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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 44: “Is there such a thing as Harry Potter Canon anymore?”

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Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of Host Keith Hawk, Managing Editor for MuggleNet, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts Saga. In this lesson, we discuss Wizarding World tsunami of new material and other work from Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and whether or not we should consider these storylines as part of the Potter canon. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 43: “Tris Transfigured: Allegiant meets Potter”

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Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of Host Keith Hawk, Managing Editor for MuggleNet, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts Saga. In this lesson, we discuss the recent cinematic release of the Divergent Series: Allegiant with special emphasis on the similarities and contrasts between Veronica Roth's written material and Lionsgate's cinematic journey. Read More »

Book Review: “Kill the Boy Band” by Goldy Moldavsky

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Goldy Moldavsky’s "Kill the Boy Band" is exactly as much fun it sounds. The novel follows four teenage girls who are huge fans of British band the Ruperts. In fact, they’re such big fans that when they’re unable to score tickets to the band's Thanksgiving show in NYC, they book a room in the same hotel where the band will be staying in hopes of glimpsing their idols. After they’ve checked in, it seems like they’re in for the night of their lives - until they (sort of) accidentally kidnap one of the members of the band. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 42: “Pottermore’s Sorting Hat: The Dark Triad Dirty Dozen”

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 42: "Pottermore’s Sorting Hat: The Dark Triad Dirty Dozen," which discusses the Pottermore Sorting Quiz by J.K. Rowling and what the resultant House assignment really tells about you and your personality. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“Star Wars” Fans: “MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 41: “Lightsabers and Wands” is NOW Available for Download

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 41: "Lightsabers and Wands," which discusses the global phenomenon "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and its comparisons and contrasts to the "Harry Potter" series. Enjoy the show! Read More »

A Whole New World (of Cocktails)

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Fandom plus alcohol is an even more wondrous thing because the depths of the Internet has yielded themed drinks for many characters in the "Harry Potter" universe. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 40: “The Wizarding War Was Won on the Quidditch Pitch of Hogwarts” is NOW Available for Download

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 40, which discusses the symbols and literary alchemy found within the wizarding game of Quidditch. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 39: “The Boy Who Lived, All Grown Up” Is Now Available for Download

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Download the latest in the most popular academic podcast on the "Harry Potter" series as "MuggleNet Academia" takes a look at Hutcheon's Adaptation Theory within the world of the "Potter" fandom. Lesson 39 is now available! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 38: “The Harry Potter Lexicon – Here and Back Again” Is Now Available for Download

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In this lesson, we discuss "The Harry Potter Lexicon", the ultimate resource of facts and information on the "Harry Potter" series, with creator and owner Steve Vander Ark. Read More »

A Brief History of Fan Fiction in Celebration of MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s 11th Anniversary

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Grab an extra large mug of tea, wrap yourself up in the comfiest blanket you have, and get ready to spend the entire day on the couch, reading, because today is Fan Fiction Day. Read on for a quick rundown of fan fiction as a whole and then a very brief list of recommended Potterverse fan fiction. Read More »

Alivan’s: Making Magic Real!

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Looking for a magical wand to call your own? Look no further! Read More »

Armageddon Expo 2015 – Auckland, New Zealand: Roundup and Gallery

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Held at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds over the Labor Day weekend, the Armageddon Expo celebrated its 20th anniversary with a host of festivities, exhibits, and panels. Natalia Tena, who portrayed Nymphadora Tonks in the "Harry Potter" films, was among the celebrity line-up to mark the occasion. Read More »

Theater Review: “Harry Potter and the Inappropriate Hallowe’en”

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"Harry Potter and the Inappropriate Hallowe'en" tells the story of Harry Potter many years after the events of "Deathly Hallows". Shown only once at the Leicester Square Theatre, it was side-splittingly hilarious. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 37: “Harry Potter for Nerds II: Essays for Lit Geeks” is NOW Available for Download

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In this lesson, the editors of "Harry Potter for Nerds II", Prinzi and McDaniel, talk with Keith Hawk and John Granger about Lupin, twins in Harry Potter, Quidditch, Gothic tropes, reverse alchemy, Dumbledore’s mom, the White Rose Society, and even another look at Squibs, subjects explored in depth in "For Nerds II". Read More »

30 Days Until CONjuration – Will YOU Be There?

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That's right, folks. We have now hit the 30-day mark until CONjuriation is well under way, and we want to remind you lovely readers of why this event is going to be totally awesome! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 36: “Violence Against Women in Harry Potter” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this look at all of the "Violence Against Women in Harry Potter" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 34: “Magick Moste Evile – Harry and the Horrible Horcruxes” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this exciting discussion on "Magick Moste Evile - Harry and the Horrible Horcruxes" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

We Were All There Together, or Being 14 Sucks, But It’ll Be Okay

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On this day in history, Harry Potter's first letter from Hogwarts arrived. I'm almost 30 and still waiting for mine, but I might not need it quite as much as I used to. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 31: “Books Within the Books of Harry Potter” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this exciting discussion on "Books Within the Books of Harry Potter" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

Getting Fit with the Hogwarts Running Club

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You mean we can run around the neighborhood in our Hogwarts robes and earn cool medals for it?! I know what I'm doing with my summer now. Read More »