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All 80 Muggle Quidditch teams are now slated for the Quidditch World Cup in April

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Earlier today in the Southwest Regional Championships, one team claimed the title for the region as well as completed its run as the ONLY undefeated team in the United States for the 2013-2014 season, In addition to the finalists, ten other teams from the Southwest Region earned a spot in the Quidditch World Cup. This promises to be the most exciting and hard-fought Quidditch World Cup yet. MuggleNet's SnitchCenter team will of coursebe in attendance and covering the entire event to bring you all the latest updates. Read More »

David Yates directs new parody video for Robin Hood Tax/Oxfam starring “Potter” actors

Robin Hood

Harry Potter director David Yates directed a new parody film titled "2024: Future News," starring a variety of European actors, including Harry Potter's Rufus Scrimgeour (Bill Nighy) and Fleur Delacour (Clemence Poesy). The short film tells the story of what the future could be like if governments implement the Robin Hood Tax. Both Clemence and David shared their thoughts on this campaign. Read More »

Are you a fan of Quidditch? Travel packages for Quidditch World Cup VII now available

World Cup VII

Quidditch World Cup VII is taking place at the all-new North Mrytle Beach Sports Club Complex in South Carolina. If you are a fan of Harry Potter or a fan of high-action sports in general, this is a venue that you will not want to miss, and All About Group Travel has their fan packages available starting today. Read More »

“Potter” stars doodle for charity auction to benefit Epilepsy Action

john hurt doodle day sketch

National Doodle Day involves a charity auction that comprises doodles drawn by celebrities in order to raise funds and awareness for Epilepsy Action. The event raises money to help support the 600,000 people across the UK with epilepsy. This year, there are several celebrities who appeared in the Harry Potter film series who have drawn for the auction. Read More »

Caution: Harry/Hermione or Ron/Hermione – The shipping wars erupt across the fandom

Harry, Ron, and Hermione

The Sunday Times is today reporting that in an unexpected move J.K. Rowling has reversed her thoughts on a particularly sensitive Potter issue that recently sent waves across the fandom. The story has arisen from an interview between Jo and Emma Watson in this month's Wonderland magazine. The quotes provided by the Times, however, detail more about Jo's writing choices than the disputed topic at hand. Read More »

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling sues “Daily Mail” for libel

JK Rowling

The Daily Mail has recently taken down an online article that was headlined "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered," which was a gross misrepresentation of her comments in the article she wrote for Gingerbread in 2012. Read More »

IQA launches South Regional Championship website

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Quidditch season is gearing up in preparation for the final push to the Quidditch World Cup (QWC), which is slated for April 5 and 6 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This QWC promises to be the best one yet, featuring the top 80 teams from around the world. Read More »

Order your “Harry Potter” Valentine’s Day gifts and cards directly from Hogsmeade Gift Shop

Hogsmeade Station gift shop

It's closing in on that romantic holiday season with Valentine's Day right around the corner. What better way to tell someone how much you care than with some incredible "Harry Potter" Valentine's Day gifts and cards from the Hogsmeade Gift Shop. Read More »

Harry Potter celebration: Warm Butterbeer review

Warm Butterbeer

Upon arriving for my breakfast reservation at the Three Broomsticks yesterday, the hosts informed us that a very special item was being offered off the menu that morning: Warm Butterbeer, a new alternative to the chilled and frozen versions typically available at the park. Read More »

MuggleNet attends special “Harry Potter” cast interviews at Universal Orlando

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As a continuation of the "Celebration of Harry Potter," the cast of the Harry Potter films held a special media only Question and Answer session within Universal Orlando. In attendance for the event were Devon Murray, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Oliver Phelps, and James Phelps. Read More »

“Harry Potter Tribute” tonight will include sampling of all-new warm Butterbeer at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort

Tonight at Universal Orlando, fans who are attending the very special Harry Potter Tribute, as part of the Celebration weekend, will have the honor of sampling the all-new Warm Butterbeer. Read More »

LIVE webcast from Universal Orlando reveals new information from Wizarding World – Diagon Alley

Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

The highly anticipated webcast from Universal Orlando featuring Universal Creative and talent from the film series has just concluded. In this webcast we learned new and exciting information regarding the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley in Orlando, Florida. Read More »

MuggleNet’s construction report: Behind the scenes at Wizarding World – Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley Concept Art

If you were excited to visit Universal Orlando to immerse yourself into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle, you are definitely going to want to see the all-new expansion area Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. MuggleNet had the amazing opportunity to get a tour of the behind-the-scenes construction with Universal Creative to explore this magical new world. Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter celebration has exciting events for all to see

WWOHP Diagon Alley

Universal Orlando has released the schedule of events for this weekend's "A Harry Potter Celebration" event taking place at the Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. Read More »

Roger Lloyd Pack, who portrayed Barty Crouch Sr. in “Harry Potter,” dies at 69

Roger Lloyd Pack

It is with a heavy heart that we report that Roger Lloyd Pack, who portrayed Barty Crouch, Sr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has passed away today at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer. Read More »

Pottermore releases the next installment of “Goblet of Fire” chapters

Goblet of Fire

Today, the interactive Harry Potter companion site, Pottermore, released the next installment of chapters from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Read More »

Quidditch World Cup VII is just around the corner – sign up and volunteer for the best seats on the pitch

World Cup VII

Excited to leave your mark on the biggest quidditch event of the season? Volunteer for Quidditch World Cup VII in North Myrtle Beach, SC on April 5-6! Read More »

Love for Lily

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Professor Snape, Wow, it's been such a long time visiting the magical land. There is always questions that I am curious to ask you whatsoever. Do you think if you love Lily Evans enough you will let her go with James? Because what I have seen from your action is no matter how much you love her you don't think her happiness is a number one priority. If you really love her would it be enough to see her happy with James? Read More »

A fandom project funded by fans of “Harry Potter” gets canceled

Auror's Tale

Back in November of this past year, MuggleNet raised awareness to the fandom about a project titled Auror's Tale. It had so much potential in the beginning but had disappeared from sight, although it was never forgotten. Read More »

Join the IQA staff for a special Open Office Google Hangout TONIGHT!

IQA: Google Hangout

In order to share the International Quidditch Association's upcoming plans and policies with the public, you can join the LIVE Google Hangout Office Hours Session beginning tonight at 7:00 pm EST. Read More »