July 13th, 12:00PM
Welcome Witches & Wizards to this summer’s sensational barbeque! Join us as we enjoy kabobs, burgers, and perhaps even a game of volleyball or two!
The cookout is to take place at Bill Frederick Park overlooking the lake under one of the nearby pavilions. Guest’s should keep in mind that no alcohol or fireworks are allowed at the park. Parking for regular vehicles is $4 for the day (larger vehicles have a higher price which may include **per person fees) though otherwise there is no entrance fee. While we are not allowed to bring our own grills there will be quite a few grills available by the pavilions.
**Please keep in mind that this event is a potluck. Please sign up on the event page with what you would be interested in bringing so that we can better organize the event.
Book Club: Lev Grossman’s The Magician
July 21, 7:00PM
For the next book club meeting we will be reading NY times bestseller The Magicians by Lev Grossman!
“Quentin Coldwater is a high school senior, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read when he was little, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, everything in his real life just seems gray and colorless. That changes when Quentin finds himself admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery.
But magic doesn’t bring Quentin the happiness and adventure and meaning he thought it would—until he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. The Magicians is a grand, glittering fantasy that reinterprets the grand tradition of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling in a brilliant novel for adults.”
Come meet with us to discuss the book, enjoy great company or even just to grab a drink and hang out! The venue was a huge hit at our last book club meetup so it will be the same time and place.
Unofficial Meetups for the month:
Some of our members will also be gathering for the official opening of Diagon Alley! This is an unofficial meetup; the Heads of House are not coordinating the event. In order to participate, please join the Facebook group and communicate with members on the event located here.
LeakyCon is a multi-fandom convention with it’s roots in the Harry Potter fandom. It’s taking place July 30th through August 3rd at the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive. The Central Florida Slug Club and Tampa Bay’s Portkey to Magic will be having a joint meetup at some point (we’re still waiting for scheduling information from the convention organizers.) We’ll update all forums and social media sites with information as we receive it. If in doubt, check the events located on Facebook and Meetup.com for further information. The Slug Club will also be doing a photo scavenger hunt during the con. Information for that can be found on Facebook or Meetup.com as well.