Harry Potter to lead Dark Arts demonstration at Expo Patronum

Witches and wizards from all around the globe are continuing to gather at Hogwarts for Dumbledore’s Army Live! Expo Patronum. The ministry has had to call in extra security and the convention organizers have offered free admission for those who can spare a little time to volunteer. Quite a good deal if you ask me, what with all the booths and activities that are going to take place over the next two days. You’re not going to want to miss a single magical second!

As if you needed another reason to attend this convention, the Boy-Who-Lived, himself, will be leading a Dark Arts defense demonstration later this evening, along with fellow Aurors from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and a few members of Dumbledore’s Army.

Ooof! Almost got knocked over by Fred and Roxanne again. One can only imagine the magical mayhem created when they and the Potters’ children get together. Although, what’s life without a little mischief?

A: “Oh! Mr. Potter!”

H: “Hello, Arabella! Excuse me… (Gestures to a couple people around him.) “Enjoying the convention so far?”

A: “Indeed. There is so much to see. I want to cast the Gemino jinx on myself so I can be everywhere at once!”

H: (Chuckles.)

A: “I’m especially excited about your demonstration later.”

H: “I hope you attend. It will be very interactive. We actually just put out the sign-up sheet on the table over there. (Points.) We’re going to separate people into groups so everyone gets a chance to practice.”

A: “Scribble and I will definitely be there. What are you teaching?”

H: “Basic defensive spells. How to hold the wand properly and tips for how to keep your wits about you if you’re ever thrown into a dangerous situation.”

A: “Dumbledore’s Army all over again, eh?” (Laughs.)

H: (Chuckles.) But hopefully without Umbridge storming in. George actually manufactured life-sized Umbridge targets specifically for the demonstration.

A: (Laughs hysterically.) “Oh, I can hardly wait!”

H: “They even have—”

Woman: “Oh, Harry! It’s so good to see you again!” (She slips her hand into his.)

H: “Er, hello, Romilda.”

R: “I’m the first one signed up for the demonstration later. Do I get something special for being first?” (Giggles.)

H: “Uh…”

*Ginny Potter clears her throat.

R: “Oh. It’s you.”

G: “Nice to see you too, Romilda. And if you don’t mind, I would appreciate you unlinking your fingers from my husband’s hand.”

R: (Reluctantly releases Harry’s hand. Harry slowly steps back.) “I was just teasing.”

G: “You are the same obsessive schoolgirl you always were.”

R: “Harry didn’t seem to mind.”

H: (Steps back several feet.)

A: (Stepping back to join Harry.)

G: (Waves wands.)

R: “Ahhhh!” (Several gooey, green bats begin flying from her nose and she runs off.)

G: (Walks over to Harry and kisses him passionately before walking away, triumphant.)

A: “I’ll see you later, Mr. Potter.”

H: “Ms. Featherman.”

Ginny Potter was always very talented at the Bat-Bogey Hex, and Romilda definitely deserved it. That altercation is going to create some very interesting rumors, indeed. In any case, make sure you put your name on the list for the demonstration later (for those of you who are or will be in attendance). And for any of you ladies out there who are thinking of wooing Harry away from Ginny, I’m sure Hogwarts could always use a few more ghosts.

***Make sure you catch the Muggle who portrayed Romilda Vane (Anna Shaffer, @anna_shaffer) at MuggleNet Live! Expo Patronum this April in London! Ministry officials would, once again, like to remind all attendees that no magic is allowed on the Muggle convention premises. For more information, visit http://live.mugglenet.com.