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Unfogging Newt’s Future with Literary Alchemy

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!

Robercon 2015: A Convention with Small Town Charm

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.

Study conducted on the neuroscience of “Harry Potter”

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!

Librarian to host “Harry Potter” workshop in Washington, DC

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.

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