Earlier this March, my family helped set up booths at a local community sale. Though I didn't ...
Community Sale Treasures: Harry Potter Christmas Lights!
One of the best parts I loved about the early Harry Potter phenomenon was the initial Warner Bros Studios stores that sold merchandise. Do you guys remember those days? Wall-to-wall shelving of blankets, pillows, and so much more. Illustrations from the earlier days of the fandom makes items like these lights easy to recognize but hard to find. The lights are so bright and creative, and can't wait to string them up this Christmas.
One of the luckiest experiences I've had is walk down the magical streets of Diagon Alley - li...
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In my last post about the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando featured picture...
A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 Universal Orlando Part 2
In my last post about the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando featured pictures of the Harry Potter expo - like Mina Lima's graphic design from the films and amazing merchandise. Today's coverage of my trip includes pictures of the Warner Bros Studio Tour, exclusive merchandise, a Q&A session with the film cast, and a special run-in with one of the movie's cast members. Hope you enjoy!
After the cast Q&A, my family went to Diagon Alley for dinner and walk around. In Knockturn Alley, Katie Leung was taking photos with fans. She was kind and gracious to let me take a photo with her. What a way to cap off the weekend!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , written by Jack Thorne and based on the story by Thorne, John ...
Potterheads Rejoice: 8th Harry Potter Book is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Set nineteen years after we last saw Mr. Potter and his wife sending their children off to Hogwarts, the Boy Who Lived is now an "an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.“ His youngest son Albus is mentioned as a major focus of the new play, which will explore the child's own struggles with his father's legacy and the "darkness that comes from unexpected place"
The play is set to run on the London West End, beginning July 30th.
A Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will be released first.The book(s), which will be formatted as the script used for the play, will be released July 31st both in publication and digitally. This date also happens to be Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday. The cover of the book is not yet known.
Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances.
After the production finalizes the script during the rehearsal period, the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.
Universal Studios Orlando held its A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 event this past January. Like...
A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 Universal Orlando Part 1
Universal Studios Orlando held its A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 event this past January. Like last year's event, I was lucky enough to be able to attend! The expo included a brand new 'tour' filled with great merchandise, new booths, and props designed by Mina Lima (graphic designers for the films!). This post marks as part one of three to my adventures - the next will include more photos of merchandise (including a giant Hogwarts castle made out of Legos) and photos a special walk through of the Warner Bros Studio Tour, pictures of the cast Q&A.
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GIVEAWAY: WIN THIS EXCLUSIVE HARRY POTTER BOX SET BASED ON YOUR HOUSE!
The set includes all 7 books in custom House Color book jackets. Each set for Gryffindor,Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin is beautiful and different. And even more magical - the whole case comes in a Hogwarts traveling trunk! How awesome would it be to celebrate your pride with the books of your house!
The giveaway only lasts a week, so head on over to the Sweety High website and ENTER their contest! Good luck!
From his work in theater to the variety of roles he helmed in film and television, Alan Rickman wa...
We Will Remember Alan Rickman, Always
Some may remember him for his work on the stage doling out Shakespeare's brilliant words.
Some may recount him from a variety of roles; as the merciless madmen in Die Hard, as the gentlemanly and grave Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility, or the bitter sci-fi icon Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest.
A great many of us will remember him for his complex portrayal of Harry Potters' mysterious and bitter Potions teacher Severus Snape. From the first film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Rickman grabbed our attention. One look shared between Snape to the little Chosen One Harry Potter was a well full of secrets, pain, and intrigue. His physicality was smooth, as his cape swiped across the floor and with every turn in and out of a room. A deep bass voice gave every sentence and us, literally, great pause.
"He lives a solitary kind of existence. Mysterious. He’s very focused. Eventually you get to find out who he is. Innocence. Lost. Resentful. It’s been a complete privilege."
Nearly a decade later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, every scene of Snape's connection to the Boy Who Lived connected like a majestic puzzle. The sequence of Snape's Memories took every fan's breath away. Rickman's performance is the true unveiling of decade's worth of nuance; a stunning portrayal of what a master of his craft he was at creating a legendary role - complex and suspenseful; bitter and sweet; inspiring and tragic.
When the world loses an actor, we bear a sense of loss from their talent to take us to another world and give complexity to fictional characters; to bring people who exist on the page to life on-screen. My heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones, both professionally and personally. Plenty of very distinguished performers are celebrated and remembered by their family, friends, and legions of fans. For 2016 and beyond, Rickman will be one among many - we will remember him, always. Wands Up.
The wizarding world is very much alive in the books, movies, and our hearts. Another place it thri...
21 Times J.K. Rowling Cast a Spell on Twitter in 2015
@emmalineonline1 @micnews There's no tuition fee! The Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 17, 2015
I never get fed up with readers' questions! Luna's birthday is the 13th February. https://t.co/b14ViPhPoo— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 17, 2015
.@tigs25 Your Patronus only changes if it's eternal love, unchanging - part of you forever.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 21, 2015
Encouraged a young fan who was discouraged from following her dreams
Don't you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition. Turn it into fuel! Big hugs from one writer to another x https://t.co/w3lYXAosJj— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 15, 2015
Dumbledore as death. It's a beautiful theory and it fits. https://t.co/QqTQm2QnI0— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015
.@gillianngracee Draco turns 35 today. I'm not invited to the party, mainly because I keep telling girls they're misguided to fancy him.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 5, 2015
In honouring Snape, Harry hoped in his heart that he too would be forgiven. The deaths at the Battle of Hogwarts would haunt Harry forever.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 27, 2015
.@sjosiah0 The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Speaking as someone who would never have succeeded if she hadn't first failed on a grand scale, I enjoyed this. pic.twitter.com/4AMhiZLM7z— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 30, 2015
.@m_abs Of course it happened inside your head, but why on earth should that mean it wasn't real?— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
WE WON!!!!!! And Sirius Black was born on the 3rd of November xxxxxxxx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 10, 2015
.@Mattdavelewis I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew. Now go put some clothes on.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 21, 2015
If you can't imagine yourself in one of those boats, you have something missing. They are dying for a life worth living. #refugeeswelcome— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 3, 2015
.@m_abs All these people saying they never got their Hogwarts letter: you got the letter. You went to Hogwarts. We were all there together.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione 😘 https://t.co/5fKX4InjTH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 21, 2015
Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
.@diegtristan8 "she is built like a man". Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot. pic.twitter.com/BCvT10MYkI— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015