They’re scribbly and hard to read, but seeing the author’s original thoughts written down on paper is undeniably cool.
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Thanks to our friends on the staff at Figment.com, we discovered 11 reasons why we, the Harry Potter Fandom, will never die!
1. Once a Potter fan, always a Potter fan.
2. The Harry Potter series details several ways to extend your life expectancy.
4. Harry Potter’s legacy continues in hundreds of thousands of fan fictions.
5. The Harry Potter series is consistently ranked as the best-selling series of all time.
7. There’s a legion of people with Harry Potter tattoos to keep the spirit alive permanently.
8. In 10 years, the franchise will definitely be rebooted. Maybe Daniel Radcliffe will play James Potter? I die.
9. Kids will have to explain to their peers why they’re named Albus, Fawkes, Severus, and Minerva.
10. Every July 31, we will celebrate Harry’s birthday.
11. We’re the fandom that LIVED not the fandom that DIED, DUH.
What’s your favorite reason? Tell us in the comments below!
Thanks so much to our friends on the staff at Figment.com! If you enjoy writing, this is definitely your quadrant.
A SNAPSHOT of Australia’s favourite books shows Harry Potter rules, Jane Austen endures, Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t so sexy and the Bible has lost its appeal.
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was voted No.1 in Dymocks’ annual survey of the Top 101 Best Books Ever Written.
Top 10 books
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
4. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
7. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
8. A Song of Ice and Fire series/Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
9. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Happy Birthday to Remus Lupin, every Potterhead’s favorite werewolf!
Celebrate by taking this quiz we found!
If you haven’t seen the new Harry Potter cover art, here it is.
The Mary Sue reported on the information regarding the new cover and the artist.
Kazu Kibuishi‘s lovely illustrations aren’t going to be replacing Mary GrandPré‘s iconic dust jackets on the US hardcover editions of theHarry Potter books. They’re going on the 15th anniversary paperbacks, which will begin their release with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this fall.
Said Kibuishi of the opportunity to illustrate Harry Potter:
When I was asked to submit samples, I initially hesitated because I didn’t want to see [Mary GrandPré's art] reinterpreted! However, I felt that if I were to handle the project, I could bring something to it that many other designers and illustrators probably couldn’t, and that was that I was also a writer of my own series of middle grade fiction. As an author myself, I tried to answer the question, ‘If I were the author of the books – and they were like my own children – how would I want them to be seen years from now?’ When illustrating the covers, I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel. In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics.
If you like the art, you’ll have to wait until September to pick up any books with it.
Who else (besides me- I love the new art) is planning on getting new copies?
This sure does cost a lot! ;o Though I think I’d be willing to pay it!
Happy Birthday TOOO YOOOU!!!! Happy Birthday TOOOO YOOOOOU! Happy BIRTHDAY dear HAAAAGRRRIDDD! HAAAAAPPPY BIIIRTHDAAAAAY TOOOOO YOOOOOOU!!!!!
Seriously, though, have a very Happy Hagrid’s Birthday!!
Extra, extra! Read all about it! Warner Brothers reports that the studio is releasing Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey. The eight-volume collection is designed to resemble a bookshelf at Hogwarts;
“Six of the books focus on the workings of the creative departments behind the films — wardrobe, props, special effects, and the like — while the seventh is a commemorative keepsake offering an intimate look at the relationships that developed between the cast and crew over the decade it took to produce all eight films. But the best part by far is the eighth book: a scale replica of The Monster Book of Monsters”
So maybe it’s not worth $1000, but if you act quickly, you can get it for $600 pre-order on Amazon. The set is limited to 3000 editions worldwide, so ACT QUICKLY!!!
Here’s a list of the extras:
* A cloth-covered case, styled to look like a shelf from a shop in Diagon Alley
* A cloth-bound edition of Harry Potter: Page to Screen
* Seven additional volumes detailing the Harry Potter creative team’s ten years of extensive efforts:
* The Creature Shop Compendium: Flora and Fauna from the Harry Potter Films
* Environments Envisioned: Building Fantastic Sets and Scouting Dramatic Locations
* A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
* Movie Magic: Practical Props and Exciting Effects
* The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
* Ten Years Later: Life on Set with the Harry Potter Cast and Crew
* Wizard Wear and Muggle Attire: Costuming the World of Harry Potter
* A replica of The Monster Book of Monsters film prop
* A gilded portfolio of five frame-able prints of original Harry Potter concept art
Thanks to Matt Goldberg for the heads-up!