The Best Xmas Party of the Year

The best Xmas party of the year has started over at LiveJournal.

The HoggyWartyXmas fic and art fest has been running since 2010 and has produced some of the best Harry Potter fanfic and art around. 

The fest spotlights fanworks featuring Hogwarts staff and a few of their close friends, so it’s a real treat for those of us who enjoy reading about the grown-up characters in the Potterverse. It’s always a great mix of frivolous and serious and always has beautifully written, excellently characterized stories and creative art.

 It runs from a few days before Christmas and ends on January 9 (Snape’s birthday!)

This year’s fest has opened with two terrific fanworks:

by redsnake05
Characters: Argus Filch, Mrs. Norris

When two Unspeakables set out on a bright summer day to continue their arcane research into holy wells, no one, least of all Argus Filch and Evadne Norris, expects it to end as it does. The bitterness of life without magic is pervasive, corrosive, and there is little light to find their way. One day, though, they'll walk that sunny path again.

Slumming with the Staff
by mywitch
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, Gilderoy Lockhart, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Rosmerta, Severus Snape, Sybill Trelawney

It's Christmas week 1992 and Gilderoy Lockhart was easily coaxed to share with us his journal. I've included some drawings as well, to clarify things.

Spoiler Alert!

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