Harry’s Influence in the Muggle World

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It’s funny how McGonagall’s prediction in 'Philosopher’s Stone' when just a few hundred people were aware of Harry’s existence became real in the 17 years after its publication. Everyone knows about the bespectacled wizard, his influence expands all over the world. Here’s a compilation of some of the areas Potter has influenced over the years. Read More »

If Pictures Could Move

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I’ve always thought the moving pictures of the wizarding world are one of the most interesting differences between Muggle and Wizard lives. When you think about it, we take pictures to capture a moment in time. Even our moving pictures taken on film or SD card have limitations. They are still a specific moment and the people within them can’t branch out of what has been recorded. Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…Be Best Friends with Ron or Fred & George? Tell Us Your Choice Using #MNWYR

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Before you answer consider the options… Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: The Pieces Fall Into Place

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In this installment, the pieces of Harry's first mystery at Hogwarts start to fall into place, Hagrid has a dream come true, and I admit to one of my pet peeves. Read More »

Comics Review – Spike: Into the Light

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Fans of the Buffyverse will remember Spike, AKA William the Bloody, as one of the biggest villains and eventually heroes of the Buffy television show. Dark Horse Comics now brings us a new way to follow Spike’s adventures with his very own series of comics. Set in season 7 of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, we find Spike reeling from his last encounter with Buffy Summers that sent him on a quest to have his soul returned to his body. Read More »

Robbie Reviews “The Enchantress Returns” by Chris Colfer

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Collection spells are not just for debt collectors who want to put the hoodoo on a delinquent customer. In Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series, they are the framework for a quest-like adventure through a magic world teeming with fairy-tale heroes and villains. The first book, The Wishing Spell, was all about a shopping list of magical items that twins Alex and Conner Bailey needed to assemble in order to get home to the “Other ... Read More »

In Defense of Cho

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We all remember Cho Chang as Harry's notorious crush during his early teenage years, but does Cho Chang have more relevance to Harry's future than we may have initially thought? Read More »

Fan of the Week: Johanna – July 27, 2014

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JOHANNA Age 16 –  United States GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan through my sister. When I was in kindergarten she started to read the books and we would act out the scenes together, even though I had never read the books or even knew what I was doing. I don’t remember the first time I read a Harry Potter book, I just know they have ... Read More »

Five Favorite Characters from the “Forgotten Houses” part 2

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Hufflepuffs, it's your turn! It seems Hufflepuffs are always getting the short end of the stick - losing Quidditch games, for example, and having a reputation, according to Ron, for being push-overs. Even when they got a chance at glory with Cedric, he ended up dead. It seems Hufflepuff just can't win. But here are five fantastic 'Puffs to make you proud! Read More »

Book Review: The Dragon’s Lair by Elizabeth Haydon

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The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, allegedly discovered in an archeological dig and reconstructed by an expert scholar, relate the experiences of a young explorer in a long-ago world full of magical races, objects, and stories. In this third book, following The Floating Island and The Thief Queen’s Daughter, Ven and his friends flee from the frying pan to the fire. By “frying pan” I mean the Inner Market, walled up inside the Gated City, ... Read More »