Byline: Amy Hogan
New York Comic Con saw the launch of a new Guillermo del Toro creation, and MuggleNet was there to experience all the creatures and magic! Before filing into the packed Madison Square Garden theater, we had the opportunity to discuss this next del Toro venture with the man himself, as well as the actors and producers who brought the creation to life.
On this day, October 5, in 1995, Dumbledore’s Army was formed by a group of students in a pub. These students weren’t the only ones who have been inspired to take action amongst the chink of mugs and dusty atmosphere that have come to be associated with local pubs, taverns, and other lower scale eateries and watering holes. In honor of these “pub revolutions,” here’s a list of some of our favorite examples of uprisings rooted in pubs and bars from fictional works.
For five days in Laconia, New Hampshire, on Memorial Day Weekend, Potter fans overran the Margate Resort in full cosplay during the bi-annual MISTI-Con. The sold out Margate was transformed into the Ministry of Magic headquarters with spectacular decorations, including posters/signs, trinkets, and more. The two of us (MuggleNet Creative Team members Amy and Lizzie) got to experience it all first hand.