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This 'Harry Potter' Bar Is A Magical Bachelorette Party Idea For The Muggle Bride

Your wand-waving, butter-beer-drinking, and lover of all things Hogwarts is getting married. And if she could have sent an owl to send you the news that you were one of her bridesmaids, she definitely would have. You and the fellow chosen muggles can…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

The 'Fantastic Beast' Director Revealed New Details On Dumbledore's Sexuality

"I always thought Dumbledore was gay." Those words, spoken by J.K. Rowling in October of 2007, were the first of a long line of character reveals about Rowling would give out over the next decade. But while some fans were over the moon to learn Harry…
By Ani Bundel

A Harry Potter River Cruise Exists & I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life On It

Some families choose to spend their holidays meeting Mickey aboard a Disney cruise, while others decide to conquer space missions on a Star Trek cruise (trust me, it exists and it's not a joke). But if you're a tried and true Harry Potter fan, and yo…
By Lizzy Rosenberg

7 Magical Treats You Need To Try At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

If you're a bit blue that you never received your acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you can still experience the magic. Pack your bags and get your wand ready, because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal St…
By Rachel Chapman

'Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets' Books Are Getting A Full Hogwarts Makeover

The Harry Potter resurgence began in 2016, but with seven novels and eight movies, the landmark anniversaries will carry over for the next few years. Last year was the 20th anniversary of the publication of the very first Potter book, Harry Potter an…
By Ani Bundel

'Star Wars' Has Officially Beaten 'Harry Potter' In Box Office Cash, Sorry Wizards

In the world of fandom, science fiction and fantasy are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: Star Wars and a galaxy far, far away and the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Fans love their stories. But even though many want to grow…
By Ani Bundel

New 'Harry Potter' Exhibit Is Finally Coming To The U.S. & It Sounds Magical

Nineteen years later may have fallen on Sept. 1, 2017, but it was 2016 that was the big year for the wizarding world as the double whammy comeback of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hit theaters while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit boo…
By Ani Bundel

Here's Where To Stream 'Harry Potter' Now That The Freeform Marathons Are Over

For years now, Freeform (née ABC Family) has been a comforting refuge for Harry Potter fans everywhere. You would be hard-pressed to find a weekend when the network wasn't airing a full Harry Potter marathon. Labor Day weekend? Harry Potter marathon.…
By Dylan Kickham

6 Reasons Why 'Harry Potter' Movies Are The Best To Watch On Winter Break

There are many popular movies that stole our hearts in childhood, but only a few are as beloved as Harry Potter. The boy who lived and his adventures have been around for almost two full decades, which is basically your whole life if you're in your 2…
By Alani Vargas

A 'Harry Potter' Athleisure Line Is Here & You Need To Accio These Leggings ASAP

OK, real talk: I'm officially ready to confess that I have been the proud owner of a life-sized Daniel Radcliffe cutout for many years. Should I be embarrassed about sharing this information on a public platform? Maybe, but I'm honestly proud AF of m…
By Georgina Berbari

5 DIY 'Harry Potter' Gifts For The Muggles In Your Life

We've reached December, and that means the frenzy to get gifts picked out and shipped in time for the holidays is shrinking hour by hour. For those who are craft-minded, rather than shopping, have you considered how much less it would cost just to ma…
By Ani Bundel

'Harry Potter' Weekends On Freeform Are Officially Over, As If 2017 Couldn't Get Worse

Sing it with me now. It's the mooost wonderful tiiime of the yearrrr. Wait — what? Harry Potter won't be on Freeform anymore? It was totally my thing to curl up and watch those marathons. It was your thing, too? No! No. According to Collider's confir…
By Alana Altmann

These Unreleased 'Harry Potter' Book Covers Will Give You All The Magical Feels

The Harry Potter books are not only an escape from our world to one full of magic and adventure, but also a collector's edition, and a joy to display. From editions that come inside a magical suitcase to the latest illustrated editions, Harry Potter …
By Ani Bundel

