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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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Things We Saw Today: This Justice League Teaser Should Whet Your Appetite for the Upcoming Full Trailer

Are you ready for some Justice League action? Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), you'll have to wait until November 17 to see it in theaters.

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Learn the Ilvermorny School Song in a Deleted Fantastic Beasts Scene

It's got animal noises and disdain for "common wandless men!"

In a deleted scene from the film, Tina and Queeny sing the school's anthem.

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Things We Saw Today: This Korean SNL Parody of Doctor Strange Is On Point

This Korean SNL parody doesn't bear that much similarity with what actually happens in Doctor Strange... but it's still pretty hilarious.

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Save Your Galleons: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Apparating Stateside in 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming stateside, sporting a "distinctive new aesthetic" different from the London version of the play.

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For Wizards On-the-Go: Wizardhood, a Condensed Version of the Harry Potter Movies

You don't need a Time Turner to watch all the Harry Potter movies in less than two hours.

Tim Stiefler's Wizardhood is all of Harry Potter's 19 hours and 39 minutes distilled and crystallized down to the most potent, magical 78 minutes to ever exist. I think.

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Fantastic Beasts Review: A Complicated Adventure for the Potter Fans Who Finally Grew Up

4 out of 5 Wands

This latest entry to Rowling's cinematic wizarding world is a complicated mixture of whimsical fun, sweet romance, and pitiless darkness.

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[VIDEO] The Mary Sue Staff Explains Why We Love the Harry Potter Movie Adaptations

We here at The Mary Sue make no secret of our Harry Potter fandom. Almost every single one of us here on the TMS staff is a huge fan of both the books and the films, so we all decided to go through every single one of the movies and explain our favorite part of each adaptation. Why now? Well, today's the release date for Fantastic Beasts, so that's our excuse, but mostly, we just really like Harry Potter.

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