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Nominate the MuggleNet podcast family for the 2013 Podcast Awards!

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The People's Podcast Awards recognizes the best podcasters in the world by allowing the people (listeners and podcasters) to nominate and then vote for their favorite podcast. MuggleNet has been no stranger to these awards in the past, MuggleCast having won three times - in 2006 for People's Choice and in 2008 & 2009 for Best Entertainment. Now, MuggleNet has a large, expanded family of amazing podcasts and is asking you once again to do what you did for MuggleCast by nominating all of our amazing content. Read More »

MuggleNet’s Black Milk Clothing “The Hogwarts Collection”‘ giveaway comes to an end – and the winners are…

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For the last two weeks, fans of Harry Potter have been entering our Black Milk Clothing "The Hogwarts Collection" giveaway in droves! Fourteen days, and over 81,000 entries later, we are happy to announce our incredibly lucky winners! Read More »

Giveaway: MuggleNet’s ‘The Hogwarts Collection’ by Black Milk Clothing

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Enter to win one of FIVE $100 gift certificate for the Black Milk Clothing: The Hogwarts Collection! Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley promotional image leaked

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A new image, supposedly part of the new promotional materials for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, has been leaked. Read More »

Book review: “The Chaos of Stars” by Kiersten White

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"The Chaos of Stars" is a story about a very special girl with a very screwed up family. Isadora is an ordinary girl born into extraordinary circumstances. Her life gets flipped, turned upside down (whoa...Fresh Prince moment right there...), after she finds out that she is not immortal. How could she be? The human child of Egyptian gods - seems a bit unfair. Read More »

What do leading Potter fandom figures and cast think about Fantastic Beasts?

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It has been six days since J.K. Rowling broke the news that shocked the entire Harry Potter fandom - she was going to be writing a screenplay for a brand new Warner Brothers film series based in the wizarding world! Clearly, we are very excited about the news, so we decided to reach out to some of our friends, fandom icons, and Harry Potter cast members - Joe Moses, Rohan Gotobed, Hank Green, and Will Dunn - to get their reactions. Read More »

MuggleNet’s “Fantastic Beasts” podcast recap

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It seems like much longer than just 48 hours since J.K. Rowling dropped a bomb on the Harry Potter fandom and announced that she was writing the screenplay(s) for a new film series based in the wizarding world. MuggleNet responded immediately and within six hours had over three hours of very different discussion on the news. Read More »

MuggleNet’s “The Hogwarts Collection” by Black Milk Clothing giveaway

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MuggleNet has teamed up with Black Milk Clothing to bring you one of our biggest giveaways to date! The innovative brand from Australia recently launched "The Hogwarts Collection" to amazing reviews and fan demand. Read More »

RUMOR CONTROL: Rumors of 8th “Potter” novel are FALSE

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An April Fool is someone defined as "a person who is the victim of a trick or hoax on April 1" - but what about when the fooling happens over five months later? Read More »

Emma Watson confirmed to star in “Your Voice In My Head”!

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It has been confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter, once and for all, that Emma Watson will play the lead role in Your Voice in My Head. Read More »

Movie review: “The Great Gatsby” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

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When I found out that they were finally adapting one of my favorite books of all time into a movie - I will admit, I was really excited. Then I found out that Leonardo, then Tobey, then Carey, was to be in the film, and my heart skipped a beat. 2 1/2 of my favorite actors ever (Tobey is the half). Then it got delayed. Several times, if I recall. But finally, finally, a trailer came out. Read More »

J.K. Rowling on Good Morning America: “He is the one I miss the most”

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This morning Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling appeared in a special video message which aired on American national program Good Morning America. Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 41: ‘Kinda Purpley’ – now available!

