Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Vancouver

Monday, November 8th, 2010 — 1:30pm PDT
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The epic Harry Potter series begins the first of its two-part finale this fall with the cinematic release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Vancouver has already been buzzing with anticipation thanks to the “Harry Potter Quest Contest” sponsored by The Beat 94.5 where you can win a trip for two to Seattle and the film’s local premiere.

You can also show up in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery this Saturday, November 13th, at 12:00pm for a special event. Fans are encouraged to wear their best costumes (inspired by the books/movies) for their chance to win movie passes and film swag.

Continuing the momentum, I have 5 double passes to give away for the Vancouver premiere happening November 15th at the Scotiabank Theatre downtown. Here’s how you can enter to win one of these passes:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite Harry Potter character or film so far in the series (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win passes to the Vancouver premiere of Harry Potter from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/36qt5

    I will draw five winners at random from all entries Friday November 12, 2010 at 12:00pm. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 opens November 18th across North America.

    Update The five winners are Mariella, April, Ivy, @Taraden, @KathleenRake

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    1. Humphrey says:

      My favourite is actually Hermione throughout the movie and book.

    2. Kate says:

      Hermione! because she’s awesome.

    3. Alan says:

      The best book of the entire series, I hope the film does it justice, will be a spectacle anyway, I am sure.

    4. Lindsay Barker says:

      Severus Snape! I was the only person of all my friends to believe he was a good guy after reading Half Blood Prince! Alan Rickman just makes him even more amazing!

    5. Lia says:

      My favourite Harry Potter character? SNAPE! Love him, especially in this final installment. Go Alan Rickman!

    6. Alan says:

      Drat, pressed enter before I had the chance to type that I think that Snape is my favourite character, so complex and has such a great story arc.

    7. Brad says:

      I just rewatched The Halfblood Prince last night and Luna gets funnier with each repeat viewing. Her delivery kills me.

    8. Karen says:

      Snape!! We still sing the “Mysterious Ticking Noise” song whenever we hear a metronome.


    9. Emma says:

      Favourite character is probably Sirius. Can’t wait for the movie!

    10. Barb says:

      My fave HP character is Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black. He’s wise, supportive, and can shape shift into an animal. How cool is that?

    11. Shelley says:

      I’m gonna go for Hermione on this one!

    12. Michelle says:

      Sirius Black.

    13. Veronica says:

      Woo hoo! We’ve been waiting for this one… but it’s coming in two parts… arrgh!

    14. Veronica says:

      Completely forgot to put my favourite character… Ron Weasley is definitely my fave.

    15. Michelle says:

      I am a Ron Weasley fan. He’s just very real – not a hero, not a brainiac… full of all the normal problems and challenges and conflicts of real life.

    16. Christopher says:

      Severus Snape! I find Alan Rickman’s performances mesmerizing.

    17. Mom604 says:

      I know I don’t qualify for the tickets (darn!) but I like Neville Longbottom. He is in the background, but he is very supportive and loyal.

    18. Gotta be Dumbledore! He ranks up there with Yoda and Doc Brown in terms of most charismatic and intriguing “wise guide” characters.

      My fav book is Prisoner of Azkaban, and while the film was decent, it missed the mark with all the blackouts. Just rewatched all the movies as I introduced the series to my little brother and I think Order of the Phoenix had the best translation on screen. Ironic as it was my least favourite book in the series.

    19. Amy says:

      Can Fred and George Weasley count as one character? I’ve always cheered for the class clown.

    20. Shannon says:

      Loved Prisoner of Azkaban. Dumbledore is my favourite character.

    21. Don says:

      i’m a Hagrid fan.

    22. sumi says:

      Ron Weasley! He’s just so akward and I love it! Haha

    23. Mika says:

      Snape!!!!! Oh, Snape. So excited, and so sad for the last two movies!

    24. Sandy says:

      My fave character was one who was pretty much an extra in the films… I think he was credited as “Kid #2” or something. He had all those ominous lines like “it’s like catching smoke with your bare hands” in Order of the Phoenix… hilarious!

    25. bill c says:

      Looking forward to it… Should be the best one yet!

    26. Chacha says:

      Has to be that big hairy softy… Hagrid

    27. Margarete says:

      My favorite character will always be Luna Lovegood. I love her eccentricity and her quirkiness but also how fearless she is in horrifying situations and how much faith she has in her friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

    28. moniera says:

      the first one is still my favorite – they were so cute and little .. and hermione had so much attitude – i love her in it. can’t wait for the 2 part final installment.

