“Harry Potter” fans, please take some deep, calming breaths.
In. Out. In. Out.
OK? We all feeling nice and calm?
OK. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is coming to the Jolibert Castle in Bourgougnague, France for four days next year, complete with a sorting ceremony, Quidditch and classes like botany, charms and potions.
And Muggles are invited to attend.
We still feeling calm?
OF COURSE YOU’RE NOT CALM!
A FREAKING FRENCH CASTLE IS TURNING INTO HOGWARTS! HOGWARTS IS LITERALLY BECOMING REAL!
(I would just like everyone to know this is the point in writing this article in which I burst into tears. But I persevered so as to provide my fellow Potterheads the information they so desperately need. You’re welcome. Buy my plane ticket?)
This four-day fan conference is happening from May 25 to May 28. It’s being put on by the Mimbulus Mimbletonia Association, a group started by two French fans of “Harry Potter.”
God bless the Beauxbatons.
According to the official Facebook page (which is in French), tickets for the event will go on sale by the end of 2016. The price, which has not yet been determined, will include four days of activities, accommodations in the “dormitories” and meals.
The organization wrote on its page, originally in French,
Mimbulus Mimbletonia is organizing an event based on the first book in the saga, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’ Come and take part in the sorting ceremony, enroll for courses in botany, spells, potions, and of course Muggle Quidditch. Do not forget to collect points for your house, so that it can win the cup!
There’s even going to be a Diagon Alley where vendors can set up shop.
You must be 16 years or older to participate, and there are only 100 slots available for “students,” so it’s likely the event will sell out almost instantly.
(OK, never mind that unity crap. All of you are going down. I WILL GO TO HOGWARTS! STUPEFY! STUPEFY!)
Er, sorry about that.
Anyway, check the event’s website, complete with a magical schedule, here. (Keep in mind, the website is in French! Google Translate is your friend!)
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