Special Projects

Our Special Projects involve some of MuggleNet’s most festive activities and entertaining interactions with our community of readers across the world, whether its our grueling OWL examinations, which would set even the brightest among you biting your nails as you grasped straws at Transfiguration and Potions questions, or our annual holiday Advent calendar, which features some of the greatest prizes a Potterhead could ever want. Projects such as the Wizolympics and March Madness among others are sure to grab your attention and show off just how much fun MuggleNet is prepared to have. The fun may be over for now on a certain activity, but keep checking back for new projects we have up our sleeves!

 

25 Days of Giveaways 2017

Congratulations to our Top 13 who were entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a Fantastic Beasts suitcase with over $400 worth of merchandise. They entered all 25 days of the Giveaway and answered every question correctly.

Amanda Gulder – USA, Arina van Noordwyk – South Africa, Emily Thompson – USA (GRAND PRIZE WINNER), Erin Shumans – USA, Iris Chih-Yu Wang- Taiwan, Jacqueline Uerlings – Germany, Jessica Plourde – USA, Jonathan Poole – USA, Katie Duch – USA, Katrina Auxilio- Singapore, Lauren Plourde – USA, Lydia McPherson – USA, Megan Ellen McCormack – Australia

It is time to draw the Grand Prize for MuggleNet’s 25 Days of Giveaways! Will it be you? Tune in to find out…

Posted by MuggleNet.com on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Micaela Miola Santa Fe, Argentina  Harry Potter Prize Pack from GB Posters
2 Mairead McCulloch Buckinghamshire, UK  “History of Magic” Harry Potter BBC Documentary DVD
3 Lara Sowers Pennsylvania, USA Top Trumps Match Game (Exclusive to Barnes & Noble)
4 Jeff Baines Georgia, USA Gryffindor/Hogwarts Tervis Tumbler Set 
5 Krista Jones Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Insight Editions Wand Collection 
6 Adriana Byrne Tasmania, Australia Fantastic Beasts Illustrated Edition from Bloomsbury Australia
7 Nina Imanina Jakarta, Indonesia Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Prize Pack from Trendsetters, Ltd
8 Ninette Fernandez Texas, USA Harry Potter Apparel (Winner’s Choice) from Alivan’s
9 Veronika Popelková  Otrokovice, Czech Republic  Fantastic Beasts Prize Pack from GB Posters
10 Dale Kowlessar New York, USA The Art of Harry Potter from Harper Design
11 Yvette Mårtensson Perstorp, Sweden  Birthday Set (Gryffindor/Hogwarts Cake Mold, Cups, and Candles) from Cinereplicas
12 Aurelie Debouver Montjean, France  Hogwarts/Ravenclaw 16 Oz. Tumbler Set
13 Jeannine McDonald British Columbia, Canada  Harry Potter Tie-In Books (Bundle of Three) from Candlewick Press
14  Candice Bouwer Wester Cape, South Africa  Sorcerer’s Stone Collage from Upcycled Library
15  Katarina Adams  Auckland, New Zealand Harry Potter Prize Pack and Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend from Hachette NZ
16  Rebecca Wilson  Tasmania, Australia Harry Potter: A History of Magic from Bloomsbury Australia
17  Amerah Ali  Indiana, USA  Classic Collection Wand and Wand Care Kit from Alivan’s
18  Qabass Omran  London, UK  Niffler Collector’s Plush from The Noble Collection UK
19  Natcha Poompradit  Bangkok, Thailand Harry Potter Prize Pack from GB Posters
20 Victoria Prieto Cork, Ireland  Hogwarts/Hufflepuff 16 Oz. Tumbler Set
21  Lexi Terry  Florida, USA  Insight Editions Cinematic Journey
22  Molly Hopper  Nuneaton, UK  Harry Potter Ollivander’s Wand from The Noble Collection UK
23  Gabriel de Aguiar Pereira  Guarda, Portugal Gryffindor/Hogwarts Tervis Tumbler Set 
24 Maeva Mayvis Oogarah  Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius  Fantastic Beasts Prize Pack from GB Posters
25  Patrice Chen  Quebec, Canada  Magic Potions Sampler Set from Adagio Teas

Trivia

DAY QUESTION and ANSWER
1 The lyrics for “Double Trouble” were inspired by which Shakespearean play? – Macbeth
2 In the Harry Potter novels, what was the first event to name the exact day and year of its occurrence? – Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday (October 31, 1492)
3 What is the recitation honoring the Dark Lord that is spoken in the alternate timeline within Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? – For Voldemort and Valour
4 According to Harry, Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in what? – Mice
5 What name did Harry give when boarding the Knight Bus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? – Neville Longbottom
6 What was the name of the charm placed on the village of Hogsmeade by the Death Eaters to alert them of an intruder after curfew? – Caterwauling Charm
7 What kind of dessert does Queenie make for Jacob? – Strudel
8 Who designed the beautiful gilded cover of the published Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay? – MinaLima (Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina)
9 With whom does Hermione want to go to Slughorn’s Christmas Party? – Ron Weasley
10 This character’s name is Scottish and is from the Celtic name for “the bravest.” – McGonagall
11 What was the answer to the sphinx’s riddle in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? – Spider
12 What score did Harry get on his Astronomy OWL? – A (Acceptable)
13 When did Harry Potter: The Exhibition open and in what US city? – April 30, 2009, in Chicago
14  Which creature is Newt encouraging to smile? – Pickett the Bowtruckle
15  Nifflers make an appearance in which Potter book? – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
16  A statue of which wizarding historical figure marks the entrance to a secret passage found by Fred and Geroge on the fifth-floor corridor? – Gregory the Smarmy
17 Which English politician was namedropped in the 800-word prequel? –  Wilberforce
18 What is the title and author of the required Potions book during Harry’s first year at Hogwarts? – Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
19 Who Is the only London Year One lead cast member NOT performing in the New York production in spring 2018? – Cherelle Skeete (Rose Granger-Weasley)
20 What adult British beverage does Cormoran Strike prefer in pints? – Doom Bar
21 Which Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes product causes Neville to turn into a bird? – Canary Cream
22 What candy did Dudley eat at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? – Ton-Tongue Toffee
23 Which international Quidditch team has a phoenix mascot called Sparky? – Motohora Macaws (New Zealand)
24 What is the incantation for opening locked doors? – Alohomora
25 Whom does Ron think really shows the spirit of the Battle of Hogwarts? – Peeves
Advent Calendar 2016

