Sunday, October 22, 2017

Athens first WIZARD WEEKEND an astounding success!

Photo by CulturalGorilla
SO MAGICAL! Thanks so much to the masses who came out and participated in Markster Con's first event in Athens, Wizard Weekend. A massive thank you to all of our staff who traveled over from Atlanta to help make the event run so smoothly and to all of the participating pubs and vendors and their own staff for also helping make the event be such a success.

WHO WANTS TO SEE PHOTOS? We will be posting photos mid-week from our staff photographers so please be patient as they need to edit hundreds and then upload but as soon as we get them will will share them with you on here, plus also MarksterCon.com

Remember that there is a 40% OFF discount code on the front of the WIZARD WEEKLY newspaper for you to use for next month's Atlanta WIZARD WEEKEND with the Potter Pub Crawl on Friday, Nov. 17th followed by the Wizard's Ball #4 on Nov. 18th at a TRULY epic venue (see photos below), just envision it after Markster Con and it's awesome creative crew get finished with it.

Stay tuned, more photos coming soon!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wizard Pub Crawl — tickets still available!

"Walk-Up" tickets still available TODAY at Wizard Registry (Iron Factory) from 4-8pm!

If you missed out on pre-purchasing your WIZARD PUB CRAWL ticket, you can still get them at Iron Factory (Wizard Registry) from 4-8pm for $25 CASH.  Also, if you want to order an Expecto Hangover™ t-shirt ($25 includes shipping fee) or purchase an Expecto Hangover™ shot glass ($5, sold today only) those are CASH ONLY purchases too - located in Dragon Alley.

Friday, October 20, 2017

SUGGESTED PARKING for Athens Wizard Weekend

We recommend parking in the Washington Street parking deck 1 block from both 40 Watt Club for WIZARD's BALL (tonight, Friday) and WIZARD REGISTRY (Iron Factory) on Saturday. We are doing a SPECIAL walk-up ticket tonight for WIZARD'S BALL of $10 from 9pm-11pm, after that it'll be $15. Arrive EARLY as you don't want to miss Radio Cult as they take the stage at 10pm (doors at 9pm, 18+, non-smoking).

PARKING DECK ADDRESS: 125 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

NOTE: There is also metered street parking but it's only 2 or 4 hours so you'd have to return to your car throughout the event.  Adv. tickets for Wizard's Ball end at noon today but tickets for Wizard Pub Crawl tomorrow (Saturday) end at noon tomorrow via http://mcp.xorbia.com. Walk-up tickets for Wizard Pub Crawl will be available from 4-8pm for $25/cash.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: "Wizard Weekly" ready for distribution to Pub Crawl attendees on Saturday!

Pub Crawl Attendees will receive an edition of "Wizard
Weekly" filled with lots of useful information about the event
Extra, Extra, Extra – read all about it!
The weekend has finally arrived and we are so excited for all of the wizarding fun we have planned for the masses!

Tomorrow night (Friday, Oct. 20th) we kick things off with the Athens WIZARD'S BALL at the infamous 40 WATT CLUB (9pm-2am, 18+) and we'll follow that the next day with Athens first-ever WIZARD PUB CRAWL. For those that attend the crawl, we'll have a commemorative (and very informative) "Wizard Weekly" newspaper handout for you to read over and take along with you. It has all of the information you'll need to get you started on the crawl along with some other important info.

Tickets go off-line for the WIZARD'S BALL at noon tomorrow (Friday) but walk-up tickets can be purchased at the 40 Watt door for just $10 (from 9-11pm) and then $15 after that. Adv. tickets for Saturday's WIZARD PUB CRAWL will go off-line at noon on Saturday with walk-up tickets available 4-8pm at Wizard Registry (Iron Factory) for $25/cash.

