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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 and SciFi/Fantasy conventions including Portus, ConCarolinas, LeakyCon, Infinitus, RavenCon, Dragon*Con

We regularly host wizard rock, filk, and nerdmusik shows in central North Carolina, often in their home in Cary and are heavily involved in the local fandom scene.

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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.

Date Location Details
Mar 21, 2015 Richmond, VA Playing at a local restaurant. More details coming soon.
Apr 24-25, 2015 Richmond, VA RavenCon 2015 - Performing with Danny Birt, White Plectrum, Paradox Machine and others!
May 21-25, 2015 Laconia, NH MISTI-Con 2015 We'll be playing shows and running various activities through out the weekend. This is a Harry Potter intensive weekend for hardcore fans who love to cosplay, write, sing, dance, duel and party with the wizards.
May 29-31, 2015 Charlotte, NC ConCarolinas 2015 - We are Special Musical Guests this year. Most of the usual suspects are also likely to show up. We'll be playing shows through out the weekend, and planning some evil mischief with Valentine Wolfe :)
Jul 28-Aug 8, 2015 Slippery Rock, PA Pennsic War 44 - Although this is primarily a medieval reenactment event - we can often be found playing some wizard rock in various private camps. We usually do a Super Secret Wizard Rock Show behind our merchant booth on the last Friday of the event.
Sep 4-7, 2015 Atlanta, GA Dragon Con 2015 - Nothing official yet, but we are making plans to attend and perform again this year.
Sep 27-38, 2015 Chestertown, MD Chestertown Harry Potter Festival - No official word yet, but we are making plans to attend and perform here again. They turn the whole freakin town into wizardly madness! :)
Nov 13-15, 2015 Atlanta, GA CONjuration - a weekend of magic and fun. We'll playing shows and running various activities throughout the weekend

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

And some other favorite performances:

 

Last Updated 30 Jan 2015