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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

The evolution of The Daily Prophet

The Daily Prophet newspaper has been used as a key element throughout the Harry Potter series both to provide a broader view of the goings-on in the Wizarding community and at times to deliver important clues and information to move the main plot of the story forward. Besides the fact that the newspapers contain moving […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #52 · April 2021

The Original Prop Designer – Exclusive interview with Ruth Winick

Ruth Winick worked as a Graphic Artist in the first Harry Potter films and is the original creator of some of the most iconic designs from the Wizarding World. We had the chance to interview her about her work, her inspirations and more!

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 · February 2021

Our GrangerVision? Everything we know about the rumored Harry Potter TV series

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.

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January 22nd, 2021

Tom Ascheim to oversee Harry Potter Franchise at Warner Bros: What does it mean?

Variety reports that Tom Ascheim has been promoted and its new role at Warner Bros will be to oversee the Harry Potter and Wizarding World franchise, acting as a nexus between the studio and J.K. Rowling (and her office/reps at The Blair Partnership). Although the official announcement does not reveal anything about future plans, it […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

Is Grindelwald a shape-shifter? The solution for changing actors

Johnny Depp leaving the Fantastic Beasts series was one of the main topics of 2020 for the fans of the Wizarding World. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, famous for his role in the TV series “Hannibal”, was quickly appointed to replace the American actor and to play the role of Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark Wizard who […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

Goodbye 2020 – A year in review

The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for well-known reasons. An unprecedented pandemic in modern times affected the whole planet, but this is not the place to go over the sad things that happened in the Muggle world. We will, instead, go over what happened in the Wizarding World in this 2020 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 · October 2020

Never seen before posters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Phil Bates is an award-winning designer who worked as a senior art director for major broadcasting and cable networks, motion picture production companies, music labels, and design firms that support the industry. You probably saw a film poster made by him, and among his clients are big corporations like Fox or Warner Bros. In 2009, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 · October 2020

Hogwarts Legacy: Is it J.K. Rowling’s legacy?

And in the end, it was announced. There were many months of waiting and anxiety for the Harry Potter fandom, or at least for the part that was asking for something since forever. A Harry Potter role-play game (RPG) looked like a million-dollar idea and there were not many reasons why a videogame like that […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #35 · November 2019

The Melodies of the Magical World

Magic is at the heart of the Wizarding World, but even witches and wizards have an appreciation for music. During Harry’s first welcoming feast at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Albus Dumbledore takes a second to acknowledge that music is a magic of its own. “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #30 · June 2019

Is the Wizarding World still in the closet?

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 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #29 · May 2019

The four horsemen of Wizarding World Gold

This article was originally published as “El sustituto de Pottermore punto com tendrá una versión de pago” on the Spanish-speaking fan site HarryLatino.com. What is ‘Wizarding World Gold’ and why we should have seen it coming years ago.   This month, Warner Brothers and Pottermore announced an alliance to create a new website (“Wizarding World […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #28 · April 2019

The Woman Who Did It

Thousands of people worked in the ten Wizarding World films that have been released so far. Many renowned actors, a few notable directors, and many more crew and cast members. But only one person among them all, managed to carry out the desire and the dream that for the last 17 years seemed unattainable.   […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 · February 2019

The Wizarding World in my Basement

Ironically, the idea to recreate parts of the Wizarding World in my own home actually came out of a desire to pare down and simplify the Harry Potter parties I had been hosting annually for friends and family. Since 2013, I had been planning immersive, elaborate parties with decorations that referenced or brought to life […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 · February 2019

Fantastic Beasts 3 is postponed until 2021

Will we ever get to see Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s great duel in a fifth movie or will the story shrink to fit fewer films? Right after the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the bad reviews that sprang up, some fans started to wonder if there was any chance that the series […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #25 · January 2019

What’s coming in 2019 for Harry Potter

2018 has passed and with it a lot of new things in the Harry Potter Universe, with Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new film in the Wizarding World, the main course of the year releases. We also had the new illustrated editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in plural, because we […]

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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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