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RUMOR: The “Harry Potter” films will be re-released in theaters in 2017

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According to IMDB, the Harry Potter films will be re-released in theaters across the United States on July 7, 2017. We are posting this as a rumor for now, but are reaching out to Warner Bros. for confirmation. Read More »

New video shows steady progress on Wizarding World expansion area in Orlando

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In a new video released by Attractions Magazine, it is clear that the expansion area at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Orlando is growing rapidly. It has been reported by news agencies that the new expansion area (which is still technically "rumored" at this time) will be opening up in the summer of 2014. Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Bonus Lesson 5: “Six Degrees of Harry Potter” is available on your mobile app only

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Join us in this latest Academic Bonus Feature from the world created by author J.K. Rowling as we discuss a course that is offered at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota titled "Six Degrees of Harry Potter" with Professor Cecilia Konchar Farr. Read More »

FINAL CALL: Book your trip to Quidditch World Cup NOW! – Entertainment announced includes Team Starkid, Harry and the Potters, and MORE!

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The final push is on as thousands of fans are vying for the remaining hotel rooms in Kissimmee, Florida for the Quidditch World Cup VI, which is taking place April 13 and 14. If you needed another reason to attend the Quidditch World Cup, we have your reason right here: Read More »

Happy Birthday Fred and George Weasley and April Fool’s Day to all of our fans

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As April Fool's Day 2013 comes to a close, we hope you enjoyed our fun posts - YES! They were ALL fake posts. At this time though, we wish to pay homage to the real pranksters of the Harry Potter world, Gred and Forge Weasley, and wish them a terrific Happy Birthday! Read More »

J.K. Rowling announces a “Potter” related charity project!

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Barely a month after J.K. Rowling announced that she has “no current plans” of writing a book about the Marauders, she announces an AMAZING new charity project - and while it's not a prequel, it IS a Potter spin-off! Read More »

April 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, MuggleNet and MuggleCast Staff members that make the Harry Potter series so successful today. Read More »

Deathly Hallows- Part 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack review

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is not a hard sell for Potter fans. It’s a fan’s duty to pick up each one of the DVDs in the franchise as soon as it’s released. We all know that the films have fantastic replay value, and we all look forward to having a complete set of eight films by the end of this year. It’s worth noting that the DVD sets have changed over the years. As we reported the other day, big special features weren’t included with the DVDs until Prisoner of Azkaban’s release. Over the years the producers have told us that it has become increasingly important to include enticing special features as to provide consumers with a more convincing sell. So it comes as no surprise that the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 set includes many nice features. Easily the most interesting feature is the Maximum Movie Mode, which is an enhanced commentary of sorts. Throughout the movie you’ll see various cast and crew members share interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits, and most of these are aided by great additional visuals. It’s a fun way to watch the movie again because you’re bound to learn new information. One of our favorite ... Read More »

Review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

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The crew over at TT Games bring a touch to the Harry Potter series that previously hasn’t been seen on gaming consoles. While Electronic Arts has created a corporate carbon copy of the movie adaptations, it is evident that you have true Potter fans behind-the-scenes of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Yes, the LEGO games follow the movie storyline closely, but they also pull things from the books that fans of the series can and will appreciate. The biggest difference is the playability of almost every character in the series. The game opens in Little Whinging on a rain-soaked playground. You will need to use both Harry and Dudley to navigate the level before coming face-to-face with several Dementors. A few minutes later you’re flying over London and arriving outside No. 12 Grimmauld Place. And it is here you really begin to see what makes the LEGO games different. Instead of being just a series of cut scenes, you’re presented with a creative challenge: your entire Advance Guard collide just before arrival. You must use Harry and Kingsley Shacklebolt to rescue the other guard members, including Mad-Eye Moody who has become stuck in a fountain. After freeing him, you next have to locate his missing ... Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 19: “The History Hidden Within Harry Potter” is now available to download

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The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 19: 'The History Hidden Within Harry Potter' reflects and compares on the history of the Muggle world as it coincides with and within the Hogwarts Saga. Read More »

Enter the IQA’s Quidditch World Cup Bracket contest and win prizes from the IQA Shop

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This past Saturday, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) held Selection Saturday in which teams were positioned into their respective pools for the upcoming Quidditch World Cup VI event taking place in Kissimmee, Florida April 13 and 14. Read More »

Quidditch World Cup VI Pools are now selected – SnitchCenter weighs in on initial thoughts

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Earlier today, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) performed one of the exciting events of the Quidditch World Cup before the tournament even starts - Selection Saturday. Selection Saturday is the day that all of the teams are placed into their respective pools. Read More »

LIVE Coverage of Selection Saturday to determine Quidditch World Cup Pools starts soon

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You can watch the International Quidditch Association's (IQA) livestream of the pool selection right here or on the IQA's Ustream channel. You will also be able to follow all of the selections on Twitter by following the hashtag #SelectionSaturday, or by following @IQAGameplay for all of the selections. Read More »

Reminder: “Audiofictions” LIVE show tomorrow

Since 2009, the MerMuggles have reveled in sharing stories with you on MuggleNet Fan Fiction's Audiofictions podcast. Tomorrow, for the first time, join Apollonious, Chadadada17, Equinox Chick, theGreatOm, Jessie Lights, and your Audiofictions host, Lupinpatronus, as they tell you a tale . . . LIVE! Read More »

Harry Melling shares his thoughts with MuggleNet on the black comedy “Smack Family Robinson” in an exclusive interview

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During an exclusive interview between MuggleNet's Eric Scull and actor Harry Melling - who portrayed Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter series - Harry shares his recent ventures on the theatrical stage as he describes his new play Smack Family Robinson. Read More »

Help support the teams of Quidditch World Cup VI in their quest to Florida

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MuggleNet is asking all fans of MuggleNet, Muggle Quidditch, and of course Harry Potter to help support the below listed teams as they seek to raise enough funds to travel to Quidditch World Cup VI next month and compete in the most exciting Muggle Quidditch event EVER! Read More »

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” announces next stop on International Tour

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Harry Potter fans in Japan will soon have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard's world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, hosted at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, beginning June 22, 2013. Read More »

“Audiofictions” returns with a Live Webcast this Sunday

MuggleNet Fan Fiction's Audiofictions program is about to bring the magic beyond the books and straight to your screen. This Sunday, March 24, at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST, all of the MerMuggle Readers will be hosting a Hangout on the Audiofictions YouTube channel and you've been invited! Read More »

“The Casual Vacancy” paperback book will have TWO different covers

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Earlier today, we reported that the paperback version of 'The Casual Vacancy' by author J.K. Rowling would be released on July 18 and that it would feature a new cover. NOW, according to the website of Little, Brown Book Group, there is also a new UK book cover art Read More »

J.K. Rowling tweets: “Very happy with today’s news”

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The Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, has just tweeted regarding her feelings of today's vote with British lawmakers for tougher controls of media due to the recent phone-hacking scandal. Read More »