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WB Studio Tour London Announces Celebration of Slytherin
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter have announced a new experience that will take place from April through September. For the first time ever, fans will be able to check out the set of the Slytherin Common Room!

A 25-foot high section of the common room set will be on display as part of a brand new feature A Celebration of Slytherin’ which will also see Slytherin banners suspended from the ceiling of the enchanted Great Hall, as well as original costumes from the Malfoy family and costumes showcasing the evolution of Tom Riddle.

Read the full press release below:

3RD APRIL 2020– 6TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Fans invited to discover the Slytherin common room for the first time ever.

Known throughout the eight films for its ambition and links to dark magic, Slytherin house is home to some of the greatest wizards of all time. From April, visitors to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will discover the secrets behind some of the iconic costumes and props belonging to their favourite, cunning Slytherin characters.

Visitors won’t have to be under the guise of Polyjuice potion to discover the secrets of the Slytherin common room up close, as for the first time ever, fans are invited to gather around the imposing fireplace and sofas where Ron’s magical transformation began to wear off, revealing his ginger hair. During this special feature, a 25-foot high section of this iconic set will be on display, furnished and dressed with authentic props. When envisioning the Slytherin common room, Production Designer Stuart Craig wanted a very different atmosphere to the warm colours of Gryffindor so designed the set to look like a dungeon carved out of solid rock. The hand-designed wall tapestries visitors will see had red tones completely taken out of the colour palette to add to the austere atmosphere and further highlight the iconic Slytherin colours, green and silver.

Entering through the Great Hall doors, visitors will be greeted by a sea of green as the Slytherin house banners from the film series are suspended from the enchanted ceiling, denoting a Slytherin victory of the House Cup. Over the teacher’s table, Gryffindor banners will be displayed in reference to the final scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in which Dumbledore awards last-minute house points resulting in a Gryffindor triumph.

Paying homage to some of Slytherin’s most esteemed witches and wizards, a number of original costumes belonging to the Malfoy family will be on display allowing visitors to see how the designs changed to depict their rise and fall in power and status alongside Lord Voldemort. Also showcased will be the evolution of Voldemort’s costumes showing his growth from orphan, Tom Riddle, to young Hogwarts student and finally to prolific villain.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London’s Celebration of Slytherin feature will run from Friday 3rd April – Sunday 6th September 2020 and all additions are included in the ticket price.

Filed Under: Other Potter Related
Robert Galbraith Announces Release Date & Title for Fifth Strike Novel
Posted by Megs

Robert Galbraith’s social media accounts have delighted Strike and Robin fans by announcing the release date and title for the 5th book in the Cormoran Strike series. The posts read:

The fifth Robert Galbraith crime novel, TROUBLED BLOOD, will be published on 29th September! More details to come very soon, including the final jacket. Are you excited for the next chapter in Strike and Robin’s story?

The fourth novel, Lethal White, was released on September 18, 2018 so we’re just about at the 2 year mark between publishing.

Filed Under: Robert Galbraith
Romance is in the Air in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Posted by Megs

For players of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, February is full of exciting storylines and in-game features, welcoming a new season of Quidditch, new bundles, and an iconic character from the original series! 

Starting on February 13, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players who have progressed to Year 5 Chapter 3 or later will have the opportunity to go on a romantic date with their crush! In this new special time-limited sidequest storyline, the player will choose their in-game crush from six fellow Hogwarts students: Penny, Andre, Merula, Barnaby, and Talbott. The storyline also features a wizard known for his luscious golden locks, the iconic Gilderoy Lockhart, who tasks the player and their group of friends with planning his Valentines bonanza. With help from everyone’s favourite fashion expert, Andre, players will also get to choose their ideal outfit, perfect for a romantic night out.

“The excitement of friendship turning into something more is part of student life and we’re excited to launch this romantic sidequest for players to have the chance to connect with their crush in the game. It’s something our players love.”

Sarah Wolf, game director at Jam City


To complement this special adventure, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be releasing a series of fun events and bundles that award Valentine’s Day-themed outfits, hairstyles, makeup and even a kitten Kneazle! February also marks the start of the exciting second season of Quidditch, where players will have the opportunity to try out the position of “beater” on the Quidditch team.

