APRIL FOOLS! MuggleNet Remains One Site for All




Yesterday, MuggleNet announced that we would be celebrating our 20th birthday by dividing our fans into MuggleNet Junior and MuggleNet After Dark based on age. But as Dumbledore says, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided” (GoF 723). We would never dream of splitting up our community! MuggleNet has always been and will always be age inclusive. From the newest of students just receiving their Hogwarts letters to Nicolas Flamel himself, everyone is welcome at MuggleNet.

We love that Potter passion spans generations, and we’re proud to cater to the interests of kids, teens, and adults with news, humor, and analysis. Whether you were already an adult when the first book came out, grew up with the characters, or were born after the final book was published, MuggleNet is happy to have you. We celebrate the good old days of fandom and theories as well as the latest releases, and we invite cosplay and crafts as much as literary analysis. Continuing with the wise words of Dumbledore, “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young” (OotP 826). MuggleNet benefits from a variety of ages and perspectives, and the conversation is only made richer by the fact that it occurs among readers young, old, and in between.

April Fools’ Day is, of course, also Fred and George Weasley’s birthday. The last birthday they shared before Fred’s tragic death in the Battle of Hogwarts was their 20th, but MuggleNet plans to keep its readers together for many more years to come.


Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.