From lengthy novels to Hollywood blockbusters, Harry Potter has taken the world for a spin the past 14 years. As many of you Wikians already know, the final movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, will be released to the masses in less than a week. This marks the end of an era; whether you’re a Harry Potter fanatic or not, there’s no question about it: Harry Potter is a pop culture phenomenon.

To celebrate, the Harry Potter Wiki is going nuts over this final milestone. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening:

  • Wizarding World Contest. Enter for a chance to win a trip for four to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL, including airfare, hotel, early park entry, and more. The Harry Potter Wiki is giving away TWO family vacation packages. There are two methods of entering the contest:
    • Summarize the entire Harry Potter series in a tweet; include the hashtag #potterinatweet for a contest entry. This is your chance to get creative! It might sound like a huge effort to summarize the ENTIRE seven books in 125 characters (that’s how many are left after including #potterinatweet) but we know you have it in you. Do it in rhyme, or write a haiku. Whatever gets your creative juices flowin’.


    • Leave a comment on the entry page answering the question “What does Harry Potter mean to you?” If 125 characters isn’t enough space, this is your chance to leave a lengthier reply about how Harry Potter has affected your life.
  • Harry Potter Prize Pack Contest. The Harry Potter Wiki is also giving away a limited edition prize pack. Enter by leaving a comment here answering the question “What would your Patronus be, and why?” -- you could win some cool Harry Potter keepsakes, like T-shirts, hoodies, and a movie soundtrack.
  • Harry Potter Trivia. Think you know everything about Hogwarts? Test your knowledge with this quiz and earn the right to boast about being the biggest Harry Potter buff.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Advance Screening. The Harry Potter Wiki, with help from Wikia, has rented out an IMAX theater in Santa Clara, California and is screening the movie on July 14 at 7:30pm. Unfortunately, the RSVP list is closed, but we’ll keep you posted if seats open up.

If you haven’t already visited the Harry Potter Wiki, be sure to check it out. It’s one of Wikia’s largest communities, and has been around for six years. The site is now 3x the size of MuggleNet, another popular Harry Potter fan site. Here’s another fun fact: there are more than 8,000 articles on the wiki — that’s double the number of combined pages in the entire Harry Potter book series!

Are you excited to see the final Harry Potter movie, or are you upset that it’s all coming to an end? Leave a comment below and share your favorite Harry Potter experience, whether it was dressing up for midnight premieres or staying up past 4am to find out what a horcrux is.

Also, just for fun: if you’re into Star Wars and/or Harry Potter, check out this comparison chart.