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The Last Harry Potter Release Party

Nov. 2nd, 2011 | 12:59 pm
posted by: wiirenet in hp_chicago


https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=240674089324081

So we had an amazing time at our Deathly Hallows Bean-Navy Pier march, great time with the movie ending at Leaky Con, and now we are working on a huge last-DVD party in Chicago.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be released on 11/11/11. We have partnered up with FYE for The Last Harry Potter Release Party! Here is the tentative list of activities:

*Costume Contest with a prize donated by FYE
*Trivia Contest with a prize donated by FYE
*$5 raffle for a cauldron full of Harry Potter loot and all proceeds goes to the Harry Potter Alliance
*Snacks and refreshments donated by FYE
*HP fandom tables with crafts, music and more

FYE closes at 8:00 p.m. The costume contest will be at 6:30 p.m. and the trivia contest will be at 7:30 p.m.

After FYE closes we made reservations for us to continue our party at Pizano's Pizza & Pasta which is 2 blocks south of FYE at 61 E Madison.

PLEASE BRING CASH

This is an all ages event.

Come party with us!!!

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DEATHLY HALLOWS IN CHICAGO

Nov. 10th, 2010 | 01:45 pm
posted by: wiirenet in hp_chicago


Hello! Just wanted to share with anyone here. If you are near Chicago, or looking to do some epic traveling for a really fun time for the midnight premiere of Deathy Hallows. Check this out

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147280661953411

My friends and I are planning to do a big Wizard March in downtown Chicago. People will be dressed up and acting ridiculous. We are walking from the Bean, to Navy Pier.

We have tickets reserved for a midnight showing. TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD OUT, not sure if my friend has updated the FB page. Feel free to comment here and I will get you in touch on where to get tickets.

Some of us also have a couple hotel rooms near the theater so we can either crash or party after. Ask for details!

Check out our group page, for some fun pictures of our gatherings or friend me, Annette Willman, and look for my HP Event pics.
You know you want to join us!

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Wizards in Chicago

Nov. 12th, 2008 | 10:51 am
location: Chicago
music: Dreari Inferi
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Hi hp_chicago! I just wanted to let anyone interested know that almost a year ago now, we started a spin-off group called Wizards in Chicago as a way to meet-up with Chicagoland wizard rock fans and attend shows together, etc. We've since had several other meet-ups including Wrockstock, Wrock Chicago, Wrock Reggies, Bristol Rennaisance Faire, Midieval Times, Wrock the Boat and more. We've also just launched the Chicago chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, raised $200 at Wrock Reggies and held our first book drive at the Whompy/JFF show 11/2. We missed the NIU Con due to Wrock the Boat, but want to stay involved and connected with hp_chicago and all local events relating to Harry Potter. Please keep us posted if you plan anything and you can stay in touch with us on our Facebook group "Wizards in Chicago" or at our old haunt myspace.com/wizardsinchicago. Hope you are all well and take care.

Wrock on,
Jen Boxerman

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HP conference set for NIU!

Aug. 14th, 2008 | 06:27 pm
mood: bouncybouncy
music: Harry and the Potters - Felix Felicis
posted by: casey_connors9 in hp_chicago

Hello, fellow HP fans!  Later this fall, my school, Northern Illinois University, is going to be having a Harry Potter conference!  It's on October 31st and November 1st.  Here's the website for more details.  NIU is in DeKalb, which is about two hours away from the city.  I hope to see all of you there!


-Crystal

EDIT: The link isn't working, so just copy and paste this: http://registeruo.niu.edu/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=9244&cc=COE&oc=40

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Aug. 13th, 2008 | 03:37 pm
posted by: scarlet_malfoy in hp_chicago

Hey! I was just wondering how many of you are slash fans... [Unknown LJ tag] and I are going to get together a Chicago-area slashers meet-up group, so please let me know if any of you are slashers and are interested in such a thing! (Of course, I know some of you are =)... but I don't know most of you, so let me know!)

Yay!

♥,
Scarlett

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Newbie

Jul. 17th, 2008 | 10:46 am
posted by: wiirenet in hp_chicago

/Wave
Newbie here. So, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to go to Terminus but can't..

