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Weekly Round-Up: Warner Bros. Announce Theatrical Release Changes, Daniel Radcliffe Supports Actors, & More!

Apr 26, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Bradley, Broadbent, Charity, Columbus, de la Tour, Directors, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Kravitz, Miller, Movies, Oldman, Pattinson, Phelps, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Shaw, Staunton, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Trailers, Walters, Warner Bros.

Even with films postponed, events cancelled and venues closed, this week was as busy as ever in the Wizarding World. Leaky interviewed the director of Tom Felton’s upcoming film Braking for Whales, we shared reopening news from Universal, an anniversary celebration for Hogwarts Mystery, and a new snake named for the Slytherin Founder. The Italian …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Shutdown Extended for London, Melbourne and Broadway Theaters

Apr 21, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bradley, Broadway, Charity, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fogler, Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In the week we learned that the opening of the Toronto production of Cursed Child has been pushed back to 2021 and Puffs The Play hosted two live readings of prequel and sequel shows, we also received news that theater shutdowns in London, Melbourne and Broadway had been extended, Dan Fogler’s Spelling Bee received listening recommendations, Imogen Heap announced a new song, …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint & Georgia Groome Announce Pregnancy, Daniel Radcliffe Narrates ‘Modern Love’ & More!

Apr 12, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Audio, Broadbent, Charity, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Fry, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Humor, Interviews, Isaacs, Movies, News, Noma Dumezweni, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Shaw, Staunton, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thompson, Trailers, Videos, Walters

Ahead of the globe’s first locked down Easter Sunday, magic was brewing in Wizarding World as always. Leaky revealed the gorgeous 20th Anniversary Thai editions of the Harry Potter books and covered a Digital Hogwarts Escape Room from the Peters Township Public Library. We also reported on a recent controversial video of Ezra Miller, Universal’s …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Isaacs Discusses ‘The Tales of Beedle The Bard’ Audiobook, Lumos & The Power of Storytelling

Mar 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio Books, Books, Charity, Companion Books, Davis, Exclusives, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Law, Lumos, Lynch, News, Noma Dumezweni, Pottermore, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Wright

The Tales of Beedle The Bard audiobook, written by J.K. Rowling and released via Audible, released TODAY, and we had the chance to interview Jason Isaacs on narrating one of the stories in the collection, and his work with Rowling’s children’s charity, Lumos (whom the collection benefits). The audiobook unites the voices of Noma Dumezweni …read more!

Adopt an Owl Plushie and Help Transfiguring Adoption Support Foster & Adoptive Families!

Mar 30, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, News

Our friends at Transfiguring Adoption are doing vital work to support foster and adoptive families, and several projects in the pipeline for them have been affected by lockdown procedures protecting the public against the Covid-19 virus. Find out how you can get involved in supporting their projects, in turn supporting foster and adoptive families below (and …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Wizarding World Actors Take to Social Media During Quarantine, A New Daniel Radcliffe Interview & More!

Mar 29, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Charity, Coulson, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Felton, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Isaacs, Melling, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Shaw, Sudol, Television Programmes, Watson

Though the fandom may currently be in mid corona quarantine, the Wizarding World is still casting its magical spells. Wizarding World Digital shared how to draw one of its most Fantastic Beasts, the Niffler, MinaLima revealed an inside look at their upcoming illustrated edition of Sorcerer’s Stone, the Harry Potter Alliance announced their online Small …read more!

The Harry Potter Alliance Host Free Online ‘Small Things Con’!

Mar 25, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

The Harry Potter Alliance – a non-profit for active and aspiring wizard activists – are holding an online convention to inspire fans to take action and seek strength in community around the globe! If you’re at a loss for something to do during lockdown, or need something to distract you from the inevitable anxieties of a pandemic, …read more!

The Harry Potter Alliance Launches Spring Fundraiser

Mar 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, News

 The Harry Potter Alliance have officially launched their spring fundraiser! They’re hoping to reach their target of $20K in order to power the next five weeks of Granger 2020, and continue to support HPA chapters and Wizard Activist School. We got the low-down on the Granger 2020 campaign in an interview with The Harry Potter Alliance’s director, Katie Bowers, and learnt more …read more!

“Philosopher’s Stone” wins ‘Winner of Winners’ Blue Peter Book Award for 2020

Mar 06, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Charity, Contests, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Honors/Awards, News

Not coincidentally announced on World Book Day, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has won the Blue Peter ‘Winner of Winners’ Book Award for 2020. The award is given by the UK’s children to their favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of the past 20 years since the award was founded in 2000.  Read more …read more!

INTERVIEW: Granger 2020 & Re-envisioning The Future With The Harry Potter Alliance

Feb 28, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, Interviews, News

This week, on February 17th, The Harry Potter Alliance launched their Granger 2020 campaign, aiming to inspire fan activists across the U.S. and beyond to stand up for what they believe in, protect democracy and campaign for a better future for all. We spoke to Katie Bowers, Director at The Harry Potter Alliance, to find …read more!

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