The Harry Potter series has a vast and complex canon, with multiple sources including the novels, companion books, interviews, and various forms of merchandise. This abundance of information can be confusing for fans, and it has led to the development of a hierarchy of canon that some use to determine the level of authenticity and […]
On November 3, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Q3 Earnings Conference Call took place, where different executives of the company spoke with investors and not only did they talk about the past but also about the future of the company. In the call, David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, mentioned the Harry Potter franchise and J.K. […]
It is in hindsight when some things become crystal clear. This sentiment alludes to one of the most unassuming pairing in the entire Harry Potter series – Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. We were introduced to Hermione and Ron in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Their first contact was in the train compartment to […]
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women famously begins at Christmas: ‘“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.’ The Christmassy nature of the book was stressed in the 1994 film adaptation, but in the book it is the Christian import of Christmas that is central, made explicit by the Christmas gift […]
The Wizarding World franchise is one of the most developed and immersive works by J. K. Rowling, with fans and readers around the world trying to decipher every little detail as much as they can. Jo understands this, as she acknowledges that fans love every single detail from the books. In 2007, when Harry Potter […]
Being one of many Rowling-made book lovers in my generation, I have always sung her plenty of praise for turning me into an investigative reader. Her texts are full of hidden clues that sometimes only a second (or third or tenth) reread can help you connect all the dots. She trained us quite well with […]
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 […]
A Harry Potter TV series is what is missing in the franchise. It is the last thing that the fandom still dreams of. It has been the main topic this month with announcements, rumours, theories, news, denials and even more theories. Here is all we know.
Published as a hardcover illustrated book, The Ickabog is J.K. Rowling’s latest work of fiction. Fourteen years after the final Harry Potter novel, Rowling returned to where she was most successful: writing for children. Although it was originally published online and for free, the printed version of The Ickabog did very well on sales, and […]
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”* Ten-year-old Harry Potter sleeps in a cupboard. He dreams of a magical world. His mean, adoptive family inspire the villains in his imagined adventures. Strange people he sees are transfigured into witches and wizards. […]
A lot of people who grew up with Harry Potter – or developed their love for the franchise later – decided to name their pets after a Harry Potter character. The world is full of dogs and cats called Hedwig, Dobby, Crookshanks, or even Lupin, Severus, Bellatrix, etc – the list could go on. Some […]
It’s Pride Month and we couldn’t stop to analyze how this could be celebrated in the Wizarding World that J. K. Rowling created. Amidst the controversy that Rowling launched when publically made clear for second time that Albus Dumbledore is gay and that he may have had a sexual relationship with the villain of Fantastic […]
This past May, the Hay Festival was held in Wales. The festival hosted various events and among them was the panel of Stephen Fry, where the actor and writer was presenting his third book on the re-telling serie Mythos and Heroes. The book follows the story of Troy in Greek mythology, and is accompanied with […]
We can say that Jo Rowling didn’t create characters; she created people. The characters of The Casual Vacancy are by no means superficial. They are deep, human, and different among themselves. We have the serious Sukhvinder; the cheerful Barry; the confident Krystal; and the nervous Colin. Characters are diverse, and together they are the colors […]
A little over ten years ago, I, already an avid Potterhead, decided I wanted to collect Harry Potter books and J.K. Rowling signed items. I was so excited. I hopped on eBay and immediately purchased two J.K Rowling signed scripts. I was glowing when they arrived. I touched the signed pages repeatedly, loving the idea […]
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.
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 […]
July 20th, 2014
The football World Cup was the sporting event of the year, and like J.K. Rowling showed in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the tournament happened at the same time that the Quidditch World Cup. With Pottermore in one of its less popular moments since its creation, the idea of telling the progress of the World Cup through […]
June 26th, 2014
It’s been 17 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released and to celebrate this anniversary, the amazing people from Wordery are giving us 5 copies of the book to give away to our incredible followers! You only have to follow @wordery and @rowlinglibrary and write a simple tweet to enter the contest. […]
May 13th, 2014
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!
April 2nd, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish ‘J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography’ on December, in hardback format. The book is being written by Philip Errington. Mr. Errington is Director for Children’s Books within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. He was in charge of the auction of The Tale of Beedle the Bard manuscript in 2008, which was […]
March 30th, 2014
The New York Times published a new article about Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and reveals that J.K. Rowling’s movies about Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.
March 22nd, 2014
We loved The Cuckoo’s Calling. And in June, the second novel by Robert Galbraith will be released. We want everybody to be ready when this happens, so they can enjoy The Silkworm on its release date. That’s why we are doing a giveaway of a paperback edition of The Cuckoo’s Calling. It’s really simple to enter […]
March 21st, 2014
As it has been announced, Pottermore has released “The History of the Quidditch World Cup – Part 2”, the final part of the Quidditch World Cup Section in Pottermore.
March 14th, 2014
As Rowling promised on Twitter, Pottermore has released “The History of the Quidditch World Cup”. In this first part, Rowling shared the rules and regulations of the famous cup, historical context, the history of the games, the structure of the tournament and a few unusual events that were very interesting to read.
February 18th, 2014
The Cuckoo’s Calling sequel has been announced: The Silkworm will be released on June 19th on the United Kingdom (Little Brown), and June 24th on the United States (Hachette Book Group). Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling will be taking part in the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, on 18th July at 7:30pm, in conversation […]
June 23rd, 2011
I must admit that when Pottermore was announced over a week ago, I thought it would be something amazing and that it would change the Harry Potter fandom. Now I am not only disappointed with the final result, but also with the way the fans were treated. Firstly, we had to wait for an announcement […]