Author Archives: Keith

Updated: Coverage of the grand opening at Universal Studios Japan commences with a special report


MuggleNet's special corespondent from Japan, Jay Mohri, attended a special preview engagement on Monday night to begin the celebration of the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. Read More »

Special video interview: MuggleNet talks with star and “Potter” fan Jim Curry from the upcoming fantasy show “The Quest” on ABC


"The Quest" is a new hit reality show set to air on July 31, 2014, on ABC. One of the contestants, called Paladins, is MuggleNet fan and Quidditch star from the University of Arkansas, Jim Curry. MuggleNet's Keith Hawk discusses the fandom and the show in this new interview complete with clips from the upcoming show. Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley now open at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley today, July 8, at Universal Studios Florida.

This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks, and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members welcomed thousands of excited guests as they entered the all-new spectacularly themed land for the very first time. Read More »

OWLS: Overall test results and winner recap


The Ministry of Magic Wizarding Examinations Authority has completed grading and verifying all of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams, or OWLs, taken over the past two weeks. To see the test results and the winner of the Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop Prize Package, read the article here! Read More »

Potterhead Monique shares her “Potter”-filled bridal shower


MuggleNet places a lot of focus on the fans of the "Harry Potter" series throughout our website. It is a place to share stories and ideas as well as keep up with the latest happenings in the wizarding world. Today, we share one of those special stories of "Potter"-themed weddings with Monique's unique bridal shower. Check it out! Read More »

Silence in the Great Hall – OWL exams are still in progress

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Have you taken your MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations, yet? Many of you have, and your knowledge of the wizarding world is at an all-time high! Check out the prize one lucky person will win for passing an OWL exam, and listen to the new commercial from "AudioFictions" right here! Read More »

Quiet in the Great Hall! Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations (OWLs) are now in progress!

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QUIET IN THE GREAT HALL! Testing is in progress as the MuggleNet OWLs are here! Challenge yourself in your knowledge of the "Harry Potter" series with these exams and enter for a chance to win a fabulous gift set from the Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop! Good luck to all! Read More »

Cauldron Cake Pops added to Madam Rosemerta’s Recipes


Looking for a new and creative recipe to express your love of Harry Potter at a party? Check out this new recipe in Madam Rosmerta's Recipe Section! Read More »

Makers of “The Greater Good” want to bring Marauders to life in new fan film


Have you seen the fan-produced film "The Greater Good"? The creators are now looking to make a new short film called "Severus Snape and the Marauders". Check out their Facebook and Tumblr pages here for more information. Read More »

Support the US Quidditch team for the 2014 Global Games


Support the US Quidditch team for the 2014 Global Games in Burnaby, Canada, on July 19 with the purchase of one of these fine custom Quidditch jerseys from Row West. For all the details, click here! Read More »

The MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations are only days away – are you ready?


Have you been studying the "Harry Potter" series for years and want to find out just how much you know? Do you think you are the most knowledgable "Potter" fan in the world? The time to prove yourself is coming soon! Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens today at Nya Parken, Norrköping, Sweden


Last night the Phelps twins were in Norrköping, Sweden, to open the next stop on Harry Potter: The Exhibition's International tour. Read all about it here! Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 28: ‘The Politics of Harry Potter’ is now available to Download


MuggleNet Academia is back with a head-first slide in to the realm of Politics within the Harry Potter series. Want to know how Rowling feels about government and how she portrays the characters? Then check out the show.--> Read More »

Hogwarts Academia – A magical afternoon of “Harry Potter” discussion and learning


Check out the next major event for the Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army Harry Potter Fan Group right here! Read More »

Is Alfonso Cuarón the right fit to direct “Fantastic Beasts”? We share two very opposing views on this subject

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Two of our brilliant writers share their views on the Alfonso Cuarón rumor to direct "Fantastic Beasts". One writer shares why Cuarón would be the PERFECT choice, while another thinks this would be a DISASTER! Read both arguments, and then share your thoughts on Cuarón as the potential director of the Rowling spinoff. Read More »

Should ‘Fantastic Beasts’ be directed by Alfonso Cuarón? We battle it out here!

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A heated debate as to whether or not Alfonso Cuarón should be the one chosen to direct 'Fantastic Beasts' can be found right here in the MuggleNet Editorials. Share with us your opinion on the subject in our comment section below the article. Read More »

Congratulations to Joshua and Meredith on their “Potter”-themed wedding celebration

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A beautiful wedding ceremony inspired by the "Harry Potter" series for Joshua and Meredith. Check out all of the details here. Read More »

Major controversy in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup match between USA and Jamaica


To find out why there are no final results to yesterday's USA vs. Jamaica controversial match at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in the Patagonian Desert, read our report as well as the "Daily Prophet" article by Ginny Potter. Read More »

Ginny Potter analyzes the Brazil Vs. Haiti match at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup


Brazil versus Haiti showcased the most exciting play thus far in the tournament as Haitian Keeper Lenelle Paraison displayed skills of another level with some of the saves she made. However, when it was all over, Brazil was victorious. Find out how Brazil won this epic battle right here. Read More »

The 2014 Quidditch World Cup is underway – Norway defeats the Ivory Coast


The 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament promises to have some fantastic action as the excitement pours out from the Patagonian Desert. Thousands of spectators have joined the action live from the Cup, but for those who are unable to attend this tournament, Ginny Potter will be recapping all of the action with post-game analysis with her special daily reports for the "Daily Prophet". Read her first report right here. Read More »