HBO is celebrating that all 8 Harry Potter Films are now available commercial free on HBO! Yay! Now wizards and muggles alike can binge watch Harry Potter whenever they like on HBO GO, HBO NOW, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. To celebrate HBO chose 3 lucky cities to have Hogwarts House Challenges events. I was lucky enough to score an invitation to the Atlanta event on January 18th and it was magical!
Upon check-in guests dressed in their Hogwarts finest chose their house and received a chocolate frog (yum) and table assignment. Once checked in, guests entered the Georgia Freight Depot, which was transformed into the Hogwarts dining hall, and enjoyed a reception with food and drinks. I completely geeked out because they had original props from Harry Potter movies for fans to see. It was amazing! On site were the:
- Tom Riddle’s diary with Basilisk fang (I still can’t get over how big the fang was)
- Lucius Malfoy’s “Caught” poster
- Horace Slughorn’s Hourglass
- Bellatrix Lestrange’s Dagger
- “Magical Drafts and Potions” textbook
After fans enjoyed the reception, it was time for the house challenges. Each house had teams of 10 and competed in Harry Potter Trivia, games and challenges with special surprises throughout the game. I was in Gryffindor (of course) and our team was The Gryffindorables (awww). It was so much fun and HBO gave out some great prizes for Best Costume, Best Team Photo and to the winners of the House Challenges. It was such a great night!
If you missed the Atlanta event, don’t fret! There is an event in Boston on January 25th and in Denver on January 31st. Make sure to check the HBO Facebook page or their Twitter page for ticket opportunities. Thank you to HBO for the invitation to participate in this magical event. I’ll never forget it! #HarryPotterHBO
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