    29. Tracey Flattes says:

      I loved Dobby the house elf…wish I had one!!!

    30. A.J. says:

      From the film I like Severus Snape as he’s played by Alan Rickman, one of the greatest villian actors ever!

      From the book I just like Harry Potter, how could you not?


    31. Candice Chamberland says:

      I love Hermione…. could be cause she’s so smart! reminds me of how i was in school way back when!

    32. Kelsey says:

      Ron Weasley. He’s the best in the films.. and the cutest.

    33. Dominic says:

      My favourite Harry Potter film so far is Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.

    34. Marina says:

      My favourite character is Buckbeak…it was pretty cool to see him onscreen the first time!

    35. Louise says:


    36. Chris Slater says:

      My favourite character is Snape.

    37. Chris says:

      It has to be Ron Weasley. He’s hilarious.

    38. Shivani says:

      OMG this is an amazing contest! Lol, anyways…I can’t pick a favorite..too hard! Love Dumbledore, love Ron and Hermione and I also love Voldemort because he is just such an amazingly created villain!


    39. Lindsay says:

      Hermione! Because she is bossy.

    40. Darren says:

      I like Hagrid’s character best.

    41. Jenny says:

      Sirius Black

    42. Masey says:

      Professor Snape! Alan Rickman is a MASTER at portraying villainous characters, and Snape is no exception in this series!

    43. Tiffany says:

      Ron Weasley is amazing! From book to screen, he’s a great character.

    44. Melissa says:

      An unlikely but favourite character of mine is Harry Potter. He was forced to grow up fast, much like I had to in a way. Since he’s the most relatable, he wins.

    45. Oana says:

      Hermione is my favourite … must be because I identify as a teacher’s pet too ๐Ÿ™‚

    46. Jodi says:

      Remus Lupin! #fictionalcharactercrush

    47. Phyllis says:

      Hermione is my favorite character!

    48. Ivy says:

      Dobbi made me cry in the book and I loved how endearing he was in the movie. That adorable little sack outfit was so tragically adorable.

    49. John says:

      I liked Ron Weasley.

    50. Cara says:

      I love Neville Longbottom! He is secretly brilliant!

    51. Vikki says:

      Severus Snape (<3 Alan Rickman).. or Voldemort! gotta love them "villains" ๐Ÿ˜‰

    52. Farhan says:

      My fav is a toss up between Harry and You-Know-Who/He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!
      I still think his name’s taboo’d, at least until the end of the 7th Pt 2.

    53. Julie says:

      Harry Potter is my fave character

    54. Tricia says:

      Hermione Granger!

    55. Jessie says:

      I can’t wait to see this movie! Kind of bittersweet, in a way, that this is all coming to an end! MY favorite character is by far Hermione. I think she’s a great role model!

    56. Danika says:

      Either Fred or George Weasley. Do I have to choose between them?

    57. Kate T. says:

      I love Luna! She definitely marches to her own drummer but is there when her friends need her!

    58. Rose says:

      I like the Sorting Hat the best. When is that guy going to finally get his own film? WHEN??

    59. Adelina says:

      Fav character is for sure Hermione! I’m too much like her =\

    60. Jeanie says:

      OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! It’s finally almost here!!

      I heart Sirius Black.

    61. Zombette says:

      Hermione! ๐Ÿ™‚

    62. Sharon says:

      I would have to say my favourite character is Sirius Black. I think… it’s so hard to choose though!

    63. lisa says:

      from the film: luna lovegood
      from the book: lupin

      so hard to choose!

    64. Carlos says:

      RON provides much-needed comic relief, and everyone’s gotta love the hand-me-down sweaters!

    65. Kristina says:

      I just love professor dumbledor and would love tix!

    66. karen says:

      Definitely excited!! Fav movie is the 3rd one, Prisoner of Azkaban. And my fav characters definitely Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks. I hope deathly hallows movie does their story justice!!

    67. Adrian says:

      My favorite character is Bellatrix Lestrange. I love seeing Helena play these lunatic characters.

