|Owner/Maintainer:||Lizz Clements (founder) &|
Sagan Thacker (Wizrocklopedia archivist)
|Dates:||September 2006 - present|
|Type:||wizard rock resource|
|URL:||www.wizrocklopedia.com (currently unavailable)|
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The Wizrocklopedia is a website devoted to "celebrating, promoting, and exploring wizard rock." It provides an introduction to wizard rock, news, and an index of several hundred bands.
Starting in 2010, Wizrocklopedia started having hosting issues. The site was down for a long period but returned in March 2012 after receiving donations from fans. Over the years, the site’s activity and the status of the server waned and resurged several times, with the most recent relaunch in July 2020
Many pages from the original Wizrocklopedia can be accessed through the Wayback Machine.
In December 2016, the Wizrocklopedia began collaborating with bands to store music on Bandcamp, making them available for free download. The goal of this archive was to preserve music that otherwise may have been lost due to the fall of MySpace and the costs of hosting music on platforms like iTunes.
As of September 2022, the archive contains 83 albums from more than 30 artists.
Wizrocklopedia Compilation Club
In 2021, the Wizrocklopedia launched the Wizrocklopedia Compilation Club (‘Pedia Comp Club), a digital subscription to four wizard rock compilation albums per year. Each quarterly release is centered around a particular theme and includes around 10 songs from 10 different artists.
The ‘Pedia Comp Club returned in 2022, with plans for another four albums.
Released albums include:
- Volume 1: Back to the Beginning (10 Mar 2021)
- Volume 2: Wizard Rock Around the World (30 June 2021)
- Volume 3: LET’S GET LOUD! (15 Sept 2021)
- Volume 4: A Tribute to Lauren Fairweather (10 Dec 2021)
- Volume 5: Alphabet Soup: an LGBTQIA+ Comp (10 Mar 2022)
- Volume 6: Wizard Rock Revival (15 June 2022)
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Jam
Since August 2020, the Wizrocklopedia website has hosted a monthly creative challenge entitled Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Jam. The goal is to inspire fans to create fanworks, including but limited to wizard rock, centered around a particular theme.
- ^ About the Wizrocklopedia. (Archived 19 October 2010 by the Wayback Machine.)
- ^ Pro Tem Pedia at WordPress. 21 September 2011. (Accessed 11 July 2012.)
- ^ The Wizrocklopedia is Back!. 30 July 2020.
- ^ http://wizrocklopedia.com/ on the Wayback Machine.
- ^ Announcing the Wizrocklopedia Music Archive. 15 December 2016.
- ^ Wizrocklopedia Music Archive
- ^ Announcing the Wizrocklopedia Compilation Club!. 01 January 2021.
- ^ Twitter announcement. 27 December 2021.
- ^ Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Jam. 1 August 2020.