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Tufts in the Quidditch World Cup

The 4th annual Quidditch World Cup will take place on November 13 and 14, 2010 in New York City’s DeWitt Clinton Park. The World Cup is an international event including 46 teams — including Tufts — from the United States and Canada.

Quidditch is an actively growing intramural sport that has spread to Tufts University through the Harry Potter Society in 2009.

Here’s a first person look at Quidditch through the eyes of a seeker.

Seeker Cam – Tufts Quidditch vs. Brandeis from Arlin Ladue on Vimeo.

Follow the Tufts team via Twitter or their Facebook group. You can also view some past coverage of the team on Jumble.

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Accio* “Harry Potter” Culture Documentary!

Film maker Arlin Ladue (E ’11), most notable for his recent documentary about the 2010 Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship, is working with fellow cinephiles Ian MacLellan (A’12), Luke Boelitz (A’12), and Allison Fisk (A’12) to create a documentary about the rise of “Harry Potter” culture that goes beyond the books themselves and into music, games, and a constant cos-play that many people in the country and at Tufts are enjoying.

Entitled “It’s Real For Us,” the film will be comprised of interviews with those involved in the Tufts Harry Potter Society, the Tufts Quidditch Team, and musicians who have pioneered the genre of “Wizard Rock.” For the first preview for the film, creator, co-founder, and executive director of the nation-wide Harry Potter Alliance Andrew Slack shared his feelings on the series, the character, and why most of us are enthralled by it all.

More content, including photos of the recent home Quidditch match between Tufts and BU, can be seen at the film’s official website. You can also follow updates on Twitter and Facebook.

* In the world of Harry Potter, “accio” is a summoning spell.

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