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Review: NESCom’s “The Tale of the Three Brothers”

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MuggleNet reader Crystal Woehrle-Logan's review of "The Tale of the Three Brothers" reveals the scoop on this highly-anticipated fan film! Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Toronto

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After watching an enthralling, climatic montage of movie clips from the first six Harry Potter films on a row of eight large screens, the group of us knew that experiencing the Harry Potter exhibition first-hand would quickly become one of the most unforgettable events we would ever participate in. Read More »

“Chester and the Unbearable Burden – Parts 1 & 2″

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The play (Chester and the Unbearable Burden - Parts 1 & 2 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago, Illinois) opens on that fateful night, when the fate of a few were forever twined. Quickly it becomes clear that there are elements of both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings in the story of Chester. It's a blend, I must say, that is done tastefully. Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Singapore

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Boasting artifacts directly from the sets of all eight films, the exhibition's first Asian stop has something extra in store for fans here — all the Horcruxes have been collected and are on display, with the exception of Harry, of course, as Robin Stapley (Creative Director of Harry Potter: The Exhibition) would have you know. Read More »

The Tasty, Pasty World of Harry Potter

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This is the second of three reports to be published stemming from a recent visit to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL where several Harry Potter fansites were invited to partake in some behind-the-scenes special events. Although that report answered long-standing questions about the most anticipated ride in the park, I feel that this report details what will be the Wizarding World's knockout punch to fans and non-fans everywhere: the food. Read More »

Review: “CBGB”, starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint

You can still watch CBGB on DIRECTV until October 2. If you have DIRECTV you can watch it for a nominal fee. Even if you don't, the movie hits theaters on October 11. Read More »

Review: The Joe Moses Showses Tour

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This past weekend, I was given the privilege of attending The Joe Moses Showses in Boston. This is the first time The Joe Moses Showses (previously known as The Joe Moses One-Man Showses or JMOMS) has been on tour and guest stars Curt Mega (Glee) and Tessa Netting (Billy Elliot) – as well as a wide range of other special guests along the way! It’s a brand new show created especially for tour, so even if you’ve been to a JMOMS show in the past, it’s definitely worth seeing this time! The show was an approximately one hour long production featuring a mix of parodies, improv, original sketch comedy, and music. The Joe Moses Showses is an interactive experience, and as fans in the audience, you feel very much appreciated and part of the show being performed in front of you. Each show satisfies the interests of a wide range of fandoms, including references to Doctor Who, Star Trek, superheroes, Harry Potter, StarKid, and an absurd (“That’s absurd!”) man with black hair and a long dress… just to name a few. As part of the show is improv, you never know what other fandom references will be thrown into the ... Read More »

Pottermore at PlayStation Home Review

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Review by Kat Miller and Eric Scull Introduction Kat: Pottermore, everybody’s favorite (or not so favorite), online book companion to the Harry Potter series, recently announced that they would be expanding into online social gaming, via Sony’s PlayStation Home network. PlayStation® Home is a unique online gaming community that allows players from all over the world to not only play games virtually together, but also interact and chat as easily as making a phone call. Eric: Some people may not be familiar with PlayStation® Home. A couple of my friends that have had PlayStation 3’s for a while have yet to try it. I first logged in about two months ago because I was interested in the idea of an Internet hub for gamers, different from stuffy forums or stodgy chat rooms. Well, PlayStation® Home didn’t disappoint me, and is actually altogether very neat and exciting. In short, you create a character (an avatar) that may or may not resemble you as closely as you would like. There are several “hub spaces” which are environments that you can visit, where everyone else who is logged on to PlayStation® Home – at that time, and in your region – will also ... Read More »

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

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Review by Eric Scull This report is the first of three chronicling a trip taken by representatives of top Harry Potter websites to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios, Orlando, FL. The trip just took place, and we are going to be releasing details (in the form of reports) in cooperation with Universal’s wishes and often at the same time that those reports will be backed up by details directly from Universal. What we have witnessed has been awesome, and what can be said in all three reports will be very exciting to read, no doubt. First, the release date. It was confirmed to us that the grand opening for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios will take place on June 18, 2010. This information was made available to fansites first and will be announced at some point later today (March 25). Interestingly, the Universal Orlando Resort has been offering vacation packages beginning May 28, 2010, that offer admission to the park and breakfast in the Three Broomsticks. Two separate sources at Universal confirm that this vacation package, which is still available from Universal Orlando’s web-site and will continue to be available, is legitimate ... Read More »

MuggleNet visits Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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On Thursday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. CDT, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, will open its doors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition for the public! Our website was one of the few to get a preview Wednesday afternoon of the exhibit, followed by a roundtable discussion with its creators. I was on location and have compiled this report of events and sights to behold within. Over 3,000 man-hours have been put into the setup and transfer of all original artifacts from the Harry Potter films, straight from the studios at Leavesden. The exhibition will remain in Chicago until the end of September where it will then move on to another, as-of-yet kept secret location somewhere on the globe. The exhibit was created by Exhibitgroup/Giltspur in association with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is a definite must-see for all Harry Potter fans. If you check out the exhibit, we hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Chicago

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition, started in 2009, is a way for fans to truly experience the world of Harry Potter through a number of amazing displays. These displays include props and artifacts that appeared in the films that all Potter fans would recognize. The Exhibition started in Chicago and continued to places such as Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, and Singapore, and it will only continue to expand to new places. Ticket information. Review by Eric Scull Today was the day that the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL previewed Harry Potter: The Exhibition to several representatives from the various Harry Potter fan-sites. I was thrilled to attend on behalf of MuggleNet. The exhibition opens publicly tomorrow and will be in Chicago until September 27. Its next journey is, at this time, unknown, but its creators (in a roundtable discussion held immediately following our preview) have assured us that it will be traveling overseas. My immediate impression upon entering the museum was that it was the perfect place for this sort of thing. The displays I walked past on my way to check in were beautiful and spacious, and careful planning was immediately apparent. I quickly found Jeff Guillame of HPANA ... Read More »