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May. 11th, 2008 | 03:28 pm
posted by: zz_portus in portus_2008

Letter from the Editor

As you might have noticed, our website and forums have been down for the past few weeks. We would like to apologize for this inconvenience and let you know that our tech support elves are working diligently to solve the problem.

Until then, you can stay up to date with the latest Portus news by visiting our official LiveJournal page and by joining our Portus fan LJ to chat with other attendees and ask questions.

Don’t forget! You can still register for Portus and modify your existing registration by visiting our registration page here.

In the meantime, please enjoy this special “Yummy Edition” of the Portal, detailing our new edible additions to Portus’s programming!

Best Regards,
Aziza Aba Butain
Editor-In-Chief

Free Breakfast for all attendees on Friday and Saturday

Many a seasoned con-goer will tell you about the fast-paced, non-stop action of four days of nothing but Harry Potter. With all of the programming planned for Portus, one needs to be careful not to outdo oneself! Having organized these conferences for over five years now, the Portus staff knows the importance of a good square meal in providing you with the energy you need to go from wrocking out at our Wrock Concert, breaking a sweat diving for that snitch at Quidditch, and rushing to and from your favorite lectures and programs each day.

In the spirit of health and sanity, we present you with the conference survival guideline, The 5-2-1 Rule.

The 5-2-1 Rule has been around almost as long as fan conferences have been in existence. The rule suggests that in order to get the most out of the conference you should get at least 5 hours of sleep, two meals, and one shower per day.

While the sleep and shower are up to you, we will be helping to provide you with the optimum conference survival by providing all Portus attendees with a deluxe continental style breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning at 8:30 AM.  Stay tuned to the Portal for updates on the location of the free deluxe continental breakfast.


Dips and Chips at the Mystery Ball!


All that dancing sure can work up an appetite! So how about some free dips & chips to go with your favorite tunes? Along with the best Muggle tunes and the DJ stylings of Ministry of Magic, Saturday night will be filled with spinach and artichoke dip, guacamole, salsa, and queso, along with a variety of chips and vegetables

Reserve your ticket for the ball today by visiting our Registration Page and modifying your registration.


Post-Portus Wrock Dance Party

By Kari Phillips

Can’t get enough party time at the ball or enough of your favorite wizard rock at the concert? Join us for the Post-Portus Wrock Dance Party!

Party with your favorite Wrockstars for four hours on Sunday, July 13th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Come prepared to party with Alex of The Remus Lupins, Matt of The Whomping Willows, Christian of Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls, and Jace of Catchlove. Be sure to bring your knuts and sickles, as the bands will have shirts and CDs to sell. Stick around after the party, and get it signed!

Admission is $20 and includes snacks, non-alcoholic beverages (although a cash bar will be available for the 21+ crowd) and unlimited access to your favorite wrockers. Space is limited, so keep the Portus party going, and buy your tickets today by modifying your registration.

Pending availability, tickets may also be sold at the door.


All-Inclusive Day Registrations

We’d like to announce another addition to our Portus Premium Packages, the All-Inclusive Day Registrations.

The Friday and Saturday Premium Packages* are the perfect solution for those who can’t attend for the entire duration of Portus but don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Both packages include a day registration, access to all programming events, and admission to the Afternoon Tea…all for just $100. That’s a savings of $34!

In addition, Friday’s Package includes admission to the Keynote Luncheon with Dr. Henry Jenkins, a value of $40.00. Saturday’s Package includes admission to the Keynote Luncheon with Ms. Monique Trottier, also a value of $40.00.

Be sure to visit our registration and get your package today!

*These items are non-refundable.



Portus Live Chats

Countdown the weeks and days until Portus by joining your fellow attendees and the Portus chairs for three live chats taking place each month leading up to Portus.

Discuss everything from your best Quidditch strategy to your theory on the deconstruction of magic theology in Book 7. The Portus Live Chats are also a great way to talk to the Portus chairs about the latest programming and ask questions about anything and everything Portus.

The Portus Live chats will be taking place via Yahoo Instant Messenger from 8pm to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 19th; Thursday, June 5th; and Tuesday, July 1st.

To participate in the chats, you will need to have yahoo messenger and a username, which you can download for free here: http://messenger.yahoo.com/

The moderator for the chat will have the username of PortusPublicRelations. To join the chat, send an instant message to PortusPublicRelations requesting access to the chat and you will receive a notification inviting you to the chat. Press “Accept” and you’ll be chatting with the rest of us in no time!

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Portus Live Chats, please feel free to email us at pr@portus2008.org.

We hope to see you there!

If you have questions or comments concerning the Portus programming, please contact us at info@portus2008.org.

If you have any questions or comments about The Portal or the Portus Previews, please feel free to contact us at portal@portus2008.org.

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