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Harry Potter mania has taken the world by storm in the past several years, and it seems like everyone has at least heard of the famous boy wizard, even if they haven’t read any of the seven books or watched any of the film adaptations.  However, not many people know about wizard rock.  Basically, wizard rock (or wrock, as it’s called) is music written by Harry Potter fans about Harry and his adventures.  Some is set to original music, while others are more like song parodies.  As more and more Harry Potter themed bands have appeared on the scene, the genre has become more and more popular, as events like WrockStock prove.

Here in Oklahoma City, the wizard rock scene has been fairly small, although we did have our own wrock band (Ginny and the Heartbreakers, but alas, they have broken up).  However, the Oklahoma chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit charity group, has decided that we Oklahoman muggles (as non-wizards are called in Harry’s world) need a little taste of magic, and so on January 17th, 2009, they’re hosting a Mistletoe Masquerade: An Oklahoma City Yule Ball.

 The ball’s lineup includes seven wizard rock bands:

 The Whomping Willows
Oliver Boyd & The Remembralls
The Remus Lupins
The Mudbloods
Justin Finch-Fletchley & The Sugar Quills
Catchlove
Tonks and The Aurors

If you’re into wizard rock, you probably recognize several of these names.  In fact, these are more than just wrock bands, they’re some of the most famous wizard rockers. 

The masquerade will take place between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm and includes food.  Tickets are not available at the door, so if you’re going to attend the event, you have to purchase your tickets early.  They’re $35 for adults, $15 for kids between 5 and 15, and free for kids under 5.  But you actually get more than just six hours of wrock and snacks—you get to know that a generous portion of your ticket fee goes to charity, specifically to help battered women in Darfur and other causes the Harry Potter Alliance champions.  Plus, there will be wrock merchandise and a silent auction featuring some really cool Harry Potter stuff!

I’ve already got my ticket purchased, and I can’t wait for the wrock show.  One of my good friends introduced me to the genre, and I have to say, it’s a lot of fun.  If you love Harry Potter and music, check out the Oklahoma Wizard’s League website at http://okwizards.com/ to purchase your tickets.  Hurry—the venue has a limit of 200 people, so once the available tickets are gone, that’s it!

 For more about the Harry Potter Alliance and the Oklahoma chapter, check out these blogs:

The OK Wizards Blog at Myspace.com has some additional news about the event.

http://www.thehpalliance.org/ is the official homepage of the Harry Potter Alliance.

www.genocideintervention.net talks about the good that the HPA has done for women in Darfur.

Amy at http://www.shapingyouth.org/ also talks about the HPA and its work with Darfur charities.

Betsy has a short post on her blog at http://betsysblogatcpl.blogspot.com about the Remus Lupins, one of the bands playing at the Yule Ball

Likewise, Matt Cuthbert at http://blog.al.com/ talked to both the MudBloods and Justin Finch-Fletchley & the Sugar Quills at one of their concerts.  Check out his videos to get an idea of what the Yule Ball will be all about.

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  • 1 the alliance | Digg hot tags // Dec 1, 2008 at 7:43 am

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  • 2 Amy Jussel // Dec 9, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Fun idea! Mistletoe in January? Talk about lingering in the season…;-) Rock on!

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