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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 47: “How to Write Like Rowling”

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In this academic lesson, we talk about "Harry Potter" as a literary artifact and how we can use the series to help aspiring writers become better at their craft. WebBloggers C.S. Plotter and Christine Frazier join us for this great lesson. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 46: “Saving All of Our Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts for the Upcoming Releases”

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In this academic lesson, we take a look at the upcoming wizarding world releases and content and discuss the shadow that hangs over the material. Joining us are returning guests Professor Janet Batchler of USC and recent graduate Amy Hogan. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 45: “District 9 3/4 – Harry Potter and the Hunger Games: Critical Insights”

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In this academic lesson, a critical insight to the widely popular "Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins. On the surface, the stories could not be more different: One is contemporary school boy Gothic with a rich undercurrent of humor and satire, while the other is dystopian fiction and almost unfailingly grim. Find out why they are more similar than at first glance. Read More »

“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 a 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 »

“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 »