Now in its seventh year, the Harry Potter Festival will be returning to Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania! Find out more about this magical annual event and its changes for 2016!
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Have you ever watched “Star Wars” and thought, “I’ve seen/heard this in ‘Potter’?” Here are a few parallels I found upon re-watching “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”
Will Newt Scamander face trial by water in the new “Fantastic Beasts” film? How will he deal with the escape of his magical beasts? We use the alchemical structure of J.K. Rowling’s original “Harry Potter” series to find out!
Today marks the day that fans of J.K. Rowling have been waiting for… the release of the third book from the Cormoran Strike septology, Career of Evil. Although the book was just released today,...
Superheroes, space warriors, and wizards all came out at Robercon 2015, and MuggleNet was there in the midst of it all. Robercon, an annual sci-fi and fantasy convention in Binghamton, New York, advertises itself as a place to “let your geek flag fly.” Hundreds of people turned out to take Robercon up on that offer. Author Tamora Pierce served as the guest of honor for the weekend, speaking on panels, answering questions from eager fans, and doing book signings. Of course, there were plenty of panels and activities for fans of J.K. Rowling’s magical world to attend as well.
A recent psychological study describes what’s happening in your brain when you’re reading “Harry Potter.” Do you think the middle cingulate gyrus area of the brain, associated with pain empathy, would be more active or less active while reading the Hogwarts saga? Only one way to find out!
In 2014, classes about “Harry Potter” are nothing new – we’ve seen everything from college courses to summer camps to fitness classes—but one librarian from George Washington University has yet another creative take on teaching the boy wizard. Tolonda Henderson will lead an exciting “Potter”-themed learning opportunity—an event series, Mr. Potter Goes to Washington, where she leads students around the capital while reading excerpts from the book that apply to particular landmarks.
We are excited to bring you the debut episode of our new podcast, MuggleNet Academia!