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20 Years Later: Celebrating Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling and Fans

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Jun 26, 2017

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Today marks twenty (yup, 20) years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. It’s difficult to put into words appreciation for a series which has given all of us so much, or to thank all the people involved in bringing it to us in so many different forms, and before we show you all …read more!

20th Anniversary Special – Experiencing the Magic Again: “Philosopher’s Stone” Analysis, Part Three!

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Jun 26, 2017

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On the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we’re concluding our re-read from where we left off last time at the end of Chapter 12 where Harry discovers the Mirror of Erised with the help of the invisibility cloak. Part three will cover everything from the discovery of the identity of Nicolas Flamel up until …read more!

New ‘Harry Potter’ Funko Pop Figures for Comic Con 2017!

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Jun 25, 2017

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San Diego Comic Con is a favorite hotspot for numerous franchises, including the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fandoms, and in addition to the panels, cosplay, and other events, access to exclusive merchandise is always a perk! Funko is the latest company to unveil its contributions to the annual convention and, while its new Marvel, DC, …read more!

Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part Two

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Jun 25, 2017

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We’re picking up our re-reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from where we left off last time at the end of Chapter 6, where the first years have just seen Hogwarts castle for the first time. Part two will cover everything from sorting ceremony on Harry’s first day at Hogwarts up until Harry’s discovery …read more!

Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part One

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Jun 23, 2017

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As the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone approaches I can’t help but be overcome by a wave of nostalgia. 20 years just seems like an incredibly long time ago. I still remember opening and reading this book for the first time, although I admit it was a few years after its …read more!

Jason Isaacs, But Not As We Know Him: ‘Star Trek’ First Look & Release Date Announced!

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Jun 23, 2017

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Jason Isaacs is set to star in series Star Trek: Discovery, and after a long wait, our first look at him in the Captain’s chair has arrived, along with the release date for the series! According to Empire, the fifteen episode series will begin on September 24th, and air in the US on CBS (followed by being …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Tennant Reminisces ‘Doctor Who’, Emma Thompson’s Greenpeace Campaign & More

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Jun 23, 2017

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This week has seen many exciting preparations from Pottermore and their Wizarding World Book Club, The British Library and Bloomsbury for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. In the realm of Potter alumni, Jason Isaacs’s Star Trek: Discovery gave its first preview and announced its release date, Noma Dumezweni was announced to be attending a Grenfell …read more!

Emma Watson’s ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’

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Jun 23, 2017

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Listing a selection of books from authors such as Alice Walker, Caitlin Moran and Margaret Atwood, Emma Watson has curated an ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’ in addition to her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’. The bookshelf came as a request from Compton Verney art gallery and mansion in Warwickshire – Emma was asked to ‘unsilence …read more!

The British Library Previews ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Exhibition

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Jun 22, 2017

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The British Library released a poster for its upcoming Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition today. It features Jim Kay’s memorable take on the mythical phoenix as included in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition. The beautiful artwork also hints at the contributions of folk writings and mysticism to magic’s enduring legend, including …read more!

Bloomsbury Brings Back Wizarding Wednesdays

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Jun 22, 2017

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The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is almost here and to celebrate Bloomsbury has brought us more exciting news by bringing back Wizarding Wednesdays (as you may recall from last year as we awaited the highly anticipated arrival of Fantastic Beasts)! Every Wednesday from now until August 2nd Bloomsbury will be …read more!



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