‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Cast in Beijing

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald opens in China on 16 November. The actors playing Credence, Newt, Tina, and Albus, however, did a red carpet event last week in Beijing to promote the opening almost three weeks from now and you’d think they were there for the World Premiere and that the thousands of fan were excited as they were because they had just seen the movie or were in line for their first viewing. If anyone you know disputes that the Hogwarts novels and the Wizarding World stories of J. K. Rowling are a global shared text, have them tune into this video for a look-see at the excitement about the appearance of celebrities associated with that franchise. [The conversation with the four principals begins at an hour and fifteen minutes into the two hour program, lest you want to skip their various entrances, autograph and selfie time with the uber fans, and repeated showings of various trailers.] Enjoy!

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  1. http://David%20James says

    “If anyone you know disputes that the Hogwarts novels and the Wizarding World stories of J. K. Rowling are a global shared text, have them tune into this video for a look-see at the excitement about the appearance of celebrities associated with that franchise”.

    John…..I think you are spot on with the “Global” draw to the shared text of J. K. Rowling’s work with the Wizarding World in both series….Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

    This one of the reasons why LeakyCon 2019 has had to split the conference into two locations for next year, LeakyCon 2019 in Boston in October and LeakyCon 2019 in Dallas once again in August !! LeakyCon 2018 sold out in less than 48 hours !!! So they expanded to a bigger venue and that sold out in days !!!

    The interesting thing about the conference in Dallas this year was the age change of the majority of the attendees which was in the 30-39 year old range, which would have been unheard of in the past. I can’t remember being at a Harry Potter conference that had so many young families in attendance some with baby-strollers trying to get into the talks in the meeting rooms!

    J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is crossing all age groups and going into a multi-generational work now as well as cross-cultural.

  2. http://Kelly%20Loomis says

    Some of my son’s friends are married and having babies. One of the favorite gifts to one was a baby outfit with gryfindor stripes and a plush hedwig! It will become like Star Wars with parents who grew up with the series introducing their kids to it.

  3. http://David%20Llewellyn%20Dodds says

    Kelly Loomis recently wrote, ” The social media backlash has shown the cultural problems Rowling has encountered when trying to include other country’s folklore and many of the grown up Harry Potter readers are social justice warriors that have seemingly become her enemies.”

    Might there be a certain trolling strand of ‘Asians seem to think differently about “cultural appropriation”‘ to this pre-release bash?

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