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The Blibbering Humdingers

blibbering humdingers Let us wizard-rock the tea-towel right off of your house elf! Our brand of neo-retro, post-nihilst, comedic nerdmuisk will serve you up a rollicking good time (what-what) and leave you hungry for more.

The Blibbering Humdingers consist primarily of Scott & Kirsten Vaughan in Cary, NC. We draw our inspiration from the Harry Potter series and the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling. We're also into all kinds of other nerdy stuff like Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, medieval history, steampunk, Star Wars, Lego, Ren Faires, SCA, etc.

We play everything from old-timey, to 50s do-wop, to 80s new-wave, to straight rock. We try to keep our music pretty light-hearted and fun, poking fun at characters or situations in he HP books and movies, or turning seemingly innocent situations into lewd ones.

Though we've been singing together since 1992, we got our start doing wizard rock in 2007. Whilst searching the web for Potter-filks, we discovered Draco & the Malfoys online and shortly thereafter attended a Harry & the Potters show at a local library. After the Deathly Hallows book release that summer, we decided to try our hands at writing some of our own songs. With the online release of "Voldemort Made Me Crap My Pants" the Humdingers were born.

We mostly perform at at various HP, Filk and SciFi/Fantasy conventions including Portus, ConCarolinas, LeakyCon, Infinitus, MarsCon, OVFF, GA-Filk Dragon*Con the Quidditch World Cup, the NYC Wizard Rock Festival, and Wrockstock. We've played up and down the east coast from Boston to Orlando, and have made it as far west St. Louis. Even played at LeakyCon London in 2013 (what a thrill!). Anybody want to bring us to Seattle? San Diego? LA? Germany perhaps?

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Performance Schedule:

Want to book us for a show? We mostly travel around the mid Atlantic (200-300 mile radius around Raleigh, NC). The best way to entice us to play your convention is to cover our travel & lodging, and offer a merch table for the weekend. We also do private events and parties. Email Scott directly for rates and availability.

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Details

July 16, 2016 High Point, NC Playing at about 11:30 am at Con-Gregate along with our pals Valentine Wolfe. In the afternoon, Scott will be GMinga Harry Potter themed Pathfinder encounter.
July 30, 2016
8:30 pm
Cary, NC We are performing at the release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Cary Barnes & Noble.
July 30, 2016
10:30pm
Raleigh, NC Another release party for the Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. This one is at North Hills at Quail Ridge Books.

Aug 11, 2016
9PM
Slippery Rock, PA Once again we will be hosting our a "super secret wizard rock show" at the Pennsic War. We don't have space in our encampment but our friends at House Thanet (down on the Serengeti) have volunteered to host.
Sep 2-5, 2016 Atlanta,GA We will once again be playing at Dragon*Con throughout the weekend as guests of the Filk Track. Our shows are at:
FRI 8:30-9:30 PM Concert in Hyatt Hanover F/G
SAT 4:00-5:00 PM Concert in Hyatt Hanover F/G
SUN 5:30-6:30 PM "What is Wizard Wrock?" Workshop & some tunes, Hyatt Hanover F/G (With Erin Pyne from House of Black, and Grace Kendall of Snidget)

SUN – 8pm until the Ministry shuts us down – Outside the Marriot Marquis Ballroom we will be playing an unsanctioned, renegade, hallway concert at our merch table outside of the HP Yule Ball.
MON 11:30am-12:00pm Concert, AmericasMart Concourse Stage II.

Follow the Dragon*Con Filk Track for schedule updates.

Additionally, we will be providing some medieval, renaissance, celtic and folk background music for the Art Show in the Grand Hall of the Hyatt Regency. We are playing 45 minute sets at:

  • Fri - 6:30pm
  • Sat - 1:00pm
  • Sun - 1:00pm
Sep 17, 2016 Raleigh, NC Performing a set at 3pm at Central NC Pagan Pride Day. We’ll also be vending throughout the weekend. No matter your individual spiritual path, This is always a wonderful festival at the NC State Fairgrounds filled with magic, transformation and love.
Sep 30-Oct 1 Chestertown, MD Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. Details forthcoming.
Oct 21-23 Charlotte, NC Geek Gala and Muggles Market. We will be playing a set in the afternoon and vending during the day at this mini-con. This is a great excuse to wear costumes and party with your people.
Nov 4-6, 2016 Atlanta, GA Returning to Conjuration. We will be playing shows Friday night and Saturday with Draco & the Malfoys, Hawthorn & Holly, and others. Sure to be a blast.
Jan 13-15, 2017 Williamsburg, VA Coming back to MarsCon! We will be performing throughout the weekend with regulars Mikey Mason, Valentine Wolfe, and White Plectrum
Mar 10-12, 2017 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Concoction. We are the musical guests for this fabulous multi-fandom convention. Playing shows throughout the weekend. Very much looking forward to this.
May 18-22, 2017 Laconia, NH MISTI-Con is happening again. This is an amazing, immersive weekend of Harry Potterness – cosplay, community, music, dancing, karaoke, filking, wand dueling, trivia, workshops, games, and magic. We will be there, playing some shows and doing other stuff. More info soon. You should totally go to this

Here’s our favorite music video (for Natural 20)!

And some other favorite performances:

 

Last Updated 1 Mar 2016