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Re-Name the Ball Challenge

April 26, 2010
We’re re-naming the Infinity Ball, set to take place on Saturday, July
17 at Universal Orlando Resorts’ Royal Pacific Resort.

But we don’t know what to change the name to!

Help us out and suggest a name – either post a comment to this post
(just make sure you include your email address) or tweet us @HPEF with
your proposed name! (We’d love it if you also used the #Infinitus
#WWoHP and #HarryPotter hashtags.)

The person who’s the first to post the name we choose will win a $25
Universal gift card, which can be used for food and merchandise
at select locations throughout both Universal Orlando theme parks
including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as Universal
CityWalk.

Infinitus staffers and volunteers can enter, as can HPEF Board
Members, but Board Members and Informal Programming chairs are not
eligible for prizes.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 29. 2010 at 11:59 Pacific
Daylight Time.ย 
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75 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2010 8:00 pm

    Here are some of the suggestions we’ve gotten so far…

    Christine L. – @HPEF #Infinitus Ball Re-Name suggestion…”Night of Frivolity Ball” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maria J. – Might I suggest a slight modification to Christine’s suggestion: Night of Well-Mannered Frivolity Ball!

    Heidi T. – My #infinitus ball suggestions are The Timeless Ball, the Inkreda Ball and the ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t Stop Believing! Ball

    Andrew – The GreenWitch Ball…based on: http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Royal_Observator y,_Greenwich
    Chrono Ball/ Chronos Ball
    The ticking time Ball
    The Wells Ball (from HG Wells…author of the Time Machine)
    The Eloi Ball
    The Time-of-Your- Life ball

    Note: we won’t be able to use any title that is copyrighted or trademarked.

    • carole beers permalink
      April 27, 2010 6:01 pm

      Wizarding Ball of the Year or Have the TIme of YOur Life Ball

  2. Dani permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:09 pm

    The Scintilating Soultion Summer Extravaganza Ball!

  3. April 26, 2010 8:09 pm

    some more…

    Micah – the Finite Ball of wizards and witches
    Christina G – Wild With Abandon Tour or Ball

    Feel free to add your ideas too!

  4. Christine L. permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:21 pm

    Ok, so I’ve posted this on Twitter and in the groups, but to cover all basis I’ll post here too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ideas are:

    “Night of Frivolity Ball”
    Or
    “Night of Well-Mannered Frivolity Ball”

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Julia S. permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:41 pm

    “Oi! There’s a Ball going on here!”

    The W.A.N.D. – The Wondrously (Adventurous/Awesome/Ablaze/Addictive) Nocturnal Dance.

  6. April 26, 2010 8:45 pm

    Name Ideas:

    “Mischievous Masquerade 2010”
    “Magically Mischievous Masquerade 2010”
    “Hogwarts Hoedown 2010”
    “Bludger Ball 2010”
    Bewitched Ball 2010

  7. April 26, 2010 8:46 pm

    The Siriusly Frivolous Ball

  8. Cristina C permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:55 pm

    I have a few…

    The Ball That Must Not Be Named.

    The Yuleish Ball.

    The Prophetic Ball.

    Ill think of some more…

  9. April 26, 2010 9:00 pm

    I posted via Twitter, but posting here as well just in case.

    “Forever and Always Ball”
    or just “Always Ball”

  10. April 26, 2010 9:05 pm

    I love The Ball That Must Not Be Named. My only thought is that some people will think we are supporting You Know Who. Maybe if this doesn’t get the win, we can have a section for the Death Eaters with this name or something similar. Great idea, Cristina C!

  11. Bonnie (Book_Pirate on Twitter permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:07 pm

    My idea was: The Lemniscate Ball

    For those of you who aren’t Math geeks like me, the Lemniscate is the name of the Infinity Symbol…Infinitus, Infinity… ^_^

  12. April 26, 2010 9:15 pm

    from Miranda (volunteer forum post)

    The Remembrance Ball – I know a lot of people who are attending Infinitus as their last con ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The Bewitched Ball- The theme being what we do best WIZARDS.

