We Need to Talk About Harry Potter’s Witch Hats

We Need to Talk About Harry Potter’s Witch Hats

So you may or may not remember in the first scene of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film where Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall wear cool, pointy wizard hats as they walk through Privet Drive.   Via Giphy   The same hats are spotted again amongst the crowds at Diagon Alley, among teachers at Hogwarts, and most iconically, on the students in the Great Hall at the end of the film where they throw them up in the air.   Via Popsugar   As one Reddit user said, “They threw them up into the air and forget them.” That’s exactly what happened.    …

Take a Crack at This Chocolatey Hogwarts ‘Sorting Egg’

Take a Crack at This Chocolatey Hogwarts ‘Sorting Egg’

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Easter is about a month away so, naturally, all I keep seeing on store shelves are eggs and bunnies. White chocolate, dark chocolate, cream, caramel—you name it, it’s Easter-themed! The truth is, you’re never too old for a candy egg, which is exactly why this bakery cast a spell on their sweet holiday treat for the masses.   Image Via Facebook   The Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier in Manchester recently posted a picture of their brand new sorting ‘Sorting Egg’! This triple-chocolate Easter egg is in its classic form, but adorned with the notable slouchy Sorting Hat, and a wand at its side. …

JK Rowling Has Some Magical Advice For Aspiring Writers

JK Rowling Has Some Magical Advice For Aspiring Writers

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J.K. Rowling is one of the most inspiring artists of all time. Her literary works have inspired the artistic minds of millions of fans and she continues to inspire through her words.   After one Twitter user discussed her writers’s block, citing her desire yet inability to write like Rowling or Stephen King, the Harry Potter author replied with a touching message.   Here’s the original post: I want to write like @jk_rowling or @StephenKing but it’s too hard for me. I’m demotivated. I’ll never finish my book. pic.twitter.com/5drO1Ki2Kd — Roi-Sorcier d’Angmar (@_Uruk_Hai_) November 12, 2017   Here’s Rowling’s response:   Don’t …

J.K. Rowling Bares All In CNN Interview

J.K. Rowling Bares All In CNN Interview

J.K. Rowling, always on the cutting edge of popular literature, has revealed a new trick up her very wide sleeve: a manuscript written entirely on a dress.   Image courtesy of CNN Philippines   In an interview with CNN, Rowling revealed that she wrote the peculiar manuscript for her 50th Birthday Party. The theme of that party? “Come as your own private nightmare. And I went as a lost manuscript,” Rowling dished.   On a more serious note, Rowling discussed the origins of Harry Potter’s story—specifically his cooped-up existence in the cupboard in the home of his callous aunt and uncle. …

Get Trapped in This ‘Harry Potter’ Escape Room

Get Trapped in This ‘Harry Potter’ Escape Room

We’ve now come to the point in the life of a Harry Potter fan where fun equals getting trapped in a Harry Potter themed escaped room. For those of you who don’t know, an escape room is a team-building exercise where you must work together to figure out clues and puzzles in order to progress and eventually “escape” the room or series of rooms.    Well, good news for all those looking for their next adventure in the wizarding world: An escape room will be opening in Novi, Michigan this August! For a Potter fan, this is a dream come true! Who …