The Horcrux Hunt is coming to Boston - to the Shirley-Eustis House in
This is an all-afternoon Harry Potter event that you
cannot miss with Quidditch teams from Emerson College and Boston
University brooming-off at 1:00 pm on the front lawn. There will
also be a chance to find the lost horcrux and at 3:00 pm, the start of
Hogwarts classes including potion making, wand dueling, butter beer
brewing and more.
Quidditch has Gone World Cup
It has been a short span of time from the first college-level Quidditch
game, at Middlebury College in 2005. But what a heck of a growth
spurt. In 2007, two colleges played in the first World Cup. In 2008, 12
participated. In 2009, there were 20. In 2010, 45. And on the windy
weekend of November 12 and 13, 2011, 96 teams—traveling from as
far as Finland—competed in the 2011 Quidditch World Cup.
Both Emerson College and Boston University have Quidditch teams and likely many other local area colleges as well.
Emerson College Quidditch Facebook page
Boston University Quidditch team Facebook page
Quidditch and Potter Delights at the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Events
Following the game
|Emerson and Boston University Quidditch teams broom-off on the front lawn
After the teams have finished their games, muggles will be encouraged to try their hand at Quidditch.
Hogwarts classes. Minister for Magic, Bouquet Violay, will commence the start of Hogwarts classes
Special fantastic beasts exhibit with Hedwig, Harry's owl. You will be able to write your own owl post and meet Hedwig!
- Potion making
- Wand duelling
- Butter beer brewing
- Moving portraits
Bertie Botts Bean tasting competition with prize. The prize for the most correct answers to the Bertie Botts Bean tasting
will be an authentic Harry Potter Time Turner. But watch out, there
could be a vomit flavored bean!!
The grand Horcrux Hunt -
This is considered the most iimportant aspect of the Harry Potter Day -
to find a lost horcrux created by Tom Riddle when he visited Royal
Governor William Shirley. That's what Minister for Magic, Bouquet
Violay had to say. "We feared that there may have been another
such horcrux in existence but until now, we had no idea where it would
have been hidden. Tom Riddle used a time turner to return to the
year 1747 where he met and dined with Governor Shirley."
"He then created and hid his first horcrux at Shiley Place - we cannot
risk the Dark Lord's return." As if to emphasize the sense of
desperation, she added: "We cannot risk the very likelihood of
wizardry again!" To anyone, she needed to reach out for
help. "We need your help - whether you are a wizard or a muggle -
to find and destroy this last horcrux! We need your help to make
sure he-who-must-not-be-name is finished for good!!!"
Professors and prefects will be on hand to help you with your horcrux
hunt clues. For more information about the "horcrux hunt," check
out the information in the Harry Potter wiki http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Horcrux_hunt
A Free Wand
When you arrive, you will be sorted into your
houses and the first 50 attendees will receive a free wand!
(Remember, the wand chooses the wizard…) Wand etiquette will be taught
during our wand dueling club. There will be so many other
exciting and magical activities to guide you along your way.
Admission and Contact Information
Admission for this magical event is
This event is not appropriate for children under the age of 8.
- $10 for adults;
- $7 for students ages 8-18,
- $5 for members and
- $5 for students with college I.D.
Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Costumes are optional but encouraged.
For more information, you can apparate to the Shirley-Eustis offices and speak to the
Minister for Magic.
Or you can call the muggle line at 617-442-2275 or
Send an email owl to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Posted: October 5, 2013
Nancy J Conrad
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