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Portkey Games
Harry Potter Graphic Designers, MinaLima, Announce Illustrated Philosopher's Stone
Posted by Megs

The graphic design team behind the Harry Potter films, MinaLima, have announced they will be releasing their own illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

With brilliant full-colour illustrations on nearly every page, this new edition also includes eight interactive special paper craft features.

Readers can open the beautifully designed, elaborately folded Hogwarts™ letter and Diagon Alley™ shopping list, reveal the magical entryway to Diagon Alley™, open a die-cut, fold-out Hogwarts™ Castle, make a sumptuous feast appear in the Great Hall, and more.

The book will be released in a 368 page hardback complete with full-colour illustrations with 8 interactive elements! There will also be a MinaLima™ exclusive copy that includes a book plate personally signed by Miraphora and Eduardo.

Copies signed by the design duo behind MinaLima are available for pre-order on minalima.com and at House of MinaLima in London. The book will be published on 20 October 2020.

Filed Under: Books, MinaLima
Return Memories of Lost Love in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite February Events
Posted by Megs

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has announced their February in-game events. Players will need to help restore romance to the Wizarding World as the Calamity attempts to manifest memories of heartbreak and loss. New in-game events for this month include:

  • Darkest of Times Brilliant Event Part 2: February 4–11
    • Continue to honor Dumbledore’s legacy by returning Brilliant Foundables related to key memories of his fight against Voldemort, including the Pensieve.
  • Harry Potter Book Night 2020: February 5–7
    • This year’s Harry Potter Book Night is themed around the Triwizard Tournament. Celebrate the classic magical contest by completing special tasks and encountering Dragon Eggs, the Goblet of Fire Foundable, and more. 
  • Crazy in Love Event: February 11–13
    • Deflect the advances of a variety of love-stricken Oddities while making use of bonus Healing Potions.    
  • Lost Love Brilliant Event Part 1: February 13–20
    • Help protect cherished memories of wizarding world loved ones by returning Brilliant Foundables including Minerva McGonagall. 
  • February Community Day: February 23
    • Take on a variety of Oddities, including rare Doxies and Leprechauns, while making use of bonuses to Tonic for Trace Detection Potions. 
  • Lost Love Brilliant Event Part 2: February 25–March 3
    • Put memories of tragic romances to rest by returning Brilliant Foundables including Severus Snape and the Mirror of Erised. 
Filed Under: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Portkey Games
Hermione's Patronus Funko Pop! is Coming; Wizarding World Gold Gets Pre-Release
Posted by Megs

Last year we announced Funko’s line of Patronus Pop! figures with a Wizarding World Gold exclusive pre-release of a Stag patronus. Today we can share the next pre-release exclusive – Hermione’s otter Patronus Funko Pop! is arriving to Wizarding World’s online shop on Tuesday 4th February. The Pop! will be available to Wizarding World Gold members on the 3rd.

This new Funko Pop! figure, in the form of Hermione’s otter Patronus, is a pre-release exclusive in limited supply, which Wizarding World Gold subscribers will have the chance to buy before anyone else from Wizarding World’s online shop from 3 February, while stocks last, for 24 hours, beginning 10:00 ET/15:00 GMT.

If you’re not a member of Wizarding World Gold, not to worry – after the 24 hours, any remaining Funko Pop! figures will then become available for you to buy – just make sure you’re logged in, or sign up. Simply check back here on 4 February, same time*.

So, next week, here’s what you have to do.

FIRST: Make sure you sign up for your Wizarding Passport here.

SECOND: Once you have a Wizarding Passport, or Wizarding World Gold, make sure you’re logged in.

AND… That’s it! Then, simply wait until 3 February (if you have Gold) or 4 February and see if you can snap up an otter companion.

Because this is a special pre-release version, you’ll get an exclusive sticker, as well as one of our Enchanted Keys featuring on the box. Scan the Enchanted Key with the Wizarding World app for an extra treat. Along with other items in the Wizarding World shop, Wizarding World Gold subscribers will still be able to save 20% on this particular item.

Filed Under: Products, Wizarding World Gold
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