    Boundless Ball – The theme being something similar to “as boundless as the sea” [Romeo and Juliet]. Like the fandom is never ending, and would include pictures from past cons ( I’m sure some volunteers could come up with some as decorations) Then people could look around for their picture.

    Starlight/Starlit Ball- The theme being stars and fancy dress.

    I have more ideas, but I have to go to work ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll post them later.

  13. April 26, 2010 9:21 pm

    posted to Twitter…
    Besthpfan: Magic infinity ball @HPEF #Infinitus #WWoHP #HarryPotter

  14. April 26, 2010 10:13 pm

    Tarantallegra! (we defy you NOT to dance.)

    The Ball of Requirement (it’s whatever you want/need it to be!)

    Quaffle Shuffle (Just kidding. Maybe.)

  15. April 26, 2010 10:35 pm

    “the remembrall ball”
    (you know! remembralls, incase you forget!! lol)

  16. Lori permalink
    April 26, 2010 11:06 pm

    We Fought with Love: A Celebration of the Lives Lost in the Fight Against Voldemort.

  17. April 26, 2010 11:19 pm

    Well…..

    the “Ruby Ball” (because July’s stone is the Ruby)

    or

    the “Tarantallegra Ball” (Harry Potter spell which causes opponent to dance)

    or

    the “Witching Hour Social”

    or

    the “Whirl-and-Twirl”

    that’s my suggestions… =)

    • Nicole permalink
      April 29, 2010 2:09 am

      I like Ruby Ball and Tarantallegra Ball ๐Ÿ˜€

    • VegPotter permalink
      May 1, 2010 6:03 pm

      OMG! So, I totally just went on the comments here today, and I posted a comment on the HPEF forums website for a Ruby Ball. xD We both had the same idea! ๐Ÿ˜› That’s funny…

  18. April 26, 2010 11:24 pm

    I submitted these on twitter but I thought I would comment here as well

    @hpef Semper Ball (meaning always), or aeternus ball (meaning everlasting) #WWoHP #Infinitus

  19. Lauren permalink
    April 26, 2010 11:45 pm

    here’s a couple:
    Night of Infinite Stars
    Marauder’s Masquerade
    Infinitus and the Great Escapade
    The Wonderful World of Wizarding Wheezes
    Horace Slughorn’s Greatest Party
    Dance of the Weirdest Wizards
    Bat-Bogey Ball
    Not-So-Yule Ball

  20. April 27, 2010 12:13 am

    Another one from Twitter….
    @flaface: @HPEF the-event-that-shall-not-be-named/ the everlasting ball/ accio ball!/ the resurrection ball/ the elder ball #infinitus #WWoHP

  21. Elizabeth Milford permalink
    April 27, 2010 12:44 am

    Midnight Magic

  22. Sarah H permalink
    April 27, 2010 12:59 am

    HMM well, if there is one thing I know from rereading book 2 lately, it’s that JKR is a bit obsessed with alliteration. Let’s see what I can whip up.

    The Beautiful, Bedazzling, Bodacious Ball, that is certainly not for old Biddies?

    Lovely, I am sure, but a bit long. How about…

    The Siriusly Splendiferous Shindig?
    Potter’s Prodigious Party?
    The Hogwarts Hootenanny?
    The Ballyhoo Ball
    The Luminescent Luau?
    Accio Absurdity!
    Fullmoon Fete? (Hang on a tick, no it’s not!)
    Firewhisky Fete (Oh dear, I’ll be drunk under the table by first years! Hope it’s more like the Butterbeer Bash)
    FABULOUS Fete (There, that’s safe)
    Riddikulus Romp! (We’ll be safe from boggarts, too!)
    The Salamander Soiree

    Okay, I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get hit soon.

    Some other, less silly ideas: The SlytheravenHuffledor Showdown! Tarantallegra! Defense Against the Dull Afterhours! (Oh wait, no, that’s still quite silly.) Fairy Light Nights? The Christmas-in-July Yule Ball? Heck, it’s quite close to Harry’s birthday. The Birthday Ball?

