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Thanks for Playing! 
  reptilemammal
 
11:15pm 16/06/2008
 
mood: hopeful
I would just like to take a few moments to thank those that all participated and assisted in Hogwarts Live Action 5 - The Turnabout Tale. The players managed to help save the day and the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher from a horrible fate.

Now for the future of Hogwarts Live Action, I think we may take at least a year off from it. We've run HLA for over five years now and it is time for a change. Next year may involve a Diagon Alley Live for you die-hard fans but we need to figure what elements you folks most like to make for a wonderful event.

The question becomes what to do next as well. We love family oriented events and still think there are a number of ways to get players of all ages together. Perhaps we were thinking of the world of Narnia, or maybe a universe where everything is possible but held together by a thin thread and together the players must work together to save it.

Anyway just ideas what do you folks think?
 
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The Turnabout Tale Casting Call 
  reptilemammal
 
09:07pm 21/05/2008
 

Many parts for HLA5 have been cast, but many more are still needed. In addition to being able to play students from Years 1, 3, 5, and 7, the following roles are available:

Ancient Runes Instructor: Prof. Babbling warns her students that those who don't learn from the past are likely to leave their future in ruins.  Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Arithmancy Instructor: Prof. Vector is an instructor who can be counted on. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Charms Instructor: Prof. Flitwick may lack charm, but can cast charms with the best of them. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Dervish & Banges: The place for magical equipment sales and service. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Divinations Instructor: Has Prof. Trelawny inherited the gift of her ancestors, or is she a fraud? Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Flying Instructor: Md. Hootch teaches flying to first years and Qudditch to the second through seventh years.  Required for Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 14:00-15:00, and Saturday 16:00-17:00. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00  and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Gladrags Wizardwear: The place for formal and informal wizardwear. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Groundskeeper: Hagrid is a half-giant whose love of monsters is equal to his love of the students and faculty of Hogwarts. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Gryffindor Ghost: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington is better known following his execution with a blunt axe as Nearly-headless Nick. Not Required.

The Hog's Head: A dark and dirty inn whose clientele prefers not to be seen. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Hogwart's Express Candy Cart Sales Representative: Sweets from the sweet. Required for Friday 19:00-20:00 and Sunday 11:00-12:00.

Hogwart's Express Ticket Taker: The first and last person to see students for the school year. Required for Friday 19:00-20:00 and Sunday 11:00-12:00.

Honeydukes Sweetshop: Mr. and Mrs. Flume live above their business. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Hufflepuff Ghost: The Fat Friar is a friendly, jolly fellow. Not Required.

Librarian: Md. Pince runs a spectacular magical library. Not Required.

Madame Puddifoot's: Md. Puddifoot runs a tea room for lovers. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Muggle Studies Instructor: Professor Burbage is quick to point out as strange as muggles are, you never know when you might need to know about them. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Nurse: Md. Pomfrey fixes up students and faculty in the medical wing. Not Required.

Poltergist: Peeves is a prankster with a slightly evil bent. Not Required.

Ravenclaw Ghost: The Grey Lady is well learned, but never met a man who was up to her standards for marriage. Not Required.

Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop: Replace your quills at this establishment. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

Slytherin Ghost: The Bloody Baron never speaks, scares the other ghosts, and has the respect of Peeves. Not Required.

The Three Broomsticks: Md. Rosmerta owns and operates this student-friendly pub. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00

Transfiguration Instructor: Prof. McGonagall is such a transfiguration master that she is a cat animagus. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.

Water Closet Ghost: Moaning Myrtle often haunts the girl's restroom on the second floor, and can even splash water from the toilets! Not Required.

Zonko's Joke Shop: The place for fun and practical jokes. Shopkeepers Required for Friday 21:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 15:00-16:00.

 
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General Roll Call! 
  reptilemammal
 
11:11pm 27/03/2008
 
mood: excited
Hogwarts Live Action 5 is on the move and I need a roll call for those interested in joining us.

