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The Anne Rowling Clinic (annerowlingclinic.com)
Founded in 2010 and opened in 2013, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials. 


Founded in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.

Gingerbread (gingerbread.org.uk):
Gingerbread, originally known as One Parent Families, has helped single parents and their children since 1918. J.K. Rowling has been an Ambassador of the charity for seven years and in 2007 took the honorary position as President.
 
The Latest


Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them [Film]
Status: Now Playing In Theaters [Book Tickets: HERE]
Release Date: November 18, 2016


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Play]
Status: Now Playing in London [Book Tickets: HERE]
Release Date: July 31, 2016


Career of Evil
Status: Published
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


Pottermore
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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Merry Christmas, ya filthy muggles! We have a fantastic treat for you!

Always J.K. Rowling had the honor of speaking to Michael Kogge, author of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Character Guide” & “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Movie Handbook”. We would like to thank him for this fantastic opportunity and his time; also thanks to Charisse from Scholastic for arranging the interview!

1. Who is your favorite character and why?

Tina Goldstein. Not only do we both enjoy hot dogs, I appreciate how she’s very devoted to her job and getting things right–very much like a perfectionist writer! Her tenacity and persistence, even when ostracized by the leaders of MACUSA, is admirable. She also has a nice arc in the story, learning that a little bit of chaos in your life–aka Newt–can bring great joy.

I should add I liked Dan Fogler’s portrayal of Jacob Kowalski–he really pulled it off to give us a No-Maj’s view of the wizarding world.

2. If you could have one creature from “Fantastic Beasts”, what would it be and why?

The Demiguise. I love the creature’s shaggy, wise old man design, and its powers. Who wouldn’t want to be able to anticipate the future or turn invisible? Plus, he really cares for his Occamy!

I also have a soft spot for the Niffler. The animators did such a wonderful job with him. I’m chuckling right now thinking of how the Niffler posed in the jewelry store window!

3. What to you, is most fascinating detail found in your books but not the film?

Very interesting question! There may have been little background bits and bobs that were trimmed from the film for length that remained in the books, but perhaps the fans are better at finding those than me. There is some artwork that was produced to lend authenticity to the film that you’d probably never see unless you freeze a frame. The books gives you an insiders’ look at some of these incredible logos, labels, and typescripts that make the world of Fantastic Beasts a real place.

Most of all, what I was trying to achieve with the Character Guide and Magical Movie Handbook was create the most complete compilation of everything you experience in the film, yet leaving room for one’s imagination and the next films to fill-in the gaps.

4. How did you go about creating the character and beasts profiles?

I spent a good deal of time taking notes at Warner Brothers, while looking at art, images, Rowling’s screenplay, and other story material. As a screenwriter myself, I was impressed at how Rowling revealed her world cinematically on the page without surrendering her trademark style. I searched for any gems in dialogue or description that showed background material, such as Newt’s training of Ukrainian Ironbellies during the Great War, to flesh out individual character and beast’s profiles. Clothing, costuming, physiology (for the beasts) and settings also provided great insight. For example, Jacob’s tenement apartment reveals his place in society in the 1920s. By the end I felt like I knew these characters and beasts very, very well.

I must say I found immense pleasure putting words to page in describing these fantastic characters and beasts, polishing the prose to be fresh and fun, while also adding that dash of whimsy and topsy-turvydom that makes the film stand out.

5. Did you work with J.K. Rowling? If so, what was that like?

Only through mutual writerly communion of reading her wonderful words on the screenplay and translating them into these books. Scholastic and Warner Brothers worked extra hard to keep everything in these tomes consistent. It was such an amazing honor and privilege to be granted to write in Rowling’s world. I couldn’t be happier than writing about magicians in 1920’s New York, since it combines my love for historical period and Dickensian fantasy.

6. If you had to sum “Fantastic Beasts” into three words, which words would you choose?

Save the Beasts!

Michael Kogge is the author of the Character Guide and Magical Movie Handbook for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, published by Scholastic. His other books include Empire of the Wolf, an original graphic novel about werewolves in ancient Rome, Batman v Superman: Cross Fire (an original companion novel to the film), and the junior novel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also penned the upcoming The Beasts: Cinematic Guide and Newt Scamander: Cinematic Guide. His resides online at MichaelKogge.com or on twitter, @MichaelKogge.





A little after Fantastic Beasts came out, we came across this amazing company, Unique Vintage. Unique Vintage is well known for their vintage inspired pieces but this California based company does so much more than just retro! They’ve created their very own lines inspired by movies & TV shows such as Disney, Mad Men, & now Fantastic Beasts! Their Fantastic Beasts collection oozes 1920’s glam with a hint of magic! Each outfit perfectly suits the witch within you while still remaining wearable, for everyday use!

