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This is not the end of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, out today, is the final movie in the Harry Potter series, and for many it marks the end of an era in pop culture. More »

The Original Harry Potter Screen Tests that Started It All

This weekend marks the end of a magical era. We're bidding a huge farewell to Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and the rest of the Hogwarts stalwarts. But before we leave Harry Potter's world forever, let's take a minute to remember where this all began. More »

How Harry Potter Changed Publishing

The Boy Who Lived also helped breathe new life into the struggling publishing industry. Even before Harry Potter became one of the most successful movie heroes of all time, the Potter books were turning countless people into readers. More »

Harry Potter fans hack a road sign in Kentucky

In yet another excellent road sign hack, Kentucky wizards have been kind enough to warn locals about their impending doom. Unfortunately, the Muggles were not amused. More »

Neville Longbottom, the real hero of the Harry Potter franchise, speaks out

Perhaps the most beloved character of the Harry Potter series isn't Harry, Hermione or Ron. Especially in the Deathly Hallows films, the real stand-out is clearly Neville Longbottom. More »

The Harry Potter Musical In Its Entirety

Celebrate the weekend right now, with the complete musical recreation of Harry Potter, all on YouTube. Everybody is there: Ron, Hermione and Cho Chang... who does a sexy dance. More »

Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters attack NYC's Grand Central

Now this is some serious cosplay. A group of angry Death Eaters attacked a poor bystander in New York's Grand Central. Check it out - the magic starts getting scary real about 30 seconds in. More »

J.K. Rowling shouldn't write any more Harry Potter books

With the final Harry Potter book coming to the screen this week, the Potter pipeline's about to run dry. Many people have been clamoring for J.K. Rowling to write more Hogwarts epics - but that would be a dreadful mistake. More »

Did Harry Potter Really Steal All These Story Ideas?

When Harry Potter became one of the world's most famous heroes, many people complained that J.K. Rowling had lifted chunks of the Potterverse from other sources. How true is this? We sort through all the alleged prototypes for Harry Potter. More »

The Harry Potter Funeral You Never Saw On Screen

Artist Adam Brockbank has posted a vast array of the concept illustrations he did for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, ranging from the Weasleys' whimsical toys to the gruesome Inferi... along with a scene that didn't make the movie. More »

Give Me More: An Introduction to the World of Harry Potter Fan Fiction

Like a movie novelization or tie-in book, fanfic is easy to swallow, but often bursting with interesting twists or speculations about Rowling's world. HP fic is incredibly entertaining for anyone who ever put down one of the original books and wanted MORE. More »

The best Harry Potter fan videos, comedy sketches, and other viral oddities

Given that the entire planet's been in throes of Pottermania for over a decade, the internet's churned out tons of funny (and profoundly bizarre) video tributes to J.K. Rowling's boy wizard. Here are some of the best. More »

What if Harry Potter took place in America?

This morning, the io9 offices received a mysterious box that smelled faintly of owl spoor. When we opened it, we were shocked to receive a leaked chapter of J.K. Rowling's reboot of the Harry Potter series that was specifically tailored to American audiences. More »

The Lost Harry Potter Character You Never Got to Meet

Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, who penned every single Potter movie except one, shares with us the character he created for the movies, who never made it onto the screen. More »

J.K. Rowling's Secret of Writing Fantasy for Mainstream Readers

Sometimes we're apt to see fantasy and science fiction as eternally under siege and in danger of being driven out by a harsh, unforgiving market. But many SF/fantasy authors are doing incredibly well, and plenty of others are holding steady. More »