Archive for February, 2020

Vote Granger 2020! The Harry Potter Alliance Announce Latest Campaign

Feb 17, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, News

Hermione Granger, noted activist and leader, announced her 2020 Presidential Campaign on February 17th, 2020 via a video at “After a lifetime of activism and a decorated political career, Hermione Granger is leading a visionary policy agenda for social justice in the United States. Together we can rewrite and reclaim the story of democracy.” …read more!

Friend or Foe? The Genius of Severus Snape’s Double Agency

Feb 16, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling

Within the Harry Potter series, Slytherins are not typically revered by those outside their own house. For good reason, their shrewd, ambitious natures often prevent them from making friends or allies with those who do not share their values and priorities. Outright champions among them are few, and they are far more well known for …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Weasley Reunion, Interviews With Imelda Staunton & Callum Turner, & More!

Feb 16, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Cleese, Conventions, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Gleeson, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Kravitz, Kravitz Interviews, Law, Movies, Music, News, Phelps, Redmayne, Round-Up, Shaw, Staunton, Staunton Interviews, Sudol, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Trailers, Wright

It was the week of love in the Potterverse as fans the Wizarding World over celebrated Valentine’s Day. We shared news of the first Yiddish translation of the Harry Potter books, David Tennant’s return to the West End stage, a first look at Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit and   Leakycon opened their call for 2020 …read more!

First-Look at Robert Pattinson as The Batman Arrives, Plus Zoë Kravitz on Playing Catwoman

Feb 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, News

After it was announced that Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series) would be portraying Batman alongside Fantastic Beasts star Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) as Catwoman in the upcoming Matt Reeves take on the classic hero, we’ve long awaited a first look at the iconic Batsuit, and that arrived this week! New footage, along with a snippet of …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ To Premiere in Tokyo Summer 2022!

Feb 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is becoming a truly global phenomenon, and, it seems, will continue to awe more theaters across the globe–the production is set to expand to Tokyo in Summer 2022! Announced by producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender, Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and Japanese partners TBS and HoriPro, and the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). …read more!

LeakyCon Orlando and LeakyCon Denver Open Call For Programming

Feb 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, LeakyCon, News

Have a Wizarding World hot take you want to discuss? A Potter panel you think needs to happen at LeakyCon? A magical topic you want to see debated amongst fans or a subject you’d like to facilitate a workshop on? Now’s your chance to make your idea a reality–the LeakyCon 2020 call for programming is now open! Do …read more!

David Tennant returns to London’s West End!

Feb 12, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Events, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Isaacs, Media, Misc, News, Tennant, Theater, West End

David Tennant, the Scottish actor best know for his roles as Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dr Who‘s Tenth Doctor and most recently, Crowley in Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, will return to London’s West End for a limited 10-week run of Cecil Philip Taylor’s original play, Good. Set in the 1930’s, Good …read more!

You can now add Yiddish to the languages into which the Harry Potter books have been translated

Feb 11, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Publishers, Translations

As reported in Jewish newspaper The Forward, the First Edition of the Yiddish translation of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, comprising 1,000 copies, sold out within two days of publication, with orders coming in from the United States, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Morocco, Australia, and China.  1,000 copies may not sound like very many, given the typical …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Celebrating Harry Potter Book Night, Award Wins For Wizarding World Alumni Projects & More

Feb 11, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Broadbent, Heyman, HP Cast, Kravitz, Miller, News, Producers

Over the past week, we’ve celebrated Harry Potter Book Night with an extra surprise, as MinaLima revealed their own full-color illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, complete with interactive pop-outs, coming this October. We also saw new audio recordings released in relation to the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case, a Harry Potter quote being used in …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Talks ‘Endgame’ in Voices Off Q&A, Trailer Released for Anthony Boyle’s ‘Plot Against America’ and More!

Feb 10, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Anthony Boyle, BigNews, Bonham Carter, Bonham Carter Interviews, Broadway, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, Media, Miller, News, Noma Dumezweni, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater news may be eclipsed by the Academy Awards, but golden statues notwithstanding, there are some exciting developments for Potter alums connected to the industry. Daniel Radcliffe will join Endgame costars in a Voices Off Q&A about the production, the trailer for HBO’s The Plot Against America, featuring Cursed Child’s Anthony Boyle, released …read more!

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