The 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 from Cary, NC with frequent help on the bass from Chuck Parker of Richmond, VA. We draw our inspiration primarily from the Harry Potter series and the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling. AND We're also into all kinds of other nerdy stuff like Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, medieval history, steampunk, Star Wars, Lego, Ren Faires, SCA, comics, anime, etc.
We play everything from old-timey, to 50s do-wop, to 80s new-wave, to straight rock, with a dash of folk and ancient music. We try to keep our music pretty light-hearted, 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?
- Buy Music & Stuff
- Bandcamp rare tracks and oddities that are not on the other download sites!
- Buy CDs (also CDs for our side projects)
- Kirsten's Etsy Store - get band T-shirts, Polyjuice or Wolvesbane flasks and all kinds of crazy stuff Kirsten makes.
Maybe you'd like some Lyrics and Guitar Chords?
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 us for rates and availability.
Date Location Details July 16, 2016 High Point, NC Playing at about 11:30 am at Con-Gregate along with our pals Valentine Wolfe. In the afternoon, Scott will be GMing a Harry Potter themed Pathfinder encounter. July 30, 2016
Cary, NC We are performing at the release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Cary Barnes & Noble. July 30, 2016
Raleigh, NC Another release party for the Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. This one is at North Hills at Quail Ridge Books. Aug 11, 2016
Slippery Rock, PA Once again we will be hosting our a "super secret wizard rock show" at the Pennsic War. We don't have space in our encampment but our friends at House Thanet (down on the Serengeti) have voluntereed to host. Sep 2-5, 2016 Atlanta, GA We will once again be playing at Dragon*Con throughout the weekend as guests of the Filk Track. 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 Returning to Conjuration. We will be playing shows Friday night and Saturday. Sure to be a blast. Jan 13-15, 2017 Williamsburg, VA Coming back to MarsCon. We will be performing throughout the weekend. 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 count 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