Calling All Witches and Wizards! MSN-Sponsored Harry Potter Look-Alike Contest At Barnes & Noble University Village

The winning Harry Potter contemplates his next spell after the Harry Potter Look-Alike contest. Click image for high-res version.

What: A magical evening of fun and prizes, where more than 500 children from across King County are expected to come dressed as one of three Harry Potter characters — Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger or Harry himself — for an MSN® sponsored Harry Potter Look-Alike contest on the eve of one of the most anticipated events in children’s literature history.

Why: The winning children will be crowned Honorary Gryffindors, and will be the envy of children everywhere.

Who: Three wizards- and witches-in-training will win the title of Best Harry Potter Look-Alike, provided their costumes meet the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s dress code. Prizes include a copy of J.K. Rowling’s latest spellbinder, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” and Harry Potter-themed Barnes & Noble gift certificates. Two additional Muggles will receive gift certificates, based on random drawings held at the event.

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers at University Village

2700 N.E. University Village

Seattle, WA 98105

When: Friday, June 20, 2003

9 p.m. PDT

What Else: A live webcast with J.K. Rowling on Thursday, June 26, at 8 a.m. PDT. Children are invited to watch and listen to the author read from her book and answer questions about Harry — only on MSN at .

Photos from the event (
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All the Harry Potters.

All the Harry Potters with the MSN Butterfly Wizard.

The winning Harry Potter with the MSN Butterfly Wizard.

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are crowned Honorary Gryffindors by the MSN Buttterfly Wizard and attendants.

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