Upcoming Chapter Events
- Harry Potter Exhibition Cologne –
this fall the Harry Potter Exhibition is coming to Cologne, Germany and of course, we all want to be there. We are going to have a meet up with as many HPA Germany members as possible. We are planning on spending several hours looking at the amazing props at the Exhibition. Hopefully, we are going to have some time afterwards to get together and plan further HPA Germany events.
- HPA Germany at Ringcon –
Ringcon is Europe’s biggest fantasy convention and it is held in Bonn, Germany from October 17th-19th 2014. The HPA Germany is planning to have a meet-up and as well as an Apparating Library there. We are also working on a collaboration with the Dutch & Belgian HPA to have even more wonderful HPA supporter in one place. You can find more infos about the convention at www.ringcon.de.
- Collection of Christmas presents –
“Sei ein Weihnachtsweasley – Be a Christmas Weasley” – After last year’s successful performance of “Sei ein Weihnachtsweasley”, it is going have a revival. Again, we want to collect presents for the children of the Leipziger food bank. The child poverty in Leipzig is unfortunately extremely high. Over 450 children are in need of the support of the food bank. That is why we decided to help again with the collection of Christmas presents. Our role model is Molly Weasley, who never forgot about Harry, who never received real presents before his time at Hogwarts and we do not want the same fate for those kids. Our members will be able to donate via owl or in person. More infos coming in early November.
Our major accomplishments include:
- Last Christmas season, we collected presents for the Christmas party of the food bank of Leipzig. We were able to give the kids many Harry Potter books and lots of other amazing toys. Many of our members donated presents via owl or in person. We had a wonderful meet-up at the Christmas Market to celebrate our first event, which was calles “Sei ein Weihnachtsweasley” (“Be a Christmas Weasley”)
- For Accio Books 2014, we decided to not only encourage our chapter’s members to donate books to charities in their local environment, but to also partner up with Astrid-Lindgren-School in Soest to collect books for their library. We put up book boxes in stores in Soest and promoted the campaign in the local newspaper. Members could send in their books via mail as well. More than 450 books were donated to the school that way which is a lot more than we expected.
Our Mission as an HPA chapter
The HPA Germany’s mission is to connect Harry Potter fans from all over Germany. We hope to do good with the help of the messages from the Harry Potter universe. We want to be as fierce as Harry, smart as Hermione, loving as Ron, powerful as Ginny, brave as Neville and glowing as Luna. We would like to lighten up areas where it has been dark before – fill library with books, give presents to children to in need, bring smiles to people’s face. We could just use a better floo powder network to overcome the distance between us