Harry Potter fans, this is not a drill! Live action role players from all over Europe have rented out a Polish castle and decked it out with all-things Hogwarts. This new establishment of higher mystical education is called the Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry and, wait for it…they are accepting applications for admission!
This L.A.R.P’er organized school might be the largest collective ode to the wizarding world of Harry Potter ever. Entertainment Weekly reports that volunteers from Denmark and Poland organized the college’s first gathering back in November, where close to 200 participants from 11 different countries took on roles as all of Hogwarts’s usual suspects; professors, students, ghosts, centaurs, elves and more. But did anybody play the sorting hat?
Just like other fan recreations, every little detail of the college has been created as a replica of the academy from J.K. Rowling’s young adult fantasy books. But this event takes it up a notch by giving people the chance to be enthralled with the wizarding world 24/7. Admitted “students” can even work toward completing difficult S.P.E.L.Ls (Senior Protective Enchanter’s Lifelong License).
The sequel event to the “first semester” has been scheduled for April 9-12, 2015, and will be held at the same castle in Poland. If you’re truly serious about enrolling in this magical world, get your admission application in early! The cost of the four day event will run you only about $345 — much less than the cost of admission at one of those Muggle universities.
As if such a school would need promotion, here’s a quick video of what the first school session was like at Czocha.
Would you enroll?
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