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UPDATED: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” to be adapted by BBC

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J.K. Rowling has just announced via Twitter that the first Cormoran Strike novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling", written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be adapted as a TV drama on BBC One! Read More »

MuggleNet and TeeFury are proud to bring you the 9¾ Collection!

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MuggleNet is proud to partner with TeeFury to bring you the 9¾ Collection, a selection of awesome "Harry Potter" T-shirts curated by the MuggleNet staff. We pored over designs and have chosen our very favorites to add to this collection, available for a limited time from December 8 to December 15! Read More »

J.K. Rowling hosts charity conference, meets with girl helped by Lumos

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, has helped nearly 12,000 children move out of institutions and be reunited with their families or communities over the last five years. Last week, during a conference she hosted for government officials in London, Rowling was able to meet one of the children she's helped face to face. Read More »

Rupert Grint to exit “It’s Only a Play”

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We reported earlier this month that Rupert Grint's debut Broadway show, "It's Only a Play", would be extending its run through the end of March. While it was initially reported that only Nathan Lane would be leaving the production after its extension, it has now been announced that Rupert Grint and co-star Megan Mullally will be exiting the show as well. Read More »

J.K. Rowling has completed the script for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

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Buried in a recent "Telegraph" interview with "Potter" producer David Heyman is some exciting news for "Harry Potter" fans - the script for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is complete. Read More »

Book Review: “The Squickerwonkers” by Evangeline Lilly

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The world may know Evangeline Lilly from her work as Kate in "Lost" or Tauriel in The "Hobbit" trilogy, but the actress has long harbored aspirations as an author, and "The Squickerwonkers" is her first published work. Read More »

“Horns” to be released on Blu-ray January 2015

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Although Daniel Radcliffe's latest film "Horns" only opened in theaters last month, there are already plans in place for the film's Blu-ray release. Read More »

Rupert Grint’s “It’s Only a Play” extends Broadway run

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For the past few months, Rupert Grint's Broadway debut "It's Only a Play" has been breaking records and pulling in rave reviews. Since the play's opening night, Grint's turn as neurotic director Frank Finger has delighted fans, and now the show's run has been extended! Read More »

“The truth is I’m happy to do my job for free” — Emma Watson talks “Colonia”

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Last week we got our first glimpse of Emma Watson in her role as Lena in her upcoming film "Colonia", and recently she spoke to the "Luxemburger Wort" about the role. Read More »

Book Review: “Tomboy” by Liz Prince

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In Liz Prince's graphic memoir "Tomboy", she recounts her experiences growing up as a girl who didn't fit into what society expected of her, and I absolutely loved it. Read More »

First look at Emma Watson as Lena in “Colonia”!

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It's been just under a month since it was announced that Emma Watson would star in "Colonia", a period political thriller, and we now have the first still of her in the film! Read More »

J.K. Rowling to release new story on Halloween!

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As part of Pottermore's Trick or Treat Celebration leading up to Halloween, it has been revealed that J.K. Rowling will release a new 1,700-word story! Read More »

Book Review: “Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis” by Alexis Coe

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It's unusual for a nonfiction book for teens to sound so riveting from the get-go: Alice and Freda were two nineteenth-century teenagers who happened to be in love. When the standards of the day kept them apart, perhaps not unexpectedly, Alice murdered Freda. I mean, come on. That's a story that begs to be told, and I'm surprised that Alexis Coe's account of their relationship, Freda's demise, and the resulting trial is the first I've ever heard of it. Read More »

Book Review: “Blue Lily, Lily Blue” by Maggie Stiefvater

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The long-awaitws third installment of Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle has arrived, and I can guarantee it was worth the wait! Read More »

The Georgian House in London unveils “Potter”-themed rooms!

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While the WB Studio Tour and Universal Theme Parks are all well and good, many fans have long desired the chance to stay at Hogwarts itself. For those of you who won't be satisfied until you've slept in a four-poster just like Harry's, you've got to check out the Georgian House Hotel's "Harry Potter" suite! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith officially joins Order of the Companions of Honour

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We posted back in June that Dame Maggie Smith had been chosen by the Queen to join the Order of the Companions of Honour, which recognizes outstanding achievements in the arts, sciences, and politics, and now she has been officially presented with the award by the Queen! Read More »

John Green to match donations for the HPA’s equality campaign!

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The Harry Potter Alliance's 2014-2015 Equality FTW campaign kicked off last month and has already raised over $60,000. To help further the HPA's mission, author John Green has offered to match donations through Friday, October 17, up to $10,000. Read More »

The best NYCC ever: Highlights from 2014

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New York Comic Con has come and gone again, and this year was better than ever! The convention implemented badge scanning for all entering and exiting attendants in 2013, making it far more difficult for counterfeiters to make it inside the Javits Center, and this year was the most navigable the convention has been since I first started attending in 2010. Don’t get me wrong, there were still over 150,000 people there—meaning NYCC has surpassed SDCC in attendance once and for all—but there was room to move around and take in a lot of what the convention had to offer. Here are the five best things from NYCC 2014! Read More »

Cosplay, comics, and more: A NYCC 2014 gallery

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There was tons of great cosplay and more to be seen at this years New York Comic Con! Check out our gallery of some of our favorite photos! Read More »

A Potterhead’s guide to NYCC 2014

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New York Comic Con is just around the corner, and if you haven't started planning your schedule yet - and trust me, you'll need to! - MuggleNet is here to help you out! Read More »