HARRY POTTER’s Grimmauld Place comes with a hefty price tag

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That’s pretty expensive, even for the Noble House of Black.

Props to Megan Radich and Movoto for creating this gorgeous infographic!

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Happy birthday to Neville Longbottom!

The current Hogwarts Herbology professor is 33 years old today!

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More photos released from J.K. Rowling’s Annotated Philosopher’s Stone

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“changed my life forever.”

“No shield here – crest. I mean all that came in the later editions. This one’s a bit wonky but you get the idea.”

“Perhaps Hufflepuff house would have the respect it deserves from fans if I’d stayed with my original idea of a bear to represent it?”

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Drawing of sleeping baby Harry

“Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking”

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“was invented in small hotel in Manchester after a row with my then boyfriend. I had been pondering the things that hold a society together, cause it to congregate and signify its particular character and knew I need a sport. It infuriates men, in my experience (why is the snitch so valuable etc), which is quite satisfying given my state of mind when I invented it.”

Source: Hogwarts Radio

What do you think of the author’s clever drawings and witticisms?

Kazu Kibuishi unveils ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ cover art

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The artist, whose stunning Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone art has been well received, has revealed his latest addition to the series.

Scholastic announced earlier in the year that the company was going to release brand new editions of the entire Harry Potter saga that are poised to hit the store shelves in August. The company has been generating significant buzz surrounding the cover art created by award winning artist Kazu Kibuishi. Today at Book Expo America, the artist and Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade Publishing, Arthur A. Levine unveiled the new cover art.

The new cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets features the flying car that Harry and Ron rode to Hogwarts. In the background is the Weasley family home and many people are considering this art to be the best ever done for the franchise. Subsequent cover art will be revealed during the next few months for the remainder of the books.

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Source: Good eReader

 

 

Pottermore requests Draco Malfoy fan art

In celebration of the Slytherin’s birthday, June 5, Pottermore has a link to submit Draco Malfoy fan art.

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Fan art submitted to fanpop! by Mallory23

Image credit: fanpop!

 

Shopping list created for Harry Potter fans

Buzzfeed, a news site with an entire section devoted to Harry Potter, has posted an article with “16 Items That Every Harry Potter Fanatic Must Own,” including the items below.

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Check out these products and more (and where you can get them) on the site!

 

 

Hogwarts estimated to cost $204 million

Thinking about buying some magical real estate? Unless you’ve got a bank account the size of Gringotts, Hogwarts may not be the right choice.

Real-estate blogger David Cross says investors hoping to get their hands on a real-life Hogwarts would have to cough up a staggering $204,102,000.

He came to the eye-watering conclusion after taking into account its price per square foot and the size of the supposedly isolated British building.

Die-hard Harry Potter fans, with their insane in-depth knowledge of the seven fantasy novels, were drafted in to help him figure out how big its class and bedrooms were.

The amount of sunlight caught on camera in the films, the distance Harry traveled on the Hogwarts Express from London and a scale model of the venue were also all analyzed.

Cross, who writes novelty real estate evaluations for Movodo.com (he also calculated that a one-bedroom on Sesame St. would run $1,525 a month), said his work was “cut out for him” as he tried to reach a value for the mythical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

But those with a spare $200 million rattling around should be warned: the price is only fixed for the school building.

Notable landmarks on the property — including the hallowed Quidditch field and Hagrid’s shack — are not included.

A scale model of Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London was used to make the brick-and-mortar calculations on the structure’s value.Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/hogwarts-worth-answer-204-million-article-1.1307550#ixzz2PnytSCnx

A scale model of Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London was used to make the brick-and-mortar calculations on the structure’s value.

Source: Daily News