Harry Potter and the Cursed Child midnight opening in Reykjavík

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you like dressing up? Do you have a homemade wand that you reckon is good enough to win some prices? Do you like indie computer games? Are you a Pokémon Go fan?

If you're a Harry Potter fan then you should head down to Nexus in Nóatún 17, 105 Reykjavík on Saturday the 30th of July. At 23:01 in the evening sales of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child start - when it is a minute past midnight in the UK on Harry Potter's birthday.

Nexus is a game shop in Reykjavík where you can find all sorts of games. Before the release of Harry Potter's last book they also had a similar opening that was a lot of fun. 

The schedule for Saturday is as follows:

  • 18:00-20:00 People are welcome to bring whatever they want to put on the BBQ

  • 18:00 Registration for the wand competition starts (prizes for the best made homemade wand)

  • 18:30-20:00 Quiz

  • 20:00 Registration for costume competition

  • 21:00 Prizes given for the best costume

  • 22:00 Prizes given for the best wand

  • 22:45 Raising of wands to salute late Alan Rickman

  • 23:00 Shop opens again

  • 23:01 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sales begin

You can also pre-order the new book (which is a theatrical script, the premiere of which is happening the same night in London) through Nexus.

Find out more information on their facebook event :)

Are you a fan of games?

If you're a fan of games - there's a free talk about games happening in the Grandi area tonight (Friday the 29th of July) at The Travelling Embassy of Rockall.

A talk about games by Jonatan van Hove at The Travelling Embassy of Rockall

Jonatan van Hove from Glitchnap will be talking about the indie gaming community and introducing what's happening in the game world. This is a talk about indie games, that are very playful and experimental - so you're bound to learn something new!

Find the facebook event for the talk of Games by Jonatan van Hove here. It starts at 7pm - and I'm going to be there :) There's also great music by asdfhg afterwards, that I'm super excited to see perform!

The Travelling Embassy of Rockall is a community of people that organize free lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops in an area where they have built a library, exhibition space, a stage and a café to name a few. Their idea is to raise questions about what kind of a society we all want to live in, and how we can change our society to become an even better one. I urge people to check it out, there is an exciting schedule each week until the end of September.

Their weekly schedule can be found on Rockall's facebook site.

And also, right next to it my theatre and events company Huldufugl is building a maze for Culture Night. More on that in another blog! :)

Pokémon Go has taken over the city of Reykjavík, with lures placed all over town. I haven't played it myself yet so I don't have much to say about it, except that it seems to be really taking off here because the streets are packed with people of all ages looking for Pokémon at all times!

So, have a good weekend full of games and fun :)

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