Thank you!

Thank you for everything you did to help this campaign! Together we raised $154,711! That’s gamechanging. Thank you for being with us every step of the way. It means so much to us. With so much gratitude, Andrew, Paul, Acacia, Lauren, Matt, Claudia and the rest of the HPA

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This is Why They Banned Harry Potter

For over thirty years, Banned Books Week has brought communities together to celebrate the thousands of books that have been challenged or banned in across the country. From John Green’s Looking for Alaska to Maureen Johnson’s On the Count of Three to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, lots of our favorite books have made the […]

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Equality FTW: Best. Day. Ever. For Harry Potter Fans

Equality FTW Started Yesterday! 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 […]

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Tomorrow’s Esther Day event

Earlier this summer we launched The Esther Day Project, a campaign to prepare for our favorite holiday. While Esther Day is August 3rd, we’re honoring Esther Earl and the power of love all summer long. Tomorrow at 2:30 PM Eastern, HPA President Andrew Slack will be joined by Lori and Wayne Earl, Esther’s parents and […]

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6 months of winning!

Thanks to you, our second-annual Equality FTW campaign was our most successful ever. We raised $184,838 – almost double our goal. Because of your generosity, we’ve been able to accomplish some great things in the last seven months. Our Hunger Games campaign “Odds In Our Favor” is truly catching fire: our “The Hunger Games Are Real” video has over 400,000 […]

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Accio Books!: Bringing Magic to Detroit

This year we are bringing the magic of Accio Books to Detroit! We are partnering with the Brightmoor Community Center and the Whomping Wolverines of the University of Michigan because low literacy is a major issue in Detroit. A little wand waving and a quick Google search leads curious witches and wizards to a mind-boggling statistic: 47% of Detroit residents qualify […]

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Are You Psyched for the New Hunger Games Movie?

This evening is the release of the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. We are excited to see the movie. We are excited to see our brothers and sisters in the 12 Districts begin to rise against the Capitol and the suppression and economic hardship it supports. As fans, we understand the true message of the […]

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On Theatre and Shared Experiences

If you’ve read my blogs before, by now I’m sure you know that I have been heavily involved in the theatre for the majority of my life. It’s not just the acting – performing live on stage in front of a crowd of people – that I’ve always loved, but also how the theatre brings […]

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Equality FTW Update

We’re going into the final stretch of the Indiegogo campaign for Equality FTW! The support that everyone has shown has just been incredible so far, with $78,354 raised as of the posting of this blog, 2,039 backers and so much buzz going around the internet we can’t keep track of it all! Thank you so […]

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Theatre Experiences: Staged Readings vs “Normal” Performances

I have been in the theatre now for almost 13 years, and have a lot of experience in many forms of performances over the years, from children’s community theatre to professional (though unpaid) theatre to rehearsing for months on end on Skype for musicals at HPEF & LeakyCon conferences and more. There are so many […]

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