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Chapin Leigh Brinegar Raleigh, NC USA Prize Package – Harry Potter Pocket Planner, Gryffindor Pillow Cases, Hogwarts Tervis Cup, Hogwarts Playing Cards
2 Teresa Santos Aveiro Portugal Fantastic Beasts Poster Bundle from GB Posters
3 Katie Bush Penfield, NY USA 1st Wizarding World crate from Lootcrate
4 Naomi Diestelkamp North York, Ontario, Canada Alivan’s Master Wandmakers Prize Package
5 Stiina Sild Tallinn, Estonia Filigree Ring from Upcycled Library
6 Kaylie Oseman Worcestershire, UK £25 Gift Certificate for National Rail
7 Alexandria Bodden Bronx, NY USA Fantastic Beasts Screenplay from Scholastic
8 Adriene Galindo Allston, MA USA Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition from Scholastic
9 Megan McCormack Parkerville, WA Australia “When In Doubt” HPA Sweatshirt
10 Marjolein Sprangers Houten, The Netherlands Expecto Patronum Morphing Mugs™ 15oz Clue Mugs
11 Katie Hayes Murfreesboro, TN USA Winter at Hogwarts Coloring Box Set from Candlewick Press
12 Rachelle Wilson Toronto, Ontario, Canada Unofficial Guide to Crafting Harry Potter & Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
13 Jewel Roach Spokane, WA USA Prize Pack – 365 Harry Potter Desk Calendar, Gryffindor 24ox Tervis Water Bottle, Hogwarts Playing Cards
14 Corinne Fritz Chicago IL USA Incredibuild – Niffler from Insight Editions
15 Sushma Pillai Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Fantastic Beasts Muggle Worthy Morphing Mugs™ 15oz Clue Mugs
16 Jackie Pileckas Virginia Beach, VA USA Selection of Fantastic Beasts tie-in from Scholastic
17 Ian York Keaau, HI USA Custom Leather Journal from Leather by Cristina
18 Edward Guerreiro Romford, Essex, UK Studio Tour Family Ticket
19 Vincentia Ng Singapore Prize Pack – 16 Month FB Calendar, 2 Case Pillowcase Marauder’s Map Set, HP Playing Cards UniStudios
20 Andrea Torres Marysville, CA USA Prize Pack – Harry Potter Ceramic Heat Reveal Mug: The Marauder’s Map
21 Melanie Jones Victoria, Australia Alivan’s Master Wandmakers Prize Package
22 Marissa Osman West Union, OH USA 1st Wizarding World crate from Lootcrate
23 Julia Masloff Kamp-Lintfort, Germany Prize Pack – 16 Month Mini FB Calendar, Newt Scamander 24oz Tervis Water Bottle, HP Playing Cards UniStudios
24 Jill Nicholls Edinburgh, UK Harry Potter Cookie Baker’s Kit from the Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
25 Jessica Nielsen Provo, UT USA Incredibuild – Swooping Evil

Trivia

DAY QUESTION and ANSWER
1 Who are “the big seven”? – Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton (Character names also accepted)
2 Who won the 2017 MoM elections on MuggleNet? – Reggie Stump
3 Harry passed out during which subject’s O.W.L examination? – History of Magic
4 On what day and year was an asteroid named after J.K. Rowling? – April 2006
5 A giant snail native to several African countries – Streeler
6 In what year was Pottermore first announced? – 2011
7 How many copies were there of the first print of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997? – 500
8 How much did Neville pay upon first joining S.P.E.W? – Two (2) Sickles
9 What year did the advent calendar giveaways start? – 2011
10 What’s the name of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s magical publisher? – Obscurus Books
11

Which Defense professor had decorated their office with portraits of him/herself? – Gilderoy Lockhart

12 In which book does Harry first cast the spell Lumos? – Chamber of Secrets
13 At what age does Sirius go to live with the Potters during school holidays? – Sixteen (16)
14

What day did SpeakBeasty post their first episode? – December 20, 2015

15 Who said the quote; “Did I tell you I’ve invented a broomstick that’ll reach Jupiter?” – Ron Weasley
16 Who narrates the audio guide to the Tour? – Tom Felton
17 On which branch of the Royal Military Police did Robert Galbraith allegedly serve? – Special Investigations Branch (plain clothes branch aka SIB)
18 On which professional Quidditch team does Ginny Weasley eventually play? – Holyhead Harpies
19

Of all the ways to react to the Fantastic Beasts quintuplet, which is the third way? (Hint – Posted on October 13, 2016) – The Overwhelmed

20

During a recent MuggleNet Academia lesson we shared our criticism and praise on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” who were the three special guests on that show? – Professors Louis Freeman, Emily Strand, and Elizabeth Baird-Hardy

21

Who composed the score for Fantastic Beasts? – James Newton Howard

22

Who was it that cast the Imperius Curse on Madam Rosmerta? – Draco Malfoy

23

Albus takes Polyjuice Potion and becomes who? – Ron Weasley

24

On what date did Alohomora! release their last Deathly Hallows episode, thus ending their global re-read of the Harry Potter series? – April 30, 2016

25

Which name means “Heart of The Lion”? – Regulus

March Madness 2016

In the United States, during the month of March, there is a fierce competition between 64 of the best college basketball teams nationwide, known as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Basketball Tournament. The end goal: Be crowned champion.

