Integrity, loyalty, empathy, compassion. These are some of the moral components of lessons learned throughout Harry Potter. The novels have taught their readers lessons in being good people, in standing up for what they believe in, for fighting for what is right and raising your voice to do so. That is why when J.K. Rowling did not raise her own voice in light of the casting within the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, something seemed off.
J.K. Rowling is a fantastic writer and has been a triumphant voice against hatred, in favor of feminism and equality. However, her support of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald makes her commitment to those beliefs questionable.
Hello Daily Geekette Readers! Today we wish Harry Potter, and his creator J. K. Rowling, a very happy birthday! As we do every year, The Daily Geekette will celebrate by taking a look at the world that Rowling has created and trying to see it through new lenses.
The Harry Potter canon expanded this year to include the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the play The Cursed Child. We’ve got some really great articles for you this year based on the new canon, as well as on the books we have continued to love for the past 20 years.
Stay tuned for some awesome new articles and have a happy Harry Potter Week!
Check out some of our previous Harry Potter articles here!
Happy December! ’Tis the month of gift-giving holidays, so if you are at a loss for what to ask for or what to get your YA-reading loved one, check out the recent releases on my list for inspiration. Continue reading Books on My Holiday Wishlist→
Back in 1997, not many of us could predict the popularity of the Harry Potter series. We never could see the fanbase that would occur, the movies that would be made, and the theme parks that would be built. None of that was even a twinkle in most of our eyes. But now it is 2016, and author J.K. Rowling is giving us another tale from her Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—and it doesn’t feature even a whisper of The Boy Who Lived.
So you love Harry Potter but now, years after the seventh book has come out, the Wizarding World is not as big a part of your life as it once was. (Though the impending Fantastic Beastsmovie and Cursed Childmusical certainly give you something new to chew on.) But what to do with all that energy that was once devoted to trying to figure out where all the horcruxes were, predict if Snape was good or bad, and pin hopes on who would survive the final battle? Why not take that energy and use it to give back, to do good, to use the power of Harry Potter to bring joy to more people across the world? Here are 6 suggestions of ways you can use your HP love for good by supporting Harry-Potter-related charities and activists: Continue reading Use Your HP Love for Good–Activism and Charity in the Harry Potter Fandom→
On December 15, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first full trailer for the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The screenplay of this spin-off from the Harry Potter series was written by J.K. Rowling, so we knew it was going to be good, but other than that we didn’t know what to expect. This trailer gives some new insights, but still not much. Continue reading Breaking News: Fantastic Beasts Trailer Has Dropped!→