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In the world of Harry Potter, a witch or wizard's Patronus is a very personal and powerful thing. Conjured by a mixture of magic and a person's happiest memory, the energy force takes the form of an animal, which can be guided to ward off Dementors and Lethifolds. Harry's Patronus is a stag, while Ron Weasley's is a Jack Russell terrier.
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.
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.
Harry Potter might still be a lucrative cash cow, but after seven books, eight movies and a theme park, J.K. Rowling is finally ready to move on to new material. The author is set to release her first novel for adults later this year, and while we don’t have any excerpts yet, we have been given a plot summary and a cover.
A few days ago, we learned that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s next literary offering would come in the form of a novel for grown-ups called A Casual Vacancy. Those who are counting down the days until they can get their hands on the book have to wait until September, however it’s not too early to pre-order.
Once upon a time, the title of J.K. Rowling’s next book was exciting news. Five years after the last book in the Harry Potter hit shelves, that’s still the case. Rowling’s next project, which is said to be a book for adults, now has a title.
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.
The Harry Potter author took the stand in London yesterday and revealed how she was routinely chased by photographers trying to get pictures of her children. Once, a particularly crafty and unethical photographer apparently even snuck a note into her daughter’s school lunch. A manuscript for one of her Harry Potter books was also stolen, and a paper ran a completely fabricated story about her husband quitting work as a doctor to dote on his “rich wife”.
Rowling has come out and said several times she's written a lot, outside of Harry Potter, since closing the sorcerer's final chapter, but there's no way of knowing whether any of it will actually sell. Is she truly a brilliant author, or did she come up with one magical and captivating story, stretched out and told over seven books? That's the question on everyone's mind
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has hinted she may write another book about the boy wizard in the future. The writer - who completed the final installment of the seven-strong series earlier this year (06) - refuses to rule out a return to the Potter franchise. Rowling admits she may consider writing a prequel to the Potter books, but worries it would be a critical flop, like the Star Wars prequels
Author J.K. Rowling is stunned by the reaction she received after outing popular HARRY POTTER character ALBUS Dumbledore as gay. The writer revealed the truth about the Hogwarts school headmaster's sexuality at New York's Carnegie Hall on Friday as part of her American book tour. The outing of Dumbledore provoked more that 3,000 comments on Harry Potter fansite