‘Crimes’ Issue

If you’re not a subscriber to ‘The Rowling Library,’ an online magazine sent out as a free pdf to readers around the world, you’re missing out. Get thee hence to, download the latest issue — a special devoted to all things Crimes of Grindelwald — and then be sure to scroll around their site.

The editors and House-Elves there, for example, have recreated the original, the site that existed 2002-2012, for fan searching and discoveries. There’s a collector’s guide as well and a very handy (and extensive) list of Rowling’s appearances through the years.

The production values of the magazine are first rank and the content is pretty good, too. And I hope I’m not saying that just because they’ve reprinted HogwartsProfessor posts (with permission asked for and received). It’s a serious bunch of fandom researchers and writers from quite literally every continent except Anarctica.

Enjoy! (And tell Patricio “John sent me.”)

Update: Link fixed!


Beatrice Groves: The BYU Interview

Beatrice Groves, author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter (a great holiday present to self or other Potter Pundits you know), recently gave an interview on the merits of Harry Potter as literature on an American radio station in Utah.

You can listen — via this link to BYU Radio’s online archives — to Lisa Valentine Clark‘s talk with the resident Hogwarts maven and Serious Striker at Trinity College, Oxford University. Enjoy!

‘Team Luna’ at Dancing With the Stars

Evanna and Keo scored 30 out of 30 on this free-style dance and another 30 out of 30 on their tango repeat. Though they received perfect scores from the judges, the votes from the audience and online put them in third place out of the four couples competing. Read the story here.

More dancing — that tango — and an interview with Evanna and Keo after the jump! [Read more…]

Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter Trailer

We’re definitely in the home stretch as Warner Brothers goes all out to promote next week’s premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald. The official ‘grand opening’ or premiere showing took place today in Paris (go here if you have an hour and a half to watch the principals walk the red carpet — and see Ezra Miller arrive in his Michelin Man Halloween costume…) and, for those of us unable to attend — did you fail your Global Appararition Certification like I did? — they released this fun trailer in which we see the connections between the new Beasts franchise and old Harry Potter flicks. Enjoy!

Halloween Treat: Luna Lovegood Tango