Attention Harry Potter Fans: Hogwarts Is Now Open in Poland!
It’s been many years now since the “Harry Potter” books and film series have entered the magical world of showbiz and entertainment, and people still want more. Well, how about actually enrolling in Hogwarts next semester?
Yes, you heard it right! Liveform, a Polish company, teamed up with Danish company Rollespilsfabrikken to found the Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is loosely based from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself.
Upon recreating the school in Czocha, Poland, organizers are inviting 180 lucky participants from every country in the world to join a four-day crash course to achieve their S.P.E.L.Ls (Senior Protective Enchanter’s Lifelong License). With the classes to be held at the Czocha Castle, organizers, including professional LARPer (live-action role player) Claus Raasted from Denmark wasted no time putting up notices in Facebook for the school’s big opening.
To apply, participants need to sign up and hope they make the cut-off before buying tickets for Poland. Once they have arrived in the school, participants will be assigned whether they will be a student, professor, ghost or staff. They will then be sorted among the five houses (yes, five not four!) in the school. Each house is named after a notable European magic user: Durentius, a magical traveller who rides to and from the moon on a rooster, German wizard Faust, seer Libussa, Jewish wizard Molin, and Polish alchemist Sendivogius.
For the event’s dry run in November, Raasted said that in just two days since registration was opened, they were already full and with a waiting list in the wings. Participants ranged to around 200 people from 11 different countries. Thanks to the success the event brought, organizers have decided that for next year, the next semester will be held on April 9-12, 2015, with another one dated later that same month and then on October.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to have your own magical experience in a school of magic, better sign up now and prepare around $345 for the four-day event.
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