The Central Florida Slug Club is a group of Harry Potter fans from the Central Florida area. Meetings are held at least monthly, primarily in Orlando but occasionally in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Daytona Beach and other locations throughout the area. We're also a new chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance as of mid-May 2014. Keep an eye here or on any of the social media sites linked below for information on meetings or HPA campaign involvement!

 

Don’t forget - come ride the Hogwarts Express from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade with the Central Florida Slug Club on Monday, September 1st at 11AM… because, really, now that we’re alumni, how often do we get to ride the Hogwarts Express at 11AM? ;)  

Meet us across from Kings Cross at the merchandise booth next to the train station at 10AM for group pictures. The line has been about 30 to 45 minutes each day, so we’ll hop in line around 10:15 or 10:30, as necessary. 

Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to wear school uniforms or wizard wear. 

We’ll see you on September 1st!

therealallecto:

scaredpotter:

the slytherins making a drinking game where they take a shot every time draco malfoy talks about harry potter

also known as the night Madam Pomfrey had to save an entire dormitory from alcohol poisoning

mugglebornheadcanons:

Hufflepuff students forming a club that helps muggleborns and just new students in general get acquainted with Hogwarts and helping Muggleborns understand the world they are now a part of. Hufflepuffs having to calm them down when the staircase they are standing on starts to move. 

LeakyCon 2014 Photo Scavenger Hunt

LeakyCon 2014 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Ever since I first participated in a photo scavenger hunt at Phoenix Rising (a Harry Potter conference in New Orleans in 2007), I have fallen in love with them. It’s not participating in them so much for me (though that’s always fun), but hearing the stories that come from them – hilarious tales of shenanigans, strangers working together to accomplish a goal with no reward for themselves, and…

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americanwizarding:

One of the last witch trials in the United States was also one of the few in the New World to actually involve a witch. Miss Caroline Norton, a halfblood with great talent in herbology and healing, had returned to her home in Connecticut after completing her education at the newly-founded Salem Institute. In 1760, however, she attracted the attention of local authorities after taking extraordinary measures to save the life of a young man gravely injured in a hunting accident. Despite her assertion that the seeming-miracle was “but the work of our kind and gracious Lord, whom I serve as best I may,” the town council intended to go forward with prosecution, seeking the death penalty. Miss Norton was imprisoned in iron and locked safely in a guarded room, but when the town fathers arrived to bring her to the courthouse the next morning, they were astonished to find no trace of the young healer. They attributed her disappearance to satanic powers and resolved to speak no more of her.
In truth, her mother managed to smuggle Caroline her wand, allowing her to simply Apparate away. When Johnny Steward, the young man she saved, learned she had vanished, he begged Mrs. Norton for information. At long last she agreed to pass Caroline a letter. After a year’s correspondence, she finally made her location known. They married soon thereafter, and Steward became one of the first Muggle residents of Sleepy Hollow, then the largest wizarding community in the region.
[X: photo by Wilson Freeman. For an extensive listing of witchcraft trials in the US, please see this site from the University of Tulsa. While many of these were extensions of extant feuds or lawsuits and dismissed by the courts, many others ended in tragedy]

americanwizarding:

One of the last witch trials in the United States was also one of the few in the New World to actually involve a witch. Miss Caroline Norton, a halfblood with great talent in herbology and healing, had returned to her home in Connecticut after completing her education at the newly-founded Salem Institute. In 1760, however, she attracted the attention of local authorities after taking extraordinary measures to save the life of a young man gravely injured in a hunting accident. Despite her assertion that the seeming-miracle was “but the work of our kind and gracious Lord, whom I serve as best I may,” the town council intended to go forward with prosecution, seeking the death penalty. Miss Norton was imprisoned in iron and locked safely in a guarded room, but when the town fathers arrived to bring her to the courthouse the next morning, they were astonished to find no trace of the young healer. They attributed her disappearance to satanic powers and resolved to speak no more of her.

In truth, her mother managed to smuggle Caroline her wand, allowing her to simply Apparate away. When Johnny Steward, the young man she saved, learned she had vanished, he begged Mrs. Norton for information. At long last she agreed to pass Caroline a letter. After a year’s correspondence, she finally made her location known. They married soon thereafter, and Steward became one of the first Muggle residents of Sleepy Hollow, then the largest wizarding community in the region.

