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Whimsic Alley's First Annual Wizard Cruise

Posted by: Catherine
February 05, 2013, 10:08 PM

Whimsic Alley, an all-Harry Potter merchandise store in California, is establishing a new tradition for Harry Potter super fans. In partnership with Princess Cruises, Whimsic Alley is hosting a four-night water adventure up the California Cost, departing from Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley intends for theseContinued...

Fan Events

"Superfan Event" at Leavesden This Summer?

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2013, 09:36 AM

Happy Monday! Some intriguing news today: a source has told us that there's some sort of special "super fan" event being cooked up at Leavesden Studios in London this summer. It would be an exclusive off-hours event in August. That's all we have for the moment; it's unconfirmed by the studios thus far. We'llContinued...

Fans

Cyber Monday Special: Sale on "Finding Hogwarts" DVD/Blu-ray

Posted by: Edward
November 26, 2012, 06:36 PM

A quick note today for those looking for extra Cyber Monday sales today: Fan documentary "Finding Hogwarts" is offering their DVD and Blu-rays for 30% off this Cyber Monday at FindingHogwarts.com.  The film ships worldwide and is encoded for all regions.

"Finding Hogwarts" is a documentaryContinued...

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Sky Movies Contest for Leavesden Studio Tour tickets

Posted by: Catherine
November 06, 2012, 06:34 PM

Sky Movies has announced a contest, open to UK fans 18 years or older, to win tickets to Leavesden's Studio Tour for this coming February. The tours will be led by cast or crew from the Potter films for five days. Those who are eligible can register here. SnitchSeeker reports:Continued...

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Details of Wizarding World Extension revealed

Posted by: Catherine
October 30, 2012, 12:10 PM

Hypable has posted new details of Orlando's expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As reported previously, the second island of the Wizarding World will contain Diagon Alley, with a Gringot's ride as its major attraction. According to an insider on Orlando United's forum, screen name "WhyLightBulb",Continued...

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Wizarding World's New Merchandise

Posted by: Catherine
August 16, 2012, 08:39 PM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has a new selection of robes and stuffed animals in Hogsmeade stores. Voldemort, Snape, and Dumbledore robes are now available, as well as Hermione's Yule Ball gown. New stuffed animals include Baby Norbert and a selection of owls.

Dumbledore's robes



Snape's robes


Voldemort's robesContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Fan Q&A Webcast with J.K. Rowling Announced for October 11th

Posted by: Rosi
July 31, 2012, 11:23 AM

Scholastic today announced a Fan Q&A with J.K. Rowling that will take place on the 11th of October at 12 noon ET and 5pm GMT. You can find out more information here on the Scholastic website for the newly launched Harry Potter Book Club!

Scholastic promises new commentary on the seriesContinued...

Fans

"Potted Potter" Headed to Chicago in in the Fall

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience will be making its way to Chicago in the fall, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, following its successful run in New York City. The five-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse will begin on November 13. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayinChicago.comContinued...

LeakyCon

AVPSY Debuts at LeakyCon

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2012, 09:23 AM

One year ago today Team StarKid presented A Very StarKid Event at LeakyCon 2011. To say it was a highlight for a lot of our conference-goers is like saying that Hufflepuffs are just okay at finding things.

At this LeakyCon, they are determined to outdo themselves. We are thrilled to tell you that Team StarKidContinued...

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USA Wins Quidditch Olympics

Posted by: Catherine
July 09, 2012, 05:34 PM

As reported earlier, the Quidditch Olympic Summer Games took place these last two days in Oxford, England. After a series of excellent games played on all sides, the United States was named Quidditch champions. Oxford Mail reports:

The UK team lost each of its four games before the US team were crowned champions afterContinued...

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UPDATED WITH LIVESTREAM LINK: Quidditch Olympics Update

Posted by: Catherine
July 07, 2012, 04:22 PM

Update: You can see the schedule for the games and access a link to a livestream of the games here.

As we have previously reported, the UK, US, France, and Australia are taking part in The Quidditch Association's Summer Olympic Games. More details of this tournament have been released. The Summer Olympic Games for QuidditchContinued...

Fans

Potted Potter Extends Off-Broadway Run Until September

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 02, 2012, 02:04 PM

Potted Potter, the off-Broadway Harry Potter parody show, has extended its run at the Little Shubert Theatre until September 2, 2012, according to Broadway.com.

The show opened on June 3 and was originally scheduled to finish on August 12. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

In Potted Potter,Continued...

Books

Bloomsbury Launches Competition Celebrating 15 Years of Harry Potter

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

Bloomsbury wants to know: are you the biggest Harry Potter fan?

The British publisher of the Harry Potter series is hosting a competition to find the biggest fan in the U.K. and Ireland. Fans will only be able to enter the competition by submitting an entry though participatingContinued...

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Pottermore: House Cup

Posted by: Catherine
June 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

UPDATE: Pottermore has announced that the House Cup will be awarded on the 5th of July!

The hard work Pottermore users have been putting into their potion making and dueling skills is finally going to be rewarded. The house points that have been accumulating are now being tallied toward the Pottermore House Cup! PottermoreContinued...

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Celebrating Wizarding World's 2nd Anniversary

Posted by: Catherine
June 17, 2012, 10:34 AM

Monday, June 18, marks the second anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Universal Studios is celebrating with the promise of treats and discounted tickets. Orlando Fun Tickets wrote:

Bringing to life the wonder, excitement and adventures of the Harry Potter books and films, this spectacularContinued...

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