Margaret Kaminski, founder and organizer of Brooklyn's PotterCon. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Paper.

Margaret Kaminski, founder and organizer of Brooklyn's PotterCon. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Paper.

PotterCon is Brooklyn's #1 daydrinking convention for adult Harry Potter fans, founded and organized by Margaret Kaminski. In its inaugural year at The Bell House in Gowanus, PotterCon 2014 attracted over 600 guests from across the tri-state area. This past year, the 400-ticket presale sold out in under a week almost a month in advance. On August 1st, 2015, almost 1,000 attendees waited in line for up to three hours to participate in the day's festivities, including a live comedian-hosted sorting ceremony, trivia, a costume contest, and various Hogwarts-themed treats and cocktails. 

Accio press!


Brooklyn Magazine: A Harry Potter Freak Sorts Brooklyn Neighborhoods into Hogwarts Houses

Bedford+Bowery: Hundreds of Harry Potterheads Explored Their ‘Weird Addiction’ at PotterCon

YA Interrobang: Pottercon to charm adult fans on August 1

Brooklyn Magazine: Behold the Magical Day-Drinking Extravaganza That Was PotterCon 2015

Bedford+Bowery: VIDEO: Potterheads Wait For Hours to Get Into PotterCon 2015


Photo Galleries

Refinery 29: Even Muggles Can Enjoy Magical Pics From PotterCon 2015

Bustle: 21 Harry Potter Fans Share The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Them (No, They're Not All Virgins) 

MoviePilot: PotterCon 2015 Fan Photos Prove Even the Most Casual Cosplays Can Be Magical


Event Roundups

The New York Times: Spare Times for July 31st-August 6th

Conde Nast Traveler: Trending at Traveler: What Inspired Us This Week

Bedford+Bowery: Harry Potter and Ferris Bueller Come Alive For These Adults-Only Tributes

TimeOut NY: 24 super-cool things to do in New York this weekend

TimeOut NY: Things to Do—PotterCon 

Brightest Young Things: NYC Best Weekend Bets 

Brokelyn: Blunder through a burlesque show, and 18 more ways to have a wild weekend

The Weekender: Planning a trip to NYC this weekend? Here are 10 things you can’t miss

NewYork.com: New York in August: 15 Things You Can’t Miss

The Skint: Around Town (Coming Up)

The Skint: Around Town Today

The Skint: Sat-Sun 8/1-2: Skint Weekend

Metro: 15 things to do this week in NYC, July 31-Aug. 5

Mesh: Mesh Date Night: The Best Things to Do This Week

This Week in Awesome: This Weekend in Awesome, July 31 – Aug. 2

Sci/Ish: How to Keep Your Weekend Sci/Ishtific



Nifty NYC: PotterCon

Yelp: PotterCon

AllEvents.in Brooklyn: PotterCon

KudaGo.com: PotterCon

City Guide: PotterCon

Pulsd: PotterCon



2014 Press

Refinery 29: This Is What Adult Hogwarts Looks Like

TimeOut New York: Things to Do - PotterCon

TimeOut New York: 12 Super-Cool Things to Do this Weekend

The Brooklyn Paper: A Harry Potter Party for Grown Ups (and interview with Margaret Kaminski)

Brokelyn: PotterCon and 21 Other Magical Things to do this Weekend

News 12 Brooklyn: Residents hop on brooms to attend PotterCon at The Bell House in Gowanus (and on-air interview with Margaret Kaminski)

Village Voice: Muggle Born

The New York Times - City Room Blog: New York Today: Life Without the G

NewYork.com: Weekend Hotlist

Racked: Joe Fresh Does Activewear; Pottercon Takes NYC

Explore Brooklyn: PotterCon

Pulsd: PotterCon

YA Interrobang: Muggles to Attend PotterCon this Saturday

I'm Not a Tourist I Swear: The Wonderful Wizarding World of PotterCon

BigAppled.com: 7 Budget-Friendly Activities for Summer Fun in NYC This Week

This Week In Awesome: July 31 - August 6th

Brightest Young Things: NYC Best Weekend Bets

Stupid Dope: Plan Your Weekend WIth This Week's Top 10 Things to Do in NYC

Stage Buddy: PotterCon @ The Bell House

ScoutMob: What to Do this Weekend


Park Slope Stoop: Park Slope Planner - The Best Events July 31-August 3


**PotterCon is a Harry Potter fan event that is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.

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