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James Sirius Potter Heads to Hogwarts

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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 »

MuggleNet challenges JK Rowling to take part in charitable Ask Me Anything

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The time has come for fans from around the world to donate to LUMOS in a global campaign by challenging Jo to an Ask Me Anything, or AMA. Read More »

Social Roundup: Girl Power!

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This week saw the super art-savvy and  creative female alumni of the series come out to shine: campaigning for sustainable designs, playing to the crowds at the Edinburgh “Fringe” Festival and promoting the British Film Industry. Emma Watson not only began her press tour for Regression, but also unveiled her Green Carpet challenge to great fanfare from her fashion followers and sustainable design supporters. A photo posted by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Aug 26, 2015 at 5:05am PDT Regram @sarahslutsky Kicking off Regression! We ❤️ our rail! Inspired to consider the whole process of creating a fashion look, we are thinking about all the people, pieces and moving parts! This rack includes designers that are considering local craft and production, artisan skills, the environment, sustainability and the longevity of fashion! A photo posted by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:35am PDT Regram @sarahslutsky Day 2 kicked off with this @WesGordon dress! Love the print which was created in collaboration with London based artist and then produced in New York and Italy! @AlexanderWhite shoes are crafted by hand by artisans in Italy. Alex does not use fur and refuses to use chemical agents that could harm the environment! @Wwake jewelry ... Read More »

Today’s JKR Twitter Easter Eggs

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Any day that a Potter fan can check Twitter and find a slew of tweets from J.K. Rowling is a good day. Her recent trend of answering fan questions, dispelling rumors, and offering new information has been a delightful gift to all of her followers. But some days, she tweets out greater offerings, and today was one of those days! And the offerings were on a variety of subjects as well! She started by addressing some fan speculation of who the cursed child of the new stage play could be. Unfortunately, it’s not Tom Riddle: Good theory, because I do think Tom was cursed in the way that you suggest, but no, he's not the child. https://t.co/AdX85WIqiX — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015 However, she did (basically? maybe? kind of?) confirm that we do know the name of the cursed child! Answering that would give away a huge amount. To quote Chris Cornell: "You know my name." https://t.co/BzHLelUvCR — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015 She also gave us a tidbit about Hagrid’s magical ability: Hagrid couldn't produce a Patronus. It's a very difficult spell. https://t.co/TRDVNvSEdR — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015 And then continued on to address ... Read More »

Social Roundup: NEWT Results Day!

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Once again, our "Potter" stars have been busy this week. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” News: Tina and Queenie’s Surname!

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Today on Twitter, J.K. Rowling revealed Tina and Queenie's surname - and it sounds familiar! Read More »

Video: Meet Harry’s First Publisher

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We all know where Harry's story starts, on that train from Manchester to London, and how J.K. Rowling found herself an agent after numerous attempts, before David Heyman picked up the book for film production. But how much do you know about the man who decided to publish the first book? Read More »

Social Roundup: Tea Time with J.K. Rowling

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Jessie Cave's heading to the Edinburgh "Fringe", Emma Watson snagged herself a September issue, and J.K. Rowling provided great insight on...tea? It's time for this week's Social Roundup. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Radio Interview Revisited

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Listen to the rebroadcasted interview with J.K. Rowling and BBC 4 Radio that aired 15 years ago during the midst of her "Harry Potter" fame. Read More »

US Premiere of J.K. Rowling’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” Episode to Air!

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Previously aired in the UK, J.K. Rowling's quest to discover more about her ancestry will air for US fans this week. Read on to find out how you can tune in and join Jo on her journey to France, which reveals some surprising facts along the way! Read More »

Social Roundup: Game of Thrones meets Harry Potter, Modesty auditions, and Wimbledon finals

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With casting calls for the first publicly advertised "Fantastic Beasts" role, Daniel Radcliffe doing his thing at Comic-Con, and Wimbledon finals, it's time for the latest edition of Social Roundup. Read More »

Social Roundup: A Week of Self-Promotion

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Wimbledon, Comic Con, a Royal christening - it has been quite the week! Check out the Potter alumni's involvement for these activities, in this week's social roundup. Read More »

Social Roundup: J.K. Rowling and the Play that isn’t a Prequel

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We raced into July this week and summer is finally here, with our "Potter" stars busy on social media, sharing recent book releases, encounters, and much more. Read More »

Lumos to Support Research on Institutions by NUI Galway

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Lumos, the charity begun by J.K. Rowling, has teamed up with NUI Galway to research a troubling part of children's institutionalization. Read More »

Social Roundup: J.K. Rowling presents “The Cursed Child”

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Just when you thought that the Fantastic Beasts films would the be last additions to the Harry Potter franchise. Think again. This week saw the exciting announcement of one particularly cursed child. Read More »

CONFIRMED: Has the Title of the “Harry Potter” Stage Play Been Revealed?!

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It's been over a year and a half since J.K. Rowling confirmed that there would be a "Harry Potter" stage play, and it looks like there just might finally be some news about what the play will be called - and what it will entail. Read More »

UPDATED: Bloomsbury UK to release new “Potter” adult hardback editions

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Of course the big news today from Bloomsbury UK was that the successful Harry Potter Book Night would once again be taking place next February, giving us plenty of time to prepare. Bloomsbury also revealed that they would be releasing new hardback adult editions of the complete series this coming August, in the UK. Read More »

2016 Harry Potter Book Night Announced by Bloomsbury UK!

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Bloomsbury UK has just announced that the second Harry Potter Book Night will take place in 2016. The first Harry Potter Book Night took place earlier this year, and MuggleNet was lucky to be involved in the Waterstones's Piccadilly event, alongside illustrator Jonny Duddle. Read More »

Social Roundup: Fantastic Beasts, Helium Balloons, and 2015 Charity Awards

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This week saw the second big casting reveal for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the grand recipient of the 2015 Charity Awards, and a certain beloved character get absolutely silly with the help of helium and Jimmy Fallon. Read More »

Scholastic to Release New Editions of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages”

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Just in time for "Fantastic Beasts" fever to really get off the ground, Scholastic is releasing new US editions of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages" on June 30! Originally published in 2001, the American editions of these Hogwarts textbooks have remained largely unchanged until now. Read More »