Any of you groups of people planning a Terminus reject meet up lol?

I would so go.

I'm a 20 year old girl who's been a fan for who knows how long.. I recently have decided I need to get out into the world more and since the things that make me happiest right now are my fandoms, and my mind keeps wandering to HP meet ups over any other fandom.. I would love to do something random and meet up with random internet fellow fans. I'm kind of shy, awkward, and weird in real life haha, but hey, I'm a fellow fan, dying over the movie not being out yet, and regretting not saving for Terminus, and spending too many hours on fandom related things in the interwebs.. oh and annoying my boyfriend with my random conversations about HP that he could care less about. I need some fangirls/boys in my life, it gets depressing just reading communities with people I don't know, and talking about HP in real life to people who don't care!

Not HP related, but curious about the people in this comm, anyone going to see Dark Knight Friday-to-saturday midnight at the Batavia IMAX? "Randall 15 IMAX"

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Who's up for Terminus?

May. 29th, 2008 | 11:40 am
posted by: puffkrispy in hp_chicago

Hello, friends! This comm's been really quiet of late, so I thought I would throw this (very obvious) question out there for you guys. Who all's planning on attending the Terminus con in early August (7-11th, to be exact)? I am definitely planning on going and would love to start working out some meet-ups so we can get some hp_chicago love goin'. 

So who's in? 

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Terminus Meet-up This Weekend!

Mar. 17th, 2008 | 01:41 pm
location: Chicago, IL
music: Wrock Chicago
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Dear hp_chicago friends,
The Terminus staff will be back in Chicago this weekend meeting with the Hilton Chicago Hotel and would like to meet-up with local Harry Potter fans. If you're in town and would like to hang out, ask questions and meet our team, please join us!

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2008
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., give or take
Location: Kitty O'Shea's, the reconstructed Irish pub (with the Irish bartenders!) located in the Hilton Chicago Hotel at 720 South Michigan Avenue
How will you find us?: We'll be wearing Terminus gear! 

We'd love to hear from you in the comments below and hope to see you there! 

Jen Boxerman
Local and Press Coordinator
Terminus

Visit our livejournal community at http://community.livejournal.com/terminus2008/
 
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The Remus Lupins this Sunday!

Mar. 10th, 2008 | 03:34 pm
location: Chicago, IL
music: The Remus Lupins
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Join the fanWICHes at The Remus Lupins wizard rock show this Sunday 3/16 at The Magic Tree Bookstore Oak Park, IL at 3pm.   If enough people are interested, we will continue to Diagon Alley's Chicago studio to hang out during rehearsal at 8:30pm. To keep posted on wizard rock outings,  join Wizards in Chicago (WICH) and rsvp at myspace.com/wizardsinchicago
We hope to dance with you there!  Jen

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Chicago Slash Meetup

Feb. 19th, 2008 | 11:48 pm
posted by: scarlet_malfoy in hp_chicago

Soooo...

Which of you crazy, crazy hp fans are slashers and would like to meet up in Chicago with me and alaana_fair? (You can be any kind of slasher fan... I'm H/D, myself ;)

We plan on having dinner at a restaurant in Boystown (which is, for you Prophecy-goers, the equivalent of the Church St. Area in Toronto... for everyone else, it is aka Lakeview) and then having a fun night scouting out the Boystown clubs and such!

Date: Saturday, March 15th
Place: Boystown! And the restaurant is TBA
Time: TBA, as well ... I think we'll wait to see how much interest there is and find a time that's good for everybody!

Please reply to this comment with a 'Yes!' if you plan to attend, and please include your email address so that I can keep you udpated! Thanks! YAYYYY!!!! ♥

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Wizards in Chicago!

Feb. 10th, 2008 | 08:54 pm
location: Chicago, IL
music: Wizard Rock
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

We had a fantastic meet-up today and decided to start our own community called fan_wich for Chicagoland Harry Potter Wizard Rock fans to thrive. Stay tuned on our myspace  here for more details including meet-ups at upcoming shows and more!
Jen

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Meet-up Sunday 2.10

Feb. 5th, 2008 | 06:01 pm
location: Andersonville
mood: sillysilly
music: The Hinky Punks
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

In order to catch-up with each other, discuss Twilight and make plans for upcoming concerts, we have scheduled a meet-up this Sunday.

