Researching Quidditch (blog 12)

We all (or at least the majority of us) know where the game quidditch is from. If you don’t it’s from the popular Harry Potter series. While thinking over where I want to take my first “eye” essay on quidditch, I decided to first go and look at the International Quidditch Association website. Yes, there is such a thing as an International Quidditch Association, and yes they have a website.

The group began as the intercollegiate quidditch association, but they officially changed their name in 2010 because they were no longer just teaching groups how to play quidditch in American, but also throughout Europe. This group I think will play a big role in my essay because they are the main source of teaching different groups how to play quidditch. But of course it won’t be my only source of reference.

I also plan on touching on quidditch within the Harry Potter series and trying to find a source of how J.K Rowling came up with the sport (which shouldn’t be too hard to find). I may also compare it with different sports, but that’s only an inkling right now. I think bringing in that aspect might make my essay a bit too all over the place, but we shall see.

On November 13 and 14 there will be a International Quidditch Tournament held in New York City. I’m hoping on going (at least on the 14 since I have a scholarship banquet to attend on the 13) and I feel like if I do it will help me with this piece. For right now, I will take the first Muggle quidditch game I ever watched and the first Muggle quidditch game I ever played and work those in. It will show how my version and the version now played by hundreds of colleges around the world differ.

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