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Giveaway: Paper House Harry Potter Collection Prize Pack
Posted by Megs

Paper House Productions has created a line of officially licensed Harry Potter products for all your writing and crafting needs! The collection includes journals, planners, tape, stickers, stationary sets and more!

Use code MAGICAL25 for 25% off your order!

If you’re into scrapbooking, the foil paper sets are for you. You can adorn the pages with the adorable (and shiny!) sticker collections. Or maybe add them on envelopes for some Potter fun on your snail mail! For those of you that love to plan, be sure to pick up at 12 month agenda to keep all your appointments and meal planning in one place.

Wizards and muggles alike will be enchanted by our selection of officially licensed Harry Potter products! High-quality and full of beautiful detail, each one is sure to be a hit among planners, crafters, and general Potter enthusiasts!




For some Halloween fun, we’ll be giving away a prize pack full of pieces from the collection! Use the widget below to enter. Good luck!

The giveaway is open for our readers in the US & Canada and runs through October 25th.

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Filed Under: Giveaway, Products
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Dark Arts Month Announced
Posted by Megs

This morning Niantic and WB announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Dark Arts Month in honor of Halloween! It includes many in-game events and activities throughout October. For full information check out the press release below:

Dark forces are on the loose in WB Games and Niantic Inc.’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. #DarkArtsMonth will allow players to enjoy exciting in-game events and activities throughout October. Players all around the world will have to work together to protect the wizarding world from the most sinister forces and ancient evils slithering in the dark.

The full schedule for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Dark Arts Month is as follows:
Fighting Forces Brilliant Event Part 1: October 8-14
– A new quest featuring the spine-chilling Brilliant Death Eater and an Azkaban Escapee
October Community Day: October 19
– Expect more uncanny creatures including Vampire, Werewolf, and Doxy oddities appearing more frequently in the game
Fighting Forces Brilliant Event Part 2: October 22-28
A new sinister quest featuring the Brilliant Sirius Black and a Dementor
Exclusive Halloween Quest: October 31
Get ready for an exciting and exclusive Dark Arts-themed Wizarding Challenge Fortress Chamber and quest with limited-time rewards  

Check out WB Games and Niantic’s new blog post for more details here. Key art and assets can be found here

To stay up to date on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, upcoming event details, and additional game content releases including new Portkey environments and Ministry ID lenses during this eerie month, please visit to receive the latest information at www.wizardsunite.com and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Portkey Games
Mini Boden Releases More Pieces for Harry Potter Collaboration
Posted by Megs

Mini Boden has released a new collection of Mini Boden | Harry Potter, available from the 7th October 2019. Dare we say, this collection is even more adorable than the first! Shop the collection here!

The second drop will feature stunning embroidered partywear, magnificent glow-in-the-dark details and with extra-special embroidery – all produced by the Mini Boden in-house design team and inspired by the Wizarding World.

The limited-edition ‘Protego Maxima Magical Cloak’, a masterpiece in velvet with gold jacquard piping and an embroidered Hogwarts scene in glittering sequins, will be a showstopper at any Halloween party, whilst the ‘Yule Ball Party Dress’ with dip-dye effect tulle skirt finished with embroidered stars adds a touch of festive sparkle.

Prepare for the autumn term with the ‘Quidditch Scene Jumper’ or ‘Hogwarts Hooded Dress’ complete with Hogwarts crest or wrap up warm with the ‘Hogwarts Hat’ and ‘Hogwarts Scarf’ in iconic Hogwarts house colours. Layer up with cosy knits including the yellow wool-blend ‘Hedwig Cardigan’ which sees Harry Potter’s loyal feathered companion in intarsia on each sleeve with a cosy faux-fur body.

Get cosy after dark in the supersoft ‘Lumos Glow-in-the-dark Pyjamas’ and watch the Marauder’s Map come to life as the students’ footprints appear as they wander around the castle. Don’t forget little ones too with a cosy teddy romper complete with Hedwig detail.

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Wizarding World Digital Introduces The Official Harry Potter Fan Club & New Sorting Quiz
Posted by Megs

Today, Wizarding World Digital, a joint venture between Pottermore and Warner Bros, announced the Official Harry Potter Fan Club as well as a brand new mobile sorting hat quiz that you can experience through a new mobile app.

