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Universal Orlando announces Wizarding World expansion is a reality and will open in 2014

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After months and months of waiting and speculating, the time has come: Universal Orlando and Warner Bros. Entertainment has OFFICIALLY announced the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley expansion and added that the park will in fact open in 2014. We were anxiously awaiting for this breaking news as we reported weeks ago, we had inside information that the news was coming soon. So without further ado, here are the details: Read More »

Book your Potter-filled trip this year with one of the amazing HP Fan Trips packages

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HP Fan Trips™ still has space available for you to book one of the ULTIMATE Harry Potter-filled travel packages throughout the UK this summer and fall. No matter which tour you choose, HP Fan Trips™ gives you a "muggle backstage pass" to travel through time and discover the world of Harry Potter. You will be delighted with exclusive fan experiences that will make this one of the most memorable trips you'll ever take. Read More »

May 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 that make the Harry Potter series so successful today. Read More »

LeakyCon announces confirmed guests to both Portland and London conventions this summer

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In a recent barage of tweets and announcements, we are pleased to echo the excitement of LeakyCon staff as they have just announced the guests that are confirmed to date for the LeakyCon Portland convention taking place June 27 to 30 at the American Pacific Northwest, and LeakyCon London, which takes place August 8 to 11 at the Grand Connaught Rooms. Read More »

MuggleNet Academia’s 1-Year Anniversary Spectacular Show is now available

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WOW....Time flies by when you are having fun! This is our 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR SHOW as we celebrate not only one year of incredibly rich and educational lessons, but also our 20th amazing show. Join us as we welcome back many of the special guests from the last year as we continue the topics we recorded with some additional materials you may have missed. Read More »

Enjoy this great video for a unique look at the recent Quidditch World Cup with Sarah Sekula

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Sarah Sekula, a freelance journalist from Orlando, Florida shares a unique look at this past Quidditch World Cup, complete with fans in costume, an explanation of the sport of Muggle Quidditch, and even a snitchwich from Harry and the Potters founder Joe DeGeorge. Read More »

MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s Audiofictions: Episode 168 – “Business Partners”

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The MerMuggles are here with another exciting episode of Audiofictions, with new stories and a wrap on the previous episode's chaptered tale. Meanwhile, it's a full day out for Hugo Weasley at Uncle George's joke shop; Hermione may need to think twice about babysitters. Read More »

Full report on the Royals’ visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter today

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We have been reporting on the Royal visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter all day today and sharing images as they came in. Here are some additional photos as well as a full recap as provided by Warner Bros. Read More »

The Royals visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter today

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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, along with Prince Harry, were at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter for the official inauguration. Before they set out on the tour, the Duke gave a wonderful speech. Read More »

Sign your child up for “Harry Potter” camp this summer

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If you are looking for a new summer camp experience for your child, then we might have an answer for you. The Cranbrook Institute of Science will be bringing their successful Harry Potter camp back again from last year. Read More »

Pottermore to announce 3rd House Cup on Thursday

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According to a recent tweet from Pottermore, the house points will be concealed tomorrow and then on Thursday, the third Pottermore House Cup winner will be announced. Read More »

Camp 9 3/4 registrations are now open!

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Camp 9 3/4 is an incredibly unique Harry Potter conference coming to Texas this October. This Columbus Day weekend, fans will come together for five days of Quidditch, workshops, debates, discussions, firewhiskey, bonfires, smores, nightly wizard rock concerts, movies under the stars, and so much more. Read More »

Three weeks until MISTI-Con: sign-ups, meet & greets, and more news!

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There are less than three weeks until MISTI-Con, the Harry Potter experience coming to Laconia, New Hampshire on May 9-13. MISTI-Con, an event you won't want to miss, includes a Tri-wizard style challenge, a masquerade ball, and actors from Harry Potter *and* Doctor Who! Read More »

MuggleNet SnitchCenter recaps this past weekend at the Quidditch World Cup

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For those of you who were lucky enough to be able to attend Quidditch World Cup VI in Kissimmee, Florida this past weekend, you are no doubt still talking about how amazing the whole event was. For those unable to attend, this article will only be able to touch on a few of the moments as we just hope to encourage you to attend Quidditch World Cup VII wherever it may be held next April. Read More »

Quidditch team at VCU launches challenge to Late Night Show host Jimmy Fallon

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Last Thursday night on the television show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon informed the audience that the Quidditch World Cup would be held in Florida followed by a few satirical snaps at the players and fans. You can watch his skit right here at the 1:36 mark. Well Mr. Kimmel, we have a challenge for you: Read More »

Jessie Cave to appear at SOHO Theatre this May in new show “Jessie Cave: Bookworm”

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Actress Jessie Cave - who portrayed Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films - will make an appearance at the SOHO Theater for her new show titled Jessie Cave: Bookworm on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18 only. Read More »

Animal actors to appear at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

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This May, animal actors from the Harry Potter film series will make a special appearance at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. This event will highlight the talented training teams that helped create the performances of the 250+ live animals that appeared across all eight films. Read More »

MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s Audiofictions: Episode 167 – “Time Trouble”

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The MerMuggles are welcoming spring with a whole new batch of stories for your listening pleasure, starting with this latest episode of Audiofictions. This week, their telling tales of secret thoughts and heroic portraits, all while Hermione comes face to face with the consequences of time travel . . . and Sir Cadogan. Read More »

Quidditch World Cup starts Saturday – Sunday’s games will be broadcast on web

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The Quidditch World Cup is ready to roll, with 80 teams (60 Division 1, and 20 Division 2) set to battle it out and find out what squad will be the first team other than Middlebury College to be crowned Quidditch World Champion. Read More »

Dan Radcliffe among mourners at Richard Griffiths funeral yesterday

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The funeral for beloved actor Richard Griffiths was held yesterday at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon and included 300 mourners paying their respects to the 65-year old actor who portrayed Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, among many other stage and film characters. Read More »