7 Harry Potter Gift Ideas For That Special Witch Or Wizard In Your Life

There are many movies in the world that are meant for the holiday time period. A Christmas Story, for example, or A Christmas Carol. In our modern era, the pantheon has been joined by the Harry Potter movies. Wait, what? Yes! There are so many Christ…
By Ani Bundel

New 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Photo Has 'Potter' Fans Ready For Young Dumbledore

Like Disney, who own Marvel's MCU and Star Wars, Warner Brothers also has two major name "franchise universes." The first is the DC Extended Universe, who's latest offering, Justice League, is currently getting clobbered by critics. The other is the …
By Ani Bundel

'Harry Potter' Is Coming To HBO So You Can Finally Binge Watch At Your Own Will

Having trouble coming up with a holiday wish list this year? Well, if you're willing to wait for your present until Jan. 1, 2018, then I have a great suggestion for you. Also, if you're a Potterhead, I can almost guarantee that you will love it. Get …
By Collette Reitz

This $15 Harry Potter Sock Advent Calendar Is So Magical, You’ll Want To Accio It RN

If you want to stay warm and toasty this winter, but unfortunately haven't received your annual Weasley sweater, then run to your nearest Target and nab this magical Harry Potter Sock Advent Calendar. For a mere $15, you'll score 12 pairs of festive …
By Kim Carpluk

This 'Stranger Things' Connection To 'Harry Potter' Is Giving Potterheads Some Flashbacks

Long before this season of Stranger Things began, back before Season 2 even started filming, the Duffer brothers were comparing their series to Harry Potter. No, they're not able to do magic. No, there's no Dumbledore or Wizarding school. But the ser…
By Ani Bundel

You'll Love Harry Potter Even More After Learning The Hogwarts Express Train Rescued A Stranded Family

It's no surprise that Harry Potter books and movies are beloved by many. You'll hear Potterheads talking about whether they're more Gryffindor or Hufflepuff and what they would do if the Sorting Hat put them into Slytherin. It's such a magical series…
By Collette Reitz

These 'Harry Potter' Butterbeer Milkshakes Oozing With Sweets Will Put A Spell On You

Pretty much any time of year is a good time to talk about Harry Potter, but there's no denying that Halloween is the perfect complement to the wizardly world. This year, you can get your Harry Potter fix in more ways than just pretending that the sor…
By Collette Reitz

This 'Harry Potter' Jewelry Line Will Help You Accessorize In A Magical Way

Are you a Potter Head? Do sneak Harry Potter talk into every conversation? Are you always trying to figure out which Hogwarts house you and your friends belong in? If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, you are going to love the new Har…
By Brenda Santana

Golden Snitch Butterbeer Donuts Are Officially A Thing: 10 Points To Hufflepuff

Autumn is a time for sports. During October, baseball has the World Series, the NFL is on every Sunday, meanwhile the NBA starts their season, as does the NHL. But for some, the best sport of October is Quidditch. For both wizards and witches at Hogw…
By Ani Bundel

This Wasp Is Named After Lucius Malfoy, Which Kinda Makes Sense, TBH

As if you needed another indication that millennials are no longer the youths and are now entering middle age, a biologist in New Zealand named a new wasp species after Harry Potter villain Lucius Malfoy, according to CNN. The Lusius malfoyi is a "ne…
By Lisa Dunn

J.K. Rowling Admits She Originally Didn't Want 'Harry Potter' On Stage For This Reason

The hottest ticket on Broadway in 2018 for the first time in years isn't going to be Hamilton or Evan Hansen, or even a musical. This year, New York City's Great White Way is going to be home to Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft in Harry Pot…
By Ani Bundel

This 'Harry Potter' Theory About The Portkey In 'Goblet of Fire' Could've Changed Everything

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes to New York City next year, bringing the conclusion of The Boy Who Lived saga to America. But while we wait, it seems like more Harry Potter theories are springing up like wildfire, with fans catching new "what…
By Ani Bundel