MuggleNet did a similar tournament involving the Harry Potter series, selecting 64 favorite book chapters from the Harry Potter series and ranking them 1-16 and positioning the book chapters in four tournament brackets. The tournament voting was open to all to select a favorite book chapter per match-up. Each round lasted between two and three days before the winner was determined and who would advance to the next round.

The final winner was crowned on April 5, with No. 3 seed “The Flaw in the Plan” upsetting the No. 1 seed, “The Prince’s Tale.”

 

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Advent Calendar 2015

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MuggleNet Advent Calendar 2015

Artist: Jared Cullum

 

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Racheal P. Norfolk, England UK Studio Press Harry Potter Coloring Book
2 Robert P. Glenville, NY USA UGLY Harry Potter Christmas Sweater
3 Chantelle R. Winchester, Ontario Canada Harry Potter POP Funko Characters
4 Teresa S. Aveiro, Portugal Ron Weasley Christmas Cracker from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
5 Julia O. Meschede, Germany Geeky Hostess Gift Set
6 Matthew M. Naples, Florida USA Remote Control Harry Potter Wand from The Wand Company
7 Laura A. Lethbridge, Alberta Canada Alivan’s Master Wandmakers Prize Package
8 Kendra J. Richmond, Virginia USA Harry Potter POP Funko Characters PLUS a BONUS prize Quidditch Turns Ten Commemorative Book
9 Tara T. Wellington, New Zealand I Am Elemental Courage Core Power figure
10 Joanne B. Mid Glamorgan, Wales UK Lunch/Tea with Death Eater Jon Campling from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
11 Dannah-Mae T. Joondanna, WA Australia Pair of Christmas ornaments from Upcycled Library
12 Sarah A. Puurs, Belgium UGLY Harry Potter Christmas Sweater
13 Shelby S. Round Hill, VA USA Wrebbit Harry Potter Great Hall 3D puzzle
14 Cynthia C. Republic of Singapore Noble Collection Harry Potter Marauder’s Map
15 Maya W. Edinburg, TX USA Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition AND Harry Potter Coloring Book from Scholastic
16 Grace P. Harwich, Essex England UK Personal Skype call with Harry Potter and Star Wars Art Director – Gary Tomkins
17 Filipe Moreira B. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Alivan’s Master Wandmakers Prize Package
18 Jake J. Orland Park, Illinois, USA Noble Remote Control Wand
19 Nicolas D. Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Harry Potter POP Funko Characters
20 Rosie P. Durham, England UK Tickets to Warner Bros. Studio Tour and a Tour with Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley)
21 Alexandra S. Lawrence, KS USA ‘Magic Will Happen’ Christmas Collector’s Plate from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
22 Sofia L. Solna, Sweeden Aquarius Harry Potter 1,000-piece puzzle
23 Rebecca S. Timonium, MD USA Treats from Madam Ambrosia: Purveyor of all Truffles and Magical Treats
24 Lorraine A. Bannockburn, Scotland UGLY Harry Potter Christmas Sweater
25 Peri F. Staten Island, NY USA Flying Keys Ornament from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop 

Trivia

DAY QUESTION and ANSWER
1 Which company provided the tents used at Bill and Fleur`s wedding? – Millamant`s Magic Marquees
2 What is the name for Tom Riddle in the French translation of the Harry Potterbooks, and what does it mean? – Tom Elvis Jedusor (i.e., phonetically “game of fate”), which forms an anagram for “Je suis Voldemort.”
3 Which country did Ireland beat in the semi-finals of the Quidditch World Cup before they went on to face Bulgaria in the final? – Peru
4 During the events of Book 1, how old was Nicolas Flamel? – 666 (We also accepted 665)
5 In which chapter of Chamber of Secrets does Lord Voldemort reveal his true identity to Harry? – Chapter 17: ‘The Heir of Slytherin’
6 What was Dean Thomas`s original first name? – Gary
7 To what organization did the sale proceeds of Very Good Lives go to? – Lumos
8 J.K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which hotel and what room number? – Room 652, Balmoral Hotel
9 How many pairs of glasses did Daniel Radcliffe go through during filming? – 160
10 Where is the Wizarding Wireless Network based? – Hogsmeade Village
11 Complete this line from the Hogwarts School Song: `For now they’re bare and full of air. . .` – `Dead flies and bits of fluff.`
12 Which well-known musician is composing the music for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? – Imogen Heap
13 Which artist recently created an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone? – Jim Kay
14 This type of muffin featured in our recipe section has no fruit. – English Muffin
15 When was the grand opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley? – July 8, 2014
16 What pattern is on the right sock of the pair that Dobby knits Harry for Christmas? – Snitches
17 In which year did Dumbledore defeat Grindelwald? – 1945
18 Who were the known members of SPEW during its run at Hogwarts? – Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom
19 Which charity did J.K. Rowling write the Fantastic Beasts textbook for when originally released? – Comic Relief
20 What is the name of the series where Cinderella has been sent to kill the prince? – Order of the MoonStone
21 Who played Peeves but was cut from the films? – Rik Mayall
22 Who is the lead singer of the Weird Sisters? – Myron Wagtail
23 Who gave Sirius Black the passwords for the Gryffindor common room in Prisoner of Azkaban? – Crookshanks
24 What is your favorite Fantastic Beasts? – All answers were accepted
25 What animal was a teapot supposed to be Transfigured into during Harry’s third-year exams? – A Tortoise

OWL Results - 2012–2015

 

MuggleNet OWLs

 

The MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations (OWLs) are held in the MuggleNet Great Hall every summer. There are 12 exams, one for each course taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

Care of Magical Creatures – 50 questions

Charms – 50 questions

Defense Against the Dark Arts – 50 questions

History of Magic – 50 questions

Potions – 50 questions

Transfiguration – 50 questions

Ancient Runes – 25 questions

Arithmancy – 25 questions

Astronomy – 25 questions

Divination – 25 questions

Herbology – 25 questions

Muggle Studies – 25 questions

Each exam is timed (30 minutes for 50-question exams and 20 minutes for 25-question exams) and contains questions of varying difficulty. The questions not only include material from the seven-book Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling as their primary source material but also may include items from outside the books. This includes J.K. Rowling’s Daily Prophet papers, Famous Witch and Wizard Trading Cards, Pottermore, Quidditch Through the AgesFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and more.

