Archive for February, 2020

REVIEW: Dumbledore is So Gay at VAULT Festival, London

Feb 29, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


This week, Dumbledore Is So Gay played as part of VAULT Festival at the Network Theatre in London for one week only, and we were lucky enough to see it! Dumbledore is So Gay  is a contemporary play written by Robert Holtom (The Cluedo Club Killings, The Quest) and directed by Tom Wright (Undetectable, My Dad’s Gap Year). A three-person …read more!

Conjure Ron Weasley’s Patronus Funko Pop! Next Week on Wizarding World Digital!

Feb 29, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, News, Potter News, Products

Wizarding World Digital announced another Funko Pop! pre-release exclusive today and now, more than ever, fans will want to make sure they have their wizarding passport to guarantee access to this special offer. On Thursday, March 5, collectors will be able to conjure the latest entry in the Patronus line: Ron Weasley’s Jack Russell Funko …read more!

INTERVIEW: Granger 2020 & Re-envisioning The Future With The Harry Potter Alliance

Feb 28, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, Interviews, News

This week, on February 17th, The Harry Potter Alliance launched their Granger 2020 campaign, aiming to inspire fan activists across the U.S. and beyond to stand up for what they believe in, protect democracy and campaign for a better future for all. We spoke to Katie Bowers, Director at The Harry Potter Alliance, to find …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Actors Stan Yanevski & Josh Herdman Join LeakyCon Orlando!

Feb 28, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Herdman, HP Cast, LeakyCon, Lynch, Murray, News

Harry Potter actors Stan Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and Josh Herman (Gregory Goyle) will be heading to LeakyCon Orlando this July, to help fans celebrate all things Wizarding World! LeakyCon Orlando will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from July 31 – August 2 2020, with Yanevski and Herdman appearing on programming and …read more!

There’s Magical Mischief coming to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in San Francisco

Feb 28, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at the Curran Theater in San Francisco on December 1 (Leaky was there!) and it is charming the Bay area with its dynamic cast.  If you follow them on Twitter, you’ll find periodic contests to win tickets, special offers for discounted tickets, and fun theme nights at select performances. Starting …read more!

‘Wizarding World’ Actors to Narrate ‘Tales of Beedle The Bard’ Audiobook

Feb 26, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio, Audio Books, BigNews, Books, Companion Books, Davis, Fantastic Beasts Movie, HP Cast, Isaacs, J.K. Rowling, Law, Lumos, Lynch, News, Noma Dumezweni, Publishers, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Wright

A big Wizarding World project has been secretly in the works with Audible! A Tales of Beedle The Bard audiobook, featuring the voices of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stars, will release this year. Noma Dumezweni (the original Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) , Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), …read more!

A Celebration of Slytherin Coming to Warner Bros Studio Tour London!

Feb 26, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Potter News, Props-Sets, Stuart Craig, Studio Tour, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announced that The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London will undergo a green and silver makeover in April, just in time to celebrate the highly-underrated house of Slytherin. Say what you will about the infamous wizards who hail from this house, and its notorious links to dark magic, many of its members …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Victoria Yeates Talks ‘The Dog Walker,’ Rhys Ifans, Geraldine Somerville and Jamie Parker Return to the Stage

Feb 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Broadway, Casting, Events, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater news covers the upcoming theater work of Fantastic Beasts’ Victoria Yeates, Harry Potter’s Rhys Ifans and Geraldine Somerville and Cursed Child’s Jamie Parker. It also touches on two new Jack Thorne projects: Netflix series The Eddy and the stage production After Life. Cursed Child Melbourne gets a new cast for its second …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Talks ‘Escape From Pretoria’, Julie Walters Shares Good News & More!

Feb 23, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Depp, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Law, Miller, Movies, News, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Television Programmes

Big news in the world of J.K. Rowling this week with the title and release date of the fifth Cormoran Strike novel announced. The Harry Potter Alliance kicked off their Vote Hermione Granger in 2020 campaign on President’s Day and we took a look back at Snape’s double agency ahead of Alan Rickman’s birthday. This …read more!

Breaking News: The fifth Cormoran Strike novel has a name and a release date!

Feb 20, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

BigNews, Books, Books - Release Dates, J.K. Rowling, News, Titles

The fifth crime novel from J.K. Rowling’s alter-ego Robert Galbraith will be called Troubled Blood, and it will be released on September 29, 2020. The fifth Robert Galbraith crime novel, TROUBLED BLOOD, will be published on 29th September! Are you excited for the next chapter in #StrikeandRobin’s story? — Robert Galbraith (@RGalbraith) February 19, 2020 …read more!

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