QUESTIONS? Feel fee to email us at athenswizardry@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Musical entertainment for Friday night's WIZARD'S BALL

For those making it out to Friday night's WIZARD'S BALL at the infamous 40 Watt Club, we've got some great sounds lined up that are sure to get keep the energy high and your bodies moving!  To kick things off we've got rock veterans Radio Cult set to take the stage at 10pm. Since 2005, Radio Cult has performed over 1,000 shows including conventions, casinos, weddings, fraternity parties, corporate events and festivals as well as in bars, concert halls and other music venues from their hometown of Atlanta all the way to Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. The members of Radio Cult love to play in a band and it shows as when the band has fun, the crowd has fun and with Radio Cult the crowd really has a blast. Radio Cult has played all three of the sold out Atlanta WIZARD's BALLs so we are extremely excited to now share their awesomeness with the city of Athens. Visit them online at RadioCult.com

After Radio Cult we have DJ Juice Wayne (aka Mark, owner of Athens own 9Ds dance club), a veteran of the downtown Athens club scene. He's all set to keep the bodies moving on the dance floor with hits from the 90s with a little bit of 80s and 2000s hits thrown in for good measure. In other words make sure to wear your most comfortable dance shoes!

Plan to arrive EARLY (doors at 9pm) so you'll be in 40 Watt before Radio Cult takes the stage at 10pm. Adv. tickets to the Oct. 20th Wizard's Ball, along with the next days Wizard Pub Crawl in downtown are still available, including a "Combo" option to both via the TICKET page located HERE. NOTE: Walk-Up tickets will be $10 from 9-11pm and $15 afterwards (another reason to arrive early)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

All registered attendees for Athens WIZARD PUB CRAWL on Saturday will get a HOUSE POINTS badge!

All registered attendees to the WIZARD PUB CRAWL
will get a House Points Badge during WIZARD REGISTRY
ALL registered attendees will receive a house points badge this Saturday when checking in at WIZARD REGISTRY (at Iron Factory, 4-8pm).

If an attendee ordered their ticket before Oct. 16th they were able to designate what color badge they wanted (and will receive). If an attendee ordered on Oct. 16th (or after) or if they plan to do Walk-Up tickets on Oct. 21st, they'll get a choice of remaining house colors (we had some extras printed, limited quantities) OR a Black Badge (non-house color specific).

ALL badges have the house points competition "report card" on the back therefore attendees will be able to gain points for their house while also gaining points for themselves via "completed tasks". If they get enough points they'll get a framable ATTENDANCE LETTER during the GRADUATION GATHERING at Cutters Pub (8:30-11pm). Avoid a long line wait for Walk-Up tickets on Saturday by securing an Advanced ticket below!



Athens WIZARD'S BALL ($15, Oct. 20th, 9pm-2am, 18+)
Athens WIZARD PUB CRAWL ($25, Oct. 21st, 4-11pm, 21+)
"Combo" option – best deal ($35 for BOTH events via 40 Watt Site, 21+)

Make sure to have SNAPCHAT ready for WIZARD WEEKEND!

If you are an avid (or casual) user of the popular social media platform Snapchat then you are already good to go. If you haven't ventured into the Snapchat world yet we highly encourage you take a few moments to download the app to your phone and watch a few YouTube tutorials on how to use it and it's accompanying Geofilters (image filter overlays based on location). Granted if you don't like Snapchat or have no need for it feel free to delete it after this weekend.

Why, you may ask, are we recommending Snapchat? Snapchat Geofilters will be a featured part of this weekend's wizard festivities as a way to complete tasks during the "House Points Competition". Of course it's not required you use Snapchat but if you are wanting to enjoy all fun aspects of Athens WIZARD WEEKEND we do hope you consider adding it to your phone. Also, please add Markster Con on snapchat also while you are at it! No clue what a Geofilter is? Click HERE to find out more.

-----> Adv. tickets available via the ticketing page HERE, including a "Combo" option to both the Friday night WIZARD'S BALL at 40 Watt and Saturday WIZARD PUB CRAWL in downtown.