In this Issue
Infinitus 2010 Informal Programming is proud to present….
Fandom: A History
…a tribute to the fans who have found infinite ways to create, craft,
and celebrate their love for all things Potter
This walk-through multimedia museum will display artifacts and memorabilia in a variety
of forms. Through physical, audio, and visual media, the creativity, dedication,
talents, and friendship of our fandom will be displayed for all to enjoy. From costuming
to fan-fiction to Wizard Wrock to collectibles and everything in between, Potter
fans have found countless ways to become involved in the fandom.
Soon we will all
gather once more to embark upon a new era in the Potterverse. With this momentous
occasion, we will finally be able to experience Harry’s world in ways we never imagined.
goal is to celebrate all that we have done, revel in this newest adventure, and begin
our journey to create the future of our fandom. Just imagine the infinite possibilities!
Informal Programing News
Also, remember, we’re having a Photo Scavenger Hunt! We will
be providing teams of up to four Infinitus attendees with a list of characters, scenes,
and crazy creatures related to the wizarding world. It is up to each team to find
the things listed and take a picture of them that can be uploaded onto Flickr. From
there the pictures will be judged by creativity, magical ingenious, and just plain
hilarity for the chance to win fabulous prizes. The winning photos will be made into
a slideshow and played in the common room.
Speaking of the common room, we’ve got
some great programming planned and can’t wait to share it with you. The schedule
is getting it’s final tweaks and will be posted to the Infinitus homepage very soon.
If you want to get the latest updates, you can follow us on Twitter where we’ll be
posting all of our news, updates and more.
Still thinking about volunteering? We’re
looking for Common Room and Fandom Museum volunteers. And hey, there are perks! One
of your favorite bands performing in the common room? Sign up for a volunteer shift
during that time and get the best seat in the house! Email our lovely Volunteer Chair,
Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here are some quick
links that you might find useful before you start your journey to Infinitus:
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
~ Infinitus Informal Programming
Infintus’s Wizard Rock schedule is bigger than ever. Check it out! Listen to
those oldies but goodies at Wizard Rock: Classics Night featuring The Butterbeer
Experience, The Moaning Myrtles, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, The
Whomping Willows & The Remus Lupins. Later, it’s time to dance and be merry at the
Wizard Rock: Pub Night where you can join Witherwings, Swish and Flick, The House
of Black w/MC Kreacher & Ministry of Magic. Then on Saturday, make your way over
to the Wizard Rock: Midnight Comedy Slam for some LOLZ and good times. You can catch
the Blibbering Humdingers, Fred Lives, Quaffle Kids, Hawthorn and Holly & The Parselmouths
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. is Wizard Rock: Classics Night
10 p.m. to Midnight is Wizard Rock: Pub Night
Midnight to 2 a.m. is Wizard Rock: Midnight Comedy Slam
Stay tuned for the
Common Room’s Wizard Rock: Unplugged schedule to be announced on our homepage.
Putter and the Ridiculous Premise
Infinitus guests will be the first to see the long-awaited
feature-length Harry Potter film spoof “Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise”
starring Bryce Cone, Sunny Christian and Joe Scheibelhut. For fans by fans, the film
also features Kiran Shah (“Lord of the Rings”, “Chronicles of Narnia), MuggleNet
webmaster Emerson Spartz, and music by Wizard Rock bands such as The Remus Lupins,
Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls, and Draco and the Malfoys.
The story revolves around
celebrity bad boy wizard Harvey Putter, who discovers through his Snogwarts headmaster,
Professor Mumblemore, that they are all merely fictitious characters in a best-selling
children’s book series. Harvey and his best friends–“poor witch trash” kid Rod Cheesely
and bossy Hernia Grunger–are tasked with collecting seven magical books known as
“Hortexts” in order to escape the book world before the final chapter.
The film premieres
at Infinitus on Friday, July 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. in Banda Sea and you can enjoy
encore showings on Saturday as well.
More information is available here.
& A Very Potter Sequel Premiere
4 PM- 8 PM, Saturday
“A Very Potter Sequel” is an
unofficial, fan-made, parody sequel to the popular A Very Potter Musical series on
Youtube. In case you missed it, check out the original on their youtube channel here.
This is not a ticketed event. Anyone with a full registration, Merlin’s Circle registration
or Saturday Day Pass can attend this premiere. The line will start at 3 p.m. and
doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The room will be cleared after the Potter Pundits panel
so the people in line will be the first to select their seats. There will be reserved
seating for Merlin’s Circle attendees. You can see the StarKid Potter cast at their
merchandise and autograph tables before the show, or have your photo taken with the
cast in Froggy’s Photo Room on Saturday at 11 a.m.; click here to pre-order your
C&C Dessert Factory with Christian Coulson & Chris Rankin
Coulson (Young Tom Riddle from Chamber of Secrets) and Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley)
will be hosting a dessert event on Saturday from 7:30 until 8:45 p.m. Tickets can
be purchased by anyone holding a full registration, a Merlin's Circle registration
or a Saturday registration, and only thirty more tickets are available. Enjoy a chocolate
fountain and mounds of other sweets, plus coffee, tea and lemonade, while participating
in a Q&A with, and enjoying table visits from, Chris and Christian. Tickets are $100
at the North Registration Desk.
