06. 30. 12. 09:43 pm ♥ 6

Join Wattpad at Ascendio 2012!

wattpad:

Wattpad is attending Ascendio this July to celebrate all things Harry Potter! We’re especially excited to meet fanfic writers and fans at the Harry Potter conference’s Quill Track:

Quill Track

If you’re a fan of YA, general book geekery or an aspiring writer (original or fanfiction!), Ascendio has the programming track for you! The Quill Track will be an entire track of programming (both formal and informal!) dedicated to all things books and writing. Best of all, as long as you have a registration to Ascendio, you have access to Quill Track programming!

If you’re interested in joining us, you can still purchase day passes on-site! Get more details on the Ascendio website.

Can’t wait to see Wattpad at Ascendio! They’re doing a presentation - and hosting a reception on Thursday as part of the Quill Track!

(Source: wattpad)

via heidi8
06. 28. 12. 05:36 am

We’re having issues doing a fair count on the SK Umbrella and Ascendio swag bag but we should have a winner chosen today…

06. 21. 12. 07:31 pm ♥ 16
heidi8:

Just got back from an Ascendio planning mission to Universal Orlando - I can’t believe the con is three weeks from today, and exactly three weeks from tonight is Night of a Thousand Wizards!
If you’re joining us, what are you wearing? At the shop in the front of Islands of Adventure (but not in the WWoHP stores, or online) you can get what looks like perfect copies of Snape’s coat (BUTTONS!!) or Dumbledore’s dress robes or Hermione’s Yule Ball dress - and the prices are massive. Snape’s coat is the least expensive at $195 - but if you have a friend who’s a Universal employee, they have a lovely discount - and even if youre just a AAA member or hold an Annual Pass, you get 10% off. 
And even if you’re not buying, they are awesome to look at!

It looks amazing!

heidi8:

Just got back from an Ascendio planning mission to Universal Orlando - I can’t believe the con is three weeks from today, and exactly three weeks from tonight is Night of a Thousand Wizards!

If you’re joining us, what are you wearing? At the shop in the front of Islands of Adventure (but not in the WWoHP stores, or online) you can get what looks like perfect copies of Snape’s coat (BUTTONS!!) or Dumbledore’s dress robes or Hermione’s Yule Ball dress - and the prices are massive. Snape’s coat is the least expensive at $195 - but if you have a friend who’s a Universal employee, they have a lovely discount - and even if youre just a AAA member or hold an Annual Pass, you get 10% off. 

And even if you’re not buying, they are awesome to look at!

It looks amazing!

via heidi8
06. 19. 12. 11:21 pm ♥ 25
ascendio2012:

It’s not a word cloud! It’s a word hat, made up of the most popular words in the Ascendio formal programming session summaries. We’re asking all the presenters to please click the button below to repost this - and include your session summaries (and times, and rooms) so everyone knows where to find you at Ascendio next month because O_O formal programming starts a month from today!You can find the Programming Session grids here:  Thursday Quill Track |  Friday  |  Saturday  &  SundayThere are so many different wonderful presentations planned for this year’s event that it’s going to be tough to figure out which sessions to attend, so we’ve created an Ascendio scheduling app using Guidebook; download yours here - it’s free!And don’t forget about all our after-hours Meetups (Avengers! Sherlock! Hogwarts Houses! Cosplayers! Educators! Doll collectors! And many more!) and events like Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, where we return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and get to hang out until 1 AM after all the Muggles have gone home (and no stadium presentations by Universal this time - instead, we go right into the park).If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time; online registration is open through June 25 and Day Passes will be available on-site.See you next month at HPEF’s eighth - and final - Harry Potter fan extravaganza!

We’ll be onsite at Universal tomorrow for our walkthrough and final site visit - if you bump into someone in the Park on Thursday in a purple Ascendio t-shirt, say hiand ask her if she has a pin for you!

ascendio2012:

It’s not a word cloud! It’s a word hat, made up of the most popular words in the Ascendio formal programming session summaries. We’re asking all the presenters to please click the button below to repost this - and include your session summaries (and times, and rooms) so everyone knows where to find you at Ascendio next month because O_O formal programming starts a month from today!

You can find the Programming Session grids here:
  Thursday Quill Track |  Friday  |  Saturday  &  Sunday

There are so many different wonderful presentations planned for this year’s event that it’s going to be tough to figure out which sessions to attend, so we’ve created an Ascendio scheduling app using Guidebook; download yours here - it’s free!

