Posts tagged Harry Potter Celebration

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“‘Another year gone!’ Dumbledore said cheerfully.”
It looks like we have come to the end of our celebration events this year. We hope you have enjoyed our daily posts as much as we have!
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“‘Another year gone!’ Dumbledore said cheerfully.”

It looks like we have come to the end of our celebration events this year. We hope you have enjoyed our daily posts as much as we have!

Please let us know: What has been your favourite aspect of our celebrations?

Posted 2 years ago

Jul 31, 2012: Harry Potter Podcasts - Alohomora!

Web address: http://alohomora.mugglenet.com

Alohomora! was created by MuggleNet.com to provide fans with the opportunity to re-read the Harry Potter books alongside other fans and the hosts of the show. Each episode of the podcast features in-depth discussions on the selected chapters of the books, and content submitted by listeners through the site.


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Jul 31, 2012: Character of the Day - Harry Potter

Harry Potter is the only child of James and Lily Potter, and is famous for defeating Lord Voldemort. He is also the only known Master of Death, having possessed the three Deathly Hallows at one point. Harry was sorted into Gryffindor house at Hogwarts, and played as Seeker for his house’s Quidditch team. He was also a Triwizard champion and one of the original founders of Dumbledore’s Army. Harry is often noted as closely resembling his father, except for his green eyes which he inherited from his mother and the lightning-bolt shaped scar on his forehead.

Happy Birthday Harry!

"To Harry Potter — the boy who lived!"


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Jul 30, 2012: Harry Potter Fan Sites - Beyond Hogwarts

Web address: http://www.beyondhogwarts.com

Previously known as DumbledoreIsNotDead.com, Beyond Hogwarts was originally created the day after the book release of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with the purpose of helping fans through the loss of Albus Dumbledore at the end of the book. Now, the site focuses on helping fans through the grief of no new Harry Potter books, by promoting discussions and debates on various aspects of the story.


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Jul 30, 2012: Character of the Day - Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom was a Gryffindor student in the same year as Harry Potter. After his parents were admitted to St. Mungo’s, he was raised by his grandmother, who throughout his early life constantly told him that he wasn’t good enough or living up to his parents’ accomplishments. Neville was a member of Dumbledore’s Army and helped re-build the group when Severus Snape became headmaster of Hogwarts. During the Battle of Hogwarts, he destroyed the seventh and final Horcrux by beheading the snake Nagini. Neville later becomes the Herbology professor at Hogwarts and marries Hannah Abbott.

Today is Neville’s birthday! Happy Birthday!


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Jul 29, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Harvard Commencement Address

In June 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered her commencement address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

You can read a transcript of her speech here:
http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/06/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-importance-imagination


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c


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Jul 29, 2012: J.K. Rowling - ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ Premiere Speech

On July 7, 2011, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 world premiere was held in London, during which J.K. Rowling gave an emotional speech thanking the fans and those involved in creating the Harry Potter films.

"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSvlSwbRpU


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Jul 29, 2012: Character of the Day - Lily Luna Potter

Lily Luna Potter is the youngest child of Harry and Ginny Potter. She was named after her paternal grandmother, and her parents’ good friend Luna Lovegood. She and her cousin, Hugo Weasley, are around the same age and seem to be quite good friends. Like her mother twenty-eight years earlier, Lily was jealous about her older brothers going to Hogwarts.


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Jul 28, 2012: Harry Potter in the Real World - Flying Broomstick

The new Harry Potter film hits theaters today, and it got me wondering whether it’s possible, using current technology, to make a broomstick fly. I hit the interwebs to find out.

Jet engines are too bulky to fit on a broomstick, and probably don’t accelerate quite fast enough to zip you off the ground from a standstill. The equipment that operates maglev trains could do the trick, but your travels would be confined to a track. Scientists have used an electrostatic chamber to levitate globs of metal, and an acoustic field to levitate mice, but neither of those options would seem to apply here. One flying broomstick message board I came across suggested manipulating the fourth dimension’s magnetic flux, which he called hyperflux, but I don’t know how feasible an option that is.

The best option I came across was this YouTube video of a kid “flying” his broomstick. Anyone with a tripod and a camera can do this. Just straddle a broomstick, hop, and get your friend to snap a photo while you’re midair. Stream all the pictures together and, presto! Flying broomstick. And, judging from this and similar videos on YouTube, mixing in some sweet techno music seems to help the illusion.

Source: http://www.livescience.com/11214-video-flying-broomstick.html


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Jul 28, 2012: Character of the Day - Albus Severus Potter

Albus Severus Potter is the second son of Harry and Ginny Potter, and was named in memory of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. He is the only child of Harry to have inherited his green eyes. Albus admitted his fears about being sorted into Slytherin house to his father, who reassured him that the Sorting Hat would take his choice into account if he wanted it to.


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Jul 27, 2012: Harry Potter Art - Sugar Quill with Edible Ink and Parchment
Get the recipes for creating two different types of sugar quills, as well as edible ink and parchment to complete the set, here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Quill-with-Edible-Ink-and-Parchment/?ALLSTEPS
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Jul 27, 2012: Harry Potter Art - Sugar Quill with Edible Ink and Parchment

Get the recipes for creating two different types of sugar quills, as well as edible ink and parchment to complete the set, here:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Quill-with-Edible-Ink-and-Parchment/?ALLSTEPS


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Jul 27, 2012: Character of the Day - James Sirius Potter

James Sirius Potter is the eldest child of Harry and Ginny Potter, and the godson of Ron and Hermione Weasley. He interrupted his cousin Victoire snogging Teddy Lupin at Platform 9 ¾, and then ran off to tell his family. He was disappointed when they did not react strongly to his story. According to J.K. Rowling, James at some point stole the Marauder’s Map from his father’s desk drawer.


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Jul 26, 2012: Harry Potter Videos - “Without Harry Potter” (Parody of “Lighters” by Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars)

Check out this Harry Potter parody of the song “Lighters” by Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars, which was created in anticipation of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 movie release.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUJwrWNXNlU


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Jul 26, 2012: Harry Potter Videos - World’s Biggest Harry Potter Fan

One can never be too obsessed with Harry Potter, right? Check out this Harry Potter fan’s submission video to Moviefone’s “America’s Biggest Harry Potter Fan” contest.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0VlIjXj9NA


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Jul 26, 2012: Character of the Day - Hugo Weasley

Hugo Weasley is the son of Ron and Hermione Weasley, and the younger brother of Rose Weasley. He is around the same age as his cousin Lily Potter, the daughter of Harry and Ginny Potter. Hugo accompanied his parents to see off his sister and cousins to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


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