ascendo-300x230-lightAscendio 2012 was held at the Universal Orlando® Resort in Orlando, Florida from July 12-15, 2012. It took place at the lovely Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® – just moments away from Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure®, and its latest attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter®

Click here to learn more about Ascendio 2012. 

About Ascendio 2012

Dates: July 12-15, 2012

Location: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Orlando, Florida

Minister of Magic: Flourish Klink

Special Guests & Keynote Speakers: Chris Rankin, Afshan Azad, Mark Oshiro, Connie Neal, Catherine Tosenberger, Ben Schrank, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Hannah & Hilly Hindi (aka The Hillywood Show)

 Chris Rankin, Afshan Azad, Mark Oshiro,

Chris Rankin, Afshan Azad,and Mark Oshiro,

Quill Track Guests:  Beth Revis, Aimee Carter, Veronia Roth, Libba Bray, Lev Grossman, Michelle Hodkin, Joanna Volpe, Carlie Webber, Lindsay Ribar, Kaza Kingsley, Saritza Hernandez, Diana Copland and Kele Moon.


Team StarKid (Nick Lang, Matt Lang, Joe Moses, Nick Strauss, Devin Lytle, and manager Pat Brady)

Wizard Wrock:  The Gryffindor Common Room Rejects, Seen and Unforeseen, Alex Boyd, Bella and LeStrangers, Carpe Geekdom, Hawthorne and Holly, Lauren Fairweather, The Butterbeer Experience, The Blibbering Humdingers, The Whomping Willows, and The House of Black.

Special Programming/Events – – Audio files

Quill Track: Author presentations, readings & signings, Literary Agent Pitch Sessions.

Formal Programs/Presentations 

Informal Programming:

  • Wizard Wrock
  • Night of a Thousand Wizards 2
  • To the Manor Ball
  • Quidditch
  • Craft Faire/Book Faire
  • Film Wizardry:The Ascendio Film Festival
  • Podcasts: MuggleNet
  • Wands x Wands x Wizards Saturday Night Music Revue
  • Wanded and Fabulous Fashion Show
  • Live! Alumni House Tournament
  • Mischief Managed
  • The Untold Tale of Beedle the Bard
  • Meet-Ups
  • FanFic Readings
  • Art Gallery




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s