Harry Potter…the Antichrist??

Could Harry Potter, the boy wizard who inspired a generation of children to pick up books again, who starred in a massive, blockbuster film franchise that generated billions of dollars globally, who is one of the most beloved fictional heroes of all time, be the Antichrist?

I guess it all depends on who you talk to and in this case it’s comic book writer Alan Moore, the mastermind behind Watchman and the long-running League of Extraordinary Gentleman series, to name a few.

For the past few years, the author has strayed away from the comic book medium, only returning to Extraordinary Gentleman series, which is vastly different from the 2003 film adaptation starring Sean Connery.

Unlike the horrible film, Moore has built up a satirical comic over the last decade, filled with countless references and allusions from the history of Western literature, featuring appearances by an array of fictional British

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J.K. Rowling Returns to Publish Her First Novel for Adults

J.K. Rowling may be finished with writing about the wizarding world, but the magic of her writing is far from gone. It was announced today that the hugely popular author has inked a deal with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to publish her first novel for adults.

While the title, release date and further details about the novel are being withheld until later in the year, this news gives great hope and excitement to both the literary world and those of us Potterheads who will never leave the wizarding world behind. Soon enough we will be entering another world and incredible story concocted by Rowling. But it won’t be a Harry Potter replica.

“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series,” Rowling said in a statement.

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10 Stars We’d Give Hugs to on National Hugging Day

It may not be a federal holiday, but January 21 is still cause for celebration. It’s National Hugging Day! And, really, who doesn’t love a good hug?

There are all kinds of hugs: the I’m-here-for-you hug, the so-nice-to-see-you hug, the thank-you hug… really, the possibilities are endless. So in the spirit of spreading the love, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities who we would use the “National Hugging Day” excuse on if we happened to run into them on the 21st.

So while you get your arms prepped for all those hugs you’re about to give, check out who made our list and tell us who else would be on yours!

 

Katy Perry

It’s no secret that Katy is going through a difficult time right now. We had been rooting for Katy and Russell Brand to last forever, but with the impending divorce it seems all but … Read the rest…

A Push to Make Quidditch an Official Sport

The Keller High School Quidditch club in Texas is attempting to designate Quidditch as an official high school sport. Yes, the sport created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels.

The club, which boasts 80 members and four teams – named after the houses of Hogwarts – are hoping to have the sport sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League (UIL), making it the fourteenth official high school sport. This is also a recognition sports like gymnastics, water polo and lacrosse are attempting to receive.

“People don’t really grasp that it’s a legit sport,” co-founder of the club, Brooklyn George, said, “But, everybody thinks, especially at Keller High School, that it’s really cool.”

The game also is a great addition to the roster of sports because as co-founder of the club Kati Polaski said, Quidditch is “getting people who may not have played sports before to play sports and be … Read the rest…

The Details of J.K. Rowling’s Announcement


With guesses upon guesses gathering with the owls as we all awaited the big announcement from J.K. Rowling about Pottermore, there were three that kept being brought up: 1) a Harry Potter-based social networking site, 2) availability of the Harry Potter series as e-books, and 3) an online Harry Potter game.

But what actually is Pottermore? Magically enough, it will be mixture of all three of those concepts! Pottermore will be an interactive reading experience of the books we’ve all grown to know and love along with some details that Rowling never included in the original works.

The site will open to the public on October 1, but a lucky one million fans who are the first to register (we hear by finding a Magical Quill somewhere) on July 31, Harry’s birthday, will have access to the site early and be able to shape the Pottermore site we will … Read the rest…



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