Introducing MuggleNet Junior and MuggleNet After Dark

In honor of MuggleNet’s 20th birthday this year, we are excited to announce a major change to the site to celebrate our longevity, our dedicated readers, and the newcomers to the Harry Potter phenomenon. As we mature, though our love for Potter never wanes, our tastes can change somewhat. Beginning today, MuggleNet will be undergoing a division into multiple forms of the world’s #1 Harry Potter fansite designed to offer a more personalized experience. Just like Dumbledore created an Age Line around the Goblet of Fire, we will be implementing an Age Line to determine access to MuggleNet’s new areas. Gone is the generic behemoth that is, and in its stead, we are proud to present MUGGLENET JUNIOR and MUGGLENET AFTER DARK.



In our 20 years serving the Potter fandom, we have had the opportunity to see a generation grow up with the series and the next generation find joy in the wizarding world as well. MuggleNet Junior will be a website specifically for fans younger than MuggleNet itself. Potterheads under 20 will be invited to join a community filled with kid-friendly magical fun! Young readers can enjoy crafts, cartoons, and games as they explore the series for the first time in a spoiler-free and controversy-free zone. Discussions will include Harry PotterFantastic BeastsCursed Child, and all the latest from the Wizarding World franchise.



For more adult palates, we have something special too! Potter fans age like fine firewhisky, so we’d like to invite you old-timers to a 20-and-up-only space for sophisticated discourse. After 20 years, our readers, like MuggleNet itself, may be ready for a new chapter in their engagement with the series. If MuggleNet Junior is Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, MuggleNet After Dark is a Ken Burns documentary. Imagine sipping oak-matured mead while partaking in a fireside chat about the literary merits of the series. Reminisce with fandom throwbacks for those old enough to remember the wildest pre-2007 theories and viral fan-made videos from the days before memes. Participate in organized debates. Indulge in nostalgia for a time when J.K. Rowling didn’t tweet. Revisit the glory days without spin-offs or questions of canon. Put on your reading glasses and leave the cosplay to the kids!

Feeling a little bit in limbo? Eventually, we will also be introducing MUGGLENET TEEN for fans ages 13 to 20. Write a diary entry to Tom Riddle to let off some adolescent angst. Create study groups for OWLs and NEWTs (or GCSEs and SATs). More on this to come!

Head on over to MuggleNet’s new Age Line for a preview, and keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks and updates! We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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.