Q:  What's this I hear about quidditch?

A:  The Auror Brigade (a community chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance) has started a team, dubbed The Hollywood Harpies.

Q:  How does muggle quidditch work?

A:  We play by the rules set forth by the International Quidditch Association.  You can find out more about the IQA HERE, and you can read the rules HERE.

Q:  When and where are practices?

A:  Practices currently take place on Saturday mornings at 10:00am.  Practice is usually held at Johhny Carson Park in Burbank.  Please check the Harpies’ facebook page for up-to-date info on changes, additional practice dates or cancellations.  Suggestions for alternate practice spaces are always appreciated.

Q:  What do I need to bring?

A:  A shorty broom (or something that is generally shaped like a broom), a bottle of water and cleats are highly recommended.  You might also want some gloves, eye & teeth protection, and whatever is comfortable to wear when you're running around like crazy.  For more info, check out the Harpies Equipment Page.

Q:  Should I come if I'm not sure I really want to play?

A:  Absolutely!!  You don't have to be a star chaser to come meet people and check things out.  It's always good to have people on the (invisible) sidelines to cheer the players on, or to give feedback (and sometimes join the team for pie) after a scrimmage.  

Q:  How do I sign up so that I know about practices and stuff?  

A:  You can send an email to the Quidditch Captains:  quidditch@hollywoodharpies.org AND you should join the Hollywood Harpies Quidditch page HERE.  Of course, while you're at it, you should join the Auror Brigade chapter Facebook page HERE as well.  Once you come to a practice it’ll all make sense.

Q:  I’m ready, let’s do it.  What do I need for the team uniform?  

A:  Awesome!  Click here to check out the equipment page.

Q:  What’s this I hear about pie?  

A:  Early on, we discovered that after flying around the park for a couple of hours chasing quaffles, pie tastes even better.  So most practices are followed by a jaunt somewhere nearby for tasty snacks... mostly pie.  We love pie.