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Happy Birthday, Hagrid!


Dec 06, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Today, we mark the day of Rubeus Hagrid’s birth. Though he had humble beginnings and a life fraught with setbacks, he pressed on with good humor, good faith, and good heart. While Dumbledore may have served as the sage mentor of Harry’s growing-up years, Hagrid was his protector and friend, occupying a special place in …read more!

More LeakyCon 2018 Tickets Releasing Tomorrow!

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Dec 05, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fans, LeakyCon, News

Remember when LeakyCon 2018 in Dallas sold out in less than 24 hours? If you were utterly heartbroken we’re rooting for you, as more tickets will be released TOMORROW! LeakyCon is moving to make room for more fans, just down the street from original venue Hyatt Regency Dallas (Texas) to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention …read more!

John Tiffany Discusses ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ and ‘Cursed Child’

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Dec 05, 2017

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Broadway, Directors, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Theater, West End

If J.K. Rowling is the muse and Jack Thorne the inspired scribe, then John Tiffany is the visionary behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Or rather, and perhaps more fittingly, the magician. He conjured an experience out of a screenplay, opening the door to a world of wizardry and fantasy that, all the same, …read more!

Theater Round-Up: WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations and Actors ‘In Conversation’, Radio, and More!


Dec 05, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Branagh, Broadway, Charity, Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Henderson, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, Movies, Music, News, Round-Up, Sam Clemmett, Shaw, Staunton, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Thompson, West End

Harry Potter alums of the film series and stage production are extremely talented and, thus, understandably busy and successful! In addition to a new batch of tickets for the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child going on sale Wednesday, December 6, this week sees the announcement of the WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations just …read more!

REVIEW: “Yearbook” Makes Magic Fun for Muggles


Dec 04, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Book Reviews, Books, Books - Release Dates, Companion Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Games, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Movie Art, Review, Scholastic

The latest edition to the Wizarding World library, A Magical Yearbook: A Cinematic Journey: Imagine, Draw, Create has arrived just in time for the holiday season. After a year of a few celebrated companion books and new editions from J.K. Rowling, such as the illustrated versions Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to …read more!

New ‘Harry Potter’ Handbag Collection From Danielle Nicole!

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Dec 04, 2017

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Danielle Nicole, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, recently created a new Harry Potter collection of spellbinding handbags and accessories! The collection includes eleven styles inspired by the wizarding world, including clutches, backpacks and pouches for all ages. Danielle Nicole founder and designer Danielle DiFerdinando said on the release: “This line represents the Wizarding World we can all enjoy …read more!

PotterCast #274: Frankie’s Offensive Irish Sounds


Dec 03, 2017

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Live from LeakyCon 2017 in Dublin, PotterCast recorded their 274th episode in front of a live audience, recounting the weekend in Dublin and discussing the future of LeakyCon! Discussing the many wonderful attractions Ireland has to offer, John speaks of his upcoming trip to Galway, and Frankie (after sharing his impression of the Irish accent, hence the title …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Gary Oldman Wins Distinguished Artisan Award, Bonnie Wright Joins Lumos at the UN and More


Dec 03, 2017

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Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Heyman, Honors/Awards, Isaacs, Lumos, Lynch, News, Oldman, Producers, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Tennant, Thompson, Wright

As always, it’s been a busy week in the Wizarding World. The past seven days saw a new campaign and Fantastic Beasts contest for J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos, news and some controversy from Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald, a brand-new audiocast and Youtube channel for the Phelps brothers, just out Harry Potter prop …read more!

Matthew Lewis Brings Some Magic to the Midwest for Planet Comicon Kansas City


Dec 02, 2017

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Celebration of Harry Potter, Conventions, Davis, Events, Fandom, Fans, Felton, Isaacs, Lewis, News, Television Programmes

Matthew Lewis, best known to Potter fans as the actor who played Neville Longbottom in the films, is set to join a full schedule of special guests from all walks of popular culture at Planet Comicon Kansas City. There’s no doubt that Lewis’s role as Neville, the clumsy little Gryffindor who grew into a valiant yet …read more!

Happy Birthday, Alfred Enoch!


Dec 02, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Enoch, Fandom, Fans, Films, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, LeakyCon, Movies, News, Television Programmes, Theater, West End

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter alum Alfred Enoch, known to fans as Gryffindor Dean Thomas. He’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for so gracefully portraying one of Harry’s chums, Ginny’s first date, a fellow member of Dumbledore’s Army, and a brave participant in the Battle of Hogwarts. After completing …read more!

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