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2018 Oscar Nominations Have Arrived!


Jan 23, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced earlier today and considering the abundance of talent related to the Wizarding World, it’s no surprise that this year’s list of Oscar nominees is loaded with Potter alumni. Many of these Oscar hopefuls have been recognized throughout the awards season, including Gary Oldman, best known to Potter fans …read more!

More Magic Announced for A Celebration of Harry Potter


Jan 22, 2018

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Are you ready for the most magical event of the year Potter fans? Universal Orlando Resorts A Celebration of Harry Potter starts this Friday, and now the weekend looks even more spellbinding than ever! In addition to all of the exciting panels, demonstrations, and fan favorite activities previously announced, including appearances from five of your favorite actors …read more!

Harry Potter first edition amongst rare books stolen in Norfolk


Jan 22, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, stored in a red box and thought to be worth about £40,000, was one of 12 rare books taken in a break-in at SN Books on the night of 8-9 January. First editions of The Hobbit and The Great Gatsby, as well as a signed copy …read more!

Capture Bloomsbury’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in Paperback Next Week!


Jan 21, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Newt Scamander’s oft-referenced textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading for all young witches and wizards, including the muggles among us who aspire to dabble in the magical world and, like Jacob Kowalski, someday interact with the creatures described therein. Bloomsbury announced an updated edition of Scamander’s seminal work last year, …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint Lands ‘Snatch’ Season 2, National Film Award Nominations, Alison Sudol Named Antarctic Ambassador & More!


Jan 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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It’s been another busy week in the wizarding world! Rehearsals have started for Cursed Child on Broadway,  Scholastic announced 20th anniversary covers for Sorcerer’s Stone, HBO announced their Hogwarts House Challenges to celebrate all 8 Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts coming to the network, Universal Studios Japan revealed plans to update the Forbidden Journey ride, Waterstones Piccadilly shared …read more!

Need A Cauldron For Brew A Potion Day? We’ve Got You Covered!


Jan 19, 2018

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Take a look at the cyber calendar these days and you’ll see some pretty interesting holidays pop up; just about one for every day of the year. A cauldron full of these special occasions seem like they were bewitched by some pretty internet-savvy wizards, or at least one or two Potter-obsessed muggles looking to schedule …read more!

Revelio! A Sneak Peek at the New Harry Potter Mobile Roleplay Game


Jan 18, 2018

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Late last year, word of a Harry Potter role-playing game arrived under the new Wizarding World label Portkey Games, and fans were clamoring for details. Today a trailer for the mobile experience has been revealed by the creators at Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. You won’t need …read more!

Voila! EW Reveals Details About the Wizarding World in France


Jan 18, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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For the second time this week Entertainment Weekly released details hinting at what fans can expect from upcoming films in the Fantastic Beasts series–and it only leaves us wanting more! Yesterday Leaky covered the news that the next three films will be set in different cities. Though it’s always possible Newt, Dumbledore, and the cast …read more!

Enhanced Effects Coming to ‘Forbidden Journey’ Ride at Universal Studios Japan

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Jan 18, 2018

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Whilst Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is already a state-of-the-art immersive ride, Universal Studios Japan has plans to update the ride with brand new technology by March 16th, 2018! The newly improved ride will immerse guests even further into the story by introducing more powerful special effects. When faced with a dragon, riders will see the …read more!

Theater Round-Up: News of New Beginnings!


Jan 18, 2018

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This week’s theater round-up brings news of new beginnings–a popular production transfers to reach a new audience, a classic returns to a new stage, a television program comes to a new network, and a cast gains new insight into their story and the wealth of history behind it! Girl From the North Country Opens in …read more!

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