series in History!



Prepare to be… you know… wildly unsurprised. Your favorite book series is now officially the best-selling book series ever.

The seven books that chronicle boy wizard Harry Potter, as well as the series’s multiple spinoffs and source books, now clock in at more than half a billion copies moved worldwide. According to a report from SyFy Wire, that puts it in the record books as history’s #1 series. The collected library rides comfortably alongside total copies sold of the classic Don Quixote.

The numbers knock other classics like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings out of the park numbers-wise. However, the best-selling single volume in history still remains the Bible, at 6 billion strong and growing.

Want to show your love for this amazing series? Come to the second year of PotterVerse! Plans are underway for an amazing guest list and series of panels that cover all aspects of the wizarding world. Register now and get the best price for you and your family!


Andrew Lincoln Tells Us “Stuff and Things” About Quidditch in New Audiobook



For those wanting to immerse themselves in the world of Harry Potter but with less reading time than desired, there are always audiobooks — and Pottermore is working with Audible to put out some classic titles from the Hogwarts Library! First up, and coming very soon, you can verse yourself on the history of every wizard and witch’s favorite sport.


Quidditch Through the Ages will be coming to Audible this spring, in plenty of time for your summer road trips (to PotterVerse, maybe?) The book will be read by Andrew Lincoln, known across the US as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead.

You can preorder the book now for $14.95, or get it free with a 30-day trial.

So how does Quidditch captain Oliver Wood (Sean Biggerstaff) feel about the choice?


Fair enough.

Want more Hogwarts fun this summer? Register for PotterVerse now! Our fan-favorite, history-making event will be back again this August with more guests, more panels, and more family programming for you to share with fellow fans!


Hogwarts in the Palm of Your Hand: A New “Harry Potter” Game!



If you (like us!) have been wishing an owl would arrive to drop off your Hogwarts acceptance letter… well, you don’t have much longer to wait! Warner Bros. and Jam City Games are collaborating to put the Wizarding World in the palm of your hands this year, thanks to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

The game will let you create your own witch or wizard and attend Hogwarts as contemporaries of Bill Weasley and Nymphadora Tonks. You’ll be able to choose pets, go to class, duel with friends, and apparently even form relationships with fellow students! Check out the trailer for what has been revealed so far:

Hogwarts Mystery is the first title under the newly-formed Portkey Games, which will be devoted to creating gaming experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

The game is  not yet playable, but the official website is open. Much more about the games — such as whether it will be free to play with in-app purchases or paid up-front — is still unknown. But you can “pre-register” for the app on their website to stay up-to-date with the latest news. We have… will you?

We can’t wait to see what it’s like being a wizard in the world of Hogwarts… and in the meantime, we’re bringing a bit of the wizarding world to Maryland! Register now for PotterVerse 2, and be ready for news on guest announcements, programming, and more!


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


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.


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.


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!

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