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The Witching Hour,
Season 7

Season 7. Episode 6.Who run the (wizarding) world?

In this episode we celebrate the lovely ladies of Harry Potter and the wrock community.

I’ve Just Seen A Witch- Madame Pince and the Librarians

Aurors for the Win- Tonks and the Aurors

Penelope- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience

Luna Lovegood- RiddleTM

Romilda’s Song (Move On)- Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

The Coolest Girl- A Very Potter Sequel

My Parents are Muggles- Seen and Unforseen

Hallows- Andy with an M

For Jo- Riddle TM

Dean Don’t Push Me- Ginny and the Weasleys

I’m Going to Hogwarts- Lauren Fairweather

Trains, Doubts, and Dreams- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience

In Which Tonks Loses Her Cool- Tonks and the Aurors

Ode to Minor Characters- Ginny and the Heartbreakers

Please Shut Up- Roonil Wazlib

Sorted This Way- Not Literally

Being in Slytherin Is Not Half Bad- The Parselmouths

Dumbledore’s Army- Ginny and the Weasleys

SPEW Anthem- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience

And Then I Died- The Moaning Myrtles

Helena’s Story- The Butterbeer Experience

Ariana- Roonil Wazlib

Gryffindors- Not Literally

Fleur Weasley- the Fleur Delacours

MollyWobbles- Roonil Wazlib

Revenge (Of the Best Kind)- Obliviate!

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The Witching Hour,
Season 7

Season 7. Episode 4.

Magical covers of muggle songs. Featuring some golden oldies and some fun new wizard tunes.

We R Lightning Scars- Alex Carpenter featuring Kri$tina Horner

Whatever You Like- DJ Ronald B

(Ginny’s) Love Story- The 8th Horcrux

Mean Mr Filch/Lavender Brown/She Died in an Upstairs Bathroom- Gred and Forge

Hey There Grindelwald- Grindelwald and the Greater Goody-Goodies

Grindylows’ Garden- Draco and the Malfoys

Remix Harrys Love- Diggin the Diggory

Privet Drive- The 8th Horcrux

The Real Mad-Eye Moody- Philosopherock

What’s the Spell- The 8th Horcrux

Lumos Flies- All Caps

The Chosen One- The 8th Horcrux

Sybill Trelawney- Catchlove

Socks!- The 8th Horcrux

Eulogy, Book IV- Philosopherock

I’ll Follow Their Son- The Remus Lupins

Hallows- Andy with an M

Have Yourself A Harry Little Christmas- Gred and Forge

The Twelve Days of Wizard Christmas- Gred and Forge

O Holey Night- Ministry of Magic

Voldy Baby- The Parselmouths

Weasley Family- The HolyHead Harpies

Dumbledore- Alex Carpenter

Lavatory Song- The 8th Horcrux

Gryffindors- Not Literally

Sorted This Way- Not Literally

Slytherin Night- Luke Conard and Joey Graceffa

Viva la Voldemort- The 8th Horcrux

Like It’s Quidditch- The Station

Speak in Tongues- Snivellius

All My Magic- Creevey Crisis

We’re The Students of Hogwarts- Catchlove

The Avada Kedavra Song- The 8th Horcrux

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Season 7. Episode 2.

Why did Hipster Harry Potter burn his tongue? Because he drank firewhisky before it was cool. On this episode of The Witching Hour we take a break from mainstream wrock and play some of the most obscure songs out there. You’ve probably never heard of them. We certainly hadn’t.

Secret Kisses - 142 Staircases
Harry Potter and the Halfdub Remix - Terabyte Frenzy
I Don’t Tell Lies - 2 Cauldrons and a Broomstick
Flight - Witherwings
Wizards Loving Wizards - Tom Riddle and Friends
The Abandoned Boys of Hogwarts - Split Seven Ways
Someone Untrustworthy - The Sneakoscopes
Not My Son - QuickSpell
Wizard Rockers Unite - The Quaffle Kids
The Bravest Man I Ever Knew - Potter Noyz
Hogwarts Schomgwarts - My Magical Romance
Neville - MC Chris
On My Broomstick - Hogwarts Homeboi
Hey There Grindewald - Grindewald and the Greater Goody-Goodies
Dumbledore’s Secret - Hinky Punks
You Must Take the Train - Hogwarts Express
Ginny Can Just Shut It - Fleur Delacours
Broomsticks and Apparitions - Fawkes
Writing on the Wall - Essence of Dittany
I Kissed a Squib - Demi Towle’s The Cruciatus Curse
We Are Ravenclaws - DJ Accio
Ron’s Mum (The Sweater Song) - Alas Earwax!
Friends of my Friends - Thomas and Finnegan
So Much Love - Snidget
Here at Hogwarts - Shrieking Shack Disco Gang
Riddikulus - The Remus Lupins
Taking U 2 Skol - Dumbledore
Hogwarts Halloween - Hungry Hungry Hipprogriffs
Dragon Rock Rules - The Hungarian Horntails
Love, Ginny - Obliviate
Mister Minister - The Sectumsempras
Merlounge - Mermaids Above Water
I Want Harry Potter Back - Lily and James

It’s been a while!

