Harry Potter News

Harry Potter and the Mysteries of Cormoran Strike – Part 2: Cratylic Names

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News

In yesterday’s post, Dr Beatrice Groves, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, began unpacking the mysteries of Galbraith / Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, and its narrative’s similarities to the Harry Potter series. Focusing her research and teaching on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), her book, Literary Allusion In Harry Potter, explores J.K. Rowling’s references to famous Western literary …read more!

BREAKING: Johnny Depp Asked To Leave ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Role As Gellert Grindelwald

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Fans, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion

Johnny Depp has been asked by Warner Bros. to stand down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series, after losing his legal battle against The Sun newspaper. In a statement on Instagram, Depp said the following on his resignation from the role:  “Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who has …read more!

Harry Potter and the Mysteries of Cormoran Strike: Part 1

Nov 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, News, Opinion

Dr. Beatrice Groves, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, returns for another guest post, this time unpacking the mysteries of Galbraith / Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, and its narrative’s similarities to the Harry Potter series. Focusing her research and teaching on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), her book, Literary Allusion In Harry …read more!

It’s Halloween! Time for some Potter-crafting!

Oct 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Art, Fan Creators, Fandom, Fans, News

The Harry Potter series is remarkable for the amount of fan activism and fan creativity it has inspired. Check out the first post in our new Creators’ Corner series, profiling crocheter Bumble and Be. Whilst we can bake and knit and sew and paint and carve and write, etc., all year long, for many of …read more!

Review & Giveaway: “Harry Potter: Travel Magic”

Oct 28, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

Insight Editions has done it again. Their latest effort to keep us entertained with fun books about the Wizarding World is a delightful fold-out journey from Platform 9 ¾ to Hogwarts and on to Honeydukes. It’s not a book so much as a folder with pockets that contain paper artefacts you can take out and …read more!

U.S. Election: The Harry Potter Alliance’s Resources Are Getting Potterheads to the Polls

Oct 20, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fandom, Fans, News, Politics

The Harry Potter Alliance recently hosted multi-day streaming event Fall Into Democracy to help mobilize and educate people before Election Day in the U.S., and the organisation just launched a collection of new resources to help get Potterheads to the polls come November 3rd, all themed around the brightest witch of her age, Hermione Granger! …read more!

Review: “Harry Potter: The Broom Collection” feeds flying fantasies finely

Oct 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, News

In recent months, Insight Editions has been charming us with a delightful collection of books that highlight different aspects of the Wizarding World, such as wands, knitting, Diagon Alley (forthcoming pop-up), and Christmas at Hogwarts, as well as a colouring book. They have more new releases coming in the run up to the holiday season, …read more!

‘Transfiguration: a Wrock Comp For Trans Rights’ Drops on National Coming Out Day

Oct 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fan Creators, Fandom, Fans, News

A group of pro-trans rights Harry Potter fans and artists came together to create an extra special project for National Coming Out Day (officially celebrated on October 11th): a wrock compilation titled Transfiguration: A Wrock Comp for Trans Rights. Made by three trans and gender-nonconforming long-time Harry Potter fans (CG Matovina (25), Jami Schafer (26) …read more!

Creator’s Corner: Bumble and Be

Oct 14, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

News

The live bats are flapping around the ceiling of the Great Hall, garden-shed sized pumpkins loom in the corridors, and Peeves’ pandemonium is even more outrageous than usual… October has come to Hogwarts and The Leaky Cauldron!  Halloween may be on the 31st day of this glorious autumnal month, but like the witches, wizards, and …read more!

We’ve got another giveaway! “Christmas at Hogwarts” from Insight Editions

Oct 12, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests

If you haven’t yet entered our giveaway for the latest Harry Potter-themed colouring book, Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry, you still have time through Sunday, October 18, and we have another book to give away to another lucky reader: Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments. We reviewed this new book in September, and gave …read more!



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