Infinitus, the seventh event by HPEF, will take place July 15-18 ,2010 in Orlando,
Florida – home to the all-new "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" only at Universal’s
Islands of Adventure® .
As always, registrants can expect our usual strong and diverse program offerings
covering topics from Alchemy to Zoology and every subject in between. Our unique,
once-in-a-lifetime agenda will also include "Night of a Thousand Wizards" after park
close on July 16 at the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter", which will give our attendees
exclusive access to explore and immerse themselves in the wizarding world as nobody
Most of the programming and events will take place at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort
at Universal Orlando® only a 10-minute boat-ride or 12-minute walk from Islands
of Adventure, home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Registrants staying at any of the three Universal Orlando® Resort hotels will get
to utilize special perks, including early-morning admission to Islands of Adventure
including the WWoHP, Express Passes that will allow quicker access to many rides,
including the Dragon Challenge™ and Flight of the Hippogriff,™ and the chance to
stay in a room with a view of Hogwarts.
Infinitus starts on Thursday at noon with Wizard Chess, a choreographed performance
on the field behind the hotel function lawn outside the conference area, then leads
into the afternoon with our Welcoming Feast, scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM at the
Royal Pacific. Quidditch, as well as Formal and Informal programming, start that
afternoon, and the day is rounded off with organized meet-ups, Wizard Rock concerts,
activities in the Common Room and Quidditch If you wish to organize a meet-up on
this or any day (i.e. for your fandom group) please contact heidi@Infinitus2010.org.
Also, from Thursday morning on, you'll be able to visit the Vendor Room, Art Gallery
and Common Room, home to our Fandom Museum. Bring a photo, ticket stub, souvenir
or another small or flat item to donate to the Museum, and we'll find a place for
it on the wall. You can also submit fanart - drawings, sculpture, costumes, crafts,
games, or anything in two- or three-dimensions - for our gallery; if you'd like to
see your magically creative works hanging in our gallery, you can find more information
On Thursday we are also hosting two special, creative experiences - an amazing writing
workshop with best-selling YA novelist Joyce Sweeney from 8 AM until 1:30 PM on Thursday,
which includes continental breakfast, and is priced at $60, and the Fandom Craft
Faire in the evening where creative fans who make less than $5,000 annually from
their craft sales can showcase and/or sell their works. If you'd like to reserve
a table at the Faire, you can add it to your registration for $25; tables must be
reserved by June 30.
Don't forget the Wizard Rock concerts including performances from The Remus Lupins,
Whomping Willows, House of Black, Ministry of Magic and more; learn more here.
If you have a Friday and/or Saturday-only registration, you can still enjoy all
the events and activities on Thursday as well.
Friday begins with a continental breakfast for Merlin's Circle registrants, and Formal
Programming begins at nine o'clock, then continues until five thirty, with a break
for lunch from noon until one thirty. Our keynote speaker for the Friday luncheon
will be announced in April. Also MuggleCast will be doing a live podcast from the
The Kids' Programming Track - capped at 50 kids - will be open on Friday, as well
as Saturday. Learn more atour Kids' Track page.
On Friday afternoon, both Lena Gabrielle's The Final Battle (the sequel to Fair Fortune)
and Harvey Putter & the Ridiculous Premise will have their world premiere.
Later on Friday evening, the celebration will move to the Wizarding World of Harry
Potter for Night of a Thousand Wizards, an exclusive event in the Park just for Infinitus
attendees. Admission to NoaTW is not included with any Infinitus registration; all
staff, volunteers and registrants must purchase a ticket to attend. Night of a Thousand
Wizards and other Park admission ticket information and prices are available here.
Only Infinitus registrants can purchase tickets to NoaTW; however, anyone with any
type of Infinitus registration, be it a Child Reg, Single-Day, Full or Merlin's Circle,
will be able to purchase one ticket to the park event, which we are calling Night
of a Thousand Wizards.
On Saturday, programming will start at 10 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. (we realize that's
early after Friday night but there's so much to do we just had to fit it all in).
Again, Merlin's Circle registrants can enjoy a continental breakfast, including coffee
Pottercast will be hosting a live podcast in the Java Room during the 90 minute lunch
break on Saturday; you can bring a brown bag lunch to the presentation and enjoy
some free coffee at the same time.
Also at noon, Saturday's Keynote Lunch speaker will be one of the brilliant minds
behind Electronic Arts' BrightLight Studios Harry Potter games; you can add the lunch
by modifying your registration or when you register, and the price is $55.
The kids' track will again take place on Saturday, as will Quidditch in the afternoon.
Saturday night, enjoy the Very Potter Musical Sequel Premiere with the Billboard-charting
Team StarKid, join Chris Rankin and Christian Coulson for dessert, then meet up with
everyone at the Ball, which will go into the wee hours. Plus, there's more Wizard
Rock after the ball, at the Midnight Comedy Slam, which starts at 12:30 AM (technically
Sunday morning is your chance to say farewell for now to friends old and new. The
Leaving Feast begins at 10:30, and we'll start the charity auction of Infinitus memorabilia,
fanartistry and more at about 11:00. As always, proceeds will go to charities, including
Kids Need to Read and the HP Alliance.
Discounted tickets to both Universal Orlando theme parks are on sale via the Infinitus
website - no theme park tickets are included with your Infinitus registration, and
you cannot get into any Infinitus programming or events with theme park tickets (although
the vendor room and gallery will be open to the general public at select times, including
all of the open hours on Thursday).
Still to be added to the finalized schedule are meet-ups, fan films, the vidding
show and a few more surprises. Keep your eye on this page, or the following sites,
for updates and information: