Harry Potter Fan Convention Opening Thurs. at Margate 146

LACONIA — A five-day Harry Potter fan convention will take place starting Thursday at the Margate Resort.
The MISTI-Con event will feature full-scale vignettes inspired by the look and feel of the films, transforming the Margate and immersing guests in the magic of the Wizarding World's Ministry. MISTI-Con will also include an opening ceremonies performance event, a night-club style wizard rock show, a 24-hour common room, and will be capped off by The Ministry Masquerade, an evening gala taking place in the resort's outdoor events tent.
Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden are scheduled to be special guests. Ellie Darcey-Alden played the role of young Lily Evans in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," seen during Snape's "The Prince's Tale" memory sequence. Her brother, Joseph Darcey-Alden starred in last year's Doctor Who Christmas special "The Snowmen."
Further information about the MISTI-Con is available at www.misti-con.org.