How would you like to be a wizard? Evidently a lot of people.
How would you like to be a wizard? Evidently a lot of people. And they are all ready and willing to throw their money at a new Kickstarter project with the hopes of recreating a certain book-based magical world.
Inspired (And approved) by a similar Polish project, the College of Wizardry which runs LARP (live action role-play) getaways several times a year, this local project, the New World Magischola, aims to give attendees a similar experience of entering a wizard’s world for 4 days.
Check out their kickstarter video below:
Alright, I just want to point out on hilarious point here – nowhere on this page does it specifically say “Harry Potter,” and all of the wizard “house names” are different. The same went for the Polish program – but either way I am really surprised HP’s legal department hasn’t caught on to this.
Anywho, the program, hosted at UR, set a goal of 35K over the course of their project, it didn’t take long for them to smash that and hit $280K by today’s story.
“Clearly people were excited about the world and the opportunity,” New World Magischola President Maury Brown told HuffPost.
The HuffPost has some additional details as well:
For $450 a ticket, “students” who attend the event spend three days living on campus and pretending they attend a real school of witchcraft and wizardry. They’ll learn spells from real “professors”, interact with “magical” creatures, and even mix their own potions.
Editors note – headline and text in story might have been misleading – the program is hosted at UR, but not connected to the university. The copy has been updated to clarify.