Good luck in the Muggle world, Laura Reilly!

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s that sad time again, folks. Another member of the MuggleNet family is heading out into the big, scary Muggle world!

Most of the videos that you have enjoyed over the last three years has been made by our resident editor extraordinaire, Laura Reilly. From podcast promotions and our annual holiday greeting, to large events like the MuggleNet Harry Potter Oscars and the fifth anniversary of the Deathly Hallows book release, Laura has done it all beautifully. I mean, really, who DIDN’T sob like a baby while watching the “In Memoriam” video?

Most readers wouldn’t know this unless they’ve visited our staff page recently, but Laura was single-handedly responsible for bringing MuggleNet into the modern age when she pitched the idea of a complete re-design. She started the project by herself in early 2013 by taking every single page, quote, and image and combining them into a slick, mobile friendly layout. Without her, MuggleNet wouldn’t look like or operate the way it does today, and for that we can’t thank you enough, Laura.

Don’t worry, Alohomora! fans – Laura isn’t going anywhere in terms of the podcast! She will continue to host our global reread while pursuing her Muggle dreams of travel and anthropology, all while attending university and getting a triple degree!

The best going away present we could give Laura? Watch her videos, and leave some comments! A sampling of them can be found below and the remainder on the MuggleNet YouTube channel.

On behalf of the entire MuggleNet staff and management, Laura, we thank you for your infinite creativity, endless passion, and all the awesome memories.

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  • crookshanks11

    So sad that Laura’s leaving!! Her videos were amazing 🙁 But I’m glad she’s staying at Alohomora!

  • Silverdoe25

    So glad Laura is staying with Alohomora! I thought maybe this news was the first bad omen that OotP would somehow never get finished!

    • It WILL get done!! ; )

  • hpboy13

    Aw, Laura, you’ll be missed! Good luck.

  • Hedwig

    Yeah, I wouldn’t say that project was a good one. I hate this new layout.