Percy Weasley spotted at Hogwarts’s first-ever wizard convention!
As Dumbledore’s Army Live! 2015: Expo Patronum kicks into high gear in the famed Room of Requirement located on the seventh floor of the majestic Hogwarts Castle, we meet another famous face. Percy Weasley is not only Head of the Department of Magical Transportation and brother-in-law to the famed slayer of You-Know-Who but also brother to George Weasley, cofounder of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Ever so gracious, he agreed to a short interview before returning to his duties:
Scribble: What do you think of your brother’s vast achievements not only in the field of jokery but also in the development of a line of magical defensive objects—some of which were used to bring down notorious Dark wizard You-Know-Who?
Percy: George, and my late brother, Fred, who, as you know, died in the battle that took place within these walls… (Percy chokes up.)
S: Fred is very special in all of our hearts. He was brave and talented.
P: My brothers were always very inventive. I knew they would do well.
S: Were you close growing up?
P: Oh, extremely—I mean, we had our differences, but Fred and George knew they could confide in me.
S: You seem very well connected…
P: A man in my position—
S: Your family is filled with some of the most famous faces of our time, all of whom were in the Order of the Phoenix, correct?
P: I guess.
S: Tell me, what is it like to have Harry Potter as a brother-in-law?
George: Wouldn’t know, would he? (George slings his arm over Percy’s shoulder.) Always too busy to come around, aren’t you, Perce?
P: No response.
G: Scribble, have you sampled our new line of Skiving Snackboxes?
P: Those are banned contraband within Hogwarts, George! I’ll have to confiscate—
G: Pasty? (George hands a pasty to, Percy.)
P: I’m afraid I have to get back to work, Scribble. George, I’ll meet you at your booth.
G: Sure, sure. Enjoy your pasty. I’ll be there in a jiff.
P: (Eats pasty as he strides off to the flamboyant WWW booth.)
G: You’re in for a show, Scribble.
P: (Explodes in a puff of yellow smoke, which dissipates to reveal a large, irate, yellow bird.)
S: Why, that’s…
G: Brilliant? I got the idea from a Muggle television show Dad discovered. The best part: That batch’ll last a whole day. Stronger than Polyjuice Potion, and they can be custom made. Special order only at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Ten percent off to anyone who orders at the Expo.
S: Well then, put me down for two.
Percy Weasley, in disguise as a large, yellow, bird, will be heading up the transportation in and out of the expo. Be sure to see the Muggle who played our beloved Percy (Chris Rankin, @chirsrankin) this April at MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum. The Ministry would like to remind all those wizards attending the Muggle expo that Muggle cosplay costumes are appropriate attire, but actual wizard wear is forbidden as well as any products not strictly sold within the Muggle world, which includes but is not limited to invisibility cloaks, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes merchandise, Chocolate Frogs, multi-headed dogs, etc.
This is Scribble Inkwell throwing it back to Arabella Featherman…