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


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


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


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”


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


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


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!

Harry Potter shirt battle

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


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


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

Universal Orlando Resort Jobs

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 »