Friday, December 28, 2012

Wizarding World Highlights in 2012

 Though the series might have ended, this year we still experienced exciting news-worthy moments in the wizarding world. For our last Port Key edition for 2012, here are some of the biggest events that took place.

+ In March Warner Bros. officially opened Leavesden Studios Studio Tour in London. Many of us who weren't able to attend in person watched via webcast.

+ The publishing and reading world around the world buzzed as JK Rowling announced the title of her new book in early March. It was her next big project after five years since the last Harry Pook book was released. Later in July when she revealed the cover her book made news again.

+ JK Rowling also announced plans for a printed encyclopedia of the wizarding world but later retracted the project. Proceeds were to go to selected charities.

+ After almost a year of beta testing Pottermore officially opened to everyone. Throughout the year after Sorcerer's Stone was enjoyed by fans, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban have been unlocked with original content by JK Rowling.

+ Fans rallied around the world to vote via Twitter and MTV website for Harry Potter to win big awards at MTV Movie Awards. The series ended up winning Best Hero and Best Cast.

+ The one year anniversary of the final premiere for Deathly Hallows Part 2 sparked tweeting trends and tumblr Potter marathons to celebrate (or for some mourn) the occasion.

Throughout the year other book and film releases celebrated their own birthdays as well such as Half Blood Prince film and book, Deathly Hallows Part 2 and book release, Goblet of Fire film release, Sorcerer's Stone film and Chamber of Secrets film release

+ The Harry Potter Wizards Limited Edition Dvd set was released at a whopping $300, and here at Potter Bloggerwe debated whether or not it would be worth to buy.

+ An astonishing video montage titled Mischief Managed which compiled all 8 films in order took the internet world by storm and tugged on our still freshly wounded hearts.

+ On September 27th The Casual Vacancy was released much to the delight or brutal criticism of book critics and fans.

+ Harry Potter cast members like Daniel Radcliffe starred in movies like The Woman in Black, Emma Watson was americanized as Sam in The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Rupert Grint with Into the White.

On Potter Blogger we talked about some alternative titles for Sorcerer's Stone and created other summaries for characters similar to The Boy Who Lived. Our first craft project was a Harry Potter inspired Zentangle.

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