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The Revised Forty

By hpboy13 Let’s talk about one of my favorite things – the minutiae of canon! I’d like to start this essay by offering a bit of fandom history to those who were not in the fandom fifteen years ago – if you’re an old hag like me, please allow your attention to wander freely.  Way back in 2001, the BBC ran a special about J.K. Rowling called “Harry Potter and Me.”  To put it in context, the first movie had just come out, and Harry Potter was a very big deal, but had not become a world-altering phenomenon quite yet.  In this documentary, Jo showed the interviewer her scraps of notes, and at one point held up a piece of paper that had details about Harry’s entire year at Hogwarts – forty students. This was the last time Jo was ever so flippant about revealing her notes, because the Potter fandom (even in those days) showed its customary resourcefulness and determination, and we soon had screengrabs of the list.  While Jo’s thumb obscured most of the latter half of the alphabet, it was enough to set the fans to theorizing, analyzing, and peopling their fanfictions with list-compliant background characters.  The ... Read More »

The term ‘Potterhead’

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Dear Harry, Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am curious: what do you think of the term “Potterhead?” I think it’s a lovely term for your fans. I think it has a nice ring to it, really. Sincerely, Abbi B. Read More »

Will you attend my birthday party?

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An eleven-year-old asks Gilderoy Lockhart to attend their birthday party. Will he accept? And, furthermore, will the staff at St. Mungo's let him? Find out, in today's Dear Hogwarts letter! Read More »

Raising Thestrals

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Dear Professor Hagrid. I am thinking of buying/training a Thestral and I was wondering if you could give me some tips. Also, I was wondering if there were any ways of hiding Thestrals from people who have seen death and can see them. Thanks, A Gryffindor animal enthusiast Read More »

Who proposed to whom?

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Dear Ron, I wanted to ask you if you've liked Hermione since the very beginning. And, before you two got married, who proposed, you or her? Please try to answer as quick as possible. I am SO desperate to know the answer. Gorgeous Gryffindor Read More »

Bravery in Other Houses

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Dear Professor Snape, I don't really have a question for you. I just wanted to let you know that I think you are an incredibly brave man. I was sorted into Ravenclaw, but I would have been proud to be a Slytherin like you. Most Sincerely, Bookworm Read More »

Highlights of the beloved trio

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Dear Professor McGonagall, I would love to know your favorite lesson that you taught our beloved trio throughout the years. I have always been such fan of your teachings. I really wish there were more Professors like you. Sincerely yours, Victoria Read More »

Prank ideas

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A writer asks Peeves for his prank advice, in this new letter from Dear Hogwarts! Read More »

Save one, or save many?

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There are people on the train tracks! Which would Harry Potter save? The one, or the many? Find out in this brand new letter from Harry Potter, as part of MuggleNet's interactive "Dear Hogwarts" section. Read More »

New Details Revealed About Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood – Including Jimmy Fallon!

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Some new details pertaining to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood have surfaced, giving fans some insight into the attractions they can visit! Read More »

It’s Been a While Since We’ve Thought About Krum

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What makes a champion like Viktor Krum tick? Read More »

Book Review: “Dark and Day” Trilogy by Israel Grey

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Israel Grey's trilogy "Dark and Day" is a vividly beautiful story about a world that is split between eternal darkness, and eternal day, and a young boy named Jonothon Wyer. Read More »

Hogwarts vs. the School for Good and Evil

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Too many similarities between Hogwarts and the School for Good and Evil... well, we all know which one we prefer! Read More »

Hannah and her son

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Dear Professor Longbottom, I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I was wondering whether the girl Hannah you talked about in your other letter was your daughter, if so, if you have any other children. Wish them a Happy New Year from me please! Sincerely, Sofia Read More »

2016 Resolutions: Hogwarts Professors Edition

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Who's giving up nachos? Who's just trying to get through the day without murdering a Potter offspring? Check out these New Year's resolutions from your favorite Hogwarts professors! Read More »

Easter Eggs in Jim Kay’s Illustrations for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

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Dive into the world of Jim Kay's gorgeous watercolor illustrations in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and take a closer look at some of the image's best-kept secrets. Read More »

MuggleNet’s CONjuration 2015 Experience!

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MuggleNet had a truly magical time at this year’s CONjuration! Read on for a chat with the organizers, including a peek at next year’s events! Read More »

Book Review: “Cracked” by Barbara Leslie

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Danny Cleary has a cocaine habit, but that's not her only problem. When her twin sister is murdered and her nephews go missing, Danny and her brother head out to California to find them, and to hunt down her sister's killer. Read More »

Oliver Phelps’s Hidden Talent: Serving!

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If the acting doesn't pan out, Oliver Phelps can rest assured that he has a promising back-up career in food service! Read on for what he did to help raise money for charity while honing a new skill. Read More »

Audiobook Review: “Pride and Prejudice” By Jane Austen

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A review of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" audiobook, read by Rosamund Pike. Read More »