    68. Chrystal says:

      my favorite is Hermione ๐Ÿ™‚ she is awesome in the book and its been great seeing her growing up and maturing as an actor

    69. Ian says:

      hermoine cause shes gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

    70. GusF says:

      I’ve always loved Hagrid. He reminds me of me sometimes. Big and clumsy with a huge heart of gold ๐Ÿ™‚

    71. Martha says:

      My fav HP book is Azkaban but my fav HP film so far is the very 1st one!

    72. Michele says:

      Hagrid. Even if he seems imposing, he’s just a big teddy bear.

    73. Dianne Chow says:

      Harry Potter is my favorite character because he is so unlike other heroes – quiet, humble and yet he always manages to conquer his enemies at the end

    74. Kyle T says:

      Luna Lovegood. In both the movie and the books shes so weird i just love it.

    75. tracy says:

      my favourite book is harry potter and the goblet of fire; loved the triwizard tournament ๐Ÿ˜€

    76. shelly says:

      Fred and George because they’re hilarious!

    77. Kevin says:

      Luna Lovegood! She’s nuts, but so cute.

    78. Russ Co says:

      It’s all about Harry for me!

    79. Tracy says:

      Fred and George are my favourite. Can’t really separate them!

    80. Rachael Q says:

      My favourite character varies depending on the book or movie. It changes between Hermione, Luna and Snape.

      In all the movies my favourite character is Snape, but that’s more to do with Alan Rickman than anything else.

      My least favourite book is the Order of the Phoenix, but it’s my favourite so far of the movies.

    81. Diane says:

      I like Ron… not the star but always entertaining.

    82. Lucinda says:

      I favourite character is Ron Weasley because no matter how scared he gets in situations, he’s always got Harry’s back.

    83. Roanne says:

      Neville Longbottom has a heart of gold!

    84. Maggie Chuang says:

      Remus Lupin. Because he’s always the voice of stability and wisdom.

    85. Carina says:

      I love Fred and George Weasley. They are so awesome xD

    86. Anne says:

      So hard to choose, but I will pick Sirius Black. (tied with the house elf, Dobby)

    87. Brenda says:

      I like Snape!

    88. Sherry says:

      I have to choose Hermione too. It is great to have a smart female character.

    89. Nicole says:

      Ron Weasley!

    90. Iz says:

      Hermione seems to be the most popular character in the replies I’ve read and I wouldn’t vote any other ones either! But Luna Lovegood’s good too because I love eccentric characters ๐Ÿ™‚

    91. Michelle says:

      Snape! Not in any small part due to his wonderful youtube performances…

    92. David says:

      Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore! (did I get that right? haha)

    93. Patty says:

      My favourite character would have to be Ginny. She never gave up on Harry (:

    94. Paige says:

      I have to say that I love Neville Longbottom. I like how he really came to his own by the end of the series.

    95. Brenda says:

      My favourite character is Professor Dumbledore.

    96. Cliff says:

      Neville Longbottom

    97. Luis says:

      Ron. Good heart, good guy.

    98. Tegan says:

      Neville Longbottom!

    99. Steph says:

      Obviously Snape. But also Cho Chang since she’s the only Asian and I will be dressing up as her if I win these tickets!

    100. Danna says:

      RONNIEKINS! Because I have a soft spot for cute red-headed, extremely funny, loyal, and sometimes-can-be-a-jerk boys.

    101. michelle55 says:

      Ginny! I was always Ginny when we played Harry Potter with my sister. My sister was, off course, always Hermione!!!!

    102. Cathy says:

      Well, actually, I rather like Harry.

      All of the actors, however, do amazing work, and they all deserve kudos for being so darn good at what they do.

    103. Tracy says:

      dumbledore’s my favourite!

    104. Joanne says:

      There are so many great characters in the series, it’s kind of hard to choose! But I think mine might be Neville Longbottom; he grew from being a major dork to a complete bad ass!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    105. Julia says:

      Order of Phoenix Movie, it was really different from what I expected from reading the book, and they managed to keep most of the important scenes, unlike the movie for Goblet of Fire

    106. Spencer says:

      My favourite character is Luna Lovegood! Too hard to pick a favourite movie, though my favourite book was the Deathly Hallows, so I`m hoping these last two parts live up to it.

    107. Gigi says:

      Luna Lovegood! She’s so hilarious!

    108. Leanna says:

      I have kind of turned into a Neville Longbottom fan – the lad grew up impressively.

    109. Addie says:


    110. Jason says:

      Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore! He is the clearly the most Baus character in the whole series in terms of magical prowess. Voldemort doesn’t even have a nose

    111. Bons says:

      Hermione is my favorite character. She rocks!

