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Wizarding World Launches “Deck The Great Hall” Virtual Experience
Posted by Megs

Wizarding World has launched a new interactive experience today – Deck The Great Hall to help everyone around the world into the festive spirit. Though we can’t actually spend Christmas at Hogwarts this is the next best thing! Head to the Great Hall to send Christmas messages by floating candle and decorate the Hogwarts Christmas tree in your House colors.

The festive season has finally arrived – which means it is time to embrace the joy of Christmas in the Wizarding World. To celebrate, Wizarding World is introducing Deck The Great Hall – an interactive digital experience providing fans with a fun new way to connect with one another.

Deck The Great Hall is an interactive digital experience inviting fans from all over the world to sprinkle some joy and decorate the iconic hall at Hogwarts, but this is decorating with a difference… the magic comes to life through special messages.

Fans will be able to send their greetings to friends, family, and the wider community via magical floating candles. Each candle features its own message and once sent; it will soar up to the Great Hall’s ceiling to cast a warm glow across the room. The light from the candles will intensify as more messages are sent.

Every candle is numbered, so participants can seek out specific messages or simply browse through other fans’ well-wishes. In addition to lighting candles, fans can celebrate their house-pride by selecting coloured baubles to adorn twinkling house-themed Christmas trees.

Recording artist, life-long Harry Potter fan and proud Gryffindor, Liam Payne, opened the experience today by sending the very first message. He commented: “I’ve always loved Harry Potter and we always make sure we find time to watch each of the films every Christmas. Every time I see those floating candles filling the Great Hall, it makes me wish I could do that in my house so I was really excited to hear that I could send one virtually. 

I think one of the most important parts of Christmas is sending love to the people you care most about and Deck The Great Hall is such an ace way to do this. I hope lots of fans join in and I can’t wait to read everyone’s messages!”

Eager to inspire others to join him, Liam is challenging his fans to solve Harry Potter themed clues and work out which number candle features his message to them. He has also surprised TikTok sensation and fellow fan Abby Roberts by sending her a personalised candle message, encouraging her to join in.

Surprise messages from celebrity fans will be added throughout the month, so be sure to check back and read the latest additions, you might just find a note from a familiar face or two…

Wizards, witches and muggles who are excited to submit their own festive messages, and see what the wider community have contributed can Deck The Great Hall by visiting greathall.wizardingworld.com – the virtual Great Hall doors are now open!

Filed Under: Other Potter Related
Tom Felton Hosting Holiday Home Party on Veeps; Ticket Giveaway
Posted by Megs

After the success of his first Home Party, Tom Felton is hosting a Holiday Home Party on Veeps on Boxing Day, December 26th at 12PM PST. Don’t worry if you can’t attend that day, a rewatch will be available through January 2nd.

To celebrate the holiday season, we’re giving away some tickets for the event! To enter use the widget below. There are 4 ways to enter and you can do them all for extra entries.

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After the incredible response from my first home party, Willow and I decided we had to do another for the holiday season.

It’s been a testing year for everyone so come and celebrate the end of it with A fun filled evening with Myself and Willow the Dog. Music, Special guests & frivolous fun!

This is only our second time doing this, which the likes of had never been attempted before. There’s no way, even with all the current restrictions around the world, that we are not gonna have one smashing stonka of a holiday party.

Come join myself (and Willow of course) along with a few familiar faces to celebrate the holidays and the start of a new year right.

Stay at Home and come to my Fab-Tastic Holiday Party.
See you there lovelies.

Tom xx

Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Tom Felton
Two New Unofficial Harry Potter Companion Books Releasing Tomorrow
Posted by Megs

Today we’re sharing 2 new books being released tomorrow, June 23rd. The first is MuggleNet’s Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium. The second is The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook which was written by Media Lab books prior to their partnership with MuggleNet.

The character compendium is a more expanded and stylized version of our character listing page. The book gives details on every character mentioned in the books, films and official websites like Pottermore (now WizardingWorld.com.) There are over 700 characters listed. Within the pages you’ll find large biographies of major characters and smaller paragraphs for those who are mentioned in passing. There are also some pages featuring family trees, alliances, the Hogwarts houses and more! There’s sure to be something new for even the most devoted fan.

