Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Book Release Party

Presented by Salt Lake Comic Con, Weller Book Works and Trolley Square
July 30, 2016
600 S 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Celebrate all things Harry Potter with Salt Lake Comic Con, Weller Book Works, and Trolley Square. Join us on Saturday, July 30th for our official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Party!

Only 240 copies of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child are available for pre-order. Support local Utah business Weller Book Works by pre-purchasing your copy from us.

Pre-orders of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child have SOLD OUT. Thank you for supporting local Utah business Weller Book Works. T-shirt are no longer available for pre-order as well. Note: All orders must be picked-up at the Book Release Party, no exceptions.

About the Book

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. 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 – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production 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.

About The Party

Salt Lake Comic Con is excited to partner with Weller Book Works and Trolley Square for this event. The Party is all-ages friendly and is FREE to attend. Please enter on the South End of Trolley Square on 600 South. There will be drinks and food from local vendors like Pizza Cone ZoneThe Ramen, Donut Kabobs and Coffee Connection!

Kids’ Activities:

9:00-11pm – Harry Potter Coloring Station (inside Weller Book Works)

9:30-10:00pm – Sorting Hat Ceremony (Ages 12 & Under)

Panel Discussions in the Panel Room:

9:15-10:00 pm – The Harry Potter Fandom: Why Potterheads are the Best
Panelists: Tim Drake (M), Dezcreepcore, Patrick Gibbs, J.R. Johansson, Amber Dahl

10:15-11:00 pm – Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts: What We Know and What We Think We Know
Panelists: Robert J. Defendi (M), Bryan Young, Dawn Pink, Brittany Casselman, Jaclyn Weist

11:30pm-12:30am – Are You Smarter than a Death Eater? The Ultimate Harry Potter Quiz, Brought to You by the Daily Prophet – The competition will feature up to 10 teams comprising of 2-4 individuals. If you would like to participate, please join us in the Panel Room at the event from 11-11:30pm to sign up your team. Each team will select a name inspired from the Harry Potter universe (no house names will be allowed).

Each team will be supplied with quiz forms and a pen charmed with an anti-cheating spell. Each round will consist of 10 questions of varying difficulty taken primarily from the Harry Potter books and films. Each question will be be awarded with a point value based on its level of difficulty and/or if it has multiple answers.

After each round, the teams will hand in their quiz forms, and their answers will then be will checked and tallied with the appropriate points. The point potential for each round will increase, which will give teams who are behind the chance to catch up.

At the end of the competition the team with the most points will be declared the winner. There will be a second and third place team as well, again based on their total points.

  • Round One: Questions will be worth 1-5 points.
  • Round Two: Questions will be worth 2-10 points.
  • Round Three: Questions will be worth 4-15 points.
  • Round Four: Questions will be worth 8-20 points.
Rules: Each team will have a maximum of 30 seconds to answer questions. Answers will be written on the quiz forms only, and not spoken aloud until after the round. All phones, tablets, laptops and Harry Potter books are not allowed. Anyone caught trying to text or Google an answer will be disqualified from the competition.Players are allowed to ask the quiz-master to repeat a question at any time during the round.


9-11PM – Creature Encounters – Get a hands-on experience with snakes, scorpions, spiders and all kinds of FANTASTIC BEASTS inside Weller Book Works from 9-11pm courtesy of Creature Encounters. Creature Encounters offers safe educational and entertaining hands on encounters with Reptiles, Arachnids, Insects and more.

10:15-10:45 pm – Live Performance by Andrew Nadon: A Little Mentalist
Andrew mixes his own, quirky take on traditional magic with the kinds of magic that we all want to believe in; mind reading, predictions and imagining things to life.

11PM – Cosplay Contest – Sign-up for the Cosplay Contest at the event until 10:30pm. Cosplay contest will begin at 11pm. We will have volunteers to assist you. Winners will be determined by audience applause, so bring your friends to cheer you on! All participants will receive an upgradable Salt Lake Comic Con 2016‬ Thursday Pass. The winner in each category will receive one Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 VIP Pass! Categories: Best Female Character Costume, Best Male Character Costume, Best Magical Creature Costume, and Best Children’s Costume (ages 8 and younger). Contest is for Harry Potter-themed costumes only.