Alright, so The Witching Hour, which took place October 6-10 of 2005 in Salem, Mass, was a Harry Potter
Hmm, what else, what else. I already showed you guys the Quidditch awesomeness (there were both House teams and Professional Teams). There was a Halloween Ball on one of the nights where everyone got dressed up like Muggles and boogied on down. Every night at midnight they showed one of the HP movies in the hotel's ballroom and one night a bunch of the people there busted out and play acted some of the scenes which I hear was really hilarious.
The actual discussions and lectures and such were really great. If you have never been able to sit in a room with 50 other people and discuss the ins and outs of Harry Potter, you are missing out! Intelligent, amusing, and through provoking, most definitely. There were so many, though, that I fear I can't even start talking about specific ones because I will ramble on for pages!
There were also Rooms of Requirement that were set up for specific groups of people. For example, there was a Room of Requirement for each House, a Room of Requirement for all the different ships in fandom, etc. etc. Those were fun because you knew that everyone there loved the stuff you did and you could yammer and giggle about it for hours. Or, as happened in the Remus/Sirius RoR that Amanda and I attended, there was champagne and howling at the moon :)
I guess that is the major stuff, really. There was so much to see and do that my thoughts about it are all jumped and crazy and everytime I think of something, something else pops into my head and I want to talk about that. Really, in general, TWH was just a great time where a huge number of HP fans that were over a certain age could discuss and enjoy HP. There was never a boring moment, I assure you of that!
If anyone is interested in the next event being put together by HPEF, who put together TWH and the first gathering, Nimbus, why don't you stop by the Lumos site and look around. It's taking place this July in LAS VEGAS, woot!
Ok, ok, enough talk out of me. Kate, if you have any more questions I will be home all day so feel free to IM or email away :) And now, for waiting so patiently, have some Harry and the Potters pics like I promised.