Friday, August 19, 2011

A Look Inside “The Potter Games”

What happens when you decide to combine two popular works of fantasy together? The answer to that question is actually fairly simple. Take the Harry Potter series (written by J.K. Rowling) and add it to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy and you’ll get The Potter Games! Founded by Adam Spunberg, Shylah Addante, and Sam Cushion, the games opened to the general public on July 7, 2011.

Hosted by Picktainment (a website primarily focused on encouraging “users to engage in competitions based on their picks for various awards shows”) at, the project takes the characters from Rowling’s Harry Potter series and puts them into the world of Collins’ Hunger Games challenges. Currently, 206, 238 people have signed up to participate in the games and a Rebellion page was launched last week on August 8, 2011.

Once on the homepage, users can choose between the following the tributes: Ginny Weasley, Fred Weasley, Hannah Abbott, Colin Creevey, Hermione Granger, Lavender Brown, Viktor Krum, Draco Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson, Cho Chang, Parvati Patil, Katie Bell, Fleur Delacour, George Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Cormac McLaggen, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Cedric Diggory, Vincent Crabbe, Padma Patil, and Gregory. While on the Rebellion site, they have to pick between Team Neville or Luna and continue to follow directions until their next task. Team Luna is currently unavailable to the public, but will open sometime soon.

Read the interview with Adam Spunberg here.

Our very own Courtney gets a mention!