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Warwick Davis to release mobile game, “PocketWarwick”

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The much beloved Warwick Davis, who portrayed Professor Flitwick & Griphook the goblin, is launching a new mobile game for iOS & Android phones & tablets! The game, which releases in the Apple iTunes store October 25 and GooglePlay in November, is reminiscent of the Tamagotchi games of the mid 90's. Read More »

Win a ticket to see JK Rowling in New York City!

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If you werent't lucky enough to get a ticket - either because of the early on sale or simply because you weren't around at the time - now is your chance! The Alohomora! podcast team has ONE TICKET available - and they're giving it away to you! Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 13: “Return of the Pig” is now available for download!

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The thirteenth episode of Alohomora! is now available for download! Listen in as hosts Noah, Kat, & Laura talk with fan guest, Amanda, and another very special guest also rears its controversial head! This week the hosts cover Chapters 7 & 8 of Chamber of Secrets. You can listen to the show directly in your browser below. Read More »

‘Deathly Hallows Part One & Two’ Ultimate Editions on sale at select Target stores

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The Ultimate Edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2 have long been wondered about. Most recently we reported that Amazon Germany had the pair listed for an October 16 release. Well, if you live in the United States, and have a Target nearby, you may be able to go get them today! Thanks to Twitter follower Matthew R., we have received photographs of the collection, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5, which is actually only one set that contains both movies, unlike Amazon Germany, which shows the movies as separate editions. The box-set contains everything promised from the Ultimate Edition DVD’s, including the collector cards, DVD & Blu Ray versions, an Ultra Violet copy, and the last two installments of the 8-part documentary on the Harry Potter series, “Story” & “Growing Up”. MuggleNet called a few stores in Massachusetts and was told that “select stores will be getting the box-set, and probably only 1-2 copies at most.” These particular Ultimate Editions are not yet listed as being available on Amazon, so at this time it looks like only Target will be carrying the set! Why do you think there was such little ... Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 12: ‘This Book Sucks!’ is now available for download!

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The twelfth episode of Alohomora! is now available for download! Listen in as hosts Caleb, Rosie, & Laura talk with Dan Bergstein, a blogger whose read through (and hilarious commentary!) of the Potter series is something you certainly shouldn’t miss! This week the hosts cover Chapters 5 & 6 of Chamber of Secrets. You can listen to the show directly in your browser below. On the show we discuss… - Episode 11 Recap: Percy’s tank top, Elf apparition, Weasley driving school, Magic suppression, Lazy Ron & Harry- Special Feature Recap: Pottermore, In Depth- PQOTW Responses- Solitary 9 3/4- The Friendly Willow- Hallmark Howlers- Lovely, lying, luscious Lockhart- Bury the babies!- Dumbledore’s lack of judgement- Special Feature: Artifact Inspector - Question of the Week- Download our app!- Alohomora! Promotional Video Catch up with the latest episodes of Alohomora! by subscribing on iTunes (for free) right here!, and keep up to date with all other updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Also, leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287) or message AlohomoraMN on Skype with your comments! Read More »

Emma Watson talks ’50 Shades’ rumors, ‘Perks’ with Ryan Seacrest; win tickets to tonight’s L.A. premiere

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Emma Watson has been popping up everywhere as part of the promotion tour for her latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which will be out in limited release on September 21. Emma spoke this morning with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, and discussed not only how the fans can win tickets to tonight’s premiere and the Toronto Film Festival (where the film received a standing ovation), but the rumor of her starring in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. When Ryan asked Emma (through Nina Dobrev, Emma’s co-star in Perks) about the rumor that she would play Anastasia opposite Ryan Gosling’s (rumored) Christian Grey, she said, “[I] would be far more interested if he were playing Christian Grey.” If you plan on going to tonight’s premiere in Los Angeles and are interested in winning tickets to see the premiere, Emma said fans should “Come to Sunset, hang out, and celebrate the release of the movie…and you can maybe get a ticket! They should come around 6:30. Each cast member will have two tickets to the movie and will be passing them out!” Good luck to everyone attending! You can listen to the whole interview here, ... Read More »

