Nov 16, 2010
in celebration of the release of the new Harry Potter movie, i thought i'd post an educational comic about the Harry Potter fandom.
the Harry Potter Alliance is a really fantastic organisation that acts as Dumbledore's Army for the real world, fighting real-world horcruxes like slave wages, illiteracy and poverty. over the last few years, they have donated over 50,000 books to schools and communities across the world, raised enough money to send 5 planes full of medical supplies to Haiti after the earthquake in January, won $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving Contest that went toward their LGBT rights and illiteracy programs and expanding their reach, and more.
currently, they are working on the Deathly Hallows Campaign, targeting seven of the world's worst real-life horcruxes, starting off with passing around a petition to get Time Warner to switch to using fair trade chocolate for all of their Harry Potter-related merchandise. You can sign the petition here.
and if you're interested in finding out more about this awesome organisation, you can go to their website, http://thehpalliance.org/ or find them on facebook and twitter.
also in celebration of the imminent release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1, i recorded a cover of the very amazing song "Wish You'd Be My Witch" by the wizard rock band The Mudbloods! you can listen to it (and download it for free) here:
and here's the song if you just want to listen to it here.
this is number 176