Friday, October 14, 2016

Atlanta to host month-long celebration of WIZARD EVENTS during NOVEMBER

November is shaping up to be THE most magical month yet in Atlanta! Several die-hard geek venues/groups are summoning up some great wizard-themed events so make sure to get them all on your magical calendars NOW:

• Nov. 4-6: CONjuration Con — Conjuring up something special and intimate for fans of Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Once Upon A time & other magical literature, movies & experiences, CONjuration returns for another fun-filled, magical weekend the first weekend of November. From displays of magic, to academia professionals, musical entertainment, crafts & cosplay to interactive experiences, CONjuration is designed to illicit thought provoking wonder and fun (INFO: CONjurationCon.comMarriott Century Center, All Ages – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 12: Harry Potter Cosplay Night — Battle & Brew, Atlanta’s premiere Geekbar, is known for hosting some of the area's biggest geek crowds. Their November themed cosplay night is HARRY POTTER so break out your robes and/or house colors and mingle with fellow wizards or muggles. Battle & Brew also offers a full menu and bar selection so bring your appetite...don't forget your wand! (INFO: BattleAndBrew.com – Battle & Brew, 18+ – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 17: PROJECT COSPLAY: Harry Potter — Every month FanBolt presents a comedic Project Runway spoof "live design challenge" focusing on different pop culture themes with November being HARRY POTTER! Those wishing to watch the design mayhem who aren't registered to compete are encouraged to wear their house colors or favorite wizard themed attire. The venue, Joystick Gamebar, houses some of the most popular arcade games from years gone by in addition to having a top notch bar selection and comfortable, geeky lounge feel. (INFO: FanBolt.com – Joystick Gamebar, 21+ – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 18: Release of 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM' — J.K. Rowling's newest film materializes in theaters around the world, starting on Nov. 18th with FANTASTIC BEASTS, set for a 5-film series with this being the first. FANTASTIC BEASTS chronicles the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before HARRY POTTER reads his book in school. (INFO: FantasticBeasts.com —Locations worldwide, PG-13)

• Nov. 18: Potter Pub Crawl II — Stroll through some of Virginia-Highland's most magical pubs with Diesel Filling Station hosting Ministry of Magic for the night. Four other pubs will also host wizard 'houses', along with special (magical) themed shots, wizard costume contests, photographers / house photos, vendors, food specials, a chocolate frog TEAM FOX charity drive, an After-Party and more! (INFO: PotterPubCrawl.com —Virginia-Highland, 21+ – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 19: Wizard's Ball III — Dust off your wand, polish your most magical dance shoes and show your true Wizard colors at Atlanta's annual WIZARD'S BALL. Complete with a Midnight Costume Contest, live music (with veteran house rockers RADIO CULT), DJ dance music, vendors, performances, wizard photo opps, themed wizard drink specials, Butter Beer, giveaways, a TEAM FOX charity drive and more. Hosted at The Masquerade's new location at Underground Atlanta, more info. at bit.ly/newmasq (INFO: WizardsBall.comThe Masquerade, 18+ – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 29: Harry Potter TRIVIA — Assemble your magic trivia team and seek answers in your crystal ball as Diesel Filling Station, known for hosting some of Atlanta's geekiest events, summons a huge gathering of like minded witches, wizards, sorcerers and muggles. If you are a fan of the H.P. books, this is a great event to close a full month of WIZARD NOVEMER. NOTE: Arrive early for preferred seating as this event will reach max. capacity (INFO: PotterTrivia.comDiesel Filling Station, 21+ – FB Event Page HERE)