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‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Exclusive Merchandise Announced, Including New Chocolate Frog Card!

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Jan 14, 2018

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A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 is less than two weeks away, and more exciting details have been revealed! After confirming special guests James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins),  Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), Universal Orlando announced a few fan favourites would be returning to the event, …read more!

Waterstones London to Host Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill for ‘Harry Potter Book Night’!

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Jan 14, 2018

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Waterstones announced special plans for celebrating Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Book Night 2018 event at its London-Picadilly location. Europe’s largest bookshop will host renowned illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill for a discussion touching on this year’s announced theme–Fantastic Beasts! According to Waterstones’ official site, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Depp Casting Concerns

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Jan 13, 2018

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As most fans of the Wizarding World are aware, controversy has surrounded Johnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts films, since the his casting was announced in 2016. After his ex-wife Amber Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse, the fandom has been divided on whether someone tied to these allegations should …read more!

HBO Hosts “Hogwarts House Challenges” in Atlanta, Boston, and Denver!

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Jan 13, 2018

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Prepare yourselves, Potter fans. All the hours of reading dog-eared books, scouring fan sites for details, collecting obscure memorabilia, and intense late-night discussions (you know you’ve had them) is about to pay off! HBO will host “Hogwarts House Challenges” in Atlanta, Boston, and Denver this month to commemorate the entire unedited, commercial-free Harry Potter series …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Cast Heads Back to School as Rehearsals Begin!

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Jan 12, 2018

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The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is returning to Hogwarts! It’s now located on New York’s Great White Way, and we can feel the reverberations across America. Like gifted Legilimens,  we sense the magic reviving as announcements reveal that rehearsals for the Broadway production have officially begun–“and it feels brilliant to be …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: John Williams on Composing ‘Star Wars’, Phelps Twins on Radio 2 & More!

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Jan 12, 2018

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This week we’ve seen Harry Potter wins at the 75th annual Golden Globes and nominations for the upcoming BAFTA and NTA awards, the announcement of Bloomsbury’s 20th anniversary House editions of Chamber of Secrets, Universal Orlando’s nighttime show at The Wizarding World, and the release of a special Harry Potter episode of Evanna Lynch’s vegan podcast, The Chickpeeps. We’ve also spotted J.K. …read more!

Lumos! Hogwarts Magic Lights the Night at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

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Jan 11, 2018

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Imagine seeing the Hogwarts House colors projected in spectacular fashion each night onto the iconic castle… Beginning January 31, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts, a display of lights, and special effects, all underscored with the original music from the films, is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. JUST ANNOUNCED: …read more!

Bloomsbury Announces Release of ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ House Editions!

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Jan 10, 2018

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Today Bloomsbury publishers announced it will release updated house editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of its publication! The new books will be available June 28 in both hardback and softcover versions. The hardback option will come in your choice of Gryffindor red, Slytherin green, …read more!

The Wizarding World to Represent at BAFTA and NTA Awards

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Jan 09, 2018

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA announced their 2018 film award nominations today and the list is packed with cast and creative from the world of Harry Potter. It’s no surprise that almost every category includes familiar names or projects tied to Potter alum since that’s been the case throughout the …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Evanna Lynch’s ‘Disco Pigs’ Heads to NY, Jack Thorne Talks Upcoming Series, and Anthony Boyle Stars in ‘Derry Girls!’

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Jan 09, 2018

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In theater news this week, Evanna Lynch’s Disco Pigs moves to New York City and opens off-Broadway, Jack Thorne comments on his new television series Kiri and considers his next dramatic subject, and Anthony Boyle goes back in time–sans time turner, thank goodness!–to join a new comedy about teens in Northern Ireland. Evanna Lynch’s Disco …read more!



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