In addition, both Chris and Christian will be participating
in many more events at Infinitus, including autograph and photograph sessions during
the weekend; there will be no charge for autographs if you bring your own Harry Potter
book or DVD, and your pass to have your photo taken with Christian and/or Chris.
These tickets are available to purchase and will cost $40 at the door.
Also, if you’re
attending Night of a Thousand Wizards, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets to win
a chance to travel through Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey with either Christian
Coulson or Chris Rankin! We’ll be selling tickets on Thursday and on Friday through
2 p.m. (possibly on Wednesday, too), then drawing the names of six winners later
on Friday. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, and all proceeds from the raffle
will be divided among the HP Alliance, Kids Need to Read and HPEF/Infinitus.
of Frivolity Ball
Costumes of all sorts will be welcome at....
The Night of Frivolity Ball
Have you ever wanted to dance like Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice or
Scarlett and Rhett in Gone With the Wind? Well, this year at Infinitus, you will
have a chance. The Night of Frivolity Ball will begin at 8 p.m. with two formal dances.
Just like Harry and Parvati, you’ll begin your evening spinning through the ballroom
in your fancy dress best.
Never danced before? Don’t worry, we’ll have people there
to help you learn the steps. Simply, show up and enjoy the evening. Still nervous,
we’ll be having a few practice sessions during the week. Thursday, we’ll meet for
practice in Timor Sea at 3:30, and Friday, we’ll be in Java Sea 1 at 3:30.
At 9 p.m.,
the DJ will start playing your favorite Muggle and wizard rock music. Dress can be
anything from casual to formal wear to costumes. It’s just important that you are
there to enjoy the wizard camaraderie – even if you have to wear dress robes that
smell like Ron’s Great Aunt Tessie. Oh, and we’ll have a cash bar where you can purchase
Muggle and magical beverages.
The Ball is included in all Full and Merlin’s Circle
registrations. If you have a one-day or two-day registration, you can add a ball
ticket to your reservation for $20 -or buy one for a friend at the Registration Desk
during its staffed hours, until noon on Saturday. Did we mention that if you happen
to be a Wizard Rock fan, your ball ticket will get you into the Wrock Comedy Jam?
The Final Battle
6-9 PM on Friday in Pacifica 7
The Final Battle is a full-length musical
written by Lena Gabrielle, assisted by Mallory Vance, based on the final 200 pages
of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It features a live orchestra, 50 person
cast and stage crew. Having been directed and rehearsed solely over the Internet,
Infinitus will be the first time the cast and crew has performed this musical, in
Quidditch is all the rage! Come out and support your favorite team
or even join in the fun! The 141st Merlin's Cup Preliminary rounds run from 3:30
p.m.- 6 p.m. on Thursday. The pitch will also be available after the matches for
pick-up Quidditch if you want to test your skills like the pros. On Saturday, from
3 p.m. - 5 p.m., we conclude the event with the always exciting semi-finals and finals
matches and we may have a few surprises as well. After the Merlin's Cup finals, we
will have an exhibition match with players using International Quidditch Association
rules; brooms and all. (Sorry kids, no flying this close to the roller coasters...it
annoys the Dementors.) This year Quidditch will take place right outside the Royal
Pacific conference area on the function lawn. We look forward to seeing you on the
Take a look here for more information and to sign our liability waiver.
Live Wizard Chess
by House of Black Productions
Join us at 12 noon sharp,
on Thursday, July 15th on the event lawn of the Royal Pacific Hotel to witness the
first ever, Live Action Wizard Chess Match.
Performed by the cast of the Sarasota
Medieval Fair and friends, watch as fans of the Harry Potter series bring the books
and the final battle to life. Each character will be a piece on the board and as
moves are called, they will be forced to fight to take a square. By decree of the
Minister of Magic, we will be setting down our wands for more traditional ‘Muggle’
weaponry. Including: swords, staff, axes, rubber chickens, daggers, and much more!
Although, I wouldn’t put it past someone to cheat and bring a wand along! Cheer on
Dumbledore’s Army and the Order of the Phoenix as they step out against the Death
In this final showdown, Voldemort and Harry Potter will face off, surrounded
by their allies and enemies, to duel to the yield....or maybe even to the death.
by: Serade Black, Tatiana422, & mars_reik
The Common Room
Welcome to the Infinitus
Common Room where all houses are welcome!
The Common Room is a place to meet your
friends, play a game or just have a rest. Want to Dance like a Veela or learn more
about the Wizarding World, that’s here too. It’s about finding a relaxing place to
socialize and providing a casual learning experience. Several meetup groups will
be using the space and you too can gather with your friends in the Common Room. Find
out more here. Information, friends, and fun are all waiting for you in the Common
The Art Gallery
Fanartists have outdone themselves this year for Infinitus. Come
see the wonderful pieces our artists have created in our Art Gallery. We’ll also
have some new official Harry Potter artwork from Art Insights courtesy of Leslie
Combermale, including an exclusive piece created just for Infinitus. Leslie will
be leading two sessions in the Art Gallery this year - The Art of Azkaban: A history
and display of official Harry Potter Art (Friday 11 a.m.) and The Art of Storyboarding
(Saturday 1:30 p.m.).
