Wow, i guess I'd better add this to the list. There may or may not be other gatherings, but I can at least assure this one for HP fans.
As for being against the masquerade, well, that's why I had offered three photoshoots in previous years: so those who couldn't make it to one had two other options. However, as mentioned earlier in the thread this year I had to cut it down to the one because the three intended costumes aren't finished (and my "twin" now has other plans anyway, though she'd still come as a photographer), I've realized I'm not up to hosting three HP photoshoots this year (long story), and turnout to two out of three of the photoshoots in 2010 and 2012 was very low. And with the decision to cut back, I had to ask myself which one didn't have a low turnout those those years, and it happened to be the ones Sunday evening just before the Yule Ball (which yes is up against the masquerade and always has been).
Oh yeah, as you may have gathered this isn't "sponsored by Weasley's Wizard Wheezes" after all. Instead, I'm dusting off Professor Lupin since that's the most distinctive of my existing HP costumes that doesn't require another person.
- Tekkoshocon- Princess Celestia, Jubileena Bing-Bing, "casual" Princess Peach
- Will be attending Balticon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, and DragonCon
Ginny Weasley and the Midnight Magic Party- the closest thing to a website I have right now.