So ready for the first annual LeakyCon vs. HPA quidditch match. BRING IT ON.
I just can’t even take you people.
Can’t take it on Tumblr, can’t take it on the pitch. Hashtag cakewalk.
Looking for Esther Day plans?
The super helpful nerdfighter events page already has some Esther Day events on its calendar. Check it out to see if there’s something near you.
Nothing going on in your town? You still have time to plan a gathering!
Esther Day is August 3rd. We can’t wait to see how everybody celebrates our favorite holiday.
Economic inequality affects Disney heroines, too. Mary Poppins is fighting the good fight.
First annual HPA vs LeakyCon Quidditch Match is one week from tonight. Gonna sweep the floor with LeakyCon.
Overheard in a leakycon meeting: “Do you get the idea that they’re taking this a little bit more seriously than we are?”
You mean your team isn’t lifting copies of Order of the Phoenix 24/7? Hashtag weak.
We don’t know what it’s like in the muggle world, but wizards train to win.
Harry P asks the important questions at Dumbledore’s Army meetings. If you’re LeakyCon-bound, come to room W105 (the Room of Requirement needs to be low-key in muggle areas) on Saturday at 11AM to join in.
August 3rd is Esther Day
What is Esther Day?
“Esther Day is the day where we think ‘who do i love who i have trouble saying I love you to’. Not some romantic interest, that’s just using Esther Day as an excuse to tell someone you love them, that you already want to tell them… no. I mean family, or platonic friends, which for me is even harder than family.” - John Green
What are Esthertines?
Like their Valentines counterparts, these are designed for you to print out and give to someone you love. Feel free to write lovely things about them on the back! Esthertines don’t have to be nerdfighter themed (but these ones just happen to be).
You can download and print all of these for free!
Special Use Instructions: As with all declarations of love, these are most effective when delivered in person accompanied with a verbal phrase like: “I love you. Thank you for being awesome.”
ON FIRE WITH AWESOME!
Here’s a throwback to one of our favorite projects from Esther Day 2012!
Are you getting creative this Esther Day? Let us know so we can show off your awesome work.
Here’s what we’ll be up to at LeakyCon!
You can find info on locations and add us to your schedule here or through the LeakyCon app. See you there!
We’ve spent our summer apparating from one con to another, so our physical merch table has been pretty busy. Thanks to wizard science and our friends at DFTBA Records, however, all our wizard wearables (including shirts for people and walls) are also available through the internet. We’ve even gotten the Ministry of Magic to let us lift all the charms on it and make it available beyond the Floo Network.
Now you can rep the internet with our Hogwarts Internet Club and Grangr t-shirts. There’s also our super-swanky Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards journal, which we promise is not a horcrux. And if you’re in need of some encouragement, you can hang the Hang in There, Baby Crookshanks poster on your wall for instant, furry moral support.
These are the latest in our merch line, which includes some of our old favorites like the Granger/Lovegood 2016 campaign tee and our classy HPA logo shirt. So classy.
We’d love to see you at our booths and tables across the country (LeakyCon Orlando, anyone?), but the internet’s got your back if you can’t make it.
Each purchase helps support our work at the Harry Potter Alliance. So thanks!
Feel free to buy all the things.
"It was with Esther that the Nerdfighter community came together and helped the Harry Potter Alliance win 250,000 dollars. And Hank, it was because of Esther that on Esther Day I told you that I love you (which I do, although I don’t want to talk about it). And even though Esther has died we will continue to do projects with her. Because it will be when we work to decrease World Suck and when we show our love for others that Esther will be with us most."
Esther Day is around the corner! Don’t forget to let us know what you’re planning by using the #estherday tag.
You can learn more about the Esther Day project here.
"He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: ‘To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!’"
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Some things never change.
as the seventh anniversary of harry potter and the deathly hallows draws to a close, we must each return to our daily grind: willing a new harry potter book into being
"President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government.
The executive order has two parts: It makes it illegal to fire or harass employees of federal contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and it explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The part targeting federal contractors affects 24,000 companies employing roughly 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce.
'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' Obama said during remarks at the White House just before signing the order. 'I'm going to do what I can with the authority I have to act.'” (x)
We’re so happy to hear of this significant step towards equality in the workplace. More of this.