Saturday, December 30, 2017

Our Website Is Now Live!

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club is proud to present our new website! Visit us at jkrswizworldhpclub.wixsite.com/jkrwwhpc-homepage!

We now have a Pinterest!

After our technical fiasco with trying to launch a Facebook page, we decided instead to create a Pinterest! You can find us at pinterest.com/jkrowlingswizardingworldhpclub. We're new at this Pinterest thing, and we don't have many pins yet, but in no time at all we're sure we'll have a great creative community of Wizarding World fans contributing to the fandom!

UPDATED: J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club now has Facebook!

Today we launch our new Facebook page and community. You can visit us at facebook.com/JKRsWizardingWorldHarryPotterClub!

UPDATE - 12/30/17: We're sorry, we have been experiencing technical difficulties, and our page will be back up shortly.

UPDATE - 12/30/17: Apologies from the club, we will not be launching a Facebook page any time in the near future due to technical issues. We will be remaining here on G+ and on YouTube. Once again, we are sorry and we wish it would have worked out.

Friday, December 29, 2017

2017: A Magical Year - 2018: More Magic To Come!

Happy New Year from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club! Much has happened in the Wizarding World this year, and we can certainly look forward to more magic on its way!

The next movie in the Fantastic Beasts series has been announced, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindlewald. The film will be released in November, 2018, featuring Newt Scamander, Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski; as well as some new characters and familiar faces. Both Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindlewald will play an important role in this new story taking place in Paris.

Pay special attention to the clouds toward the end of this first look - observant eyes may spot a familiar rune!

    
Also new this year, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is coming to Broadway! Now American fans will have the chance to see the eighth story live on stage in New York City. 

For more, and ticket information, visit harrypottertheplay.com


2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.K. release of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, and to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, the British Library in London hosted the exhibit, Harry Potter: A History Of Magic. The exhibit featured magical artifacts spanning thousands of years of wizarding history. A book highlighting the exhibition was published, Harry Potter: A Journey Through The History Of Magic. The book features bits of magical history and notes in J.K. Rowling's own handwriting. Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Film - BBC Two


Universal Studios Orlando recently announced that they will be working on a new ride in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade! The new ride will be a rollercoaster - like attraction replacing the old Dragon Challenge. For more information click here.

Along with the History Of Magic, two more new books were published. Both illustrated editions of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them. 


Last but definitely not least, Pottermore has released and will be releasing a set new digital magical experiences. You can tour the exterior of Hogwarts castle at pottermore.com/hogwarts, and soon we'll be able to go to Hogwarts ourselves in Pottermore's Portkey Games new mobile apps coming out some time this year, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery! For more information on Portkey Games from Pottermore, click here.

It certainly seems that the new year will be full of magic! For now, we can only wait (and while we're waiting, this New Year's weekend, both TV channels FreeForm and HBO are having Harry Potter Weekends!)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

New SpeakBeasty Episodes!

Mugglenet.com, one of the world's #1 Harry Potter fan sites, has a Fantastic Beasts podcast, called SpeakBeasty. J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club recently started posting these one-year-old podcasts to YouTube.

Here are some of the next podcasts! To watch current episodes, visit SpeakBeasty.com.


For the full playlist, go here.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Updated Textbook: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them!

Last Tuesday, Pottermore published a new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, available from Pottermore as an eBook or Audiobook!




This new edition of the Hogwarts classic is chock full of new beasts waiting to be discovered (six to be exact, but we won't spoil it for you and give them away!) and references to the new film.


The eBook has amazing illustrations in the style of medieval engravings. These pictures are of new beasts and stories from the book.


The Audiobook is an amazing experience narrated by Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, and we recommend every potterhead gives it a listen! Hearing his voice as Newt, and the sound effects of the beasts really brings you into the fantastic world of these creatures!

The books can be bought from Pottermore here.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Introducing A New Club Website!

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club has a new website brewing! We will be keeping our blog, in addition to this new site. See site here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Celebrating Twenty Years Of Magic From The Wizarding World!

Twenty years ago, the first installment of Harry Potter was published. Since then, J.K. Rowling has continued to enchant fans around the globe. With the recent release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Rowling has us wondering. What is the secret to the Wizarding World? To answer this question, we must delve deep into wizarding history, viewing clips from BBC's J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter And Me (2001) and BBC Radio 1's Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts: The Secret Of The Wizarding World (2016).





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Introducing Speak Beasty Videos!

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Club has started publishing podcasts from Mugglenet on YouTube. Speak Beasty is Mugglenet's one-year-old podcast about Fantastic Beasts, and to kick it all off, here is the first podcast.


To listen to current Speak Beasty and other podcasts, go here.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hermione Granger and Buckbeak Coming To LEGO Dimensions

I've always known that there would be more Wizarding World LEGO Dimensions characters, and here we are! In May, the Hermione Granger Fun Pack is released, including Hermione and Buckbeak. We can't wait!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

2016 is over, and was a very exciting year for all potterheads. Read about the year we returned to the wizarding world on Pottermore here.


We welcome 2017, the 20th anniversary year of Harry Potter!