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These days, Harry Potter fans looking for an immersive experience into J.K. Rowling's magical world need only to head to Universal Studios Orlando in Florida to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions, which now include the newly added Diagon Alley area, joining the previously opened Hogsmeade.
As the Quidditch World Cup has played out by report at the official Harry Potter website, Ginny Potter (nee Weasley) has been reporting from the games, delivering the updates for those wizards and muggles who can't be present at the magical event. But it was Rita Skeeter's recent report that has given us a real update on the happenings of the Harry Potter characters in the present day.
How much of a Harry Potter geek are you? The challenge is dropped in the video above, which features a number of Harry Potter trivia facts, focused mainly on the books and author J.K. Rowling, who's apparently no longer a billionaire because she's so generous.
There were Weasleys in Orlando today! Bonnie Wright, Oliver Phelps and James Phelps -- best known together for playing Ginny, George and Fred Weasley respectively in the Harry Potter films -- paid a visit to Universal Orlando today and they were gracious enough to Instagram some of the highlights of their visit, giving Harry Potter fans an inside look at the Diagon Alley attraction that's opening at Universal Orlando this summer.
16 years ago today, the Battle of Hogwarts took place... fictionally speaking of course. It's rare that we stop and acknowledge a fictional event, but for Harry Potter fans, there are certainly some worth noting, today included. Spoilers (obviously) if you still haven't read the final book in the Harry Potter series.
Should an artist be able to go back and revise their own work after it's been officially presented? Star Wars fans might have something to say about that. J.K. Rowling's recent comments about her current feelings over Ron and Hermione's relationship, and whether or not Harry and Hermione should have ended up together have ruffled feathers, and understandably so.
It's J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday, which should mean the week is one full of celebration and joy for fans of the series. However, for one super(crazy) fan named Jessica Elizabeth Parker, this week is the week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warrant for her arrest. Apparently, she’s been stalking the “webmistress” for popular Harry Potter blog The Leaky Cauldron.
Those looking for the opportunity to experience the world of Harry Potter as presented by Universal Studios will eventually be able to do it in California. NBCUniversal announced today that they're going start construction on the first projects in their 25-year Evolution Plan, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, however Harry Potter may be an exception to that rule. I'll admit that I don't tend to geek out over cover art for books in general, but I make an exception for the Harry Potter series, and particularly Mary GrandPre's beautiful artwork. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scholastic is releasing new covers for the seven books in Rowling's series, the first of which was unveiled today.
J.K. Rowling has played coy with Harry Potter fans for years now, suggesting that Harry's story is done but never outright promising she wouldn't set a new story at Hogwarts, or spin out further adventures in the wizarding world. Rowling is one of very, very authors to create a fantasy world so rich that fans would happily follow any character within it,
If you want an electronic copy of the Harry Potter books, you still have to use the Pottermore website, but if reading each of the books once is your only goal, Amazon Prime might be your best option. Earlier today, the online juggernaut signed a deal which will allow its Kindle lending library to offer copies of the series in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish to all Amazon Prime customers.
No matter how many fan-run Harry Potter encyclopedias there are online, none will hold a candle to what Rowling is planning next: an extensive Potter encyclopedia, with some new material that makes up the boons content you can find at the new site
As a Potter fan, a Kindle owner, and someone who has grown accustomed to being able to find most of the books I want to read tucked away in one compact device, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when the Harry Potter books would be available in eBook form, so that my occasional hankering for Hogwarts drama could be satiated at the touch of a button (like magic!). That day has arrived.
What do you think? When all is said and done will The Hunger Games be bigger than Harry Potter? Will the average person be able to name the characters and overarching plot or will the franchise just be one of many very popular franchises?
A remarkably high percentage of actors go through stages in which they’re drunks. Many of them even progress further than that. If Radcliffe is to be believed, he went through his boozed-up life phase at twenty-one and was on the right side of sobriety by twenty-two. I’m not sure if that’s a sign of great maturity since he figured it out so quickly or an awful sign since the whole thing progressed so quickly.