Photo by Leslie Bartsch

US Quidditch–our own national governing body of the International Quidditch Association–has just announced the location of this year’s Quidditch World Cup. World Cup 8 will be held in Rock Hill, SC at Manchester Meadows on April 11-12.

Some 1600 players representing 80 different teams will meet on the pitch with but a single goal: to unseat two-time winner the University of Texas at Austin.

Early bird tickets for this co-ed, family-friendly event are already available, while more information can be found at the official event site. Similarly, any lingering confusion you may have concerning how J.K. Rowling’s fantastical sport of wizardfolk is played here in the muggle world can surely be addressed by visiting our friends at USQuidditch.org.