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Essay contest finalists from the Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College

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Check out the first batch of essay contest finalists from the Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College. Is Ron a flawed character? How does death influence the wizarding world? What would Snape see in the Mirror of Erised? Click here for the answers! Read More »

What would Snape see in the Mirror of Erised?

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This editorial was written for an essay contest at the Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College. by Kat M.  Read More »

INTRODUCING… MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum

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MuggleNet Live! is the place where fans from around the globe can experience their favorite "Harry Potter" alumni through interaction and discussion with a focused lens on the future, uniting cast and crew in a unique and exciting way. Read More »

Give us your theories: One week left to submit to October’s “Quibbler” contest!

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Excited for "Fantastic Beasts"? Love outlandish theories? Like to write? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this month's "Quibbler" contest is for you! Click here to find out more. Read More »

A Muggle’s perspective on the influence of death in the wizarding world

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This editorial was written for an essay contest at the Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College. by Kerri C. Read More »

Imperfections blur the lines between reality and fantasy

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This editorial was written for an essay contest at the Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College. by Sarah P. Read More »

October “Quibbler” contest: What’s in an anagram?

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Do you have a theory about the "Fantastic Beasts" movie? Share your ideas with MuggleNet, and you could be featured in the "Quibbler"! Click here to find out how to enter! Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe on his favorite “The Simpsons” episodes

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Even Daniel Radcliffe loves "The Simpsons", having voiced characters in a couple of episodes himself. Read more to find out which lines and episodes are his favorites. Read More »

September Quibbler contest winner: When Harry met Salander

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This is the winning entry for the Literary Potter Quibbler contest. by Elizabeth Tolbert There is a wonderful quote by Maya Angelou that states, “we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” There are times when we find that those words ring true, and it is usually when we least expect it. Even two people whom we perceive to be polar opposites have more in common than we think. Take, for instance, Harry Potter and Lisbeth Salander (of the Millennium Trilogy, just in case you’re not familiar. In which case, dishonor on you and dishonor on your cow.) Now, you’re probably thinking, “what on earth could the Boy Who Lived have in common with the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?” And the answer to that is a lot more than you or I could possibly have imagined. Let’s start with their backgrounds, shall we? As you know, Harry’s parents died tragically, leaving him in the neglectful and barely-there care of his reluctant aunt and uncle. While Lisbeth is no orphan, her parents were unable to properly care for her, seeing as one is in a permanent care facility and the other is a murderous psychopath. This left her ... Read More »

Toby Jones talks animation, “Alice in Wonderland” sequel

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Toby Jones (the voice actor for Dobby) is at it again with his new voiceover role in "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass". In a recent interview with "Belfast Telegraph", he shared his excitement about being a part of the movie. Read More »

Warwick Davis and Stephen Fry participate in BGC’s Charity Day

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Warwick Davis and Stephen Fry, the stockbrokers? They spent the day volunteering to help a great cause! Read More »

Fantastical Orlando giveaway winners explore Diagon Alley

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Remember our Fantastical Orlando giveaway? Our winner, Bryan, and his wife Emily share their experience with us! Check it out here! Read More »

One week left to submit to the September “Quibbler” contest!

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There's still time to submit to September's "Quibbler" contest. But hurry up; you only have a week left to send us an essay comparing "Harry Potter" with another work of literature. Need some inspiration? Click here to read about what "Harry Potter" and "Les Misérables" have in common! Read More »

Emma Watson delivers speech for UN gender equality campaign

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Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City yesterday about gender equality in conjunction with the launch of the UN's HeforShe campaign. Check out her speech here! Read More »

Alan Rickman directorial debut to show at Kirkcaldy Film Festival

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The Kirkcaldy Film Festival begins today and will showcase Alan Rickman's directorial debut "The Winter Guest." Read More »

Marathon read features “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

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We've all marathon read the "Harry Potter" series at least once... check out this librarian who's bringing commuter college students together for a "Potter" reading event to get them excited about their college experience! Read More »

J.K. Rowling donates to local town hall renovations

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J.K. Rowling continues her charitable donation streak, this time a little closer to home. Read more about it here! Read More »

Jason Isaacs’s latest movie “Fury” releases new trailer

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Jason Isaacs stars in "Fury", a film about the American battle against Nazi Germany. Check out the trailer here! Read More »

Jamie Campbell Bower talks band life and upcoming EP release

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Jamie Campbell Bower and his band the Darling Buds talk about their beginnings as a band and where they hope to go in the music industry. Read more here! Read More »

September “Quibbler” contest: Literary Potter

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It's September 1! Time for a new school year, a trip on the Hogwarts Express, and of course, a new "Quibbler" contest. This month, write us an editorial comparing "Harry Potter" with another work of literature, and you could be featured on MuggleNet! Click here to find out how to submit. Read More »