Harry Potter http://michiganradio.org en Harry Potter fans flock to Michigan quidditch match this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/harry-potter-fans-flock-michigan-quidditch-match-weekend <p>Brooms up! This weekend in Genesee County there will be a big exhibition match of quidditch. Yes, that's the sport played by the witches and wizards of the Harry Potter novels.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since true witches and wizards are in fairly short supply around these parts, this will be </span>Muggle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quidditch, </span>“muggle”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> being the name applied to all of us non-magical types.</span></p><p>College players from the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Eastern, Miami of Ohio and more will be playing the game at the Deer Run Soccer Complex in Linden Township.</p><p>Krystina Packard, a former quidditch player with Michigan State, joined us in the studio to tell us how a game that was created in the imaginative mind of author J.K. Rowling has become a surprisingly serious sport for these muggles.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:31:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 12924 at http://michiganradio.org Harry Potter fans flock to Michigan quidditch match this weekend