Dec. 30th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch - Weekend Edition, December 30, 2018

Here's wishing all our readers on LJ, IJ, DW and tumblr a magical fannish 2019 - Happy New Year from the [community profile] daily_snitch editor team!

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: The Moving Finger.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) speaks on life after Potter and the ABC Murders.
• Rupert Grint's ABC Murders are coming to Amazon Prime.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Chicago visitors can now experience 'Fantastic Beasts' in augmented reality with Magic Leap.
• 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' available for DVD and Blu-Ray pre-order.

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] hp_iconchallenge posted Challenge One: Your Favourite(s).

Communities:
The following fests and challenges are currently posting: [info]hoggywartyxmas , [info]mini_fest, Remus/Sirius [community profile] small_gifts, [tumblr.com profile] dhr-advent, [info]sshg_giftfest, [info]smutty_claus, [info]newyearcntdown, [info]hd_erised, [info]hd_owlpost Fest, [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas Comment Kink Edition and Drarropoly at [tumblr.com profile] gameofdrarry (Drarropoly AO3 Collection).
[community profile] femmefest announced the 2019 Femmefest. More information will be posted in January.
[tumblr.com profile] fandomtrumpshate posted their 2019 Auction Calendar. Creator sign-ups start January 6 (all fandoms)

Hot Art:
Who Do You Call Old by anon for [info]hd_erised (Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy | G)
Summary: They both secretly like it better than a pensieve.

Hot Rec:
Harry Potter and The Bisexual Awakening by anon at [info]hd_erised (Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy | NC-17 | 23400 words)
Summary: Harry is perfectly content being single, heterosexual and living in Godric’s Hollow with his very clingy rescue dog, Snitch. When Draco Malfoy turns up on Harry’s doorstep demanding that Harry teach him how to drive, things quickly become a lot more complicated.
For Thine is the Kingdom by anon at [info]hd_erised (Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy | NC-17 | 67000 words)
Summary )

Masterlists and Weekly Roundups:
[tumblr.com profile] hpjoggersfest posted the Festive Drarry Mini Fest Masterlist.

Fandom Recs:
[info]ace recced a Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[info]birdsofshore recced Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy art and 3 fics (PG-13 | G, 2xNC-17).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Severus Snape doll fic (G).

Resources:
[community profile] daily_snitch posted a Special Edition for Newton Artemis Fido Scamander.
[info]hd_prophet: Edition December 27, December 28 and December 29.
• The SS/HP Prophet from December 23 to 29.

Archive News:
• OTW Q&A: Five Things Angelique Jurd Said. Angelique volunteers as a co-chair for the Communications Committee.

Essay/Meta:
• Quantum Harry wrote The Long Game.

General Fandom News:
• Priscilla suggested Five Awesome Ideas for “Potter” Theme Park Rides. (MuggleNet)

Nifty:
• Arizona's Walden Grove High School Dance Team's Harry Potter Homecoming Routine: This isn't your usual Yule Ball, folks. (video)

Searches:
[community profile] snarry_ficfind posted a search for specific story with a scene at the Ministry Ball. (Snarry only)

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] hp_iconchallengeA Harry Potter Universe Icon Challenges
A fortnightly icon challenge community for Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child and any other spin offs of the greater Harry Potter universe. Anyone is welcome to participate. You can submit up to three icons per challenge. (Welcome, Infos and FAQ)

Editor's Note: This is my last edition of the [community profile] daily_snitch as I am stepping down after four and a half years as editor. It's been a weekly, wonderful labour of love, coding news and keeping up with all things Harry Potter. But the best part of it were my co-editors. You are the loveliest bunch of fannish online friends, and I will miss you like crazy! So much ♥ ♥ ♥ from [personal profile] vaysh!

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Dec. 24th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Sunday, December 23, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Germany celebrates 20 Years of "Harry Potter" with new editions, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: The Swan Symbolism.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall, Dowager Countess Violet): Excitement for Downton Abbey film builds with release of new photos. (Downton Abbey the movie will come to theatres September 20, 2019.)
• Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) starring as Inspector Crome in the 'ABC Murders'. (new photos)
• Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell) discusses her character in play 'Awful Auntie'.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• McKay wrote Jude Law is NOT my Dumbledore. (MuggleNet)
• John wrote Fantastic Beasts: Film1, Pillar Post. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Dawn Johnson wrote The Fate of Credence Barebone. (The Leaky Cauldron)
• Dime Mitrevski wrote His Last Great Adventure: thoughts on Flamel. (MuggleNet)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• Meet the new cast of Cursed Child on Broadway.