We spoke to Unique Vintage & asked them to describe their new collection to us:

The gist for the collection is that we’re devoted lovers of fantasy, fairytale and pop culture, and with that in mind we wanted to take our Disneybounding Collection and further it into other aspects of things we adore – with Fantastic Beasts coming out today we figured what better way to combine our intense love of HP and our sensibility for flapper fashion and vintage styles. I mean…wizards. In 1926. In New York! It’s a perfect storm of things we’re obsessed with. By channeling the whimsy and mystery of Harry (and now Newt’s) universe and applying it to a carefully curated collection of 1920s and other era vintage inspired looks that are accessible, affordable, available in a myriad of sizes and easy to wear from day to day, we hoped to tap into the excitement that comes from infusing our outfits with the things we love. We adore a glammed-up costume but we also wanted to have casual, day to day options that felt subtler and more nuanced as well. We shot for a price range that starts at an extremely affordable end of the spectrum to a few glitzier, beaded numbers that showcase the luxe, ornate side of things. We hope to continue to build it out further and feed this need for fantasy and magic with our ensembles.

Well what are you waiting for? Dress like a fantastic 1920’s glam-witch today with Unique Vintage! Sign up for their newsletter & receive 10% off your next order! Thanks for the chat, Unique Vintage!



Today, November 18th marks a fantastic day for all JKR fans! It’s the return of the magic! Released today is the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie, the script, and all tie-in books! Enjoy & have a fantastic day!

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JK Rowling recently went on twitter to confirm that there will be five movies in the Fantastic Beasts series.

The plotting of this series is said to include the character Gellert Grindelwald in his youth. The new Fantastic Beasts featurette hints at a larger story that may have something to do with trouble that Grindelwald is causing in Europe during the time period that Fantastic Beasts is set in.

JK Rowling assured her fans that there is a “natural arc” to the five movies and that the reason for the five movies is story-related. Harry Potter film series producer David Heyman, also teased that the second movie in the follow-up series will be set in another global capital city — though he wouldn’t say which one. He also said that Fantastic Beasts will feature a cameo by young Albus Dumbledore. The studio has already staked out a sequel release date for November 16, 2018.



For any fan willing to spend some money to make their dreams come true & walk the red carpet of a J.K. Rowling movie, this is for you! This once in a lifetime opportunity comes at a steep price of $3990 but will be worth every penny when you get to spend the night with the stars of Fantastic Beasts & even possibly Jo!

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” Premiere and After Party So you say you’ve been heartbroken ever since the Harry Potter series of films finally ended? You say you’ve watched every film 50 times, and you still want more? Have your friends all grown tired of letting you win whenever you get together for a brisk round of quidditch? Well, take heart. Your wishes are about to be answered in November, when J. K. Rowling’s next series of books that grew up to be films hits the big screen, starting with the November release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Beasts is a prequel/spin-off of the Harry Potter film series and is the first installment of a trilogy. If my math is right, when this set of three is finished, that will be a total of 10 Harry Potter films. However, Rowling can certainly squeeze out a few more spinoffs if she really tries. After all, when it comes to Harry Potter, it’s her world–and when it comes to making money, she is well-loved throughout Hollywood. This film is about one of Harry’s mentors, Newt Scamander, who is part of a secret community of witches and wizards in New York. Harry read Scamander’s book in school some 70 years after it was written. The movie’s premise is as follows. Scamander goes to the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), to meet with an important official. He brings along a magic briefcase that houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, the American wizarding authorities come looking for Newt, which threatens to further strain the state of magical and non-magical relations. NYC is already in unsafe for wizards, thanks to the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the extinction of wizard-kind. Newt fights to right the mistake, as well as the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples (muggles). So, now that you know that the film is going to be released in mid- to late-November, 2016, aren’t you just bursting at your seams to go see it? Well, guess what? We have tickets to the world premiere right here is beautiful Los Angeles, which is much nicer than New York, especially if you’re a wizard or a witch. Tickets to the premiere come with passes to the after party, where you can meet some of the people who brought the film to life. You never know who’s going to show up for such a prestigious red-carpet event. J.K. Rowling might even be there. But you can make sure that you show up for it by buying your tickets now. Given how popular the Harry Potter series is, was and will always be, it’s pretty certain Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will also be the start of another rousing (and profitable) new franchise for Rowling, who must be getting tired of being so successful by now. Date/Location: Mid- Nov., 2016, Los Angeles(Date and Location TBD) Trailer: trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem/. –TheVipConcierge.com

For more info or to make your Potterhead dream come true, visit TheVipConcierge.com! Oh, & if you do decide to purchase a pair of tickets & are interested in reporting from the premiere for us, please email us at Michaella@AlwaysJKRowling.com.


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