At 2am the last guest spontaneously left and the first, best Hogwarts Alumni Reunion Party ended.
It was one of the best parties I’ve ever thrown at a con, and I’ve thrown a lot of parties in 20+ years of going to science fiction conventions.
The plot to hold this party was hatched just ten days or so before the con, when I was miraculously moved from the waitlist into the room block (thank you Arisia staff and innkeepers! thank you thank you!). I had plans to run a party for Circlet Press on Friday night, but that meant Saturday night.. (cue “thinking music”).
I emailed some friends, posted on my LJ, and found that I wasn’t the only nut psyched to throw a Harry-Potter-themed party for adults.
I just got my Secret Snape gift and OH. MY. GOODNESS. You Guys. It is beyond wonderfulness! And yet still a secret, as there was no note or name, just a mysterious return address? I shall have to check out the squeeing post over at Pennswoods journal to find out who was the arts-and-crafts master who sent me this!
Thanks to the genius of Pennswoods on LJ , a bunch of us are celebrating Snape’s birthday with a Secret Santa sort of exchange… except it’s Secret Snape. We each put in some preferences on gifts and then received an assignment. I haven’t actually received mine yet, but I thought I’d post a photo of what I sent my recipient.
Tamela, if you haven’t got it yet, it’s coming via Priority Mail in a small box, and don’t look under the cut if you want to be surprised! If you *did* get it and you’re curious for more info… read on… Continue reading →