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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703-5413

Saturday, July 30 2016

Mark your calendars! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II  goes on sale at midnight and we'll be celebrating up until the big moment!

We are recapturing the magic of BookPeople's famous midnight parking lot parties of yore for the release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child! We are dusting off our old Diagon Alley set for atmosphere and planning all kinds of festivities including a costume contest, a House Cup Tournament (including a Quidditch challenge), trivia, and a whole cast of characters (some ghostly) to wander the party and interact with guests. We will also have local food vendors and a group called The Typewriter Rodeo onsite to type up poems (on appropriately old-fashioned apparatus) in the style of each of the houses. We can't wait to unpack our wizard robes and party like it's 2007 again!


Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.