Twilight – Friend or Foe?

We all know of the rivalry that’s been going on between Harry Potter and Twilight fans for the past few years. And most of us have been guilty of adding wood to the pyre at least once (Don’t try to deny it. I know I’ve been caught in the act numerous times.). It can be fun to get someone riled up about something they love so much. But in April, we’ll have a chance to come together for an amazing event that includes both fandoms.

With a convention tailored to both wizards and vampires, one might be worried about disputes breaking out. But the organizer of AccioCon, Alley, is not. “There would be no winner,” she says about if Harry and Edward got into a fight. “They’re both too good to fight each other. They would be allies.” And the same goes for the fans. Both Alley and Erin Pyne from The House of Black are looking forward to combining the two fandoms, if only for awhile. Erin doesn’t think it would be awkward to play for Twilight fans because “we are all the same in sharing our excitement for stories that we love. Some people are Harry Potter fans, and some people are Twilight fans, but most are both and we can all understand how a great story can make us feel.”

AccioCon’s huge Wizard Rock show, “Night at the Wrockbury” will include over half a dozen amazing bands – Marked as His Equal, Hawthorn and Holly, The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, and Brian from Draco and the Malfoys. The House of Black, Witherwings, and Fred Lives will even be playing some Twi-Rock at the Forks High School Prom. With a line-up as incredible as that, AccioCon should be any WizRock fans dream. And many Twilighters are looking forward to hearing Wrock for the first time.

So maybe this convention will be a step towards a truce amongst fans. As Alley says “It might not and it might. But at least we can try. And we should try. As members of the Harry Potter community we should try to be accepting to people. Whether this conference will help or not remains to be seen. But with so many different events taking place, there should be something for everyone.

Of course, Erin has her own plan of how to unite the Harry Potter and Bong 88 fans. “If Edward Cullen and Cedric Diggory were in a band together, they could be Cedward and sing about death and immortality.” Though Cedward won’t be performing, plenty of other bands will be, and I suggest that if you’re anywhere around Orlando, Florida, for the first weekend of April that you go and have an unforgettable time.

Weekly Wrock Wrap Up

General News
If you happen to be in the Gloucester, MA, area today there will be a screening of The Wizard Rockumentary at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. It starts at 5pm, and it is part of a fundraiser for a local independent bookstore.

Real Wizard Rock is looking for people to help transcribe lyrics to your favorite wizard rock songs. Instructions on applying can be found here.

Normally we don’t announce every new band that pops up, but I have gotten several messages from wizard rockers this week regarding a new band, Fudge Factory. All the messages have included some pretty cryptic remarks, so help me figure out what the deal is here.

Steph of Tonks and the Aurors was interviewed by 77 SQUARE for an article about her show in Madison this weekend with Neville’s Diary. xo so mien nam

Shows
The Hogwarts’ Spring Fling on March 14 with The Black Sisters, Riddle™, Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, Siriusly Hazza P, and Split Seven Ways raised £50 for Comic Relief. Awesome job!

Albums
The Moaning Myrtles‘ Lauren Fairweather has released her second solo CD, I’m Saying Nothing. Buy it here.

Songs
Gred and Forge has posted another new song, ‘Angelina Come On’ from his upcoming CD PitchesWitchesRiches. The CD will be available on iTunes and for order at his MySpace on April 1st.

The Quaffle Kids have a new song up on their MySpace, ‘Wizard Babies’.

Videos
Siriusly Hazza P posted a blog entry with links to all sorts of videos from the Spring Fling.

Luke from Ministry of Magic has a new YouTube channel for his own music.

Swish and Flick have a list of links for video of their set at Wrock Reggies last August. Go check out what they deem their “best show ever”!

Couldn’t make it to Kansas? Karin Westman of the KSU English department has compiled a list of video links for the entirety of the Hallows&Horcruxes ball this year.

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Zivlok Says:
March 28th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
I’m digging “Cornelius is Back”. I totally think you guys should continue to announce new bands who have music up. Maybe as a separate thing from the WWWU?

And man, I wish I could be at a Tonks/Neville show. Lucky Wisconsinites…