Author Archives: Kat

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?


We are starting a new series here on MuggleNet - 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". Read More »

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


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!


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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


"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!


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


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 »

24-HOUR GIVEAWAY! Win tickets to Toronto premiere of “The F Word”, starring Daniel Radcliffe!


Here is your chance to win tickets to the EXCLUSIVE Toronto premiere of "The F Word" - Daniel Radcliffe's brand new film! Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 93: “Brilliant, But Stupid” – now available!


Anyone thirsty? MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series by journeying through Chapter 16 of "Order of the Phoenix". Join Laura, Michael, and Rosie, along with guest host and "Alohomora!" editor, Patrick, for a Butterbeer “In the Hog’s Head.” Just be sure to bring your own glass! Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe interview and photos from “What If” pre-screening event in New York City


MuggleNet recently attended a pre-screening event for Daniel Radcliffe's latest film, "What If" (formally "The F Word") in New York City. There was a Q&A with Daniel and his costar Zoe Kazan after the screening, as well as over 60 photos from the event. Read More »

Movie Review: “What If”, starring Daniel Radcliffe

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The taglines of Daniel Radcliffe's new film, What If, reads like someone's diary. But - aren't they true? Who hasn't been in that situation? You meet someone who is so "perfect" for you in so many ways, and they are either attached or unavailable. I think exactly this - the truthful, honest nature of the film - is what makes it total and complete success. Read More »

Fantastical Orlando giveaway – Enter now to win!


Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort opens today, and admit it, you're CRUSHED that you can't be there! What if said you could be there? What would you need? An airline ticket, a rental car, hotel, and a Time-Turner. Well, you're in luck because thanks to our friends at, you can enter to win three out of four of those items! Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: A new look at Pottermore


Recently, I spent some time in London. One of my favorite things was having the opportunity to go to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. Before my friends and I went, however, I, as the resident "Potter" fanatic, insisted that everyone be Sorted through the official Pottermore Sorting. For the first time in a long time, I actually visited Pottermore. I, like a lot of die-hard "Potter" fans, have become a bit disenchanted with the site over time. After a round of new chapters, there was nothing for me to go back for; I had all the new information. As I watched some of my friends explore the site for the first time, struggle with spell casting, and sit through class waiting for potions to mature, the idea popped into my head: What if I went back and explored Pottermore again? And further, what if I went back through it the way it was designed, as a companion to the books? Read More »