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 274 (due on or before December 29): Elements, Bloodless and Biographies.

Communities:
The following fests and challenges are currently posting: [info]hoggywartyxmas , [info]mini_fest, [community profile] snape_potter' Secret Snarry Swap, [info]rs_small_gifts, [tumblr.com profile] dhr-advent, [info]sshg_giftfest, [info]smutty_claus, [info]newyearcntdown, [tumblr.com profile] hpjoggersfest's Festive DrarryMini Fest, [info]hd_erised, [info]hd_owlpost Fest, [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas Comment Kink Edition</a> and Drarropoly at [tumblr.com profile] gameofdrarry (Drarropoly AO3 Collection.
[info]hoggywartyxmas posted the Grand Opening.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant posted the Kristmas Comment Kink Week 3 Roundup.
[info]smutty_claus posted the Sunday Recap December 17 to 22.
[info]hd_erised posted the Weekly Roundup # 3.
[info]hd_owlpost posted the Week 3 List of Owl Gift Deliveries.
[info]snape_potter posted the Secret Snarry Swap Roundup for Week 3.
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Masterlist Prompt # 273.

Editor's Choice Rec:
Dial Tone by [archiveofourown.org profile] demmora (Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley | G | 5405 words)
Summary: Short ficlet inspired by a gifset on tumblr, where Dudley stands up to Vernon and tells Harry he doesn't think he's a waste of space and I went off on a headcanon tangent of "whatifs".

Fandom Recs:
[tumblr.com profile] hogwartsfirebolt recced ten Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fics (PG-13 through NC-17).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Remus Lupin/Severus Snape comic (G).
[info]toblass recced grumpy Severus Snape art (G).
[info]smirkingcat recced a Harry Potter/Lucius Malfoy fic (R).
[info]melodyssister recced a Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape fic (PG-13).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet posted editions for December 19, December 20, December 21, December 22 and December 23 (with a huge list of Drarry advent stories).
Schedule of Upcoming Events from December 23 through 29 at [info]potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from December 16 to 22.

Discussions:
• hpboy13 wrote Getting a Clue for Christmas – Christmas in the HP world. (MuggleNet)

Essay/Meta:
• Lucy wrote Harry Potter and the Copyright Infringement Claims. (MuggleNet)
• hpboy13 wrote Wreath Theory in the Potter Books. (MuggleNet)
• Harry Potter Christmases (through the books): Halfway out of the Dark, Part 1 and Part 2 by Emily Lawrence (MuggleNet)
• Emma Pocock wrote Carols in Harry Potter and the Myth of the Christmas Rose, part a. (Leaky Cauldron)

General Fandom News:
• PotterCast: Episode 284, plus new logo and website.
• Academic HP Conferences: The Harry Potter Program. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" Trace Trailer Drops. (HP augmented reality game)

Nifty:
• Sing along: Grindelwald is comin' to town.


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Dec. 9th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Weekend Edition, December 8, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Joanne Gray wrote Fasten Your Seat Belts—Strike Book 5 Could Be A Bumpy Ride. (The Hogwarts Professor)

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) set to appear on television screens this Christmas in BBC's The ABC Murders.
• First look at Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in new limited series 'Miracle Workers' where he plays an angel.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• The [info]daily_snitch's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Poll is still open. Do come over and take the poll.
• Nicolas Flamel and Eulalie Hicks: Forerunners of the 'Order of the Phoenix'.
• Videos: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' cast on fan theories, Obscurus, more.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• 'Cursed Child' extends its London run to September 2019.

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 272 (due on or before December 15): "Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word." ― George R.R. Martin, Portrait and Cookbooks.

Advent Challenges:
[info]slythindor100 is hosting the 25 Days of Draco and Harry Advent Challenge.
[info]dracoharry100: The Christmas Challenge 2018 is ongoing.
[community profile] adventdrabbles: The 2018 edition of Advent Drabbles is ongoing.

