About

Brooms Up is a project by US Quidditch, and chronicles the rise of quidditch from the perspective of the organizers, players, and photographers who have shaped the sport into what it is today.

US Quidditch is the national governing body for the sport of quidditch. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together.

A 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2010, US Quidditch serves an average of 3,500 athletes and 150 teams each season nationwide and provides a range of programs and services. These include hosting regional and national championships; supervising regular season competition; supporting and certifying referees, snitches, and tournament directors; offering grants; and working to expand the sport into younger age groups through outreach programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

Acknowledgements

This website would not have been possible without the generous contributions of so many talented photographers and artists. And there would not be content to write about without the work of hundreds of volunteers over the last 15 years who have dedicated large portions of their lives and given so much time to USQ and the broader quidditch community. Thank you!

Special thanks goes to Alicia Radford, author of the book Quidditch Turns Ten. Much of the content on this website comes from Radford’s book, originally published in 2015. Quidditch Turns Ten is currently available to purchase online for $15, in honor of quidditch’s 15th birthday.

We also thank these photographers, whose work is featured in the Quidditch Turns Ten book as well as this website:

Megan Atkinson
Bryan Bae
Chris Cabeza
Miguel Esparza
Kevin Freeman
Kean Goh
Isabella Gong
Annie Govekar
Nicole Harrig
Janet Hoffar
Kat Ignatova
Janelle Karlen
Ryan Kellett
Brittny Kephart
Jessica Jiamin Lang
Shirley Lu
Kate Lupo
Robin Madel
Michael E. Mason
Loring Masters
Sam Medney
Steve Mease
Will Michels
Chris Rothery
Nikki Smith
Bernard Taylor
Amy Utley
Jerry Wang
Monica Wheeler

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