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

May 26, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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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!

J.K. Rowling Announces Relaxed Licensing for Virtual Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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How often has the Harry Potter series been Lumos in the darkness for millions of its fans? Today its creator brought the magic once again on a global scale, just when the world needed it most. J.K. Rowling reemerged on Twitter today to announce a new initiative from the Wizarding World franchise allowing teachers to …read more!

J.K. Rowling Offers Advice to New Writers

Jan 08, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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Most fans and aspiring authors would jump at the chance for J.K. Rowling’s pro tips on writing. Akin to an acting master class, her experience and insight would prove invaluable, and she has indulged with a three-part Q&A segment on her website. She quickly opens with a caveat, however, reminding readers that she herself holds …read more!

Magical Milestones: Celebrating J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter’s Birthdays!

Jul 31, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Today marks the birthdays of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, and to celebrate we’re bringing you a magical timeline of milestone events in the history of Harry Potter, all the way from 1996 to 2018. Throughout the timeline you’ll find interviews with J.K. Rowling, book releases, film premieres, the days we found out Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Time-travelling back to 2005: New J.K. Rowling interview material (Part 1)!

Jul 15, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews,, News

On July 17th 2005, the day after the publication of the Half-Blood Prince, Lev Grossman published a write up of his interview with J.K. Rowling in Time Magazine. On July 13th 2005 Grossman had an extensive, two-hour interview with Rowling but, as he has documented, only a small percentage of what Rowling said in that …read more!

Friday the 13th: Superstition in the Wizarding World

Oct 13, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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It’s Friday the 13th today, but rather than fret about the associated superstition of bad luck, we’re exploring the history of the superstition behind Friday the 13th, and examples of superstitions in Harry Potter. A History of Superstition: Friday the 13th Superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is thought to be rooted in ancient history, stemming from stories such as …read more!

Fantastic Theories: Is There a Real Percival Graves?

Feb 28, 2017

Posted by: Patrick Byrne

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Percival Graves – The man that 50 Shades forgot. One of the greater mysteries to come from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them concerns the mysterious man of MACUSA – Percival Graves. Upon our first viewing of the character, we learn that Graves is a symbol of authority, a man in high places with …read more!

PotterCast #265 – Interview with J.K. Rowling

Jan 01, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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For their latest episode, PotterCast invites you to revisit their complete interview with author J.K. Rowling, following the hysteria of the final Harry Potter book’s release. The original episode may have been recorded just after Deathly Hallows way back in 2007, but it’s well worth another listen given the links to Fantastic Beasts, some of which …read more!

2016: A Magical Year for ‘Potter’ Fans

Dec 31, 2016

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

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For the entire Harry Potter fandom, which refuses to ever lose hope and fizzle out, 2016 has been an incredibly fulfilling year. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two opened in theaters five and a half years ago, it was a bittersweet moment for all of us. To see a series most of us grew up with, whose …read more!

J.K. Rowling Shares a Heartfelt Holiday Message

Dec 24, 2016

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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On this Christmas Eve, J.K. Rowling tweeted a beautiful heartfelt message to her followers about dealing with difficulties during the holiday season. The sentiment seemed to be initiated by the many thoughtful Christmas wishes she has received this year. She shares her gratitude, some empathetic words and a bit of her own history with adversity. Below …read more!

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