Harry Potter and the Astronomically Priced Box Set

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There’s no doubt that Harry Potter fans are some of the most passionate fans in the world; camping out for book releases, midnight movie premieres, and of course, J.K. Rowling tickets… but are they willing to pay $880 for a set of books? We recently reported that there would be an expanded, more comprehensive edition of Harry Potter Film Wizardry releasing next month, but now Amazon UK is listing a box set that is “Worthy of a vault at Gringotts, this amazing limited edition collection features never-before-published art and text chronicling the making of the Harry Potter films”. It also states that the set will be limited to only 3,000 copies worldwide. Of course expanded, limited editions are always welcome in a Potter fans collection (Wizard’s Collection, anyone?), but this box set has a hefty price tag… 552GBP or approximately $880! It will have seven volumes (five directly related to the filmmaking process), a cloth bound copy of Harry Potter: Page to Screen, and a prop replica of The Monsters Book of Monsters. You can read all about the collection right here, on Amazon UK. What do you think of this new collection? Will you be saving up to purchase ... Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 11: ‘Will Floo for Food’ is now available for download!

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The eleventh episode of Alohomora! is now available for download! Listen in as hosts Kat, Caleb, & Rosie talk with a special very guest host – actor & Quidditch player, Matthew Ziff! This episode they discuss chapters 3 & 4 of Chamber of Secrets - and you won’t believe some of the things they come up with! So come and join the team as they continue through Harry’s second year. You can listen to the show directly in your browser below. On the show we discuss… - Episode 10 Recap: Harry/Big D BFF’s, Synopsis, The Walrus, Horse, & Pig, Animals in Literature- Special Feature Recap: Noah’s Close Read- PQOTW Responses- Lightweight Elf Champion- Flying with Ease- The House Elf Contract- Arthur & The Loophole- Pinch or a Handfull- Plotter’s Reunite!- Special Feature: Pottermore, In Depth- Question of the Week- Download our app!- Alohomora! Promotional Video Catch up with the latest episodes of Alohomora! by subscribing on iTunes (for free) right here!, and keep up to date with all other updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Also, leave us a voicemail at our phone number: 1-206-GO-ALBUS (462-5287) or message AlohomoraMN on Skype with your comments! Read More »

David Thewlis & Warwick Davis casting news; first clip of Evanna Lynch in ‘Sinbad’

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Lots of casting news in the post Potter world today! First up we have David Thewlis, who played the beloved professor Remus Lupin, who has joined an already very impressive cast for the much anticipated sequel, Red 2. He has been cast as a character called “The Frog” who, according to the Hollywood Reporter, is “an information dealer who got his name by poisoning the water supply at the Kremlin using a poisonous Amazonian frog.” Red 2 is set to be released in August 2013. Next up we have fan favorite Warwick Davis who is set to join An Idiot Abroad – Short Way Round, a documentary series about a man with absolutely no interest in travel. Warwick will join the host, Karl Plinkington, for a 5000 mile journey through Europe, India, and China. It features Warwick’s Life’s Too Short castmate Ricky Gervais and can be seen on Sky 1 this November in the UK. Last, but certainly not least, the first clip of Evanna Lynch in the Sky 1 series Sinbad has made it’s debut online. Evanna has a guest spot on the series finale, which airs September 23 in the UK. She plays “Alehna, Taryn’s daughter, who Sinbad ... Read More »

Alohomora! to host LIVE call in show & movie screening to wrap up ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ discussion

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What exactly IS Alohomora!, you ask? Alohomora! is a collaborative project between MuggleNet staff and fans worldwide, to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter one chapter at a time. Basically, a global re-read! MuggleNet staff & Potter fans alike gather every single day on our website and forums, as well as bi-weekly on the podcast, and discuss the series that we all love so! Alohomora! is excited to announce that upon completion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on episode eight (Quirrell, You’re Fired!) we have decided to host a live call in show so that we can talk to every single one of you! We receive hundreds of emails from fans just dying to ask questions, be on the show, and of course – talk in one very long winded breath about Harry Potter! But, we aren’t stopping there! We are asking all of the Alohomora! fans out there to join us on ustream at 10:30AM EDT on Sunday, August 5th for a collaborative screening of Philosopher’s Stone! Via the live webchat you will be able to discuss the movie in context of the books with fans from all over the world! Then, once the screening is complete, ... Read More »

Grab a slice and celebrate the winners of MuggleNet’s cake decorating contest!

