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January birthday reminders – Do you share a birthday with someone from “Potter”?

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We would like to extend a very happy birthday wish to the actors, actresses, characters, and MuggleNet staff members who make the Harry Potter series so successful today. Read More »

AudioFictions’s LIVE holiday party!

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The weather outside is still frightful, so curl up and join the MerMuggle readers from MuggleNet Fan Fiction's AudioFictions podcast for their very first LIVE Holiday Hangout and read aloud! Read More »

THANK YOU for playing the 3rd annual Holiday Advent Giveaway Contest

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WOW. What a fantastic contest this year! We had more entries than ever before, and so many of you sent us some really nice "Thank You" emails along the way, which we truly appreciate. Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter construction update from above – Peek inside Diagon Alley

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Our friends at Attractions Magazine went high in the sky over Universal Orlando today for an aerial view of what we are very anxious to see in its full glory...Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion area. Read More »

The Warner Bros. Harry Potter Shop has exclusive personalized Quidditch jerseys available NOW

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Now you can head out on to the pitch with the Warner Bros. official HarryPotterShop.com new personalized Quidditch jerseys! They're available for all four houses in both youth and adult sizes. Read More »

3-day event to feature a Harry Potter tribute, cast member Q&A’s, wand combat masterclass, Pottermore demonstrations, and more

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Harry Potter film stars Evanna Lynch, James Phelps, and Oliver Phelps are slated to appear at "A Celebration of Harry Potter" – a special event hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment that will celebrate all of Harry's adventures, from the beloved books to the feature films. Read More »

Message from Andrew Slack: Support the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Awesome

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From Andrew Slack, CEO of The Harry Potter Alliance: "Right now we need the exceptional talent and energy of MuggleNet readers at the table for Project for Awesome. Nerdfighters and the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck has become one of our organization's key benefactors, but earning a grant requires the entire HPA community pitching in with votes and social media shares." Read More »

2013 Advent Calendar GIVEAWAY recap of Days 11-15 – are you playing to win?

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We have been amazed by how many people have been entering every day and even more amazed at the diversity of fans from around the world. You all are seriously the best fans ever. Read More »

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is the most reviewed UK attraction this year

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Today TripAdvisor has announced Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is the most reviewed UK attraction in 2013, receiving more than 8,400 reviews. Visitor feedback has been outstanding with 97% rating the attraction as "excellent" or "very good." Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 61: “Rapping Service” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club Alohomora! continues its reread of the Harry Potter series with Chapter 23 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Join hosts Caleb, Noah, Alyssa, and special guest host Logan from the IQA as they discuss "The Yule Ball" and hit the dance floor! Read More »

New video with Stuart Craig from Universal Orlando discussing Wizarding World expansion details

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In a public news release made today at Universal Orlando by Stuart Craig, the production designer for the Harry Potter films, new details were released involving the Hogwarts Express and the Leaky Cauldron restaurant. Read More »

New images coming from Diagon Alley this morning show Grimmauld Place and paint going on King’s Cross

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While we are waiting for some news to come from Universal Orlando today we thought we would share some new images coming out of the theme park this morning thanks to @OrlandoInformer. Read More »

2013 Advent Calendar GIVEAWAY recap of Days 6-10 – are you playing to win?

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This has been an amazing year. We have never received so many entries on a daily basis. We are not even halfway through the giveaway event, so don't give up. Every day we announce ONE special winner. But here is the thing... if you are not playing, you are NOT winning! So enter today and tomorrow and the next day... all the way through Christmas Day! Read More »

ONE DAY ONLY – Flash Sale for Hermione’s replica Time-Turner at Harry Potter Shop

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Don't miss the Flash Sale on Hermione's Time-Turner replica at HarryPotterShop.com -- today only! And take advantage of free shipping on shirts, phone cases, movies, accessories, and more! Read More »

“Potter” stars receive nominations for SAG Awards

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The awards season is just around the corner, and while there aren't any awards for Harry Potter to worry about (outside of our MuggleNet Oscar Awards), we are proud to follow our favorite stars as they achieve success in other roles. Read More »

J.K. Rowling bracelet sells at Sotheby’s for 20,000GBP to benefit Lumos

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Previously, we reported that "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling had created a luxurious bracelet that was set to be sold at Sotheby's to benefit Rowling's charity Lumos. On Tuesday, December 10, the Lumos Maxima charm bracelet sold at Sotheby's London for 20,000GBP in aid of J.K. Rowling's children's charity Lumos. Read More »

WB Studio Tour to extend “Hogwarts in the Snow” by popular demand

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The most magical snowfall of the season took place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter this November when the Hogwarts castle model was covered in a blanket of snow. Demand to see the breathtaking spectacle was phenomenally high, and as a result, the snow won't be melting until February. Read More »

Alivan’s Master Wandmakers holiday wand ornament on sale NOW! HURRY while supplies last

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The Alivan's 2013 magic wand Christmas ornament is now in stock and ready to be hung on your tree (be sure to get it quick... last year's version sold out of 395 pieces in two days!). This is the 10th Anniversary Holiday Edition and of course, is completely handcrafted. Read More »

2013 Advent Calendar GIVEAWAY recap of first five days – are you playing to win?

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We are off to a strong start this year, with fans from all over the world entering our Advent Calendar giveaway, and so far, we have given FIVE (5) lucky winners a fabulous prize. But here is the thing... if you are not playing, you are NOT winning! So enter today and tomorrow and the next day... all the way through Christmas Day! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 26: “Augustana, Harry Potter and the Alchemical Retreat” is NOW available for download

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MuggleNet Academia returns with a new show that focuses on a Harry Potter class taught at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and its associated student retreat to a Hogwarts-esque castle. Read More »