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Video: The Shops of Diagon Alley and a Closer Look at Escape from Gringotts Attraction

Posted by: Mel
May 17, 2014, 08:46 PM

USA Today got a close up look at the shops of Diagon Alley and the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction yesterday. Thierry Coup, the senior vice president of Universal Creative, was on hand to explain the details and creative process behind theContinued...

News

Quidditch World Cup '14 Update on Pottermore: Liechtenstein vs. Chad, Round One

Posted by: Mel
May 17, 2014, 08:39 PM

Pottermore has been updated with Ginny Potter's report on the first day of the match between Liechtenstein and Chad. Read all about the game, which has gone on for eleven hours thus far, here.

News

Quidditch World Cup '14 Update on Pottermore: USA vs. Jamaica

Posted by: Mel
May 16, 2014, 08:44 PM

The latest of Ginny Potter's reports on the Quidditch World Cup is now available to read in the Daily Prophet offices on Pottermore. This match was between the USA and Jamaica, and you can read more about it here.

News

Quidditch World Cup '14 Update on Pottermore: Brazil vs. Haiti

Posted by: Mel
May 15, 2014, 08:42 PM

The Daily Prophet offices on Pottermore have been updated with news of the latest match out of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. You can read Ginny Potter's report on the match between Brazil and Haiti here.

Movies

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to be Released November 2016

Posted by: Mel
May 13, 2014, 08:58 PM

The first movie in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trilogy will be released on November 18th, 2016, according to Variety:

Set initially in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, the films will follow “magizoologist” Newt ScamanderContinued...

Misc

Video: More Details on Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, Hogwarts Express

Posted by: Mel
May 13, 2014, 08:53 PM

Some new, exciting details have been revealed about the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. On the attraction, riders will encounter Bellatrix, Gringotts security trolls, dragons, and He Who Must Not BeContinued...

Misc

Video: Closer Look at Gringotts Ride and Hogwarts Express

Posted by: Mel
May 08, 2014, 08:46 PM

We now have a closer look at the Gringotts ride and the Hogwarts Express ride, both of which will be opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley expansion this summer. Here or below you can watch a video showing a close up look at the Gringotts goblins in the lobby of the bank, and youContinued...

Misc

First Look at Gringotts at Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Today Show Sweepstakes

Posted by: Mel
May 07, 2014, 08:49 PM

The Today Show recently announced a sweepstakes for tickets to the opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley expansion. The contest begins on May 13th and end on May 19th and 25 people will win tickets. Further information on the contestContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Tweets About Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts

Posted by: Mel
May 02, 2014, 08:42 PM

J. K. Rowling updated her Twitter account today to remind us that it's the sixteenth anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts:


J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Reveals What Gemstone is in Hufflepuff House Points Hourglass

Posted by: Mel
April 25, 2014, 08:45 PM

J. K. Rowling has updated her Twitter to answer a question about what gemstone is in the Hufflepuff house points hourglass:

Misc

Trio to be Featured in Gringotts Ride in Diagon Alley Expansion

Posted by: Mel
April 24, 2014, 08:46 PM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley official site has been updated to include a bit more information on the "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" attraction and reveals that theme park goers will see Harry, Ron, and Hermione when they ride it:

Enter Gringotts™Continued...

Misc

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan to Open July 15th

Posted by: Mel
April 18, 2014, 08:43 PM

Today, Universal Studios Japan announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area will open at their park on July 15th, 2014. The prime minister of Japan, the US ambassador to Japan, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Harry Potter set designer Stuart Craig were thereContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Live Coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
April 15, 2014, 08:50 PM

We have some really exciting news from Pottermore: J. K. Rowling is adding new content to the site about the current Quidditch World Cup as it takes place in real time. Information about the opening ceremonies and the first match, which was between Norway and the Ivory Coast, can be viewedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling to Guest Edit BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:03 PM

J. K. Rowling updated her Facebook to announce that she'll be a guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week from April 28th to May 2nd:

J.K. Rowling will be one of five guest editors in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Takeover week, from 28th April to 2nd May 2014. SheContinued...

Misc

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Open at Universal Hollywood in 2016

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:01 PM

In an official press release Universal Studios announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open on the West Coast in 2016:

This monumental transformation, the most significant undertaking in the theme park's storied 50 year history, will have substantial impactsContinued...

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