If you will be attending Phoenix Congames, June 12-15, 2008 in Mesa, AZ or want to help us out please post here with an ID and/or a means of contacting you. I will go ahead and put screening on this post with the intent that no information will be divulged unless you would like it.

Simply place PUBLIC at the beginning of the message and I'll reveal it.

Prior participants I can remember or folks that had interest in TFLAS events are listed under this.Collapse )

Thanks everyone for your time and responding back!
 
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Welcome Back! 
  reptilemammal
 
08:27am 19/02/2008
 
mood: cheery
It has been a number of months since a recent entry, but we have some great news. We have reacquainted at the Ren-Faire with some of the folks that want to help us out. Curious enough other folks also called us that same day so it looks like our requests have been heard, so thank you whoever you are.

We have the basic plot ready and it looks like we will be moving forward in the next few weeks. So look forward to more regular postings.

Thanks!
 
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It's often not easy and not often kind 
  austin_dern
 
01:00pm 21/10/2007
 

IMPORTANT POLL! - Future of HLA.

The survey is hidden behind this cut in order to safeguard against spoiler information.Collapse )

Thanks for your time!

 
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Let Us Continue! 
  reptilemammal
 
10:27pm 10/09/2007
  Well it has been a couple months since the book has been released and since we last posted. So let the games begin, or rather continue. We have a premise for the new story but where will it take place at is one question, and of course now we have the option to continue past where the last book left off.

More regular post coming is all I will say for now!
 
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It comes to an end (the series of books that is). 
  reptilemammal
 
10:31pm 22/07/2007
  Just had to say I have completed it, a lack of a regular ISP seems to make reading that much easier.

+++ Potential spoiler info goes past here.... +++Collapse )

With that said if you care to talk about in regard to our HLA or DAL event feel free to reply to this, please keep your replies to this post only, thanks!
 
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Grand Hallows Ball 
  sharetheroad
 
05:07am 20/07/2007
  With the release of the last Harry Potter novel, many businesses, organizations, friends, and families will be hosting parties this evening. Wherever you go to celebrate, take a copy of these collectable Hogwart's Live Action periodicals to your own Grand Hallows Ball!


 
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Congratulations Hogwarts United! 
  sharetheroad
 
07:45pm 09/07/2007
  Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry could only have one Quidditch team participate in the Hermean Duster Derby. So, rather than splitting the school by letting only one house participate, school wide tryouts were held for a united team. The Hogwarts United team consisted of students from all four houses. The three chasers were Bethy Blue, Tink Erbell, and Bunny Meir. The two beaters were Bunny Ninja and Selena. The keeper was Ishmael. The seeker was Joseph Flynt. And the team captain was Selena the beater. Congratulations to the team, which made it to the Hermean Duster Derby finals!  
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The Cast and Crew of Hogwarts Live Action 4: The Tarnished Snitch 
  sharetheroad
 
11:12pm 24/05/2007
  Here is a list of folks that we have for our cast and where they'll be:

Cinder as Professor McGonnegal for LA-1007.00 and LA-1009.00

Helen as Professor Sprout for LA-1005.00 through LA-1011.00, LA1013.00, and LA-1015.00.

Paul as Headmaster Dumbledore for LA-1004.01 through LA-1008.00, LA-1010.00 through LA1011.00, and LA-1013.00 through LA-1015.00.

Stephen playing the Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor for LA-1004.01 through LA-1005.00 and LA-1008.00 through LA-1015.00.

Timar playing multiple roles for LA-1005.00 through LA-1011.00, LA1013.00, and LA-1015.00.

Wayne playing multiple roles for LA-1004.01 through LA-1006.00, LA 1008.00, and 1010.00 through 1015.00.


