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Real-life 'wizard school' proves very popular

By T.K. Randall
November 30, 2015 · Comment icon 5 comments

The unique project has generated a great deal of interest. Image Credit: YouTube / New World Magischola
A crowdfunding campaign for a role-playing wizard's school adventure has so far raised over $230,000.
Known as 'New World Magischola', the LARP ( Live Action Role Play ) event will see fans of the Harry Potter franchise take part in a three-day real world 'college of wizardry' course featuring everything from potion-making classes to the chance to interact with 'magical creatures'.

Situated at the University of Richmond, the event costs $450 and is open to role-players who want the experience of attending a real-life version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The crowdfunding campaign has proven surprisingly popular since appearing online and has so far raised a whopping $283,541 - a total far exceeding its original $35,000 goal.

"We believe that North America needs its own magical universe, and we decided to create it," the campaign website states. "We want to bring it to life through fiction, art, and live action role-play."

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ryu 8 years ago
At $450 a crack it best better deliver something. Kinda sad to see that people think they need a university to play make-believe. But whatever...if the funds serves a real-life issue then that is good.
Comment icon #2 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
What's up with that one guys wand? It was bent like 45 degrees. I saw a lot of Harry wannabees but no Hagrids.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 8 years ago
What's up with that one guys wand? It was bent like 45 degrees. I saw a lot of Harry wannabees but no Hagrids. Seriously, Neville Longbottom was the hero of those stories.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Tatetopa 8 years ago
Consider it as an alternative for a trip to Disneyworld. Cost about the same, maybe the environment is more immersive or interactive that the typical theme world park. Thirty years ago I would have been interested in this sort of adventure if it had been around. I almost signed up for a space camp experience which is little more that living in a large sewer pipe for four days with electronic consoles to pretend you are in space. OK, it was a high grade sewer pipe with white fiberglass interior and an airplane style head, still you get the idea. Possibly I missed the time of my life.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AustinHinton 8 years ago
I'm not surprised, those "harry potter" books were big back in the 2000's.

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