Harry Potter Fans Create Their Own, Real-Life Hogwarts

by
Suzanne Robertson
LARPs are "live action role-playing games," and these Harry Potter fans have brought the books to life.

You don't have to get to platform 9 3/4 to get to Hogwarts anymore.

College of Wizardry is a LARP, or live action role playing, event inspired by the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. The fun takes place at the Polish castle of Czocha

The fan event was created by volunteers from Denmark and Poland. Participants play the roles of  students, teachers and other people at the fictional Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

At the first CoW last month, almost 200 Harry Potter lovers from 11 different countries played in a magical universe for four days. 

From the website

"We want the larp to feel like you're stepping into the world of Harry Potter. Emotional drama, school rivalry, young adults fighting the battles of adults, and occasional comedy are all part of the experience. We can not recreate the special effects of the movies, but we can recreate quite a lot of the visual feel - and not least the drama."

Harry Potter fans, book your flight now.  Two more events are scheduled for April 2015. 

 

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