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The Rowling Magazine Issue #68 · August 2022

Exit pursued by Qilin: The stage directions of The Secrets of Dumbledore

The Secrets of Dumbledore screenplay ends with the tantalising words: Screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves Based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling For those of us interested in Rowling’s writing, it is – of course – that second screenplay which we’d really like to read. That original screenplay must exist, and it would […]

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April 17th, 2022

J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander: “Ah yes, the fabled ‘wyvern’. Well, naturally I had heard the rumours” (2001)

The Wyvern is one of the new beasts featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. But this is not the first time the creature was mentioned by J.K. Rowling. A few weeks after the publication of the original book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (March 2001), a man named Howard Brayton, inspired […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #20 · August 2018

Will the Fantastic Beasts TextBook Become Obsolete?

It was 2001 when the first companion book for the Harry Potter series was published. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling, was released to the Muggle world as a text-book from the Wizarding World, by Newt Scamander, to help the non-profit organization Comic Relief. The book was a facsimile copy […]

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March 16th, 2017

What was changed in the new Fantastic Beasts book, and what it means for canon

A few days ago, J.K. Rowling released a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, originally published as a mock-textbook in 2001. A few sections were removed, including all of Rowling’s handwritten parts, some new content was added, and a handful of lines were edited to ensure consistency with the new movies. While Rowling […]

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March 14th, 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Illustrated Edition in November

A new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a new foreword by Newt Scamander and six new creatures has been published by Bloomsbury today in the United Kingdom – and by Scholastic in the United States. However, the British publication house also announced a new edition to be released in November.

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March 11th, 2017

More previews of Fantastic Beasts audiobook by Eddie Redmayne

There are two new previews of the upcoming audiobook edition for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, narrated by Eddie Redmayne, the actor who portraits Newt Scamander in the newest films from J.K. Rowling’s. Wizarding World.

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March 8th, 2017

What we learned from the leaked German edition of the new Fantastic Beasts book

A new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Newt Scammander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them releases next week. In addition to new artwork, this will feature six new creatures and a new Introduction by Newt. The German Amazon site offers a preview of the book, including the full introduction.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

A Fantastic Night at Carnegie Hall

Ally Waring attended the special event in New York on November 12th, where J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne discussed Lumos organization and Fantastic Beasts, just before watching and advanced screening of the film. Read her report of the event.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

In London with the fans

I’m glad it wasn’t the first time I went to London. I’m not sure how I could have enjoyed this beautiful city while checking my cell phone every two minutes to see if anything had happened in the Potterverse. I was eating breakfast near Camden Market the morning before when I saw on Twitter that […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

Fantastic Clues and Where They Lead Us

After watching Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, one seems to leave the theatre with more questions than answers. The first movie in this five-part series is more of an introduction to this new era of the Wizarding World than anything else, so it is natural that it leaves some loose ends. But, will […]

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May 13th, 2014

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them release date: November 18, 2016.

Surprisely, the release date for the first part of the Fantastic Beast trilogy has been announced: the film will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Thanks to The Fanatico for the heads up!

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