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Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment

Happy Harry Potter week, friends! Our annual celebration is upon us. Our queen, J.K. Rowling, and The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, are another year older. In honor of this joyous time, we will be recreating Harry’s birthday cake made by our favorite keeper of keys, Hagrid. This cake is being made in super easy mode: the cake has two ingredients and the frosting is store-bought. So, sit tight and follow me on this magical baking journey. Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment

Peering Through the Mist: The Houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

J.K. Rowling has been hyping up this year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
with periodic updates on Pottermore. Due November 18th, the film follows British wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and the hijinks that ensue in 1926 New York when magical creatures escape from his briefcase. Rowling’s new series of Pottermore writing focuses on magic in North America, finally expanding the horizons of the Wizarding World beyond Great Britain. While exciting, the installment about Ilvermorny, the American magical school, leaves something to be desired. Hogwarts, A History it is not. ilvermorny

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Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016

imageIt’s that time! Every year Daily Geekette dedicates one week to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter in honor of their birthdays. This year is super exciting for the HP fans! The anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is due out in November. And from Pottermore’s new lore about American wizards, to a hotly-debated play, there’s plenty of magic to go around! Continue reading Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016