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.

Press Release

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.”

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.

Welcome to MuggleNet!

 

Would you like to join our mailing list?