The Ithaca community came together from Oct. 27 to 29 to celebrate the third annual Wizarding Weekend.
Dozens of local Ithaca establishments are participating in Wizarding Weekend, and it has provided opportunities for Ithaca College students as well.
Back in 2007, there was a trend of videos on YouTube called “What Impact Has Harry Potter Had on Your Life” that inspired responses from many others whose lives had been changed drastically by those seven books about a boy wizard.
This year for Halloween, a group of local Ithaca entrepreneurs came together to organize Ithaca’s first Wizarding Weekend, a celebration held Oct. 31 in Press Bay Alley.
Ithaca College celebrates the life of junior Victoria “Tori” Howell with the Tori Cup, a science-fiction challenge held on campus. Howell died in a car accident in Dryden last year.