Archive for May, 2020

MinaLima Updates: New Magical Moments and Hogwarts ‘Harry Potter Prints, Plus Pinocchio & Wizard of Oz Illustrated Classics

May 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Books, MinaLima, News

House of MinaLima might be closed due to Covid-19, but MinaLima have still been busy making magic with design throughout lockdown. With new Harry Potter prints, a new illustrated classic available, plus news of their next illustrated classic to come, there are plenty of ways to enjoy and support MinaLima during this time! New Magical Moments …read more!

Accio Pride! Welcome PRIDE Month With The Harry Potter Alliance

May 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Accio Pride! Covid-19 means many PRIDE parades and events have been cancelled or postponed, so our friends over at the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) are launching an online Small Things Con: PRIDE series, June 1- 7. UPDATED: 19:19pm EST, May 31: Small Things Con: PRIDE has been postponed in solidarity with Black organizers, please read …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Chapter 8: ‘The Potions Master’ Read by Alia Bhatt & Alec Baldwin, Virtual ‘Harry Potter’ Reunions & More!

May 31, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio, Bradley, Branagh, Charity, Events, Felton, Films, Fogler, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Misc, Movies, News, Pattinson, Phelps, Poesy, Round-Up, Shaw, Tennant, Thompson

This was a special week in the Wizarding World when fans around the globe, who are always clamouring for new material from J.K. Rowling, were delighted by the expansion of the author’s literary universe with the release of a new children’s fairytale The Ickabog. Several chapters are being released each day for two weeks with a print …read more!

Olivia Colman narrates Ch. 7 of “Philosopher’s Stone”

May 27, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Wizarding World Digital

As Leaky announced on Sunday, Academy Award winner Olivia Colman is the next narrator of a chapter of Philosopher’s Stone for the Harry Potter at Home free readings initiative. Olivia Colman, who won the Leading Actress Oscar for her performance as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, as well as the title of Commander of the Most Excellent …read more!

J.K. Rowling Releases Chapters One and Two of New Children’s Fairytale, ‘The Ickabog’

May 26, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Books, Contests, Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling released the first two chapters of her new 34-chapter children’s fairytale, The Ickabog, and they immediately introduced the reader to another sumptuous world of fantasy and intrigue. The chapters, which will quickly become must-reads for young and old alike, will be published online and available for free either one at a time or in groups …read more!

J.K. Rowling Announces New Children’s Fairytale, “The Ickabog”

May 26, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

J.K. Rowling,, News

Over the past few days J.K. Rowling changed her header on Twitter multiple times, which we know to mean only one thing: new writing by Rowling: Another update on @jk_rowling’s header (this is really throwing us): “it might, myno, your Maje” is all that’s clear here. Political fairytale? Strike? Fantastic Beasts? Something else? What’s your …read more!

Universal Orlando Resort to Re-Open June 5!

May 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort is set to re-open Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay theme parks on June 5. Preparations are underway to welcome guests in accordance with CDC guidelines and new Universal Orlando policies to keep the experience as safe as possible, while also acknowledging that some risk of exposure will be …read more!

Olivia Colman Announced as Next ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Reader

May 24, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, News

Academy Award winner Olivia Colman will read a chapter of Philosopher’s Stone for the Harry Potter at Home free readings initiative, announced yesterday via Good Morning America. Olivia Colman, who won the Leading Actress Oscar for her performance in The Favourite, will read Chapter 7, and will be joined by special guests who are yet to be …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: New ‘Tenet’ Trailer, Imelda Staunton Hosts Charity Quiz

May 24, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Actor Interviews, Branagh, Charity, Conventions, Depp, Events, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Felton, Films, Films - Trailers, Fun, Fun - Games, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Kravitz, Kravitz Interviews, Melling, Movies, News, Pattinson, Phelps, Poesy, Producers, Radcliffe, Redmayne, Round-Up, Staunton, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thewlis, Trailers, Wright

Summer is around the corner for much of the globe and things are heating up in the Wizarding World. This week Playbill announced the popular off-Broadway Harry Potter parody Puffs will broadcast on their streaming service, the Wizarding World released chapters five and six of Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone read aloud by Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Simon …read more!

Puffs Play Made Available for Streaming on Playbill

May 20, 2020

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, HP References, Info, Media, News, Puffs, Theater

Playbill announced this week that Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will be added to their streaming service Playbill Playback. Available for a limited time only from May 22-31, the original Off-Broadway production, filmed live in 2018, will be shown in full and include exclusive new interviews with the …read more!

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