Harry Potter News

“Cursed Child” returns to West End tomorrow

Oct 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Theater

We go back to Hogwarts each year on 1 September but, this year, on Thursday, 14 October, we get to return again. This time our portal is not via Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station; it is through the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the stage after …read more!

(Giant) wands up for 20th anniversary of first Potter film

Oct 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, News

According to Attractions Magazine, the giant wands are returning to London’s Leicester Square to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The film premiered in Leicester Square on 16 November 2001. The nine 15-foot tall wands that will line the 60-foot walkway …read more!

Fantastic Feasts & Festive Fetes

Oct 10, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News, Products

Similar to the deadly troll running loose in the castle and sending everyone back to their dormitories, abruptly ending the Halloween feast, last year’s holiday festivities were cancelled due to the deadly coronavirus running loose around the globe and sending everyone back to their homes. Now that we have a vaccine, those who are lucky …read more!

GIVEAWAY: Magical Hogwarts planner from Insight Editions

Sep 30, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products

ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY to win your own magical Hogwarts planner from Insight Editions: TO ENTER: Send an email to [email protected] with your answer to the following questions: Which exam do you think would be the most difficult at Hogwarts? Would it be History of Magic because you have to memorise so many names and dates, …read more!

Abridged Cursed Child to reopen on Broadway November 12

Sep 24, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Opinion, Theater

As Broadway reopens post-pandemic, we will see a mix of new and returning cast members take the stage in an abridged version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starting November 12. You can find bios of the cast and creative team here. The San Francisco show, also condensed, will return on January 11. The …read more!

Happy Anniversary to “Puzzles & Spells” Game

Sep 21, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Games, News, Video Games

Have you been playing Zynga’s Magical Match-3 Mobile Game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells? The game is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a week of surprises, gifts, sweepstakes, new content, and special in-game events for players in honour of this milestone occasion. There is also a new trailer featuring game highlights and spotlighting players’ journies …read more!

Helen Mirren to host Hogwarts house competition

Sep 16, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Finally, great British actress Helen Mirren will grace the Potterverse. According to Deadline, Mirren will host Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, a new competition series created by Warner Bros. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Competitors will answer trivia …read more!

20th anniversary boxed set of Harry Potter films comes in Hogwarts Express-shaped box

Aug 31, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

This 17 disc edition (yes, 17 discs for 8 films) includes both 4K UHD and Blue-Ray versions of the entire Harry Potter film series in a box that resembles the steam engine of the Hogwarts Express. You also get your own train ticket for departure on 1 September at 11am sharp. In addition to the …read more!

Evanna Lynch memoir giveaway (for UK residents only)

Aug 25, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun - Contests, HP Cast, Lynch

As Leaky reported earlier in the summer, Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) is publishing a memoir called The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and Glory of Growing Up this fall. The publisher, Headline Books, is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win an early proof copy of the book along with a gorgeous butterfly …read more!

Director David Yates taking a break from the Potterverse

Aug 19, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Directors, Films, Movies, Yates

Warner Bros. has told David Yates that there will be a break between the third and fourth Fantastic Beasts films, giving him the opportunity to work on something completely different. He may be enjoying that opportunity, but this break is worrying. We have waited so long for the third film, after so many delays due …read more!

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