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"The Harry Potter Experience"

Yesterday, I went to see "The Harry Potter Experience" in NYC, with a friend and her six-year-old (almost seven-year-old) daughter Geeklet (Not Her Real Name), and someone else we'd never met until yesterday (but who is awesome!). It was really fun. Geeklet was so excited. I don't recall ever having such an outing when I was her age, but I would have been ecstatic, too.

The exhibit itself was marvelous, once you got through the venue's terrible unorganized manner of getting to it (hardly any signs even though you had to go around and about and down stairs to even have your ticket taken). It was full of props and costumes, organized roughly by theme (quidditch, bad guys, Hogwarts great hall, etc.) My favorite things were the costumes--so intricate and attentive to detail that would never be seen on screen. No photos were allowed, and I'm glad, because I would have been distracted from looking, plus distracted by flashes going.

I felt it was well worth the $25 ticket.

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mamculuna
Apr. 20th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
I would so name my child Geeklet if one were born now.
lnhammer
Apr. 20th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Now I want to name a child Geeklet. Only then I'd have to come up with an Internet name for them, and it could only be a less awesome name.

---L.
julieandrews
Apr. 20th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
What struck me was how _little_ some of the uniforms/costumes were! First years are shrimps!
fire_everything
Apr. 20th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Heh. You're pretty awesome yourself!

I'm so glad you all were able to come, including Geeklet. She is a delightful kid, which is not surprising given the stock she comes from and the company she keeps.

I agree that the exhibit was a celebration of behind-the-scenes care and geekery which abundantly deserved the recognition, and not the corporate hypefest one might have feared. There were a few costumes and documents I'd like to return to stare at at greater length, and I want another look at the wands when there isn't a mob of people surrounding them. If there's ever not a mob surrounding them!

Wish we'd all had longer to talk, but then that's what LJ is for. :)
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