Are You Ready To Wrock
I think we’ve got the concerts for PAX pretty well lined up, but I’m always trying to massage the lineup, and I spent part of the afternoon educating myself about W(izard)rock - the odd metagenre/community devoted to Harry Potter. This is easily done, provided you have sufficient time and interest, by visiting either WizardRock.org (naturally) or by availing yourself of the Wizrocklopedia. I can’t jam in anymore bands this year, not even if I stack them sideways, but I’m keeping an eye on this shit. I especially enjoyed Ministry of Magic‘s Snape vs Snape, which features awesome guest vocals from Seattle locals The Parselmouths.
It’s unfortunate that Melt Wizard is no longer a going concern. I’d fly them out just to play Weis & Hickman over and over.
On the HP tip, you may also find this trailer interesting: We Are Wizards is a documentary about the surge of fan works dedicated to the series, including Brad Neely‘s profound Wizard People, Dear Readers. I was under the impression that I liked Harry Potter quite a lot, but I may have been mistaken.