Archive for April, 2020

U.S. Muggle government releases guidelines for reopening Muggle businesses and society

Apr 23, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk


Last Thursday, April 16, the White House, in collaboration with the CDC, released a set of guidelines for a three phase plan to re-open the country to normal Muggle commerce, recreation, and social interaction after most states have implemented a patchwork of varied closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can be …read more!

Newly Discovered Snake Named After Slytherin Founder

Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News

Researchers in India recently discovered a new variety of green pit viper, publishing their findings in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution last week. They called the species Trimeresurus Salazar, after Salazar Slytherin, founder of Slytherin house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The snake is the symbol, or mascot, of the Slytherin house, known …read more!

See Your Costume Design in ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’!

Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Games, News

To celebrate the second anniversary of mobile RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, creators Jam City are offering fans the chance for fans to see their costume design in the game! In a press release, Jam City revealed that the game has seen 35 billion minutes of gameplay, and other statistics on gameplay over the past two …read more!

INTERVIEW: ‘Braking For Whales’ Director Sean McEwen on Working With Harry Potter’s Tom Felton

Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Felton, Films, HP Cast, Interviews, Movies, News

In an exclusive interview, we spoke with director, co-writer and co-producer Sean McEwen on working with Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) on upcoming film, Braking For Whales. Available now for pre-order in the U.S. and set for U.S. digital release on April 29 (previously also set for theatrical release on this date), Braking For Whales stars Tom Felton, …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Shutdown Extended for London, Melbourne and Broadway Theaters

Apr 21, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bradley, Broadway, Charity, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fogler, Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In the week we learned that the opening of the Toronto production of Cursed Child has been pushed back to 2021 and Puffs The Play hosted two live readings of prequel and sequel shows, we also received news that theater shutdowns in London, Melbourne and Broadway had been extended, Dan Fogler’s Spelling Bee received listening recommendations, Imogen Heap announced a new song, …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: J.K. Rowling Shares ‘Harry Potter’ Story on Twitter, Daniel Radcliffe in a ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Special & More!

Apr 20, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Depp, Harry Potter Round-Up, News, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Tennant, Thewlis, Thompson, Wright

This week in the Wizarding World we reported on a new Alexa home device feature, a dream job for Potter fans, and a behind-the-scenes look at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes. We published an exclusive interview with the author of The Wand Collection, reported on an interview with Domnhall Gleeson, and shared the (old) news that J.K. Rowling …read more!

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Toronto Production Delays Opening to 2021

Apr 17, 2020

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Potter News, Theater

On April 16, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender, David Mirvish, and Harry Potter Theatrical – made the difficult decision of announcing the delay of the show’s Canadian premiere to 2021. Originally slated to open October 2020 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, producers cited their “commitment to the safety and …read more!

J.K. Rowling quietly buys her childhood home

Apr 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

J.K. Rowling, News

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a Victorian tenement that was later gut-renovated to turn it into ugly condos, without the charm, character, and original features I had loved about it as a child. I wouldn’t want to see it today as the destruction of the historic features breaks my heart. …read more!

Domnhall Gleeson Talks New Rom-Com Thriller ‘Run’ and His Famous Father

Apr 16, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, HP Cast, Interviews, Movies, News, Television Programmes

Domnhall Gleeson has been highly sought after the last few years, appearing in the final Star Wars trilogy and two Peter Rabbit films–all after a noteworthy turn in the final installment of the Harry Potter series as the ginger-haired Bill Weasley. Hitting his stride professionally, he seems at home in film, not typically pursuing roles …read more!

Behind-the-scenes at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products, Props-Sets, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes may be temporarily closed due to the dragon pox outbreak that has shuttered all of the shops in Diagon Alley (except Gringotts—goblins are immune, or so they believe), but thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can use this time to glean a bit of behind-the-scenes info about the toys, and …read more!

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