Full Harry Potter Celebration Schedule Released
Universal Orlando Resort released the full schedule for the 2017 Harry Potter Celebration. You can find the schedule on their web site by using this link. Universal started doing the Harry Potter Celebration in 2014 and it has since become an annual event, growing in size each year. This year is no exception. The addition of more events and vendors caused the event to expand into both Soundstages 21 and 33.
This years’ event will be held on January 27 through January 29.
New Wizarding World Companion Books Released
New tie-in books from Scholastic, Insight Editions, and Candlewick are slated for release in early 2017. Among them is a Hogwarts yearbook, magical artifacts coloring book, a creature light production book and a sequel to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places.
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Magical Film Projections: Creatures – Pre-order by using this link
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume Two: Curious Creatures – Pre-order by using this link
Harry Potter Magical Artifacts Poster Coloring Book – Pre-order by using this link
Harry Potter: Hogwarts: A Cinematic Yearbook – Pre-order by using this link
Evanna Lynch Announces Break From Conventions
Evanna Lynch announced she will be taking a break from convention appearances so she can focus on being an artist. The announcement came via her official Instagram account. Lynch, who portrayed Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, frequently attends conventions and other Harry Potter events. She states she has been using her fame from the Harry Potter series as a safety net over the past decade and that she feels stuck in her 18 year old self. Lynch has already committed to two conventions in 2017 before she calls it quits.
My 💘 @officialandel who is an actual fountain of joy, fun and wisdom and snarky comebacks. Thank you for keeping me spangly and reminding me why I’m here and inspiring some new intentions… I’m going to take a break from conventions after the other two I’ve committed to this year because I need to push myself as an artist more. Sometimes life gives you an easy route that dulls your appetite for chasing your dreams and you become inhibited by fear of what lays beyond comfort and safety. That for me has been living off the world I inhabited a decade ago. It’s a blessing to have a safety net and while it’s possible to maintain safety and chaos together I believe I need insecurity to light a fire under my scared little artist’s ass. I’m different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today. I feel like I’m stuck in my 18 year old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say. I’m writing it down for myself to acknowledge and to remind myself to not be held back by fear of discovering my inabilities and inadequacies as an actor and human. What is there to lose anymore by being relentlessly optimistic about the future? I have run out of excuses and want to follow my heart wholeheartedly rather than my fear… 🙏🏻