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An AI Wrote It’s Own Harry Potter Chapter and It Is Perfect

An artificial intelligence algorithm was fed all the original novels and then produced four pages titled 'The Handsome One' for Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash.

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We’re Getting a Harry Potter RPG Set at Hogwarts in the 1980s

Warner Bros. and Jam City recently announced Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a narrative-based mobile RPG that takes place "in the mid-1980s after the Wizarding Wars."

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J.K. Rowling Releases Statement on Depp’s Casting: “Conscience Isn’t Governable by Committee”

"The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful."

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Things We Saw Today: Tor.com Asks Us to Reconsider Voldemort’s Parents

Harry Potter think-piece time! Tor.com author Mairead McNulty published an article asking for us Potter-heads to reconsider the parents of Voldemort: Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt.

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Johnny Depp Should Not Be in the Harry Potter Franchise

Also, David Yates: STFU

David Yates doesn't care about Johnny Depp's wife-beating: "Whatever accusation was out there doesn’t tally with the kind of human being I’ve been working with.”

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The Makers of Pokémon Go Are Working on a Harry Potter Game

Niantic Labs, the developers behind Pokémon Go, have announced that their follow-up augmented reality game will be titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

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Review: Harry Potter Pensieve Memory Set the Perfect Gift for Any Potterhead

One of the best parts of being a Harry Potter fan is knowing that the world of the story is rich and detailed and still full of possibilities all these years later. Running Press brings us a piece of the Potterverse with a gift set straight out of Dumbledore's office.

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I’ll Get Into Hogwarts Even If It Means I Have to Buy My Acceptance Letter

Upset you never got your Hogwarts acceptance letter? Well, for £3,000-£5,000 you can buy your way in.

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It’s Officially the Day of the Harry Potter Epilogue, and Everyone’s Celebrating

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the story jumps ahead by a massive 19 years to show us that everything turned out OK for the foreseeable future (Cursed Child notwithstanding). It seemed massive at the time, at least. Now, it's flown by, and today is the actual, real-world date the epilogue takes place, when Albus Severus boarded the Hogwarts Express for the first time, and it's cause for Potterhead celebration.

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Things We Saw Today: Get Ready for Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy to Visit Riverdale

The upcoming crossover Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica sounds like a delightful and wacky premise for all characters involved. It's definitely by no means the weirdest Archie Comics crossover.

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Jessica Williams Meticulously Drafting a DM to J.K. Rowling Is All of Us

Jessica Williams shows us no matter who you are, a direct message from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will obliterate any sense of chill you might have had.

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Two New Harry Potter Books Will Dive Into the Magical Hogwarts Curriculum and Unseen Content From J.K. Rowling

If you've ever gawked in envy at the Hogwarts library, saw yourself in the nerdy Hermione Granger, or raged at Harry and Ron for neglecting their magical studies, you should definitely grab yourself a copy of these upcoming releases. 

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I’m Having Trouble Absorbing All the Details From the New Fantastic Beasts Film

Principal photography for the second installment of the five-film franchise Fantastic Beasts begins today, where we're going to see some familiar and new faces.

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Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

♫Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage♫

Planning a birthday party or bachelorette night? These 10 taverns, pubs, bars, inns, and other watering holes from fantasy fiction can't be beat. Sure, the barkeep might not agree to charge your phone, and Uber drivers might be few and far between, but that's all part of the fun. Join us in celebrating these 10 fantasy establishments that have us saying ''they come in pints!''

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Things We Saw Today: David Oyelowo to Voice Disney Villain Scar in The Lion Guard

Be prepared! While it's difficult to imagine anyone living up to Jeremy Irons as Scar in Disney's classic The Lion King, David Oyelowo is an amazing choice as the voice of the disgruntled feline with vengeance in his heart.

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Now, There’s an Official Harry Potter Book Club—Because You Weren’t Already Down a Pottermore Rabbit Hole

Have you run out of people in your life with whom you can have long conversations about the intricacies of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Well, Pottermore is hoping to remedy that with an official book club! That's right, now anyone anywhere can get together with fellow Potterheads at an official meeting spot to dissect the ins-and-outs of all the Harry Potter books. Check out the intro video above!

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Harry Potter Fans Need to Go See Puffs, a Hilarious and Touching Ode to the Under-Appreciated Hogwarts House

Last week Kaila (a badge-carrying Slytherin) and I (a proud Hufflepuff) went to the Elecktra Theatre to see the Off-Broadway show Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic. We all know Harry Potter, but what about the kids that sat next to him?

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Harry Potter and the Stolen Prequel: J.K. Rowling Needs Your Detective Skills

J.K. Rowling, in support of English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and works to remove barriers from literature, created a handwritten Harry Potter prequel that she wrote on a double sided postcard and allowed English PEN to sell at auction. A lucky bidder won it, purchased it, and everything was honky-dory. That is, until that bidder's home was burgled.

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Things We Saw Today: These Official Handmaid’s Tale Character Posters Amazing

These are the kinds of posters that one might expect to be the product of fan art, yet here Hulu is grabbing at our very souls with these chilling and awesome character posters for The Handmaid's Tale. Check out the full gallery at Coming Soon. Have you checked out Offred's story yet?

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Deleted Fantastic Beasts Scene Introduces Us to a New On-Screen Character

Neat.

A new deleted scene reveals yet another previously unseen creature.

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