[X: photo by Wilson Freeman. For an extensive listing of witchcraft trials in the US, please see this site from the University of Tulsa. While many of these were extensions of extant feuds or lawsuits and dismissed by the courts, many others ended in tragedy]

Do you have your #HogwartsExpress ticket yet? #CFSlugclub starts a new term Sept. 1st! Don’t be left behind.  ||Get details from link in the profile

Do you have your #HogwartsExpress ticket yet? #CFSlugclub starts a new term Sept. 1st! Don’t be left behind. ||Get details from link in the profile

Upcoming Meetups

Unofficial Meetup: Oblivion Taproom Great Hall Feast
Starts: August 31st at 5:30PM
Where: Oblivion Taproom on E. Colonial

Oblivion Taproom, a restaurant in Orlando, will be hosting a Harry Potter themed party, including themed food and a costume contest. The HoHs will be in attendance but the event is not being run by the Slug Club and therefore will not count for House Points. Join other Harry…

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thehpalliance:

courtstratt:

Some of the journals we are sending off for kids and teens with cancer! With #esther #dftba #hpa #rocketcitywizards #love

Such an awesome Esther Day project!

thehpalliance:

courtstratt:

Some of the journals we are sending off for kids and teens with cancer! With #esther #dftba #hpa #rocketcitywizards #love

Such an awesome Esther Day project!

thehpalliance:

The Harry Potter Alliance’s President, Andrew Slack, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Granger Leadership Academy this October!
Granger Leadership Academy is the HPA’s first annual leadership conference designed especially for HPA Chapters — including Chapter Organizers and all chapter members. Our conference, held October 17 to 19, 2014, is designed to bring our greatest leaders together in one place and allow them to establish strong connections with each other, share ideas, learn from our talented Chapters Staff, and emerge well-equipped to lead their community to a more just and magical future. Of course, this will be no ordinary leadership conference, as all programming and activities will be injected with the spirit of our most cherished stories. Whether most inspired by Hermione’s community organizing chops or Neville’s ability to stand up for what’s right regardless of the risk, attendees will be given the tools to become the heroes of their own narrative!
Check out the Facebook event page to learn more.

thehpalliance:

The Harry Potter Alliance’s PresidentAndrew Slack, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Granger Leadership Academy this October!

Granger Leadership Academy is the HPA’s first annual leadership conference designed especially for HPA Chapters — including Chapter Organizers and all chapter members. Our conference, held October 17 to 19, 2014, is designed to bring our greatest leaders together in one place and allow them to establish strong connections with each other, share ideas, learn from our talented Chapters Staff, and emerge well-equipped to lead their community to a more just and magical future. Of course, this will be no ordinary leadership conference, as all programming and activities will be injected with the spirit of our most cherished stories. Whether most inspired by Hermione’s community organizing chops or Neville’s ability to stand up for what’s right regardless of the risk, attendees will be given the tools to become the heroes of their own narrative!

Check out the Facebook event page to learn more.

thehpalliance:

Have you registered for the Granger Leadership Academy yet? Early bird prices are still available today!
It’s our first annual leadership conference and it’s going to be all kinds of awesome.
You can learn more here.

Who all from Central Florida is going? I know there are at least 4-6 of us from the Slug Club making the trip!

thehpalliance:

Have you registered for the Granger Leadership Academy yet? Early bird prices are still available today!

It’s our first annual leadership conference and it’s going to be all kinds of awesome.

You can learn more here.

Who all from Central Florida is going? I know there are at least 4-6 of us from the Slug Club making the trip!

thehpalliance:

mugglenet:

Pottermore release Celestina Warbeck information!
Ever wondered about the background of Molly Weasley’s favorite singer, Celestina Warbeck? Well now, Pottermore have released brand new information written by J.K. Rowling about the magical singer – – including the fact that today is the singer’s birthday!
http://www.mugglenet.com/2014/08/pottermore-release-celestina-warbeck-information/

We loved seeing Celestina perform live during Open at the Close at LeakyCon! This new information is pretty cool.

thehpalliance:

mugglenet:

Pottermore release Celestina Warbeck information!

Ever wondered about the background of Molly Weasley’s favorite singer, Celestina Warbeck? Well now, Pottermore have released brand new information written by J.K. Rowling about the magical singer – – including the fact that today is the singer’s birthday!

http://www.mugglenet.com/2014/08/pottermore-release-celestina-warbeck-information/

We loved seeing Celestina perform live during Open at the Close at LeakyCon! This new information is pretty cool.

lyraandherdaemon:

frequentyawn:

This was a beautiful moment, if you know any of these cosplayers tag them asap~

This is the
centralfloridaslugclub
centralfl actually they will love this vid!!!

AHHH. Thanks for sharing! <3