“A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” at NYCC

This year, visitors to New York Comic Con will enjoy a unique experience inspired by the Pensieve. Much like the magical object that Dumbledore and Harry use to relive memories of the past, fans will be able to relive the books in immersive, multisensory experience that brings scenes to life in a whole new way.

Audible has teamed up with Pottermore Publishing to bring “A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” to NYCC in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States. The Pensieve Experience uses the Harry Potter audiobooks to create pathways of memorable moments through the series. Fans select a character from the series and are then plunged into an immersive audio journey that mirrors that character’s storyline in the books.

If you’re at NYCC, you’ll be able to take part in “A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” Thursday, October 4, through Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Javits Center, North Concourse, Booth NC5. A press preview event will be held on October 3, the day before it opens to the public.

We can’t wait to find out what this exciting new experience will be like. With words like “immersive,” “interactive,” and “multisensory” being used to describe it, “A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” promises to be unlike anything we’ve seen before!

No word yet as to whether the Pensive Experience will make its way to other locations or events, but the audiobooks are always available to listen to on Audible! Their Wizarding World audio collection includes not only all seven Harry Potter books read by Jim Dale but also Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them read by Eddie Redmayne, Quidditch Through the Ages read by Andrew Lincoln, and Harry Potter: A History of Magic read by Natalie Dormer.

Press Release

CALLING ALL WIZARDING WORLD FANS AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON [sic] AUDIBLE INVITES NEW YORK COMIC-CON [sic] GUESTS TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF HARRY POTTER MAGIC WITH ‘A HARRY POTTER PENSIEVE EXPERIENCE’ FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

WHAT: Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, has teamed up with Pottermore Publishing to create an interactive, multi-sensory content [sic] experience that brings fans even closer to the magic through an interactive, multi-sensory [sic] content experience, in celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter.

“A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” is inspired by the Hogwarts Pensieve, a wizarding world object enchanted to recreate memories so that they become relivable. Fans can select a Harry Potter character to follow on an immersive audio journey, sampling some of their most memorable moments in the audiobooks that continue to capture the hearts of millions of listeners everywhere. This experience gives fans an opportunity to reminisce on iconic and favorite memories to celebrate the 20th anniversary.

“A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience” will appear inside the Javits Convention Center where it will be open to New York Comic-Con [sic] badge holders from Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7.

Visit Audible to listen to the complete Wizarding World audio collection, which includes Harry Potter books 1-7, performed by Jim Dale, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, performed by Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl), Quidditch Through the Ages, performed by Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead, Love Actually), and Harry Potter: A History of Magic, performed by Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games).

WHEN: Exclusive NYCC Press Preview Event: Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 6:30-8:30pm

Public Hours: Thursday, October 4 – Saturday, October 6: 10am-7pm & Sunday, October 7: 10am-5pm **Tours for press are available beginning Thursday, October 4 on an appointment basis**

WHERE: Javits Convention Center – North Concourse – Booth NC5 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

ABOUT POTTERMORE PUBLISHING

Pottermore Publishing is the global digital publisher of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series as well as other audiobooks and eBooks from the Wizarding World. It aims to lead the way in innovative digital publishing and to bring new generations of readers together with long-standing fans, celebrating and bringing to life the stories that first began with the Boy Who Lived.