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Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them [Film]
Status: Pre-production
Release Date: November 18, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Play]
Status: Pre-production
Release Date: Summer 2016

Career of Evil
Status: Pre-order
Release Date: October 20, 2015

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Status: Published
Release Date: April 14, 2015

The Silkworm
Status: Published
Release Date: June 19, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling
Status: Published
Release Date: April 04, 2013

The Casual Vacancy
Status: Published
Release Date: September 27, 2012

Status: Online
Release Date: July 31, 2011 (Beta testing)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Status: Published
Release Date: December 04, 2008

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them; Quidditch Through The Ages
Status: Published
Release Date: March 12, 2001

Harry Potter Series
Status: Published
Release Date: June 30, 1997 - July 21, 2007
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Principle filming for the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has begun! Warner Bros. confirmed today that filming began at Leavesden Studios in England, BusinessWire reported.

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, so we can assume she will be on set for some of the filming. The feature film will star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the magizoologist who travels the world in the early 20th century, tracking magical creatures. Other cast members include Katherine Waterston as Porpentina (Tina) and Colin Farrell as the wizard ‘Graves’ who meets Newt in New York. Much of the film is set in New York City, but whether or when they will be filming there has not been confirmed.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to premiere November 18, 2016 worldwide.

We will be keeping our eyes open for more news and maybe even some photos!

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Film, J.K. Rowling // Aug 11 2015

Our friends over at Potterish have made a discovery & it’s Fantastic Beasts related! They spoke to Rafael Bento, who is famous for breaking the news of Pottermore to the world (aka very credible source). Now, he has come across this mysterious word which Warner Brothers has trademarked & believes it to be the work of J.K. Rowling!

We are very close to having the chance to revisit to the magical world of Harry Potter through the movie: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, a kind of encyclopedia about the magic creatures existing in the Harry Potter series, written by the Mazoologist Newt Scamander.

We know little about the movie: its screenplay is written by J.K. Rowling, in her first screenplay-writing role; it’s produced by David Heyman, who already produced all the movies from the series, and it’s directed by David Yates, director of the final Harry Potter movies. Besides that, it has been announced that the plot will take place in New York in the 20s (but it isn’t known if it will be entirely in the city), and Rowling also mentioned on Twitter that we will get to know people who have studied in the American magic school.

Based on this information, and based on the research methods used in the past for Pottermore, I came across a curious name, which has the potential to unlock a new element of this magical universe:Ilvermorny!

The word sounds very odd, and it’s exactly this oddness that caught my attention. A quick search on Google reveals that there’s nothing about this name except trademark registrations filed around the world. These filings indicate that it’s big news! Moreover, in Brazil, the trademark was registered by Bhering Advogados (a law firm), the same office that registered the brands: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Fantastic Beasts” and “Newt Scamander”. FOR MORE, CLICK HERE!

What do you guys think? Is “Ilvermorny” the work of J.K. Rowling? Fantastic Beasts is set to start filming shortly & with cast members currently in London, it seems they are right on track!

Filed Under: J.K. Rowling // Jul 31 2015


Filed Under: Charity, J.K. Rowling, Lumos, The Casual Vacancy // Jul 16 2015


We are happy to be helping Light Up Jo’s Birthday with this year’s fundraiser for LUMOS! Jo is turning 50 so we really want to make her birthday golden. And Lumos is one of our favorite causes. Check out all of the great prizes which you could win just for donating to an organization which helps institutionalized children around the world! There is even a way to enter for free if you cannot donate, but want to help by spreading the word!

It’s coming up to JK Rowling’s 50th birthday which can only mean one thing… Light Up Jo’s Birthday is back!

Once again, throughout July we will be raising money for Jo’s charity Lumos, which aims to end the institutionalisation of children around the world. So far we’ve raised over £7,500 and this year we want to make Jo’s special birthday even better.

To do this we need your help, so we’re putting on a great prize draw again. You could win prizes such as:

-A signed copy of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

– A limited edition, illustrated copy of A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, signed by the author and the illustrator, Ted Nasmith

– A one night stay at The Georgian House Hotel’s ‘Wizard Chambers’ room

– A copy of The Casual Vacancy on DVD, signed by the cast and crew

– A limited edition Marauder’s Map print by MinaLima

– A signed photo of Chris Rankin

– A pair of tickets to Potted Potter

– A pair of tickets to the Muggle Tours Walking Tour of London

And more! You can enter by donating to our fundraiser- but you can also enter for free. For all the details, head on over to our fundraising page.

We’d also like you to get more involved this year by holding your own fundraisers- bake some cakes, run a race, jump out of a plane… Or anything else you can  think of that would make Jo smile!

And as ever, what we really need is people to help us spread the word: so if you aren’t able to donate, please reblog this post, tell your friends, and help us to make this year the most successful yet.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Film, J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Jul 11 2015

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to clear up a casting rumor in the upcoming trilogy, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

Ezra Miller (who co-starred with Emma Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) was rumored to have been casted as Kredan but just because they got the name wrong doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing a lot more of Miller. Casting for the film is coming right along. It has been confirmed that Alison Sudol (who co-starred with Jason Isaacs in the TV drama “Dig”) has been casted as Queenie, Porpentina/Tina (Katherine Waterston) younger sister. And Dan Fogler has been casted as Jacob who is a Muggle (not a rival of Newt). Keep checking back for the latest news on Fantastic Beasts!

