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Parade Magazine Highlights Quidditch and the Real Life People Who Play It

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Posted by: Mel
July 08, 2011, 07:42 PM

There is a new article in Parade magazine which focuses on Harry Potter fans' love of Quidditch, as well as those fans who became so enamored when reading about the sport that they decided to create a real life counterpart:

Adapted from J.K. Rowling’s fierce flying matches, ground Quidditch—a cross between rugby, basketball, dodgeball, and tag—began at Middlebury College in 2005. Freshman Alex Benepe and his friends were bored of playing boccie and devised rules for the wizardly game. Soon 10 coed teams formed across campus. “It was a hit right from the start,” Benepe says. “Harry Potter is like the Star Wars of my generation.”


You can read the rest of the article here. And take a look at pictures of future Viktor Krums and Gwenog Joneses here in Parade's photo gallery of the sport of Quidditch.

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20 Comments

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14579 Points

first comment ! haha this is so cool XD

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on July 08, 2011, 08:06 PM report to moderator
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446 Points

Potter geeks unite! This should totally be an Olympic Sport. =P

Posted by Mad But Happy on July 08, 2011, 08:18 PM report to moderator
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200 Points

how wierd!! but cool!! :D

Posted by HProx101[ROAR!] on July 08, 2011, 08:51 PM report to moderator
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349 Points

bahaha!! i love this! i so want a quidditch league where i live!

Posted by sboyer06 on July 08, 2011, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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80426 Points

They don’t fly!

Posted by Won_Two on July 08, 2011, 09:40 PM report to moderator
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35 Points

I wish soo much they did that on my country.

Posted by Ramses on July 08, 2011, 09:47 PM report to moderator
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147 Points

Awesome. The college i went to was so boring. It had nothing like that.

Posted by jedisakora on July 08, 2011, 10:16 PM report to moderator
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43 Points

I might look for a quidditch league when I’m deciding my collegeXD I’ve heard the event in New York is amazing, mugglecast did an episode around it…..

Posted by SimplySophia on July 08, 2011, 10:52 PM report to moderator
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40 Points

There is one thing wrong with this sport. Where is the real flying and golden snitch? Now if you can find that in this stupid muggle world, give me a call.

Posted by GinnyPotter1232 on July 09, 2011, 12:17 AM report to moderator
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20981 Points

I wish we had Quidditch league here! Its so great how people have made this wonderful fictional sport real. :)

Posted by LunaLuver on July 09, 2011, 12:31 AM report to moderator
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10471 Points

That’s great! It’s amazing how much Jo Rowling’s simple idea became a new sport! They don’t fly, do they? I’m very interested in how they do it!

Posted by . on July 09, 2011, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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10050 Points

i want 2 go 2 a college that play Quidditch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Posted by athena lupin on July 09, 2011, 03:18 PM report to moderator
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i want 2 go 2 a college that play Quidditch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Posted by athena lupin on July 09, 2011, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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10050 Points

ooooops dint mean 2 post that twice

Posted by athena lupin on July 09, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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528 Points

How do you play?

Posted by silverkacy on July 09, 2011, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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