Pottermore As We Know It Is Ending

On August 25th, Pottermore released this announcement: Duel bravely, brew well and help lead your house to glory in the last House Cup, which will be awarded on September 9. Soon after the final House Cup is awarded, prepare for a new journey to begin. As J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World expands, so too will Pottermore. We’ll…

Another James Potter Goes to Hogwarts

James Sirius Potter (or James Potter II), Harry and Ginny Potter’s firstborn son, boarded the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross station today. This makes James two years older than his younger brother, Albus Severus Potter, who we know from the Deathly Hallows epilogue, “Nineteen Years Later”, will board the Express to Hogwarts in 2017. We know this,…

LeakyCon 2014 in Orlando Is So Very Soon!

I’m excited. Like, beyond excited. Like, super-duper uber excited. I’m flying out on Monday and will be returning the next Monday. For one week, I get to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and fall in love with my favorite fandoms all over again. I attended my very first LeakyCon in 2011, which was…

The Leaky Cauldron… In Real Life

Let’s review what we already know: Universal Orlando is opening an expansion to its very popular “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park. The current theme park features Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The current park resides within “Islands of Adventure”. The expansion will feature Diagon Alley and will replace the “Jaws” theme park within the main…

Theme Park Expansion Opens Spring 2014

When “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park was opened to the public at Universal Orlando Resort in 2010, we were given small glimpses of the Hogwarts Express—the locomotive but not the rest of the rail cars—and Diagon Alley. (Ollivanders, the wand shop, was placed in Hogsmeade when the theme park was opened, despite…