Celebration of Harry Potter: Expo

2018 was a big year for the Expo at the Celebration of Harry Potter. The Expo was housed again in two separate, packed sound stages with plenty of amazing things to do and see.

Among the sound stages were the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London featuring special effects from the movies, the Harry Potter Global Exhibition and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child showcasing costumes, and Hogwarts: A Mystery giving sneak previews of their new mobile game.

Here are a few of my favorite shots and video from the Expo!

 

 

Celebration of Harry Potter: Talent

This year’s film talent included Bonnie Wright, James and Oliver Phelps, Stanislav Ianevski, and Natalia Tena. The group felt very much like a family this year and they were extremely entertaining. The following are quotes from attendees of the Celebration about their favorite moments from the talent:

“Oliver Phelps on what wizarding food to eat on a desert island ‘What’s that bird called…the one that burns, does it lay eggs? It could grill itself. And you’d have a nice fire. This has suddenly got very dark.’”

-Brenda Piontek

 

“When the actors were asked during the public Q&A to sum up their experiences at the Celebration in one word, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) said, “Love”

-Rochelle Kirby (fortheloveofharry.com)

 

“We thought Stanislav was very funny. ‘I’d get sent (to Azkaban) for killing Ron and taking Hermione back. I think Krum is a better choice.’”

-Jennifer Parkes

 

“’Natalia, what house are you? “It changes depending on my mood, the month the day. Right now I’m approaching Slytherin.’”

-Anneke Rose

 

Celebration of Harry Potter: Night Show

Universal Orlando had a preview on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of their new Hogwarts House light show. If you missed it, you can view it here:

 

Celebration of Harry Potter: Group Photo

2018’s Celebration of Harry Potter Group Photo for Simply Potter had a HUGE turnout! Thanks to everybody who showed up- we had so many that we couldn’t get everyone all into one photo!

I have a few separate shots and a video:

If you have any additional photos from the group shoot, please comment them below 😊

 

Celebration of Harry Potter: Simply Potter Painted Rocks

For this year’s celebration, I decided to hide some rocks around the parks! Thanks to everybody who sent back photos of finding the rocks, it was really exciting to find out that they were found. I’ll definitely be doing this again next year.

 

Celebration of Harry Potter: Cosplay

The cosplay at this year’s celebration was simply phenomenal! Here are a few of my personal favorites:

To see a full album of all the cosplays, be sure to click here.

It was so wonderful to meet so many new Potterheads this year! Please share any photos you took below or to the Facebook page! 🙂

 

 

 

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