Hours for the Art Gallery are here.
you fall in love with a painting in the Art Gallery? Do you have a few spare galleons
burning a hole in your robes? Then the Infinitus auction is the place for you! Our
artists and other sponsors have provided some wonderful items to go under the auction
hammer. It’s always a lot of fun to watch (anyone remember Snape in a Tub?) - even
if you don’t plan to buy. So stop by, you never know what you might gem you might
Begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday in Pacifica 7.
A Note from Your Friendly Neighborhood
We’re here to help you have the best time that you can at Infinitus.
And to do that, we wanted to let you know some important things like how to report
a lost badge or what to do if you lose yours! We’ve also included a couple reminders
on our badge policy so you can help us makes the queues go faster.
- Your badge is your ticket into the world of Infinitus. Without it you can’t get into
any of Infinitus’s programming events (that includes the formal programming, wizard
rock, A Very Potter Sequel, The Final Battle, the Film Festival room or your Quidditch
team). Oftentimes, attendees store their event tickets in their badge too (like their
NoaTW tickets). Losing your badge is something you want to avoid because while we
can replace your badge, certain tickets are not replaceable. If you lose your Night
of a Thousand Wizard ticket, we will not be able to replace it. (think of it like
- If you find a lonely and abandoned badge on its own, please turn it in to Registration
or find a Pleaze Officer so we can try and match it up with its owner.
- If you lose your badge, please come to Registration or, if it's closed, speak to
the first Pleaze Officer you see because we just may know where it is! If it's at
Registration, you can claim it by showing your photo ID, or by accompanying your
listed chaperone or your parent and having them show their ID. Badges must be claimed
in person. (If you’re putting your ID in your badge, keep an extra close eye on it.)
- If your badge hasn't been turned in, you can get a replacement by paying $30 in cash
at Registration. If Registration is closed, please ask the first Pleaze Officer you
can find and someone from Registration will be able to help you shortly. No replacement
badges will be available between 7 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 AM on Saturday, or after
8 p.m. on Saturday. If you pay for a replacement and then find the original, please
bring them both back to the registration desk during its hours of operation and we
will give you ten dollars back.
- Please keep in mind that Infinitus cannot replace any Night of a Thousand Wizards
tickets or wristbands, Ball wristbands, photograph or autograph tickets or any other
admission media. Please copy down the number on the back of your NoaTW/Universal
Orlando admission ticket and if you lose it, go to the Guest Relations window at
Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios with a photo I.D. and they may be able
to help you.
We’re here to help everyone have a great time at Infinitus. Please take a moment
to read our Code of Conduct. We’ve highlighted a few things below that are important
- All attendees must wear their badges in a visible manner when attending any Infinitus
event. We ask that you wear your badge around your neck so that we can check attendees
into events, particularly the busier ones, more quickly. We would greatly appreciate
your help with that.
- Although it seem like we’re the only ones at the Royal Pacific, please remember that
there are hotel guests who are not attendees of Infinitus. We will have the common
room open late, and activities will be taking place throughout the night on some
nights, so there are definitely places to congregate outside of hotel rooms. Out
of respect for those guests, please be quiet in the hallways of the hotel after 11
- The bartenders at the Royal Pacific Resort, CityWalk and Universal Orlando’s theme
parks including The Hog’s Head Pub at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be
carding anyone who looks like they are under 40, so be sure to bring your ID with
you. Also, the hotel staff reserves the right to confiscate open containers that
contain alcohol unless they were purchased in the conference space including the
Ballroom or elsewhere at the Royal Pacific Resort. The hotel staff also reserves
the right to ask any attendee to remove his or her mask or face coverings when showing
an ID to obtain an alcoholic beverage.
If you have any questions about our Code of Conduct, please feel free to email us
at email@example.com. Once on-site, if you are having issues, you can find the
nearest Pleaze Officer who will be able to direct you to a member of senior staff
who can assist you.
We’re here to help you, so let us know if you have any questions,
find a lost item (or lose one!), or just wanna say hi!
~The Pleaze Officers
The official tag for Infinitus is #infinitus2010 . So when you tweet
about Infinitus, you can use the tag to announce meetups, coordinate with your friends,
find each other in #wwohp and more. Also, we’ll be attempting a Twitter Trend campaign
at different times throughout Infinitus, so stay tuned to (where else?) our Twitter
to be a part of the campaign!
PS: Tempus Tipster says, to vote for The Harry Potter Alliance in the Chase Community
Giving Challenge on Facebook, and the HPA could win $250,000. It takes only 30 seconds.
Go to http://bit.ly/hpaFTW and vote! Voting ends July 12th, but don't wait. They
are competing with over 500,000 organizations. Harry Potter Alliance for The Win!