The spellbook contains chapters for each type of spell as well as information on wands. Where possible, you are shown the preferred wand movement as well as when the spells were used. It even includes enchanted objects such as the Ford Anglia. Pages within the book also have “handwritten” notes and fun facts about certain spells. We love this added touch that reminds us of the original Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them book with similar annotations.

Both books are beautifully made and high quality, with a silky, embossed cover. We couldn’t stop petting the covers because they’re so velvety. They are a beautiful addition to any Potter fan’s bookshelf.

Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Review
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
More Details on Wizarding World Gold’s Personalized ‘Keys and Curios Journal’
Posted by Megs

Fans who join the Official Harry Potter Fan Club – Wizarding World Gold receive a few very special gifts with their purchase. The most exciting being a personalized Keys and Curios Journal.

The journals were meticulously designed by the MinaLima – Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina – graphic designers of the Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.  Wonderbly stepped in for the personalization factor of the books. Founded in 2014, they have sold over 5 million books and were the fastest-growing startup in 2017.

Wizarding World Digital, a joint venture between Pottermore Ltd and Warner Bros, has today revealed a new, innovative and personalised journal for fans of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, created in collaboration with Wonderbly, the global leader in personalised children’s books. 
 
The journal, titled Keys and Curios, forms part of the magical welcome gift fans receive when they subscribe to ‘Wizarding World Gold’ – a newly launched, annual paid subscription that enhances the Official Harry Potter Fan Club experience with early access, exclusive products, and enhanced experiences – as well as all seven eBooks of the original Harry Potter stories.
 
The Keys and Curios journal is packed full of interactive surprises and secrets that can be unlocked using the Wizarding World app. It takes personalisation to magical new levels, incorporating a fan’s name, house traits and more to take them on a unique journey through the wizarding year. With contents written and designed by the Wizarding World Digital team, and featuring images from across the Wizarding World, artwork by illustrator Jim Kay and specially designed Hogwarts house covers by MinaLima (the graphic designer design team behind some of the most iconic and memorable visuals from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films), the journal offers fans the chance to experience the Wizarding World all year round. 
 
An award-winning start-up, Wonderbly has turned personal publishing into an exciting creative canvas. As the world’s leading publisher of personalised books, they exclusively partnered with Wizarding World Digital to offer expertise in design, technology and manufacturing to produce this innovative journal. 
 
Tom Greene, Wizarding World Digital’s Chief Operating Officer says: “The Keys and Curios brings a new level of personalisation to fans of the Wizarding World. Through imagination, creativity, and technology we were able to create a truly magical journal, that is not only unique to every fan but will delight them with new interactive features such as our Enchanted keys unlocks. The team at Wonderbly were fantastic in helping to deliver this innovative experience that can be enjoyed time and time again.”
 
Asi Sharabi, CEO of Wonderbly adds: “As real innovators, we could not ask for a better-suited partner than Wizarding World Digital. They came to us with an exciting vision for a type of publishing product that had never been done before. It’s been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with them and bring to life this beautiful journal, for millions of Harry Potter fans around the world.

Filed Under: Other Potter Related
Mini Boden x Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection Now Available!
Posted by Megs

As we shared last month, Mini Boden has created a line of clothing in partnership with the Harry Potter series! They have everything from baby onesies to clothes for kids and teens. While the company is based in the UK they do ship worldwide! So get shopping before they sell out! You can shop the full collection over at Mini Boden!

Mini Boden celebrates the highly anticipated launch of the spellbinding collection of children’s and baby clothes from newborn through to age 16, inspired by Harry Potter and the Wizarding World.
 
In true Mini Boden style, the collection showcases a host of thoughtful design details including unique prints, colour-change sequins, fluttering applique and 3D details all designed by our highly skilled in-house Mini Boden print and design teams.
 
Little witches, wizards and Muggles will be spellbound by the magical limited edition collection which includes ‘Hogwarts House Bretons’ with embroidered lettering and iconic house colours, ‘Hedwig Dungarees’ complete with fluttering applique and sequin detail, the ‘House Rugby Shirt’ in House colours complete with Harry’s Quidditch number and Hogwarts crest and sweatshirts, sequin colour change tees and baby grows in Hogwarts house colours for even the littlest Wizarding World fans.

You can view the collection lookbook below:

Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Products
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