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‘Fantastic Beasts’ to make magic at VidCon

Here's how to tune in live.


Amanda Pinney

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 21, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 1:56 pm CDT

The magic of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is back with the movie Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and a special event at this year’s VidCon convention in Anaheim, California, is set to make for a spellbinding evening. Harry Potter fans can join their favorite creators by watching the event live on June 22, which has been hinted to be an “elaborate stunt.”

Potterheads can attend the event in person tomorrow night at the Anaheim Convention Center, and other fans will be able to experience the magic from home by watching the event live on YouTube, which airs at 6pm PT. While not much has been revealed about what is in store for the evening, there is hope for some thrilling CGI effects and a visit from one of the movie’s stars. (Could it be Eddie Redmayne?) Online RSPVs to the free event went fast, and there is a waiting list for those still hoping to get a pass.

Fans can stay tuned to the Fantastic Beasts Facebook page for a livestream link:

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This year marks the seventh annual VidCon convention. The gathering  is centered around online video culture, but pulls in movie marketers and industry leaders from around the globe. The three-day event is packed with seminars, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, fan meetups, concerts, movie screenings, and much more.

The Fantastic Beasts movie explores a new era of the Wizarding World and premieres in theaters this November. 

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*First Published: Jun 21, 2016, 5:03 pm CDT