Archive for June, 2016

Tom Felton Joins The CW’s “The Flash” as Series Regular

Jun 30, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Felton, Interviews, News

TvLine has exclusively revealed that Tom Felton is joining the third season of The CW’s superhero series The Flash as a series regular. According to TVLine Felton will play a Central City Police Department crime scene investigator (CSI) called Julian Dorn who suspects “that here’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.” It was confirmed last …read more!

Ilvermorny Sorting Ceremony on Pottermore!

Jun 29, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

After guessing at the names of Ilvermorny houses, and even decoding the Pottermore website to find any hidden clues, we’ve finally got access to the Ilvermorny sorting ceremony, which allows you to be sorted into the following houses: • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’ • Pukwudgie – …read more!

The Founding of Ilvermorny

Jun 28, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, Pottermore

Today on Pottermore, Rowling released an essay giving more details about the North American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ilvermorny. This new information adds to the North American magical history as previously released by Rowling and reported here on Leaky.  Pottermore released this teaser video for Rowling’s essay. Ilvermorny was founded by a descendant of …read more!

Happy Birthday to Matt Lewis and Dobby!

Jun 28, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Character Birthdays, Lewis

Today we’d like to wish a very happy (belated) birthday to Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), who turned 27 yesterday! Matt–one of the most recent Potter stars to join the Hufflepuff ranks–stars in the new film Me Before You, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, currently in theaters.   We’d also like to honor our favorite house-elf, Dobby! …read more!

Bonnie Wright’s Film Aid T-Shirts Get Support of Harry Potter Co-Stars!

Jun 26, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Isaacs, J.K. Rowling, Leung, News, Wright

Bonnie Wright has been busy producing and directing her own short movies, and making t-shirts to support Film Aid. ‘Come Dream With Me’ – I’ve designed a limited edition t-shirt inspired by early silent cinema for y’all to buy and share ?? 100% of the proceeds go to @filmaid a charity that harnesses the power …read more!

19th Anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” Book Release in the UK

Jun 26, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

On June 26, 1997–nineteen years ago today–Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the UK. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two decades since the story of our favorite boy wizard was first released in print!   Let’s revisit a few interesting facts about the first Harry Potter book’s journey to publication: Jo …read more!

New “Finding the Philosopher’s Stone” Exhibit at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Films, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the first Harry Potter film lit up our movie screens, but the minds behind the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London certainly haven’t forgotten. Since the beginning of the year, Warner Bros. has been delighting fans with a variety of exhibitions celebrating the fifteenth anniversary …read more!

Meet Newt Scamander and The Bowtruckle in New Fantastic Beasts Teaser!

Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, Movies, News, Pottermore, Redmayne

Yesterday, the Fantastic Beasts Twitter page released an exclusive introduction to the protagonist of the newest film to be set in the wizarding world: Newt Scamander. There are some exclusive new clips in this video, so be sure to watch it below! A new hero for a new era of the Wizarding World. Meet Newt Scamander. #FantasticBeasts — Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Watch the Exclusive ‘Fantastic Beasts’ VidCon Event Here!

Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Interviews, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

A team of worldwide creators set to market Fantastic Beasts over the coming months was introduced this week at VidCon. As this is one of the biggest fan conventions based around the power of online video, (originally conceived by YouTube’s Vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green), it was only fitting that Youtubers led the panel and the new marketing strategy! The event starts …read more!

Warner Bros. Showcases Fantastic Beasts Merchandise, Establishes Potter Production Team

Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Movies, News, Pottermore, Products, Theme Park, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. were present at Licensing Expo 2016 in Vegas, with exclusive merchandise from Fantastic Beasts and a statement on further projects: “As we head into Licensing Expo 2016 and look to the year ahead, we’re focused on forging new and innovative partnerships with premiere licensees and retailers, continuing to build strong franchises, and delivering …read more!

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