A recap of the exam results and winners can be viewed below.

2015

Held: June 14–June 27, 2015

Number of exams taken – 13,079

Outstanding – 986 (8%)

Exceeds Expectations – 1,349 (10%)

Acceptable – 3,006 (23%)

Poor – 3,712 (28%)

Dreadful – 3,482 (27%)

Troll – 544 (4%)

Number of candidates who took exams – 4,511

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2014

Held: June 16–June 29, 2014

Number of exams taken – 29,608

Outstanding – 2,648 (9%)

Exceeds Expectations – 3,331 (11%)

Acceptable – 6,914 (23%)

Poor – 8,155 (28%)

Dreadful – 7,299 (25%)

Troll – 1,044 (4%)

Number of candidates who took exams – 8,749

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2013

Held: July 7–July 28, 2013

Number of exams taken – 24,885

Outstanding – 1,938 (8%)

Exceeds Expectations – 2,922 (12%)

Acceptable – 6,547 (26%)

Poor – 7,140 (29%)

Dreadful – 5,319 (21%)

Troll – 1,019 (4%)

Number of candidates who took exams – 7,202

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2012

Held: June 11–June 24, 2012

Number of exams taken – 63,592

Number of candidates who took exams – 22,891

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MuggleNet 2015 Fandom Calendar

The staff of MuggleNet, led by the Creative and Marketing Director Kat Miller, created our third annual MuggleNet Fandom Calendar. This calendar was only available in digital format on both iOS and Android devices.

The monthly grid of the calendar included a variety of information for Harry Potter fans:

  • Holidays for the US, UK, and Canada
  • Birthdays of Harry Potter book characters
  • Birthdays of Harry Potter movie actors/actresses
  • Birthdays of MuggleNet staff members
  • Special anniversaries of book and film release dates
  • Special anniversaries of MuggleNet ancillaries and podcasts
  • Unique events that occurred in the Harry Potter series
  • Unique fandom dates (e.g., Quidditch World Cup, LeakyCon, etc.)
  • Advertisements from MuggleNet’s close associates and companies

The calendar was released on December 30, 2014, and was available for direct download.

Advent Calendar 2014

Calendar Image

 

MuggleNet Advent Calendar 2014

Artist: Keith James

 

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Emily Rice United Kingdom Signature Shop Photo signed by David Bradley (Argus Filch)
2 Suzy Leprince France Ravenclaw Wall Graphic from wallsauce.com
3 Christina LaPlante USA Any 5 T-shirts from Shirt Battle
4 Jessica Slater UK Swag bag full of books from Titan publishers
5 Kayla Alexander USA
Hufflepuff House Crest Wall Art By Noble Collection from Warner Bros.
 from our friends at Warner Bros. Consumer Products
6 Catherine Sullivan UK Kymera Remote Control Wand from The Wand Company
7 Luna Irazabal Uruguay Hufflepuff Tie & Scarf set from our friends at Alivan’s Master Wandmakers
8 Desire Ruggeri Argentina MinaLima autographed poster
9 David Johnson USA
Ravenclaw House Crest Wall Art By Noble Collection from Warner Bros.
 from our friends at Warner Bros. Consumer Products
10 Carla Giurleo Australia Gryffindor Wall Graphic from our friends at wallsauce.com
11 Austin Langley USA Personal phone call with Alan Gilmore – Art Director of the Harry Potter films and Universal Creative for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks
12 Amy Jones Ireland Signed, personalized, and dedicated copy of Size Matters Not by Warwick Davis
13 Karianne Collinge USA
Slytherin House Crest Wall Art By Noble Collection from Warner Bros.
 courtesy of Warner Bros. Consumer Products
14 Tobias Hausleitner Germany A playbill of The Cripple of Inishmaan autographed by Daniel Radcliffe
15 Danielle Wolswijk The Netherlands A Doctor Who Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver from The Wand Company
16 Ellison Woodward USA Harry Potter Kinect for XBOX 360 & Le Week-End Blu-ray
17 Jessica Punzel USA Classic Collection Wand and Wand Care Kit from Alivan’s Master Wandmakers
18 Zoie Matecsa Canada Bundle of shirts from TeeFury
19 Deanna Gras USA 4 rolls of “Hogwarts Castle and Owl Post” wallpaper
20 Charlotte Ingham UK Swag bag full of books from Titan publishers
21 Minal Daswani Hong Kong
Gryffindor House Crest Wall Art By Noble Collection from Warner Bros.
 courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros. Consumer Products
22 Natasha Mackey USA Any 5 T-shirts from ShirtBattle.com
23 Keely Martin Canada Hufflepuff Wall Graphic from our friends at wallsauce.com
24 Nindy Brouwers The Netherlands Slytherin Wall Graphic from our friends at wallsauce.com
25 Amy Luder UK Family Pack of tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Trivia