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Alohomora! - our Harry Potter global re-read podcast – has reached Chapter 4 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Listen along with hosts Kat, Laura, Rosie, and fan guest, transcriber, and MuggleNet Social Media Manager Alexandra, as they laugh their way through ‘Back to the Burrow’. On Episode 41 we discuss… → Episode 40 Recap: Delusional Dursleys; Muggleborns and Magical Holidays; Attitudes to and from teachers; Sucky Seventh Grade → PQOTW Responses → Keeping up Appearances → How much magical contact has Petunia had? → Talented Twins → Question of the Week → Check out the Alohomora! Store To listen to the show, merely click the player above. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes. For more information about the podcast and to find out how to be on the show, check out our Be On The Show page. Don’t forget to leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287)! Skype users can also send us a message to username AlohomoraMN. Read More »

New image of David Bradley in “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Special!

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As we previously reported, David Bradley, who portrayed Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, is to appear in the 50th anniversary special of the beloved BBC show Doctor Who. Today we got our first glimpse of Bradley in his role of William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor. Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 38: ‘So Many Riddles’ – now available!

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It’s finally here – our first episode analyzing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Join hosts Noah, Eric, & Rosie with fan guest Alyssa, as the explore ‘The Riddle House’ – one of the only chapters in the series that doesn’t include Harry. On Episode 38 we discuss… → We start Goblet of Fire! → First Impressions → Comparing Synopses → Jo’s favorite tarot card → Can Muggles feel the magic in the Riddle house? → Voldy the Papoose baby → Question of the Week → Check out the Alohomora! Store To listen to the show, merely click the player above. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes. For more information about the podcast and to find out how to be on the show, check out our Podcast page. Don’t forget to leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287)! Skype users can also send us a message to username AlohomoraMN. Read More »

Joe Moses on StarKid, LA, pandas, and JMOMS

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Joe Moses (who plays the Potions Master in the StarKid productions) took some time out of his very busy schedule to chat with MuggleNet's Kat Miller and Laura Reilly this afternoon about his upcoming tour - The Joe Moses Showses. Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 35: ‘The Adventures of Silverpaw’ – now available!

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Another episode – another book complete! This week hosts Kat, Noah, Rosie, & Laura wrap up Prisoner of Azkaban in a way that only Alohomora! can – by laughing at gorgeous book covers. On Episode 35 we discuss… → Episode 34 Recap: Sad Lupin; Owl Post, yet again; Albus the Omniscient; Trelawney’s use; Guilty until proven innocent; Breaking it to Molly → PQOTW Responses → Book Stats & Awards → International Book Covers → LeakyCon Fun → Join us for the global movie watch! → Check out the Alohomora! Store To listen to the show, merely click the player above. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes. For more information about the podcast and to find out how to be on the show, check out our Podcast page. Don’t forget to leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287)! Skype users can also send us a message to username AlohomoraMN. Read More »

Which “Potter” star should be the 12th Doctor?

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Doctor Who, for those of you that have been living under a rock, premiered in 1963 and was rebooted in 2005. The Doctor, most recently played by David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.) & Matt Smith, travels through space and time in his TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), aiding fellow aliens and humans alike. Recently, fans from all over the world learned that Matt Smith, the beloved 11th Doctor, has decided to regenerate (leave the show) this coming Christmas. So who should replace him? According to one UK Bookmaker, Rupert Grint. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe “The Cripple of Inishmaan” rehearsal photos & full cast revealed

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Almost exactly a year ago we first announced that Daniel Radcliffe would return to stage in the summer of 2013 in The Cripple of Inishmaan. Today we present some of the first rehearsal photos of the production, by photographer Marc Brenner. Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 33: ‘The Holey One’ – Now Available!

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Alohomora! continues its global re-read of the Harry Potter series led by fans and MuggleNet staff. Join hosts Kat, Eric, & Laura – with special guest Jeanna Marie from Hogwarts Radio – as they delve into the longest chapter in Prisoner of Azkaban, #21, Hermione’s Secret. On Episode 33 we discuss… → Episode 32 Recap: Harry’s home, Dementor meals, Hermione’s fault → PQOTW Responses → Why is there no time? → It’s a family thing → Disappointing namesake → Question of the Week → Check out the Alohomora! Store To listen to the show, merely click the player above. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes. For more information about the podcast and to find out how to be on the show, check out our Podcast page. Don’t forget to leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287)! Skype users can also send us a message to username AlohomoraMN. Read More »