Filed Under: Cursed Child, Harry Potter Play // Jun 30 2015

John Tiffany is one of the members of Jo’s “Dream Team” who will bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the London Palace Theater next year. In a new interview in the Daily Record he says, “It’s such a relief to be able to talk about this now, especially the fact that it’s not a prequel which was the product of wild speculation.” One of the most interesting facts to learn is how he and Jo Rowling first met … 20 years ago in a cafe in Edinburgh.

He said: “I first met Jo years ago when we didn’t know who each other was. I had just started at the Traverse [Theater] in Edinburgh, and now and again I would see a woman with a pram writing in longhand in the cafe. She’d write in Nicholson’s, The Elephant House and the Traverse cafe.

“We knew each other to nod at. I’d be having meetings with writers and actors and I’d see her. Eventually we’d say hello to each other and a year later – bam!.

“Then I realised that’s what she was doing.

Tiffany is a former associate director of the National Theater of Scotland, and now an award winning director from Scotland to Broadway. And, yes, a fan of the books: “I read them as an adult. I remember those photographs of rows and rows of adults sitting on the train reading Harry Potter. It was the first children’s book that I remember when people didn’t feel like they needed an excuse to read it. So she has created that world and those characters.”
As for the “Cursed Child” he is excited about a chance to bring this story to stage and adds, “I also think it’s an important story for Scotland. It’s important that Scotland feels it has a connection.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens Summer 2016. Tickets will be available this fall.
Read more of the interview HERE!

As we are all well aware, J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) loves to leave clues in everything she does! From her books to her official site, Jo has left us with a trail of clues and it is up to us to interpret them and find the hidden messages! Today she changed her Twitter header to showcase Fantastic Beasts, Cormoran Strike, and more!


Let’s start with the most exciting part! If you look at the R, you will find a page from the Fantastic Beasts script and the confirmation of a new character, Jacob! Until today, Jacob has been simply a rumored character. We can also make out the word “wand” in the script. On the upper right hand conner, you will find printed out information on limb prosthesis which, points to the Cormoran Strike novels as Strike lost his leg in combat. This piece of paper appeared on Jo’s previous Twitter Header. The typed page underneath the limb prosthesis print out is Jo’s Hans Christian Andersen award speech which she gave in 2010. [Full transcript of the speech can be viewed here.]

Now if you take a look at the K, you will find the Sorting Hat’s Song which is hand-written by Jo. You might recall it from chapter seven in Philosopher’s Stone. The other notes in the header are hard to make out & place but we will continue to do our best to decipher Jo’s lovely new header!

Filed Under: Harry Potter Play, J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Jun 26 2015

Just last night, news of the title of the Harry Potter play was released. Now, J.K. Rowling has confirmed the title via Twitter & an official site has now been launched! Jo took to Twitter on a very special day to release this news! Eighteen years ago today (June 26th), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in the UK! And now nineteen years later…

Jo went on to tell her followers that she thinks you will agree that this untold story is best left as a play and not a novel. She explained that the team working with her on the play is the “dream team” and how pleased she is to share this with her fans.

An official site has been launched as well, HarryPotterThePlayLondon.com!

Filed Under: Harry Potter Play, J.K. Rowling // Jun 26 2015

According to the UK newspaper, The Daily Mail, the Harry Potter play has a title, “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child”! Tickets will go on sale in the autumn, meaning The Cursed Child will open in the middle of 2016. John Tiffany will direct the production and Jack Thorne has written the play in collaboration with J.K. Rowling. Informal casting has already started, with the play’s creative team — plus producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender — keeping an eye on thespians with the potential to play the leads at the Palace Theatre in London’s famous theatre district, West End.

A little synopsis of the play according to The Daily Mail can be found below:

The Cursed Child delves into what happened to Harry’s parents — Lily Evans Potter and James Potter — before they were killed by Lord Voldemort, forcing an infant Harry to be raised in miserable circumstances by his mother’s sister, Petunia, her horrid husband Vernon and their spoiled son Dudley.

No official comments have been made yet. So don’t get your hopes up just yet. Check back soon for we suspect an official comment will be made shortly!

Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Pottermore // Jun 25 2015

J.K. Rowling has said that the additional information she has in her voluminous notes about characters, places, and events in her Harry Potter series could fill another book. That’s where Pottermore comes in. As well as helping fans relieve key moments in the books, she has dropped insights about the series throughout the website.

Now Jo has given fans some history about Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry’s determinedly muggle aunt and uncle, including how they met (at work, where Petunia was a typist and Vernon a junior executive), their courtship (a series of dull dates), and engagement (Vernon Dursley proposing marriage very correctly, on one knee, in his mother’s sitting room).

Jo also lays the groundwork for the antipathy the engaged couple felt for Petunia’s sister, Lily, and her sister’s then-boyfriend, James Potter. Vernon–being the type of person he was–assured Petunia he would not hold it against her that she had a freak (aka witch) for a sister after Petunia tearfully confessed this “fault.” When the two couples met for the first time over dinner at a restaurant, James–being the type of person he was–talked about his racing broom and his family’s gold in Gringott’s when Vernon asked about his car and suggested wizards had to live on unemployment benefits. Vernon couldn’t decide whether or not James was making fun of him and the relationship took a nose-dive after that. The last piece of correspondence Petunia had from Lily was the announcement of Harry’s birth.

As a bonus to this information, Jo adds that Vernon and Petunia Dursley were so-called from their creation and didn’t go through the series of name changes that other characters in the books did. Vernon was a man’s name that she never much cared for and Petunia was what she called unpleasant female characters in games of make-believe that she played with her sister. The surname Dursley was simply the name of a town in Gloucestershire near where she grew up.

All the details can be found on Pottermore, in the recently released section covering the seventh book (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) in the Moment titled The Decoy Harrys.