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'PotterVerse' convention draws thousands to Baltimore

'PotterVerse' convention draws thousands to Baltimore

Jason Epperson, dressed in his best wizard’s robe, was considering the purchase of a “magical” 12-sided die Saturday when his son started telling anyone who would listen some Epperson family business.

“Our dad’s a wand-maker!” said 8-year-old Jericho, eyes sparking behind some Harry Potter replica glasses. His 10-year-old sister, Aranatha, shot an exasperated look from under her witch’s hat.

“It’s true,” she said. “He uses our birthstones. And puts in LED lights.”

When Epperson decided to make wands for his two children to bring to Baltimore’s first PotterVerse convention, he even included a magnetic tip to attract objects from afar.

“I try to keep them dreaming,...

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