A bookseller holds a copy of "The Quibbler," a magazine made as a prop and used in the film "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in the Olympia exhibition center on June 13, 2013 in London, England.
Yes. A two-day festival dedicated to everybody's favorite wizard. All the yes.
The festival will begin Friday, Oct. 18 with an academic conference on "Harry Potter: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowlings Literature," at Chesnut Hill College from 3 to 5 p.m. If our assumptions are correct (they usually are), this "conference" will be two hours of spell castings, but to the uninitiated human eyes, it will just look like a regular conference.
Following the conference, there will be an opening ceremony and pub crawl beginning at the Top of the Hill Fountain Plaza (8705 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA).
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the main events wil begin with a Quidditch tournament, a hunt for horcruxes, classes on Defense Against the Dark Arts and of course, a closing ceremony.
You can be a part of this truly magical weekend and all it will take is a trip to Philly. For a weekend to bask in the wonderment of the Potterverse, it's so worth it.
For more information, visit the Philadelphia Chestnut Hill site.