What’s Ginny Doing Now? J.K. Rowling Gives an Update on the Youngest Weasley

- 04-18-14Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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For many fans, the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows left them wanting more. Sure, it was a sweet moment to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione sending their children off to Hogwarts, but it didn’t provide much about what their adult lives were like. Enter Pottermore, the online community/digital library where author J.K. Rowling has been providing new information about her acclaimed wizarding series. Her latest updates detail the ongoing 427th Quidditch World Cup with reports from The Daily Prophet‘s own Ginny Potter (née Weasley)! (more…)

Harry Potter Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to Be a Trio of As of Yet Undefined ‘Megamovies’

- 03-31-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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No word yet as to how mere “movies” or pint-sized “cinema” feel about their newly discovered, beastly-sounding kin.

News of Fantastic Beasts’ super-sizing was slid into a New York Times profile of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara.  This expansion should come as a surprise to no one, as nearly every studio has been chasing after a new YA cash-cow following the end of Harry PotterTwilight, and Beautiful Creatures (wait…). Even when the project was first announced, it was being “planned as the first picture in a new film series.” What is a bit of a shock, however, is that new words had to be added to the English vernacular in order to describe such a monolith of motion pictures.

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Part One of J.K. Rowling’s ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ Posted to Pottermore

- 03-14-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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J.K. Rowling dives back into the wizardly world of Harry Potter with the release of the first of her two-part History of the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore.com(more…)

The 10 Most Romantic Couples In Nerddom

- 02-14-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Featured, Film, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Despite what the “haters” and stereotypers might claim, we nerds are actually a very romantic lot…It’s just our taste in love stories that’s somewhat different. (more…)

Relax, Muggles: Full Rowling Interview Explains Her Real Feelings About Ron & Hermione

- 02-13-14Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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As those of you in the Harry Potter fandom, or who own a computer, are probably quite aware: Author J.K. Rowling broke the internet about 10 days ago when she announced, in an interview conducted by Emma “Hermione Granger” Watson herself that she has regrets about pairing Hermione with Harry’s BFF, Ron Weasley.

Regardless of which side of the debate you are on, you can slow your roll: Here’s what Rowling actually said about the matter–in full context.  (more…)

More ‘Harry Potter’? J.K. Rowling Co-Producing New Stage Show About Harry’s Even Earlier Years

- 12-20-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Fans were excited when it was announced Warner Bros. would continue making films set in the wizarding world, though not starring Harry, Ron, Hermione or anyone else from the Harry Potter books. But I bet they’ll be even more excited when they learn author J.K. Rowling is co-producing a new stage play focusing on Harry’s earliest days before discovering he was a wizard and before going off to Hogwarts. (more…)

The Top Ten Nerdiest Trick-Or-Treat Goodies

- 10-30-13Cool Stuff, Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)

As nerds of a “certain age” (I’m making the assumption that at least the majority of our readers are “legally” adults), it is our responsibility to ensure that the hallowed traditions of our subculture are passed down to the next generation. Younglings must be schooled in the ways of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming (video and otherwise), pop culture, film and television, so that the Way of the Nerd will live on long after everyone reading this has become one with the Force…

And one of the best ways to achieve this is to utilize that nerdiest of all holidays: Halloween. (more…)

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Appearance in ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Flick

- 10-10-13Film Posted by James Daniels

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J.K. Rowling is apparently working on the screenplay for a new movie in the Harry Potter universe: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, according to Warner Bros. (and totally unbeknownst to me….BAD NERD!). The film will take place before the HP series as we know it, so it’s unlikely any of the younger characters will be making appearances–but this hasn’t stopped folks from plying Daniel Radcliffe with questions regarding his involvement with the prequel.

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Want More ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs? You’re Gonna Get Them!

- 10-01-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Harry Potter is one of the biggest money-making franchises of the last ten years, so naturally Warner Bros isn’t going to let that big fish get away just because they ran out of books to adapt. That’s why lately there’s been rumblings about new movies based in the Harry Potter universe, but don’t necessarily involve Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the characters we know and love.

Undoubtedly, you’ve already heard the recent news about Warner Bros developing a new film based on the book within a book, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and now, it seems that the studio is looking at two other inner-Potter tales, Quidditch Through the Ages and Tales of Beedle the Bard .

Bleeding Cool is reporting that Warner Bros has trademarked those two books as potential fellow franchises. In addition, the trademark covers not just live-action movies, but cartoons, spin-offs, comics, video games and just about any other transmedia option you can name. In other words, from the sounds of it, Warners wants to turn the world of Harry Potter into a Marvel-style all you can eat franchise buffet.

Quidditch Through the Ages, in the Harry Potter books, chronicles the history of the broom-riding sport enjoyed by many of the kids at Hogwarts, so you can probably guess what this movie’s going to be about. According to Bleeding Cool, the team names Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and Kenmare Kestrels have also been trademarked as well as the name of the fictional book’s fictional author Kennilworthy Whisp. Presumably, he, like Fantastic Beasts author Newt Scamander, will be a main character.

Tales of Beedle the Bard, meanwhile, is the key to the adventure in The Deathly Hollows seeing as how the story about the Hollows was in the fairytale book Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was given to Hermione by Professor Dumbledore. Perhaps it will be an anthology-esque movie featuring various tales from “the Bard” like “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” and “The Fountain of Fair Fortune.”

There’s no release date or any other concrete information, but if you’re a fan of anything Harry Potter this is very good news indeed. What do you Bastards say, want to see some Potter-less Harry Potter movies?

Source: Cinema Blend

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. to Bring Hogwarts Textbook ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ to Big Screen

- 09-12-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all knew it was only a matter of time before J.K. Rowling took us back to that wonderful world of Harry Potter. Thankfully, this isn’t some reboot of the entire series or just an animated retelling of the story. J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring us the story of Newt Scamander and his Hogwarts’ textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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