--- Should you be on this list reply now. If you wish to play a 2nd, 4th, or 6th year student, please give us a heads up. If you want to continue a character from the prior year say so now or forever hold your peace. Your advanced notice is appreciated! ---
 
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Thanks for playing HLA 4: The Tarnished Snitch 
  reptilemammal
 
08:51am 19/06/2007
 
mood: jubilant
Just wanted to thank you all for attending Hogwarts Live Action: The Tarnished Snitch at Congames 2007. At this time we are compiling your comments, unpacking and unwinding. We'll discuss the specific comments later in this journal that we managed to collect at the convention.

Still feel free to provide feedback at this time while the ideas are fresh in your mind. This journal does allow anonymous replies (once reviewed) to be posted on this LJ.

With that said we were very pleased with the attendance we topped at about 24 players. We also had a number of folks that helped us at the last minute which we are sincerely appreciative of. If you didn't get a chance to exchange your e-mail or other means of contact, please reply here so we can get with you. You need only share your e-mail with us and we'll send you a message with more details.
 
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HLA 4: The Tarnished Snitch - Only one day left. 
  reptilemammal
 
05:00pm 14/06/2007
 
mood: bouncy
Hey folks we're just about to get started with HLA 4: The Tarnished Snitch at ConGames 2007, I am curious of how many folks might like to see the Daily Prophet and the Quibbler to follow along?

Respond back soon and we will!
 
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Hogwarts Live Action Teaser 
  reptilemammal
 
05:50am 07/06/2007
  Although our first attempt you can perhaps get an idea of what to expect from Hogwarts Live Action IV - The Tarnished Snitch

The Tarnished Snitch Teaser
 
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Tarnished Snitch Casting Call 
  sharetheroad
 
12:21am 24/05/2007
  Many parts for HLA4 have been cast, but many more are still needed. In addition to being able to play students from Years 2, 4, and 6, the following rolls are available:

Arithmancy Instructor: Prof. Vector is an instructor who can be counted on. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-22:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 13:00-14:00, Saturday 15:00-16:00, Saturday 17:00-18:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.
Charms Instructor: Prof. Flitwick may lack charm, but can cast charms with the best of them. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-22:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 13:00-14:00, Saturday 15:00-16:00, Saturday 17:00-18:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.
Flying Instructor: Md. Hootch teaches flying to first years and Qudditch to the second through seventh years.  Required for Friday 20:00-22:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 13:00-14:00, Saturday 15:00-16:00, and Saturday 17:00-18:00. Could be used for Friday 19:00 and Sunday 10:00-11:00.
Gryffindor Ghost: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington is better known following his execution with a blunt axe as Nearly-headless Nick. Not Required.
Hogwart's Express Candy Cart Sales Representative: Sweets from the sweet. Required for Friday 19:00-20:00 and Sunday 11:00-12:00.
Hogwart's Express Ticket Taker: The first and last person to see students for the school year. Required for Friday 19:00-20:00 and Sunday 11:00-12:00.
Hufflepuff Ghost: The Fat Friar is a friendly, jolly fellow. Not Required.
Librarian: Md. Pince runs a spectacular magical library. Not Required.
Muggle Studies Instructor: As strange as muggles are, you never know when you might need to know about them. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-22:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 13:00-14:00, Saturday 15:00-16:00, Saturday 17:00-18:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.
Mysterious Stranger: Wouldn't you like to know? Required for Saturday 17:00-18:00, Saturday 19:00-20:00, and Sunday 11:00.
Nurse: Md. Pomfrey fixes up students and faculty in the medical wing. Not Required.
Poltergist: Peeves is a prankster with a slightly evil bent. Not Required.
Quidditch Team Chaperon #1: Strange visitor from another school. Required for Saturday 10:00-11:00 and Saturday 17:00-18:00.
Quidditch Team Chaperon #2: Foreign friend or foe? Required for Saturday 13:00-14:00 and Saturday 17:00-18:00.
Quodpot Team Chaperon: Even the Americans will get a chance to visit Hogwart's! Required for Saturday 15:00-16:00.
Ravenclaw Ghost: The Grey Lady is well learned, but never met a man who was up to her standards for marriage. Not Required.
Slytherin Ghost: The Bloody Baron never speaks, scares the other ghosts, and has the respect of Peeves. Not Required.
Transfiguration Instructor: Prof. McGonagall is such a transfiguration master that she is a cat animagus. Not Required. Could be used for Friday 19:00-22:00, Saturday 10:00-11:00, Saturday 13:00-14:00, Saturday 15:00-16:00, Saturday 17:00-18:00, and Sunday 10:00-11:00.
Water Closet Ghost: Moaning Myrtle often haunts the girl's restroom on the second floor, and can even splash water from the toilets! Not Required.
 
