Hogwarts dinner

Grown-ups who never got their Hogwarts acceptance letter will nevertheless be able to engage in one of the school’s time-honored traditions: a Christmas feast with all the trimmings. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening the doors of the Harry Potter Great Hall set for their first-ever holiday dinner event this year. Get details on the Hogwarts dinner after the jump.  Read More »


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows kicked off a whole wave of two-part YA series finales, and now that trend has come all the way back around to the franchise that started it. J.K. Rowling has announced that her upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be split into two parts, because the story is just too “epic” to fit into one. Read the Cursed Child two parts announcement after the jump.  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

We know quite a bit about Harry Potter at this point — enough to fill, oh, about seven books — but a lot less about his family. For that matter, not even Harry seems to know much about the Potters, since all of them are long dead by the time we meet him in Sorcerer’s Stone. Fortunately, author J.K. Rowling has remedied that with a new essay outlining the Potter family history. Find out three things we learned after the jump. Read More »


Its been a while since we’re covered the short ends in the world of theme parks, so lets get to it. Here is what you can expect to see in today’s theme park bits:

  • Beijing To build largest Universal Studios theme park
  • See the first poster for Universal Studios Hollywood’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Watch a video and see photos to see how far along The Wizarding World of Harry Potter construction is.
  • An Indiana Jones themed bar will open next week in Walt Disney World.
  • Ariel photos of Avatar Land’s construction in Orlando.
  • Star Wars themed shop “Watto’s Grotto” Opens At Hollywood Studios
  • Walt’s Restaurant has been confirmed for Downtown Disney in Orlando
  • See a video from rehearsals of Tangled: The Musical.
  • Disneyland replaces their popcorn.

All that and more. Hit the jump to board the ride. (watch your step)

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Voldemort pronunciation

Despite the fact that there have been no less than eight movies in the Harry Potter film franchise that have featured dozens of actors speaking fearfully and intensely about the dark wizard known as Lord Voldemort, it’s more than likely that you’ve been pronouncing the villain’s name wrong this whole time. But don’t worry, because pretty much everyone has, even the stars of the movies.

In a little exchange on Twitter, author J.K. Rowling confirmed (maybe again for some of the most hardcore fans) the proper Voldemort pronunciation, and it just might surprise you. Read More »

The Lockhart Harry Potter bar

Even though the Harry Potter franchise was mostly geared towards younger readers, as the heroes of the fantasy story grew up, they came to start hanging out at some more mature establishments such as The Three Broomsticks, or in more desperate times The Hog’s Head, both bars in the village of Hogsmeade near Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (people really loved hogs when the area was founded apparently).

For fans who always wanted to visit these fictional locations, they can already sip some real butterbeer in the iconic wizarding pubs if they go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios, but that’s not the only place you can toss back some potions after a long day working in the Department of Mysteries.

There’s also a Harry Potter bar in Toronto that recently opened called The Lockhart. It’s a cool place regardless of whether or not you’re a Harry Potter fan, but for those who have read the books or watched the movies, it’s a more fun. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Harry Potter as a villain

Just recently, a video essay turned the beloved 80s movie The Karate Kid on its be proposing that protagonist Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) was actually the villain in the movie, not Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). There were some pretty convincing and compelling arguments to be made that LaRusso isn’t exactly a positive figure for a hero. But sometimes that’s how it works in storytelling.

Now a new fanmade trailer has taken a more modern hero and made him look like the villain. It’s no secret that Harry Potter is the hero of the book and film series that bares his name in each and every title, but a new fanmade trailer uses some clever edits to show Harry Potter as a villain instead. Watch below! Read More »

Dumbledore as death theory

A little over a couple weeks ago, a new fan theory about one of the major characters in the Harry Potter series was taking the internet by storm. And it finally made its way to the character’s creator, author J.K. Rowling.

More often than not, Rowling has to debunk wild theories or answer endless questions about whether or not she’ll write an eighth Harry Potter book, but this time she’s fully on board with the fan proposal that posits a Dumbledore as death theory, or at least as a representation of the figure as tied to the story of The Three Brothers. Read More »

dumbledore theory

I enjoy reading and considering fan theories, even when they are usually crazy and probably not the intention of the artist. Theories provide a different prospective in which to look at art which we have already considered. The latest fan theory I have come across is about the Harry Potter series. The theory suggests that Professor Dumbledore represents Death.

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