Archive for August, 2018

Wizarding World Launches New Pottery Barn Collections!

Aug 31, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, News, Products

An expanded line of Pottery Barn items inspired by the Wizarding World launches today, August 31st, spanning each of the three Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands! We were able to see a few of these products at June’s Warner Bros product showcase – from a Fawkes lamp to kids Hogwarts house costumes, table toppers, bath towels …read more!

Fundraiser Offers Merch Signed by ‘Harry Potter’ Actors Evanna Lynch & Robbie Jarvis, & More!

Aug 30, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fans, Jarvis, Lynch, News, Products

The Protego Foundation recently started a new fundraiser to help save and raise awareness of animals facing endangerment and mistreatment (magical and non-magical alike), and you’ll be pleased to know that they’re offering merchandise signed by Harry Potter‘s Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Robbie Jarvis (Young James Potter) as part of their Indiegogo donation perks! Recently making waves …read more!

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Named Most Anticipated Fall Film

Aug 30, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney


This may be case of preaching to the Frog Choir, as they say, but the second Fantastic Beasts film we’ve been posting, and tweeting and reading about since the release of the the first Harry Potter prequel, has been named most anticipated movie of the 2018 fall theatrical season by online movie ticket service Fandango! We …read more!

Pottermore offering free access to “Sorcerer’s Stone” eBook in public libraries for two weeks

Aug 29, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Pottermore, Publishers

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S., Pottermore Publishing is offering free access (with no wait lists or holds) to the eBook in public libraries in North America from August 27-September 10.  There are no possible late fees as the book will expire …read more!

Two New ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Calendars for the 2019 Year!

Aug 28, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Cover Art, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Fun, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Potter News, Products

Two new calendars featuring images from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film will be released through Amazon on Sept. 16! Both calendars are currently available for pre-order, and both would prove useful in the average Muggle household inhabited by wizarding world fans. The larger calendar is described as a “wall” calendar, and …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actors Feature in New Trailers and Interviews!

Aug 26, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, Bradley, Branagh, Broadbent, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Gambon, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Kravitz, Leung, Lynch, Movies, News, Pattinson, Round-Up, Sales, Television Programmes, Tena, Tennant, Thompson, Wright

It’s been another magical week in the Potterverse. Universal Studios Orlando announced their Back to Hogwarts celebration, and Warner Brothers Studio Tour London revealed their Halloween plans,  We had news about a new film and an upcoming interview for Emma Watson and we even saw a LEGO Diagon Alley! This week was especially spellbinding for …read more!

LEGO Diagon Alley Set Spotted

Aug 26, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fun, Info, News, Products, Sales, Toys

All year LEGO has be rolling out new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts brick sets, many of which are now available on their official Wizarding World mini-site. Most recently the toy brick company unveiled its second largest set in history, the 6020 piece Hogwarts Castle, complete with the four Hogwarts Founders and a Chamber of …read more!

Emma Watson Joins the Cast of ‘Little Women’

Aug 25, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

BigNews, Casting, Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf, Films, Movies, News, Watson

Over a year after we last saw Emma Watson on the big screen, she’s been cast in the latest adaptation of  Little Women helmed by award-winning director Greta Gerwig. Her exact role in the Louisa May Alcott classic is unknown, but according to Variety, Watson is replacing Oscar winner Emma Stone as one of the March …read more!

Wizarding World Orlando hosting special back-to-Hogwarts activities

Aug 24, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

September 1 is a sacred holiday for Potter fans.  It’s the day we all desperately wish we were really heading to King’s Cross by any means—side-along apparition, flying car or carpet—to burst through the barrier onto Platform 9 ¾ and board the Hogwarts Express for a new term at our favourite wizarding school. It’s not quite …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Full Character Profiles Reveal Trouble in Paris!

Aug 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, SetReports

We left most of the core characters of Fantastic Beasts on a positive note at the end of the first movie. Grindelwald had been imprisoned by MACUSA, Newt was just about to publish his book, Tina had just proven herself as a worthy Auror to MACUSA, and Queenie and Jacob appeared to be reunited. After our visit …read more!

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