    112. Iris M says:

      I’d have to say Luna Lovegood… She reminds me a lot of myself!

    113. Byron says:

      Hermione Granger.

    114. Stephanie says:

      It is very hard to choose just one but I guess it would be Dobby. Thanks

    115. Jewels says:

      hermione granger, smart and sassy…what’s not to like!

    116. Vanessa says:

      Favourite character: Ron Weasley!

    117. Christine says:

      Fave character is Snape!!!!!

    118. Rita says:

      Hmm how to choose? My favourite character is Dumbledore.

    119. Betty says:

      Fave character is Sirius!

    120. Mireille Seguin says:

      Luna Lovegood is my favourite character of the entire series. She is quirky, smart, and brave and truly a unique individual.

    121. Mimi says:

      Did anyone mention about Dobby?
      He is my favorite.

    122. Leigh says:

      The clear winner(s) have to be Fred and George!!!

    123. Sascha says:

      The best book and film (so far) has to be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. That competition was awesome!

    124. Anna says:

      Hermione ๐Ÿ™‚

    125. Meghan says:

      Luna Lovegood!! She knows everything about everything. Sort of.

    126. Jessica says:

      Ack! I want these tickets!!!! I act like a giddy schoolgirl everytime I see the trailer. I am so excited.
      My favourite character would easily be Cirrius (did I spell that right?) Black. I am also fascinated with Hermione.

    127. Mariella says:

      Harry of course!

    128. Stash says:

      Moaning Myrtle! Because she’s so quirky!

    129. David Darling says:

      please please please ๐Ÿ™‚

    130. Sean says:

      Thanks to Alan Rickman my favorite character is Snape

    131. Jenn L says:

      Albus Dumbledore of course <3

    132. Arthur says:

      HP is such an excellent chronicle

      Best character: Rubeus Hagrid

      Would love to take my 12 yr old to this showing

    133. Winnie says:

      my favourite character is sirius!

    134. Jenny says:

      How come nobody says Harry? Interesting.

    135. Gotta love Neville, so adorable and charming!
      Thanks for the chance to win!

    136. Stefanie says:

      Luna Lovegood! She’s so wise…

    137. Prab says:

      my favourite character is got to be Dumbledore cause “Dumbledore’s got style” LOL

    138. Puneet says:

      My favorite character in the series in Ron Weasley because he adds humor to the depressing series.

    139. Katie says:

      Hermione !:)

    140. Phoenix says:

      Have to say,Harry Potter is my favorite.
      Could be the company he keeps,I mean just look at his best friends. Brainy and Zany…haha! Harry’s da bomb!

    141. cameron says:

      Had a bit of a crush on Fleur DeLacour.

    142. Remus Lupin is my favourite character. He has such a tragic life.

    143. Diana says:

      My favourite book AND film is The Prisoner of Azkaban.
      My favourite character might be Luna or Tonks… but in truth, it has to be Sirius. In the books AND the films. ๐Ÿ™‚

    144. Aika says:

      favourite character : voldemort

      nuff said .

    145. Annie says:

      Can’t wait to watch it!

    146. John says:

      Ginny Weasley

    147. Ennie says:


    148. Jocelyn says:

      Favourite character = Sirius
      Favourite movie = Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    149. Allie says:

      Favourite characters: Fred and George Weasley

    150. LY says:

      Hermione. esp. in the first movie. She looked so cute.

    151. nicola says:

      Harry Potter of course!!!!

    152. Janet says:

      Harry Potter!

    153. Dane says:

      Hermoninny ska Hermione Granger!

    154. Linda says:

      I really like the first movie. It sets the scene for all the others. All the movies are well made.

    155. Suzanne says:

      I love Bellatrix LeStrange – because she is so utterly insane.

    156. Falin says:

      Dobbi! and luna lovegood is a close second.

    157. Linnaea Wiseman says:

      George (and Fred) Weasley. They get into so much trouble and make the dark situations light and funny. They always made me laugh out loud when I was reading. Plus they’re really cute in the movies.

    158. icitea/clare says:

      My favorites will always be Fred and George Weasley! Ah… not looking forwards to seeing what happens to them.

    159. icitea/clare says:

      oooh, i hope I win so badly! My girlfriend would die with happiness if we got premiere tickets…

      here’s my tweet http://twitter.com/icitea/status/2452618622279680

    160. Yuko says:

      My daughter and I are both big fans of Harry Potter Series! It would be great to win the tickets to the premier!!

