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Halloween progressive fan fiction – come join the fun!

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Calling all writers and lovers of Halloween fan fiction fun! Be sure to join in MuggleNet's Halloween progressive fan fiction! Find out all the details HERE! Read More »

Review: “Harry Potter: The Creature Vault”

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Since back in August, when we learned that Harper Collins would be releasing "Harry Potter: The Creature Vault", the question we have heard most is, "How is this different from "The Creature Shop Compendium" book that I already own?" Well, this reviewer is happy to report, it's very different indeed. Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 107: “One Floo Over, Two Fly Out” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, Alohomora!, continues its reread of the Harry Potter series, so follow them into McGonagall's office as she delves out some useful "Career Advice!" The James Potter and Severus Snape discussions from recent weeks are still quite hot, not unlike the flames of Umbridge's fireplace that Harry travels through in this chapter, while Fred and George plan one last bang. Kat, Eric, Michael and special guest David discuss listener feedback, podcast questions of the week, and all the joy that is Chapter 29 of Order of the Phoenix. Read More »

Enter to win a “Horns” prize pack, book, and much more!

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As you may be aware, Daniel Radcliffe's new film "Horns" is released next week, and to celebrate we've got some FANTASTIC competitions for you! Read More »

FLASH GIVEAWAY! Londoners: Win a pair of tickets to the “Horns” premiere with Daniel Radcliffe!

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It's time for another FLASH GIVEAWAY - this time for you Londoners. You could win one of ten pairs of tickets to attend the "Horns" movie premiere with Daniel Radcliffe! Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Bonnie Wright talks “The Highway is for Gamblers”, “Potter” memories!

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In an exclusive interview with MuggleNet, Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) discusses her new project, "The Highway is for Gamblers", as well as her time in film school, and of course, "Harry Potter". Read More »

UPDATED: Breaking the anagram: What J.K. Rowling said about Newt Scamander

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It all started with a tweet. Read More »

Author Takeover: Whodunnit Harry?

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We are starting a new series here on the MuggleNet Blog – Author Takeovers! In these posts we will get current authors writing children’s, YA and adult literature talking about their experiences with Harry Potter and how it has shaped their view of writing, fandom and the world of literature as a whole. Our first ‘Takeover’ is by Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike, out now in the UK and coming to the US in Spring 2015. You can find out more about Robin at her website Robin-Stevens.co.uk or find her on twitter at @redbreastedbird. Harry Potter the Detective I’m a crime fiction geek. At university, I took a course called ‘Crime Fiction and Empire’, my MA dissertation was on the influence of real Victorian crimes on 1930s Golden Age detective fiction and I am now the author of my very own series of children’s detective novels, the Wells & Wong Mysteries. But long before I became a qualified expert in murder, I’ve believed that the Harry Potter books are part of my favourite genre. I still remember the moment when it first occurred to me. I was ten years old, and I’d just finished reading Harry Potter and ... Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 103: “The Jominator” – now available!

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This week, hosts Eric, Kat, and Michael (who sadly had some tragic technical difficulties and is missing from the show), are joined by Arthur A. Levine Books executive editor Cheryl Klein! Join in the discussion of Chapter 25 of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix": "The Beetle at Bay." Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 99: “Extra Awkward” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", jumps out of bed and into Harry's dreams on this week's episode. Join hosts Kat, Michael, and Eric, along with special guest Lindsay Cummings - author of "The Murder Complex" and "The Balance Keepers" - as they "inspect" Chapter 21 of "Order of the Phoenix", "The Eye of the Snake." Read More »

“What Is Canon?” – Part 1: It’s all in J.K. Rowling’s head

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Since the release of the last "Harry Potter" novel and the invention of Pottermore, there has been a great debate bubbling and brewing within the "Harry Potter" fandom: canon - and what exactly it envelopes. So we decided to argue both sides of the coin, and then let you decide for yourself. Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 97: “The Secret Poet” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series by journeying through "Order of the Phoenix". We are back on the Quidditch pitch this week! Join hosts Laura, Eric, and Rosie and guest host Nicole (author of "The Parable of Harry Potter") as they swerve, dip, dive, and Wronski Feint through Chapter 19, "The Lion & the Serpent"! Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 96: “Back Off, Zacharias” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series by journeying through Chapter 18 of "Order of the Phoenix". MuggleNet journalist and frequent "Alohomora!" commenter Ali Wood joins hosts Caleb, Kat, and Michael to discuss Chapter 18, "Dumbledore's Army." Be careful - they're practicing the Stunning Spell! Read More »

FLASH GIVEAWAY: Win a “Noah” prize pack!

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FLASH (flood) GIVEAWAY! Win a "Noah" promotional prize pack, including a copy of the feature film on Blu-ray! It's 24 hours only, so enter now! Read More »

Want to watch “Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ among the stars? Enter now to win!

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Live in London? Want to spend an evening among the stars with Harry, Hermione, and Ron? Then this is the giveaway for you! Read More »

7 days, 10 shirts: MuggleNet’s TeeFury giveaway!

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Feeling a little left out because you can't make it to LeakyCon in Orlando? Well, never fear, dearest Potterheads - we have a giveaway just for you! Read More »

Win tickets to a “What If” screening near you!

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"What If", Daniel Radcliffe's new movie about a man who falls in love with his best friend, opens nationwide on August 8 - but we are giving 45 fans and a friend the chance to see it BEFORE it opens! Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe in Toronto: “The F Word” premiere!

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This past Monday, July 21 (aptly the seventh anniversary of the "Deathly Hallows" release, but I digress), Daniel Radcliffe was in Toronto, Canada, for the premiere of his new film "The F Word" - or as the rest of the English-speaking world knows it, "What If". Read More »

MuggleNet at LeakyCon: Podcast, panel, and the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER

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It's that time of year again, folks - LeakyCon time! One of the nerdiest, fandomiest (?), electric, RIDICULOUS BEST WEEKENDS of the entire year. This year (if we may brag for a moment), we have gone above and beyond and are bringing LeakyCon goers something, well, magical. Read More »

The most magical “Deathly Hallows” anniversary: MuggleNet looks back

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MuggleNet looks back on the seventh anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". We wanted to share our thoughts, memories, and tears with you. Please share yours with us! Read More »