DAY QUESTION AND ANSWER
1 On what shelf in the Department of Mysteries was Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort’s prophecy placed? – 97
2 Which wizard did Professor McGonagall dance to a Weird Sisters song with at the Yule Ball? – Ludo Bagman
3 What is Arthur Weasley’s dearest ambition? – To discover how airplanes stay up
4 What does Luna wear around her neck? – A Butterbeer cork necklace
5 In what Ministry of Magic Department did Minerva McGonagall briefly work? – Department of Magical Law Enforcement
6 What is depicted within the tapestry on the seventh floor of Hogwarts? – Barnabas the Barmy attempting to train trolls to dance ballet
7 What song was being sung by both Hagrid and Charlie at Bill and Fleur’s wedding? – Odo the Hero
8 Who put Harry’s name into the Goblet of Fire? – Barty Crouch Jr.
9 Who does the Quibbler claim Sirius Black truly is? – The reclusive rock star, Stubby Boardman
10 What color were Albus Dumbledore’s robes during the “King’s Cross” chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? – Midnight blue
11 What is the name of the person who first owned the watch Molly Weasley gives to Harry for his 17th birthday? – Fabian Prewitt
12 Who is the first character with dialogue in Book 3? – Vernon Dursley
13 Which Quidditch team is known for burning their brooms upon defeat? – Toyohashi Tengu
14 What is the last line of dialogue spoken in the seven-book Harry Potter series? – “I know he will.”
15 On what day of the week did PS/SS start? – Tuesday
16 For how many years did Ollivander’s sell fine wands before Garrick Ollivander was kidnapped? – 2,378
17 What was Professor McGonagall’s father’s profession? – Minister (Reverend)
18 How many girls asked Harry to the Yule Ball? – 3
19 Who served as Headmaster when Tom Riddle first opened the Chamber of Secrets? – Armando Dippet
20 What is the password Ron uses to finally get access to Potterwatch? – Albus
21 On the first ride to Hogwarts, which Chocolate Frog Cards does Ron say he is missing? – Agrippa and Ptolemy
22 What is the exact order of dead bodies that Molly Weasley saw from the Boggart in the drawing room of 12 Grimmauld Place? – Ron, Bill, Arthur, Fred and George, Percy, Harry
23 What was the original middle name given to Hermione? – Jane
24 Name 5 famous Patronuses from the Harry Potter series, excluding Harry, Snape/Lily, and Dumbledore’s. – Many acceptable answers
25 Which professor left Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to teach at the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts? – Herbert Beery

WizOlympics 2014

 

WizOlympics 2014

 

All posts relating to this event can be found here.

MuggleNet 2014 Fandom Calendar

The staff of MuggleNet, led by the Creative and Marketing Director Kat Miller, created our second annual MuggleNet Fandom Calendar. This calendar included monthly images sent in by fans of MuggleNet of special locations used by the filmmakers of the Harry Potter series.

The monthly grid of the calendar included a variety of information for Harry Potter fans:

  • Holidays for USA, UK, and Canada
  • Birthdays of Harry Potter book characters
  • Birthdays of Harry Potter movie actors/actresses
  • Birthdays of MuggleNet staff members
  • Special anniversaries of book and film release dates
  • Special anniversaries of MuggleNet ancillaries and podcasts
  • Unique events that occurred in the Harry Potter series
  • Unique fandom dates (e.g., Quidditch World Cup, LeakyCon, etc.)
  • Advertisements from MuggleNet’s close associates and companies

The calendar was released to the public for purchase on November 28, 2013 and was only available until December 10, 2013 when the calendar was sold out.

This is the first year that MuggleNet offered a Digital Calendar and was included with the purchase of the calendar when ordered prior to December 8, 2013. This digital calendar was then offered to the public in 4 different formats (Book Events, Movie Events, Fandom Events, and the full calendar) on January 5, 2014.

 

MuggleNet Fandom Calendar 2014 Back Cover

Advent Calendar 2013

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MuggleNet Advent Calendar 2013

Artist: Keith James

 

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Christina W. Louisville, KY, USA (2) Wand-Handled Harry Potter Spoons from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop (1 to receive, 1 to give)
2 Vicky New Zealand Evanna Lynch and Robbie Jarvis autographed pictures
3 Amber B. Rapid City, SD, USA Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control from The Wand Company
4 Jonathan M. Costa Rica MinaLima poster from The Printorium
5 Mikayla F. Woodbridge, VA, USA Slytherin Tie and Scarf Set from Alivan’s Master Wandmakers
6 Mackenzie H-T Conway, SC, USA Deathly Hallows Framed Film Cell
7 Elle D. Buckinghamshire, England Autographed photo from Professor Flitwick of The Signature Shop
8 Lindsey H. Gainesville, FL, USA Philosopher’s Stone Ornament from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
9 Anna Camilla K. Norway Ryan Turner autograph and Gryffindor T-shirt
10 Jocelyn K. Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hogwarts Express Trolley Sweets Wizard Candy & Micro Lunch Box from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
11 Jacinta K. Australia Skype Call with Rohan Gotobed (Young Sirius Black in Deathly Hallows – Part 2)
12 Rita P. Portela, Portugal Goodie bag from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4
13 Valerie B. Canton, IL, USA Deathly Hallows Necklace
14 Alessia D. Quebec, Canada Adult Harry Potter Robe from BuyCostumes.com
15 Aaron B. Kankakee, IL, USA Broomstick Bookmarks
16 Rayanne M. Amarillo, TX, USA Set of Three Harry Potter Collectible Wands by Noble
17 Leanne Y. Hong Kong Skype Chat with Ellie Darcey-Alden
18 Alexandra M. Aragua, Venezuela Harry Potter Remote Control Wand from The Wand Company
19 Alex T. Fort Wayne, IN, USA Autographed StarKid Quidditch World Cup Poster
Images of poster
20 Bethan R. Whiltshire, England Meet and Greet with Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas from the Harry Potter film series)
21 Gabriella S. Saint Petersburg, FL, USA Harry Potter Chinese Fireball Dragon Egg Candy & Goblet of Fire Collectible Tin from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
22 Kristen K. USA Classic Collection wand of choice, complete with velvet satchel, box, and Certificate of Authenticityfrom Alivan’s Master Wandmakers
23 Luna I. Montevideo, Uruguay Autographed Griphook Photo signed by Warwick Davis from The Signature Shop
24 Emma H. East Lansing, MI, USA Harry Potter Bank with Gold Galleon & Silver Sickle Milk Chocolate Coins from Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop
25 Ryan L. Scotland (1) Family Studio Tour Gift Ticket pack (2 adults/2 kids OR 1 adult/3 kids) from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

 