15 'Harry Potter' Quotes For Your Squad Pics, Just Because

There's no denying that the Harry Potter books guided our adolescent years into some transcendent, wizardly wanderlust. Those books were incredibly hard to put down, and finding a dope squad was just as challenging, but rewarding. Whether your nose w…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

6 DIY 'Harry Potter' Costumes To Make Your Halloween Super Magical

As Halloween grows nearer and nearer, nerds across the country grow more and more panicked. After all, there's less than two months for you to find the perfect relevant, attractive, humorous costume that proves you love pop culture more than anyone e…
By Anna Menta

'Harry Potter' Hogwarts House Robe Onesies Are As Magical As They Sound

If you're a) lazy, b) without a Halloween costume, and c) a fan of Harry Potter, then boy do I have some good news for you: A Harry Potter Hogwarts robe onesie exists in the Muggle world, and it's available for purchase right now. You know what this …
By Anna Menta

This 'Harry Potter' Celebration May Include Our First Look At 'Fantastic Beasts' 2

Fall is in the air. All the little wizards and witches have gone back to Hogwarts or Ilvermorny and are studying away. Meanwhile, down in Florida, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter isn't letting Hurricane Irma get in the way of progress, and have a…
By Ani Bundel

Harry Potter's Hogwarts Letter Is Being Auctioned Off, Here's How You Can Bid On It

How many of us sat by the window the summer after our 11th birthdays and waited for the owls that never came? How many Harry Potter fans dreamed of getting that all important letter to Hogwarts -- yes, even us even in the US -- only to never see it c…
By Ani Bundel

Kit Harington Revealed He's A Huge 'Harry Potter' Fan And We Can't Handle It

Though Game of Thrones is an ensemble show, there are some actors that are higher on the Richter scale than others. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, for instance. There's Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, for another, and also Kit Harington as …
By Ani Bundel

How Is It Actually "19 Years Later"? Here's Your Official 'Harry Potter' Timeline

Maybe you've heard by now that September 1, 2017, is a fairly important date in the Harry Potter fandom. Why? Because that day (AKA today) is the day a 37-year-old Harry Potter brought his 11-year-old son to King's Cross Station to board the Hogwarts…
By Anna Menta

'Harry Potter' Fans Have Taken Over Twitter & King's Cross In Honor Of "19 Years Later"

I feel sorry for any Muggles that use King's Cross Station for their commute, because today is not going to be your day, friends. Why? Because the station is currently flooded with hundreds of Harry Potter fans, all waiting to catch a glimpse of Albu…
By Anna Menta

J.K. Rowling's "19 Years Later" Day Tweet Is Making 'Harry Potter' Fans Cry

To Muggles, September 1, 2017 may be just another day. But all my witches, wizards, and non-gender-conforming magical folk out there know the significance of this day: It's the day a 37-year-old Harry Potter took his 11-year-old son, Albus Severus, t…
By Anna Menta

Fans Are Making The Same ‘Harry Potter’ Joke About Taylor Swift’s Snake Instagrams

THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED, ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE!!!!! LMAO, just kidding. It's just Taylor Swift posting another video of a snake. In my opinion, these videos can mean Swift is clapping back at people who've called her a snake for …
By Kelli Boyle

Everyone Is Making The Same Joke About Steve Bannon And Harry Potter

Following news on Friday that President Donald Trump would reportedly fire Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Twitter has been all over the jokes. Specifically, people keep tweeting Steve Bannon Harry Potter jokes and references about this latest termina…
By Hannah Golden

You Can Now Buy The House Where Voldemort Murdered Harry Potter's Parents

The historic De Vere House located in Lavenham, Suffolk is up for sale. Muggles may know it as one of richest residences in the village, owned by the De Vere family from the 14th to 17th centuries. But wizards know the true historical value lies in w…
By Ani Bundel

