Harry Potter News

‘Chamber of Secrets’ Illustrated Edition: Lockhart Unlocked!


Sep 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Bloomsbury, Books, Branagh, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Jim Kay, News, Scholastic

Last week, Scholastic and Bloomsbury gave you the chance to win your very own copy of Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets leading up to the release of the book on October 4th, in their exclusive competition via Unlock Lockhart. With one week until #HarryPotterIllustrated #ChamberOfSecrets arrives, have you seen the @BloomsburyBooks …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe On “Imperium”, “Game of Thrones” and More


Sep 27, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Actor Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews

Two new UK releases, The Swiss Army Man (released on September 30) and Imperium (released on September 23), mean that Daniel Radcliffe is currently doing rounds in the British press. He has chatted with BBC about Brexit and Trump fears, with Independent about his new films and Harry Potter, with Metro about his favorite Alan Rickman memory, and …read more!

Emma Watson at the United Nations


Sep 27, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, News, Watson

As reported earlier this year, Emma Watson is currently taking a year off filming and acting to focus her attention on her role as Women’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Over the last week, Emma and her HeForShe campaign for equality, and other women-focused projects, have released campaign videos and more. Emma gave a small …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Merch is Here!

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Sep 27, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Games, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Posters, Redmayne, Toys, Warner Bros., WB Shop

The official Harry Potter shop has revealed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them merchandise! Though the items are now all available for preorder, the items may not be shipped out for sometime–probably after the release of the film on November 18. However, Harry Potter fans, get your wallets out and experience the feeling of …read more!

NEW Fantastic Beasts Funko POP! Vinyl Figures!

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Sep 24, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News

Funko has just recently released their new line of Fantastic Beasts Pop! vinyl figures! It includes a variety of characters and even a little magical beast. The first is Jacob Kowalski. What he’s wearing, I couldn’t tell you… I guess we’ll find out soon! The next one is Newt Scamander himself! Adorned in his dashing peacoat and …read more!

‘Number Four Privet Drive’ for Sale


Sep 22, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Films, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, News

Time to start saving up your Galleons–the house used as the Dursleys’ home in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is officially on the market. The three-bedroom home–which is located at 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, about 30 miles west of London–was actually only used to portray Harry’s childhood home in the first Potter film. …read more!


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Sep 22, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

It is here. It is finally here. For eons and eons, Harry Potter fans have been asking J.K. Rowling for a Patronus Quiz, to officially be able to discover their Patronus. After bringing back the official sorting quiz and “wands choosing the wizards,” Jo finally granted fans their wish. Having quickly taken the quiz as …read more!

Unlock Lockhart: A Chance to Win an Illustrated CoS!


Sep 21, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Art, Bloomsbury, Fun - Contests, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Jim Kay, Publishers, Scholastic

Jim Kay’s illustrated Harry Potter books are a must have for any Potter fan. The release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition is less than a month away (October 4th)! Check out our previous post revealing  Chamber’s cover art. To celebrate the release, Bloomsbury and Scholastic want to give you a sneak …read more!

PotterCast 260: “Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide”


Sep 21, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, News, Pottercast

PotterCast is back–again! Within the last 6 months or so, so far PotterCast has released  an episode approximately every month, and is working on coming back more frequently–progress, YES! The last episode of PotterCast was a live recording from GeekyCon. This episode picks up where GeekyCon left off, talking more about Harry Potter and the Cursed …read more!

Lumos and the Harry Potter Fandom


Sep 19, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Cursed Child, Davis, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Lynch, News, Redmayne

Last weekend, J.K. Rowling was interviewed by Lauren Laverne in a Facebook Live event. She answered FAQs about her children’s charity, Lumos. Of course, being the creator of Harry Potter, the topic of her most famous book series came up. As Jo said, the Harry Potter series and it’s fandom is incredibly important to Lumos. …read more!

Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger!


Sep 19, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Birthdays, Character Birthdays, News

Today we wish the happiest of birthdays to Hermione Jean Granger, a heroine in her own right who taught us so much about “books and cleverness”, of course, but also friendship, bravery, compassion, leadership, integrity, and so much more. Happy birthday, Hermiones ?? https://t.co/I9qRwaHg8f — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 19, 2016 Pottermore celebrates Hermione today …read more!

Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters Talk ‘National Treasure’

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Sep 16, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Actor Interviews, Coltrane, Coltrane Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, Movies, News, Walters, Walters Interviews

Sex abuse is a hard subject to discuss. For those who have not been through it and do not know anyone who has, the very idea is unfathomable, they can’t –and don’t want to– imagine it happening to anyone. For those who have been through it or have known someone who has, it’s a little …read more!

Pottermore and Pop Chart Lab Collaborate on New Harry Potter Prints!


Sep 14, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Pottermore

Pottermore approached Pop Chart Lab to bring Harry Potter fans new, beautiful Harry Potter prints. Pop Chart Lab will be releasing it’s first print (hopefully of many) at the end of this month. This print, “Magical Objects of the Wizarding World,” shows some of the most popular objects of the Harry Potter series sorted into …read more!

First Look At Rupert Grint in “Snatch”


Sep 14, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Grint, HP Cast, News

Metro has shared a set of images from the set of Snatch, an upcoming TV adaptation/spin-off of Guy Ritchie’s movie of the same name. According to Digital Spy’s report from earlier this year, Crackle announced the production of 10-episode series based on Ritchie’s movie at the Upfronts in New York in April of 2016. Digital Spy‘s report states: “The new show …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe on the Possibility of Reprising his Role as Harry Potter + Discussion of his Current Projects


Sep 14, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö


Speculation about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film has ignited a lot of discussions and whether Daniel Radcliffe would be willing to reprise his role as Harry is probably one of the biggest questions a fan of the Potterverse can have at the moment. According to Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe’s return is not completely out of the …read more!

Relive LeakyCon 2011 With Our Live Wizard Rock Album

Live at the Leaky Cauldron II

Sep 13, 2016

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Fandom, Fans, Fun, LeakyCon, Music, News, Wizard Rock

If you’re excited about the LeakyCon 2016 wizard rock lineup, we’ve got just the thing to keep that Potter hype train running all the way to Los Angeles. Whether you’re a wizard rock and convention novice or have been around since day one, you’ll love Live at the Leaky Cauldron II, the official CD of …read more!

J.K. Rowling’s LUMOS Livestream This Saturday!

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Sep 13, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Cursed Child, Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, News, Redmayne

J.K. Rowling will be speaking to presenter, author and comedian Lauren Laverne ‘about life, Lumos, and writing’ this Saturday (17th September) on the Lumos Facebook page! J.K. Rowling, Lauren Laverne and Lumos tweeted about the event, which will take place at 8.15pm BST / 3.15pm ET / 12.15pm PT: I’ll be speaking to @LaurenLaverne about life, …read more!

Special Guest Recap: Who You’ll See at LeakyCon 2016

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Sep 12, 2016

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Conventions, Fan Events, Fans, LeakyCon

It hardly feels like nine years since the Harry Potter books ended, but as a great band once sang: This is never going to end. At LeakyCon, we’ve always known that the boy wizard will never be gone as long as those who remain are loyal, and in a year full of extra Potter-y goodness, …read more!

Leaky’s “Fantastic Beasts” Set Report: Walking the Outdoor Sets-Part I

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Sep 12, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Leaky, Movies, SetReports, Warner Bros.

It was a warm winter’s day by Midwest American standards—rainy and 65 degrees Fahrenheit—and somehow I had found myself in a Mercedes-Benz bus with a couple of the coolest Warner Bros. reps and journalists of other online sources (IMDB and Fandango, just to name a couple, and our friends from MuggleNet and SnitchSeeker, of course). …read more!

Leaky’s “Fantastic Beasts” Set Report: Walking the Outdoor Sets-Part II

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Sep 12, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Featured News, Leaky, SetReports, Warner Bros.

The Classier Side of Town As we continued down “Rivington Street”, it became apparent that the buildings and shops were becoming more affluent. Manufacturing buildings were followed by an impressive building supported with columns (possibly a bank) at the end of the street, on the corner (“Rivington Street” dead ends into “Lewis Street”). The doors …read more!

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