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.