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Hold onto your wands: Moving wizard photos are now a thing!

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Jun 23, 2018

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It’s true. We are not pulling a Weasley-esque prank on you, we promise. Recall that in the wizarding world photographs taken with an ordinary Muggle camera but developed in a special potion, rather than the usual Muggle photo processing chemicals, move like a short looping video. Colin Creevey learned this trick, to his delight, when he …read more!

Join Imelda Staunton At an Exclusive Fundraising Event in London

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Jun 22, 2018

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Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) will attend a special, intimate Q&A event at Streatham Space Project in London next week, to raise funds for the community-run performance space and charity. Four time Olivier award-winning Imelda will be joined by her husband, actor Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), who will host the event, along with West End Hamilton’s leading actor …read more!

Chris Rankin Wears House-Elf Ears to Support ‘Transfiguring Adoption’!

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Jun 21, 2018

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Chris Rankin (Harry Potter‘s Percy Weasley) has previously opened up on his experience with being an adoptive child, and his personal thoughts on foster families and adoption via his personal blog (reported by Leaky here). Now, Chris is supporting Transfiguring Adoption’s mission to support foster-adoptive families worldwide – by unveiling their latest Elf Squad Kits! Beginning …read more!

Photos of Universal Orlando’s Hogsmeade Construction Give Clues to New Ride!

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Jun 21, 2018

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After the addition of Diagon Alley in recent years, hosting A Celebration of Harry Potter, and adding The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show exclusive to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort continues to update its theme parks with all new Potter-themed attractions – and we couldn’t be more excited! Most recently, …read more!

New MinaLima-designed “Fantastic Beasts” book available for pre-order

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Jun 19, 2018

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MinaLima, graphic designers for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, have created a companion book for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film.  Titled The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, this striking volume is written by Signe Bergstrom and designed by MinaLima.  It …read more!

Scarlett Byrne and Louis Cordice Confirmed for LeakyCon 2018!

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Jun 19, 2018

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The latest in a long list of special guests confirmed for LeakyCon 2018 are Harry Potter‘s Scarlett Byrne and Louis Cordice, who portrayed Slytherin’s Pansy Parkinson and Blaise Zabini in the film series! Pansy Parkinson will be joining us at #LeakyCon 2018! We are thrilled to welcome Slytherin’s @ScarleyByrne to LeakyCon this August. Tickets for her …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Boasts Record Sales and New Cast Photos While ‘King Kong’ Waits in the Wings!

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Jun 18, 2018

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This week in theater news the spotlight returns to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. According to Broadway World, Cursed Child continued its record-breaking streak, posting a banner week of ticket sales and making Broadway history with the best week ever! The play reported a gross of $2,277,446 for the week ending yesterday, $138, 587 …read more!

Fatherhood and Legacies in the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

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Jun 17, 2018

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What better day than Father’s Day to discuss the complex world of legacy and fatherhood in the Harry Potter series? From James Potter to Xenophilius Lovegood, we take a look at fathers and Harry’s father figures in Harry Potter, and Harry’s own experience of fatherhood in Cursed Child. From the lovable Mr Weasley encouraging mischief in the Weasley …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Andrew Lincoln Finds Out His Hogwarts House, Emma Thompson Honored At Munich Film Festival & More

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Jun 16, 2018

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Not only did Cursed Child win SIX Tony Awards over the past week, but we Universal Orlando Resort made an exciting announcement about a brand new state-of-the-art nighttime lagoon show coming this Summer, featuring moments from the Harry Potter series (read our exclusive interview revealing details about the show here). The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle also …read more!

Magic in Seattle: J.K. Rowling in MoPOP Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Fame and Diagon Alley Construction Moves to Camp Korey!

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Jun 15, 2018

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Washington is probably not the first place that comes to mind for fans planning a wizarding world excursion, but now the state boasts two magical destinations! Newsarama reported that J.K. Rowling is among the 2017 honorees inducted into the Museum of Pop Culture’s (MoPOP) Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. This means Rowling, alongside …read more!



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