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Bloomsbury Announces Theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2020
Posted by Megs

Bloomsbury Children’s Books have announced The Triwizard Tournament as the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2020. The sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night returns on Thursday 6th February 2020.

The Triwizard Tournament is a breathtaking and pivotal event in the Harry Potter journey. For the first time we meet students from other magical schools, and watch four champions take part in a perilous set of challenges that will ultimately lead to one of the most devastating moments of the series. The Tournament consists of three tasks, designed to test magical prowess, daring, powers of deduction and the ability to cope with danger. Bloomsbury will put this thrilling wizarding school contest at the very heart of Harry Potter Book Night 2020.
 
Harry Potter Book Night 2019 saw the highest overall registration since the night began in 2015. The digital event kit was downloaded over 16,000 times and Rest of the World registration saw a 43% rise on the previous year. Hundreds of events took place across the UK, bringing Harry Potter fans together within their communities.
 
With an updated event kit themed around the Triwizard Tournament and lots more exciting elements yet to be announced, once again fans of all ages are invited to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s wonderful Harry Potter series – and pass the magic on to young readers who are yet to discover these unforgettable books. 
 
Sign up at www.harrypotterbooknight.com to register for an event kit and to make sure you’re one of the first to hear all the latest Harry Potter Book Night news. If you’ve already registered, you will carry on receiving our exclusive news bulletins.

Filed Under: Books, Harry Potter Book Night
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival Ticket Registration Now Open
Posted by Megs

Niantic and WB Games made a special announcement during their The Immersive Experience of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite panel at International Comic-Con in San Diego!

Registration for the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival ticket drawing is now live in app. They also revealed that dragons will be making their debut in the game at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival. 

The Fan Festival will take place at White River State Park in Indianapolis, from August 31st to September 1st. Lots of fun activities and special in-game bonuses and events are planned for each day of the festivities.

There are two levels of tickets, general ($30) and early access ($40.) Tickets are for ONE DAY, not both days of the festival. Additional details about ticketing, rules, and instructions on how fans can enter the drawing are available at the official event site.

Ticket drawing registration for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival is now open. Register within the app for a chance to join us in the city of Indianapolis on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1. Please note registering for the drawing does not guarantee you a ticket to the event and each ticket grants access to one day of the event. Additional information regarding how the ticket drawing registration system works can be found here.

Those selected in the in-app drawing will be able to purchase tickets for $30 USD, this ticket will grant access to the event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on a single day. Those chosen in the drawing will also have the option to purchase early access tickets priced at $40 USD. Early Access tickets will allow players to enter the event two hours earlier at 9 a.m. ET and give them the chance to enjoy even more time exploring and playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

All ticket holders will explore the sprawling White River State Park as they complete exclusive event-specific Special Assignments and be the first to discover brand new in-game encounters, including never-before-seen Oddities – Dragons. From the Welsh Green to the Antipodean Opaleye, these regional Oddities will be making their landfall debut in the game at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival in Indianapolis this Aug. 31 – Sept. 1. Fans will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity as after the event, the different dragon varieties will only appear in specific regions around the world.

As players come together in Indianapolis, they’ll be able to commemorate their experience and friendships by snapping photos with iconic elements from the game. Come prepared to contain the Calamity as you’ll need to work with fellow SOS Task Force members within the park, and across the globe, to unlock additional special rewards for the global community.

Can’t make it out to Indianapolis or are unable to get your hands on a ticket? Don’t worry! Players around the world will still be able to participate. Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved remotely.

If you’re interested in more details about the event experience, make sure to check out WizardsUnite.com/fanfestival and keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Portkey Games
New Adventures Await in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Posted by Megs

The Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game has released a brand new trailer highlighting the game’s most iconic storylines, including Caring for Magical Creatures, Casting your Patronus Charm, Becoming an Animagus, and Managing Mischief!

Players can now enjoy new adventures as they graduate Year 5 and enter Year 6 of their Hogwarts student journey. Exciting new storylines include attending Divinations class with Professor Trelawney, meeting the Weasley twins, plus so much more!

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Portkey Games
Celebrate 20 Years of Prisoner of Azkaban with New LEGO Sets
Posted by Megs

It has been 20 years (!!!) since Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban was first published. Now Potter fans can relive magical moments like riding the Knight Bus, saving Buckbeack and mastering the Patronus Charm!

There are endless magical possibilities of imaginative play for children and fans of Harry Potter to discover with the latest LEGO Harry Potter sets! All three sets are for ages 7 and up.

