Harry Potter News

Addressing J.K. Rowling’s Recent Statements


Jul 01, 2020

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

J.K. Rowling

In the past few weeks, we have taken the time to reflect as fans and as a community to the statements that J.K. Rowling recently made about transgender people. After listening to a wide variety of people most impacted by and taking in their feedback, our own statement is below and will live on our sidebar from here on …read more!

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia Fundraiser Fundraising For Black Lives Matter & SMYAL!


Jun 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Badassilisks, a trivia team in the Washington D.C. area, are hosting a trivia event, raising funds for Black Lives Matter and SMYL, an organization caring for trans black youth.   Badassilisks are a diverse team of 8 people of different races, gender and nationalities: “With just a year of being a team, we remain undefeated in in-person …read more!

The Granger Leadership Academy Goes Virtual!


Jun 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Tickets for the first ever VIRTUAL Granger Leadership Academy by The Harry Potter Alliance are now available! The GLA conference will take place virtually for the very first time this summer, July 17th-19th, due to COVID-19. Though many were excited to get to put in the work together in Pittsburgh later this year, a virtual event means fans …read more!

‘Wands Up: Black Lives Matter’ Tune In To The Harry Potter Alliance’s Livestream!


Jun 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fandom, Fans, News

The Harry Potter Alliance will host a livestream tonight at 8:30pm ET, benefitting The Louisville Bail Fund. The livestream will feature Black Girls Create, Jay Justice, Fanatical Fics, The Gayly Prophet, The HPA, Unspoiled! Podcast, The Nonbinaries‘ C. McCarthy, & K. Alexandra. The stream will celebrate Black Girls Create’s birthday in their ongoing House Cup, raising …read more!

LeakyCon Orlando and Denver postponed due to pandemic

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Jun 05, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

LeakyCon, News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the prudent decision to postpone the 2020 LeakyCons originally scheduled for summer in Orlando and fall in Denver. The NEW date for LeakyCon Orlando is June 25-27, 2021. The NEW date for LeakyCon Denver is October 29-31, 2021. (Yes, LeakyCon on Halloween, an important date in the Potterverse!) All …read more!

Black Girls Create Hosting Harry Potter Trivia To Educate Fans & Support Diverse Activist Organisations


Jun 03, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Education, Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Black Girls Create will host a Harry Potter Trivia fundraiser with CosQuiz Trivia next Friday, June 12, donating all proceeds to Campaign Zero, a policy-based solution organisation dedicated to ending police brutality, and The National Bailout Fund, which provides support for incarcerated protestors. If you want to know more about Black Girls Create, a hub for Black …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler Announced as Next ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Readers!


Jun 01, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Books, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fogler, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Potter News, Sudol, Wizarding World Digital

Today, Wizarding World Digital announced the ninth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be read by Fantastic Beasts stars Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler. As part of the free Harry Potter -at-Home initiative, they will reunite to take on “The Midnight Duel,” and fans will undoubtedly rejoice to see them collaborating again onscreen! Sudol plays American legilimens Queenie Goldstein, who …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Broadway, London Shutdowns Extended, Anthony Boyle and Noma Dumezweni Interviews and More!


Jun 01, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Anthony Boyle, Broadway, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Noma Dumezweni, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Staunton, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater news centers largely around the ongoing shutdown. Both Broadway and the Society of London Theatres announced closure extensions, and Sonia Friedman published a feature discussing the impact on the performing arts. The reach of that impact postponed Imelda Staunton’s upcoming show and prompted BBC’s and Belfast’s Lyric Theatre’s partnership and lockdown dramas. …read more!

MinaLima Updates: New Magical Moments and Hogwarts ‘Harry Potter Prints, Plus Pinocchio & Wizard of Oz Illustrated Classics


May 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Books, MinaLima, News

House of MinaLima might be closed due to Covid-19, but MinaLima have still been busy making magic with design throughout lockdown. With new Harry Potter prints, a new illustrated classic available, plus news of their next illustrated classic to come, there are plenty of ways to enjoy and support MinaLima during this time! New Magical Moments …read more!

Accio Pride! Welcome PRIDE Month With The Harry Potter Alliance


May 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Accio Pride! Covid-19 means many PRIDE parades and events have been cancelled or postponed, so our friends over at the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) are launching an online Small Things Con: PRIDE series, June 1- 7. UPDATED: 19:19pm EST, May 31: Small Things Con: PRIDE has been postponed in solidarity with Black organizers, please read …read more!

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