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House of Blues is throwing an adults-only Harry Potter party in June

Written by
Jonathan Samples

Wizards, witches, Muggles and Squibs across Chicago will get a chance to nerd out at a massive, one-day Harry Potter party later this spring. PotterCon—an adult-oriented, traveling festival for Harry Potter fans—will take place at the House of Blues on June 3.

Attendees will be treated to a full day of events and activities themed around the popular film and book series, including a live "sorting ceremony" (are you a loyal Hufflepuff or wise Ravenclaw?), costume contest and vendor fair. You must be 21 or older to attend PotterCon because in addition to trivia and costume contests, fans will be able to sip Harry Potter-themed beers and cocktails.

In 2016, PotterCon debuted in New York City and Memphis. Almost 3,500 people in all attended those events, which led organizers to expand the festival to 14 cities in its second year. PotterCon teamed up with Live Nation to host Harry Potter parties in cities across the country, including Boston, New York, Las Vegas and San Diego.

Tickets to Chicago's PotterCon are $15 and go on sale Friday at So, find a babysitter, gather up all the Potterheads you know and prepare for a very adult day of spells, costume and wizard's chess at the House of Blues.

[Editor's note: Tickets to PotterCon on June 3 are now sold out, but a second date was added for the same weekend. Get tickets to PotterCon on June 4 here.]

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