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.

Five Moments of Fear When Retaking the Pottermore Sorting Quiz

For fans of the Harry Potter series, your Hogwart’s house placement is more than just a title or a quiz on the internet. Whether you’re a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff matters greatly to a fan’s self-understanding and ego. So, when Pottermore relaunched back in September and changed the concept of the site completely, everyone wondered what would become of the popular house-sorting quiz designed … Continue reading Five Moments of Fear When Retaking the Pottermore Sorting Quiz

“Cursed Child” Official Artwork Revealed

Pottermore’s Twitter account revealed this afternoon the first official artwork for the upcoming Potterverse stage production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The image shows a young wizard, presumably, perched within what looks like a golden snitch, bird’s nest type hideaway. (I open at the close?) As we still don’t know who the child in question is, the only real clue we have is J.K. Rowling’s constant … Continue reading “Cursed Child” Official Artwork Revealed

Welcome to the New Pottermore

After waiting for what seems like forever after the Pottermore relaunch announcement (which was really only 11 days ago, but who’s counting?) the shiny, new version of the site went live today in honor of actor Tom Felton’s 28th birthday. I’ll start right here by saying that I already miss the interactive aspect of the website. So, if you were really into that in the old … Continue reading Welcome to the New Pottermore

Pottermore Relaunch and the Age of the Hufflepuff

It’s no secret that Kaitlin and I are huge Harry Potter fans. We were introduced to each other via The Lord of the Rings, but where we truly bonded was in the halls of the Hogwarts castle. From midnight book and film releases, to countless hours of fan fiction writing, we engrossed ourselves in the stories as much as we could. Little did we know, … Continue reading Pottermore Relaunch and the Age of the Hufflepuff