  23. Heather B permalink
    April 27, 2010 1:10 am

    Here are some of my ideas:
    Phoenix Ball
    Ties That Bind Ball
    Wizard Coalition Ball
    Houses Together Ball
    Muggle Studys Ball
    Heritage Ball

  24. April 27, 2010 1:26 am

    How about “SlugClub Soiree” since we’re all special?
    – Mary

  25. Raven Cole permalink
    April 27, 2010 1:42 am

    Hogwarts Reunion Ball
    Wizard Reunion
    The Wand Ball
    The W.A.N.D. (Wizards Against New Divisions) or something like that

  26. Tom S. permalink
    April 27, 2010 1:51 am

    The infinite ball of a thousand wizards
    Slughorn’s Summer Ball
    The Slug club Summer Shindig
    Hogwarts Class of 2010 Wizard’s Ball
    The Ball that Shall Not Be Named
    The S.P.E.W. Ball for House Elf Rights

  27. April 27, 2010 2:14 am

    More Tweets….
    iletaitunefois: @HPEF The Soiree for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare! #Infinitus #WWoHP #HarryPotter

    iletaitunefois: @HPEF The It's-Legal-In-The-Wizarding-World Bonanza! #Infinitus #WWoHP #HarryPotter

    iletaitunefois: @HPEF Magical Muggles at Midnight! #Infinitus #WWoHP #HarryPotter

  28. April 27, 2010 6:31 am

    A Couple more Tweets
    BrittJK: @HPEF #infinitus #Harrypotter The Totally Awesome Ball!!! The bouncy ball!!! The ball of infinite joy (or fun). The cornucopia of love ball!

    a0skifresh: @HPEF or 'A Scarry Night', if you don't like 'A Night Under The Scars'. Either one! Because you know, Harry's scar? =p #WWoHP #Infinitus

  29. Sempraseverus permalink
    April 27, 2010 10:33 am

    Ballere Celestial …

  30. Sempraseverus permalink
    April 27, 2010 10:35 am

    Ballere Celestial …

    something to invoke an astounding animated ceiling filled with the constilations and marvelous mythological imagery …

  31. Sara Phillips/Anijade permalink
    April 27, 2010 12:15 pm

    The Enchanted Evening

    or

    The Fantastical Fete

  32. Sempraseverus permalink
    April 27, 2010 3:08 pm

    The QuickSilver Soiree

  33. Kay permalink
    April 27, 2010 4:41 pm

    Night of a Thousand Wizards Ball

    or

    The D.A. Ball

    or

    Rowling’s Mischief Makers Ball

    or

    The Gathering of Wayward Witches and Wizards

  34. April 27, 2010 5:08 pm

    A few more from Twitter…

    lenagabrielle: @HPEF My roomate and I really like “Marauders Masquarade,” that someone suggested. We vote for that! What was wrong with “Infinity Ball?”

    WizardsGoneWild: @HPEF The Rememberance Ball- with pictures of past cons/ potter events displayed with the decorations. A walk down memory lane with HPEF

    ekindy: @HPEF A Night to Remember

    maggiemelchior: @HPEF or, thinking back to Cinderella from my HS theater days… how about “The Half-Blood Prince is Giving a Ball?”

    ekindy: @HPEF Night of Magic Ball

    ekindy: @HPEF Back to Hogwarts Ball

    maggiemelchior: @HPEF hmm. “An Enchanted Castle Gala” perhaps?

  35. LunaSpecs permalink
    April 27, 2010 6:21 pm

    Magical Menagerie

  36. Dani permalink
    April 27, 2010 7:21 pm

    Ok, one more..or two… or five….
    – The Deathly Hallows Ball
    – The Felix Felicis Romp
    – The Horcrux Hoedown
    – The Galeon Gala
    – The Apparition Ball
    – The Infinate Wonders Ball

  37. Jim permalink
    April 27, 2010 8:25 pm

    Because it foretells the future, as well as can show the past:

    The Crystal Ball

    (also provides some ideas for costumes and decoration!)

