A fan asked J.K. Rowling how she knew Dumbledore was gay, and she replied with something obvious.

A few years ago, JK Rowling caused a bit of a stir when she revealed that she’d always thought of Dumbledore, one of her most popular characters, as gay. (Shhhhh! Don’t wake him up. He’s a powerful wizard!) Of course, being gay is just one part of who Dumbledore is, like being a wizard or having […]

Top 11 Harry Potter Gifts of 2014

The top 11 Harry Potter gifts of 2014,  updated with some Christmas cheer!  1. Harry Potter Artefacts Box Manufactured by the Noble collection and officially authorised by Warner Bros, this set includes: HOGWARTS Acceptance Letter, Sirius Black Wanted Poster, QUIDDITCH World Cup Ticket, Lily Potter Letter to SIRIUS, HOGWARTS Express Luggage Tag, Order of the Phoenix […]

J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want

Rowling finds herself ‘unnerved’ at those who romanticize Draco Malfoy After days of pretty underwhelming pieces of new ‘content’ on fansite Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has finally delivered. In her latest piece in the 12 Days of Christmas series, Rowling reveals new information about the backstory of Draco Malfoy. In the new story, which is at least 10 […]

J.K. Rowling Refutes Severus Snape Rumor

The author also reveals what was in some of her earliest Harry Potter notes. Things are getting festive at Pottermore, with today’s new piece of content in J.K. Rowling’s series of new Harry Potter tales. Today, solve the (potentially easiest) riddle and you’ll be granted access inside Professor Slughorn’s exclusive holiday party, complete with house […]

A new ‘Harry Potter’ story will unfold on Halloween

Rowling will upload short story to Harry Potter website on October 31   Will focus on the wizard’s arch-enemy Dolores Umbridge in fifth book  Earlier this year a story was published describing Harry as an adult  Writer has ruled out releasing another Harry Potter novel in near future  It’s no Halloween trick: There’s more witchcraft and wizardry […]

J.K. Rowling Drops Harry Potter Hints to Send Twitter Crazy

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had fans speculating feverishly over the last 24 hours after a series of cryptic tweets sent to her 3.74 million followers. The usually active British author has been tweeting less in recent weeks, and now we know why. Rowling told her fans that she was busy working on a novel […]

New York Scientists Unveil ‘Invisibility Cloak’ to Rival Harry Potter’s

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists at the University of Rochester have recently developed a simple and inexpensive lens device that hides objects from view. There have been many complex approaches to cloaking all with the basic goal of taking light and have it pass around something as if it isn’t there. “Many […]

Mexican’s ‘Harry Potter’ Collection Is World’s Biggest

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas’s 3,097-piece haul of Rowling-themed goods wins him place in Guinness book. A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” paraphernalia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding memorabilia related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy series, […]

Harry Potter Monopoly Game?

This custom-made set, by Etsy seller CustomLumos, caught our eye recently. “Wizard’s Monopoly” comes in a lovely wooden trunk, with a board made up of locations from throughout the wizarding world. It’s a beautiful presentation, though the $1000 asking price is ridiculous, even if you take into account the necessary legal fees the creator will […]

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith: Review

Consider the strange and remarkable case of JK Rowling. Her first book, for children, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was rejected by at least 12 publishers. It was bought for £2,500 and published, in 1997, in an edition of about 1,000 copies. Rowling’s storytelling struck an immediate chord with juvenile readers. Within a year, she […]

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