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Friday, August 9 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wrock: A Wretrospective

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HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? One minute they were nerds, the next they were nerds with guitars! All of a sudden people wanted to pop a 'w' in front of every word that began with 'r' and attend concerts, buy music and engage in a huge online community! Come along to hear the people at the centre of Wizard Rock talk about the phenomenon and the highs and lows of nerdy musical life.


Ellie Murray

Ellie is a full-time Law student and a part-time wizard rocker. One half of The Lost Diadems, her interests include drinking tea and buying copies of Wuthering Heights.

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Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter is a Californian musician who hangs out with and sings about Courageous Wizards, Eccentric Time Lords and Rebel Tributes. He spends a lot of time pondering things at 221B Baker St. Alex enjoys the pursuit of all things nerdy, and above all he wants you to Be Bri... Read More →

Laura Crow

My name's Laura and I have been running my cute, vintage-inspired shop, Goodnight Boutique, for the past two years! I spend most of my time playing music, baking cupcakes, reading books, and making all sorts of jewellery and accessories for Goodnight Boutique. In 2012 I made the... Read More →
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Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather is a full-time nerdy musician, YouTube partner (devilishlypure), and wizard rocker. Her songs feature catchy melodies over acoustic guitar or ukulele and cover a variety of topics including, most recently, "The Prince’s Tale" chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly... Read More →
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Matt Maggiacomo

Matt was born in 1979 and spent the first six years of his life exploring the wilderness of Tarkiln, RI. This one time, he caught a bullfrog so big that his mother exclaimed, "I reckon that's the biggest dern bullfrog I EVER saw." But Matt's favorite activity was...
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Siriously Hazza P

Siriusly Hazza P bring you wizard rock with a vintage twist! Jazz inspired harmonies and lots of sparkle make up this British duo's act.
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Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters are a wizard rock band made up of brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. They started the band in 2002, when Joe was 15 and Paul was 23, and they played their first show in a shed in their parent’s backyard. Harry and the Potters are often referred to as the first... Read More →
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Amy Snow

Amy Snow is a singer-songwriter from Cork, Ireland. Though she joined the Harry Potter fandom in 1999, Amy started her wizard rock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons in 2005 and has performed in the UK, USA, Sweden and Ireland. Aside from her involvement in curating wizard... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm UTC