Whether your giftees are fans of “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” or “Narnia,” they will be able to journey to the Scottish Highlands on the Hogwarts Express, Platform 9 3/4, or Oxford to explore famous filming locations. The eight-day tour will fly by – brooms not required.
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Episode 29 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” continues the discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, this time comparing the films and fans of Middle-earth and the Wizarding World.
Episode 28 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” puts two fantasy classics in conversation: J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”.
Recently, Classic FM listeners voted for the top 100 best movie soundtrack of all time. Racking up the most movie soundtracks within the top ten of this list is John Williams, the musical genius behind “Harry Potter”.
The Brightest Witch of Her Age is near and dear to many of our hearts. However, not much is known about Hermione’s life prior to her arrival on the Hogwarts Express in 1991.
New York Comic Con has come and gone again, and this year was better than ever! The convention implemented badge scanning for all entering and exiting attendants in 2013, making it far more difficult for counterfeiters to make it inside the Javits Center, and this year was the most navigable the convention has been since I first started attending in 2010. Don’t get me wrong, there were still over 150,000 people there—meaning NYCC has surpassed SDCC in attendance once and for all—but there was room to move around and take in a lot of what the convention had to offer. Here are the five best things from NYCC 2014!
The Policy Studies Organization, which is based in Washington, DC, has announced that they are running a brand new course this summer together with the American Public University. The course, titled International Politics in this World and Beyond: Wizards, Fiction and Political Fact in a Global Age, will look at “Harry Potter”, alongside the works of Tolkien and the world of “Star Wars”.
Because Harry can go there and back again, too…
“Harry Potter” has become such a phenomenon that it was inevitable people would eventually compare it to other great pieces of work. Let’s discuss a comparison with Tolkien’s work.