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Yesterday, a ton of information about the North American Wizarding School hit the Pottermore along with a new story. The new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based onthe book by J.K. Rowling, should give us a closer look at the school later this November, but fans can go online now at Pottermore and take the North American Wizarding School House Quiz that helps place students in the house that suits them best. We’ve got the breakdown on the four new houses and the link to take the quiz. (more…)

Wands Raised

In what is being called one of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, a man opened fire on the people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring 53 more, before being killed in a stand off with police . This horrific attack on the LGBT community took the life of Luis Vielma, a staff member at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. His co-workers and park goers honored him with their wands. (more…)

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As most fans of Harry Potter are aware, the boy wizard is getting a much-desired sequel to his adventures detailed in J.K. Rowling‘s seven book series. This sequel finds Harry 19 years older and will be delivered in a bit of a different format than the previous entries. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be presented as a stage play at The Palace Theatre in London before the script is made available in published form. Another change difference that has some ridiculous fans reeling and incensed is that a black woman, Noma Dumezweni (Doctor Who), has been cast as Hermione Granger.

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Ever since J. K. Rowling broke the news of the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Internet fans have wondered and lamented about how they would ever get to see the play being performed in London’s West End. Eventually the play should make a world tour, but that doesn’t mean it will come to every Potterhead’s city. Now fans can relax a bit with the announcement that the play’s script is being bound in book form and being released just after the play’s opening. Interesting note, the play opens on July 31st, which just happens to Harry Potter’s birthday. (more…)

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

For die hard fans of any alternate, imaginary universe, there is no acceptable number of installments for those stories, except for infinity. And infinity isn’t a number so much as an impossibly abstract concept, so there is no acceptable number of installments. This is as true for Harry Potter as it is for Marvel or Star Wars or My Little Pony (don’t judge). That’s why, when it was announced back in 2013 that another story set in the Harry Potter universe was set to hit the big screen, there was a worldwide plethora of pants that required changing. That movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, wil hit theaters in November and is the first screenplay written by Harry Potter scribe herself, J. K. Rowling! Now, there is finally some footage from this greatly anticipated movie. Check it out below!

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There has been an awaking, have you felt it? Okay, so while the wait between Star Wars movies has been substantively longer than the wait between Harry Potter universe films, it’s still been a long wait for Potter-heads (or whatever they’re called) for another sojourn into the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Well, it’s not the same as a whole movie, but below is your first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the anticipated return to Rowling’s magical universe, 70 years in the past and just slightly to the left. And unlike last week’s “tease,” there’s actual footage in this one. (more…)

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It’s official! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood has an official opening date! There are already Wizarding Worlds at Universal Studios in Orlando and Japan, but now the magic is being brought to the West Coast. Fans of the J.K. Rowling novels have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the attraction for almost five years. Until today, no one was quite sure how long that wait would be, as Universal officials have all remained very tight-lipped about the project. After all, everyone knows that Golden Snitches get Golden Stitches. We’re sorry. We don’t even know what that means. Anyway, Universal released a video to announcing the opening date with special guest star, Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch, delivering the news. Let’s watch the video below now!

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Is it possible that we’re hearing even more news about J.K. Rowling now that her Harry Potter series has ended than we did as she was releasing the books? As if the seven novel series wasn’t enough, Rowling kept up with the writing under a pseudonym (which probably can’t still be considered a pseudonym since the internet cracked that secret wide open), and with a two part Harry Potter sequel play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, headed to London’s West End stage. Her latest endeavor is her screenwriting debut, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; set in the same Potter-verse, but around 80 years earlier. Prepare to feast your eyes on the released images, featuring the Oscar winning star of the film Eddie Redmayne. (more…)

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For all lovers of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy epic, Harry Potter, 2016 is going to be a big year for you! Not only  will Harry Potter be returning to continue the story from where it left off; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — a play described as the eighth Harry Potter story is set to open in London next summer — but the big-screen spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be making its debut in theaters next fall. Shooting for Fantastic Beasts is already underway, in fact, but it’ll be a while before the first trailer is released.

So in the meantime, Warner Bros. has released the new official Fantastic Beasts title logo. 

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The Harry Potter Series: Voldemort’s Version

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J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books have done more than just entertain us all these years; they’ve also set up the groundwork for us to keep the stories going long after the books are done. All of the characters, storylines, and majestic settings- prime materials for us to create our own version of things the way we would’ve liked to see them, or to empathize with other characters. Characters like, say, Voldemort.  On a quick personal note: I will freely admit that I did my fair share of Harry Potter fan fiction writing back in high school, but I never thought to venture into the mind of Voldemort. Someone has, though, and the results are quite hilarious! (more…)