Whee!: You Can Now Take Hogwarts Magic Classes Online

April 21, 2014


HogwartsIsHere is a website offering free online classes in magic and potions and all that other fun stuff that make-believe witches and wizards want to learn. Me? I learned the Killing Curse from another kid on the back of the short bus so I'm good on magic.

Though it is similar to the franchise's interactive ebook website Pottermore, this version doesn't seem to follow directly in Potter's footsteps. The immersive website was made by members of the fandom to bring together anyone who has been seeking "magical experiences" since the series' conclusion.

It also takes its course work very seriously -- starting out as first year students, users are expected to complete homework assignments, essays, quizzes and tests for classes such as "Charms" and "Potions," and progress through all seven years of wizard academics.

I don't know, I'm not convinced magic is a subject best taught online. I feel like it might be better to learn hands-on. Also, it says class registration may take up to a day, but you can use their web-app to make your own acceptance letter in the meantime. Wait -- make your own acceptance letter?! What the hell kind of magic school is this? I WANT THAT SHIT BROUGHT BY AN OWL.

Thanks to PYY, who agrees the best magic isn't taught online, it's learned by accident while you're waving your wand around muttering gibberish. Whoa -- my penis just shot a laser!

  • Declan O'Rourke
  • Well now got brush up English at Cannock college till close down but if Harry Potter fan you can sign up Hogwarts here.

  • Jae Rojas

    I've have a hogwarts website online for over 6 years now and it's way active compared to this one, it's not buggy and we don't have server issues or wait lists. http://hogwartsschoolonline...

  • At one don't work at why gone pottermore and Hogwarts herewebsite

  • GreyGanado

    I don't think they need wigs to dress up as school children.

  • adsfasdfasdf

    this sounds like way too much actual work. if i was going to do this I'd do a real online community college.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Well at least they are accurately depicting their target audience...

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Looks like someone found the Hogwarts kitchen in their 1st year.

  • $18889437

    Well this isn't a waste of time or money. In the meantime some kid in the Sudan is just looking for fresh water so he doesn't die today. Not that people shouldn't enjoy the luxuries they can afford... we just live in a strange world.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    It's almost as bad as viewing another equally free website that collects slightly geeky stories from around the world!

  • $18889437

    Yeah not even sure what made me write that. Must have been in a bad mood lol. I don't normally care what people do with their time or money. As the future me looking at the post of past me I'm a little annoyed by that self righteous prick. Who the hell does he think he is?

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Lol we've all been there, you were actually fairly sensible considering it was the internet you were commenting on. No mentions of Nazis or religious extremism at all.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    Show me a way to help that child without corrupt government powers jumping in and ruining everything and I might be able to help.

  • $18889437

    I knew that part was going to illicit the wrong response. I didn't mean these people should even feel obligated to help those other people... I just meant that people live very different lives on the same planet and at the moment the weirdness of it struck me... I wasn't ranting.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    Sorry :) , most people who says things like usually do rant off on how western culture is "so evil" while tweeting with their iPhones and drinking their $30 Starbucks.

  • zin

    Wait, is that pic a thing now? As in, they're acting the way goth kids stereotypically do? Dressing up in Harry Potter outfits, studying spells on the school steps?
    Man, I'm looking forward to get my teaching license, if only to bully these kids.

  • Guest

    an unlike goths and dnd nerds who study actual rituals (from various shitty ancient religions dressed up a bit with elves) these are harmlessly following the rantings of a fucked up hobo, so no worries about them stumbling on an actual demon spell :)

  • Guest

    "plagiarized from various shitty ancient"

    corrected dropped word.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    You would enjoy it for a few hours and left with endless despair as you realize that no matter what you do every year a new batch of teenagers into another fad will come.

  • Torse

    It looks like how to lose all of your friends school
    with afternoon club of learning to use a smartphone

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