Here's the Trailer for J.K. Rowling's New HBO Show, The Casual Vacancy

Here's the trailer for The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling's new HBO show based off the novel she published in 2012. » 3/31/15 9:35pm Yesterday 9:35pm

Harry Potter Train Platform Marriage Proposal Nearly Thwarted 

A Texas man flew his girlfriend all the way to goddamn England to propose marriage at a specific train station that appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Only he arrived and discovered that the goddamn trains weren't running, and so he had to improvise. (His backup plan involved taking the bus.) » 1/08/15 3:30pm 1/08/15 3:30pm

10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. » 12/24/14 1:36pm 12/24/14 1:36pm

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 10:56pm 12/17/14 10:56pm

Snape Was a Potions Master Because J.K. Rowling Hated Chemistry

As anyone who's ever dipped a toe into the Harry Potter universe can tell you, potions—taught primarily by Professor Snape throughout the books—is one of the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of the Hogwarts curriculum. And it works that way because it's mirrored after chemistry, J.K. Rowling's own least favorite… » 12/15/14 3:45pm 12/15/14 3:45pm

Big Pottermore Reveal Has Actually Been Known in the Fandom for Years

JK Rowling released her first story of the Harry Potter 12 Days of Christmas series via Pottermore today and, according to MTV, she's revealing some "serious Severus Snape secrets." Too bad that the "secret" is something that's been a widely accepted fact in the Harry Potter fandom for years now. » 12/12/14 5:50pm 12/12/14 5:50pm

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a new Harry Potter short story! According to a Pottermore.com newsletter, starting on Friday, December 12, JK Rowling will be dropping a new piece of Harry Potter-related writing on the site every day until Christmas. And one of those will definitely be focused… » 12/06/14 4:30pm 12/06/14 4:30pm

J.K. Rowling's New Story on Nasty Dolores Umbridge Is Here

It's nerd Christmas, and so naturally J.K. Rowling decided to bestow some new Harry Potter-related writing unto the world. And it includes an in-depth profile of the very nasty character Dolores Umbridge, whose prim style and cutesy mannerisms conceal a wizened heart. » 10/31/14 11:10am 10/31/14 11:10am

Daniel Radcliffe's Horcrux Would Be a David Bowie Album on an iPad

Daniel Radcliffe did an AMA for Reddit and the world finally learned the answer to some pressing Harry Potter-related questions. » 10/28/14 9:30am 10/28/14 9:30am

A New Harry Potter Story Is Coming Starring Meanie Dolores Umbridge

On Halloween, Harry Potter’s cutest villain will return with all things pink, feline and evil in her hands. Author J.K. Rowling is releasing a new story surrounding Dolores Umbridge, the teacher who made Harry write ‘I must not tell lies’ with a pen that simultaneously scratched the words into his own hand. Yeesh. » 10/24/14 12:40pm 10/24/14 12:40pm

Mexican Lawyer Breaks Record for Biggest Harry Potter Collection

Meet Asher Silva Vargas, a Mexico City lawyer who loves Harry Potter just a little bit more than anyone else in the universe, possibly even more than J.K. Rowling. Don't think that's true? His collection of Harry Potter memorabilia will tell you otherwise. » 10/01/14 11:30pm 10/01/14 11:30pm

Mom's Evangelical Christian Rewrite of Harry Potter CANNOT Be Real

Exciting news from the fan fiction world! A writer who claims to be an Evangelical stay-at-home mom named Grace Ann has taken it upon herself to remove all the witchcraft devil-worship from Harry Potter and replace it with a more Christian-friendly message. Looks like someone has finally thought of the children — by… » 9/23/14 6:45pm 9/23/14 6:45pm

Harry Potter's JK Rowling Tells Off 'Fan' Angry Dumbledore Was Gay

Harry Potter series author JK Rowling has hit back at an angry "fan" on social media site Twitter after the user chided her for revealing Dumbledore is gay. Rowling's writing is being discussed in relation to her recent donation of £1 million ($1.6 million) to the "Better Together" campaign opposing Scottish… » 9/07/14 11:25pm 9/07/14 11:25pm

If You Don't Understand Why People Love Erotic Fanfic, Watch This Now

In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters while powerfully critiquing certain types of mainstream pornography. » 8/20/14 10:54pm 8/20/14 10:54pm

Hunger Games Theme Parks Are Coming and You Can't Stop Them

The execs at Lionsgate, the studio that brought The Hunger Games to theaters, are still working diligently to create theme parks based on the world. Because nothing says "family fun" like teenagers forced by a decadent totalitarian government to fight to the death! » 8/20/14 10:20am 8/20/14 10:20am

Watch Harry Potter Witch Celestina Warbeck Sing Her Biggest Hits

As any true wizard knows, it's singer Celestina Warbeck's birthday today. To celebrate, J.K. Rowling has released new intel about the famous witch on Pottermore, revealing that Warbeck was named after one of Rowling's friends because "'Celestina' was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch." » 8/18/14 12:40pm 8/18/14 12:40pm

J.K. Rowling Sends Teen Shooting Survivor a Letter from Dumbledore

J.K. Rowling has reached out to the teenaged survivor of a terrible shooting, sending her a letter from "Dumbledore," a wand, and a Hogwarts acceptance letter. » 8/06/14 4:20pm 8/06/14 4:20pm

Here Is the Harry Potter Meets Scott Pilgrim Mash-Up You Always Wanted



Yes, there is a mash-up called Harry Potter vs. The World and yes it delivers what it promises. If you have ever wanted to see what Harry, Hermione and Ron would be like in the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World universe, then this is for you. » 8/04/14 10:30pm 8/04/14 10:30pm