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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Crafty Blog: Simple Beaded Earrings

As a jeweler, I love to make beaded earrings. They’re relatively easy to make, and the end result is an elegant piece of jewelry that you have created yourself – always a fun conversation piece. You can use any mixture of beads, metal for the wire, etc that you want and make them as long […]

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The Story’s the Thing: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

When most people think of the story of The Last Unicorn (myself included), they usually think of the  film adaptation – and yes, I did say “adaptation.” I came across the novel this past month in a used bookstore, and thinking of my beloved childhood movie, I snatched it up immediately. The novel was written […]

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Fandom Convention Musings

Every year when I return home from a Harry Potter convention, I think back to the defining moments of the weekend and what makes going every year so magical and wonderful. At past conventions, it was rehearsing and performing musicals and plays with some of my best wizard friends, or meeting Tamora Pierce at my […]

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Reflections

My HPA chapter hosted a screening of A Very Potter Senior Year this past evening, and as a senior in undergrad about to graduate in two short weeks, many of the songs and even lines had me crying and reminiscing about my time in college, and specifically with my wonderful HPA chapter family. I’ve been […]

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Show Us the Report: A College Chapter Story

  Oh, know the perils, read the signs, The warning history shows, For our Hogwarts is in danger From external, deadly foes And we must unite inside her Or we’ll crumble from within -The Sorting Hat, Order of the Phoenix   The past two weeks, my college’s HPA chapter has been tabling for signatures for […]

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All Aboard!

“Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! All right there, Harry?” Ladies and gentlemen, witches and wizards, it’s that time of year again. Young witches and wizards are packing the their trunks, loading up their owls, and heading for Hogwarts. And sink me if my bloody owl still hasn’t showed up.

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