Universal Studios is a bizarre theme park that welcomes over seven million people a year. Lately, the big draw is a sprawling replica of Harry Potter’s world, though it’s long been famous for making tourists feel like they’re characters in one of Universal’s many hit movies. The technology involved in these…
The latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them just hit the web, and it’s a fantastic look at JK Rowling’s Wizarding world in America.
A humble wooden chair sold at a NYC auction for $394,000 on Wednesday—all because it happens to be the seat that J.K. Rowling planted her buns on while writing the first two Harry Potter books.
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood held a huge celebration for the opening of their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The highlight was John Williams himself, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the shadow of Hogwarts—and you can watch it here.
Mostly a lesson that if J.K. Rowling can get rejected, what is the point of the rest of us trying to do anything? No, okay, I know, it’s meant to be inspirational rather than downbeat. Still...
That first big trailer for The Force Awakens was great, and we’ve established that anytime you cut another movie in the same style, the end result is just as great. So what happens when you recut Harry Potter with it? Perfection.
All this week, J.K. Rowling has been publishing History of Magic in North America, one part a day for four days. When it’s been at its best, it’s been sloppy; when its not at its best—which is most of the time—it’s uninformed and under-researched. At its worst, it is downright offensive, and here’s why.
“The History of Magic in North America” is a new series of four original stories about the Wizarding United States which will premiere tomorrow on Pottermore at 9:00 AM.
It’s not just your imagination—kids’ books are getting longer and longer. Booklist’s Briana Shemroske surveyed middle-grade books (aimed at grades three-eight) and found their average page length was 290 in January 2016, up 115 percent from 2006—and up a staggering 173 percent from 1976.
It’s taken several years, but Hogwarts is finally ready to open its doors in California. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park extension at Universal Studios Hollywood officially opens April 7, but we were given an early tour by Alan Gilmore, the supervising art director for both the Harry Potter films and…
We’re not sure what it is about this day, but bunch of different places decided to release some simply beautiful pop culture art. There’s Star Wars, Harry Potter, Mad Max, Friday the 13th, Deadpool, G.I. Joe, and more. So we’re just gonna drop it all on you at once.
Good news for everyone who won’t be able to make it to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the script for the play will be on sale July 31. That’s right after the official opening of the play. And on Harry’s birthday.
We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has bad news about his character, Ron Weasley.
We’ve known about the existence of an international wizarding community in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. Now, in a recent update to Pottermore, she’s revealed the identities of a number of additional magical academies across the world.
J.K. Rowling’s latest story in the world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, won’t open for 11 months. But this weekend, an almost three minute sneak peek at the film was released and it’s going to give you chills.
We love a good take, minimal take on something, but these edition of the Harry Potter series just blow us away. Created by Kincső Nagy in Hungary,
All of our favorite characters are orphans. Or else, they had horrendously abusive childhoods. Basically, giving characters childhood trauma is an all-purpose motivation—why else would someone be a vigilante/wizard/etc. unless something had gone wrong in their lives? But here are 10 people who had normal families that…
Many a rock star has trashed a hotel room to celebrate a triumphant performance. It turns out rock stars of the children’s literature world do the same, they just tend to be a lot more polite about it.
So I had this idea of Nazi artifact hunters crossed with a Harry Potter-type young hero who inherits one of those artifacts. At the time I was planning on writing a science fiction novel, but when I thought about it… Come on, how could I not write about magicians fighting Nazis?
As fans who grew up with the Harry Potter books gets older, ways to enjoy their fandom get more adult. The latest example might be the best yet, a blending of Quidditch and beer pong.