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More ‘Harry Potter’ Merchandise for Your Christmas Wish List!


Dec 17, 2017

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Fandom, Fans, Fun, News, Products

We’re not ashamed to say we’ve shelled out a fair number of galleons for Harry Potter-themed merchandise over the years. From pillow shams to blankets to travel mugs and House socks, t-shirts, and robes, there’s enough out there for the Christmases and birthdays of avid fans for years to come, and we are NOT complaining …read more!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi..General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) ..Photo: David James..©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Dec 17, 2017

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This week in the wizarding world, huge announcements were made regarding  the Harry Potter mobile game everybody’s been waiting on, and a special award from the Royal Family for J.K. Rowling, who is now a Companion of Honour! We also received clues as to which beasties will return for Crimes of Grindelwald, and theorised our way …read more!

Botnik’s Predictive Keyboards Write Brilliant New ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter!


Dec 15, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Humor, J.K. Rowling, News, Tech

It’s not canon, but it’s so ironically perfect that maybe it should be! Reading like the most incredible Harry Potter-themed MadLib ever, a new chapter in the iconic story was composed by predictive keyboards from Botnik after analyzing the content and patterns of all seven J.K. Rowling epics. The new chapter, dubbed “The Handsome One,” …read more!

RUMOR: Cast List Reveals ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Plot Clues!


Dec 14, 2017

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BigNews, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Rumor, SetReports

A few days ago, Leaky came across an “official” but unconfirmed list of actors and extras on Reddit, which appeared to give the full slate of characters appearing in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, including Ariana Dumbledore, Unspeakables, Grindelwald fanatics, and more. The list is lengthy and purportedly came from Starnow …read more!

Natalia Tena Announced As Final Special Guest At “A Celebration of Harry Potter” 2018


Dec 14, 2017

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Celebration of Harry Potter, Events, Fan Events, Fans, News, Phelps, Tena, Wright

The final guest attending Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros annual event ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ has been announced today! Natalia Tena (a newcomer to the event!) will attend alongside Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). Tena portrayed Nymphadora Tonks in the last …read more!

New Harry Potter Funko for 2018


Dec 13, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, Misc, Products, Sales, Toys

Licensed collectible company Funko has some magic in store for 2018 with a new round of Harry Potter inspired toys. The company announced this week that they would be releasing one new Potter product per month in the first quarter of next year. First up in January are two brand new Harry Potter Pop! figures. …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Will Return for ‘Crimes of Grindelwald!’


Dec 13, 2017

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Much proverbial ink has been spilled speculating over the plot of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Leaky has analyzed the name and the cast photos, our knowledge of Grindelwald’s obsession with the Deathly Hallows, and all the other details we know, including the possible connection between Credence …read more!

Theater News: Big Wins for Shirley Henderson and Rakie Ayola at the BroadwayWorld UK Awards!


Dec 12, 2017

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BroadwayWorld UK announced the winners of their annual theater awards early this morning, and two Harry Potter actresses have come away with big wins! Shirley Henderson won the Best Actress in a New Production of a Play award for her mesmerizing immersion into the role of Elizabeth in the musical Girl From the North Country. …read more!

J.K. Rowling Awarded Companion Of Honour Title At Buckingham Palace!


Dec 12, 2017

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Charity, Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, Lumos, News

Two decades after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling has been honoured for her services to literature and philanthropy with the rare title of Companion of Honour, awarded by The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace. That’s to go with her OBE from 2001! Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) handed her the title …read more!

Apparate to Hogwarts with New Harry Potter Mobile Role-Playing Game


Dec 12, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, Games, Interactive, News, Pottermore, Products, Sales, Tech

How often while reading the books or watching the films have you dreamt of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with your favorite Harry Potter characters? A new mobile gaming experience from Portkey Games will be making your dreams a virtual reality in 2018. Announced today from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment’s new gaming label …read more!

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