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February 2019 Favorites

February Favorites

The people, places, and things that sparked joy in February 2019.

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West Coast Bias: Power Hour

Ryan and I cracked open some beers and got caught up on West Quidditch.

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Evolve or Die: New Winds are Blowing in the West

Ryan’s on the worst coast supporting his mom’s run for a New York Senate seat, which leaves me alone in this wild, wild West I find myself in. We’ll be recording when he gets back to SoCal, but for now, I shared my thoughts on the West quidditch community season so far. Read more over at […]

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West Coast Bias: Northwest Invasion

I wasn’t kidding when I said I needed a break in my last blog post. I took a break from blogging to buckle down to focus on running my first tournament as a freelance TD.

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West Coast Bias: West Regionals Recap

Smythe won the tournament, I got sixth place twice, but the real heroes are Long Beach for taking silver in the community division.

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Guest Post: Cal Quidditch 2016-2017 Year in Review

Scene: Argonauts Thursday Night Practice MANAGER Barcelos, chatting with CHASER COACH Oelze, mentions the Year in Review that ROOKIE Ardin Lo wrote about his college squad, Cal Quidditch. ROOKIE: Hey Liz, can you share it on Barcelos Knows? MANAGER: Are you kidding? You wrote about me as a player. That’s never happened before. Of course I will. […]

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NCQC You Next Year

I started to draft this on Tuesday morning, my body still aching from the weekend. I went from fourth string to second string and played seven games in two days. I finally played against my alma mater but I didn’t come away with the championship that I obviously, desperatly wanted because NorCal crowned a new […]

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Best Coast Classic: Where Are They Now?

Kissimmee Cooldown Pt 2 is coming in how later this week, but today I wanted to focus on something near and dear to my heart—and my geography: Best Coast Classic.

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Road to Regionals: How I Learned to Leave Sparta and Love the Skrewts

Yes, I know that this is late and that I’ve been to regionals and back again. But considering how things went for the Spartans (woo for day 2!) and Skrewts (woo for not qualifying in the last spot!), it feels fitting that I finish this thing with this year’s regional fresh on my mind.

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Road to Regionals: Wrecked in Roseville

If my first year of quidditch was about exceeding nonexistent expectations, then 2014-2015 was the year of high expectations that ended in disappointment. This was a team that had gone to World Cup for the first time and had the potential to go back. We certainly had the desire, anyway. An overwhelming, win at all […]

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