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Harry Potter and the Horcrux Hunt comes to Boston, Oct 26, 2013

Harry PotterYes!  The Horcrux Hunt is coming to Boston - to the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury. 

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

1:00 pm

Following the game

3:00 pm
Shirley-EustisEmerson 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
  • Potion making
  • Wand duelling
  • Butter beer brewing
  • Moving portraits
Special fantastic beasts exhibit with Hedwig, Harry's owl.  You will be able to write your own owl post and meet Hedwig! 

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
  • $10 for adults;
  • $7 for students ages 8-18,
  • $5 for members and
  • $5 for students with college I.D. 
This event is not appropriate for children under the age of 8. 
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 sehrsvp@gmail.com.

Posted: October 5, 2013     Nancy J Conrad

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