What is PotterVerse?

PotterVerse is a 3 day convention that celebrates the works of J.K. Rowling and the fantasy world started with the Harry Potter series of books. Over the course of the three days of the event there will be panels on a range of topics related to the works, appearances by actors and others who’ve worked on the movie series and associated works, opportunities to get photo ops or autographs with the cast of the films, and other fun events for the whole family.

Please note PotterVerse is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, or any other copyright entity associated with the book or movie series, and does not represent or present itself as such. We’re fans who bring people together.

When Does the Con Start and End?
PotterVerse 2 takes place August 17-19th 2018. It starts at noon on Friday August 17th and ends at 5pm on August 19th.

Where is PotterVerse 2 being held?
PotterVerse 2 takes place at the Bethesda North Marriott located at 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852 USA

Can You Come to the Event for Just One Day?

Yes, you can buy a one day registration for any of the days of the event, or of course buy a full weekend registration to come all three event days.

What does standard registration give you access to?

Standard registration (either daily or full weekend) gets you access to all panels and non-VIP exclusive events during the convention. You also have access to the Vendor room, Artist Alley, and guest tables. You also have access to autographs or photo ops with the guests (additional fees apply to receiving the actual items). The only events not covered by standard registration is our Special Event “The Wizard’s Council“, which is a separate special registration tier that is a limited seating meet and greet with the guests, and our VIP exclusive meet up “Houses” party, which requires level 2 or above of VIP addon to attend.

Do You Have to Reserve A Hotel Room to Attend the Event?

No, you don’t need to stay at the hotel to attend the event. You can come to the event on any day, or all weekend, and commute to the event without staying overnight at the hotel.

What is your refund policy?
PotterVerse will refund regular attendee registrations up to 2 weeks before the event date. After that point no refund will be given. Artist Alley registrations can be refunded up until 2 weeks before the event date, and Vendor Registrations 4 weeks before the event date.

I Pre-Registered for the Con, Where do I get my Badge? Should I have received a ticket by mail?
We do not send out tickets, badges or registrations by mail. You should have received an email confirmation at the time of registration, but that’s all that gets sent out. Pre-Registered attendees only need to stop by our Pre-reg pick up table and present legal ID to get their badge and other con materials. This table is located with the rest of our registration set up on the main event floor of the hotel.

I Pre-Purchased a Photo Op or Autograph Signing, What do I do to get those?
All you need to do to redeem your pre-purchased Autograph signings or Photo Ops is to go to the guest’s table (for signings) or the Photo Ops room (for Photos) and show your ID. They will have you listed and will redeem your pre-purchase.

What are the rules for Photo Ops?
Each pre-purchased Photo Op is for a photo with the specific guest and can’t be used for photos with multiple guests combined. The total number of people who can be in any one Photo Op is 2 adults, with up to 2 children in addition. Complete info is on our Autograph and Photo Ops Page.

What are Vendor Room Hours?
Vendor Room Hours:

Friday: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday; 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm

* VIP level attendees gain access to the Vendors Room 30 minutes early on all three days.

When is Registration Open?
Onsite Registration Hours:

Friday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM

How do I register?
The form is located here at https://potterversecon.com/registration/register-for-potterverse/.

Should I book a room at the hotel?
Yes! We have set up a special room rate of $159/night at our event venue for our con attendees. Please go to our location page for up to date info.

Is PotterVerse family friendly?

Yes, absolutely! As with all events put on by Onezumi Events, PotterVerse is a family-friendly convention. Our regular programming is suitable for general audiences (and should we ever run 18+ panels, they will be clearly marked, run after hours, and IDs checked at the door). We even have a full children’s programming track with crafts and projects for families to share! We also have plenty of safeties in place to make any of our events a great “first con” for kids.

How Much does it cost to attend PotterVerse?

Early Pre-registration for PotterVerse is $80 for the Full Weekend for ages 13+. Closer to the date of the event it will increase to $90, and at door will be $100.

The Wizard’s Council is a special meet and greet event held at the event, and costs $125 per person–this includes Adults and Children (5-12). Children 5 and under may attend the Wizard’s Council with an Parent/Guardian registration for that event, but will need to be seated with the Parent/Guardian and will not have their own seat. Children (5-12) MUST have at least one Adult/Guardian who also has a special Wizard’s Council registration to attend the Special Event–they may not attend the Special Event on their own.

Other registration costs are:

Child (5-12) – $ 30.00
Child (under 5) – $ 0.00
Friday Only Adult (13+) – $ 50.00
Saturday Only Adult (13+) – $ 65.00
Sunday Only Adult (13+) – $ 55.00

What are your VIP levels and what do they cost?


Level 1: $50
An additional VIP badge (with different artwork), early access to dealer room, a special limited edition artwork print, and a Special Limited Edition Con VIP T-Shirt (different design from the regular con t-shirt).

Level 2: $85
Level 1 perks plus an Invite to a special “House” party on Saturday night.

Level 3: $125
Level 1 & 2 perks plus Main Event Room Front of House Reserved Seating Area Access. (see the guests up close during panels in our main panel room)

Can I just purchase a VIP level and attend those events without a general Event Registration?

No, VIP levels are an addon to an existing registration to the event (Daily or Full Weekend). You must have a registration to the event to attend any programming that happens at the event. In the case of events that take place on a particular day, you must be registered for that day, or full weekend, to attend things on that day.

How Do I pre-order a regular Con T-shirt or pre-order autographs and photo ops?
You can order those items, and any others ones that are offered on our store page listed under the Registration page header. Please use the same name and email address used for your registration when ordering those items.

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