When the first Harry Potter movie was still in production, I couldn’t wait to see how they would depict the game of Quidditch. Now I have the chance to see the game played in person at the Midwest Quidditch Cup, which will be co-hosted by the Purdue Intercollegiate Quidditch Association and Ball State Quidditch League on October 8-9 at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana.
Organizers say at least 19 teams from across the Midwest will vie for the title of 2011 Midwest Cup Champion. Although there is no flying involved (this is technically Muggle Quidditch), the game does include brooms, capes, seekers, beaters, quaffles and of course the snitch.
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The Midwest Quidditch Cup is a family-friendly event and is expected to draw over 1,000 spectators. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for children. The admission fee pays for both days of the tournament (Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Quidditch Cup attendees can also save 50% off admission to the Conner Prairie historical park.