Trivia

DAY QUESTION AND ANSWER
1 What is the name of the first character who speaks in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book? – Yaxley
2 What team won the IQA Quidditch World Cup VI this past April? – University of Texas at Austin
3 Who or what do the hosts of Alohomora! think Trelawney is sired to? – The Horcrux in Harry
4 What is the minimum number of NEWTs required to become an Auror? – 5 NEWTs
5 In what section of Pottermore did J.K. Rowling mention MuggleNet? – Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6: The Portkey, Moment 2: The Misty Moor, Portkeys
6 What is the name of the Hogwarts Librarian? – Irma Pince/Madam Pince
7 In Goblet of Fire, when the ghosts of Voldemort’s victims emerged from his wand, the original edition of the book had them in the wrong order. In later, corrected editions, who is the last ghost to appear? – James Potter
8 What is another name for the potion ingredient wolfsbane, besides aconite? – Monkshood
9 In which row is Trelawney’s prophecy about Voldemort and Harry placed within the Department of Mysteries? – Row 97
10 Which company designed the covers for each book seen in the Harry Potter movies? – MinaLima
11 Approximately how many pairs of glasses did Daniel Radcliffe go through in the course of filming the series? – 160
12 In what country might you find a Crumple-Horned Snorkack? – Sweden
13 What false identity does Harry use at Bill and Fleur’s wedding to escape notice? – Cousin Barny
14 Out of all the characters that we meet in the series, which house holds majority after Gryffindor? – Slytherin
15 Which ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes you on a thrilling journey inside the castle of Hogwarts? – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
16 In Order of the Phoenix, the number that Mr. Weasley punches into the telephone to get into the Ministry of Magic spells out what word? – MAGIC
17 What does the first known password used to enter the Gryffindor Common Room mean? – Dragon’s Head
BONUS QUESTION: Who is the artist for the Advent Calendar image? – Keith James
18 What is Slughorn’s favorite treat? – Crystallized pineapples
BONUS QUESTION: What English dessert is Harry’s favorite? – Treacle tart
19 During the 2013 MuggleNet Harry Potter Oscars, in how many categories was Alan Rickman nominated for an award? – 5
BONUS QUESTION: Who or what won the most MuggleNet Harry Potter Oscars? – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 movie
20 Match the four Hogwarts houses to the four elements (Earth, Fire, Air, and Water) that are attributed to them according to Pottermore. – Gryffindor (red and gold) – Fire, Slytherin (green and silver) – Water, Hufflepuff (yellow and black) – Earth, Ravenclaw (blue and bronze) – Air
BONUS QUESTION: Correctly name the colors associated with each house, again according to Pottermore. – Gryffindor – scarlett and gold, Hufflepuff – yellow and black, Ravenclaw – blue and bronze, Slytherin – emerald green and silver
21 Who sings the hit tune “A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love”? – Celestina Warbeck
BONUS QUESTION: What website is the World’s Number 1 Harry Potter Fansite? – MuggleNet
22 How many times was Peeves mentioned in the Harry Potter book series? – 164
BONUS QUESTION: Who was the most evil character from the Harry Potter series? – Lord Voldemort (Dolores Umbridge was also accepted)
23 Which professor was with the MuggleNet Academia team during the LIVE Keynote show at MISTI-Con this past May? – Professor Janet Scott Batchler
BONUS QUESTION: Who are the hosts of MuggleNet Academia? – Keith Hawk and John Granger
24 Name 5 of the 11 Potter locations that were visited on our Road Trip Wednesday features. – Many acceptable answers
BONUS QUESTION: We have reviewed two plays starring which Potter alum? – Harry Melling
25 On what date was the video game LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 released? – November 11, 2011
BONUS QUESTION: Who wrote the Harry Potter book series? – J.K. Rowling (if you got it wrong… shame on you  )

MuggleNet's Harry Potter Oscars 2013

 

Harry Potter Oscars

 

Fans were able to cast their votes in the following categories for MuggleNet’s Harry Potter Oscars. The nominees were chosen using a system similar to the actual Academy Awards, with MuggleNet staff members serving as “the Academy.”

Here are the categories, nominees, and winners.

Live Awards Show

On February 24, 2012, MuggleNet hosted a live awards show for our Harry Potter Oscars hosted in a Google+ Hangout on YouTube with hundreds of fans. The categories, nominees, nomination videos, and winners can be seen above. We had MuggleNet staff members hosting and MANY special guests presenting awards.

Check out the ceremony below.

Hosts: Keith Hawk, Laura Medicoff, Caleb Graves, Claire Furner, Eric Scull, and Laura Reilly

Producers: Kat Miller and Jonathon Rosenthal

All videos created by Laura Reilly

Guest Presenters, in order of appearance:

  • Dave Wedzik - Alivan's Master Wandmakers
  • Arthur Parsons - Harry Potter LEGO Video Game Director
  • Andrew Slack - Harry Potter Alliance Charity Co-Founder
  • Megan Barrow - Webmistress of Magical Menagerie and Matthew-Lewis.com
  • Mark Oshiro - Blogger of "Mark Reads Harry Potter" fame
  • Rosie Morris - MuggleNet Fan Fiction Webmistress
  • Jonathon Rosenthal - Founder of TGTSHBN and Chair for MISTI-Con
  • Keith Cardin - Creator of myHogwarts and Head of Camp 9 3/4
  • Terrance Pinkston, Jr. - Hogwarts Radio Host
  • Afshan Azad - Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films
  • Alison Fahey - MuggleNet Staffer
  • Matthew Ziff - Actor and Quidditch player for University of Miami
  • Alexandra Maher - MuggleNet Social Media Manager
  • Dan Bergstein - Sparknotes Blogger of "Blogging Harry Potter" and "Twilight" fame
  • Irvin Khaytman - MuggleNet Editorialist hpboy13
  • Ellie Darcey-Alden - Young Lily Evans in the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 film
  • Micah Tannenbaum - MuggleCast Host
  • Alex Benepe - Co-Founder and CEO of the International Quidditch Association
  • Joe Moses - Team StarKid member, famous for portraying Snape in the AVPM series
  • Lev Grossman - Best-selling author of The Magicians series and TIME Book Critic
  • Noah Fried - Alohomora! Host and MuggleNet Content Manager
  • Emerson Spartz - Founder of MuggleNet and CEO of Spartz Media
  • Chris Rankin - Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films
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Official Oscar Categories

