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Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Talks ‘Escape From Pretoria’, Julie Walters Shares Good News & More!

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Feb 23, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Depp, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Law, Miller, Movies, News, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Television Programmes

Big news in the world of J.K. Rowling this week with the title and release date of the fifth Cormoran Strike novel announced. The Harry Potter Alliance kicked off their Vote Hermione Granger in 2020 campaign on President’s Day and we took a look back at Snape’s double agency ahead of Alan Rickman’s birthday. This …read more!

Breaking News: The fifth Cormoran Strike novel has a name and a release date!


Feb 20, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

BigNews, Books, Books - Release Dates, J.K. Rowling, News, Titles

The fifth crime novel from J.K. Rowling’s alter-ego Robert Galbraith will be called Troubled Blood, and it will be released on September 29, 2020. The fifth Robert Galbraith crime novel, TROUBLED BLOOD, will be published on 29th September! Are you excited for the next chapter in #StrikeandRobin’s story? — Robert Galbraith (@RGalbraith) February 19, 2020 …read more!

Vote Granger 2020! The Harry Potter Alliance Announce Latest Campaign


Feb 17, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, News

Hermione Granger, noted activist and leader, announced her 2020 Presidential Campaign on February 17th, 2020 via a video at Granger2020.org: “After a lifetime of activism and a decorated political career, Hermione Granger is leading a visionary policy agenda for social justice in the United States. Together we can rewrite and reclaim the story of democracy.” …read more!

Friend or Foe? The Genius of Severus Snape’s Double Agency


Feb 16, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling

Within the Harry Potter series, Slytherins are not typically revered by those outside their own house. For good reason, their shrewd, ambitious natures often prevent them from making friends or allies with those who do not share their values and priorities. Outright champions among them are few, and they are far more well known for …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Weasley Reunion, Interviews With Imelda Staunton & Callum Turner, & More!


Feb 16, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Cleese, Conventions, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Gleeson, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Kravitz, Kravitz Interviews, Law, Movies, Music, News, Phelps, Redmayne, Round-Up, Shaw, Staunton, Staunton Interviews, Sudol, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Trailers, Wright

It was the week of love in the Potterverse as fans the Wizarding World over celebrated Valentine’s Day. We shared news of the first Yiddish translation of the Harry Potter books, David Tennant’s return to the West End stage, a first look at Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit and   Leakycon opened their call for 2020 …read more!

First-Look at Robert Pattinson as The Batman Arrives, Plus Zoë Kravitz on Playing Catwoman


Feb 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, News

After it was announced that Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series) would be portraying Batman alongside Fantastic Beasts star Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) as Catwoman in the upcoming Matt Reeves take on the classic hero, we’ve long awaited a first look at the iconic Batsuit, and that arrived this week! New footage, along with a snippet of …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ To Premiere in Tokyo Summer 2022!


Feb 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is becoming a truly global phenomenon, and, it seems, will continue to awe more theaters across the globe–the production is set to expand to Tokyo in Summer 2022! Announced by producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender, Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and Japanese partners TBS and HoriPro, and the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). …read more!

LeakyCon Orlando and LeakyCon Denver Open Call For Programming

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Feb 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, LeakyCon, News

Have a Wizarding World hot take you want to discuss? A Potter panel you think needs to happen at LeakyCon? A magical topic you want to see debated amongst fans or a subject you’d like to facilitate a workshop on? Now’s your chance to make your idea a reality–the LeakyCon 2020 call for programming is now open! Do …read more!

David Tennant returns to London’s West End!

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Feb 12, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Events, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Isaacs, Media, Misc, News, Tennant, Theater, West End

David Tennant, the Scottish actor best know for his roles as Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dr Who‘s Tenth Doctor and most recently, Crowley in Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, will return to London’s West End for a limited 10-week run of Cecil Philip Taylor’s original play, Good. Set in the 1930’s, Good …read more!

You can now add Yiddish to the languages into which the Harry Potter books have been translated


Feb 11, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Publishers, Translations

As reported in Jewish newspaper The Forward, the First Edition of the Yiddish translation of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, comprising 1,000 copies, sold out within two days of publication, with orders coming in from the United States, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Morocco, Australia, and China.  1,000 copies may not sound like very many, given the typical …read more!

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