And don’t forget about all our after-hours Meetups (Avengers! Sherlock! Hogwarts Houses! Cosplayers! Educators! Doll collectors! And many more!) and events like Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, where we return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and get to hang out until 1 AM after all the Muggles have gone home (and no stadium presentations by Universal this time - instead, we go right into the park).

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time; online registration is open through June 25 and Day Passes will be available on-site.

See you next month at HPEF’s eighth - and final - Harry Potter fan extravaganza!

We’ll be onsite at Universal tomorrow for our walkthrough and final site visit - if you bump into someone in the Park on Thursday in a purple Ascendio t-shirt, say hiand ask her if she has a pin for you!

via heidi8
06. 16. 12. 08:57 pm ♥ 371

sparkledsunshine:

ascendio2012:

Hi from HPEF, the team behind awesome Harry Potter fancons (Infinitus, Azkatraz, Portus, Prophecy, Lumos, The Witching Hour and Nimbus - 2003)! We’re hosting ASCENDIO, our next (and final) HP fancon in Orlando in July at Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Resort, and a private event called Night of a Thousand Wizards 2 at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on July 12.

The WWoHP, Ascendio and Universal Orlando are magical, and we’d love to see you there! Ticket & event info is here, our amazing YA novelist reading/signing schedule is here, and our special StarKid Totally Awesome reg pack details are here, so check them out.

But before we get everything started in Florida, we have a few things from cons past and present that we’d love to give away, including an Infinitus umbrella signed by Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle in Chamber of Secrets) and a bunch of Team StarKid, including Darren Criss, Lauren Lopez, Brian Holden and Jamie Lynn Beatty - Joe Moses, who’ll be back for two JMOMS shows at Ascendio.

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) have offered to sign it too, if the winner wants - it’s your choice!

We’re also giving away an Ascendio Swag Bag. Actually, it’s four bags - the official con tote in Hogwarts House colors - and we’re adding a con t-shirt, stickers, Craft Faire surprises and more!

How do you win?

    You may reblog this post up to two times a day until midnight Eastern US time on June 25; we’ll do the drawing on June 26 or 27, depending on how many we have to count through.
    Likes DO NOT COUNT.
    The winners will be chosen by a random number generator. They will have 48 hours to confirm with their address. The first number wins the umbrella, the second number wins the Ascendio Swag Bag (to be shipped after July 17).
    We will ship anywhere in the world, except to countries barred by the UN embargo from getting shipments from the US.  If you’re attending Ascendio, we’ll give you your prize at the event. The same individual cannot win both versions of the giveaway.
    You do not have to be following us, but it’s appreciated! If you are following us and win, you’ll get an extra gift from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in addition to your prize!
    Any questions, please just ask here on tumblr. We’d prefer if you’d send an ask with your name on it so we can reply privately and not clog up people’s dashes.

Who cannot win?

Anyone who signed the umbrella, and any HPEF Board Members and Ascendio senior staff. But we appreciate your signal boosts! If someone who’s ineligible reblogs this, and wins either package, we will choose the reblogger at the next number.

What if I know people who’d love to win this, but aren’t on Tumblr?

They can get a new tumblr account and start reblogging this!

And we’ll have a Swag Bag giveaway on Twitter soon, too.

lolz can i work this event

Sure! We just updated our Call for Volunteers!

If you aren’t registered yet we have a StarKid package (more info here) but if you can only come for one day, the Orlando Weekly’s doing a special sale on tix later this week.

via sparkledsunshine
06. 16. 12. 05:26 pm ♥ 2

If you’re interested in helping out with Ascendio, there’s something terrific for you to do in Orlando in July. Remember, you need a registration for the day(s) that you want to volunteer, except that everyoneis invited to help out on Wednesday when we stuff registration packs, to work the door at the To the Manor Ball, and on Sunday for the Auction and Raffle. Some of the areas where you can help include:

  • Security (you get a cool t-shirt!)
  • Programming Prefects (essentially room monitors for Formal Programming sessions)
  • Common Room staff (help monitor our Common Room… and enjoy the festivities at the same time!)
  • Registration desk
  • Meet & Greet desk (love to give directions/explain things to people? This is for you!)
  • Decorations (on site, this includes decorating before the ball, and more!)

Click here fill out the Volunteer Form and be placed in our Database; we’ll get in touch with you and put you on a team within a day or two. Ascendio is run entirely by volunteers. From the board and senior staff to the on-site volunteers, HPEF events wouldn’t be what they are without help and commitment from its attendees. By volunteering, you can help shape Ascendio, meet fellow fans before the symposium, and gain an insider’s viewpoint to event planning.


Plus, we’re having a reception or two for our volunteers, and if you help out onsite, you’re cordially invited!

