In November, the Polish castle of Czocha staged an incredible event.
The Independent reported that around 190 participants from 11 countries journeyed to the castle.
On their site, the organisers write:
It is a collaborative experience in the Nordic larp [live action role-play] tradition, and is created by the players and organisers together, with everyone pitching in and helping make the magic come alive.
Students are offered a choice of houses (rather than four), classes and career paths.
The organisers state: “It's essentially the same as when kids use curtains as robes and sticks as wands and run around pretending to be witches and wizards – except we're grown-ups with nicer costumes and a lot of experience in designing interactive experiences for each other.”