Tag: harry potter

Hagrid's Hut

Ambient Sounds for Geeks (Background Noise)

One of the reasons I love taking my laptop to Starbucks is the blur of ambient sounds in the background while I work. Sometimes I focus better with the murmur of voices in the background, as opposed to the deafening silence at my house. It really just depends on what I’m writing. Of course, it […]


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Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County

Calling all Muggles! Have you ever wanted to visit Hogwarts? Or see Godric’s Hollow? Believe it or not, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has several magical places that seem like they are right out of the Harry Potter series. I just published an eBook, Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County: A Muggle’s Guide. My book will take you to seven […]


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Copyright: © 2016 WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk Caption: (L-r) DAN FOGLER as Jacob, EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt and KATHERINE WATERSTON as Tina in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure "FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

6 Harry Potter Themes in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has several things in common with J.K. Rowling’s other wizarding world movies. And I don’t mean wands and Grindewald. J.K. Rowling wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as an original screenplay, whereas the Harry Potter movies were adapted from her novels. Fantastic Beasts marks her first time writing […]


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How to Know if You’re a Slytherin

As most Harry Potter fans know, the Slytherin House has produced successful wizards, as well as evil ones. Yeah, Voldemort and Grindewald were awful. But Andromeda Tonks and Regulus Black were good-hearted. My friends who were sorted in Slytherin on Pottermore don’t feel bad about it at all. (That, in itself, proves they’re Slytherin through […]


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Heat Changing Mugs

31+ Heat Changing Mugs for Geeks

Heat changing mugs are incredibly cool, and the perfect way to celebrate the fandom that makes you geek out. What are heat changing mugs? The effect is a lot like those pens from the ’70s, the ones that displayed a perfectly normal woman, until you tipped the pen. Then her clothes would disappear. But, heat changing mugs […]


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Harry Potter Decals on Etsy

Harry Potter Decals and Fun Decorations

I love adding Harry Potter decals to my car, my computer, my Kindle, just about everything. Merlin knows that there is a hippogriff-sized amount of Harry Potter merchandise available at HarryPottershop.com. But as an avid fan, I have been frustrated many times when I can’t find something Harry Potter-related for a device, or something that isn’t […]


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Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill – Pics and Tips

I’ve wanted to go to the Harry Potter festival in Chestnut Hill since a friend of mine shared it on Facebook a few years ago. After hearing about it only a couple times, THIS year I had multiple friends sharing it on my Facebook page or tagging me. I was already dying to go! So, […]


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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a story about Harry’s son Albus, whom we met at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (He was the little guy who was afraid of being sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor at Hogwarts.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be spread across two plays, that will […]


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Crouch Family Tragedy

Reading the Harry Potter series of books to my children at bedtime has been an immense joy for me. My son was a tiny infant when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released. Just like Harry arrived on the doorstep of the Dursleys, my copy arrived on my doorstep on an early, misty […]


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Smartphone charging / r. nial bradshaw

How to Match Your Phone’s Wallpaper and Ringtone

I love to coordinate my phone’s wallpaper and ringtone. It’s is a big part of my geek lifestyle. When a big movie is coming out, or there’s a new season premiering on TV, I switch up my phone’s wallpaper and ringtone to pump me up and to show the world what I’m into. Are you thinking, […]


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Best Audiobook Narrators / For Macro Monday Flickr Group / Theme Hobby or Hobbies / June 7, 2010 / Jeff Golden

Best Audiobook Narrators, Most Entertaining

The best audiobook narrators keep you entertained and engaged, without becoming monotonous or boring. But how do you know which books will be entertaining to listen to? Keep reading. Why audiobooks? Audiobooks make so many tasks more palatable for me. Listening to the best audiobook narrators is like the proverbial carrot on the end of a […]


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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / CR: Scholastic

Harry Potter, Dumbledore and the Resurrection Stone

The Deathly Hallows fascinated Dumbledore. The Resurrection Stone, the Elder Wand, and the Cloak of Invisibility. He was lucky enough to use all three in his long life. Let’s take a look, however, at just the Resurrection Stone. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince isn’t my favorite book in the Harry Potter series for a […]


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