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Julie Walters Rides the Hogwarts Express

During all the visits Molly Weasley made to Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station with her seven children, do you think she ever thought about boarding the Hogwarts Express herself to head back to the Britain’s finest school of witchcraft and wizardry? Molly may never have had the chance in the Harry Potter series,...read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Alison Sudol Announces New Music, Emma Watson Joins #MexicoRises Campaign & More!

  This week saw new additions to the chocolate frog collection in the Wizarding World, as well as Bonnie Wright being added to the guest list for A Celebration of Harry Potter, coming to Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World in January. WB Studio Tour London also launched Hogwarts in the Snow, which this year features the Yule Ball in...read more!

BABYLON 5 Rewatch: Season 3, Episodes 3-4

C3: A Day in the Strife Airdates: 20 November 1995 (US), 28 April 1996 (UK) Written by J. Michael Straczynski Directed by David J. Eagle Cast: Na’Far (Stephen Macht), Ta’Lon (Marshall Teague), Dr. Gonzales (Anne Betancourt), Lt. David...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (November 27th)

In hardcover:Stephen King and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties is down four positions, ending the week at number 11. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.In paperback:Stephen King's It maintains its position at number 3 (trade paperback). Show More Summary

Evanna Lynch’s Launches Christmas Gift Basket With PETA

Teaming up with PETA’s youth division (peta2) once again, Evanna Lynch has created a limited-edition Vegan Gift Basket which is launching just in time for Christmas – we’re sure she’d be great friends with Newt Scamander. The basket features magical items such as vegan chocolate frogs, a ‘Vegans are Magical’ T-Shirt (which Evanna wore in her Hogwarts recipe...read more!

A Better Malazan Reading Order

This week, Tor.com published a recommended reading order to Steven Erikson and Ian Esslemont's Malazan series, apparently approved by the authors themselves. It's a curious list because, well, it's really not very good. If you use the Tor reading list, I suspect a lot of readers would run screaming for the hills. Show More Summary

‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ Comes to Utah

Crowds of Potter fans welcomed the first ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ unique retail experience in Utah this month, where The Shops at South Town recreated a wintry Hogsmeade for visitors to enjoy, complete with wizarding pop-up shops! The experience is fully interactive, with animated shop windows and an interactive ‘Quaffle Toss’ game, surrounded by...read more!

New Chocolate Frog Card Added To Wizarding World Collection!

The latest addition to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Chocolate Frog card collection has been announced! The new card features Hengist of Woodcroft, the medieval founder of Hogsmeade, village, a wizard driven from his home by Muggle prosecutors, only to find his home in the Three Broomsticks: If you’re trying to collect this new card,...read more!

Review of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor’s latest novel, Strange the Dreamer, is the first half of a YA fantasy duology that will conclude with The Muse of Nightmares. Laini Taylor has been on my list of authors I will read anything...Show More Summary

Steven Brust contest winner!

This winner will get his hands on a copy of Steven Brust's Vallista. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.The winner is:Didier Labonté, from Les Houches, FranceMany thanks to all the participants!

Happy 10th Anniversary to MASS EFFECT

On 20 November 2007 the video game company BioWare took one of the biggest risks in their history by releasing what was only their third original game, not one set in a pre-existing universe. The first, Jade Empire (2005), had been extremely good but had not set the world on fire. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora for only 2.99$ here. There is a price match in Canada.Here's the blurb:A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells...Show More Summary

New Trailer for Harry Potter Wandlore Book

Wands, being one of the most essential assets for a wizard, are also one of the most intriguing and mystical elements of the wizarding world. It seems as if the greatest wandmakers, even including Ollivander, don’t have all the secrets behind them. The mystery and beauty behind these incredible magical items is the sole focus...read more!

Theater Round-Up: New Tickets to be Released for ‘Cursed Child’ London, Actors Support Local Theater, and More!

This week in theater news we get to see a few of the many ways the Harry Potter story continues to impact performing arts around the world. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child shows no sign of diminishing success in London as a new round of tickets will be released in December! The production, moving...read more!

Bonnie Wright Joins A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018

Breaking news from Universal Orlando on the upcoming 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter; it looks like a Weasley reunion is in store for Harry Potter fans this year! Bonnie Wright, the actress and filmmaker who played Ginny Weasley Potter, will be joining the previously announced lineup of special guests including two of her “older brothers”,...read more!

A Roleplayer's Guide to Roleplaying Games

A few months back I wrote A Beginner's Guide to Boardgames, which was quite successful. So now I'm going to do the same thing for roleplaying games, because why the hell not? This article will differ because it's less-focused on more...Show More Summary

New Steven Erikson interview at Black Gate

Black Gate have undertaken a video interview with Steven Erikson about his fantasy work and the recent decision to delay the final Kharkanas book for the time being. It's a fascinating interview, even if Erikson's assertion that Voyager is preferable to Deep Space Nine is one I would disagree quite strongly with!

The Punisher: Season 1

Frank Castle, the infamous "Punisher", has hunted down and killed everyone involved in the murder of his wife and children. He thinks he can move on to another life, working construction in New York, but it's not long before the past...Show More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Miracle Workers’, An Interview With Dame Julie Walters & More!

This week has seen the most exciting Fantastic Beasts 2 announcement yet: a title! The year-long wait for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will take over all of our lives a little as we try to theorise our way through theShow More Summary

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