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SOLD OUT - Wizarding Weekend officially sold out as of 4/23. Want to be added to the wait list and be notified should any tickets become available? Sign up here >> https://worthwich.com/waitinglist/

Worthwich Wizarding Weekend is a 3-day, 3-night magical retreat to Worthwich School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for adults (21+). Wizarding Weekend takes place every year the first weekend in November (Nov. 2-4, 2018.)

Live out your dream of attending a real school of wizardry! Worthwich is a unique magical institution with its own founders, history, traditions, classes, and professors. Read more about the full weekend wizard school experience below.

--- Friday, November 2nd at Wizarding Weekend ---

New and returning students arrive at school Friday, and first participate in Worthwich's signature real wood wand making class. You will learn how to use your wand in several classes throughout the weekend. After that, your wand is yours to keep. 

Select your wood, carve a design, and choose a core to place inside your wand's handle in our 2-hour woodworking and wandlore class
Select your wood, carve a design, and choose a core to place inside your wand's handle in our 2-hour woodworking and wandlore class

After wand making, returning students take their seats at house tables in the great hall and await the entrance of anxious 1st years for the Worthwich sorting ceremony to begin. 1st-year students are sorted into one of four Worthwich Houses - Sakurai, Wyverno, Qlantis, and Zarraqa.  

After the sorting ceremony students enjoy our opening night feast, prepared by professional chefs. Feasts are all you can eat and include a variety of beverage options (bottled water, coffee, tea, juice, and name brand soda). Our chef can accommodate a range of dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free (we won't just feed you salad and frozen veggie patties!)

1st year students line up outside the great hall for the sorting ceremony
1st year students line up outside the great hall for the sorting ceremony
Headmaister Maiko welcomes students to a new semester at Worthwich
Headmaister Maiko welcomes students to a new semester at Worthwich
"Feed me!" says hangry Professor LeFey at the opening night feast
"Feed me!" says hangry Professor LeFey at the opening night feast

After the sorting ceremony students will have time to settle into their accommodations and enjoy a special welcome package from Worthwich waiting for them in their house lodge.  

Student accommodations are co-ed. Each of the four Worthwich houses has its own lodge with the following features:

  • air-conditioned/heated
  • electrical outlets
  • attached restrooms
  • attached showers with private changing areas
  • twin bunk beds 
Qlantis House lodge decorated with banners of house cup victories
Qlantis House lodge decorated with banners of house cup victories
Each lodge has its own attached restroom and shower facilities
Each lodge has its own attached restroom and shower facilities

After putting their belongings away students will return to the great hall for our opening night social, where students can mix and mingle with their heads of house, fellow students, and professors while enjoying delicious brews, homemade trolley treats, and wizarding themed music. 

--- Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd-4th at Wizarding Weekend ---

At breakfast, Saturday & Sunday morning students and professors read the daily school newspaper while enjoying a full hot breakfast including our chef's signature baked french toast, eggs, homefries, breakfast meats, fresh fruit, or a tasty veggie scramble complete with coffee, tea, and juice. 

Professors Gregor Bodach and Nyx Draco read The Daily Poppet
Professors Gregor Bodach and Nyx Draco read The Daily Poppet

Students are enrolled in a full schedule of magical courses based on their year in school at Worthwich. Students attend professionally taught magical classes all day Saturday and Sunday including: 

  • Charms
  • Potions
  • Herbology
  • Divinations
  • Defensive Magic
  • Ancient Runes
  • Magical Creatures
  • Dueling
  • Theory of Magic
  • Flying Lessons 
2nd year House Zarraqa student studies in the potion stores room
2nd year House Zarraqa student studies in the potion stores room
Dueling Club students practice their newly created spells
Dueling Club students practice their newly created spells
Students use quill and ink to take notes during Magical Creatures class
Students use quill and ink to take notes during Magical Creatures class
1st-year students take Divinations in the Seer Sanctuary at Worthwich
1st-year students take Divinations in the Seer Sanctuary at Worthwich
Quidditch in the morning has a nice ring to it
Quidditch in the morning has a nice ring to it
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Learning the runic alphabet with Professor Ellie Draiocht (Druid - Order of the Bards)
Learning the runic alphabet with Professor Ellie Draiocht (Druid - Order of the Bards)
"You can't have my bludger!" Students cheer on their fellow housemates during quidditch games
"You can't have my bludger!" Students cheer on their fellow housemates during quidditch games

In the evenings, after dinner, students decompress around the campfire listening to professors tell tales that ought not to be told and stargaze under the deep black Texas skies while enjoying freshly brewed potions served in cauldron cups. Students can also enjoy nightly screenings of wizarding themed movies with homemade trolley treats (pumpkin pasties, cauldron cakes, licorice wands, oddly flavored beans). 

Homemade pumpkin pasties served nightly
Homemade pumpkin pasties served nightly

Classes conclude before dinner on Sunday. At the closing night feast, Headmaister Maiko awards the Worthwich House Cup to the house with the highest accumulated points for the semester. Students can earn points by actively participating in classes, showing house pride, and helping others. Points may also be taken away for rule breaking, skipping classes, or engaging in mischief and pranks around the school grounds. In severe cases of misconduct, students may be given detention. 