  38. Jessica permalink
    April 27, 2010 9:33 pm

    The “Yule-in-July Ball”
    “Muggle Masquerade”
    “Babbling Bumbling Band of Baboons Ball”

  39. Sara permalink
    April 27, 2010 9:42 pm

    I really like the Marauders Masquarade idea.
    I also like the Night of a Thousand Wizards Ball, The Ball-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, or the W.A.N.D. (Wizard’s Awesome Night of Dance) or something like that.

    • Nicole permalink
      April 29, 2010 2:08 am

      I agree, my favorite is probably Marauder’s Masquerade ๐Ÿ™‚

      Also, I liked the idea of Infinity Ball, since that’s the latin translation. I don’t really get why it’s being renamed.

  40. Raven Cole permalink
    April 28, 2010 2:48 am

    Lost Wizards Ball

  41. Anneke permalink
    April 28, 2010 3:37 am

    Forbidden Forest Ball

    Hogsmeade Summer Vacation Ball

    Since it’s summer and hot, have a beach theme:
    Ball on the Shore
    Beach Party Ball
    Black Lake Ball

  42. Jim permalink
    April 28, 2010 5:31 pm

    Going with the summer/seasonal theme:

    The Midsummer Ball
    A Midsummer Night’s Ball
    A Midsummer Dream Ball

  43. April 28, 2010 8:35 pm

    What about Trewlauny’s Crystal Ball?

  44. Rachael Pfenninger permalink
    April 28, 2010 8:49 pm

    How about:

    The Magicians’ Marvelous Midsummer Masquerade

  45. Sarah Walther permalink
    April 28, 2010 10:09 pm

    Just a few name ideas

    “support Harry potter Ball”
    “the unbreakable Ball”
    “the house of Half-bloods ball”
    “ball-ows of Hogwarts” or “the Deathly Ball-ows”
    “ballad of Beedle the Ball”
    “the chamber of Half-bloods”

    • Hope R permalink
      April 29, 2010 12:34 am

      Unmasking the Wizard Ball
      or
      Hedwig’s Ball

  46. Ryan permalink
    April 29, 2010 3:25 am

    No copyright?

    Then, would “The Slug Club Annual” be out of order?

    Perhaps “The Headmaster’s Gala”

    “Solstice Soiree”?

  47. Sempraseverus permalink
    April 29, 2010 6:18 am

    BoggartsBanquet

  48. Robin permalink
    April 29, 2010 12:36 pm

    I was going to say the Crystal Ball, in honor of Trelawney. I see it’s already been suggested, so I’ll vote for that.

    I also agree that Infinity Ball was probably my favorite. Why is it being changed?

    I also like Christmas in July Yule Ball. Since there actually was a Yule Ball in the books, that seems most appropriate.

  49. April 29, 2010 12:47 pm

    The Ridikkulous Romp

    Mischief Managed Masquerade (being its at the end of the events)

  50. Kristina Moy permalink
    April 29, 2010 2:46 pm

    Next Generation Ball, Finite Incantatem (Ball), Timeturner Masquerade, Into the Night (Masquerade)

  51. Robin permalink
    April 29, 2010 2:50 pm

    I also really like Mischief Managed Masquerade.

  52. Berni permalink
    April 29, 2010 5:48 pm

    “Wizard’s Wonderland” (or a version thereof:)
    “Walking in a Wizard’s Wonderland”
    “Walking in a Wizarding World Wonderland”
    “Wonderland of Wizards”

  53. tenebrusgrymm permalink
    April 29, 2010 6:59 pm

    “The Paramour Ball”

    “The Howling Hallows Ball”

    “Animagus Masquerade”

    “Tarantallegra Ball” (Tarantallegra is the spell that makes their opponent dance (: )

    “Morsmordre Masquerade”

    “The Firenze (‘Frenzy’) Ball”

    “Accio Allegro Ball”

    “The Patronus Ballare” (Ballare means to dance, or ‘ball’ in latin)

    And lastly,

    “The Patronus Bolero”

    I think that’s enough ^-^;

  54. Cecilia Vignola permalink
    April 29, 2010 8:31 pm

    -“The Quintilis Ball” (Quintilis is the fifth month in calendar of ancient Roman).

