Here are the House points as of yesterday, September 18th.
Gryffindor is off to a great start! The question is – can they hold on to it? Gryffindor started off high in the rankings last term as well but that wonderful energy did not last for long. Hufflepuff has been quiet over the last two years, with members being more interested in having fun rather than worrying about the pressures of the House Cup Competition.
The real surprise is the current standings of Slytherin and Ravenclaw, winners of our first and second term, respectively. Historically, Slytherin did whatever was necessary to advance their position in the ranks, jumping in when the stakes were high and helping out the group leadership team in exchange for house points. Ravenclaw is our largest house and, with a high number of book club and discussion-based meetings this summer and school term, expected to be a tough competitor. Can these two Houses come back before the House Cup Competition comes to a close?
Ever since I first participated in a photo scavenger hunt at Phoenix Rising (a Harry Potter conference in New Orleans in 2007), I have fallen in love with them. It’s not participating in them so much for me (though that’s always fun), but hearing the stories that come from them – hilarious tales of shenanigans, strangers working together to accomplish a goal with no reward for themselves, and seeing the creativity that comes out in each and every picture.
As a group, the Central Florida Slug Club has run two photo scavenger hunts to date: one during the Quidditch World Cup, and the second just recently during LeakyCon 2014. We’ll make a list of prompts for members (with the requirement that at least one team member be in each picture because, let’s face it, pictures are way more interesting when you know someone in it.) They surprise us each time with these amazing photo responses. Read More
This past Saturday was our first House Cup Award Ceremony, held at the Penatzer Castle. We wanted to wish Slytherin House a big congratulations for being the first winners of the CFSC House Cup! I believe the House Cup will reside with their Head of House, Heather Murphy.
September 1st starts off the 2013-2014 term and a clean slate for all Houses. The HoHs and myself met up a few months ago to have a planning meeting and we decided to change up the House points system. More information will come of that soon when we decide to go public with it.
We are also starting a new program called Auror Training. Meet-ups will count toward categories (i.e. Tracking, Concealment and Disguise…) and once you have completed your punch card, you are officially a CFSC Auror!
We hope to see everyone on September 1st in Winter Park to celebrate the start of term with a fun cosplay day!