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Robbie Coltrane: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Rushed To Hospital

Robbie Coltrane

Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has been rushed to a hospital in Florida after falling ill during a flight to Florida from the UK. Mr. Coltrane is most famous for playing the half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Sky News reports that Scottish actor Coltrane was flying from… Read more »

Harry Potter Fans Win A Victory For Fair Trade

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans are among the most dedicated in all of fandom, so it comes as no surprise that they would want to emulate the boy hero whenever possible. One fan, Andrew Slack, founded the Harry Potter Alliance in 2005, in part, to promote the values demonstrated by J.K. Rowling and by the justice-seeking character… Read more »

J.K. Rowling Mocks Rupert Murdoch’s Anti-Muslim Charlie Hebdo Twitter Comments

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded on Sunday with mocking criticism to Rupert Murdoch’s recent anti-Muslim comments on Twitter. Murdoch made the comments following the murderous jihadi attacks on the Charlie Hebdo Paris offices and the bloody hostage-taking incident at a kosher supermarket in the same city. Following the jihadist attacks, the News Corp chairman… Read more »

The Twelve Days Of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling and Pottermore to release 12 new Harry Potter stories for Christmas.

Hold your wands steady, Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling, whom many recognize as the genius behind the Harry Potter novels, released a statement in a Pottermore newsletter this past Friday that she will be releasing 12 new Harry Potter short stories, beginning December 12. One story will be released each day throughout the 12 days… Read more »

Harry Potter LARP: Experience Hogwarts In Real Life

Czocha Castle in Poland.

Ever wished you could attend a wizarding school like in the Harry Potter books or films? The new Czocha College of Wizardry allows you to do exactly that. According to io9, a trailer has been released by the Polish school, advertising an authentic Harry Potter experience for anyone who’s willing to dole out the cash… Read more »

JK Rowling To Publish New ‘Harry Potter’ Story On Halloween

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J.K Rowling has some big news for Harry Potter fans! You may want to set down your mugs of butterbeer for this one. Are you ready? Rowling announced that she will be publishing a brand-new story on her Pottermore website just in time for Halloween! Yes, cheer away! Order another round of butterbeer for the… Read more »

J.K. Rowling Building ‘Hagrid’s Hut’ On Her Scottish Estate

Hagrid's Hut

If there is one author who has brought multiple generations back to the luxury of reading, it is easily J.K. Rowling. The monumental success of her Harry Potter Series is one that goes beyond books, but also to movies, merchandise, and the like. The Inquisitr reported on some of the more unique stand-outs following Harry… Read more »

J.K. Rowling Teases Fans With Tweets, New ‘Harry Potter’ On The Way?

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UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Rowling herself via Twitter that the following anagram solution is nearing the answer: “Newt Scamander’s History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale.” She followed up on this update with an extra comment. #helpfulhint The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt’s story. It isn’t… Read more »

Harry Potter Christian Satire FanFic Goes Viral

Is Harry Potter satirist Gracie Ann mocking Christianity, or just response to the books?

Harry Potter was an instant hit, but it also caused a wave of concern in some Christian communities, as some groups feared that the novels would lead their children into witchcraft. In a fanfic that’s going viral, one author claims she’s trying to fix that. Grace Ann, the author of a Harry Potter story on… Read more »