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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."  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 am the leader of the world's first wizard dance troupe, the Dancing Death Eaters.  I played Beater for the NY Badassilisks for 3 and 1/2 years, and I was the organizer of Avada KedavRock! 2012 and 2014, a set of large wizard rock concerts 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             Cosplay Gallery             Writings

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


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!
  • 1/18/16: New essays, etc.
    I dropped the ball and forgot to update this, but new HP essay about Snape and Dumbledore is up on MuggleNet!  Severus... Please...

    I've also been updating the severely neglected (oops) Bibliography section of the site.  There are lots of new links in the Theatre section, a new Rowling review (Review: Career of Evil), and links to the last two seasons of Dancing with the Stars recaps.  

    I also updated the (very outdated) Links tab with all kinds of good stuff, and updated my Bio for the first time in over three years.  Whew, now that's a good day's work!
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 2:04 PM by Irvin K
  • 12/23/15: Final new costume of 2015
    It's Cho Chang, y'all!
    Posted Dec 23, 2015, 11:59 AM by Irvin K
  • 12/9/15: New costumes
    Halloween was a busy time for cosplay!  Not only did I revamp my McGonagall, I also created new costumes for The Phantom of the Opera and for Heather Chandler from Heathers the Musical.  Final new costume of 2015 coming in a week and a half!
    Posted Dec 8, 2015, 9:33 PM by Irvin K
  • 10/16/15: New Disney costume
    Continuing to go through the characters of Hercules, here's the hero himself: Hercules
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 1:19 PM by Irvin K
  • 10/5/15: Massive update to cosplay site
    There was a period, mostly May & June, where it seems like I spent more time in costume than out of it.  It's taken months to go through all the photos and update the website, but it's finally done (just in time for new costumes this Halloween!).

    In June, I partook in a cosplay day devoted to Percy Jackson.  There is now a separate section for those costumes (here), and two new costumes: Rachel Elizabeth Dare and Jason Grace

    At the end of April, I cosplayed the Weasley twins: Fred and George

    At MISTI-Con 2015 in May, I debuted several new costumes: Ron WeasleyLuna Lovegood, and a refurbished Lockhart.  I also made my acting debut as Edward Cullen in Fan Fiction Theatre.

    For the Mermaid Parade, I dressed as one of the Muses of Hercules.

    For an advance screening of Pixar's new movie Inside Out, I dressed as Disgust.

    When I went to see StarKid's The Trail to Oregon, I dressed as the Dad.
    Posted Oct 4, 2015, 11:45 PM by Irvin K
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