06. 15. 12. 06:24 am

I actually have a question in regards to meet-ups! A friend and I are purchasing just a Friday pass, but we planned to pop in for the ball Saturday night. We just noticed some cool meet-ups happening that night as well; do they require a Saturday pass to attend though? I originally assumed that they would, but I notice some of them are meeting in public areas like the pool. I figured I'd ask since it would give us some other things to do that night. And thank you in advance for a reply! :)

via Anonymous

You can definitely go to meetups in the public areas of the hotel, like at the bar or the pool. We’re going to have Common Room Access badges available onsite (although I don’t think we’ve decided on a price yet) if you want to go to events in that space.

Looking forward to seeing you next month!

06. 14. 12. 03:38 pm ♥ 25
It’s not a word cloud! It’s a word hat, made up of the most popular words in the Ascendio formal programming session summaries. We’re asking all the presenters to please click the button below to repost this - and include your session summaries (and times, and rooms) so everyone knows where to find you at Ascendio next month because O_O formal programming starts a month from today!You can find the Programming Session grids here:  Thursday Quill Track |  Friday  |  Saturday  &  SundayThere are so many different wonderful presentations planned for this year’s event that it’s going to be tough to figure out which sessions to attend, so we’ve created an Ascendio scheduling app using Guidebook; download yours here - it’s free!And don’t forget about all our after-hours Meetups (Avengers! Sherlock! Hogwarts Houses! Cosplayers! Educators! Doll collectors! And many more!) and events like Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, where we return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and get to hang out until 1 AM after all the Muggles have gone home (and no stadium presentations by Universal this time - instead, we go right into the park).If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time; online registration is open through June 25 and Day Passes will be available on-site.See you next month at HPEF’s eighth - and final - Harry Potter fan extravaganza!And, presenters and attendees, please reblog - and include your programming session information!

It’s not a word cloud! It’s a word hat, made up of the most popular words in the Ascendio formal programming session summaries. We’re asking all the presenters to please click the button below to repost this - and include your session summaries (and times, and rooms) so everyone knows where to find you at Ascendio next month because O_O formal programming starts a month from today!

You can find the Programming Session grids here:
  Thursday Quill Track |  Friday  |  Saturday  &  Sunday

There are so many different wonderful presentations planned for this year’s event that it’s going to be tough to figure out which sessions to attend, so we’ve created an Ascendio scheduling app using Guidebook; download yours here - it’s free!

And don’t forget about all our after-hours Meetups (Avengers! Sherlock! Hogwarts Houses! Cosplayers! Educators! Doll collectors! And many more!) and events like Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, where we return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and get to hang out until 1 AM after all the Muggles have gone home (and no stadium presentations by Universal this time - instead, we go right into the park).

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time; online registration is open through June 25 and Day Passes will be available on-site.

See you next month at HPEF’s eighth - and final - Harry Potter fan extravaganza!

And, presenters and attendees, please reblog - and include your programming session information!

06. 28. 12. 05:37 am ♥ 6

Jun 28, 2012: Harry Potter Videos - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Claymation

hpcelebration:

This is a fan-made claymation of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows story, totalling around 4 hours and 20 minutes.

You can watch the entire movie at the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE442DAA713EEAAA7


Check out more Harry Potter videos at http://hpcelebration.tumblr.com/videos

The guy who did this video joined us at Azkatraz, hosted a Claymation Class, showed the film, and is all-around awesome!

via heidi8
06. 24. 12. 06:07 pm ♥ 6

Ascendio Registration Closes Tomorrow!

We’ll have daypasses available onsite, but the only way to get a Full registration for Ascendio, the final fancon by HPEF which is taking place in Orlando, Florida & at the WWoHP from July 12 - 15, is to register online before midnight (EDT) tomorrow!

Also, yesterday, we posted an amazing announcement about Night of a Thousand Wizards! Now, each NoaTW 2 ticketholder will be able to enter Universal’s Islands of Adventure® starting at 2 PM on Thursday, July 12, and will get a $20 voucher for dinner that can be used that evening. The price of a NoaTW ticket remains the same.

After 10, NoaTW2 ticketholders will have exclusive access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where we’ll be featuring an extensive menu of dessert and beverages on the streets of Hogsmeade - and they’re included with your NoaTW 2 ticket! And don’t forget - NoaTW is the only chance you’ll have this year to wear costumes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

During Night of a Thousand Wizards, we’ll have a a DJ spinning music, lashings of Butterbeer, a chance to hang out with Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) and so many other awesome moments! Remember - online registration closes on June 25, and we won’t be selling Feast tickets or Full registrations on-site. Click here to register now, or add a Night of a Thousand Wizards ticket to your registration. 

