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Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Join us for an entire weekend Full of Fantastic Beasts! Beastly read-alouds, crafts, Trivia and Discussion with All Things Potter experts Lorrie Kim & Daughters, and, of course, a great familly movie!
All events are free!
Saturday July 29
All day – Fantastic Beasts Trivia Challenge
10:00 am Fantastically Beastly Story Time
songs, games, and fun (ages 0-3)
12:00 pm Be a Niffler / Build a Niffler
Go on a treasure hunt in the store and then build a Niffler of your own to take home (ages 5+)
1:30 pm Dream Your Own Wizarding World
What kind of magical world would YOU build? What kinds of schools, ministries, and rules for living alongside muggles? Come dream and discuss along with 2 passionate Potter fans ages 9 and 13. For kids, teens, and parents.
6:00 pm Fantastic Beasts Trivia Challenge
Whether you know the answers or have taken a swig of felix felicis, play for Pride and Prizes!
6:30 pm Movie Time: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
along with popcorn and a selection of treats from Kowalski Quality Baked Goods.
9:00 pm –What’s Next in the Potter Universe? A talk and discussion led by Potter Superfan Lorrie Kim (author of Snape: A Definitive Reading)
How does Fantastic Beasts fit into the wizarding world? Now that there are five scheduled Fantastic Beasts movies, what might happen next? Will we still love Dumbledore when this unfolds? How will Newt earn his Order of Merlin? Speculation, deductions, text clues, and wild flights of fancy all welcome! (teens and adults)
Sunday July 30
10:30 am – 1 in Tens of Thousands? Race and sexuality in the Potter Universe Lecture/discussion with Potter expert Lorrie Kim (author of Snape: A Definitive Reading)
With exactly one character out of hundreds identified as gay, J.K. Rowling’s world is way more heteronormative than the Muggle world. And issues of race and racism grow even more troubled as Rowling tries to write wizard history onto Native American and African cultures. We love Potter, and we want our whole selves represented in the world of wizards. Join us for a heated discussion and debate! (geared for older teens and adults)
bagels, tea, and juice will be provided