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Hello, and welcome, Harry Potter fans!  My name is Irvin, though I'm known around the Internet as "hpboy13."  I got into Harry Potter when I was nine years old, back in 2001, and I've been in the fandom since 2003.  I've been rather prolific in the fandom since then, writing fanfiction and filks and essays, and I am currently a columnist for Mugglenet, spearheading "The Three Broomsticks."  As a college student hailing from New York City, I have also joined the real-life fandom there in the form of The Group That Shall Not Be Named, and have become an avid cosplayer.  I play Beater for the NY Badassilisks, and I am the leader of the world's first wizard dance troupe, the Dancing Death Eaters.  I was the organizer of Avada KedavRock! 2012, a large wizard rock concert in NYC.

In short, I have a lot of Harry Potter stuff going on in my life, and I needed one place on the Internet where all of it could be centralized, and this site is that place.  You can check out my bio, or click on the links page to explore all my stuff.  Or, here are a few quick links.


Dancing Death Eaters Site             Avada KedavRock! 2012             DDE Online Store

Feel free to shoot me an email about any of my stuff at DarkLordofDance@gmail.com or to find me on Google+ as "Irvin K." 


Recent Updates

  • Here's some of the newest stuff on this site - new things I've written, new costumes I wore, or just some other exciting news!
  • 2/25/15: New Disney Costume
    From my mythology-themed twenty-third birthday, Disney's Hades!
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 10:58 AM by Irvin K
  • 2/6/15: Updated and Renovated Editorial Section
    I've been very bad about updating my editorials section of my bibliography, even as plenty of new Harry Potter essays have been posted on MuggleNet in the past year and a half.  But I have now added links to all the editorials, as well as fixed all the links that were broken by MuggleNet's redesign.  Among the new stuff:

    An entire section devoted to Rowling's Cormoran Strike series, with book reviews and character analysis, as well as comparisons to the HP books: Cormoran Strike

    An entire section devoted to the symbolism of Sorcerer's Stone - the chess match, potions riddle, etc. - and how that foreshadows things in the rest of the series.  The essays are still being posted on MuggleNet, but I'm very proud of this series: Symbolism of Book 1

    Headmasters in Canon, which sets the record straight after an awful lot of incorrect information was disseminated about Newt Scamander in light of the Fantastic Beasts movie announcement.  Using only the canonical text (after defining what that is), I figure out who the Headmasters of Hogwarts were throughout the 20th century, and why Scamander can't be one.
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:32 PM by Irvin K
  • 12/22/14: Last new HP costume of 2014
    Hot Fudge, the hot version of Cornelius Fudge!

    Also, the reason almost all the 2014 updates have been costumes: I spent an entire month of 2014 (adding up days) in costume.  It's been a good year!
    Posted Dec 22, 2014, 8:14 PM by Irvin K
  • 11/23/14: Two more new costumes
    Yep, I've been on a roll this fall - this makes eight new costumes in the last three months!
    New Hunger Games costume in honor of the movie's release: Venia
    And a costume from Heathers the MusicalJD
    Posted Nov 23, 2014, 9:47 AM by Irvin K
  • 11/5/14: Three new costumes
    Miss Piggy, from Halloween
    Nico and Percy from the Percy Jackson books, worn in honor of the Blood of Olympus release

    Since I have branched out into other book series (Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, Seven Realms) I have added a new category in my cosplay gallery (since the "Other" category was getting bloated): Books
    Posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:24 AM by Irvin K
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