    161. Meghan says:

      Draco Malfoy–he finally got more complicated in the last film.

    162. Larissa H says:

      Snape, hands down. I’ve always loved Alan Rickman, and that voice is just perfect for the role.

    163. Lori says:

      Hermione of course! (or ‘herMEEown’, as my kids used to pronounce it)

    164. Jan says:

      Definitely Hermione!

    165. Amanda says:

      Favorite character has to be hedwig.

    166. Tessa says:

      Fred and George because they are hilarious!

    167. Alex says:

      My favorite character is harry potter!!

    168. Lea says:

      Luna for sure!

    169. Megan says:

      Ron is my favorite! He’s not the most brave…but he is definitely the most entertaining. My favourite book would have to be the Order of the Phoenix

    170. ana says:

      Luna Lovegood!

    171. Laura says:

      Impossible to pick, but if I have to pick one it will be Snape!

    172. April says:

      I love all the characters especially Harry Hermione and Ron but my all time favorite has to be Ron Weasley, because he’s just to funny especially when he gets all jealous over Hermione! My favorite movie so far is HArry potter and the goblet of fire..but favorite book most deffinitley Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

    173. Erin says:

      Neville! Just because he’s so adorable awkward and is always dumped on by the other characters. Neville’s very understated and in my opinon should definitely be focused on more.

    174. Scott says:

      My favourite character has always been Hagrid. I guess I identify with him on a huge-hairy-guy level.

    175. Alicia says:

      My favourite character is Lucius Malfoy. He is simply divine!

    176. May says:

      Hermione hands down!

    177. Maggi says:

      My favorite character is Harry Potter himself! His inner journey has be so terribly interesting.

    178. Cat says:

      Can’t wait to see this movie :D!

    179. Andrea says:

      Remis Lupin is underrated! He’s so wise and patient. Not to mention handsome and witty.

    180. Jul's says:

      Favorite Potter character : Hermione, because she proved that being smart is awesome.

      Favorite book : the 5th. Dense, dark with Harry becoming an adult, I’ve read it 5 times so far

      Favorite movie: I really loved the 6th. like really loved.

    181. Mina says:

      Hermione. She is so smart, brave and cool! I love her.

    182. Alexis says:

      I love all the characters! So far Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite movie but I think the last two will change that! Can’t wait to see them both!

    183. Helen says:

      My favourite film of the series so far is #4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    184. Mehnaz says:

      I’m going to have to go with Lucius Malfoy, only because I wish my hair was that nice! Fave movie is still the first one – it was so filled with wonder ๐Ÿ™‚

    185. Cassie says:


    186. Ash says:

      Professor Snape is by far the best character…Goblet of Fire was the best, as it started to set the tone for the remainder of the serious.

      Hopefully the last two films will give Alan Rickman more screen time.

    187. Maggie says:

      I think my absolute favourite would be Ron, but besides Ron I love Luna. She’s just so comfortable with her quirkiness, and I think she’s a good example for kids who read the books that it’s okay to be yourself!

    188. Kat says:

      Character: Hermione
      Book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
      Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
      Adaptation from real life: humans = Muggles
      Wingardium Leviosa -> Makes on object fly
      Expelliarmus -> Disarms your opponent
      Accio -> Summons an object (I’m using it right now to try win these tickets)

    189. Cameron W. says:

      Gotta go with Ginnie Weasley. She’s just too cute.

    190. Marina says:

      Hedwig! Makes me want an owl… ๐Ÿ™‚

    191. TY says:

      i love luna lovegood in the movies, great sense of style!

    192. phil6024 says:

      gotta love harry

    193. Chelsea says:

      Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange. There couldn’t be a better fit out there!

    194. Lily says:

      Ron Weasley

    195. Virginia says:

      I miss the original Dumbledore …

    196. Michelle says:

      Sirius Black!

    197. Marcio TM says:

      Remus Lupin! what a resilience!

    198. Graeme says:

      Hagrid is totally my favourite.

    199. Houston says:

      Ron is definitely the best. Who doesn’t love a redhead.

    200. Denise says:

      Harry, i love Harry. ๐Ÿ˜€

    201. Kirat says:

      Dumbledore…even though he’s not there any more…I miss him ๐Ÿ™

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