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Possible Teaser 
  reptilemammal
 
11:30pm 20/05/2007
  I am working with some friends in video and seeing if we have enough time to do a small 15-30 second teaser for HLA 4: The Tarnished Snitch.

Who out there can help out? Either voice overs or possible cast.

Additionally those of you that will be assisting TFLAS please contact me ASAP in regard to your admission to the convention. I will try to e-mail you soon so we can figure out your admission for ConGames 2007.
 
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Live Action Quidditch Test Run at Leprecon XXXIII 
  reptilemammal
 
09:18pm 14/05/2007
  I went ahead and ran Live Action Quidditch at the convention per Figment's request. Here are the highlights, and comments, and criticism.

The action elements of each role seemed enjoyed by all the players.

Players had a sense of being involved in a Quidditch match.

The role action elements had a lot of motion.

Each role had appropriate actions associated with it.

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These are the basic ideas that came up, if you have additional concepts to discuss go ahead and reply to this thread.

We will be running three Live Action Quidditch events at Congames 2007, they can be found at

1st Quidditch Event

2nd Quidditch Event

Final Quidditch Event

Dependent on the amount of players is what version will be played (so register now), ideally we want all fourteen players maybe even a few watchers, minimum requirements would be eight to do the Live Action elements successfully with minimal confusion. The card game though could be played with as few as two people.
 
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HLA Events Fully Posted on ConEvents Web Site 
  reptilemammal
 
10:12pm 12/04/2007
  Just wanted to make everyone aware you can now see all the events we are running at Congames 2007

You'll want to select All Days, All Events, No Filter and finally in Game System: Harry Potter Live. You still can't register for events but that should be occurring soon.

If particular events sound interesting to you, especially if you might be able to help out with, reply here. Thanks!

\/\/ayne

P.S. You can also go to TFLAS.Info to be redirected to our general informaition site. Thanks to GoDaddy for having such a great price.
 
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The Staff Roster - Chris S. 
  reptilemammal
 
09:58pm 31/03/2007
  As part of a regular series we are going to write up information about the staff that have been a part of Hogwarts Live Action and/or Diagon Alley Live. Feel free to write up your own staff and experience. If possible please use lj-cut Future players can look upon the archive and learn a little bit more about the background of Hogwarts before Harry arrived on the scene.

Chris S. as Professor Snape HLA 1 - HLA 3Collapse )

Have any more thoughts to offer, just send your owl off!
 
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Let the games begin! 
  reptilemammal
 
12:02am 28/03/2007
  Well we are up on Congames 2007 web site. I don't believe you can register yet, but you might like to take a look. I also submitted the Friday events though they may not be listed yet.

Hogwarts Live Action 4: The Tarnished Snitch
 
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The Associated Plot Database - HLA 2 The Moonlight Order 
  reptilemammal
 
09:24pm 14/03/2007
  As part of a regular series we are going to write up information about the stories that have been a part of Hogwarts Live Action and/or Diagon Alley Live. I present to you the second of these, with our third event.

Event: Hogwarts Live Action 2
Name: The Moonlight Order
Year: 2005

Event for Conevents 2005
Coordinators Tricuspa, Figment, Trystan-Laryssa
Plot - Sub PlotsCollapse )

As usual feel free to offer your thoughts and experience, or what you think, we look forward to seeing your owl post!
 
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