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Waspish Malfoy Discovered in New Zealand

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Oct 11, 2017

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In an effort to draw the public eye towards a misunderstood sector of wasp species, a doctoral student at the University of Auckland has scientifically described a native species and named it after Lucius Malfoy. Like the majority of wasp species in New Zealand, Lusius malfoyi does not sting, and is a potentially beneficial control against a …read more!

Cormoran Strike TV Series Sets U.S. Air Date

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Oct 11, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series – which first aired on BBC Two in the U.K. – finally has an air date in the U.S.! The series – true to America’s tradition of renaming things, namely philosophers – will be called C.B. Strike in America, and all seven episodes (covering The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career …read more!

Alfred Enoch Writes Letter to His Past Self About Growing Up as a Person of Colour in Britain

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Oct 11, 2017

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Alfred Enoch, better known to us as Dean Thomas in the Potter films, or as the character Wes Gibbins on the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, recently wrote an emotional letter to a younger version of himself about growing up in a world as a person of colour. Since it’s a particularly tumultuous time for …read more!

Rupert Grint on Being Ron Weasley and Becoming ‘Sick Note’s’ Daniel Glass

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Oct 10, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Rupert Grint is, by now, well accustomed to the promotional circuit. He’s familiar with the expectations, that along with a discussion of current projects will inevitably come questions about past experiences and career choices. For him, probably more so than others. He was, after all, part of one of the greatest film series adaptations of …read more!

Warner Bros to Add Plush Toys to Their Wizarding World Collection

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Oct 10, 2017

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Good news for fans wanting to add some plush to their Potter collections. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is partnering with Maxx Marketing, a global licensing and merchandising solutions provider to create “plush and soft body dolls” for the studio’s portfolio of brands including J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. In addition to the Harry Potter franchise, Maxx, …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Antony and Cleopatra,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Follies,’ and Broadway World UK Award Nominations!

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Oct 10, 2017

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This week’s theater news review includes the announcement of dates for Ralph Fiennes’ Antony and Cleopatra, the release of photos from John Tiffany’s upcoming musical collaboration with Disney, Pinocchio, a promotional trailer for the live broadcast of Imelda Staunton’s Follies, and the shortlist for the Broadway World UK Awards nominees, which includes some of our …read more!

Special Guests Announced for ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ 2018!

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Oct 09, 2017

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Universal Orlando’s ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter‘ will return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from January 26th-28th 2018, and we just got word of the first round of special guests in attendance at the event! Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) will attend the event for the first time, as well as James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and …read more!

Illustrated Edition of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ Announced!

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Oct 09, 2017

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Harry Potter Books from Bloomsbury announced an upcoming illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard today. The new edition will be illustrated by the award-winning Chris Riddell and is set to be published Oct. 2, 2018! The official Bloomsbury announcement reads: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Chris Riddell will be …read more!

Happy Birthday, David Yates!

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Oct 08, 2017

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Today (8th October) marks the birthday of director David Yates, who is currently guiding the actors of Fantastic Beasts 2 on set of the next instalment in the cinematic wizarding world. Yates began his journey on the Potter films with Order of the Phoenix. Voldemort was back (well, at least Harry knew he was), and the story had taken on …read more!

Alex and Ani Releases New Harry Potter Collection

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Oct 08, 2017

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If anyone thought Harry Potter themed merchandise would become less popular after the last books and movies were released, they were definitely mistaken. It seems like everyday a new company is bringing us more must have items to add to our collections! A few weeks ago we brought you news of a new line of …read more!



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