Magic may be getting a little help from technology to create a new wizarding-themed pub in London.
Matthew Cortland, a former reading teacher and designer, is a major fan of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. While designing mobile apps for a course, he got the idea to blend technology and the internet to create real-life magic in a pub called The Cauldron.
Cortland is launching a Kickstarter on June 26 to raise funding for The Cauldron. Through touch- and voice-activated wands, magnets, and touch sensitive technology, Cortland makes magic happen. Some of his ideas can be seen in his notebook below.
Cortland would need $500,000 to move forward with his idea for The Cauldron, but there are lots of fun rewards for Kickstarter backers. Limited edition pint glasses, immortalizing a name inside the pub, and a moving photo of yourself inside the bar are just some of the rewards up for grabs.
If enough money is raised, Cortland will build an inn as well as a pub. You won’t need a room key — your door will open with a tap from your magic wand.
To see Cortland speak about his dream pub and inn, take a look at the video below.
For more information and to sign up for notifications, head over to The Cauldron’s website.