Archive for May, 2019

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer

May 31, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

The  “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” attraction comes to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer from June 22 – August 11, unleashing a creepy display of lights, music, and special effects that showcases dark magic, and the creatures and wizards within the Potterverse who practice it. “As darkness falls on Hogwarts castle, Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures from Aragog and …read more!

House of MinaLima Opens Osaka Pop-Up Store in June!

May 31, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, MinaLima, Movies, News, Products, Props-Sets

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima announced they will bring their design collaboration House of MinaLima to Osaka, Japan as a one-year pop-up store venture in the Orange Street district. The duo have been working together creatively for 18 years and are now most well known for the graphic design work featured in the Harry Potter …read more!

Emma Watson In Conversation With Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege

May 27, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Charity, Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf, Events, News, Watson, Watson Interviews

Earlier this month, Emma Watson took to the stage of the Emmanuel Centre in London for a live talk with Dr. Denis Mukwege on women’s rights, and the importance of Dr. Mukwege’s work treating survivors of sexual violence. The event was truly eye-opening, and for those wondering exactly what Emma Watson gets up to these days (beside starring …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: The Arrival of the Downton Abbey Trailer, Accolades for Robert Pattinson and David Heyman Films at Cannes and More!

May 26, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Branagh, Casting, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Heyman, Isaacs, Movies, News, Pattinson, Pattinson Interviews, Poesy, Producers, Round-Up, Smith, Staunton, Television Programmes, Tena, Trailers, Waterston

As we approach the grand opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando, we had the chance to get a closer look at the new storycoaster and share some of the sights fans will encounter along the ride. Also this week, Leakycon announced their Wizard Wrock lineup for both of this year’s events …read more!

REVIEW: ‘Rosmersholm’, Starring Tom Burke (‘Strike’) & Hayley Atwell

May 26, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Burke, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, News, Review, Theater, West End

Many of our readers will also follow J.K. Rowling’s other works outside of the Wizarding World, the most successful of which has arguably been her Cormoran Strike series, an ongoing detective/crime fiction series of novels published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The BBC adapted the series for TV, starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, the next season of which will …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Comes to Toronto and Changes Casts in London!

May 25, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

It was a momentous week in theater as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to cast its spell the world over, enchanting fans with the announcement that the wizarding world production will soon come to yet another location in its muggle counterpart. In addition to this magical news, the original London production continues to …read more!

New non-fiction eBooks from Pottermore exploring the history of magic

May 24, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Art, Companion Books, Education, News, Pottermore

Remember the recent British Library exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic?  It was curated to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK in 2017.  In 2018, it sailed across the pond to dock at the New York Historical Society to mark the 20th anniversary of …read more!

Pottercast Ep 290: Accio Hagrid: Harry and the Potters on their New Album “Lumos”

May 24, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fan Events, Harry and the Potters, LeakyCon, Music, News, PotterCast

The fathers of Wizard Wrock, Paul and Joe DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters, joined Pottercast on their latest episode to share their brand new album Lumos and take a dive into the Pensieve with Melissa, John, Frak. #290: Accio Hagrid (with Harry and the Potters!) @hatp — PotterCast (@pottercast) May 22, 2019 …read more!

Bloomsbury Announces Deluxe Edition of Illustrated ‘Goblet of Fire’!

May 22, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Cover Art, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News

Bloomsbury announced that a deluxe edition of Jim Kay’s long-awaited illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be released alongside the standard illustrated edition, and both are available for pre-order now! Both editions will also be available in stores Oct. 8. The special deluxe edition hardback will feature a gorgeous green …read more!

Get Ready to Wrock at LeakyCon 2019 Dallas and Boston!

May 21, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Harry and the Potters, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, LeakyCon, Movies, Music, News, Rankin, Wizard Rock

Fans attending the 10th Anniversary LeakyCon events in Dallas, Boston or both will be able to wrock out to a magical concert featuring some of the top names in the wizarding music genre. Mischief Management announced that the unofficial Harry Potter fan convention will host Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the …read more!

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