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The Importance of Hearing Out Our Opponents

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The upcoming additions to the "Potter" story have provided many new areas for fan disagreement and debate. Here are some of J.K. Rowling's words from her PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award acceptance speech that can help us keep the discussions from devolving into flame wars. Read More »

UK Bookshop Pledges “Cursed Child” Profits to Local Schools

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In a move worthy of J.K. Rowling herself, London's Big Green Bookshop has pledged that all profits from pre-orders of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will go to local school libraries. Read More »

J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Performance Of “Cursed Child” to Benefit Lumos

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J.K. Rowling will be in attendance at a special gala performance of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in September! Find out how you can get your tickets NOW! Read More »

Finding a Silver Lining in the Release of the “Fantastic Beasts” Screenplay Book

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Fans are torn in their reactions to the news of a published "Fantastic Beasts" script hitting stores in November. While I am among those fans who have both positive and negative feelings toward this release, my overall reaction is much more positive. Here are some of the reasons why I will be buying the screenplay the day after I watch the "Fantastic Beasts" film in theaters. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Screenplay to Be Published as a Book!

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Much of the community has been excited by the prospect of a "Harry Potter" universe film that isn't adapted from a previously published book - if the story was originally intended for the screen, we don't have to worry about them not getting our favorite parts right. Now, in an unexpected move, Pottermore has announced that Little, Brown UK and Scholastic will be publishing the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts" as a book. Read More »

The Teaser Trailer for “Fantastic Beasts” Is Here!

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We learned last week that new footage from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" would be revealed at the MTV Movie Awards - and our patience has been rewarded! Just minutes ago, a teaser trailer aired. Luckily for those of us without television, the trailer was simultaneously released online. Read More »

New “Harry Potter” Jigsaw Puzzles Are on Their Way!

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The New York Puzzle Company, a jigsaw puzzle company focusing on nostalgic illustrations from vintage advertising, book covers, and magazines, has announced that, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, it will be manufacturing a set of "Harry Potter" jigsaw puzzles featuring the original series artwork by Mary GrandPré! Read More »

J.K. Rowling Recounts Horrific Circumstances Leading to Lumos Founding

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We all know about the vital work that Lumos does in bettering the lives of vulnerable children and their families, and in a special report released today, the "Sunday Times" recounts the events that motivated J.K. Rowling to found the charitable organization. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Talks Rejection After “Potter”

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J.K. Rowling bonds with fans and fellow writers over rejection letters. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Among “Time”‘s Most Influential People on the Internet

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We always knew J.K. Rowling was magical! Alongside the likes of Kanye West, Laci Green, and *cough* VoldeTrump, the author has been named one of "Time"'s "Most Influential People on the Internet." Rowling has seven million followers on Twitter, and anything she says instantly spreads all over the Internet - so we're not surprised. 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 »

Filling in Plot Holes

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"History of Magic in North America" gave us new information about wandless magic. Let's explore Quirrell's snappy spells, Voldemort's pernicious powers, and the mischievous magic of the Boy Who Lived! 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 »

Full Cast Announced for “Cursed Child”, Rehearsals Begin!

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Ever since the first casting announcement for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" was released back in December, fans have been eagerly waiting to discover who would make up the rest of the cast. Well, we don't have to wait any longer - the full cast has been revealed today! What's more, it has also been revealed that rehearsals have begun! Read More »

“SpeakBeasty” Episode 5: “We Ship Newtina”

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Join the "SpeakBeasty" team for a fantastic Valentine's Day episode, discussing potential ships, what lies ahead at Ilvermorny, and the questionable romantic tendencies of Shapeshifters! Read More »

“Cursed Child” Script Tops Bestseller Charts

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In what comes as a surprise to no one, the script book for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" has topped bestseller charts since its announcement yesterday. Read More »

Scholastic, Little Brown UK to Publish “Cursed Child” Script This Summer!

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Only a couple of weeks ago, we were cautiously optimistic that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" would be published as a book sooner than we had originally hoped, meaning that those fans unable to make the trip to London to see the show wouldn't be missing out on reading the next chapter of Harry's (and Albus's) story. Now, we have confirmation - the full script of "Cursed Child" WILL be published this summer! Read More »

Show Me the Galleons!

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The best things in life are free. Unfortunately, you still have to pay for everything else. MuggleNet finds what our everyday costs would look like in Galleons. Read More »

Jamie Parker, Katie Leung Talk “Cursed Child” Casting Debate

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Actor Jamie Parker, who will be taking on the role of an older Harry in the upcoming stage production "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", and former "Potter" alumna Katie Leung (Cho Chang) have spoken out about the casting of actress Noma Dumezweni in the role of Hermione. Read More »

Seven Real-Life “Potter” Experiences

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With "Harry Potter" long over, and "Fantastic Beasts" and "The Cursed Child" still out of reach, how does a serious Potterhead fulfill the gaping void in their lives? Here are some real-life experiences to distract us from a Potterless existence. Read More »