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Weekly Round-up: ‘Harry Potter’ Actors Reunite at Conventions, Ezra Miller’s Band to Tour U.S. With New Album & More!

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May 13, 2018

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This week in the Potterverse has not only seen us celebrate Teacher Appreciation week (with dedicated Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin Head of House appreciation posts), but we also reported on new additions to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, voting opened for Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Awards, Scholastic announced their Harry Potter themed Summer Reading Challenge and Warner Bros Studio Tour London …read more!

For the ‘Harry Potter’ Fandom on U.S. Mother’s Day

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May 13, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Typically, I would set to indirectly honoring mothers of the fandom through a tribute to the remarkable qualities of resilience, generosity, determination and love found in the mothers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. As a mother herself, Rowling understood intimately the daily sacrifice and the fierce hearts of her invented characters, and she wrote …read more!

Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!

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May 13, 2018

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Robert Pattinson’s rise began the moment the charred slip of paper bearing Cedric Diggory’s name burst from the Goblet of Fire. Close to giving up on a career in acting before he was cast, Pattinson’s “map to the stars,” as it were, was secure in director Mike Newell’s hands, and though he has bounced from …read more!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Gryffindor House

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May 12, 2018

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As we wind up Teacher Appreciation Week with a tip of a pointed witch’s hat to Professor Minerva McGonagall, head of Gryffindor House, we should remind ourselves that every week should be teacher appreciation week.  Without great teachers, you could not read this post, nor acquire basic knowledge in maths, the sciences, languages, history, charms, …read more!

Happy Birthday, Domhnall Gleeson!

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May 12, 2018

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We loved Domhnall Gleeson as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, and in the relatively short span of time since those films brought one of the greatest franchises in recent memory to a close, Gleeson seems to have endeared himself to global audiences and to the broader film …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Alumni & ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Stars At Cannes Film Festival This Weekend

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May 12, 2018

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Plenty of Harry Potter alumni and Fantastic Beasts stars are hoping to charm film distributors at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, as new projects are being announced and screened for the festival. From a new film starring both Ezra Miller (Credence) and Frank Dillane (Young Tom Riddle) to a Masterclass held by recent Oscar Winner …read more!

Jamie Parker Casts a Spell on The Tonight Show

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May 11, 2018

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Cursed Child’s Jamie Parker made his first appearance on late night TV when he dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon yesterday. Parker, who was recently nominated for a Tony for his role as the grown up Harry Potter, spent a few minutes catching up his host on the amazing transfiguration of the Lyric …read more!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London adds temporary costume exhibit

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May 11, 2018

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Over 25,000 (and counting) items of clothing have been created for the Harry Potter films.  The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London has added a new exhibit, “The Making of Harry Potter: Behind the Seams“, that features a wealth of details about the costumes used in the films. Did you know that it took 38 costume changes …read more!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Hufflepuff House

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May 11, 2018

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One of the aspects of the Harry Potter series that strikes a chord with so many fans is the reflection of the story on their own school experience. No, none of us, (as far as we know) has attended a school of Witchcraft and Wizardry; but the life of a student is certainly a common …read more!

Students: Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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May 09, 2018

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Scholastic, publisher of the U.S. versions of the Harry Potter books, hosts an annual Summer Reading Challenge  as a way to encourage students to keep reading over the summer break.  Students who read when school is not in session are much more likely to retain learning—not that Harry Potter fans need an excuse to read …read more!



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