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Metaphorical Potions

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Professor Snape, I (obviously) have a question that I believe you have the answer to. If, metaphorically speaking, you wished to get rid of a rather annoying teacher (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart for example), what would be the best potion or poison to either disable or kill (I'd be perfectly happy with the latter!) them so that one does not have to endure his incessant ability to incite blood-lust in even the most... Read More »

Music Never Lies

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Dear Professor Snape, With all my respect, I think that Professor Dumbledore used and abused you (and maybe Harry) and was very selfish when he asked you to kill him. I know you promised him loyalty, but how do you feel about it? Or do you think I'm wrong with that point of view? Read More »

Casting Call for BBC and HBO’s “The Casual Vacancy” television series has commenced

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Casting Director Lucy Bevan ("Pirates of The Caribbean," "Nanny McPhee Returns," "Snow White and the Huntsman") is searching for young actors to play a number of roles in new BBC and HBO television series, "The Casual Vacancy," based on a novel by JK ROWLING. Read More »

You’re so COLD!

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Dear Severus Snape Could you tell me how are you so cold!?! Stupefy Read More »

Wand Week casts a spell on Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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By popular demand, Wand Week will return to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter this May, and visitors will be invited to delve into the world of wandmaking and wizarding duels. Read More »

Southwest DOMINATES at Quidditch World Cup VII – UT flies to championship

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Want to learn how to play a dominant game of Muggle Quidditch? Then look no further than the Southwest Region, which has have displayed an incredible presence at this past weekend's Quidditch World Cup VII in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's brand new sports complex. Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition slated for second European tour stop

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As the tour for Harry Potter: The Exhibition continues its journey around the world, the next stop has been announced. After a successful journey in Sweden, the exhibition will be making its way to... Read More »

Soon to be Seventh Year

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I often feel as though the wonder and excitement I experienced throughout my childhood is slipping away as I age. As such an experienced and (excuse me if this is rude) old man, have you had this feeling in your life? How can I hold on to my excitement and fascination with life? Read More »

Weak Bound

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What do you think is the true definition of bravery? Is there such thing as a weak person even if they have absolutely no strengths? Read More »

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection comprehensive Blu-ray/DVD collection AVAILABLE for pre-order NOW!

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The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection that was released in 2012 included a detailed and comprehensive look into the wizarding world through the most successful film franchise in history. The collection sold more than 30,000 sets and is now completely SOLD OUT! Now, the next generation of the Harry Potter DVD Collection is here! Read More »

Rowling releases PART 2 of the ALL-NEW Quidditch World Cup information on Pottermore

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Last week, author J.K. Rowling released Part 1 of her special Quidditch World Cup segment on Pottermore as part of a reward for her request of fans to to show support using the hashtag #wizards4scotlandrugby on Twitter. Today, she has released Part 2. The first part of the new content provided historical background on the fictional Quidditch World Cup tournament with some memorable (and NOT so memorable) moments from the past championships. Read More »

WB Shop announces a rare sale on a VERY special item – Hogwarts Castle replica

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It is a rare thing to find a truly magnificent product on sale, but the WB Shop has just placed the Hogwarts Castle replica from Warner Bros. on sale for a VERY short time. Grab it while you can! Read More »

The current IQA set to become US Quidditch ONLY – new IQA will be true International Quidditch Association this summer

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The current International Quidditch Association is a United States non-profit organization established in 2010 with the purpose of fostering the growth of the magical sport of Quidditch around the world. However, while the growth of Quidditch in the United States has been rapid and powerful, the international growth has struggled. Read More »

The magic continues – A new children’s edition of the “Harry Potter” books set to be released by Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury Children's Books are to reinvent the children's hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. Read More »

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

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Professor Flitwick, What does it take to be a Ravenclaw? The sorting hat described Ravenclaw students as intelligent people who are eager to learn. What happens if you only fit part of the description? For instance you are eager to learn and understand the importance of education but you don't share the extreme intelligence that other Ravenclaws have. Is Ravenclaw a place where students are eager to learn and take school seriously or is it a place where intelligent and sharp minded people study? Inquisitive Ravenclaw Read More »

Quidditch madness! Enter the Quidditch World Cup’s bracket challenge contest!

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You know about March Madness- but this year, bracketology combines with the IQA World Cup! The International Quidditch Association has released its bracket challenge with the teams participating in the Quidditch World Cup VII, which takes place on April 5 and 6 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you are one of the top three entrants to correctly predict the World Cup bracket you will win! Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley launches new ad campaign

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Today, Universal Orlando Resort launches a series of new national commercials for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – offering viewers a sneak peek into the magical world that awaits them at the widely anticipated themed land. Luckily two of the ads can now be previewed. Read More »

Sign up NOW for a Summer online course from the Mythgard Institute – “Taking Harry Seriously”

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MuggleNet Academia has been showcasing examples of why the literature of Harry Potter from author J.K. Rowling should be taken seriously in the academic circles. Now, you, the Harry Potter fan, have a unique opportunity to take an online collegiate level course this summer from Dr. Amy Sturgis of the Mythgard Institute. Sign up for this course now and dive deep into the literature of Harry Potter. Read More »

Rowling releases ALL-NEW magical information about Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore – PART 1

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Recently, author J.K. Rowling challenged us all on Twitter to use the hashtag #wizards4scotlandrugby in order to receive a special reward on Pottermore. We did as she requested and were given a wonderful reward: the history of the Quidditch World Cup – Part 1. Rowling has now shared with us the rules and regulations of the tournament and how it is governed by the International Confederation of Wizards’ Quidditch Committee. She also shared the structure of the tournamnet, the history of the games, and even some of the more unusual and controversial entries in the rulebook. For example, here is the entry on an unusual event that occurred in 1809 between Romania and New Spain: “The ghastly climax of the 1809 final between Romania and New Spain (what is now known as Mexico) has gone down in wizarding history as the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player. Niko Nenad’s teammates had become so concerned by his ferocious outbursts during the quarter- and semi-finals that they tried to persuade their manager to substitute him for the final, advice that was sadly ignored by the ambitious old wizard. After the game, Nenad’s teammate Ivan Popa (winner of an ... Read More »

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to launch new television ad – We have it HERE!

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter has created a brand new advertisement that will begin to air on televisions in the UK beginning this Saturday. Fans can also watch an extended version of the advertisement. Tell us what you think of the advertisement. Read More »