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Happy Birthday! Hermione turns 38!

Today, September 19th,  the brightest witch to (probably) walk the ground of Hogwarts turns 38 this year! As a student at Hogwarts, she learns everything from creating an extremely difficult Polyjuice Potion to punching Draco Malfoy in the face. So let’s review some of my personal favourite Hermione moments and quotes!  (in no particular order because they’ more!

Reincarnation Blues

I was looking for a light read to bring with me on my latest hiking trip in parc national de la Jacques-Cartier and parc national de la Mauricie, and it felt as though Michael Poore's Reincarnation Blues was just what the doctor ordered. Show More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA Career award, David Bradley & Jamie Glover ‘Doctor Who’ Audio Team Up & More!

This week saw new additions to the Lumos Crowdrise campaign,  Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts graphic design duo MinaLima speaking at the V&A Design Festival and the arrival of a new line of Harry Potter items from PBTeen. In addition...Show More Summary

First Watch by Dale Lucas (Reviewed by Michael E. Everest)

Official Author WebsiteBuy the book HEREOFFICIAL BLURB: Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line. Show More Summary

Strike to Return in 2018 in Career of Evil

After tonight’s thrilling conclusion of popular TV adaptation of The Silkworm, fans were left anxious for more.  Thankfully BBC didn’t leave us wondering whether we would be seeing another Strike TV adaptation for very long as they already confirmed that they will be airing Strike: Career of Evil later in 2018. The Telegraph reports more!

Everything We Know About ‘Fantastic Beasts’ So Far: Plot Hints and Cast News!

Exciting new information surfaced this week, which seems to confirm that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will return to Hogwarts! In light of this, we can’t resist reviewing what we know about the movie so far–and speculating as best we can about the rest. Getting Back to Hogwarts: Leaky reported on some suspiciously more!

Guest Blog: Joshua Palmatier

When Joshua Palmatier emailed me to ask if I'd be willing to share the Kickstarter for his small press Zombies Need Brains, which produces all-original SFF anthologies, I invited him to write a guest blog post instead.Enjoy!---------------------Genesis...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (September 11th)

In hardcover:Delilah S. Dawson's Star Wars: Phasma debuts at number 10.In paperback:Stephen King's It is up one spot, finishing the week at number 4 (trade paperback).Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is down two positions, ending the week at number 5 (trade paperback). Show More Summary

The Compleat George R.R. Martin Bibliography

As part of a discussion on the works of George R.R. Martin, and specifically what works of his are not currently readily available in print, I ended up compiling this list of everything that GRRM has ever published (and almost everything...Show More Summary

A History of Middle-earth Part 9: Victories for the Light

In the Third Age of Middle-earth, the great kingdoms of men and elves faced mounting threats from all sides. In a time of defeats and danger, the forces of good cried out for victories against the mounting threat of the Shadow. The Oathtaking of Cirion and Eorl, at the founding of Rohan, by Ted Nasmith. Show More Summary

GOOD OMENS enters production, gets first picture and new castmembers

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 novel Good Omens is being adapted as a BBC mini-series, as previously revealed, and it officially entered production yesterday with the first read-through of the script. Director Douglas Mackinnon tweeted a (sadly quite small) photograph to celebrate. Show More Summary

Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection

The new Harry Potter Collection from PBteen is now available for pre-order online! The collection features over 100 items of household décor that will help you transform your house into Hogwarts. PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. partnered with Warner Bros Consumer Products to create an incredible collection of home décor completely inspired by the more!

Review of Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Stephanie Burgis’ recent novella Snowspelled, the first installment in The Harwood Spellbook series, is a delightful romantic fantasy book set in an alternate version of nineteenth-century England with magic. In this world, Celtic Queen...Show More Summary

Cover art and extract from Jacqueline Carey's STARLESS

The folks from Happy Ever After have just unveiled the cover art for Jacqueline Carey's forthcoming Starless (Canada, USA, Europe).Here's the blurb:Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series. Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin's NIGHTFLYERS greenlit as a TV series

George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella Nightflyers has been greenlit as a TV series by SyFy. SyFy are currently producing a pilot based on the novella and the network were impressed enough to give a full series order. Netflix is also getting involved early, negotiating both international distribution and second-run rights in the US. Show More Summary

BABYLON 5 Rewatch: Comic Issues 5-8

DC2-4: Shadows Past and Present Publication Date: March-June 1995 Written by Tim Dehaas (from an outline by J. Michael Straczynski) Artwork by John Ridgway (pencils and inks) & Robbie Busch (colours) Date: This storyline takes place prior to the events of episode B9, setting it in early 2259. Show More Summary

A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest

The Crowdrise Campaign for J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos has been in high gear since it’s announcement last month by Fantastic Beasts co-stars, Alison Sudol and recent LeakyCon guest Dan Fogler, via livestream with Lumos. The competition originally planned to award one lucky grand prize winner and their guest a full behind-the-scenes experience of more!

See MinaLima Speak At V&A London Design Festival This Weekend!

MinaLima design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima will give a talk this Saturday (16th September) at the V&A Museum in London as part of the London Design Festival, discussing all things Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, fairytales and graphic design. The talk is open to the public, takes place from 1:30pm – 2:30pm this Saturday, and will see MinaLima more!

J.J. Abrams confirmed as writer and director of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Lucasfilm have confirmed that J.J. Abrams will be revisiting the Star Wars universe by directing and co-writing Episode IX following Colin Trevorrow's recent departure. The news is not really surprising: Abrams has worked on all three of the new main-sequence films as a producer and was also available. Show More Summary

The GAME OF THRONES tapestry is absolutely amazing

When it comes to boosting tourism, hosting a major and popular TV show or movie series seems to be a reliable way of getting visitors to show up. New Zealand is still enjoying a tourism boost from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Show More Summary

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