After the social media mania that was LeakyCon 2012, we’ve kind of left our dear readers hangin’. We’re so sorry about that. We love and miss you all very much. There’s just this thing called Mehera’s moving to China today, Claire’s studying abroad in Spain, and well Sara’s primary excuse is her job. 

Also, while we’re all apart, The Witching Hour is currently off the air. That’s right, for the first time since January 2010, TWHis not playing on KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla. Which means those magical moments in the studio aren’t getting converted into podcasts for all our beautiful fans in Kentucky, Slovenia and beyond. 

But it’s not the end! Keep brewing those Pottermore potions, reading those new copies of The Casual Vacancy and reblogging those COS gifs. Because Claire will be back for you in a few short months, and 2/3 of us have already signed up for Leaky 2013 in Portland. (Meet us there?) 

In the past we’ve discussed doing more mixtapes or starting a vlog. We don’t want to make too many promises, but I (Sara) would definitely enjoy doing so if we can find the time, and if you wizards are interested. 

So keep those chins up and those wands at the ready. You don’t want to lose your buttocks while we’re away.

Love,
TWH 

PS. Sara’s going to be doing some file transferring over the next few months, so you might notice some missing episodes. They’ll be back up and available on iTunes as soon as our storage limit allows!

Welcome, Pio readers. Here I present you the emergency wizard kit to help you smoothly transition into the wizarding world of Harry Potter fan culture. I’ve curated the best and most important links, images, memes and even prepared a little wizard rock mix tape for download. 

Wizard rock mix tape: Download

J.K. Rowling’s site

Fan/news sites:
Mugglenet
The Leaky Cauldron
Harry Potter Lexicon 
Harry Potter Wikia 

Wizard rock sites:
Wizard Rock
REAL WIZARD ROCK
wrockBOX 

Social justice activism:
The Harry Potter Alliance 

Quidditch:
International Quidditch Association 

Fan videos:
Wizard People, Dear Reader (audio here)
Potter Puppet Pals
A Very Potter Musical 

Fan fiction:
FanFiction.net
Harry Potter Fan Fiction

Fan art:
Accio Brain!

But sorry, friends—if you weren’t already on the Pottermore bandwagon, you’ll have to wait until the indefinite Beta period ends. 

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This week we present our own humorous look at fan-generated art: aka, it’s FAN FICTION WEEK!

Not too many songs this week as we spent waaay too much time defining the key terms in fan culture, fan fiction, and fan art. What exactly is “canon”? What’s an “AU”? What is “fluff”? What if, instead of marrying Ginny, Harry got with Hermione? Or Draco? Or some made-up half-veela Mary Sue with silver hair and purple eyes?? 

Here are some of the links we discuss during the show (you can also find all these on our facebook page's event for this show):

The Shoebox Project
Accio Brain! Fan art
Art by Marta (her website is now down, but you can find her art elsewhere)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Canon vs. AU

"Different As Can Be" by Joe Walker and Brian Rosenthal (A Very Potter Musical)
"Pretty Girl" by Peeved
"My Baby" by Ministry of Magic
"In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" by the Whomping Willows
"Draco and Harry" by Into the Pensieve 
"Ode to George" by Katie and the Bells
"Come On Angelina" by Gred and Forge
"The Ballad of Neville and Luna" by the Remus Lupins
"I’ll Love You Good" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"Pensieve Diggory" by Ministry of Magic
"Cedric" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Ode to Minor Characters" by Ginny and the Heartbreakers
"Wizard Love" by Luke Conard
"Granger Danger" by Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez (A Very Potter Musical)
"Confessions of the Half Blood Prince" by Into the Pensieve
"Miss Bulstrode" by Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills
"Who is Blaise Zambini?" by the Parselmouths
"Brotherly Love" by Gred and Forge 

We’re here because we love Harry Potter, but we’re not here for Harry Potter. We’re here to celebrate the stuff that’s being created around Harry Potter.

Hank Green speaking at LeakyCon 2011 for the upcoming Real For Us documentary.

This is among the most accurate, succinct explanations of the fandom for people not in the fandom to understand. 

(via prepstergrunge)

(via siriuslyslytherin)

Hey wizards! Are you going to the annual Leaky Con in Chicago this August? 

CAUSE WE ARE!

(Probably.)

Check it out and we hope to see you there!

xoxo
TWH