MuggleCast #271: “Happy Christmas” now available!

This Christmas, as you are sitting by the fireplace after dinner and contemplating a much-deserved rest, consider playing the latest episode of MuggleCast, here just in time for the holiday! The hosts return for the first time since September to catch you up on the latest and greatest news in the Harry Potter fandom. Topics include:

– J.K. Rowling is producing a Harry Potter play – is it the right decision for the fandom?
– Universal confirms The Leaky Cauldron restaurant, webcast with more details coming January 23.
– Bloomsbury to republish the entire Harry Potter series “fully illustrated.” Will we purchase?
– Alfonso Cuarón is interested in directing the Fantastic Beasts movie series.
– Eric plugs Game of Owns and Alohomora!
– What do Harry Potter fans have to look forward to in 2014?
– Listener emails address the topic of who should play Newt Scamander.
– Micah reads a Snape/Hermione fan fiction to get you into the cozy holiday spirit.

For more information about the show, you can check out the MuggleCast website. If you haven’t already, you can always subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Or to listen directly (or download the show), you can click here.

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time, he’s presided over a number of sections, including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the recently revived Crazy Caption Contest. Eric is a Hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.