Spend a weekend with Chris Rankin, tour Britain the Harry Potter way

  October 31, 2003 at 12:12 AM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via HP Fan Trips)

HP Fan Trips - a new organization - has announced their 2004 tour, a package featuring planned events in Britain, a weekend with Harry Potter actor Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), a magical land-based Quidditch game, a Hogwarts-style feast and more, all coinciding with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban next June:

'HP Fan Trips' Announces Exclusive Tour of Britain for International Harry Potter Fans with Appearance by Chris Rankin, Actor in Harry Potter Movies

October 31, 2003 - HP Fan Tripsopens in new window has just announced an exclusive tour to Britain in June 2004 for the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film adaptation of JK Rowling's acclaimed novels. Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in the movie series, will spend an entire weekend with the tour's participants.

The tour will travel to exciting film locations seen in the Harry Potter movies, while learning about history and culture of the UK. The National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of Team Handballopens in new window in the United States will be developing rules and regulations for a land-based game of Quidditch and providing UK counterparts to referee the games.

Mr. Rankin will greet guests from around the world during an exciting treasure hunt in London, host a premiere - and possibly private - viewing of the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and meet fans for a discussion after the film. He will also participate in a magical Quidditch match, a special Triwizard Tournament, and a closing banquet.

Crafted by HP Fan Trips and operated by Beyond Boundaries Travel, this "Live the Legend!" tour celebrates the history of wizards, fantasy, and magical creatures using world-class storytellers and ingenious activities. Developed in cooperation with VisitBritain, the official British Tourist Authority, Beyond Boundaries has arranged activities for international guests including book and movie discussions, and a banquet rivaled only by Hogwarts' own feasts.

Top international Harry Potter fan sites have offered their support for this unique experience, including the Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator, FictionAlleyopens in new window, MuggleNetopens in new window, Chris Rankin Onlineopens in new window, UKHarryPotteropens in new window, the HP Lexiconopens in new window, Dark Markopens in new window, Diagon Alleyopens in new window communityopens in new window, Wizard Newsopens in new window and others. The web sites for these organizations have loyal readers in more than 83 countries with over 35,000,000 hits per month.

About HP Fan Trips

HP Fan Trips in July 2003 began planning a Harry Potter fan's dream vacation, focused around the premiere of the third Harry Potter film. Its organizers include Heidi Tandy, an intellectual property lawyer and co-founder of fan site FictionAlley.org; Jeff Guillaume, a 23-year-old programmer and creator of Harry Potter news site HPANA.com; Jeannie Barresi of Beyond Boundaries Travel; and Jonathan Trachtenberg, designer of the HP Fan Trips web site. Visit www.hpfantrips.comopens in new window for more information.

About Beyond Boundaries Travel

Since 1991, Beyond Boundaries Travel has designed special interest group travel. It is an international tour company working with The History Channel, the World Bank, the United Nations, the National Institutes of Health and numerous other clubs and organizations. Beyond Boundaries works with actors, authors, film directors, princesses and aristocrats, dancers and choreographers and many other very special guest presenters on these customized programs. Visit their web site at www.beyondboundariestravel.comopens in new window.

CONTACT: Jeannie Barresi
TEL: 800-487-1136
E-MAIL: [email protected]

CONTACT: Jeff Guillaume
E-MAIL: [email protected]

Make your reservations now! Only a small deposit is required. Webmasters and organizations should check out HP Fan Trip's sponsorship pageopens in new window for an exciting opportunity.


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