To join the free Official Harry Potter Fan Club today and stay up to date, visit WizardingWorld.com to receive the latest information and download the Wizarding World app.

The Wizarding World app features the re-imagined Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony, featuring J.K. Rowling’s original questions and a new augmented reality Sorting Hat. Fans that have been previously sorted can reaffirm their house pride. 

WIZARDING WORLD DIGITAL INTRODUCES
The Official Harry Potter Fan Club and new mobile Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony
Bringing fans closer to the magic 
 
Wizarding World Digital today announces the launch of The Official Harry Potter Fan Club, which can be experienced through the first-ever Wizarding World app – a Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts mobile companion, and new, interactive Wizarding World website. Whether you’ve considered Hogwarts a home for over 20 years, or you’ve only recently been bewitched by a Niffler, everyone can now immerse themselves in the ever-expanding magical universe in new and innovative ways.

The Wizarding World app allows users to discover which house they belong to with a re-imagining of the famous Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony, featuring J.K. Rowling’s original questions and a new augmented reality Sorting Hat, whilst those fans that have been previously sorted can reaffirm their house pride.  The new app is also packed with fresh content including exclusive videos, interactive quizzes, and Secret Codes, plus the new fanzine ‘Wizarding Weekly’, putting the best of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts right at your fingertips.

WizardingWorld.com – the new online home of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts is where fans can enjoy all they loved from Pottermore.com, but with a trunk full of original content and new interactive experiences. Delve deeper into the stories you love, get behind-the-scenes details and enjoy all your favorites from J.K Rowling’s archive of writing for Pottermore.
 
Accessible through both the app and the website, fans will be able to join The Official Harry Potter Fan Club for free. This will provide them with curated experiences from the Wizarding World, including an official Fan Club newsletter and member benefits. And soon, fans will have the option to enhance their membership experience with Wizarding World Gold, a yearly paid subscription that comes with a unique, annual gift and is packed with exclusives and special offers – all of the magic you love and more!
 
All these great experiences and features can be unlocked by registering for a personalised Wizarding Passport which is a fan’s magical identity and holds their defining traits such as their Hogwarts house, Patronus and Wand.

Paul Kanareck, Managing Director of Wizarding World Digital says: ‘The Harry Potter global phenomenon continues to be loved by fans of all ages – from the millions of people who discover the books for the first time to those who explore the movies, audiobooks, stage play, visitor attractions and games each year. We have a wonderful opportunity to create new experiences including a fan club for the digital age, which offers an amazing breadth of content and new interactive platforms that will give our fans around the world a truly connected experience across the Wizarding World universe.’

The Wizarding World app, available with the newly reimagined Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony can be downloaded today for free in the initial launch territories on the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android. Selected features will also be hosted globally online at WizardingWorld.com for fans who cannot access the app at this stage.

Filed Under: Official Harry Potter Fan Club
Hogwarts In The Snow & Dinners in the Great Hall Return to WB Studio Tour London
Posted by Megs

The holiday season is approaching and to help celebrate, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has announced the return of their Hogwarts in the Snow and Dinners in the Great Hall features!

Hogwarts In The Snow will run at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter from Saturday 16th November 2019 – Sunday 26th January 2020. The Dinners in the Great Hall will be taking place on 9th-11th December. Tickets will go on sale on 17th September at 10 am. For more information, please visit: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/dinner

If you are able to go during this time definitely do! It’s a gorgeous setup and totally worth seeing. Even if you’ve been before you can always find something new!

Harry Potter fans are invited to discover the filmmaking secrets behind Christmas in the Wizarding World as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London undergoes a magical makeover for Hogwarts in the Snow. From Saturday 16th November – Sunday 26th January 2020, visitors will have the opportunity to see the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for festive scenes. The Great Hall will be transformed for the Yule Ball, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.
 
This festive season also sees the return of the highly anticipated ‘Dinner in the Great Hall’ events at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Each night from 9th-11th December, Harry Potter fans can enjoy drinks and canapes before sitting down to a two-course Christmas feast on the truly magical Great Hall set that will be completely transformed for the festive season. Dessert will be served on Platform 9 ¾ next to the original Hogwarts Express locomotive and guests will be free to explore the Studio Tour exclusively after hours.
 
