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    Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Dec 11, 2014

    This "Harry Potter"-Inspired Live Action Role-Play In A Polish Castle Looks Magical

    Now THIS looks like a fun thing to do in winter.

    In November, the Polish castle of Czocha staged an incredible event.

    Christina Molbech / Via Facebook: christina.molbech

    The College of Wizardry is a live action role-play inspired by the Harry Potter series.

    The Independent reported that around 190 participants from 11 countries journeyed to the castle.

    Christina Molbech / Via Facebook: christina.molbech

    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.

    Christina Molbech
    Christina Molbech

    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.”

    It costs €280 to attend.

    Christina Molbech / Via Facebook: christina.molbech

    According to The Independent, "prices are inclusive of food and accommodation. You are also provided with a wizard robe, a study book, and a house tie during your stay and these can be purchased if you’d like to keep them as souvenirs."

    Here's a long documentary all about the experience.

    View this video on YouTube

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    You can find out more on the organisers' site – they're taking applications for the next one from today.

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