The goblet stays ablaze as Harry Potter followers proceed to relive each scene from the novels and movies.

The gang erupted in cheers and applause because the contestants from three huge witchcraft and wizardry colleges made their entrance on the Triwizard Match venue, all prepared for the barrage of video games and questions.

In a satisfying flip of occasions, prime seeds Viktor Krum of Durmstrang, Fleur Delacour of Beauxbatons and Cedric Diggory of Hogwarts gained nothing aside from being named the best-dressed contestants.

However fear not, followers of wizardry saga Harry Potter, nobody is making an attempt to rewrite JK Rowling’s The Goblet of Fireplace, which was picked because the theme of this yr’s “Harry Potter E-book Night time” get together.

Celebrated globally on the primary Thursday of each February since 2014, the occasion at Kinokuniya guide retailer in Senayan, Central Jakarta, was attended by dozens of followers from Larger Jakarta.

Youngsters and adults from totally different walks of life dressed up for the event, with this yr’s occasion falling on the 20th anniversary of the discharge of the primary guide within the sequence in Indonesia, with some even cosplaying the principle characters.

“It looks like a reunion,” mentioned Dini Pandia, govt editor of the fiction division at publishing firm Gramedia Pustaka Utama, which holds the publishing rights for Harry Potter from United Kingdom writer Bloomsbury.

Since Indonesia joined the record of hosts in 2016, she mentioned, the magical get together had by no means failed to draw round 100 contributors.

Fan reunion: Potterheads have a blast at the “Harry Potter Book Night” .Fan reunion: Potterheads have a blast on the “Harry Potter E-book Night time” . (JP/Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak)

“The decorations and itinerary for the occasion had been all ready by Bloomsbury, however the fan group and Kinokuniya made it merrier,” she mentioned on the sidelines of the occasion on Feb. 6.

The venue was decked out with dragon decorations to match the occasions of the guide, during which the match contestants are required to retrieve a golden egg guarded by a dragon. Numerous clips from The Goblet of Fireplace film had been additionally screened because the contributors reenacted the scenes.

The shop’s merchandise supervisor Lilik Satrio mentioned that whereas there have been much less contributors than in 2016, those that attended had been actual followers, who had learn all of the books and will even reel off all of the spells and memorable quotes.

“This occasion helps our gross sales particularly as a result of the publishers proceed releasing editions with new covers to entice the followers and new readers,” added Lilik.

Together with the occasion, Gramedia revealed a restricted version of the primary guide, Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone, with a gold slipcase embossed with a 20th anniversary seal. 

The limited edition Indonesian version of The restricted version Indonesian model of “Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone”. (Gramedia Pustaka Utama/-)

The guide, of which solely 3,000 copies had been printed, comes with a map of the Hogwarts Faculty of Witchcraft and Wizardry illustrated by Levi Pinfold. The duvet illustration was created by Indonesian artist Nicholas F. Chandrawienata.

“It’s a particular reward for Indonesian Potterheads and it’ll not be reprinted,” mentioned Dini.

The Thinker’s Stone is among the many highest-selling translated books ever revealed by Gramedia and has been reprinted 30 occasions since 2001. The writer used the unique cowl till 2017 earlier than altering it to its Indonesian model.

Thus far, a minimum of 105,000 copies of the primary guide have been bought nationwide. There are seven books within the sequence with three complementary books and the play script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one.

Globally, the sequence has been translated into 80 languages since its first worldwide launch in 1998 and has bought 500 million copies in each print and digital codecs. 

Though the saga reached its conclusion with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Half 2 in 2011, the time-frame of the universe has continued increasing and so has the variety of followers.

The Unbelievable Beasts film sequence, set 70 years earlier than the Harry Potter saga, and the two-part play Cursed Little one have inspired followers, each previous and new alike, to revisit the earlier books and movies.

“We could possibly be the one energetic guide fandom that also exists at present,” mentioned Indo Harry Potter prefect Kismanto Hadi. “Our members are growing because the followers begin to introduce Harry Potter to their youngsters.”

With over 8,000 followers of the fandom’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, Indo Harry Potter has held gatherings each two months since its institution in 2001 at which members focus on the books and trivia in regards to the sequence.

“The Harry Potter sequence is magical and has long-lasting attraction. The story is attention-grabbing and comprises loads of ethical classes that even younger youngsters can perceive and relate to. I believe with the brand new developments within the story, this fandom is right here to remain,” mentioned Kismanto.