The 2016 festival attracted over 45,000 people. There was enough parking for about 45 people, so this was a bit awkward. There's a new plan for 2017.

The 7th Annual Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill, PA, on October 21, 2017, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Hermione, 2012

Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College
9 am - 4 pm

Festival, Chestnut Hill
11 am - 4 pm

Shuttle buses and police checkpoints for Harry Potter Festival

The 2016 festival attracted over 45,000 people. There was enough parking for  about 45 people, so this was a bit awkward. There's a new plan for 2017.

There's also a bit of festivity on Friday night (the 20th) in Chestnut Hill.

More information

Saturday, October 17, 2015.

dan-21-stationToday's the day.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Harry Potter Festival
& Quidditch Tournament

Details at chestnuthillpa.com

Why are they so funny? Because they're us.

We all think this...

But the author thinks this...

Perhaps J.K. Rowling is right. Hufflepuffers are lovable. They look like Robert Pattinson. Today, we are all Hufflepuff. Tomorrow we all go back to wanting to be Gryffindor. Or just ignoring the whole thing.

New digital editions from Apple Books: The Harry Potter books get digital illustrations that mimic the magic images in the Harry Potter books.

The Harry Potter books get digital illustrations that mimic the magic images in the Harry Potter books.

animation

...It still falls short of the wizard world versions, but maybe that's in part because we know how the trick works these days; maybe wizards aren't as wowed by their own living pictures either.

harry potter gif

Available exclusively through Apple books (or iTunes or whatever they're calling it these days), at least for now. Standard digital versions that work on all platforms available at Pottermore.com.

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Surprisingly, the new versions are competitively priced with the existing editions at $9.99 each; so if you read on an Apple device, and you like to watch the occasional looped cartoon out of the corner of your eye as you read, then why not.

[Illustrations and more details at The Verge and Time.]