JK Rowling Really Wants You to Know This One Thing About the Harry Potter Play

Just don’t call it a prequel Fans rejoiced when they learned that a new Harry Potter story will be debuting onstage in 2016, but author J.K. Rowling wants to make one thing very clear: It’s not a prequel. Rowling took to Twitter to gently remind everyone that the upcoming play, Harry Potter and the Cursed […]

JK Rowling reveals why the Dursleys dislike Harry Potter so much

JK Rowling has revealed the back story behind the Dursleys’ violent dislike of their nephew Harry Potter in a new piece of writing for her website, Pottermore – as well as the reasoning behind her decision to let Petunia Dursley walk away from Harry without a word of kindness in the final novel. Some readers, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Harry Potter Returns In New J.K. Rowling Story

JK Rowling, writing as gossip columnist ‘Rita Skeeter’ for the Pottermore site, exposes his first grey hairs and Ron Weasley’s now-thinning thatch. Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray. J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website. It’s […]

Gringotts Comes Alive at Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley opens to the public July 8 at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. Diagon Alley expands the park’s original Harry Potter attraction, which was modeled after Hogsmeade Village and opened in 2010. Guests at the new attraction will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds made […]

11 Quotes by J.K. Rowling | You Will Love the Last One

J.K. Rowling is such an inspiration for all of us, and apart from her wonderful Harry Potter series, she is credited with many inspiring quotes, brought out through her own experiences of life. We are pleased to put down the 11 of them:   I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, […]

Emma Watson Graduates From Brown University

It wasn’t a Hogwarts-style ceremony, but a degree from a top Ivy League university is just as good, right? Emma Watson walked across the stage at Brown University on Sunday in Providence, R.I., where she graduated with a degree in English literature. The renowned actress, who is most well known for her role as Hermione […]

Fan-Made Harry Potter MOOC Does Hogwarts Better Than Pottermore

A group of intrepid Harry Potter fans have made your childhood wish come true, creating a website called Hogwarts Is Here, where you can take free, online classes in the same subjects studied by Harry, Ron, and Hermione. HiH (as the site refers to itself) has turned Hogwarts into a series of Massive Open Online Courses, letting […]

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