This 'Harry Potter' Podcast Is Basically '50 Shades Of Grey' At Hogwarts

Rule 34 states that as long as there is a fandom on the internet, there will be, ahem, sexually related material for said fandom. And as long as there has been Harry Potter in the world, there has been fan-fiction for it. These two facts have been cr…
By Ani Bundel

'Harry Potter' Playwright Trades Wands For Lightsabers, Signs On With 'Star Wars'

In the fandom ecosystem, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the sci-fi nerds, who adhere to Star Wars; and the fantasy lovers, who want to go to Hogwarts. These are their stories. Well, these have been their stor…
By Ani Bundel

'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Just Announced Its Broadway Cast & It's Magical

Get ready for a little bit of magic in your lives, New York Muggles, because the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway cast was just announced, and it's... the original West End cast! So if you're an American Potterhead who couldn't afford a pla…
By Anna Menta

All The Ways Harry Potter Is The Perfect Example Of A Leo

July 31 is Harry Potter's birthday, which he also shares with his creator, J.K. Rowling, which could hardly be an accident. The Boy Who Lived is a gifted wizard, sure, but Harry Potter is also a Leo, written by a Leo, and weirdly enough, played by a …
By Rosebud Baker

Harry Potter Is 37 Today, So Get Your Time Turner Out Because You’re Officially Old

On July 31, 1980, the boy who lived, the chosen one, the savior of the wizarding world was born. That means Harry Potter would 37 in 2017, on this day. (It should also be noted that Harry shares a birthday with his creator, J.K. Rowling, who turns 52…
By Anna Menta

New 'Harry Potter'-Themed Rollercoaster Is Coming To Universal So Hold Onto Your Wands

Get ready to cast "Muffliato" on your screams, because a Harry Potter-themed rollercoaster is coming to Universal Orlando. Yep, a brand new ride is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to built in Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventu…
By Anna Menta

Attention ‘Harry Potter’ Fans: 2 New Books Are Coming This October

Even though all of the main Harry Potter books have concluded, it's still an amazing time to be a fan of the wizarding world J.K. Rowling created. Diehard fans will get to learn even more about the magical realm of Harry Potter with two new books com…
By Dylan Kickham

The 'GOT' Premiere Had A 'Harry Potter' Reference You Definitely Missed

OK, so Sunday night was a pretty exciting night for a lot of people. Fantasy-fiction fans, HBO fans, (apparently Ed Sheeran fans), and, most notably, Game of Thrones fans, came together to celebrate the Season 7 premiere of our favorite fantasy drama…
By Billy Lorusso

'Harry Potter' Fan Theory About The Basilisk Could Have Totally Changed The Movies

One of the most epic battles in the Harry Potter saga could have been totally avoided according to a new fan theory. All Harry had to do was say a few words and that whole mess in the Chamber of Secrets would have been solved in seconds. One Redditor…
By Dylan Kickham

This Guy Used A Golden Snitch As A Ring Box For His Insane 'Harry Potter' Proposal

If you thought that the Harry Potter craze would ever die down, then you are a sad, sad human, and I don't really know how to help you. What was — and still is — the most magical story of our generation is continuously making for the most magical lov…
By Theresa Massony

Hillary Clinton Talks About Magical Powers Of The 'Harry Potter' Books

The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago this week, which has ushered in a wave of nostalgia among fans of the series. Two decades later, the magic of the books is still going strong, so much so that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…
By John Haltiwanger

9 Times Emma Watson Was The Best-Dressed Person On The Planet

On June 26, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released. 1997 was twenty years ago, guys. Screams of horror over your age aside, this series has given us so much. The Harry Potter series has brought books, movies, and amazing charact…
By Laura Rizzo

Pottermore Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of 'Harry Potter' With A New Book Club

Today begins a series of anniversaries for Harry Potter that will carry on over the summer, as each of the books released in June, July, and August reach various milestones. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 today and Harry Potter and…
By Ani Bundel