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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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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
Apr 29-May 1, 2016 Williamsburg, VA RavenCon once again, which is always a fine time! Sharing the stage with White Plectrum, Dany Birt, Paradox Machine and other fine folk!
May 28, 2016 Kansas City, MO Details forthcoming. Mark your calendars!
Jun 4-6, 2016 Concord, NC Returning again to ConCaronlinas along with our pals Mikey Mason and Valentine Wolfe.
Aug 12, 2016 Slippery Rock, PA Each year we host a "super secret wizard rock show" at the Pennsic War. We won't have space in our encampment to host it ourselves this year (my how the children have grown) and are looking for another camp to host us. Drop us a line if you're keen on the idea.
Sep 2-5, 2016 Atlanta, GA We hope to make it back to Dragon*Con. Watch this space for details.
Sep 17-18, 2016 Raleigh, NC Working out details for performing at Central NC Pagan Pride Day. Watch this space for more.
Nov 4-6, 2016 Atlanta, GA Working out plans to return to Conjuration. Watch this space for details.
Mar 10-12, 2017 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Concoction. More info coming soon!
May 18-22, 2017 Laconia, NH MISTI-Con is happening again. And though nothing official has been announced about shows yet, you can pretty much bank on us being there and doing some music.

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

And some other favorite performances:

 

Last Updated 1 Mar 2016