Best Actor Over 30

  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Gary Oldman as Sirius Black
  • Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy
  • Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
  • Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore

Best Actor Under 30

  • Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
  • James Phelps as Fred Weasley
  • Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
  • Oliver Phelps as George Weasley
  • Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
  • Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

Best Actress Over 30

  • Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
  • Emma Thompson as Sybill Trelawney
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge
  • Julie Walters as Molly Weasley

Best Actress Under 30

  • Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
  • Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood
  • Jessie Cave as Lavender Brown
  • Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best Composer/Score

  • Alexandre Desplat - Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Alexandre Desplat - Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • John Williams - Sorcerer's Stone
  • John Williams - Chamber of Secrets
  • John Williams - Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Nicholas Hooper - Order of the Phoenix
  • Nicholas Hooper - Half-Blood Prince
  • Patrick Doyle - Goblet of Fire

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuarón - Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Chris Columbus - Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chris Columbus - Chamber of Secrets
  • David Yates - Order of the Phoenix
  • David Yates - Half-Blood Prince
  • David Yates - Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • David Yates - Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Mike Newell - Goblet of Fire

Best Film Overall

  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best Hair

  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Emma Thompson as Sybill Trelawney
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Jason Issacs as Lucius Malfoy

Best Visual Effects

  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

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Potterized Categories

Best Actor in a Hero Role

  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
  • Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
  • Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

Best Actor in a Non-Human Role

  • John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick
  • Leslie Phillips as the Sorting Hat
  • Shirley Henderson as Moaning Myrtle
  • Toby Jones as Dobby
  • Warwick Davis as Griphook

Best Actor in a Villain Role

  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge
  • Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy
  • Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort

Best Guest Performance

  • Christian Coulson as Tom Riddle
  • David Tennant as Barty Crouch, Jr.
  • Jim Broadbent as Horace Slughorn
  • Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter
  • Sir Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart

Best Performance by a Hogwarts Professor

  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
  • Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore
  • Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
  • Sir Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart

Best Performance by a Ministry of Magic Employee

  • Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour
  • George Harris as Kingsley Shacklebolt
  • Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge
  • Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley
  • Robert Hardy as Cornelius Fudge

Best Performance by a Squib or Muggle

  • David Bradley as Argus Filch
  • Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley
  • Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley
  • Pam Ferris as Marge Dursley
  • Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley

Best Performance by a Weasley

  • James Phelps as Fred Weasley
  • Julie Walters as Molly Weasley
  • Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley
  • Oliver Phelps as George Weasley
  • Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

Best Pet in a Leading Role

  • Crookshanks
  • Errol
  • Fang
  • Hedwig
  • Scabbers

Best Supporting Student

  • Devon Murray as Seamus Finnigan
  • Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen
  • Jessie Cave as Lavender Brown
  • Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
  • Sean Biggerstaff as Oliver Wood

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Technical Categories

Best Corny Line or Scene

  • "Don't worry... I will be."
  • "Everything's going to change now, isn't it?"
  • "He was their friend!"
  • "I love magic."
  • "Something worth fighting for."

Best Ending

  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best Harry and Voldemort Showdown

  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best Horcrux Destruction

  • The Cup
  • The Diadem
  • The Diary
  • Harry Potter
  • The Locket
  • Nagini

Best New Scene (Not in the Books)

  • Harry and Hermione dance in the tent
  • Harry and Luna talk while she feeds Thestrals
  • Neville and Luna romance
  • Neville vs. Death Eaters on the bridge
  • Wand tribute for Dumbledore

Best Non-Human Digital Design

  • The Basilisk
  • Buckbeak
  • The Deathly Hallows dragon
  • Dobby
  • Fawkes

Best Opening

  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best Visualization of a Spell

  • Avada Kedavra
  • Expecto Patronum
  • Lumos Maxima
  • Morsmordre
  • Sectumsempra

Best Wand Design

  • Albus Dumbledore (The Elder Wand)
  • Hermione Granger
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Lucius Malfoy
  • Sirius Black

Best Wizarding Location or Set

  • The Burrow
  • The Chamber of Secrets
  • Diagon Alley
  • The Great Hall
  • The Ministry of Magic

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In Memoriam Video

MuggleNet 2013 Fandom Calendar

The staff of MuggleNet, led by the Creative and Marketing Director Kat Miller created our first MuggleNet Fandom Calendar. This calendar included monthly images of various aspects of the Harry Potter fandom, such as Quidditch, Wizard Rock, Conventions, and more.

The monthly grid of the calendar included a variety of information for Harry Potter fans:

  • Holidays for USA, UK, and Canada
  • Birthdays of Harry Potterbook character
  • Birthdays of Harry Pottermovie actors/actresses
  • Birthdays of MuggleNet staff members
  • Special anniversaries of book and film release dates
  • Special anniversaries of MuggleNet ancillaries and podcasts
  • Unique events that occurred in the Harry Potterseries
  • Unique fandom dates (e.g., Quidditch World Cup, LeakyCon, etc.)
  • Special dates for Harry Potter related trips
  • Advertisements from MuggleNet’s close associates and companies

The calendar was released to the public for purchase on November 22, 2012 and was only available until December 31, 2012.

