It’s ‘Harry Potter’ Weekend in More Ways Than One Thanks to Freeform and J.K. Rowling

Magic is undoubtedly in the air as we approach the end of the month of July, a time of year where Potterheads of all ages rejoice in observation of two very special birthdays. On July 31st, both J.K. Rowling and her boy-wizard creation celebrate yet another trip around the sun. It’s no surprise that the Potter fandom takes pride in their July 31st festivities, planning … Continue reading It’s ‘Harry Potter’ Weekend in More Ways Than One Thanks to Freeform and J.K. Rowling

5 Inspiring Lessons from Albus Dumbledore

Today, June 30th,  marks a rather sullen anniversary. According to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe, Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore was killed 19 years ago during a battle in the school’s astronomy tower. As we all know, Dumbledore was more than just the head of the school, but an ally to his friends and students, and a proponent of the good that can be found in everyone … Continue reading 5 Inspiring Lessons from Albus Dumbledore

Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Granger-Weasleys

Probably the most anticipated romance in the Harry Potter saga, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger seem to have made their tumultuous relationship work, and have raised their daughter, Rose, into someone J.K. Rowling says is  just like her mother, but a tad more grounded and more sure of herself as a young witch. Rose Granger-Weasley will be played by  Cherrelle Skeete, a young English actress with … Continue reading Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Granger-Weasleys

Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Potters

A week from today the first preview showing of J.K. Rowling’s The Cursed Child will hit the stage at the Palace Theatre London, and to celebrate Pottermore is counting down with exclusive images of the key players in the eighth chapter of Harry’s story. Die-hard fans can feel at rest now with the casting of Jamie Parker as Harry Potter himself, as Rowling told Pottermore, “He … Continue reading Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Potters

We Remember: 18 Years After the Final Battle

“The only time my editor ever saw me cry was over the fate of Teddy. ” J.K. Rowling shared a sweet tribute to everyone’s favorite Defense Against the Dark Arts professor on her Twitter page, today. May 2nd, 2016 marks 18 years after the Battle of Hogwarts took place in Rowling’s finale novel to her Harry Potter series. 18 years after the death of Remus … Continue reading We Remember: 18 Years After the Final Battle

First Footage from ‘Cursed Child’ Rehearsals

“One of the things I value most about the Potter fandom” J.K. Rowling said in a recent video shared on The Cursed Child’s Twitter page, “is that as a community they have really looked after each other.” A huge matter to the cast and crew is to keep details about the play as under-wraps as possible. According to Rowling, this is to keep the fans’ as pure as possible … Continue reading First Footage from ‘Cursed Child’ Rehearsals

Fanspeak the Ring 2016

You’re invited to a not so unexpected party. We’re re-reading the journey of the one ring from Gollum’s Cave to Mount Doom, and we invite you to do the same. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy introduce us to the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, who constructed the massive world of Middle Earth, from the very  beginning of the magical universe itself to the stories that we … Continue reading Fanspeak the Ring 2016

35 Books that Mattered

Happy Read Across America Day! We may read for pleasure, for personal enrichment, or even for pure escapism. However, there will always be stories that linger with you long after you have turned the last page. From learning delicate lessons of childhood to the more complex and intricate workings of life as a young adult, these books will always have the distinction of shaping me … Continue reading 35 Books that Mattered

‘Cursed Child’ Script to be Published

Big news. Big, big news. Potter fans across the world rejoice today as The Bookseller confirms that the Cursed Child script will be published in book form on July 31st. The release of the script falls on both Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday. Fans will be able to purchase the book in both physical and digital forms, making this eighth story following Harry, Ron, … Continue reading ‘Cursed Child’ Script to be Published

Take Your Time, George

Fellow citizens of the internet, it’s no secret that fantasy fans everywhere swarm any news about George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series like ravenous ravens swarming over breadcrumbs. And for a long time, fans had little more than breadcrumbs to go on…dissecting released chapters, ruminating over fan theories, and decoding vague comments from the author. Since Martin’s fifth book in the … Continue reading Take Your Time, George