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Ithaca College sophomore Brooke Bernhardt cosplays as the character Lup from the Adventure Zone. Last year, Bernhardt attended Wizarding Weekend and competed in the annual cosplay competition at the event.

Wizarding Weekend fosters rich costuming culture

By Arleigh Rodgers October 24, 2019

In the lounge of Terrace 12, Ithaca College sophomore Brooke Bernhardt brushes strands of a cascading platinum blonde wig with a small hairbrush. She runs her fingers through its locks between strokes...

WATCH: Harry Potter fans unite for Wizarding Weekend

WATCH: “Harry Potter” fans unite for Wizarding Weekend

By Ithacan Staff November 1, 2017
The Ithaca community came together from Oct. 27 to 29 to celebrate the third annual Wizarding Weekend.
Editorial: Local festivals are a great way to visit downtown

Editorial: Local festivals are a great way to visit downtown

October 25, 2017
After all, Ithaca has been named as one of the best college towns in America for a reason — it has a quirky, charming culture that is impossible to describe.
Emma Pfleegor wears the Sorting Hat at Wizarding Weekend 2016.  The festival features vendors, Quidditch, wizarding chess and wizard duels.

Witches and wizards wave wands at whimsical weekend

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer October 25, 2017
With the flick of a wand, thousands of people RSVP’d for the event, bringing in over 8,000 attendees from across the country.
Puzzles and clues lead Ithaca adventurers to escape room

Puzzles and clues lead Ithaca adventurers to escape room

By Irina Noonan, Staff Writer February 1, 2017
The company, co-owned by Ithaca local Ray Weaver and James Potocki, opened the doors to its interactive adventure game in October.
From left, sophomores Amy Jacobson and Christine McKinnie, the founders of Dumbledores Army, sport Harry Potter T-shirts.

New ‘Harry Potter’ fan club emerges at Ithaca College

By Silas White, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
IC’s Dumbledore’s Army is a club that sophomores Christine McKinnie and Amy Jacobson created in mid-September.
A child dressed up as a wizard for the first annual Wizarding Weekend, which took place Oct. 31, 2015, in downtown Ithaca. A costume contest will be part of this year’s event.

Charmed: Ithaca celebrates second annual Wizarding Weekend

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 19, 2016
Dozens of local Ithaca establishments are participating in Wizarding Weekend, and it has provided opportunities for Ithaca College students as well.
A family dressed up as the Weasley’s for Ithaca’s first Wizarding Weekend on Oct. 31 in downtown Ithaca. Amanda den Hartog/The Ithacan

Spellbound: Crowds flock to Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend

November 4, 2015
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.
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