It has been a 118 years since L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published, and 79 since The Wizard of Oz hit cinema screens. Both huge hits, they were both at the forefront of a pop culture trend that's still going strong today — that is, everyone loves wizards.
There's Gandalf, Merlin, Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter, of course. And Conan the Barbarian's Akiro, Monty Python and the Holy Grail's Tim the Enchanter and The Princess Bride's Miracle Max, too. Whichever one you're fond of, you can show your love at the Netherworld Generic Wizard Party from 6.30pm on Monday, September 10.
It started out as a paid shindig to celebrate everyone's favourite boy who lived, then changed its focus to avoid copyright infringement — so now it's free and it's about all kinds of wizards, including those penned by JK Rowling. Themed drinks will be on offer, as well as Netherworld's usual array of games and a costume prize too. If you want to win something for your outfit, take note: it's for the worst dressed, rather than the best.