Archive for December, 2017

A Hint From J.K. Rowling on Fourth Cormoran Strike Novel

Dec 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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It’s been over two years since the release of Career of Evil, the third detective novel in the Cormoran Strike series by J.K. Rowling, as alter ego Robert Galbraith, and fans have been clamoring for any word on the fourth. Last spring, as reported by Leaky, Rowling revealed the title to her next book through …read more!

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes!

Dec 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Fiennes, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

Ralph Fiennes is most well known to Potter fans for his portrayal of Lord Voldemort, one of the darkest wizards in history. He brought the infamous villain to life in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and both parts of …read more!

Eddie Redmayne To Read Christmas Day Bedtime Story

Dec 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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As previously mentioned by Leaky, Eddie Redmayne will appear on TV screens this Christmas Day to read a bedtime story on children’s channel CBeebies. The story he’ll be reading was recently announced, and it’s definitely Newt-esque! Eddie will be reading the story I Had a Dinosaur, written by Gabby Dawnay and illustrated by Alex Barrow. The …read more!

BREAKING: More Tickets Released for Cursed Child Broadway!

Dec 20, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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Big holiday news from  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway announced today. After tickets for the upcoming New York production of the play sold out in a matter of hours earlier this fall, more tickets will be released on February 7, 2018 at 11AM ET for performances from March 16, 2018 to March 9, 2019. …read more!

A Party and a Promise–Christmas With the Slug Club

Dec 20, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

On this evening during Harry’s sixth year, the selected few made their way toward Professor Horace Slughorn’s office for his highly-anticipated and exclusive Christmas party. Emerald green, crimson, and gold drapes hung from the ceiling like an extravagant, festive tent, setting off the centerpiece of the room, a fixture lit by fairies. The air was …read more!

New Image From “The Crimes of Grindelwald” Released!

Dec 19, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, J.K. Rowling, Media, Movies, News, Opinion, Potter News, Warner Bros.

It’s been over a month since the title for the Fantastic Beasts sequel was announced along with first-look images of the major cast in full costume. We thrilled over the glimpse of Jude Law as the young Albus Dumbledore–capable, mysterious, authoritative, and debonair–contrasting with Johnny Depp as the edgy Gellert Grindelwald, looking every bit the …read more!

More ‘Harry Potter’ Merchandise for Your Christmas Wish List!

Dec 17, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, News, Products

We’re not ashamed to say we’ve shelled out a fair number of galleons for Harry Potter-themed merchandise over the years. From pillow shams to blankets to travel mugs and House socks, t-shirts, and robes, there’s enough out there for the Christmases and birthdays of avid fans for years to come, and we are NOT complaining …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: ‘Star Wars’ Interviews, Potter Alumni Event Appearances & More!

Dec 17, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bonham Carter, Bonham Carter Interviews, Broadbent, Gambon, Gleeson, Gleeson Interviews, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Lynch, Murray, News, Phelps, Rankin, Round-Up, Staunton, Tennant, Thompson

This week in the wizarding world, huge announcements were made regarding  the Harry Potter mobile game everybody’s been waiting on, and a special award from the Royal Family for J.K. Rowling, who is now a Companion of Honour! We also received clues as to which beasties will return for Crimes of Grindelwald, and theorised our way …read more!

Botnik’s Predictive Keyboards Write Brilliant New ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter!

Dec 15, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Humor, J.K. Rowling, News, Tech

It’s not canon, but it’s so ironically perfect that maybe it should be! Reading like the most incredible Harry Potter-themed MadLib ever, a new chapter in the iconic story was composed by predictive keyboards from Botnik after analyzing the content and patterns of all seven J.K. Rowling epics. The new chapter, dubbed “The Handsome One,” …read more!

RUMOR: Cast List Reveals ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Plot Clues!

Dec 14, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Rumor, SetReports

A few days ago, Leaky came across an “official” but unconfirmed list of actors and extras on Reddit, which appeared to give the full slate of characters appearing in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, including Ariana Dumbledore, Unspeakables, Grindelwald fanatics, and more. The list is lengthy and purportedly came from Starnow …read more!

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