For anyone who was mesmerized by the game of quidditch in the Harry Potter series, now you can see a match in real-life. The fourth annual Quidditch World Cup is this weekend in New York City, and according to a NPR news story, more than 60 different high school and college teams will participate.
I only just heard of this muggle madness yesterday while listening to a segment on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “A Muggle’s Dream: Quidditch As a NCAA Sport.”
Several colleges have fielded teams, and it sounds like the game is played much like it is in the book. The obvious difference is that the muggle version is played on the ground, while Potter and his teammates take to the air.
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