Six more days until the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
On Sunday, July 31st, the official Box-Opening Ceremony is at 7:01 am, and the release party is at 11:00 am at National Book Store, Glorietta 1.
Here’s the official invitation:
The Magic is Back on July 31st! Read the Eighth Epic Story.
To celebrate the return of Harry Potter, Scholastic, Inc., National Book Store, and Pinoy Harry Potter [Hogwarts Philippines] will officially launch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) on July 31, 2016 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1.
Come in your best robes [Muggle clothing will do, too, if you want to go incognito] and have fun with witches and wizards from PHP as we celebrate Harry Potter’s [and J.K.Rowlng’s] birthday and comeback. The official unboxing will happen at 7:01 am, while registration for the mid-day event starts at 10 am. And oh, did we say there will be cake and prizes? :)
See you there!!!
Note: Pre-order is ongoing at National Book Store til July 30 (bit.ly/NBSCursedChild). Note that pre-ordering is the only way to avail the 10% discount, even if you’re buying on July 31st at the official events. So if you’re attending, pre-order at NBS Glorietta 1.
In other news, ICYMI, a new trailer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released yesterday at the SDCC:
I choked on a sob when the riff of Hedwig’s Theme played.
Also, Pottermore does a good job of pointing out the things we’re curious about: https://www.pottermore.com/news/19-things-spotted-in-new-fantastic-beasts-comic-con-trailer
Also, the Guardian published an interesting article on whether children’s book characters should grow up, with varying opinions posed by other notable children’s book writers: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/23/harry-potter-fictional-children-grow-up
Personally, though, I think Harry Potter is a unique circumstance, as we’ve already seen him grow into adulthood within the course of the series. I like how some of the respondents point that out, alongside the recognition of the fact that Harry Potter’s original audience has grown up, too. Also, note that neither the play nor the script book is specifically intended for children as an audience, so some of the arguments presented are neither here nor there.
The feels are just brimming over for me this week. Check out the Hogwarts linoprint I made yesterday:
Six days. I cannot wait!!!