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You can now get your own custom wand design made by Alivan’s Master Wandmakers

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Alivan's Master Wandmakers has announced that they are now accepting custom wand orders, specifically to include the wood types received, by you, on Pottermore. So gather your thoughts and using your Pottermore wood (or your imagination to pick your own beautiful wood) along with any other design details (the more specific the better), tell them what you want! Read More »

“Harry Potter” fans call Out Warner Bros. on their F grade on human rights

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The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is escalating their concern regarding Warner Bros. relationship to child slavery and serious violations of human rights. On their new website, showusthereport.com, the HPA is calling on Warner Bros. to stop hiding a report regarding the cocoa sourcing for Harry Potter chocolate. Read More »

The Quidditch World Cup is just around the corner – Are you ready?

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The Quidditch World Cup is now less than three months away, and MuggleNet SnitchCenter, along with our partner the International Quidditch Association (IQA), is gearing up for the most amazing Muggle Quidditch tournament in history. But the question remains: Will you be at the Quidditch World Cup with us on April 13 and 14 to watch this brilliant event? Read More »

Vote for Emma Watson, Dame Maggie Smith, and “Woman in Black” for Virgin Media Awards

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Since this is the season for award shows, we have the nominations for the Virgin Media Awards, and there are several Harry Potter-related nominations that you, the fans, can vote for to show your support. Read More »

MISTI-Con announces Wizard Advanced Readiness Test (WART) and shuttle service details

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The Ministry admits that the Dark Lord's second rise to power was partially due to the previous administration's fear of educating the public. Every witch and wizard has the right to study the art of magical self-defense. To encourage a safer wizarding world, we have developed Wizarding Advanced Readiness Training, or WART. Read More »

Ireland to host country’s first Muggle Quidditch intervarsity event next month

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According to a recent article by NUI Galway OÉ Gaillimh, the NUIG will be hosting Ireland's first ever Muggle Quidditch intervarsity event on February 22 and 23 in Galway. According to the article, there will be a Diagon Alley of sorts inside the foyer of Aras na Mac Leinn on the university campus. Guest speakers will be giving talks about the Harry Potter series, and common rooms will be available to gather and discuss the event with other attendees. Read More »

Only a few tickets remain for the Bath Literature Festival headlined by J.K. Rowling

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We reported previously that the Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would be headlining the Bath Literature Festival on Friday, March 8. According to the author's website, there are only a limited number of tickets still remaining. Did you purchase your ticket? Read More »

Special 20% off sale at Harry Potter Shop in honor of Severus Snape’s birthday

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Looking for a great deal on authentic Slytherin merchandise? Now is the time to stock up on your collections in honor of "the bravest man we ever knew" in the Harry Potter series - Severus Snape. Read More »

MuggleNet SnitchCenter update – First LIVE Quidditch match to be televised, Western Cup, QWC update, and more

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A historic event is about to happen in Ohio: The Toledo Firebolts will be playing the Bowling Green State University Quidditch team this Sunday, January 13, and this match will be the FIRST EVER LIVE televised Muggle Quidditch match! Read More »

Travel around the UK and become Mayor of “Harry Potter” on Foursquare

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Are you a member of Foursquare and looking to become the new Harry Potter Mayor? Then check out all of the locations available on this new Potter-centric list based on filming locations used during the production of the Harry Potter film franchise. Read More »

Tickets for Mother’s Day brunch at MISTI-Con now available

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If you are attending MISTI-Con May 9-13 at the Margate Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire, tickets are now available for the Mother's Day brunch on Sunday morning. This event will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Main Events tent. Read More »

Recap of tonight’s People’s Choice Awards – Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, “Perks”, and “Potter”

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The 39th annual People's Choice Awards were held this evening at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As Harry Potter fans, we have had a keen eye on four awards this evening. Read More »

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 »