    -“The Moon Ball” (Neil Armstrong walked on the moon for the first time in the month of July / For some beliefs, the July stone is the moonstone)

    -“The Silver Ball” (is the color of the moon)

    -“The Lotus Ball” or “The Lily Ball” (For some beliefs, the July flowers are the lotus and the lily / Lily is also the name of Harry’s mother ^^)

  55. V. Gale Lee permalink
    April 30, 2010 3:46 am

    How about “Night of a Thousand Memories” or “Memories of a Lifetime”

  56. Stephanie permalink
    April 30, 2010 3:47 am

    Since the ball is after a very powerful New Moon/solar eclipse on the 11th, and is nearly at the true Middle of Summer, I think in honor of the crescent moon that will be setting in the west with the setting sun, the name of the ball should be Lughnasa’s Embrace ( Gaelic Mid-summer) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sempraseverus permalink
      May 2, 2010 12:10 am

      I second that title … It is after all a Wizarding World Event … It sounds infinately perfect …

  57. V. Gale Lee permalink
    April 30, 2010 3:47 am

    Another idea could be “Ball of a Thousand Souls”

  58. Rebecca Sumner permalink
    April 30, 2010 11:25 pm

    SpellBinders Ball

    or

    Spellbinding Ball

  59. Tianna Weasley permalink
    May 1, 2010 6:53 am

    The ball of waffles. please?

  60. Molly permalink
    May 1, 2010 2:33 pm

    -Accio Awesome Ball
    -Imperius Ball
    -The Eye Ball (jk)
    -Molly’s Ball
    -The Ball Dedicated to All the Amazing Fans Who Just Couldn’t Make it to Infinitus (like me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )
    -Best Ball
    -Ball10
    -This was Posted on My Birthday Ball
    (These are getting ridiculous but siriously now)
    -Black and White Ball
    -The Ballroom of Requirement
    – The Common Ball
    -The Flight of the Ball (like the park ride)

    Alright thats all i have for you for now. Although i cant be at Infinitus i still am contributing! Pick one of my names!!!!!

  61. samantha permalink
    May 2, 2010 4:34 am

    how about:

    time turner’s ball

    midnight madness/masquerade

    ball of a thousand wizards

    harry potter sock hop

    foe-glass fiesta

    happy birthday harry potter celebration

    broomstick bonanza

    the leaky ball

    magician’s masquerade

    and that’s all i have for now!

  62. Alice permalink
    May 2, 2010 7:17 pm

    The Universal Ubiquitous Party (Universal for the name of the park, but also because it incorporates everyone–Ubiquitous because it is existing everywhere (for all invited and not) and is gathering everyone—Party because that’s what we want it to be, a party).

    Harry Potter’s Eternal Friendship Fete (HPEFF) (The eternal word will pull in Infinitus, and a friendship fete is what it is)

  63. Sarah Walther permalink
    May 2, 2010 7:26 pm

    more ball name ideas
    “hippogriff hop’ so we can dance like a hippogriff

  64. Jennifer permalink
    May 3, 2010 1:35 am

    I really liked the previously mentioned
    The W.A.N.D. โ€“ The Wondrously (Adventurous/Awesome/Ablaze/Addictive) Nocturnal Dance

  65. Katy permalink
    May 3, 2010 5:24 am

    Mischief Managed Ball

    Marauder Masquerade

    Muggle Madness Ball

    Wizarding Independence Ball

    Rowling Birthday Bash

    Potter Birthday Bash

    House Unity Ball

  66. Kay permalink
    May 5, 2010 3:36 am

    I am excited you used my suggestion, Night of a Thousand Wizards, for the re-naming of the ball. How can I now claim my gift certificate?

  67. Courtney permalink
    May 5, 2010 6:45 am

    The Magically Infinite Ball

  68. Troy Huxley permalink
    May 5, 2010 7:34 pm

    Let’s call it – the 2010 B.O.M.B. – “the 2010 Ball Of the Muggle Born” AKA “DA BOMB” where (unoffically)DA means “Dumbledore’s Army”

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