75945 Expecto Patronum – £19.99 (UK) & $19.99 (US)

Fans can be transported to the magical world of wizards, witches and Dementors and mythical creatures. Young wizards will love recreating the Great Lake Forbidden Forest scene, firing the Expecto Patronum spell at the Dementors and summoning Harry’s Patronus charm! 

This set includes 4 LEGO Minifigures including Harry Potter, 2 Dementors and Sirius Black

75957 The Knight Bus™ – £34.99 (UK) & $39.99 (US)

All aboard and have the ride of your life from the most iconic moment of the movie! Catch the purple triple-decker bus, zooming around London for hours of fun. The 3-level LEGO® bus features an opening hinged side panel and a removable roof to maximize play potential. Features include the cheeky Shrunken Head and Harry’s chest, containing his wand!

The set includes 3 LEGO Minifigures and measures over 16cm in height.

75947 – Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue – £49.99 (UK) & $59.99 (US)

The magical adventures never has to end as children can explore the detailed interior of Hagrid’s hut, hide behind the pumpkin patch and rescue Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff from the Executioner’s axe.

This set includes 6 LEGO Minifigures including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermoine Granger and Buckbeak

Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Products
Mini Boden Announces Harry Potter Clothing Line Collaboration
Posted by Megs
Mini Boden Announces Harry Potter Clothing Line Collaboration

UK-based clothing company, Boden, has announced an exclusive Harry Potter inspired collection for Mini Boden, launching on Monday 5th August 2019. Mini Boden invites customers to follow the magic by registering their interest online to be the first to know when the collection drops on Monday 5thAugust 2019.

81 magical pieces will be available in the collection for children and babies. The company ships all over the world so even if you aren’t in the UK you can grab a piece from the collection for your children – or any young Potter fans in your life!

The range has been designed entirely in-house by the highly skilled Mini Boden design team in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Each piece of the collection is unique and features all of the thoughtful design details that customers have come to expect from the Mini Boden brand including bespoke prints, truly unique embroidery, colour-change sequins, fluttering applique and 3D detailing on tops, capes, trousers and dresses.

The eighty-one piece collection will run from newborn through to age 16,so that all children can wear the magic. Look out for ‘House Bretons’, rugby shirts and a ‘Hegwig Cardigan’. A second collection will launch on 7th October 2019.



Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Products
20 Years Of Prisoner Of Azkaban Celebrations Begin with Fan Photo Mosaic + Art Auction
Posted by Megs

Bloomsbury are preparing to celebrate 20 years since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released. As we posted last month, on July 8th – the anniversary – there will be an online auction with artwork by 26 artists featuring Patronuse.

Bloomsbury have been working with BookTrust, the UK’s largest reading charity, to challenge the artists to create original, postcard-sized, masterpieces of Patronuses. The postcards include original renditions of key character’s patronus as well as a menagerie of other creatures.

The auction will run for 10 days and an exhibition of the postcards will be displayed at Waterstones Piccadilly for the week. Bids are open globally. Stay tuned on our Twitter and Facebook  for a direct link to the auctions when they begin!


Additionally, Bloomsbury wants fans to get involved in the celebration! In partnership with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Bloomsbury wants Harry Potter fans around the world to post their happiest memories to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ExpectoPatronum20. The images will be printed as tiles to create a huge mosaic of Harry Potter casting his stag patronus (as drawn by Jim Kay).

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We LOVE seeing your photos of the happy memories you would summon to conjure your Patronus (using #ExpectoPatronum20)! Our staff have been sharing them too: pictured here is the moment our Australian social media manager, @tobias_madden, was proposed to at @universal_studios_japan ?? ? ? Remember to post your photos (publicly) representing what you would think of to conjure your Patronus for a chance to be featured in our Patronus mosaic at @wbtourlondon on 8th July. Hashtag #ExpectoPatronum20 By posting a photo in this way, you agree to Bloomsbury using the photo for the purpose of creating a mosaic, which will be displayed at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on 8 July 2019 and afterwards online on our social media channels. Please see http://bit.ly/expectopatronum20 for all the rules and requirements you agree to if you post a photo, and the permissions you grant to Bloomsbury if we decide to use your photo.

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All you need do is post a photo that encompasses your best Harry Potter happy memory. It could be when you first bought the book, got married, had your first child, or even when you first dressed up as their favourite character. Simply post a photo (publicly) on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ExpectoPatronum20, and your image might just be printed as one of the tiles in the huge mosaic. That mosaic will be displayed at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on the big anniversary day!

Please see http://bit.ly/expectopatronum20 for all the rules and requirements you agree to if you post a photo, and the permissions you grant to Bloomsbury if they decide to use your photo.



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