DraigCon Harry Potter convention comes to The Printworks

still from Harry Potter and the Philiosopher's Stone

The DraigCon independent Harry Potter convention returns to Manchester’s The Printworks featuring actors from the films, traders, feasts and more.

We previously reported that the DraigCon Harry Potter convention would return to The Printworks.

Thousands of fans are expected to witness the magic of Harry Potter at The Printworks when the convention returns this weekend.


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You can walk the streets of Diagon Alley to celebrate “the boy who lived’ with fellow Harry Potter fans from across the UK. Savour in the Magic Market Street filled with traders from Harry Potter themed venues whilst feasting on Hagrid’s rock cakes and washing it down with a glass of Butter Beer. You may even get a chance to sample Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.

DraigCon will feature actors from the Harry Potter series, with photo opportunities and Q&A sessions with cast and crew. Joining the event are Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson), Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle), Predrag Bjelac (Igor Karkaroff) and Georgina Leonida (Katie Bell).

To get in the spirit, organisers are encouraging attendees to dress up for the occassions, donning their best invisibility cloaks and waving their magic wands.

The Printworks will also have a number of magical offers on over the weekend including kids eating free at the Hard Rock Cafe (when purchased with an adult meal and 10% off all retail items); 20% of the food bill at Frankie & Benny’s and discounted tickets at Vue cinema.

When does DraigCon Harry Potter convention take place at The Printworks?

DraigCon Harry Potter convention takes place at The Printworks, Manchester, from 6-7 July 2019.

Mark Kelly

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