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Overview of BBC Two’s ‘History of Magic’ Documentary

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Oct 29, 2017

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Last night, BBC Two’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic aired in the U.K., and gave us a deeper look into The British Library’s exhibition on the magic at the heart of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. There’s still no news on when this documentary will be made available elsewhere, so for those who missed it, …read more!

The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel: A New Name and a Hallowed History?

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Oct 29, 2017

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Since the announcement that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would not be a stand-alone film but the first entry in a series of five, the fandom plunged into a frenzy of speculation over everything from plot possibilities to film titles. With little to go on initially and no reveal on the horizon, media …read more!

A Nod to Crookshanks on National Cat Day

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Oct 29, 2017

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Who among us is actually reading their new copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and not just ogling each of the exquisite illustrations, drawn so masterfully by artist Jim Kay? Each page brings the third book to life in a way different than the original and the film before it.  If you …read more!

Pottermore Shares Details On Tonight’s BBC’s ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Documentary

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Oct 28, 2017

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Ahead of tonight’s airing of Harry Potter: A History of Magic on BBC Two, Pottermore interviewed producer/director Jude Ho and assistant producer Alice Rhodes about the documentary. They also give more details on who will make appearances in the programme! J.K. Rowling will explore the archives and items on display at the exhibition currently running at …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Branagh’s Hollywood Star, Robert Hardy Memorial, MCM London Comic Con & More!

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Oct 28, 2017

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This week has seen announcements far and wide as Cursed Child revealed plans to storm Australia in 2019,  Potter actors conjured their ideal wizarding careers and J.K. Rowling herself took a Buzzfeed quiz. Magical Christmas decorations have also been unveiled at the Wizarding World,  as well as a brilliant line-up of fan favourite events set for A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018. …read more!

A New Updated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s Bibliography From Bloomsbury

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Oct 27, 2017

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Calling all J.K. Rowling aficionados! Have you ever imagined seeing every single item written by your favorite author combined into one Grawp-sized volume? Then make room on your bookshelf for J. K Rowling: A Bibliography: Updated Edition from Bloomsbury Publishing. This extensive compendium of J.K. Rowling’s writing covers every edition of each of her books, …read more!

It’s John Cleese’s Birthday

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Oct 27, 2017

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Actor John Cleese, who played Nearly Headless Nick—or, as he preferred to be called, Sir Nicholas—in the Harry Potter films, is 78 today.  Let’s hope his birthday celebration has better food and music than Nick’s Deathday party, although I suppose you really can’t beat the headless hunt for entertainment. English actor Cleese rose to prominence as …read more!

Happy Birthday to Brontis Jodorowsky, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Face of Nicolas Flamel

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Oct 27, 2017

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Today is the 55th birthday of one of the newest additions to the Wizarding World, French-Mexican actor Brontis Jodorowsky, who’s been cast as Nicolas Flamel in the Fantastic Beasts sequel.    Considering Jodorowsky’s character permeates one of the most iconic books, in one of the most beloved book series of all time, and Flamel is …read more!

Fan Favourites Returning to A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018

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Oct 26, 2017

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Returning January 26th-28th 2018, A Celebration of Harry Potter at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando) will host a huge range of fan activities, we’re excited to share the details with you! First off, a 2017 Highlights video has been shared by Universal to let newcomers know what they might be in for: …read more!

Harry Potter-Themed Christmas Decorations for Sale at Wizarding World in Orlando

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Oct 26, 2017

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I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet, so it’s a bit early to be posting about Christmas.  But we thought you’d want to know that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is selling a variety of Potter-themed Christmas decorations this year.  So, you might be tempted to start your holiday shopping early. …read more!



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