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The magic continues – A new children’s edition of the “Harry Potter” books set to be released by Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury Children's Books are to reinvent the children's hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. Read More »

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

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Professor Flitwick, What does it take to be a Ravenclaw? The sorting hat described Ravenclaw students as intelligent people who are eager to learn. What happens if you only fit part of the description? For instance you are eager to learn and understand the importance of education but you don't share the extreme intelligence that other Ravenclaws have. Is Ravenclaw a place where students are eager to learn and take school seriously or is it a place where intelligent and sharp minded people study? Inquisitive Ravenclaw Read More »

Quidditch madness! Enter the Quidditch World Cup’s bracket challenge contest!

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You know about March Madness- but this year, bracketology combines with the IQA World Cup! The International Quidditch Association has released its bracket challenge with the teams participating in the Quidditch World Cup VII, which takes place on April 5 and 6 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you are one of the top three entrants to correctly predict the World Cup bracket you will win! Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley launches new ad campaign

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Today, Universal Orlando Resort launches a series of new national commercials for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – offering viewers a sneak peek into the magical world that awaits them at the widely anticipated themed land. Luckily two of the ads can now be previewed. Read More »

Sign up NOW for a Summer online course from the Mythgard Institute – “Taking Harry Seriously”

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MuggleNet Academia has been showcasing examples of why the literature of Harry Potter from author J.K. Rowling should be taken seriously in the academic circles. Now, you, the Harry Potter fan, have a unique opportunity to take an online collegiate level course this summer from Dr. Amy Sturgis of the Mythgard Institute. Sign up for this course now and dive deep into the literature of Harry Potter. Read More »

Rowling releases ALL-NEW magical information about Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore – PART 1

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Recently, author J.K. Rowling challenged us all on Twitter to use the hashtag #wizards4scotlandrugby in order to receive a special reward on Pottermore. We did as she requested and were given a wonderful reward: the history of the Quidditch World Cup – Part 1. Rowling has now shared with us the rules and regulations of the tournament and how it is governed by the International Confederation of Wizards’ Quidditch Committee. She also shared the structure of the tournamnet, the history of the games, and even some of the more unusual and controversial entries in the rulebook. For example, here is the entry on an unusual event that occurred in 1809 between Romania and New Spain: “The ghastly climax of the 1809 final between Romania and New Spain (what is now known as Mexico) has gone down in wizarding history as the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player. Niko Nenad’s teammates had become so concerned by his ferocious outbursts during the quarter- and semi-finals that they tried to persuade their manager to substitute him for the final, advice that was sadly ignored by the ambitious old wizard. After the game, Nenad’s teammate Ivan Popa (winner of an ... Read More »

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to launch new television ad – We have it HERE!

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter has created a brand new advertisement that will begin to air on televisions in the UK beginning this Saturday. Fans can also watch an extended version of the advertisement. Tell us what you think of the advertisement. Read More »

Our final word on the failed “Auror’s Tale” fan project

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The film series Auror's Tale was labeled a fan-made film project and looked so promising from the very beginning. Auror's Tale would tell the tale of Aurors battling dark forces of evil within New York City's dark underground. Even their Kickstarter campaign managed to receive donations in the amount of $20,000, a complete success! Or so we thought. Read More »

MuggleNet Contest: Guess the date of the GRAND OPENING of Wizarding World – Diagon Alley

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If you are like us at MuggleNet, then you are EXTREMELY excited for the Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Orlando. We want to hear from you when you think Universal will open the brand-new expansion area of the Wizarding World, and one of you will be a lucky winner. Good luck to all! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 27: “Billywigs, Bowtruckles, and Basilisks – Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts” is now available for download

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MuggleNet Academia returns with an incredible show that jumps right into the heart of fantastic beasts as found within the Harry Potter books and movies as well as the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition extends stay in Canada – WIN Phelps twins signed memorabilia

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Due to popular demand, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton has extended the run of Harry Potter: The Exhibition. The blockbuster exhibition has already attracted an incredible number of fans from western Canada. In celebration of the extension Harry Potter: The Exhibition guests can enter for a chance to win one of the exhibition's replicas. Read More »

New fan film: “The Gathering Storm”

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One of the most popular eras for fans to speculate about is the Marauders' era, with many exploring how the story of Harry Potter came to be. Now, a group of students from Emerson College in Boston, MA are making a fan film based on the story of Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs entitled The Gathering Storm. Find out how you can become a part of this film right here! Read More »

Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army to hold 3rd Annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night

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The second largest Harry Potter fan group in the world, The Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army, has once again teamed up with Moonlight Rollerway to create an unforgettable evening for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Time after time, event after event, the Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army has proven its magical ability to throw a unforgettably crowd-pleasing night for all. This is the third annual Harry Potter roller skating event, and past years have drawn in crowds reaching in the hundreds. Read More »

“The Big Bang Theory” to feature Harry Potter remote control wand from the WB Shop

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For all you Potter fans who also enjoy the hit sitcom television show, The Big Bang Theory, this week's show has a bit that we think you will enjoy! Read More »

“Harry Potter” shirt battle contest starts now… enter here to win!

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Great news, MuggleNet readers... we are giving you an exclusive chance to win an awesome Harry Potter-themed T-shirt! Simply enter by following the instructions provided in this rafflecopter below. The contest is open to fans across the globe. Good luck! Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »