Harry Potter Wizards Unite is getting its personal magical summer season pageant

Summer festivals typically contain some form of reality-warping expertise, however Niantic’s events eschew unlawful chemical compounds (at the very least, formally) in favor of the magic of expertise (or on this case, is it the expertise of magic?). Like it is predecessor, Pokémon GO, Harry Potter Wizards Unite is getting its personal pageant for Potterheads to occasion in the true world.

Niantic has confirmed that it will likely be throwing a two day Wizards Unite pageant within the White River State Park of Indianapolis, Indiana over the Labor day weekend: August 31 – September 1. Similar to the way it works for the US variations of Niantic’s earlier Pokémon GO Fests (which takes place the subsequent state over in Chicago, Illinois), attendees might want to purchase tickets to attend. We do not but understand how a lot these tickets will value, however Niantic plans to open up the ticket gross sales through a lottery.

Mark your calendars! Join us this Labor Day weekend in Indianapolis (August 31 – September 1) for the primary Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival. Stay tuned for extra particulars. https://t.co/uSCsrYqrfP #WizardsUnite

— Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (@HPWizardsUnite)
June 27, 2019

Real world meetups have been a staple of Niantic’s video games even earlier than they hit it massive with Pokémon GO. For instance, Ingress had meetups all all over the world in occasions often known as ‘anomalies’. These give the group of gamers an opportunity to fulfill up and take part of their love of their recreation, and within the case of Harry Potter Wizards Unite, we anticipate the visible ante to be raised, with cosplay and such to show the mythology of the wizarding world.

“Real-world occasions are a part of Niantic’s DNA, bringing gamers from all walks of life collectively within the title of journey, exploration and creating lasting friendships,” Bill Kilday, Niantic’s vice president of marketing and live events, said in a press release. “The incredible White River State Park is surrounded by the rich culture and history of Indianapolis and will be the perfect location for our inaugural Harry Potter: Wizards Unite event.”

It’s not only for socializing, nonetheless. Niantic has teased that  “a variety of interactive experiences bridging the in-game experience with the real world.” Previously, Niantic has made additional in-game goodies accessible at such occasions, similar to an unique pokémon, for instance. Perhaps lucky Wizards Unite gamers will have the ability to uncover some secrets and techniques or additional goodies on the event.