Universal Orlando Announces First Wave of Talent for A Celebration of Harry Potter!
Universal Orlando’s annual Harry Potter event, A Celebration of Harry Potter, will be returning for its fourth year this coming January! As in years past, stars from the films and other talent, such as graphic design duo MinaLima, have appeared to discuss their roles within the franchise.
Today, Universal Orlando and Warner Bros. Consumer Products released more information about what fans can expect from A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2017! The event, which will run from January 27 to January 29, will include panels and demonstrations in both the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks, in addition to the Harry Potter Expo, which will be hosted in the Universal Studios Florida park. Plus, two actors from the Harry Potter films have been announced as special guests: Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)!
In the press release for the event, Universal and Warner Bros. Consumer Products write,
For the first time ever –Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) will attend the magical event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, alongside fellow Harry Potter film star Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom). More talent will be announced on a later date.
Creative talent also set to appear at the event includes Nick Dudman, make-up and creature effects designer for the Harry Potter films; Pierre Bohanna, head prop-maker on all of the Harry Potter films; Paul Harris, the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer; Mary GrandPr[é], famed illustrator for the Harry Potter books; and designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films and of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter will give guests the opportunity to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s [w]izarding [w]orld with a variety of exclusive experiences and attend the largest Harry Potter Expo in event history, featuring more partners and immersive exhibits than ever before. Expo participants will include Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Pottermore and Audible, MinaLima, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Scholastic, Google Daydream and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
You can read the full press release below:
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