#19YearsLater: A Requiem for The Wizarding World

The epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows offered an end, as it opened new beginnings. It took place on September 1st, 2017 (the distant future to all of us consuming book #7 in July of 2007), which was 19 years after the vanquishing of Lord Voldemort. All our favorite characters grew up, some grew apart, and some sprouted new arms on their family trees. We got our first look at Albus Severus Potter, the middle-child if there ever was one, from the now famous Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. In the epilogue Harry talks ‘Al’ down from the ledge, as he wallows in the anguish of growing up:  and, to be honest, we were all right there with him.

 

So, #19YearsLater, we finally reach the pivotal date. J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to commemorate the day. She tweeted out to her fans, letting them know “Today’s the day that Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross for the first time #19YearsLater.” An outpouring of emotion and tweeting cascaded the web. Fan’s were sharing art pieces they made to commemorate the day, gossip about where the characters are now (we’re looking at you Victoire and Teddy), their favorite Potter moments and more. Rowling is one of the most active authors on Twitter, and she honored that by being a big part of the conversation. She spent time replying, and interacting with her fans throughout the day. Of course, we’re at a point now, where we know the story isn’t over. We’ve been handed the golden ticket, we have the next step: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

This 6-hour, 2-part play picks up right where the epilogue left us. We follow Albus Severus on his year first year adventures at Hogwarts, and jeez louise you guys, does he take after his stubborn parents or what?!  Mayhem, adventure, evil, time travel and so much more reels us back into the Wizarding World, as we make our way through an all new harrowing adventure. This play has been playing in London since June 7th, 2016 and will finally be making its Broadway debut in the Spring of 2018. Those looking to head to New York City to catch the show better get their calendars prepped and their credit cards ready. There will be “pre registration” for ticket availability on October 1st, 2017, for Ticketmaster Verified Fans. Then you must log back in, to purchase tickets when they become available on October 12th at 11AM EDT, if you received an access code from the pre-registration (which will be provided on a lottery basis.) This process is expected to be fast paced, with few fans actually procuring tickets in the end- so get your tickets quickly if it’s your dream to be among the first to see the show!

 

The big question is, of course, where will we go next? What is the next Potter adventure? We’ll be sure to keep our extendable ears tuned in as we all wait to hear. In the meantime, check out all the extra materials available on Pottermore.com (including a new interactive tour of Hogwarts!), hit a convention, get tickets to the play, or check out the script that was published if you’d like to use your imagination. Either way, there are an endless numbers of ways to stay engaged in the Wizarding World, so board the Hogwarts Express (literally or figuratively) and choose your next destination now!

 

To find out more, check out the latest episode of Cover to Cover.

 

Originally posted on GoRead.com

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