EDIT: I hope everyone's ready for ECCC! While there won't be a specific meetup event, I'll be there all weekend—so if you see a 'Battle of Hogwarts' Hermione cosplayer, please say hi :D So everyone knows, the Rupert Grint panel has been moved to Sunday (and they'll be emptying the main stage right before his talk). I'll definitely be there—as well as the Peter Capaldi and Jason Issacs panels—if anyone wants to join! I won't be able to hold seats, but I'd love to chat in line :D
Get ready for Seattle's huge convention, the Emerald City Comic Con! Tickets always sell out, so I'd grab them up pronto if you haven't already. The con takes place from Thursday-Sunday, and you can still buy tickets for some of the individual days. It's always extremely crowded, so be prepared for lines, lines, and more lines.
There's also plenty to do: gasp at the cosplay, try to get into numerous panels, and spend far too much time wandering around Artist Alley! I've gone the past few years and it's always been a blast (though my wallet isn't as big of a fan).
As for the Potter celebrity guests, Jason Isaacs and Rupert Grint will both be doing panels! I also can't wait to see Peter Capaldi, but that's my Whovian streak showing.
Because of the vast array of panels (and the iffy cell phone service), we won't have a specific 'meetup' during this event. However, you'll certainly be able to find me at the main Potter stuff (Merlin knows I'll be at the Rupert Grint panel). You can also use the comment section below to meet up with people going to the same panels! I'll be posting comments if I hear of any meetups before, during, or after the events. If anyone wants to make group cosplay, the comments would be a good place to organize it.
To buy tickets and learn more about comic-con, check out this link: