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Vacation Part 6: Harry Potter Press Weekend in NYC



  Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
The weekend I got back from Florida I headed straight for New York City (well...Sunday morning on the 8:51 am train) for Harry Potter press events! Warner Bros. invited me, along with other fan site owners to a bunch of events to promote the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition and the release of the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 DVD/BluRay. It was AMAZING, this post is a bit long-winded, but I figured I would do a play by play for this, ha ha! Click any of the photos to see them larger.
The weekend started with a meet and greet breakfast where we met some reps from Warner Bros and each other (since many of us fan site owners hadn't met one another).  We were also shown some exclusive clips from the DVD and given AWESOME goody bags!  After that we were shuttled to the SoHo Apple store for a Cast Q& session.  At this event fans asked the actors questions and we listened (ha ha).
Then Monday was the big day! We had a press conference with the cast in the morning (the audio is below this paragraph) where 14 cast members and the 2 producers were present.  We were split into 2 groups (fan sites and Main Stream Media) and had 2 different question sessions that were about a half hour each. When we were leaving I ended up in between Bonnie Wright (Ginny) and Natalia Tena (Tonks) on the escalator, so I asked Natalia about her awesome jacket. It turns out her friend made it, but sadly I don't have a photo of it.  After the press conference my friend Lori and I had a few hours to kill before the Red Carpet event so we went to lunch and walked around Times Square a bit.








Then it was off to the Red Carpet!! Before the stars arrived Warner Bros asked each of us fan site owners if we would like to be interviewed for something special they are cooking up. So we got to stand on the red carpet in front of a camera and be interviewed! I hope I didn't sound like a total idiot. Then at 7 the stars started to arrive and we had to try to get photos of them which was difficult because dumb people kept getting in our way even though we were the ones who were supposed to be taking photos...GRR! Even my girl crush Clemence Poesy was there looking gorgeous! WOO! You can see all the photos I took at the event here!
After the red carpet we were taken to the Hard Rock Cafe and had a nice dinner and chatted the night away! Sooo much fun, I actually wasn't as shy as I usually am and was talking to everyone. I hope we all keep in touch, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. I didn't want to leave but sadly I had to catch the 11:22 train home so I could go to work the next morning...gross! But here is what I had for dinner, along with a HUGE sundae!
So yea...Warner Bros is awesome and I love that they take such good care of fan site owners and support us so much!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

29 comments:

  1. wooooow!!!
    see all them sooo close!!
    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love HP too!!

    xoxo
    http://tastemycloset.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow, I'm so jealous! I love all the photos.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG! That must've been amazing! Would literally die of excitement! You're so lucky!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  4. Im jealous... but just because it looks like so much fun... I never really got the big deal with Harry Potter.

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  5. How amazing!!! Good for you...love all the pics!!!

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  6. this looks so fun! i love hearing about your harry potter excursions!

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  7. This looks so great! And I can't believe the last movie is almost upon us! Yeah, we'll try to meet in London, but I'll understand if you ditch me to have lunch with Bonnie Wright! ; )

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  8. Wow, I've just loved reading all your recaps! What an amazing opportunity! 2011 has been one fab year for you so far - congratulations!!!

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  9. Ahhhh, how exciting! And Clemence was so CLOSE!

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  10. Umm, well this sounds pretty flippin' amazing!! You were so close to the stars!!

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  11. loving all these photos!! looks like such an adventure!
    xoxo

    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

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  12. This is AMAZING! I can't believe you got to experience all of this! How incredible!!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  13. :) It was fun! So glad we got to meet and fangirl our girl!

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  14. Oh my goodness it has been an exciting couple weeks for you!! This sounds like you had an amazing opportunity and trip. So glad!

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  15. Love your blog! Sounds like you had such a blast! I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and love that WB treats the fan site owners so well.

    Diego
    www.howtozipyourfly.com

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  16. Wow, you sure have had a lot of fun lately! I'm not a HP fan, so I can't say much about this, but I'm glad you had tons of fun! The dinner looks delish.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awesome event. They've thought of every detail.

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  18. OMG! That looks like an awesome time! Clemence looks amazingly gorgeous!

    XXASAB
    http://angelaseeangelablog.wordpress.com/winter-ready/

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  19. Wow, so many of the actors and actresses look nearly unrecognizable to me now! I just noticed Fred and George after going through the pictures three times! With dark hair! OMG. They're my favorite.

    This looks so cool; it must have been awesome to attend! You managed to get some really awesome pictures, too. And yum @ the huge sundae. My sweet tooth is in action right now.

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  20. You must have had so much fun!

    Love,
    Teresa

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  21. Ilove your blog
    lovely pictures
    xxx

    www.fashionapp.blogspot.com

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  22. Awesome - I'm such a big fan of the Harry Potter series... lucky you!!!


    Kisses
    http://miriscastle.blogspot.com/

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  23. It sounds like you were super busy then :) What a great opportunity though, and I bet getting interviewed on the red carpet was great :D


    DayByDiva
    DayByDiva
    DayByDiva

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  24. oh my that is so cool!! i would probably faint if i was that close to clemence, haha. can't wait to see the last one!

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  25. Omg I just cried/ died a little looking at this. you are SO lucky I absolutely love love love the harry potter movies and series. This must have been a dream I'm so jealous!

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