The festive transformation will begin in the Great Hall, where the stage will again be decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball. As seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the celebration of the Triwizard Tournament saw every detail of the Great Hall covered in shimmering silver, dripping icicles and sparkling snow. Visitors to the Studio Tour will get a taster of this incredible set dress as the top section of the Great Hall will be transformed with snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments that have been painted by the Prop- Making Department to match the silver of the Yule Ball. 
 
In addition to the Yule Ball decoration, The Great Hall will be lined with Christmas trees and the long dining tables will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even Christmas puddings surrounded by real flames.
 
As part of the Hogwarts in the Snow feature, many of the iconic sets housed at the Studio Tour will receive a festive makeover. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were created by the cast members during production. Fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by John Richardson and the SFX team using a combination of water vapour and lighting effects.
 
The Hogwarts castle model will be transformed with a layer of filmmaking snow. During filming, a member of the crew climbed aboard an elevated work platform and sprinkled the ‘snow’ mixture of granulated paper and grains of salt onto the model by hand with a sieve – like dusting sugar onto a cake. The same process takes place at the Studio Tour every festive season. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.

Hogwarts in the Snow will run from Saturday 16th November – Sunday 26th January 2020. Tickets must be pre-booked, and all extra features are included in the ticket price. Tickets to Dinner in the Great Hall will go on sale at 10am on 17th September 2019.

Filed Under: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Gets a New Look; Celebrates with Free Tickets
Posted by Megs

For the past week fans have been noticing changes to the look of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at all its locations. Yesterday, J.K. Rowling tweeted after many months and last night Pottermore and Cursed Child revealed what’s going on with a takeover at Times Square in New York City after the play finished its evening show.

Pottermore states that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is “celebrating its place as the eighth story in the canon by incorporating J.K. Rowling’s name and the iconic lightning-bolt Harry Potter logo.”

Also, as a special thank you to Harry Potter fans, and as a nod to the famous platform nine and three-quarters at King’s Cross Station, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is announcing that 934 lucky people around the world will get the chance to watch the show as complimentary guests. Fans have to act fast. Starting at 12EST fans should go to  www.harrypotteronstage.com, select their location and try to find a ticket priced at $0 (one per person)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD CELEBRATES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH THE BIGGEST TIMES SQUARE TAKEOVER ON RECORD
 
The Most Awarded Play in History Thanks Fans by Releasing 934 Special Tickets Worldwide
 
NEW YORK, NY – September 6, 2019 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, universally acclaimed for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, last night welcomed fans “Back to Hogwarts” with the launch of a new worldwide campaign in the heart of Times Square. 
 
To mark the global milestone, the show hosted the largest-ever Times Square takeover, with award-winning actress and Harry Potter fan, Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as Wizarding World fans and influencers. Fans witnessed a jaw-dropping takeover of nearly all the Times Square screens, which revealed the never-before-seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child campaign, in celebration of its global expansion.
 
With more than two million tickets sold worldwide, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been spreading its magic and thrilling audiences across the globe in London, New York and Melbourne, with more productions opening soon in San Francisco, Hamburg and Toronto. 
 
“We are very proud that J.K. Rowling chose to tell her eighth story on stage. Just as she created a generation of lifelong readers with the Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now doing the same for theatre, with over half of our audiences worldwide being first time theatre-goers of all ages,” said Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. “Three years in and over 2 million tickets sold thus far, it is so exciting to watch audiences all over the world be transported ‘Back to Hogwarts’ to revisit their beloved characters. There is nothing like the experience of being in a theatre with a community of others, seeing and experiencing in real-time as the magic unfolds live before your eyes. The Boy Who Lived, lives on, and the story continues on stage across the world because, as J.K. Rowling herself said: “‘Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.’”
 
As a special thank you to Harry Potter fans, and as a nod to the famous platform nine and three-quarters at King’s Cross Station, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is announcing that 934 lucky people around the world will get the chance to watch the show as complimentary guests. But fans have to act fast. To find out how you might become one of them, go to www.harrypotteronstage.com now and select your chosen location.
 
“Harry Potter has such a special place in my heart and seeing the characters from the stories come to life on stage was true magic for me,” said actress Sarah Jessica Parker. “From the astounding stagecraft, to the magic and illusions, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings true storytelling to life that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Being part of the whole experience tonight was one that I’ll never forget.” 
 
Harry’s story continues on stage, where the magic is real. To be part of it, go to www.harrypotteronstage.com  

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
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