Announcement of the 2017 winners of the Worthwich House Cup
Announcement of the 2017 winners of the Worthwich House Cup
End of term class picture from Worthwich Wizarding Weekend 2017
End of term class picture from Worthwich Wizarding Weekend 2017

--- About our School Grounds --- 

For the 2nd year in a row, Worthwich Wizarding Weekend will be hosted at Parrie Haynes Ranch in Killeen, TX. 

We chose this venue because it has plenty of different classroom spaces both indoors and outdoors to accommodate the many types of magical arts we teach at Worthwich. 

Worthwich is renting out the entire facility so our wizarding students and professors will be the only group on site for the whole weekend. We have also placed concealment and security charms around the property, just in case.

Professor meeting at sunset
Professor meeting at sunset
Headmaister Maiko takes a morning walk around the school grounds
Headmaister Maiko takes a morning walk around the school grounds

Parrie Haynes Ranch is located centrally in Texas 

  • 1 hour from Austin 
  • 2 hours from San Antonio 
  • 2 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth 
  • 3 hours from Houston

The location is remote with low light pollution and amazing nighttime views of the Texas skyline. Let go of your tech for a weekend (there's no cell signal, anyway) and get back to basics with us. Roam around the school grounds by oil lamp light, write with quill and ink, and discover the magic of native Texas plants.

All the pictures you see on this campaign were taken at Parrie Haynes Ranch during Worthwich Wizarding Weekend 2017.

--- About the Organizers of Wizarding Weekend ---

Worthwich Wizarding Weekend is produced by Worthwich School and Faye Fearless. 

Faye Fearless is a professional event producer based out of Austin, Texas. Since 2016, Faye has created, hosted, and produced over 150 unique events serving more than 6400 people. 

Worthwich is a school of witchcraft & wizardry based out of Austin, Texas that specializes in producing immersive, educational, and entertaining events for adult witches & wizards. It was co-founded by Faye Fearless and Maiko Mushanokoji. 

Maiko and Faye - founders of Worthwich
Maiko and Faye - founders of Worthwich

Worthwich started as real wood wand making classes and was expanded to include 2 annual events - Wizarding Weekend and Yule Ball. Worthwich hosts its signature wand making class monthly in Austin and frequently host in other Texas cities. Since 2016, over 1200 witches & wizards have attended a Worthwich Wand Making Class. Worthwich has served 3300 witches & wizards across all their events.  

The first ever Worthwich Wizarding Weekend event took place in October 2016 at Bastrop State Park, amid the burning trees. 2018 will be our 3rd year running Wizarding Weekend and the 2nd year hosting it at Parrie Haynes Ranch in Killeen, Texas.

--- Why a Kickstarter campaign? ---

Worthwich Wizarding Weekend was not an event created for profit. This event is produced by a team of volunteer professors who work year round to bring Wizarding Weekend and Worthwich School to life every fall. 

Our team conceptualizes, writes, and creates everything used for wizarding weekend including their characters, props, costumes, class content, and wizarding school books. 

However, our passion is much deeper than our pockets.

While we were able to host Wizarding Weekend in 2016 and 2017, we did so with a very tight budget, and last year we barely covered our base expenses to run the event (private rental of venue, food/chef, class supplies, advertising, etc). These base expenses did not include any payment for our professors or organizers who are all wholeheartedly dedicated to bringing this world to life for our students.

And so, this year we are using a Kickstarter campaign to ensure our base expenses are covered and we can bring Wizarding Weekend to life again in 2018.

Should the Kickstarter fail, Wizarding Weekend 2018 will be canceled. We will not re-launch the campaign until 2019.

--- The Professors of Worthwich ---

Our professors share a passion for the wizarding world and are true believers in all things magical. We each chose the subject we teach at Worthwich based on our interests, knowledge, and skill sets to bring students the most authentic wizarding school experience possible. 

Our team includes professional actors and improvisors, teachers, expert herbalists, witches, pagans, and a studying druid. But don't worry, the improvisors are not in charge of organizing the event. We also have two full-time event producers to ensure the event runs as smoothly as a racing broom.

Our content is developed from multiple sources and designed to be fully immersive and 100% authentic to the real witchy deal. 

Our professors remain in character all 3 days of Worthwich Wizarding Weekend to help students maintain full immersion into the magical world we create together. 

Risks and challenges

We have already secured a venue and all professors and staff needed to run Wizarding Weekend 2018. We have successfully hosted this event in 2016 and 2017, this will be our 3rd year hosting Wizarding Weekend and the 2nd year hosting it at Parrie Haynes Ranch.

We have never let our students down in the past and don't plan to start now! All we need is your help to ensure we have enough students to make Wizarding Weekend 2018 happen.

Will you help us save our Texas Wizard School?

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    Your ticket includes 3 nights lodging (co-ed, shared lodge for each Worthwich house with twin bunk beds, attached restrooms and showers with private changing areas), 7 chef prepared, all-you-can-eat fantastic feasts worthy of wizard school, your own real wood wand (wand making class on Friday of the retreat), and 8 professionally taught magical classes (i.e. potions, magical creatures, herbology, runes, divinations, defensive magic, dueling, charms, theory of magic, and flying lessons.)
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