Who else is coming to Night of a Thousand Wizards? The HP Alliance’s Andrew Slack, Mark of MarkReads, members of Team StarKid, authors like Lev Grossman, and Ascendio’s Special Guests Chris Rankin and Afshan Azad!  You should join us too! Each ticket includes admission to Islands of Adventure starting at 2 PM, a $20 gift card to use towards food in the Park, dessert and free-flowing Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice after 10 PM in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and our exclusive Night of a Thousand Wizards event on the streets of Hogsmeade! Tickets start at $140 for Ascendio registrants.

And don’t forget all the excitement of our Quill Track with awesome YA authors and literary agents, Theatrical Shows, Wrock, Programming Sessions, Cast Member Meet & Greets, Hillywood Show panel, StarKid panels & meet&greets, cosplay events, our Ball with themed drinks, and so much more!

We’ll see you in July!

06. 20. 12. 04:16 pm ♥ 371

ascendio2012:

Hi from HPEF, the team behind awesome Harry Potter fancons (Infinitus, Azkatraz, Portus, Prophecy, Lumos, The Witching Hour and Nimbus - 2003)! We’re hosting ASCENDIO, our next (and final) HP fancon in Orlando in July at Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Resort, and a private event called Night of a Thousand Wizards 2 at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on July 12.

The WWoHP, Ascendio and Universal Orlando are magical, and we’d love to see you there! Ticket & event info is here, our amazing YA novelist reading/signing schedule is here, and our special StarKid Totally Awesome reg pack details are here, so check them out.

But before we get everything started in Florida, we have a few things from cons past and present that we’d love to give away, including an Infinitus umbrella signed by Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle in Chamber of Secrets) and a bunch of Team StarKid, including Darren Criss, Lauren Lopez, Brian Holden and Jamie Lynn Beatty - Joe Moses, who’ll be back for two JMOMS shows at Ascendio.

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) have offered to sign it too, if the winner wants - it’s your choice!

We’re also giving away an Ascendio Swag Bag. Actually, it’s four bags - the official con tote in Hogwarts House colors - and we’re adding a con t-shirt, stickers, Craft Faire surprises and more!

How do you win?

    You may reblog this post up to two times a day until midnight Eastern US time on June 25; we’ll do the drawing on June 26 or 27, depending on how many we have to count through.
    Likes DO NOT COUNT.
    The winners will be chosen by a random number generator. They will have 48 hours to confirm with their address. The first number wins the umbrella, the second number wins the Ascendio Swag Bag (to be shipped after July 17).
    We will ship anywhere in the world, except to countries barred by the UN embargo from getting shipments from the US.  The same individual cannot win both versions of the giveaway.
    You do not have to be following us, but it’s appreciated! If you are following us and win, you’ll get an extra gift from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in addition to your prize!
    Any questions, please just ask here on tumblr. We’d prefer if you’d send an ask with your name on it so we can reply privately and not clog up people’s dashes.

Who cannot win?

Anyone who signed the umbrella, and any HPEF Board Members and Ascendio senior staff. But we appreciate your signal boosts! If someone who’s ineligible reblogs this, and wins either package, we will choose the reblogger at the next number.

What if I know people who’d love to win this, but aren’t on Tumblr?

They can get a new tumblr account and start reblogging this!

And we’ll have a Swag Bag giveaway on Twitter soon, too.

via heidi8
06. 18. 12. 06:30 pm ♥ 195
the-more-i-arty:

(Recipes by the folks at Ascendio 2012, art by moi.)
So recently I was asked to design the drinks menu for Ascendio 2012 so I’m going to put out a shameless plug for the event.
They’ve got a great set of guests and events including a rocking Ball where these drinks will be served. So if your going to be in the Orlando area between July 12th and July 15th you should definitely go.
More information on the website here http://hp2012.org/

Come join us at Ascendio! We’ll be at the bar, drinking our weight in Shrieking Shacks and Unicorn Bloods XD High-res

the-more-i-arty:

(Recipes by the folks at Ascendio 2012, art by moi.)

So recently I was asked to design the drinks menu for Ascendio 2012 so I’m going to put out a shameless plug for the event.

They’ve got a great set of guests and events including a rocking Ball where these drinks will be served. So if your going to be in the Orlando area between July 12th and July 15th you should definitely go.

