Tag Archives: magic

Epilogue: 19 Weeks Later


Can you imagine what the wizarding world would look like 19 weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts? 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 »

“Harry Potter” and “Divergent”: Abnegation

Abnegation title

A life of selflessness awaits the members of Abnegation as we consider who from the "Potter" world would choose this faction as their home. Read More »

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

Harry Hogwarts Letter

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 You Want to Plan a Yule Ball

Yule Ball

Ever dream of attending the Yule Ball? How about hosting your own instead? I'll show you how to put it all together based off of my experience from running a "Potter" club in college. Read More »

Muggle No More – A Year of Diagon Alley

Wizarding World Diagon Alley

It's been a year since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley opened its doors. Today we look back on our favorite parts with some insight from the people who made it happen. Read More »

Jobs These Nine “Harry Potter” Characters Would Have If They Were Muggles

dumbledore's army

Removed from a world where a hat gives you the ultimate aptitude test and you get to have “a cool wizard job” when you grow up, here’s what we reckon the "Harry Potter" characters would have gotten up to after they left school. Includes activism, infamy, and "The Wolf of Wall Street". Read More »

Epilogue: 19 Days Later

Battle of Hogwarts 11

A miniseries speculating what may have occurred in the wizarding world between the end of the final battle and the epilogue at King's Cross. What happened 19 days after Voldemort fell? Read More »

Lost Lucius His Servant, Gained Dobby His Freedom

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Dobby the house-elf gained his freedom on May 30, 1993. Take a moment to show recognition and solidarity to Dobby and for some of the ideals SPEW aimed for. Read More »

Epilogue: 19 Minutes Later

Battle of Hogwarts 11

We know what happened 19 years after the final battle, but how about 19 minutes after? A miniseries that puts speculation and opinions together to idealize what occurred between the Final Battle and the epilogue. Read More »

Seven magical reasons to join us at Expo Patronum!

Inside Knight Bus

Are you a Muggle still trying to decide if you should attend Expo Patronum? Not sure what kind of experience you'll have or what to do in London while you're there? We've come up with seven magical reasons why you should pack your trunk and get your fireplace connected to the Floo Network for this exciting new event. Read More »

Ten of the best Dumbledore quotes


Albus Dumbledore indisputably has some of the best quotes of the "Harry Potter" series. His remarks range from inspirational to cleverly humorous and are always carefully crafted and witty. Here are ten of Dumbledore’s best quotes. Of course, there are far more than ten, but this list is just a start. Feel free to post some of your favorite quotes in the comments section. Read More »

Potter DIY: Spell books

Brews and Potions Book_The Crafty Cupboard[5]

These spell books are sure to add that final bit of magic to your "Potter"-themed party or room decor or can even be made to complete cosplay costumes! Read More »

Book Review: “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher


It's the fifteenth book of the Dresden Files. I know some avid readers who say the series has long since become same-old, same-old. Weirdly enough, I'm still engaged. Read More »

Book Review: “The Tree of Water” by Elizabeth Haydon


In the fourth book of The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, the young Nain explorer continues his journeys to find out all the magic in the world and report it to a good young king. He has already explored the thieves' quarter of the city of Kingston, stopped a war between the dwarflike Nain and the elflike Lirin, and survived an encounter with Scarnag the dragon who represents earth-magic. Read More »

Feelings behind the flick: On emotion and magic


Magic really isn’t just a simple “swish and flick” as Professor Flitwick so elegantly put it, and here's why. Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 99: “Extra Awkward” – now available!


MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", jumps out of bed and into Harry's dreams on this week's episode. Join hosts Kat, Michael, and Eric, along with special guest Lindsay Cummings - author of "The Murder Complex" and "The Balance Keepers" - as they "inspect" Chapter 21 of "Order of the Phoenix", "The Eye of the Snake." Read More »

Bloomsbury relaunches “Harry Potter” site for new release


Have you heard about Bloomsbury's new "Harry Potter" website? Click here to read more about it! Read More »

Book Review: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The narrator never tells us his name. He never says exactly whose funeral brings him back to the town where he grew up. Until he arrives at the shore of the pond beyond the farmhouse at the end of the lane he used to live on, he doesn't even know what has brought him back here. And then he remembers it all. Read More »

15 times “Harry Potter” influenced the world we live in today

Dementor Wasp

Muggle tested, "Potter" approved. Read More »