by Jill Pantozzi | 5:05 pm, April 8th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:05 pm, April 8th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 10:14 am, March 27th, 2013
Rachel was introduced to Harry Potter by her girlfriend, Jaquie, so she knew that when she wanted to pop the question, she’d be doing it in a certain style. Quidditch style, that is, with a custom made Quidditch set, complete with an openable-snitch containing an engagement ring. You can read the story of the proposal over at Custom Made, but click on for more pictures of the set.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:14 pm, November 23rd, 2012
Three rings, two bludgers, a quaffle, a broom, and a golden snitch. That’s a game of quidditch.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:35 pm, November 5th, 2012
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by Susana Polo | 1:17 pm, May 31st, 2012
There are many obscure sports in the Olympics both Summer and Winter, and many more lobbying to be included in the games. Quidditch (which, if you’re new to the site, is the real life sport adapted from the fictional one played by witches and wizards in the Harry Potter series that replaces flying broomsticks with running with a broomstick between your legs, and a small flying ball that actively evades and hides from the player trying to catch it with an actual person running and hiding from other players) is not likely to be one of the sports accepted into the Olympic games any time soon, not least because of its niche appeal and comparative youth.
However, the home of this summer’s Olympic Games is England, which is also the home of the Harry Potter series, and so it should come as absolutely no surprise that the International Quidditch Association is planning an international Quidditch Exposition for the days in which the Olympic torch relay passes through Oxford, with teams of exemplary players chosen from four countries: America, France, Australia, and the United Kingdom. And, you can buy the jersey of the team of your choice, and they look pretty freakin’ rad.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:02 am, December 20th, 2011
They may not fly on their broomsticks but Muggles have been holding regular Quidditch tournaments since 2005. Based on the game Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling created, Muggle Quidditch is as serious as any sport for its competitors and even culminates in a Quidditch World Cup each year. Now, commissioner of the International Quidditch Association, Alex Benepe, is arranging a match to take place at the 2012 London Olympics. Can you imagine how many Portkeys they’re going to need?READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:11 pm, November 11th, 2011
Remember how thrilling it was to read about the Quidditch World Cup in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? Did you know that since 2005, Harry Potter fans have modified J. K. Rowling’s magic game so that Muggles could enjoy it? Regular tournaments are held all over the US and Canada on a weekly basis but this weekend, 95 teams descend upon Randall’s Island in New York for a two-day tournament marking the end of the quidditch season. Get your Sonorus spells ready to cheer on your favorites!READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 11:06 am, October 21st, 2011
You might not expect a real-life game based on a fictional game in a fantasy book series would be dealing with real-life issues such as gender equality, but it is. Muggle Quidditch leagues are, apparently, dealing with a new ruling that states that every team must have a 4:3 ratio of male players to female and vice versa, and some are not dealing with it well. This is a bit surprising for two reasons: 1. Quidditch was always co-ed in the Harry Potter books and movies, placing absolutely no preference on males over females and regularly featuring female team captains and players in all the same positions, making a very clear statement that boys and girls are equally skilled and respected in Quidditch. 2. This game came from a book about a boy wizard.READ MORE
by Alanna Bennett | 12:33 pm, July 12th, 2011
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 being released later this week, effectively putting an end to the franchise itself (until the BBC miniseries in 2024, of course), we thought we’d take a look at the group of fans who prove that even when Warner Bros. have stopped making billions off of it, the Potter legacy will live on.READ MORE