J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Expands to the Delight of Fans Everywhere

In all but a few countries, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them apparated into theaters across the globe this week, and to the relief of many fans of the Harry Potter series, the film surpassed even the most magical of expectations. From opening to closing credits, the team behind Fantastic Beasts, including J.K. Rowling, David Yates, David Heyman, and Steve Kloves of Potter, provided audiences with … Continue reading J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Expands to the Delight of Fans Everywhere

Latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Brings More Magic to the Table

Trailer after trailer was shared at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, and one of the more exciting exhibitions for Harry Potter fans was the  presentation of never before seen footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This trailer highlights characters we’d only seen glimpses of so far, and shows us just what it’s like in the world of Newt Scamander and … Continue reading Latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Brings More Magic to the Table

New Fantastic Beasts Trailer Mentions One of Our Favorite Hogwarts Teachers

Welcome to New York, Newt, it’s been waiting for you. Our first full look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is magical to say the least. From the jabs at Newt’s suitcase (Any livestock? Well, yes.), to the ever so lovely melody we all recognize from the Harry Potter films, this trailer delivers the goods we’ve been yearning for since our last sneak peek … Continue reading New Fantastic Beasts Trailer Mentions One of Our Favorite Hogwarts Teachers

Rappaport’s Law and Segregation in the Magical U.S.

In 1790, the magical community in North America experienced something we’ve read in No-Maj history books since childhood, but have yet to officially hear about in Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. A complete segregation of individuals due to prejudice and hatred. In the Potter books and films, we are introduced to the concept of “mudbloods”, a witch or wizard born from both magical and non-magical parents. Mixed … Continue reading Rappaport’s Law and Segregation in the Magical U.S.

Back to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts

Though we as muggles (no-maj folk) may not expect to encounter doxies, crups, or nargles in our daily lives, there is an obvious desire for the magical and the mysterious as even after seven books and eight films, fans still crave more from J.K. Rowling and her team of storytellers. Thus the film adaptation of a popular pseudo magical textbook was born, and on Tuesday we … Continue reading Back to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts

Top Tweets from MACUSA So Far

Both the magical and No-Maj communities are all a-buzz this month with what feels like daily announcements regarding the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A huge boost to the movie hype is the Potter franchise’s online presence. From Pottermore to fan-made Tumblr sites, Rowling’s Wizarding World is at every corner of the web, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the new … Continue reading Top Tweets from MACUSA So Far

It’s Not an Adventure Worth Telling Without Any Dragons

UDATE 11/05 Ladies and gentlemen, the plot thickens once more thanks to our new best friends at EW. Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s … Continue reading It’s Not an Adventure Worth Telling Without Any Dragons