Harry Potter fans from around the world are heading down to Wizarding World of Harry Potter for their symposium. This event is called Ascendio and is for fans and academics interested in the Harry Potter books. It will take place July 12-15 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® – just moments away from Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, and its latest attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is HP Education Fanon, Inc.’s eighth symposium in nine years.
Ascendio’s formal programming encompasses both academic and fannish presentations, and is centered around the theme of flight: owls in flight, the flight of the Prince, flights of fancy, flight in a Quidditch match. (Don’t worry – there’s also plenty of opportunity to analyze the symbolism of the books, to debate shipping, and to teach and learn wizarding crafts!)
They’ll have chances for you to meet up with people who share your fannish interests, explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and dance the night away to both Muggle and magical tunes. Their goal is to hold a con where all kinds of Harry Potter enthusiasts can come together – no matter where their interests lie.
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