Tag Archives: J.K. Rowling

“Cursed Child” Playwright Jack Thorne Gives Insight Into His Process in New Interview

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In the time since it was confirmed that the title of the upcoming stage play would be "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," we've heard a bit from director John Tiffany about his involvement with the play, and now a new interview from The Times gives us a peek into "Cursed Child" playwright Jack Thorne's process! Read More »

Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol Get Ready for “Fantastic Beasts”!

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It's an exciting time to be a "Harry Potter" fan! With most of the main cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" announced, filming is sure to be getting underway very soon. In the meantime, "Fantastic Beasts" cast members seem almost as excited as the fans are that this is all really happening! Read More »

Eight Things We Wouldn’t Mind If J.K. Rowling Were Our Neighbor


Here's something you don't think about everyday: There are people who are J.K. Rowling's neighbors. Recently, those neighbors complained to the media that the gardeners the author hired to trim her 30-ft hedges were causing traffic around the neighborhood. Those people clearly don't know how lucky they have it. Here's a few things we wouldn't mind if J.K. Rowling were our neighbor. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Lizzie – July 26, 2015


New Fan of the Week Lizzy - a Ravenclaw from Florida - shares her inspiring story of how she became a fan of the books and what her awesome Patronus would be! 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 »

So What’s It Like to Audition for “Fantastic Beasts”?


Yesterday, thousands of young girls turned out to audition for the role of Modesty in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" while most of us sat at home and wished we were 12 years old again so that we could take part. While we here at MuggleNet can't grant that wish for you, we can give you the next best thing — an inside look at what attending the auditions was like! We've got an interview with Chloe Hackett, a young actress who attended the casting call yesterday. Read More »

Bloomsbury Announces Deluxe Edition of Illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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While we all eagerly await the fully illustrated edition of the first "Harry Potter" book, set to be released in October, Bloomsbury has announced something exciting for collectors - there will be a deluxe edition of the book. Read More »

Social Roundup: A Week of Self-Promotion


Wimbledon, Comic Con, a Royal christening - it has been quite the week! Check out the Potter alumni's involvement for these activities, in this week's social roundup. Read More »

Lumos to Support Research on Institutions by NUI Galway


Lumos, the charity begun by J.K. Rowling, has teamed up with NUI Galway to research a troubling part of children's institutionalization. Read More »

“Cursed Child” Director John Tiffany on Meeting Jo and Becoming a Part of the “Harry Potter” World

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The fandom is still abuzz over last week's revelation that the "Harry Potter" stage play, originally announced in 2013, was going to be called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Now, collaborator and director John Tiffany has given his first interview about what it's like to be a part of such a highly anticipated production - and tells how he met J.K. Rowling 20 years ago when she was still writing the first "Harry Potter" book. Read More »

Why Was Peter Pettigrew a Gryffindor?

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Why was Peter Pettigrew a Gryffindor? Read More »

Who Is the Cursed Child? Let the Speculation Begin!


We have a title, but do we have a who? Speculation rages on over the mystery of the "Cursed Child" in J.K. Rowling's new "Harry Potter" play! Read More »

CONFIRMED: Has the Title of the “Harry Potter” Stage Play Been Revealed?!


It's been over a year and a half since J.K. Rowling confirmed that there would be a "Harry Potter" stage play, and it looks like there just might finally be some news about what the play will be called - and what it will entail. Read More »

Ediciones Salamandra Releases New Spanish-Language Editions of “Harry Potter”


Spanish Publishers, in conjunction with Ediciones Salamandra, has just this month released new Spanish-language editions of all seven "Harry Potter" books. Read More »

The Things We Lost: Remembering Sirius Black

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How Sirius Black's death helped us process our own losses and feel less alone. Read More »

Universal Orlando’s WWoHP Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary!

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It's hard to believe that it has been five years since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando first opened! Five years out, millions of "Potter" fans have visited the park, the Diagon Alley expansion has opened, and Hogsmeade parks have opened at several locations around the world. Read More »

Scholastic to Release New Editions of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages”

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Just in time for "Fantastic Beasts" fever to really get off the ground, Scholastic is releasing new US editions of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages" on June 30! Originally published in 2001, the American editions of these Hogwarts textbooks have remained largely unchanged until now. Read More »

Katherine Waterston Cast as Porpentina in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”!


Now that we've got our Newt Scamander in Eddie Redmayne, it was only a matter of time before more "Fantastic Beasts" casting news was released. We've now learned that actress Katherine Waterston will play the role of Tina, short for Porpentina, a woman who meets Newt in New York City and will play a "pivotal role" in his adventures. Read More »

Release date, cover, and plot overview revealed for Robert Galbraith’s “Career of Evil”!

Career of Evil US, UK Covers Revealed

A little over a month ago we learned that Robert Galbraith's third Cormoran Stirke novel will be called "Career of Evil", and now we've got an exact release date, a short teaser of the plot, and the first images of the US and UK covers! Read More »

You Went to Hogwarts. We Were All There Together.


J.K. Rowling’s tweet today is a short but sweet reminder to us that our invitation to Hogwarts doesn’t come in a sealed envelope –it comes with one simple, extraordinary sentence. Read More »