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Emma Watson wins the People’s Choice Award for Best Dramatic Movie Actress

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CONGRATULATIONS, EMMA WATSON, winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress with her portrayal as Sam in the wonderful film Perks of Being a Wallflower. Read More »

Pottermore releases an exclusive Moment with Severus Snape in honor of his birthday

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The Pottermore Insider has just announced a very special and exclusive look at an upcoming Moment from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to mark Professor Severus Snape's birthday today. Read More »

Hermione Granger named best cinema role model

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She may be bossy and slighted school-obsessed, but over the course of the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger transformed into a brave, headstrong, and invaluable friend with a passion for political activism. Now, in a poll by LOVEFiLM, with children's charity Filmclub, Hermione Granger has been voted the best big screen role model. Read More »

Mischief managed: sprinkling a little bit of magic into your online role playing!

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We extend an enchanted invitation to all those fellow Harry Potter believers who wish to experience the magic for themselves. Mischief Managed is a fully immersive magical experience, where the role player can craft and create their very own Hogwarts story. From boarding the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4 the magic begins, onward toward the Castle, a truly amazing 3D replica, which proves you with the opportunity to attend classes, sleep in the dormitories, and eat at your house table. Read More »

Alohomora! Podcast – This Week’s Reading

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Prisoner of Azkaban – Chapters 1-2 It’s here! The Prisoner is on the loose and it’s time to track him down starting with Owl Post and Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake. Harry Potter unleashes his inner nerd as he proves homework can be cool when it’s written in a blanket fort! Medieval Witches were really weird and the Weasleys should never be allowed near Muggle products, of any variety. It’s Harry’s 13th Birthday so prepare yourself for plenty of teenage ranting in the next few books! Hedwig and Errol prove that some owls are better than others whilst Harry finally receives a birthday card and a rather painful present. Not to mention he didn’t get invited on a really cool trip to Egypt. Thanks Ron. To add insult to injury, another Dursley is about to arrive. Aunt Marge, who’s not an aunt but is rather large, is even worse than the other Dursley’s put together and only really shows affection to her bulldogs, much to Petunia’s dismay. Harry attempts to blackmail his uncle into signing a permission slip in his first attempt at Teenage rebellion but even an enthusiastic anecdote about beating won’t help him as things start to FLY out ... Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 16: “Harry Potter and The Magicians with Lev Grossman” is now available for download

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The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 16: "Harry Potter and The Magicians with Lev Grossman" dives into a variety of discussions within the Hogwarts Saga. Join Keith Hawk and John Granger, as we are joined by Lev Grossman, the highly regarded New York Times book critic and author of The Magicians and The Magician King. This week we once again have two brilliant students: Jessica Jordan of Wesleyan University and Jonathan Brown of the University of Southampton in the UK. Read More »

MuggleNet interviews movie star Billy McNamara of “The Trouble With Billy” – a new TV series featuring Muggle Quidditch

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MuggleNet Videos has just completed a new interview with television and movie star William "Billy" McNamara. Billy has been on the big screen with stars like Al Pacino, Ben Stiller, Jodie Foster, Tom Berenger, Ice-T, Jeff Bridges, and so many more. This interview with Billy relates to Billy's new television series called The Trouble with Billy, which will be the very first television show to feature the sport of Muggle Quidditch. Read More »

MuggleSpace is bringing the “Harry Potter” community a challenging contest: Fan fiction!

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Our MuggleNet social network, MuggleSpace, is rolling out a new fan fiction contest this year. Set to take place every other month, this contest asks you to write your own mini-story about the trio, take on what the Marauders did in their free time during their school years, or describe the lives of other, lesser-known characters. Read More »

Emma Watson brings bright bold beauty to new Lancôme “In Love” collection launched today

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Kicking off the 2013 calendar year with a stunning look, Emma Watson shines in the new Lancôme "In Love" collection that was launched today. We previously shared some behind-the-scenes photos of Emma Watson's shoot for this campaign, but in the photo above you can see how stunning the Harry Potter actress looks in the final shot Read More »

Check out this new novel by MuggleNet fan and author Mary Twomey – “Jack and Yani Love Harry Potter”

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When a fan of MuggleNet and the Harry Potter series releases a new book, we become very anxious to read it and review it for our fans. That is exactly what we did with Mary Twomey's fifth novel, Jack and Yani Love Harry Potter. Read More »

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 to the actors, actresses, characters, and MuggleNet staff members who make the Potter series so successful today.

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MuggleNet friend and star Quidditch player earns spot on new TV series “The Trouble With Billy”

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Matt has been cast in a new groundbreaking television series called The Trouble with Billy, which is a comedy loosely based on the life of fallen 90's star Billy Mack. Read More »

“Harry Potter” book series ranks in Best Novels of the 20th and 21st Centuries

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For all of you fantasy book fans, especially those of the Harry Potter series, you will be pleased to know that the Potter series has ranked in the latest list of Best Novels of the 20th and 21st Century by BroadwayWorld.com. Read More »

Video: Dan Radcliffe appears as guest host on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’

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Last Friday, the BBC show Have I Got News for You featured a very special guest host, as Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the comical news program. Read More »

Announcing the Completion of Five Harry Potter Places Travel Guidebooks

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Planning on making a special Potter-filled travel trip throughout the United Kingdom and abroad? Then this travel guide would be perfect for you. Read More »

There is still time to get that perfect last minute Harry Potter gift for you or a friend

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If you thought it was too late to get that last minute gift that was perfect for a Harry Potter friend or family member, it's NOT! We have the perfect solution for you. Read More »

Construction on Wizarding World of Harry Potter begins at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Although there certainly isn't any notable construction pieces, like Hogwarts or Hogsmeade at this point in time, we can now officially announce that construction has indeed begun at Universal Studios Hollywood for another Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Read More »

Quidditch World Cup VI After-Party to be held in the Wizarding World Theme Park

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If you are like the thousands of fans anxious to head to Kissimmee, Florida to watch the Quidditch World Cup VI Tournament next April, then you will be glad to hear that the after party is being held inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios Orlando. Cities around the United States placed bids to host the upcoming QWC, but there might have been one factor that provided the International Quidditch Association a distinct advantage in selecting Kissimmee, Florida – the after party in WWOHP. If you have not made plans to go yet, now is the time to do so. All About Group Travel, the official travel company of the IQA, has some incredible packages already set for this weekend of the magical sport or Muggle Quidditch. Be sure to check out the specials and book your trip today. You can see the full size image of the QWC After-Party right here. Tickets for the after party inside the Wizarding World will go sale in January, so stay tuned for more details right here. Read More »

Looking for an amazing Harry Potter gift yet? How about the Remote Control Kymera Wand?

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Did you ever wish you could have a real magical wand that when you waved it in front of your friends, the television would change channels, or raise the volume, or even pause the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 DVD while you were watching it? Then this is the perfect magic wand for you. Read More »

The 2nd Annual Holiday Giveaway event is in the last days – We recap the first 20 days

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We have completed 19 fun-filled days, a few easy trivia questions (and definitely some hard ones!), all resulting in 20 lucky winners. We have also posted all of the trivia answers on the contest page, so be sure to check them out. Read More »