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Panels and discussions will highlight Universal Orlando Harry Potter celebration

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A Celebration of Harry Potter kicked off Friday night at Universal Orlando Resort, but things will kick into high gear on Saturday and Sunday with two days worth of panel discussions at Islands of Adventure.

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If you want to see celebrities from the movies, you'll want to attend "My Life on the Harry Potter Film Set," which runs Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Celebrities like Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), and Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) will all be on hand. Click the slideshow accompanying this article to see them chatting with the media at a special panel discussion on Friday.

Meanwhile, there will be dueling demonstrations and a Wand Combat Masterclass with Paul Harris and a special guest on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. MinaLima will talk about graphic design for the films on Sunday at 2 p.m. Learn more about the Pottermore website on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., and find out how the film props and sets were brought to Universal on Sunday at 10 a.m.

As you can see, it's a jam-packed schedule at Universal Orlando Resort, and that doesn't even include the time you'll want to spend at the expo. Jump to this article to see some of the expo photos, as well as some scenes from the tribute that was held Friday night.

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