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

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

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 World Magischola: 5 Fast Lessons to Get You In Gear

Earlier this week, Bekah shared with you a few questions someone new to the world of LARP may ask themselves before their first event. Now here we are, the day before our adventure when we’ll be diving headfirst into the uncharted territory of the wonderful world of LARP. The idea of LARPing(or live action role playing) may conjure up mental images like this: Or this: … Continue reading New World Magischola: 5 Fast Lessons to Get You In Gear

5 Questions You’ll Ask Yourself Before Your First LARP

It’s a big week for Fanspeak Files as we step into the night (or very early morning, depending on how you look at it) and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure. This Thursday, Kaitlin and I embark on a journey to Virginia, where we will participate in a live action roleplay weekend hosted at the University of Richmond. For three and a half days, we will … Continue reading 5 Questions You’ll Ask Yourself Before Your First LARP

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