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Lumos is a finalist in MacArthur 100&Change competition

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Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Charity, Lumos

J. K. Rowling’s children’s charity, Lumos, is a finalist for a $100 million grant from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation! Lumos, along with two of its partners, Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, is one of four finalists in the 100&Change competition. The Lumos website has a wonderful, detailed description of this interesting …read more!

Cursed Child’s Noma Dumezweni in Electric Dreams and Other Potter Theater News


Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Anthony Boyle, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Directors, Grainger, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Noma Dumezweni, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

As Potter fans know, J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse extends far beyond the books and films to include the award-winning stage story that occurs 19 years later, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, its cast and creative, as well as the diversely talented film cast and their various theater projects. This past week, another block of tickets went on …read more!

Happy Birthday! Hermione turns 38!


Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

Character Birthdays, News, Noma Dumezweni

Today, September 19th,  the brightest witch to (probably) walk the ground of Hogwarts turns 38 this year! As a student at Hogwarts, she learns everything from creating an extremely difficult Polyjuice Potion to punching Draco Malfoy in the face. So let’s review some of my personal favourite Hermione moments and quotes!  (in no particular order because they’re …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA Career award, David Bradley & Jamie Glover ‘Doctor Who’ Audio Team Up & More!


Sep 18, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Actor Interviews, Bradley, Branagh, Davis, Fiennes, Grint, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Leung, News, Smith

This week saw new additions to the Lumos Crowdrise campaign,  Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts graphic design duo MinaLima speaking at the V&A Design Festival and the arrival of a new line of Harry Potter items from PBTeen. In addition to this, we’re bringing you the latest Harry Potter cast news (find Fantastic Beasts cast news and filming updates here), including new movies …read more!

Strike to Return in 2018 in Career of Evil


Sep 17, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

Burke, Career of Evil, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Cuckoo's Calling, Grainger, J.K. Rowling, Lethal White, Media, News, Television Programmes, The Silkworm

After tonight’s thrilling conclusion of popular TV adaptation of The Silkworm, fans were left anxious for more.  Thankfully BBC didn’t leave us wondering whether we would be seeing another Strike TV adaptation for very long as they already confirmed that they will be airing Strike: Career of Evil later in 2018. The Telegraph reports that …read more!

Everything We Know About ‘Fantastic Beasts’ So Far: Plot Hints and Cast News!


Sep 17, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

BigNews, Casting, Charity, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, Kravitz, Law, Miller, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Waterston, Yates, Yates Interviews

Exciting new information surfaced this week, which seems to confirm that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will return to Hogwarts! In light of this, we can’t resist reviewing what we know about the movie so far–and speculating as best we can about the rest. Getting Back to Hogwarts: Leaky reported on some suspiciously coincidental …read more!

Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection


Sep 15, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

Fans, Fun, News, Products

The new Harry Potter Collection from PBteen is now available for pre-order online! The collection features over 100 items of household décor that will help you transform your house into Hogwarts. PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. partnered with Warner Bros Consumer Products to create an incredible collection of home décor completely inspired by the magic …read more!

A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest


Sep 13, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Charity, Contests, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts, Films, Fogler, J.K. Rowling, Law, LeakyCon, Lumos, News, Sudol

The Crowdrise Campaign for J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos has been in high gear since it’s announcement last month by Fantastic Beasts co-stars, Alison Sudol and recent LeakyCon guest Dan Fogler, via livestream with Lumos. The competition originally planned to award one lucky grand prize winner and their guest a full behind-the-scenes experience of the …read more!

See MinaLima Speak At V&A London Design Festival This Weekend!


Sep 13, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

MinaLima, Movie Art, News

MinaLima design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima will give a talk this Saturday (16th September) at the V&A Museum in London as part of the London Design Festival, discussing all things Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, fairytales and graphic design. The talk is open to the public, takes place from 1:30pm – 2:30pm this Saturday, and will see MinaLima talk …read more!

Cast Round-Up: Maggie Smith’s New Documentary, Dan Radcliffe’s ‘Jungle’ Trailer & More!


Sep 11, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Branagh, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Harry Potter Round-Up, Leung, Miller, News, Radcliffe, Redmayne, Round-Up, Smith, Spall

This week has seen exciting news from the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, with its planned expansion to the U.S. and an upcoming BBC documentary. Not only that, but Warner Bros Studio Tour London released details on Hogwarts After Dark, and the Wizarding World in Japan announced its own festive plans coming this winter. Oscar …read more!

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