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UCLA wins Muggle Quidditch Western Cup – Six teams advance to World Cup in April

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Over this past weekend, the Western Cup of Muggle Quidditch was held at Maidu Park in Roseville, California. While seventeen teams from the region came to play only ONE team could call themselves the Western Regional Champion. But the good news is that six teams from the region have earned a spot during the Quidditch World Cup. Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith talks career in acting and life – including “Harry Potter” experience

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Dame Maggie Smith has been acting for 60 years after joining the stage at the age of 21 in the review New Faces of '56 and became a regular performer at the Royal National Theatre during the 1960's. But fans of Harry Potter will never forget her as the Head of Gryffindor House and Deputy Headmistress Professor Minerva McGonagall. Read More »

Founder of MuggleNet – Emerson Spartz – celebrates his 26th birthday today

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In 1999, Emerson launched MuggleNet at the age of 12 as a home-schooled child and has overseen its progression to become the World's No. 1 Harry Potter Fan Site with over 200,000 followers on Twitter and 182,000 on Facebook. After graduating from Notre Dame, he founded Spartz Media alongside his soulmate and wife Gaby. Read More »

Only 2 days remain to bid on Doodles by several “Harry Potter” stars

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Several of the Harry Potter stars have created doodle drawings and are for sale on eBay to benefit the charity Epilepsy Action. Epilepsy Action is the UK's largest epilepsy charity, directly helping 1.1 million people each year. Read More »

New “Harry Potter” book series cover artist Kazu Kibuishi shares his vision

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We reported yesterday that artist/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi has created the next generation of cover illustrations for the Harry Potter paperback books from Scholastic. In this new article, Kazu shares the story of his vision and how he came to be selected by Scholastic for this honor. Read More »

Rupert Grint to star in a new show on the small screen in “Super Clyde”

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Rupert Grint is moving from the big screen to the television screen as he has been cast to play the lead burger-flipper in a fast food restaurant worker who decides to become a super hero in the new CBS comedy pilot series Super Clyde. Read More »

Tom Felton to attend Fan Expo 2013 in Vancouver this April

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Fan Expo Vancouver returns April 20-21, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Coming off an amazing inaugural year with nearly 17,000 attendees, Comicon Hollywood North is taking the celebration of pop culture to a new level in 2013. Last year the fan convention sold out on its first day. Read More »

Scholastic to release new “Harry Potter” paperback covers celebrating 15-year Anniversary

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According to a new article in Publisher's Weekly, Scholastic has hired artist Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the bestselling graphic novel series Amulet, to design and create a new paperback cover for each of the Harry Potter books in celebration of 15-years since the American release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Read More »

Video from J.K. Rowling and her charity “Lumos” as they launch online petition

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Lumos is launching a new initiative and you, the Harry Potter fanbase, can help. They have launched an online petition, which calls on the European Parliament, Council and Commission to ensure that European Union structural funds are used for the transition from institutional to family and community-based services. Read More »

Severus Snape makes short appearance in recent “Simpsons” episode

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During the recent Valentine's Day episode of The Simpsons on network television, the wildly popular Benedict Cumberbatch pulled off two iconic British movie voice-over representations. Read More »

Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne provides insight to Pottermore future in new interview

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Pottermore News provides us an insight into the workings of J.K. Rowling's interactive website, Pottermore, with an exclusive 2-Part interview with CEO Charlie Redmayne. Redmayne took over Pottermore's top position in November 2011 to help launch the site from it's Beta opening in the Summer of 2011. Read More »

Official times of Phelps twins photos and autograph sessions at Harry Potter: The Exhibition released

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MuggleNet was the first to bring you the news of James and Oliver Phelps coming to New York City to attend an event at Harry Potter: The Exhibition. Since that announcement, we discovered that they will be visiting the Discovery Times Square attraction next weekend. Read More »

MuggleNet’s Rebuttal: A reboot of the “Harry Potter” film series? No Thank you!

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Earlier today, Hypable's Staff provided "7 REASONS WE WANT A 'HARRY POTTER' REBOOT" - an article that laid out a foundation of arguments as to why the filmmakers should start all over with another set of Harry Potter films including new actors, directors and writers. Read More »

Muggle Quidditch on the Bayou includes great matches between LSU and Texas University of Austin

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The 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Cup was hosted by Louisiana State University (LSU) this past weekend as fans witnessed some excellent matches by all ten teams participating. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe to make appearance at the “Academy Awards”

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According to an article on Broadway.com, Daniel Radcliffe will be making an appearance at the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. The theme for the Oscar Award show is "Music in Movies." Read More »

The Phelps Twins will be at the Harry Potter: The Exhibition in New York to promote a Special Event

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UPDATE: From Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Big news! We have an exclusive opportunity to meet James and Oliver Phelps, who portrayed the mischievous twins, Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films! Read More »

MISTI-Con’s Romantic Roundup: Price Changes, Keynote News, and more!

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Seven is the most magical of numbers, so the wizards and witches behind MISTI-Con want to remind you that there are only seven days until the price for this incredible fan conference changes. Read More »

J.K. Rowling received philanthropy honors at Beacon Awards last night

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During the 8th Annual Beacon Awards that were held last night at Mansion House in London, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was one of thirty-three individuals to receive an award for philanthropy from the Beacon Fellows. Miss Rowling was honored with a Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy. Read More »

Harry and the Potters wizard wrock band begin 10-day US Tour this Saturday

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The band that put Wizard Wrock on the map will begin an Eastern United States Tour beginning this Saturday, February 9 in Ithaca, New York. Band members Paul and Joe DeGeorge have been selling out concert halls and venues everywhere they go. Read More »

Going to the Quidditch World Cup? Join us for the after party at Universal Orlando

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Just recently, we reported that tickets are now available for the Quidditch World Cup taking place in Kissimmee, Florida on April 13 and 14. If you are planning to attend the event, you can now purchase your tickets for the most memorable after party in a very magical location. Read More »