Role Call: March of the Stars

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There are so many new projects in this week's Role Call! We've got award nominees, fan convention appearances, an animated trailer, and a four-part webseries to explore, just to name a few. Join us as we take a look at what's new for our favorite "Potter" cast members! Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: The MACUSA President and the Search for Ilvermorny

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Since our last "Fantastic Beasts" roundup, we've learned a little bit more about the history surrounding the film and the wizarding world in 1920s America thanks to Pottermore. Over this week, Pottermore has released four new pieces of writing by J.K. Rowling about the "History of Magic in North America." Read More »

Will you attend my birthday party?


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 »

Four Wandmakers of America Revealed!

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A week of new information from J.K. Rowling and Pottermore has come to a close with one final post regarding North American magical history. Check out the latest revelations regarding Ilvermorny and 1920s wizarding America! What could this mean for Newt in the "Fantastic Beasts" film trilogy? Read More »

Raising Thestrals


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 »

Pottermore Explores “Rappaport’s Law” in Latest Piece by J.K. Rowling

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In the third of four pieces revealed on Pottermore about the "History of Magic in North America," J.K. Rowling introduces Rappaport's Law and its effects on the wizarding world! Read more about it here! Read More »

Emma Watson Discusses the Hollywood Pay Gap and Modern Feminism


Earlier this week, it was revealed that Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, co-stars in the upcoming film "The Circle", will be featured on the April cover of "Esquire" as a part of their “Women & Men” issue. In this issue, Emma Watson discusses the gender wage gap in Hollywood, her HeForShe campaign, and why feminism should be everyone’s concern. Read More »

Who proposed to whom?


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 »

“Seventeenth Century and Beyond” by J.K. Rowling Released on Pottermore!

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It's the second day of J.K. Rowling's exclusive material reveal on Pottermore about the "History of Magic in North America," and after yesterday's piece, called "Fourteenth-Seventeen Century," we're excited to learn more about the Salem Witch Trials and the Scourers. Read More »

Emma Watson Launches HeForShe Arts Week in New York

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Emma appeared on stage today to launch the first ever HeForShe Arts Week in New York. She chatted with Forest Whitaker, an artist, social activist, and UNESCO Special Enovy for Peace, about gender inequality and the arts. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Answers Fan Questions About Her Magical North American History!

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This morning, we got our first taste of the magic: writing from J.K. Rowling detailing briefly what the North American magical community of the 14th-17th centuries was like. The new information, which largely concerned Native American magic, has sparked questions from a number of fans on Twitter, where J.K. Rowling is graciously engaging in conversation with curious readers. Here's what else we've learned so far! Read More »

Bravery in Other Houses


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 »

Pottermore Releases First Piece on North American Magic

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The first installment of Pottermore's "The History of Magic in North America" has arrived! Read more about what we've learned here! Read More »

Highlights of the beloved trio


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 »

J.K. Rowling to Reveal History of North American Magic – Beginning Tomorrow!

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It's been two months since J.K. Rowling set the fandom abuzz with news of the name of the North American wizarding school, Ilvermorny. Now, fans are about to get the information they've been dying for for years - information about the history of North American magic! Rowling plans to release this information via Pottermore in the months leading up to the release of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." What's even better is that the first round of new information will be released tomorrow! Read More »

J.K. Rowling Makes Surprise Appearance at Scottish Book Club Gathering

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The members of Orkney Library's Saturday Slaughters Book Club must have downed a bottle of Felix Felicis each because they got the surprise of a lifetime this past Saturday - J.K. Rowling herself appearing at their discussion of "The Cuckoo's Calling"! Read More »

J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” Chair to Be Auctioned

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Ever dreamed of owning a priceless piece of "Harry Potter" history? Read More »

“Cursed Child” Finds Its Scorpius Malfoy!

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Exciting! We now know who will be playing the character of Scorpius Malfoy in the upcoming stage play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". According to the UK casting website Spotlight, Anthony Boyle will be taking on the role of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass's son. Read More »

Imelda Staunton, Sir Kenneth Branagh Receive Olivier Award Nominations

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Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) and Sir Kenneth Branagh (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart) have both received nominations for the 2016 Olivier Awards. Other nominees include Sophie Thompson (Mafalda Hopkirk in "Deathly Hallows - Part 1"), Jamie Parker (Harry in "Cursed Child") and Sonia Friedman (Producer of "Cursed Child"). Read More »

Lumberjack Quidditch Introduces the Game to the Next Generation

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The wizarding world's most beloved sport now offered to the younger generation - wizards and Muggles alike! Read More »