The "Harry Potter" author had a blunt reply for one fan who questioned the fictional sport.
It's basically a mix of rugby, dodgeball with a little bit of handball.
And millions of Quidditch fans start dreaming of gold medals.
These daredevil Muggles are living out every Harry Potter fan's dream.
The game is played on a 'pitch', about the third of the length of a soccer field, it is roughly elliptical in shape, though the edges are not treated as 'hard' boundaries as they tend to be in other sports. There are three hoops of varying heights at each end of the pitch, if premade hoops aren't available, many teams will resort to hanging hulahoops from soccer nets.
What sets quidditch apart from other sports is its two-minimum gender rule, established by the International Quidditch Association. Quidditch values diversity and that, to me, is one of the most powerful messages we can send out.
The sixth annual real-life Quidditch World Cup (based on the Harry Potter books) is coming to Florida in two weeks, and University of Miami, one of the top teams in the world, has been ranked by quidditch analysts (yes, they exist) as a likely contender to win it.
Allison enlisted the help of artist Tony Albano to create a "Quidditch box," filled with the bat and four balls necessary
He added that Quidditch Pong can be easily adapted with different rules by whoever is playing. "The basic idea with the snitch
Ready for a blast from the past? YouTube user brizzyvoices uploaded a seven-minute clip of herself impersonating all 151
"The team that wins Quidditch is invited to watch the lighting of the torch," he told JCOnline.com. Each team has three chasers
If you're a Harry Potter fan like I am and have not seen a Quidditch World Cup, I would strongly suggest you check it out on November 12 or 13 in New York City. I'll be there!
For one reason or another, quidditch still gets stereotyped as fantasy-fulfillment for chubby nerds. Anyone who still holds this illusion should come to the World Cup.
For me, reading a book series after all the installments have been written is as satisfying as watching a great Quidditch match. Well, almost.