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Want to Work Closer to the Magic of ‘Harry Potter’? Warner Bros. London Studio Tour is Now Hiring!


Sep 23, 2017

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If you aren’t satisfied with Harry Potter being just a life passion, you can now turn it into a career as well! Warner Bros. The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour is currently looking to hire a few muggles for multiple different positions. They currently have four jobs listed for the Studio Tour in Leavesden …read more!

Cast Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ Julie Walters Drinks Coffee to Fight Cancer, and More!


Sep 23, 2017

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The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts casts continue to feature in the news regularly as the release of upcoming projects nears, film details surface, trailers are unveiled, convention announcements are made, charities are supported, and interviews are given. It would be hard to keep up it all–but we’ve got that covered for you! Here we review the …read more!

Bloomsbury Reveals New Marauder’s Map Illustration


Sep 22, 2017

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The new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is currently available for pre-order from Bloomsbury UK. As a lead up to the official release date of the book, Bloomsbury suprised us with a sneak peek! Across social media, Bloomsbury revealed the Marauder’s Map as drawn by Jim Kay for this edition. This …read more!

Expecto Patronum! ‘Harry Potter’ Stars Take Pottermore’s Quiz


Sep 22, 2017

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On Friday, Pottermore celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Patronus Quiz, beckoning muggles from across the fandom back into the wizarding world with a personalized glimpse of their magical abilities. In honor of the occasion, Pottermore released videos of three Harry Potter stars taking the quiz. Tom Felton, Slytherin Draco Malfoy, Matthew Lewis, Gryffindor Neville Longbottom, and Warwick …read more!

David Sakurai From Marvel’s Iron Fist Joins Fantastic Beasts 2


Sep 22, 2017

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It looks like we can put put another face with a character from the 2018 sequel to Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Danish-Japanese actor, director, writer and martial artist, David Sakurai is the newest addition to the cast of Fantastic Beasts 2, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be one of the good …read more!

Happy Birthday, Tom Felton!


Sep 22, 2017

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Today we celebrate Tom Felton’s 30th year–so let us reflect on what he has meant to the Potter fandom and how he has grown professionally through the continued passing of birthdays! As one of the young stars of the Harry Potter series, he literally grew up before our eyes, at first raising our ire as the smug, obnoxious, …read more!

New Funko Potter Exclusives for New York Comic Con


Sep 21, 2017

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Licensed collectible company Funko has conjured a new round of Potter Pop!s just in time for the upcoming New York Comic Con. Let’s take a look at this trio of mini wizards headed to the Big Apple… First up is the quirky but adorable Luna Lovegood Funko Rock Candy in her full Gryffindor regalia.  As …read more!

MinaLima On Designing ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ at London’s V&A Museum


Sep 21, 2017

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Last Saturday (16th September), graphic design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (MinaLima) gave a talk on ‘Telling Stories Through Design’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Leaky were lucky enough to attend, and hear from the pair on their beginnings on the Harry Potter films, the evolution of their working relationship, and …read more!

“A Magical Yearbook” now available for pre-order


Sep 20, 2017

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We’ve kept you apprised of 2017 Harry Potter-related book releases, but this one slipped between the seat cushions on the Hogwarts Express.  A Magical Yearbook: Cinematic Journey: Imagine, Draw, Create has a somewhat unwieldy title, and we haven’t been privy to an inside look, but it appears to be a Fantastic Beasts-based activity book, similar to last …read more!

Lumos is a finalist in MacArthur 100&Change competition

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Sep 19, 2017

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J. K. Rowling’s children’s charity, Lumos, is a finalist for a $100 million grant from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation! Lumos, along with two of its partners, Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, is one of four finalists in the 100&Change competition. The Lumos website has a wonderful, detailed description of this interesting …read more!

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