Author Archives: Eric

“MuggleCast” Episode 279, “Hogwarts, USA,” now available!

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As the North American continent heats up, so too, does "Fantastic Beasts" casting news. With Eddie Redmayne now confirmed in the lead role, and other casting announced, the "MuggleCast" hosts speculate on all things to do with J.K. Rowling's screenwriting breakthrough film. Also of note are recent Twitter revelations from JKR and Robert Galbraith, one of our Hall of Fame episodes turning five years old, and more! Read More »

Tribute to the Magic Tree Bookstore

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Ownership of the Magic Tree, an independent bookstore in the western Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, is changing hands. MuggleNet held two "Harry Potter" book release parties in coordination with the Magic Tree and has compiled stories and details of the Magic Tree's impressive 30-year existence. Read More »

MuggleCast, Episode 278: “Hogwarts Goes Hollywood” now available!

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Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Los Angeles park continues as our MuggleCast hosts eagerly await its completion. An offer is reportedly officially on the table for actor Eddie Redmayne to play Newt Scamander. As usual, there are plenty of J.K. Rowling tweets to sort through, and your hosts wax nostalgic for the first time in a special segment called "Magical Memories." All of that and more on this, episode 278 of MuggleCast. Read More »

“MuggleCast”: Episode 277, “On That Newt…” now available!

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Hot on the heels of new "Fantastic Beasts" casting updates, your "MuggleCast" hosts have assembled, with special guest returning host Matt Britton, to discuss actor Eddie Redmayne, whom "Variety" reports is the "favorite" choice for the role of Newt Scamander. Fun segments and J.K. Rowling Twitter recaps abound in this, the 277th episode of "MuggleCast". Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 131: “Slow Your Roll” – now available!

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MuggleNet’s global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its re-read of the "Harry Potter" series. It's time to return to Dumbledore's office for the second lesson involving the story of Yyoung Tom Riddle! Join Kat, Rosie, Eric, and special guest author Melinda Salisbury as they discuss Dumbledore's actions and meet the future Lord Voldemort for the first time, in a discussion covering Chapter 13 of "Half-Blood Prince", "The Secret Riddle." Read More »

JKR/Galbraith tour: First 15 cities revealed!

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The first 15 cities in J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith's 2016 world tour have been revealed! Now fans all across the world can attend this once-in-a-lifetime event! Read More »

JKR tour update: Now with Robert Galbraith!

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Earlier this morning, MuggleNet exclusively broke the news of a 2016 world signing tour for J.K. Rowling. Now it has been revealed that she will have company - none other than reclusive British author Robert Galbraith! The event will now be a double-billing, unforgettable opportunity to meet both authors, back-to-back. Read More »

MuggleCast: Episode #276 now available!

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It's back! The world's hottest Harry Potter podcast has now returned to regular (monthly) programming. Join Micah, Andrew and Eric for each new episode as they discuss the latest happenings in the Wizarding and Muggle worlds both. This month, returning hosts Laura and Elysa join the guys and offer their opinions as well as their assistance in bringing back some audience-favorite segments from across 10 years of MuggleCast podcast history... Read More »

London calling

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For this editor, "Harry Potter" and London will always be linked. With previous visits in 2004 and 2007, both dedicated exclusively to "Potter" events, I decided that my next trip there would be also. My next visit will be centered around a very special event in April... Read More »

Introducing Leviosa! convention for 2016

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A new "Harry Potter" convention is coming to the Las Vegas area in July 2016. Introducing Leviosa! With programming divided into six diverse tracks, there is sure to be something for each "Harry Potter" fan. Find out more here! Read More »

CC #395: Week of November 23, 2014

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In this week of the Caption Contest, Ron and Hermione pause in a corridor to glance at the Marauder's Map, in search of Harry. What they find there was submitted by you! Read all of last week's winning captions here! Read More »

“MuggleCast” #275: “Quarter Quell” now available!

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It's the end of 2014, and the "MuggleCast" boys (Andrew, Eric, and Micah) with special guest Selina Wilken are here to recap the biggest news stories of the year. While not the biggest year for news, several important indicators point toward an even more exciting 2015. Keeping that in mind, the hosts have a very special announcement on this episode regarding "MuggleCast"'s return to regular programming! Read More »

CC #394: Week of October 19, 2014

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In this week's caption contest image, Professor Flitwick dodges stray spells as he crosses the bridge to the Hogwarts courtyard, while fighting in the Final Battle. Read this week's caption winners here! Read More »

Let it Go

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Let it Go (to the tune of “Let it Go” from Frozen.) Read More »

Putrefaction

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Putrefaction (to the tune of “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones.) Read More »

Complicated

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Complicated (to the tune of “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne.) Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 110: “Enter the Dream Team” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series, Sirius is captured in London, and Harry realizes for the first time that he may need help from the adults. Join Eric, Kristen, Rosie, and special guest author Shelby Bach as they jump “Out of the Fire” in Chapter 32 of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Read More »

CC #393: Week of September 21, 2014

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In this week's caption contest image, Ginny Weasley walks with some trepidation as she crosses the bridge from Hogwarts into the Forbidden Forest. What surprises await in the darkness beyond her? Find out here, with this week's winners! Read More »

“MuggleCast” #274: “Solve for Synopsis” now available!

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The "MuggleCast" boys are back! J.K. Rowling's recent Twitter antics have called your veteran "Harry Potter" podcast hosts out of hiatus to discuss the latest revelations regarding the forthcoming "Fantastic Beasts" film! Join Andrew, Micah, and Eric as they dissect every word (just like old times) of J.K. Rowling's brief Twitter synopsis, as well as explore the implications of Jo's frequent activity and cover some other recent news. Read More »

CC #392: Week of August 31, 2014

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In this week's caption contest, Ron and Hermione seek a weapon powerful enough to destroy a Horcrux, and they find one inside the Chamber of Secrets. Check out all of our winning captions here! Read More »