PotterVerse is happy to announce our fantastic line up of guests from all parts of the Wizarding World. Our guest list will be growing all the way up until our event, so visit potterversecon.com often to see the latest announcements. Unless otherwise noted guests will be at the event for all three days.


Dan Fogler – Jacob Kowalski

Dan will be at the event on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th

Forging an exceptional transition from theater to film & television, Tony award-winning actor DAN FOGLER recently starred in Warner Bros. highly anticipated FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.

Written by JK Rowling, Dan helped launch the five-film franchise series alongside Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in 2016. He just wrapped production on the sequel FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, coming to theaters everywhere Thanksgiving 2018.

His credits include a starring role in Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK, Relativity’s TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, and LOVE HAPPENS opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston. Dan is also very well known for the cult classics BALLS OF FURY and FANBOYS.

On the TV side, Dan’s been featured in ABC’s SECRETS & LIES opposite Ryan Phillippe; and had recurring roles on both THE GOLDBERGS and HANNIBAL. In 2005, Dan won a Tony Award for his performance as ‘William Barfee’ in the Broadway production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Bee”.

Miriam Margolyes – Professor Sprout

Oxford-born actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved renown in both the UK and US, on both stage and screen. Fans may recognize her from films such as Little Shop of Horrors, Yentl, Cold Comfort Farm, and The Age of Innocence, for which she won a BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993. She’s also known to fans of British television for playing Infanta Maria Escalosa, Lady Whiteadder, and Queen Victoria in Blackadder, as well as appearing in Vanity Fair, Cold Comfort Farm, and many others.

Margolyes’s stage career includes performances as Wicked‘s Madame Morrible both in London and on Broadway, London productions of She Stoops to Conquer and Orpheus Descending, and her one-woman show Dickens’ Woman, which was performed at festivals worldwide. In 2015 she premiered her one-woman musical The Importance of Being Miriam on tour across Australia.

In the world of Harry Potter, Margolyes appeared in Chamber of Secrets and Deathly Hallows Pt. II as Professor Sprout, Hogwarts’s Herbology teacher and Head of Hufflepuff House.

More information on her career and current projects can be found at her online portfolio, MiriamMargolyes.com.

Simon Fisher-Becker – The Fat Friar, Hufflepuff House Ghost

Simon Fisher-Becker, Viscount of William & Mona, is an English stage, television and film actor, specializing in comedy and character parts. His more notable roles include Tony Fazackerley in Puppy Love for the BBC, The Hufflepuff House Ghost “The Fat Friar” in the Harry Potter film series, and fan favorite character Dorium Maldovar in series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who.

Jon Campling – Death Eater / Wand Trainer

Born in Yorkshire, England Jon left school at 16 and began an apprenticeship with British Aerospace!

He quickly realised his mistake and quit to retrain as an ACTOR in ’89.

After 3 years at Drama School he spent several years honing his skills on the stages of London & Edinburgh’s fringe theatres & touring as leads in shows like A CLOCKWORK ORANGE & THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Originally going for good guys/romantic roles he quickly realized actors playing bad guys had waaaaaaay more fun and after an image change was cast by Dir David Yates as that iconic, evil, Train Stopping Deatheater in the 7th Harry Potter film.

As a film actor Jon now has over 85 IMBD film credits as a vast array of unique and challenging characters, the most recent being the fabulous KING REGIS in the stunning FINAL FANTASY XV feature KINGSGLAIVE and in the accompanying game. You may also have seen him in a few big commercials inc Specsavers, Ted Baker, Ford & leerdammer.

Always happy to return to Theatre Jon recently toured the UK as King Arthur and spent 2 weeks on the NY fringe in 2017…playing Satan (But don’t let that put you off he is super nice).

In addition to appearing in the films, Jon is also well known for his “wand battle classes”, where he teaches proper technique for wand duels to attendees. Jon also creates his own wand designs, and will have some with him at the event for sale.

keep update with all his shenanigans on twitter @joncampling

Tolga Safer – Igor Karkaroff’s aide

Tolga Safer was born in London, to Cypriot parents. He started acting at the age of 7 in school plays and attended classes at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. Safer has appeared in various TV commercials, several TV episodes of BBC’s Casualty and Doctors and his first main role was in the film “Culture Menace”, a British independent movie. Other notable film credits include Sugarhouse alongside Andy Serkis and Ashley Walters, and Shoot on Sight. In 2017, Safer appeared alongside Dylan O’Brien in CBS Films’ thriller American Assassin.

The character of Igor Karkaroff’s Aide was created especially for Safer by director Mike Newell for the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Trevor Butterfield – Senior Special Effects Technician

Trevor started in the film industry in 1978 and worked on such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark,Flash Gordon and most famously The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi as a background artist. Some of the notable characters Trevor portrayed in those films were an Imperial Officer and a stormtrooper in The Empire Strikes Back and also in Return of the Jedi Trevor portrayed the bounty hunter ‘ Bossk ‘, a stormtrooper, a Calamari warrior, Lieutenant Blount and the Rancor keeper’s assistant Giran .

Soon after working on Return Of The Jedi, Trevor then decided that he wanted to work in Special Effects which was always his main goal, having been lucky enough to work on some big films in that field including Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Aliens and the Harry Potter films. He now also enjoys attending conventions signing autographs especially for the many Star Wars fans who continue to appreciate his work

Featured Panelists and Performers:

Cat Smith
Jessica Moran
John Peel
Dr. Arnold Blumberg
Mikayla Kraft
Sierra Lux-Jurek
Jordan Johnson
Sylvia Lupien
April Waters
Don Linderer
Jessica Comstock
Matt Blum
Shannon Hurley
Jessica Crouse
Christina M. Frey
David Gras
Rob Tucker
Amy Tucker
Ariele Sieling
John Horne
Sebastian Sprague, M.Ed.
Michelle D. Sonnier,

Guests subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments or other reasons.

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