Author Archives: Kat

“Alohomora!” Episode 88: “Hats, Houses, and Hem Hems” – now available!


MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series by discussing Chapter 11 of "Order of the Phoenix": "The Sorting Hat's New Song." Join hosts Noah, Kat, and Eric and fan-favorite guest host Micah Tannenbaum as they meet the latest and well, not the greatest, Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. Read More »

The walls come down! New Universal Orlando Resort Diagon Alley pictures


It's nearly time! The walls at London, which hide the magical Diagon Alley, have come down overnight. Muggles still aren't able to walk through the area, but thanks to our friends at "Attractions Magazine", we have a plethora of gorgeous pictures to share with you. ENJOY! Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 87: “The Squirting Scenario” – now available!


MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series by discussing Chapter 10 of "Order of the Phoenix": "Luna Lovegood." Join hosts Kat, Michael, and Laura and fan host Nindy as they discuss the fandom's favorite Ravenclaw and the unfortunate situation involving Cho Chang. Read More »

Alfie Enoch – Collectormania, May 2014


MuggleNet interviews Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas) at Collectormania - Milton Keyes. Read More »

Anna Shaffer – Collectormania, May 2014

Anna Shaffer

MuggleNet interviews Anna Shaffer (Romilda Vane) at Collectormania - Milton Keys. Read More »

Good luck in the Muggle world, Laura Reilly!


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

Harry Melling, Writing, & ‘Peddling’


Interview with Harry Melling on Writing and 'Peddling'. Read More »

Book Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Harry Ron & Hermione

At the risk of sounding too much like a trailer warning for the newest episode of "Law & Order", I would like to preface this discussion by noting that the themes of "It’s Kind of a Funny Story" may be of a more sensitive nature for some people out there. Craig Gilner is a fairly typical American teenager living in New York trying insanely hard to get in to an exclusive upscale high school that will cement his high-powered future career in stone. But upon entry to the illustrious executive pre-professional high school, Craig discovers anxiety any driven young student is likely familiar with, and unfortunately, it overwhelms him to the nth degree. Read More »

‘Alohomora!’ Episode 80: ‘Textual Healing’ – now available!


"Textual Healing" is something that's good for me, Whenever blue tear drops are falling, And my emotional stability is leaving me, There is something I can do, I can get on the telephone and call you up baby, and Honey I know you'll be there to relieve me... Episode 80 of Alohomora! is now available! It's a doozy, folks... Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood anticipated opening date announced!

WWOHP Hollywood

The anticipated opening day for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood has been announced! Read More »

Movie Review: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” DVD/Blu-ray combo pack


The second installation of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, premiered in theaters on December 13, 2013 and has since made over $258 million dollars at the box office. It's an impressive film, the one I prefer of the two, actually. There is said to be hours upon hours of special feature footage out there from the entire process - but you won't find any of it on the April 8th release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Rupert Grint talks shooting “Enemy of Man” and horseback riding!


The promotion train that is "Enemy of Man", starring Rupert Grint, is non-stop as of late! Today, we present to you an exclusive video featuring Rupert - the second from the film's Kickstarter campaign. Read More »

MuggleNet’s TeeFury shirt giveaway!

Magic Spells2

To help launch MuggleNet 3.0, we have teamed up with T-shirt powerhouse TeeFury for a MASSIVE giveaway! Enter to win one of TEN Harry Potter T-shirts in one of the designs below. Winner's choice! Read More »

The Hogwarts Express at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Details revealed!

03_Hagrid at Hogsmeade Station

Back in January, during the "Celebration of Harry Potter" event in Orlando, FL, Harry Potter fans were promised more information “soon” regarding the Diagon Alley expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Tonight, MuggleNet was present in New York City as new information about the Hogwarts Express was revealed, including information on an "immersive experience." Read More »

MuggleNet’s “short” interview with the Reduced Height Theatre Co.


One of our favorite Potter alumni, Mr. Warwick Davis, is currently touring the UK with his brand new venture, the Reduced Height Theatre Co., and its first production, See How They Run! During their stop in Bromley last week, Warwick and a few cast members took some time to sit down with us to discuss the show, stereotypes, and what's up next! Read More »

MuggleNet Character of the Week: Whom will you vote for?

character of the week

Recently we at MuggleNet have been feeling nostalgic. So we decided to feature a game akin to the Wizard of the Month club J.K. Rowling had on her old website. Ours is, simply put, MuggleNet's Character of the Week. Read More »

Movie Review: “Gravity” Blu-ray/DVD combo pack


Alfonso Cuarón has long been one of my favorite directors (I can hear the anti-Cuaronites booing as I type this) and Gravity only cemented that for me. No matter what you think about his choices, story-telling ability, etc., you would have to admit that he is a visionary. It's always clear how passionate Alfonso is, and again, Gravity was obviously no exception. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 5 update: Bob Sledding


Bob Sledding is a fan favorite event of the Wizolympics, usually garnering a crowd so large that Omnioculars are employed just so that visitors can partake in the action. This event has been known in the past for it's cheating scandals, with many teams trying to find a way to magically enchant their sleds to either go faster or to float on the snow. Turkey even tried sneaking in a Robert. Read More »

MuggleNet presents: Wizolympics Sochi 2014


MuggleNet has gained exclusive access to an event that has never been viewed by Muggles before: the Wizolympics! Read More »

MuggleNet presents: Wizolympics Sochi 2014


MuggleNet has gained exclusive access to an event that has never been viewed by Muggles before: the Wizolympics! With the help of the British Minister of Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt, we will be given loads of daily updates from both the Daily Prophet and the Wizarding Wireless Network. Let the Wizolympics begin! Read More »