Who: November meet-up crew and anyone else who would like to join us (kid friendly!)
What: Casual meet-up for friends of the Boy Who Lived, the bands that are keeping the fandom alive and now the Twilight Series!
When: Sunday, February 10, at 1pm.
Where: Sweet Occasions and More, Andersonville
5306 North Clark (at Berwyn)
Chicago, IL 60640
773.275.5190

http://www.sweetoccasionsandmore.com

How: I'll secure a table based on rsvp's and will have my DA sweatshirt and huge Deathly Hallows Bag with me. If enough of us convene then we can try to adjourn to the party room in the back. There's street parking. Public Transpo: Take CTA 22 Clark bus, CTA red line to Berwyn Stop and walk .5 miles West, or Ravenswood Metra stop and walk N on Ravenswood and Rt on Berwyn to Clark (approx. 1 mile).

Why: Because we are psyched about making new friends, sharing wizard rock music (and twirock!), discussing these and other books (did I mention that Twilight is definitely on the agenda? : ), attending HP cons, wrock shows, wrockstock and parties and keeping up on current events! 

Please RSVP in the comments and if you cannot make it then we hope to meet you next time! Jen

For more information about Wizard Rock, check out the Wrock Chicago features this month here.

 

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The Remus Lupins 12/2

Nov. 25th, 2007 | 08:00 pm
location: Magic Tree Bookstore
music: The Remus Lupins
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Dear hp_chicago friends- Join us at the next wrock show a week from today! RSVP so we can dance together and let people know if you want travel buddies. It's a small venue, so plan to get there early. I'll be the one with the HP7 bag. Hope to see you there! Jen P.S. Know of other wizard rock shows in the area? Please let us know!

The Remus Lupins

3:00 PM December, 2 2007 at Magic Tree Bookstore
Oak Park, Illinois
Cost : FREE

Come hang out for an intimate acoustic show at the coolest bookstore in Oak Park!

http://theremuslupins.com/

There's also a muggle ball on Sat. Details below.

December, 1 2007 7pm at NIU Muggle Ball
Altgeld Hall on the Campus of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Cost : $5

The 2nd Annual Muggle Ball!! Woohooo!! A wrocking set by The Remus Lupins, followed by refreshments and an actual WIZARD DANCE PARTY!! For More Information, please check out the NIU Muggle Ball website at www.niu.edu/CLASEP

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Let's Meetup this Sunday 11/18!

Nov. 13th, 2007 | 11:49 am
location: Andersonville
mood: giddygiddy
music: Ministry of Magic
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Need your Harry Potter fix?
Feeling spontaneous?
Ready to get in the holiday mood? 

Let's meetup this Sunday to enjoy sweet treats at the next best place since Honeydukes.

Who: meetup.com, hp_chicago and anyone else who would like to come (kid friendly!)
What: Casual meetup for friends of the Boy Who Lived and the bands that are keeping the series alive
When: Sunday, November 18, from 2-4pm.
Where: Sweet Occasions and More, Andersonville
5306 North Clark (at Berwyn)
Chicago, IL 60640
773.275.5190
http://www.sweetoccasionsandmore.com
How: I'll try to secure a table based on RSVP's and will have my DA sweatshirt and huge Deathly Hallows Bag with me. If enough of us convene then we can adjourn to the party room in the back. There's street parking. Public Transpo: Take CTA 22 Clark bus, CTA red line to Berwyn Stop and walk .5 miles West, or Ravenswood Metra stop and walk N on Ravenswood and Rt on Berwyn to Clark (approx. 1 mile). 
Why: Because I am new to the fandom, psyched about making new friends, sharing wizard rock music, discussing these and other books, attending HP cons, concerts and parties and keeping up on current events!

Please RSVP and if you cannot make it then I hope to meet you next time!
Jen

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hi!

Nov. 9th, 2007 | 04:30 pm
posted by: jem_i_am in hp_chicago

Hi everyone! I just joined this community so I thought I'd give a quick intro to myself! I'm not sure if this is the right place to do this, but forgive me - I'm clueless with LJ!

