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Book Review: “Simon Snow” by Rainbow Rowell

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The release of Rainbow Rowell’s "Simon Snow" novel, "Carry On (The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow)", has been one of my most anticipated book releases this year. The time has finally arrived – "Carry On" is out in the world and I couldn’t be more excited. Read More »

The Great Big “Harry Potter” Fansite Interview with Jim Kay

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Today is the day that the illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" finally hits the shelves. To celebrate, Bloomsbury invited MuggleNet and other "Harry Potter" fansites to submit questions for an interview with Jim Kay. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: The First Edition!

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Welcome to the first ever "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" roundup post. Similar to our casting posts, this new series of posts will bring together all those tidbits of information that are being revealed as we begin to draw closer to the film - including castings, character details, and much more. Read More »

“Potter” Alumni Star at the BFI London Film Festival This October!


Last month, we saw how "Potter" alumni took over the Toronto Film Festival, and now it’s the turn of London! The BFI London Film Festival takes place this October, and many familiar faces will be featured in the films being shown over the course of the festival. Read More »

Dine in the Great Hall This Christmas at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London!


A few days ago, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter teased on Twitter that an exciting announcement would be coming up this week. The time has finally arrived, with the Tour revealing that this December an extra special event will be taking place in the Great Hall. If you've always wanted to enjoy a great feast in the Great Hall like all your favorite "Harry Potter" characters, then this is the event for you! Read More »

Social Roundup: Birthdays, Puppies, and Heights!

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In this week's social roundup, we meet some cute animals, scale heights, and celebrate birthdays. Read More »

Rupert Grint, Julie Walters Support Macmillan Coffee Mornings with Recipes


Today, up and down the UK, coffee mornings are being thrown to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity in the UK that supports those with cancer, as well as their friends and families. Read More »

Another “Potter” Actor Joins The Cast of “Beauty and the Beast”!


In a short interview with "What's On Stage", Ray Fearon, who voiced Firenze in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", revealed that he is part of the upcoming live action "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation. Since Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) wrapped filming last month, we haven't heard much about the film. Read More »

UPDATED: The New Pottermore Is Here!


Pottermore has been teasing us for a while now, hinting that big changes are coming to the site. And now, September 22, the time has come. Pottermore as we knew it has gone, replaced by the new shiny relaunched version. Read More »

“Downton Abbey” Meets… “Star Wars”?


"Downton Abbey", the British period TV drama staring Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, isn't something you might associate with science fiction film series "Star Wars". But stranger things have happened - and of course, for charity, anything can happen. Read More »

The Dark Arts Are Coming to the Studio Tour for Halloween!


The Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter always puts on a good special feature for special occasions - such as the recent Sweets and Treats feature and the film screenings. This Halloween is no exception - the Studio Tour is promising a spooky Dark Arts special. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Provides Quote for Upcoming Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay!

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Earlier today, BuzzFeed shared some new pictures from the highly anticipated Illustrated Edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" - as well as a new quote from J.K. Rowling and a video exploring Jim Kay's illustration process. Read More »

Get Involved with CONJuration This Autumn!

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CONjuration takes place this November for the second time. Read More »

Social Roundup: Back to Hogwarts

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It's September, and what does that mean in the wizarding world? Time to return to Hogwarts of course, for all those young witches and wizards. Read More »

Pottermore Releases Exclusive Certificates!

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We were all saddened - and rather intrigued - to hear that Pottermore would be announcing the last ever House Cup on September 9. What, we wondered, did this mean for the site? What changes were happening? Read More »

Interactive Cover for Illustrated “Harry Potter” Released

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Now that it's September, it's not long until the highly anticipated illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" is released across the world. Bloomsbury is releasing the book, which is illustrated by Jim Kay, in the UK, and Scholastic in the US. Read More »

James Sirius Potter Heads to Hogwarts


We can always rely on J.K. Rowling to provide exciting and fascinating further glimpses into the "Potter" world on Twitter. Today, September 1, she didn't let us down. Read More »

HPA London Chapter Celebrates Birthday with Good Deed Challenge

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The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) has chapters all over the world, helping to carry out their good work. The London chapter, London Loveiosa, is celebrating its second birthday today, August 31. Read More »

Emma Watson and the “True Cost”, Plus “Regression” Press Tour

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Yesterday, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) posted a message on social media, telling her followers about the "True Cost" film, which she states is the reason behind designing a collection for UK-based ethical fashion company People Tree, as well as her visit to Bangladesh. The film looks at the reality of the fashion industry, the cost of making clothes, and the impact on the world. Read More »

UPDATED: Pre-Order Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition of “Harry Potter” and Get a Free Tote Bag!

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Have you been looking forward to the upcoming edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", illustrated by Jim Kay? Have you already pre-ordered from Bloomsbury? Read More »