PotterCon at the Bell House

By Noah Hurowitz - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
Watch where you point that: Margaret Kaminski, the organizer of the Harry Potter party PotterCon, wields her magic wand.  Photo by Jason Speakman

Watch where you point that: Margaret Kaminski, the organizer of the Harry Potter party PotterCon, wields her magic wand.
Photo by Jason Speakman

Call it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer.

A party for Harry Potter-loving muggles is coming to the Bell House in Gowanus on Aug. 2. And unlike the books, this event is strictly for adults.

“There is going to be a little more debauchery,” said PotterCon organizer Margaret Kaminski.

The free event promises drinking and other activities restricted from the original target demographic of the books, along with trivia, a sorting ceremony, and an Instagram-based costume contest.

Kaminski started PotterCon last year as a small party with about 10 of her friends at Freddy’s Bar in Park Slope. Her pals indulged her Harry Potter obsession, she said, telling her the party could stand in as her birthday party that year. But when other acquaintances started griping that they hadn’t been invited, she realized the event had broader appeal.

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