Join us for liftoff!
It’s the first day of Equality FTW and we’re kicking things off the best way we know how: with a livestream. If you’ve been around for past years, you know how silly and inspirational these can get all at once. You don’t want to miss out.
It’s gonna be out of this world.
My face too. Right now!
At the Harry Potter Alliance, we turn fans into heroes. We believe that we can change the world using the resources available to us and the enthusiasm we have for stories, friendships, and social good. We see this in action every day.
What we do is only possible because of the people we do it with.
Today we’ve launched Equality FTW, our annual fundraiser.
Please check it out at EqualityFTW.org.
We have some amazing perks this year from John Green, Hank Green, Maureen Johnson, Evanna Lynch, Team StarKid, and even J.K. Rowling.
When you support the Harry Potter Alliance, you’re supporting fan activism. You’re supporting 275 of our chapters. You’re helping to make Hogwarts real with the Granger Leadership Academy. You’re making a difference for economic, educational and LGBTQ equality.
You can learn more and donate to Equality FTW here. Spread the word. Join in.
The Weapon We Have is Love.
1. the weapon by harry and the potters. 2. i believe in nargles by the whomping willows. 3. stay positive by the hold steady. 4. (coffee’s for closers) by fall out boy. 5. amy aka spent gladiator 1 by the mountain goats. 6. phoenix song by harry and the potters. 7. not alone by darren criss. 8. walk like thunder by kimya dawson. 9. a new name for everything by the weakerthans. 10. up the wolves by the mountain goats. 11. tennessee by high dive. 12. amy aka spent gladiator 1 by the mountain goats. 13. never let it die by watsky. 14. love today by mika. 15. calm before the storm by fall out boy. 16. thank you by high dive. 17. this ain’t a scene, it’s an arms race by fall out boy. 18. your heart is a muscle the size of your fist by ramshackle glory. 19. we are magic by tonks and the aurors. 20. it’s real for us by lauren fairweather. 21. ten things by paul baribeau. 22. neighborhood #3 (power out) by arcade fire. 23. shake-a-booty by hank green. 24. these days are dark by harry and the potters.
Why Wizards Need Net Neutrality
Help give Harry Potter a fair shot at a career on YouTube by signing the petition and spreading the word.
Paid a visit to EMP yesterday and cut this live session for a whole $8. Turn it up!!!
Just rediscovered this. This session was a ripper. Some deep cuts, a good intro and a killer version of Save Ginny Weasley at the end.
Context: Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle has a “demo room” where they have a bunch of instruments set up and you can get 10 minutes of recording time. Afterwards can buy a CD of your session for $8. There’s a countdown clock in the room, so you know when you’re going to get cut off, which is why you hear us trying to cram in all the lyrics at the very end.Played 746 times.
New video! EVERYTHING IS POSSUM! (took way longer to make than at first it would seem)
I’m not sure what kind of awards there are for filmmakers on YouTube, but Wheezy should win them all for this.
More infographics for Harry and the Potters songs please.
Last month, it was a pleasure to announce that Tonks and the Aurors would be performing at our first annual leadership conference this October. Now we have more exciting news to share with you: Steph Anderson will also be giving a talk called #YesAllWitches: Identity, Fandom, and Finding Your Voice.
The Granger Leadership Academy will be held October 17 to 19 in Auburn, Alabama and is open to anyone who is interested in developing leadership skills and learning more about the HPA’s unique brand of fan activism. You can learn more on the Facebook event page. See you there!
What does #YesAllWitches mean to you?