 

 

MuggleNet Fandom Calendar 2013

Advent Calendar 2012

Calendar Image

 

Advent Calendar 2012

Artist: Emmanuel Oquendo

 

Winners

DAY NAME LOCATION PRIZE
1 Victoria V. California, USA MinaLima signed poster
2 Gingi H. Georgia, USA 10-9 Nano iPhone 4 case
3 Kelly G. Indiana, USA Tom Riddle’s Diary
4 Mariah F. Ontario, Canada Alivan’s gift
5 Maddie Croll D. New Zealand Kymera Wand Remote Control
6 Gabby H. North Carolina, USA Harry Potter: The Exhibition prize pack
7 Samantha D. Minnesota, USA Personalized, autographed photograph from Ellie Darcey-Alden (Young Lily Evans)
8 Katie L. Oregon, USA Harry Potter Clue game
9 Katie R. Florida, USA Alivan’s gift
10 Nina H. Southampton, UK Personalized, autographed Size Matters Not book by Warwick Davis
11 Mercy O. New York, USA Ron Weasley Artefact Box
12 Rachel B. Georgia, USA Hermione Granger Artefact Box
13 Emily J. Michigan, USA Time-Turner Collectible
14 Terry S. Victoria, Australia MinaLima signed poster
15 Ash M. Oxford, UK Personalized, autographed book & photograph from Ryan Turner (Hugo Weasley)
16 Erin T. Massachusetts, USA The Casual Vacancy book
17 Nicole F. New York, USA Matthew Lewis signed photo
18 Aishwarya S. Maharashtra, India Kymera Wand Remote Control
19 Mafalda C. Evora, Portugal MinaLima signed poster
20 Peter D. Wisconsin, USA iPad Leather Case with Hogwarts Logo from 10-9 Nano
21 Melissa W. Oklahoma, USA Alivan’s gift
22 Erin H. Australia HP Special Edition Poster Calendar
23 Blakeley S. Massachusetts, USA Alivan’s gift
24 Rebecca P. Gloucestershire, England Family Ticket for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
25 Nicole A. New York, USA 2013 MuggleNet Fandom Calendar

Trivia

DAY ANSWER

1

Bodleian Library, Oxford University
2 Tonks & Lupin (Bill & Fleur were married on August 1!)
3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
4

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

5 Jason Cockcroft is the UK illustrator for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
6 The Wizard came to life first
7 Bill Weasley received 12 OWLs (Percy, 12; Fred & George, 3 each; Ron, 7; Charlie & Ginny, unknown)
8 A Snitch Snatch in Muggle Quidditch is worth 30 points
9 A pack of non-explodable, luminous balloons, a Grow-Your-Own-Warts kit, & a wizard chess set
10 Alohomora is used 8 times in the series (PS/SS, 2; PoA, 1; OotP, 3; HBP, 1; DH, 1)
11 Elphinstone Urquart was McGonagall’s husband
12 Hagrid’s handwriting is described as a “scribble”
13 The first store Harry goes into in Diagon Alley is Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions
14 The seventh chapter of the seventh book is “The Will of Albus Dumbledore”
15 Members of the cast visited the WWoHP on May 20, 2010
16 Severus Snape is mentioned 1956 times in the Potter books
17 Morgana is the first Wizard Card Ron gets on the Hogwarts Express
18 The photos were taken for JKR’s Casual Vacancy reading in NYC
19 The first creature Harry encountered in the Second Task was a Grindylow
20 There were 5 Horcruxes left for Harry to find after Dumbledore was AK’d (Locket, Cup, Diadem, Nagini, Harry)
21 Evanna Lynch was most excited to meet Daniel Radcliffe
22 Eric Scull & Josée Leblanc are the two voices at the beginning of the Academia podcast
23 MuggleNet is currently selling their 2013 Fandom Calendar!
24 The Alohomora! team discussed “Brothers Riddle” on Episode 10
25

What was the best HP gift you’ve ever received?

March Madness 2012

In the United States, during the month of March, there is a fierce competition between 64 of the best college basketball teams nationwide, known as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Basketball Tournament. The end goal: Be crowned champion.

MuggleNet did a similar tournament involving the Harry Potter series, taking 64 characters that were selected and ranked 1-16 and positioned in four tournament brackets. The tournament voting was open to all to select a favorite character per match-up. Each round lasted between two and three days before the winner was determined and who would advance to the next round.

The final winner was crowned on April 3, with Hermione Granger defeating Harry Potter.

 

MuggleNet March Madness 2012

Advent Calendar 2011

Calendar Image

 

MuggleNet Advent Calendar 2011

Artist: Keith James

 

Winners

DAY NAME COUNTRY PRIZE
1 Skye McAllister Ontario, Canada The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
2 Teressa Miller New York, USA Kymera Wand Remote Control
3 Brandon Huffman Pennsylvania, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Candy Kit
4 Ferrinn Bridson Michigan, USA Alivan’s Classic Wand
5 Lizz Kralik Utah, USA Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
6 Megan Sweeney California, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
7 Nora Joyner Ontario, Canada The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Candy Kit
8 Jenna County Down, UK Through the Keyhole anthology book
9 Kylie O’Brien Queensland, Australia Dear Mr. Potter book
10 Roxanne Nantais Quebec, Canada Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
11 Bai Beatty Texas, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
12 Anne Dirks Netherlands Sharpen Your Quill: A Self-Improvement Guide to Writing
13 Evelyn Alejandro Texas, USA IQA gift set
14 Richard DelPlato New York, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Candy Kit
15 Laura Gaskell Western Australia Alivan’s Collectible
16 Lauren Rice New Hampshire, USA Kymera Wand Remote Control
17 Drew Markham Calgary, Canada Dear Mr. Potter book signed by author
18 Allison Frederick Pennsylvania, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
19 Melanie Pridgen Pennsylvania, USA Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
20 Sarah Oakey Shizuoka-ken, Japan Deathly Hallows – Part 2 T-shirt
21 Rachel Kositsky Massachusetts, USA Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
22 Jennifer Koenig Connecticut, USA The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Candy Kit
23 Sonika Agarwal Mumbai, India Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
24 Ben Emerald North Carolina, USA Page to Screen tote bag & MuggleNet T-shirt
25 Shannon Vancouver, Canada Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey