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20th anniversary preview images are magically nostalgic

Dec 29, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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If you are awaiting the special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film that will air on HBO Max on 1 January 2022 as eagerly as we are, then you have probably already seen the preview images and clips floating around the ether. There have been so many …read more!

“Puzzles & Spells” to host “Fantastic Feasts” in-game holiday event

Dec 10, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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The holidays should be festive and food-filled in real life, so why not in virtual life too? Mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, from Zynga, is introducing a new event in the game that brings a tasty twist to the puzzle play. Starting this week, players are invited to take part in the limited-time …read more!

Exclusive: Flying Broomsticks Cake Pops recipe from Insight Editions

Dec 09, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Back in October, Leaky posted a review of the Feasts & Festivities Gift Set, both yer bog standard version and the Deluxe extra festive set. Now, courtesy of Insight Editions, we have an exclusive premiere of a recipe from the book for Flying Broomsticks Cake Pops. I admit I was skeptical when I first heard …read more!

REVIEW: Inlustret Lumine! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Re-Opens on Broadway

Dec 08, 2021

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

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“Our journey has only just begun” … again! The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has officially reopened, this time as a brand-new one-part play. Returning home to New York City’s Lyric Theatre, this production began previews on November 12th, exactly 20 months since COVID-19 shuttered all Broadway productions on March 12, …read more!

Jingle Spells is Back! Submissions Open for Jingle Spells 6!

Dec 01, 2021

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

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Happy holiday season 2021, everyone! If you were a visitor of this site around the release of the last book and in the few years thereafter, you might remember Jingle Spells, the set of five charity holiday/winter-themed albums full of HP-themed music. The wizard rock community donated songs themed around the holidays and we raised …read more!

UK/EU GIVEAWAY: Harry Potter pop-up cards from Cardology

Nov 29, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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We have our first holiday giveaway to share, this one for our UK/EU readers from UK-based Cardology. One usually thinks of a card as accompanying a gift given for a holiday, birthday, baby shower, etc. The recipient keeps the present, but the wrappings and card end up in the recycle bin (or worse, the rubbish …read more!

The reunion we’ve all been waiting for!

Nov 20, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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This is BIG news: To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, members of the cast will be appearing on a special program called Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts to air on HBO Max at midnight on New Year’s Day. We’ve been hoping for something like this, but what …read more!

Director Chris Columbus reflects on first film for 20th anniversary

Nov 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Adding to the reflections on the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, director Christopher Columbus gave an interview to Variety about his experience working on it and his hopes for future Potter-related features. You can read the interview in its entirety at the Variety site linked above, but here are …read more!

A Conversation with MinaLima: 20 Years Later & Redesigning “Chamber of Secrets”

Nov 08, 2021

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

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For every witch or wizard, young or old, who has ever spent hours examining every detail of the Marauder’s Map, this conversation is for you. MinaLima–the design studio behind the graphic style of all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films–has conjured yet another bestseller with the release of their illustrated edition of Harry Potter …read more!

“Wizards Unite” breaking up

Nov 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Ok, it only sounds like a band name. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR game from Niantic Labs, Portkey Games, and WB Interactive that was released in June 2019. Modelled on Pokemon Go, the game enabled players to interact within the real world, mainly in the form of fighting hostile magical creatures. Unlike Pokemon …read more!



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