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December 3, 2014 1:22 PM EST

Aspiring wizards from Poland and Denmark evidently got sick of waiting for owls with their acceptances to Hogwarts to arrive and created their own real-life College of Wizardry.

The fan-made Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry was held in a Polish castle for four days in November and will reconvene on April 9-12, Entertainment Weekly reported. The first event involved almost 200 live-action role players (or LARPers) from 11 different countries pretending to be students, teachers and other wizards. Attendees were sorted into five different houses and worked to complete their S.P.E.L.Ls (Senior Protective Enchanter’s Lifelong License).

Outside of the classroom, students attended Wizard dances, explored the magical grounds and played Quidditch, obviously.

Those who wish to attend the second session will have to pay about $345 for the privilege, not including travel expenses.


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