More information on the website here http://hp2012.org/

Come join us at Ascendio! We’ll be at the bar, drinking our weight in Shrieking Shacks and Unicorn Bloods XD

via the-more-i-arty
06. 16. 12. 07:16 pm ♥ 371

Hi from HPEF, the team behind awesome Harry Potter fancons (Infinitus, Azkatraz, Portus, Prophecy, Lumos, The Witching Hour and Nimbus - 2003)! We’re hosting ASCENDIO, our next (and final) HP fancon in Orlando in July at Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Resort, and a private event called Night of a Thousand Wizards 2 at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on July 12.

The WWoHP, Ascendio and Universal Orlando are magical, and we’d love to see you there! Ticket & event info is here, our amazing YA novelist reading/signing schedule is here, and our special StarKid Totally Awesome reg pack details are here, so check them out.

But before we get everything started in Florida, we have a few things from cons past and present that we’d love to give away, including an Infinitus umbrella signed by Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle in Chamber of Secrets) and a bunch of Team StarKid, including Darren Criss, Lauren Lopez, Brian Holden and Jamie Lynn Beatty - Joe Moses, who’ll be back for two JMOMS shows at Ascendio.

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) have offered to sign it too, if the winner wants - it’s your choice!

We’re also giving away an Ascendio Swag Bag. Actually, it’s four bags - the official con tote in Hogwarts House colors - and we’re adding a con t-shirt, stickers, Craft Faire surprises and more!

How do you win?

    You may reblog this post up to two times a day until midnight Eastern US time on June 25; we’ll do the drawing on June 26 or 27, depending on how many we have to count through.
    Likes DO NOT COUNT.
    The winners will be chosen by a random number generator. They will have 48 hours to confirm with their address. The first number wins the umbrella, the second number wins the Ascendio Swag Bag (to be shipped after July 17).
    We will ship anywhere in the world, except to countries barred by the UN embargo from getting shipments from the US.  If you’re attending Ascendio, we’ll give you your prize at the event. The same individual cannot win both versions of the giveaway.
    You do not have to be following us, but it’s appreciated! If you are following us and win, you’ll get an extra gift from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in addition to your prize!
    Any questions, please just ask here on tumblr. We’d prefer if you’d send an ask with your name on it so we can reply privately and not clog up people’s dashes.

Who cannot win?

Anyone who signed the umbrella, and any HPEF Board Members and Ascendio senior staff. But we appreciate your signal boosts! If someone who’s ineligible reblogs this, and wins either package, we will choose the reblogger at the next number.

What if I know people who’d love to win this, but aren’t on Tumblr?

They can get a new tumblr account and start reblogging this!

And we’ll have a Swag Bag giveaway on Twitter soon, too.

06. 15. 12. 07:21 pm ♥ 79800

How to Spot A Fan in a Crowd

heidi8:

teamjjforever:

greencarnations:

oddreylu:

  1. Set ringtone to “Carry on My Wayward Son”
  2. Get a phone call
  3. Count the number of people who cringe or start crying. 

How to Spot a Sherlock Fan in a Crowd

  1. Set ringtone to Stayin’ Alive
  2. Get a phone call
  3. Count the heads that swivel instantly with eager looks of hope on their faces

How to Spot a Doctor Who Fan in a Crowd

  1. Set ringtone to TARDIS noise
  2. Get a phone call
  3. Count the number of people who randomly flip out

How to Spot a Harry Potter fan in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

1. Set ringtone to Hedwig’s Theme

2. Get a phone call

3. Realize you can’t tell the phone is ringing because Hedwig’s Theme is part of the musical loop they play there. 

4. Look around and see if anyone is wearing a shirt from a wrock band, fansite, fandom show, fancon or ship. 

Or just go during Night of a Thousand Wizards on July 12. Everyone there will be a Harry Potter fan!

(Source: gunnerychief)

via heidi8
06. 14. 12. 09:47 pm

Could the powers that be tell us more about NOaTW2 and what exactly Mr. Granger will be doing? I am trying to decide if I want to do the park event (I don't do the rides) and feel that this might assist me in making a decision!

via Anonymous

John actually posted his plans on his website today, so - perfect timing for this question!

My first ‘Magical Me!’ moment as such, though, will be at Night of a Thousand Wizards Two where I will be meeting with serious readers in The Three Broomsticks for an informal talk — and taking a ride or two with friends on a Charmed Bench or Hippogryff.

Plus, the desserts (and Butterbeer) are going to be awesome, and Ollivander’s will have (virtually) no line for those who want the Wand Choice experience. And even if you don’t ride the Forbidden Journey’s benches, there’s nothing like walking through Hogwarts while people - in costume! - are singing Mysterious Ticking Noise or the School Song to the tunes of their choice.

In other words, it’ll be fun, gorgeous, magical, fantastic and a night to remember!