Mastermind Adventures to Host Harry Potter Roleplay Event

Mastermind Adventures, which specializes in cosplay and role-playing games for kids, has organized a Harry Potter-themed event to debut next month.

The seed of Mastermind Adventures was planted when Massachusetts residents Krysten and Jason Callina organized games for their homeschooled children. What began as the standard Nerf war eventually evolved into Quidditch games and then to cosplay in general, and gained popularity through word of mouth in a rumor mill as efficient as Hogwarts’ own.

As time wore on and interest grew, the Callinas hosted their first event under the name Mastermind Adventures last year: A Percy Jackson-inspired Camp Half-Blood. While the couple didn’t expect many participants, a resounding 175 kids arrived at Borderland State Park to partake in whatever activities the day held. Quite the significant accomplishment, which only served to bolster this new venture’s popularity.

Kids aged 10 and up are welcome to play out their favorite fictional adventures in all areas Mastermind Adventures has to offer, from classes to events such as Camp Half-Blood or, starting July 12, the Harry Potter-themed Eagleclaw School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Perhaps copyright issues prevented the organization from using “Hogwarts” or “Platform 9¾” (Mastermind’s platform number is designated as 9⅔), but all the same, the event promises to be as immersive as their take on Camp Half-Blood.

The MA team helps to create the fantastical atmosphere by developing storylines for participants to follow, teaching them to make kid-friendly weapons (e.g., foam materials) to use on their adventures, and including themselves as character actors to enhance the narrative as it’s acted out.

Perhaps for those attending the Eagleclaw School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, this may mean crafting your own wands and using them to combat whatever Dark forces are bound to cross your path. Likely the event will include some variant of Quidditch, and maybe challenges such as those Harry faced during the third task of the Triwizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire. After all, who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned sphinx riddle?

Time will tell if this adventure proves as successful as Mastermind’s first, but, knowing the Harry Potter fandom, it will be met with all the excitement the original series offered, complete with the twists and turns of a new take on a classic story.

For more information on this event and others to come, visit the Mastermind Adventures website.