Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Theater Round-Up: Cursed Child New York and Melbourne to Release November Batch of Tickets–and Much More!

Nov 16, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Broadway, Casting, Directors, Enoch, Events, Fandom, Fans, Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Holidays, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, John Tiffany, News, Phelps, Potter News, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End, Williams, Williams Interviews

With all the coverage leading up to the worldwide released of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald today, it would be easy to forget that the theater world also continues to make magic on a daily basis. But look no further than the following recap for confirmation that it does, indeed, march on with a …read more!

Oliver Phelps to Appear at Utah’s Christmas in the Wizarding World

Nov 06, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Events, Fun, Holidays, Misc, Phelps, Products, Sales, Warner Bros.

Just in time for the holidays, Christmas in the Wizarding World has returned for a second year to Utah and a Harry Potter favorite will be there to ring in the season. A Harry Potter-themed shopping and interactive experience, presented by Warner Bros Consumer Products, opened at The Shops at South Town in Sandy, Utah earlier this …read more!

Got a spare $300K? Have a costume custom designed for you by Colleen Atwood and donate to Lumos

Oct 27, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Charity, Fantastic Beasts, Films, Holidays, Lumos, News

Every year, notoriously expensive department store Neiman-Marcus releases a catalogue of fantasy holiday gifts for the person who, quite literally, has it all.  1%ers may actually shop from this catalogue but the rest of us, the other 99% of us, peruse each year’s excessive offerings with a bitter mixture of scorn, derision, and jealousy.  But this …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Interviews With Stage Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes and James Phelps!

Oct 08, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Broadway, Davis, Fandom, Fans, Fiennes, Fiennes Interviews, Holidays, HP Cast, Interviews, Jack Thorne, Music, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, Potter News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater news features interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, currently starring in The Lifespan of a Fact, Ralph Fiennes, appearing in Antony and Cleopatra, and James Phelps, soon to be seen in The Greater Game. The round-up also includes first-look images of Jack Thorne’s King Kong, as well as a behind-the-scenes video chat with star …read more!

‘Hogwarts After Dark’ returns to Warner Bros. Studio Tour this Halloween

Aug 21, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Events, Holidays, Props-Sets, Studio Tour, Warner Bros.

Reflecting its success last year, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is again offering an evening of Halloween-themed events on the set of the Hogwarts Great Hall. The event begins with smoking dry ice cocktails and canapés before you proceed into a Great Hall magically decorated for Halloween with floating pumpkins and tables groaning with sweets reminiscent of …read more!

For the ‘Harry Potter’ Fandom on U.S. Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Universal Studios Japan, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Typically, I would set to indirectly honoring mothers of the fandom through a tribute to the remarkable qualities of resilience, generosity, determination and love found in the mothers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. As a mother herself, Rowling understood intimately the daily sacrifice and the fierce hearts of her invented characters, and she wrote …read more!

Univeral Orlando Resort Announces Magical Christmas Plans!

Mar 22, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Holidays, News, Potter News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Is it ever too early to start planning for Christmas? We think not, especially when it involves a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter–because what better way could there be to celebrate the wintry holiday than in a place of light and wonder and magic! If the prospect appeals to you, Universal Orlando …read more!

AsSorted Chocolates: Hogwarts House Easter Eggs from Slattery

Feb 26, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fun, Holidays, Misc, News, Products, Sales

Throughout the Harry Potter series we see our share of sweets, often in the form of wizard candy Chocolate Frogs, and the Easter holidays are mentioned during each spring at Hogwarts. We’ve even spent much of one installment pondering a Golden Egg, but not until this year do the three converge into one delectable magic …read more!

The Night Before Christmas–A Hogwarts Story

Dec 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Media, News

Most readers can easily recount their childhood favorites, many of which are widely viewed as classics within the vast body of literature we are privileged to enjoy. Some of these page-turners came to eager hands gift-wrapped, slender tell-tale packages under the tree. They beckoned us to new worlds and introduced us to life-long friends. For …read more!

The Ghosts of Godric’s Hollow

Dec 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

The days were cold. Chilled further by his absence. Absence they refused to speak of. They moved from place to place, casting the same protective charms, leafing sightlessly through the same books, unable to sleep night after night. They descended into despair. Helpless. Hopeless. Ron’s words hung heavy, a burden that couldn’t be lifted. “We …read more!

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