You might be one of the many fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books who are eagerly anticipating the twentieth anniversary of the magical saga this summer. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the milestone, then read on for some ideas!
Watch The Series Back-To-Back
The first Harry Potter film premiered in the UK back in 2001, and the franchise has been going strong ever since. One of the best ways to celebrate the milestone is to re-watch the entire series in order. There’s no point in watching a movie that you’ve already seen; you might as well watch something new!
Additionally, since J.K. Rowling’s legal team has approved of the Harry Potter film adaptation, it would be wise to buy some of the movie merchandise, specifically the limited edition Blu-ray boxes. These are bound to become collectors items in the years to come.
Attend A Special Screening
One of the best things you can do to celebrate Harry Potter’s twentieth anniversary is to attend a special one-night-only screening of all the films. Aside from the fact that it’s probably the closest thing you’ll get to attending a Harry Potter convention (complete with wand sign-off, robe, and themed buffet), you’ll get to see all the incredible special effects in glorious high definition. Even better? You won’t have to spend a penny!
The Harry Potter series was originally made available as an eBook back in 1996, and was reissued as a mass-market paperback in 2005. That’s right – the books are now available in a cheaper, easier-to-read format! This is undoubtedly good news for fans of the series who wanted to read the books but couldn’t justify the cost of new paperbacks. The special one-night-only screening will allow fans to experience the magical world of Harry Potter firsthand, and in luxury too.
Organize A Study Group
If you’re really determined to celebrate the Harry Potter series’ twentieth anniversary, then you might want to organize a study group with some of your fellow fans. You could each bring a copy of one of the books, and meet up once a week to discuss the series in detail. You could even have a competition to see who can name all the characters or all the places mentioned in the novels. The group could meet once a month to compare character traits, analyse dialogue, and debate the magical qualities of Harry Potter’s wand.
These are just a few ideas to help you celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Harry Potter series. The celebration will be launched in several countries this summer, and throughout the year there will be special screenings, events, and merchandise available for fans. So go ahead – prepare yourself for magical summer 2020!