For some “Harry Potter” fans, watching the movies, reading the books, and visiting the theme park isn’t enough. They want to BE Harry Potter – to find out what it’s like to be a student at the magical school Hogwarts and truly live the life of a wizard or witch.
The event is a LARP (live-action roleplaying game) in which “Potter” fans can travel to a castle in Poland and pretend to be professors, students, and other characters at the imaginary Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry. According to the event’s website, it’s put together by volunteers from Denmark and Poland.
“It is a collaborative experience in the Nordic larp tradition, and is created by the players and organizers together, with everyone pitching in and helping make the magic come alive,” the website reads. “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 grownups with nicer costumes and a lot of experience in designing interactive experiences for each other.”