Playing a realistic game of Quidditch has been a goal of Harry Potter fans ever since the book made the geeky fictional game famous. A group of skydivers have achieved that silly feat.
Attention, super nerds: the sixth Quidditch Cup is taking place this weekend, and if this is the first you’re hearing about it you can probably rest uneasy knowing that you are not as big a Harry Potter fan as you originally thought.
Middlebury students started playing Quidditch in 2005, and now the Harry Potter-inspired game involves special brooms, regulations, and a 60-team World Quidditch Cup tournament. While some want Quidditch to maintain its "innocence and inclusiveness," other players are seeking NCAA status.