Urban Wizards Social Club has grown beyond its roots as fans of the Wizarding World. We’ve always been fans of fantasy and science fiction literature, and it’s time to expand our horizons as a group and dive into other, more inclusive fandoms. Thus begins the Urban Wizards Book Club (UWBC)!

Starting in May 2023, we will be running 4-month “units” to explore specific genres, themes, and areas of lore in depth. Months 1-4 will be “Wizards at School” …see what we did there? What makes each wizarding world unique? What are the “rules” its wizards must abide by?

Next UWBC Meeting: Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30pm at Bryant Park [full details]

Current book: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

A classic, if not a little divisive, series to start our discussion. Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he’s still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

2023 Current and Upcoming Units