Archive for December, 2020

Creator Profiles: Supporting Independent Creators

Dec 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Creators, Fandom, News

Whether you’re looking for a bedside candle to gift a loved one, a print for your friend to hang on their wall, or hand-knitted House scarves for your kids, independent creators, with their multitude of talents in crafting unique gifts, offer some of the best options when looking for gift-giving inspiration. This piece may be …read more!

Black Girls Create & Wizards In Space Magazine Collaborate To Publish Anthology Celebrating Magic & Community!

Dec 12, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Fan Art, Fan Creators, Fandom, Fans, News

Wizards In Space Magazine have been publishing wonderful collections of poetry, art and short stories for years now, and they’ve recently announced an exciting collaboration with Black Girls Create to publish an anthology of stories and poetry by Black writers, celebrating magic and community! The submission criteria asks for content by Black writers, including people …read more!

The Yule Ball Goes Virtual!

Dec 12, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Creators, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

The Harry Potter Alliance are throwing an all-out virtual Yule Ball FESTIVAL this year, and we cannot WAIT for you to see this incredible line-up! That’s right, FOURTEEN bands are putting on a show for this year’s Yule Ball, and the good news is that fans will be able to join no matter where in …read more!

Protect The Puffs With The Protego Foundation!

Dec 12, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


The Protego Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit using magical creatures and messaging from the wizarding word to inspire us to protect and fight for creatures in the muggle world, have just launched their latest campaign: Protect the Puffs! Aiming to stop the annual badger cull in the U.K., the Protego Foundation are rallying together with Hufflpuffs, …read more!

Interview: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature’ Exhibit Opens Today At The Natural History Museum in London!

Dec 09, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News

The Natural History Museum’s Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibit opens today, and we spoke with Lorraine Cornish, Science Lead on the exhibit and Head of Conservation at the museum, as well as Louis Buckley, Exhibition Lead, about bringing the exhibit to life. The exhibit draws upon comparisons between Newt Scamander’s role as a …read more!

LEGO Monster Book of Monsters chomps onto your holiday gift list

Dec 08, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Toys

I used to wonder, every time I heard about a new Harry Potter-themed LEGO set, how they were going to represent that particular magical artefact in brightly coloured interlocking hard plastic. Now, I no longer wonder. I have come to accept that there is, quite literally, nothing that can’t be made out of LEGOs. LEGO …read more!

Support Fan Organizations This Giving Tuesday!

Dec 01, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fan Activism, Fan Creators, Fandom, Fans, News

It’s Giving Tuesday again, which means it’s time to take a look at all the brilliant organizations within the fan community helping to make the world a better place, and consider giving your money, time and resources to these organizations to help them make an even greater impact! 1. The Harry Potter Alliance The Harry …read more!

Fan Profile: Sarah Elizabeth

Dec 01, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Creator Profiles, Fan Profiles, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, News

Our next community member to get involved in our fan profile features is Sarah (She/Her), a Slytherin who says she’s been a fan of Harry Potter for around 20 years! A fan fiction writer, Potter blogger and animal enthusiast (specifically rat enthusiast – she said her Patronus is a Borzoi according to Pottermore, but she’d …read more!

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