My name's Jen, I'm 21, I love HP and wrock!!  I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you and hopefully hosting some awesome wrock shows in the area! 

I road trip everywhere for wrock shows... with my next trip being Evil Day in NY Dec. 8th and then the Yule Ball Dec. 9th!  Anyone going to either of those events??  I went to Wrockstock last month, which rocked! Anyone go to that?  Oh! And I'm registered and pumped for Terminus!!!

And if anyone ever wants to tag along to a show, my best friend Susan and I would be more than happy to have you join us! We're nice - I promise!

 

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meetup.com members

Nov. 1st, 2007 | 01:24 pm
location: Chicago
mood: energeticenergetic
music: Ministry of Magic
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Dear new HP Friends,
I also joined the meetup.com group last week and although I was the only rsvp for the Sat. meetup (and decided not to attend), I did meetup with one of their members at the wizard rock show on Monday and was glad that I posted on both sites!

I received an email today that the organizer for this group stepped down. I would consider becoming the organizer except that I cannot assume the monthly membership fees, or the time commitment. Also, I am excited about hp_chicago and see that there is some membership crossover with this and the meetup.com group. 

I proposed on the meetup.com message board that if someone else doesn't assume the organizer position by the 14 day deadline- that those of us who are interested in remaining active join this hp_chicago livejournal community group. Being new, I am seeking your feedback. If the majority here prefers that we start a separate livejournal community page, just let me know. Either way- a few of us plan to schedule a meetup to hang out again soon. There are so many reasons to stay involved, so many things to discuss and so many exciting events coming up where we can represent (not the least of which is Terminus 2008 here in Chicago where I hear other lj city groups might share tables at the con)! Anyhoo- I hope that we all stay involved and have a happy Halloween week!! 
Jen "Long Live Fred"
 

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Need a ride to Whompy 10.29!

Oct. 23rd, 2007 | 09:53 pm
location: Chicago
mood: calmcalm
music: Whompy
posted by: jensjourney in hp_chicago

Hello hp_chicago. I'm a new member looking for friends to dance with and possibly carpool to the whomping willows/remus lupins/neville show at the Rolling Meadows library next Monday 5pm. I would love a ride back into the city when it's over and can make my own way to the northside if andersonville is out of the way. Either way I'm excited to meet other HP fan friends and would love to get involved in other hp events/meetups. Jen

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Terminus Meetup This Weekend

Aug. 28th, 2007 | 07:42 am
posted by: terminus_amy in hp_chicago

Hi everyone,

The Terminus team will be in Chicago this weekend meeting with the Hilton Chicago Hotel; touring the city for amenities, attractions and restaurants that our attendees might find interesting; and generally having a ball in the Windy City.

As part of our trip, we'd love to meet with local Harry Potter fans. If you're in town and you'd like to hang out, ask any question you can imagine and meet our team, please join us!

Date: Friday, August 31, 2007
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., give or take
Location: Kitty O'Shea's, the reconstructed Irish pub (with the Irish bartenders!) located in the Hilton Chicago Hotel at 720 South Michigan Avenue
How will you find us?: We'll be wearing Terminus gear!

Thank you, _lady_narcissa_, for inviting us to post this here!

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Harry and the Potters & Draco and the Malfoys...

Aug. 14th, 2007 | 11:53 pm
posted by: forwardish in hp_chicago

August 18th, Saturday
Bensenville, IL
Bensenville Community Public Library
5:00pm, FREE!
200 S. Church Rd, Bensenville, IL 60106


OK... FREE CONCERT.
I know someone posted about this earlier, but who feels like meeting up at the concert?!?!?!
BUELLER? BUELLER?

Someone, please? Good way to make friends, no?

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Harry and the Potters

Jul. 16th, 2007 | 09:17 am
posted by: _lady_narcissa_ in hp_chicago

The music group Harry and the Potters will be appearing in Chicago this week. Here is the info:

July, 17 2007
Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Cost : Free!

Anyone going? Anyone interested in going???????

http://www.myspace.com/harryandthepotters

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