MuggleNet Live! announces support of J.K. Rowling’s Lumos

MuggleNet is proud to announce the sole charitable beneficiary for MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, which takes place in London on April 18, 2015, as Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling that aims to end the institutionalization of children around the world.

When we set out to create our own kind of Harry Potter fan gathering, we knew we wanted the event to be about more than celebrities and autographs. While those can be a fun and flashy part of any convention, we wanted to focus more on the true spirit of the Harry Potter fandom – love and giving. That’s why we are so excited to announce our support of Lumos and how we hope to make Expo Patronum an event that will not only be an amazing experience for fans but will also benefit children who desperately need our help.

Founded by J.K. Rowling, Lumos is an international charity that works to end the institutionalization of millions of children around the world, placed in so-called “orphanages,” separated from their families often as a result of poverty, disability, and a lack of access to services that help keep vulnerable families together. In the last four years, the charity has supported the move of more than 12,000 children from harmful institutions to families or supported independent living, saved a further 644 children suffering from malnutrition, severe neglect, or lack of access to medical treatment, and trained more than 17,000 people on the issues, ranging from social workers and medical professionals, to civil servants and policy makers. Most recently Lumos launched its #LetsTalkLumos campaign, in a bid to further raise the profile of their cause on a global scale.

Lumos will be the sole charitable beneficiary of any charitable proceeds from the event, including the profits from our Lumos Charity Photo Booth and other special events that are currently in the works and will be announced soon.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at this unique event! Stay up to date by visiting the MuggleNet Live! website or following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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MuggleNet.com to support J.K. Rowling charity with live fan event

The World’s Largest Harry Potter fansite reveals Lumos will be the sole charitable beneficiary of MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum

London, UK, 12 January 2015: MuggleNet.com, the World’s #1 Harry Potter fansite, has today announced it will be raising funds for J.K. Rowling founded charity, Lumos, at its first convention, MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, taking place on Saturday 18 April 2015 at London’s Excel Centre Platinum Suites.

Tickets for the event are currently still available and can be purchased here: http://live.mugglenet.com/tickets/

Founded by J.K. Rowling, Lumos is an international non-governmental organisation working to end the institutionalisation of children around the world. In the last four years, the charity has supported the move of more than 12,000 children from harmful institutions to families or supported independent living, saved a further 644 children suffering from malnutrition, severe neglect or a lack of access to medical treatment, and trained more than 17,000 people on the issues, ranging from social workers and medical professionals, to civil servants and policy makers. Most recently Lumos launched its #LetsTalkLumos campaign, in a bid to further raise the profile of their cause on a global scale.

MuggleNet.com hopes that with the combined effort of donations and MuggleNet Live! attendees, they will be able to contribute a worthwhile donation to the Lumos cause.

MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum will be the first event of its kind for the website, bringing fans together to celebrate the Potter series past, present, and future. To be hosted in the Excel Centre Platinum Suites, the event will host guest panels, signings, photo booths, and exciting exhibitions featuring cast and crew. As well as discussing the series, the event will be an opportunity for fans to discover more about the current projects that the talented cast and crew are working on. Special guests currently include Potter actors Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Doctor Who, Willow), Jessie Cave (Pride, Glue), Anna Schafer (Hollyoaks, Glue) and Chris Rankin (Atlantis). More guests and programming details will be announced in the upcoming months.

Commenting on the event, Emerson Spartz, CEO of Spartz Inc. and founder of MuggleNet.com, said: “The MuggleNet Live! convention is situated at the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with Harry Potter cast and crew members, and the entire Wizarding World fandom.”

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For more information or to apply for press accreditation, please contact Claire Furner: claire@staff.mugglenet.com.

Event Details

Date: 18th April 2015
Times: 10am – 6pm
Ticket price: £100
Location: The Platinum Suites, Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

MuggleNet.com

MuggleNet was founded on October 1, 1999 by then 12-year old prodigy, Emerson Spartz. For 15 years the site has been the number one source of Harry Potter news for fans all over the world, with reach to 216 countries and territories and over 7.3 million viewers yearly. MuggleNet was bestowed a Fan Site award by Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling in 2004 stating, “It’s high time I paid homage to the mighty MuggleNet.”

Recently celebrating its 15th anniversary, MuggleNet.com is the leading fan resource for news and events taking within the Harry Potter community, covering everything from the book and film releases, upcoming cast projects, to the latest fandom happenings. Over the years MuggleNet has interviewed Author J.K. Rowling, as well as Producer David Heyman, visited the film sets, exclusively revealed artwork, and much more. The site currently reaches more than 2 million individuals a month and is part of Spartz, Inc.

Spartz Inc.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chicago, Spartz Inc. is one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers. Spartz brands have over 20 million followers on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Our websites make it easy to create and share content so others can learn, laugh, and feel inspired. The Spartz Network, including OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and MuggleNet, attracts 100 million readers monthly across dozens of websites, mobile sites, and apps.

Lumos

To find out more about Lumos visit www.wearelumos.org.

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