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For the past month MuggleNet has been asking you, our faithful visitors, to help celebrate the birthdays of Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter, and J.K. Rowling herself by decorating a birthday cake in their honor. We received 47 entries, and wow, they were amazing; cakes from all over the world, by fans of all age groups, immortalizing the Potter characters & creator that we adore! Read More »

Only 24 hours left to enter MuggleNet’s ‘sweetest’ contest yet!

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The end of July brings many things; Daniel Radcliffe turns 23, Harry & Neville celebrate their 32nd birthdays, J.K. Rowling her 47th, and sadly, the end of our Wizarding World heroes cake decorating contest!

Brought to you in part by Dinah Bucholz, author of the The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, this contest promises to be our "sweetest" yet!

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Have you sent in your Wizarding World hero birthday cake yet? Only one week left to enter!

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Chocolate. Vanilla. Frosting. Fondant. Snitches. Hagrid. What do all these things have in common? They were, at one point, a part of the confectionary celebration surrounding Harry Potter's birthday! Guess what? Now you can be a part of it too! There is only ONE WEEK left to enter our Wizarding World heroes birthday cake decorating contest! Brought to you in part by Dinah Bucholz, author of the The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, this contest promises to be our "sweetest" yet! Read More »

UPDATE: Rupert’s run with the Olympic Torch

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As we recently reported, Harry Potter's very own Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) will be taking part of the symbolic Olympic Torch relay. SnitchSeeker & the BBC are now reporting that Rupert's run will take place on Wednesday, July 25th and will start at Middlesex University. The University is in Barnet, a borough of London located approximately 30 minutes outside of downtown London. Read More »

Jo still dreams about “HRH”; Bonnie, Dan, & Rupert project updates

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The Harry Potter Wizarding Collection official website has released two videos over the past few weeks in anticipation of its release on September 7th. The first, a look at the map of Hogwarts grounds, which is to be included in the set, can be viewed here. The second is from the discussion between J.K. Rowling & screenwriter Steve Kloves. Read More »

Celebrate the wizarding world heroes with MuggleNet’s latest contest

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What "batter" way to celebrate the wizarding world heroes than to team up with Dinah Bucholz, the author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, and bring you our "sweetest" contest to date... Read More »

MuggleNet’s Pottermore Feature of the Week: “The Hogwarts Express”

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After the announcement this morning about Chamber of Secrets coming "very soon" to Pottermore, and a new school year starting (in the virtual world, at least!) it seemed fitting to feature the gorgeous steam engine known as the Hogwarts Express for this week's delve into the wonderful interactive world of Pottermore. Read More »

Alohomora! Episode 5: ‘Check the Gravy, Weasley’ is now available!

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The fifth episode of our new Potter podcast Alohomora! is now available for download. Listen in as MuggleNet hosts Noah, Kat, & Rosie continue the exciting journey through the Harry Potter series. For this episode, the subject of discussion was chapters 11-12 of Philosopher’s Stone. You can listen directly in your browser below. On the show we discuss… – Episode 4 recap: Gamp’s Laws, Wrong Sortings, Halloween, Quidditch Gender Politics, Pinata Harry, & Desk!Pig is finally laid to rest – Special Feature Recap: What If? – PQOTW responses – The befriending troll – A Quidditch History Lesson – Delay in the Curse – Snowballsy Fred & George – Honesty is Hagrid’s best policy! – 50p & The Queen’s Nose – Inherently human Harry Potter – Hagerva? – Special Feature: Artifact Inspection – Mirror of Erised – Question of the Week   Alohomora! is a collaborative project between MuggleNet staff and fans worldwide, to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter one chapter at a time. If you’d like to follow along and catch up with the latest episodes of Alohomora! you can subscribe to us on iTunes (for free) right here! To keep up to date with all other updates from ... Read More »

MuggleNet Fan Fiction Thursday: “Becoming Rita”, AudioFictions, & more!

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This week's MuggleNet Fan Fiction feature not only includes an award nominated story, but a major site update! First, this weeks featured story, Becoming Rita, was most recently nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award for Best General story (read more about the awards, here)! It already has 20 very impressive reviews. The story, written by the accomplished hestiajones, chronicles the life of Rita Skeeter, and how she became the ruthless, albeit infamous, journalist she is today! Read More »

Alohomora! is hiring!

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Are you an amazing audio editor? Do you fancy working on forums? Do your fingers type faster than your brain can listen? Then Alohomora! wants you as part of the team! Read More »