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“Cursed Child” Brings Forward Press Performances

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It was revealed by the producers of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" today that the production will hold its press performance a week earlier than scheduled. The embargo on press reviews for the play, which has been holding preview performances since Tuesday, July 7, will now lift at 12:01 a.m. BST on Tuesday, July 26. Read More »

Newt Scamander as Introduced by J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne!

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Our wish has been granted, and we've finally got another look at the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film! Read More »

Bloomsbury, Scholastic to Release Updated “Fantastic Beasts” in 2017!

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When Bloomsbury UK announced its upcoming "Harry Potter" publication plans a few months ago, they mentioned that a new version of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" would be released in the coming year. Now, more details about the release are available! Read More »

Filming on “The Cormoran Strike Mysteries” Will Soon Be Underway

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It's been a while since we've had any news about the BBC adaptation of Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series (to be fair, we've been distracted by a deluge of other Rowling-related happenings!), but it seems that production on the series will soon be underway! Read More »

J.K. Rowling on “Cursed Child” Fan Expectations

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J.K. Rowling has revealed how the new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" made her "anxious," in a new interview alongside playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. Read More »

“Cursed Child” Creative Team Discusses the Play’s Origins

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany, and actors Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni, who will be playing Harry and Hermione, respectively, have given a little more insight into the eagerly awaited play's origins. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Criticizes Those Who Disapprove of a Black Hermione

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J.K. Rowling has again spoken out in support of Noma Dumezweni's casting as Hermione in the hotly anticipated new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". She revealed her frustration at online reaction by a "bunch of racists" who vocalized their disapproval of a black actress playing the character. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About All Things “Cursed Child”

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J.K. Rowling has spoken at length about the new play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", alongside playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany in their only interview before the show begins previews at the Palace Theatre in London next week. Read More »

China, J.K. Rowling Has a Big Surprise for You

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Potterheads in China are in for a treat! Organizers of the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival have announced that they will be screening all eight films as part of this year's event. In addition, the organizers have also let slip that a "surprise" is in store from none other than J.K. Rowling herself. Read More »

“Career of Evil” Shortlisted for Crime Fiction Award

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It's good news for Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), whose third book, "Career of Evil", has been shortlisted for a prestigious crime fiction award. The novel, which was released last autumn, returns to the world of detective Cormoran Strike. Read More »

J.K. Rowling: Tolerance, Respect, and Literature

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J.K. Rowling discussed how free speech and tolerance for marginalized viewpoints is an important part of a liberal society - proving to us again that words are magic. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Supports Donald Trump – Yes, Really

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During her acceptance speech, Jo said something that we never thought we would hear her utter: "He has my full support" Read More »

J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Performance of “Cursed Child” to Benefit Lumos

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J.K. Rowling will be in attendance at a special gala performance of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in September! Find out how you can get your tickets NOW! Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Screenplay to Be Published as a Book!

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Much of the community has been excited by the prospect of a "Harry Potter" universe film that isn't adapted from a previously published book - if the story was originally intended for the screen, we don't have to worry about them not getting our favorite parts right. Now, in an unexpected move, Pottermore has announced that Little, Brown UK and Scholastic will be publishing the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts" as a book. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: It’s All About Jacob!

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Welcome to another edition of MuggleNet's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" roundup! This week we've got more interview clips and snippets of information for you. Read More »

Be a Detective with Robert Galbraith and Win Signed Books!

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You may remember that when the hardcover of Robert Galbraith's third Strike novel, "Career of Evil", was released last October, the Crime Vault, which publishes the Galbraith novels in the UK, ran a special detective-based competition. Well, Make Me a Detective is now back for the paperback release of the book. Read More »

“Career of Evil” Longlisted for Crime Novel of the Year

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Robert Galbraith's "Career of Evil" has been longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award! Find out more about it here! Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston on Movie Magic

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Since the release of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trailer last Sunday, the "Potter" world has been buzzing with excitement and discussion. And of course, since that means a wave of more "Fantastic Beasts" news and content, we're delighted. It's only been a week since our last "Fantastic Beasts" roundup, but we're already back with another bursting installment. Read More »

J.K. Rowling’s Writing Chair Sells for Magical Amount

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How many Galleons does it take to own a piece of Potter history? Find out what J.K. Rowling's chair sold for! Read More »

J.K. Rowling Recounts Horrific Circumstances Leading to Lumos Founding

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We all know about the vital work that Lumos does in bettering the lives of vulnerable children and their families, and in a special report released today, the "Sunday Times" recounts the events that motivated J.K. Rowling to found the charitable organization. Read More »