Will UCLA's team take the Fifth Annual World Cup?
Ever since J.K. Rowling first described the game of Quidditch, devoted fans have been wondering just how they could make it work. Now there's not only a World Cup - established 2007 - there's a movie coming this fall to tell you all about it. Take a look at Mudbloods: The Movie, and ask yourself whether you'd want to be out there risking life and limb chasing that little Snitch.
"Quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today," says the film's press release. "Mudbloods follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City." There's a pre-order available at $12.99 a pop. Devoted fans might also want to pay attention to its Facebook and Twitter feed.
As someone who went to school in the UK, what reminded me most of the good old days is the complete lack of protective gear combined with the cheerful willingness to whallop full force into the foe. Ah, memories; not even concussion can drive them out.