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hd_erised, [info]hd_owlpost Fest, [info]mini_fest, [community profile] snape_potter' Secret Snarry Swap, [info]rs_small_gifts, [tumblr.com profile] dhr-advent, [info]sshg_giftfest, [info]smutty_claus, [info]newyearcntdown, [tumblr.com profile] hpjoggersfest's Festive DrarryMini Fest, [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas Coment Kink Edition
[info]snapecase posted URGENT: Snapecase's current pinch-hitters needs.
[community profile] wolfstarbigbang posted It's Time for the WSBB Artists' Sign-Up.
[community profile] yuletide_admin posted a reminder that 3 days to default deadline; 10 days to deadline; misc. (all rare fandoms)

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]snape_potter posted the Wrap-up for Week One of the Secret Snarry Swap.
[info]hd_owlpost posted the Week 1 List of Owl Gift Deliveries.
[info]hd_erised posted the Weekly Roundup # 1.
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 271 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
[podfic] Cake written by [info]astolat, podficced by by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulus (Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy | R | 24:24 minutes)
Summary: Harry tried not to care when after the war, everyone he knew seemed to have made an agreement to stop paying attention to birthdays.

Fandom Recs:
[info]themightyflynn recced a Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (PG-13).
[info]toblass recced a Hogwarts nativity scene. (art, G).
[info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet posted Editions December 6, December 7 (with a huge list of all Drarry Advent Series being written atm) and December 8.

Archive and Platform News:
• OTW Spotlight on Legal Issues: Tumblr’s TOS Changes, AO3, and You.
• Aja Romano ([personal profile] bookshop) wrote Tumblr is banning adult content. It’s about so much more than porn.
[tumblr.com profile] yayroos wrote On the 17th, dead silence. (tumblr protest)
• Casey Fiesler and Brianna Dym wrote Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’s.

Discussions:
• McKay wrote Why I Will Never Read 'Cursed Child'.
• Megan wrote Yes, I'd Join Grindelwald. (MuggleNet)

Essay/Meta:
• Taylor K. Nugent wrote Snake Women: A History of Women as Snakes and the Future of Nagini in “Fantastic Beasts”. (MuggleNet)
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Is Vladimir Nabokov['s short story 'The Aurelian'] Credence's father?

General Fandom News:
• Deck the Halls with 'Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery' video game.
• Review and Giveaway: Geek Gear’s November World of Wizardry Unboxing.
• 'Crimes of Grindelwald' merchandise released at Universal Orlando Resort.
• (Fannish) Events Roundup: Brew Some Potions or Attend a Magical Banquet. (MuggleNet)

Searches:
[info]accio_hd_fics posted a search for Gryffindor Draco fics. (Drarry only)


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Nov. 10th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Saturday, November 10, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• J.K. Rowling credits fans for her return to the Wizarding World.
• Mary GrandPré (HP illustrator) reveals the secrets behind her illustrations of Harry Potter.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: add seven Cuckoo echoes.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• 'Luna' Lynch (Evanna Lovegood) rumbas to country music.
• Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Natalia Tena (Tonks) in Youtube Originals sci-fi thriller Origins.
• Emma Thompson (Sibyl Trelawney) receives British Damehood Honor.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Snitch Seeker: REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald. (spoiler-free)
• The Leaky Cauldron: REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald. (spoilers!)
• J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series come together in new feature.
• Our 15 favorite Crimes of Grindelwald quotes that weren't in the trailers. (spoilers!)
• Felicia wrote Watch out for these 15 Potter callbacks when you watch Crimes of Grindelwald. (minor spoilers!)
• Time to Come Home! Returning to Hogwarts in Crimes of Grindelwald. (spoilers!)
• New Depth of Dumbledore revealed in Crimes of Grindelwald featurette.
• Jude Law and the Dumbledore twinkle. (small spoilers!)
• CatherineH wrote What is Gellert Grindelwald really like. (spoilers!)
• Newt's New Crew: Meet the new characters from Crimes of Grindelwald. (spoilers!)
• J. K. Rowling and cast attend Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald world premiere.
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald world premiere casts Lumos on Paris.
• Can't wait for Crimes of Grindelwald to be released? Grab a Ginger New and watch these cast interviews in the meantime.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald full motion picture soundtrack released.
• Move over, Pixar! Crimes of Grindelwald is its own Easter Egg scavenger hunt. (minor spoilers!)
• Fantastic Beasts: The Simple Sidekicks Who Save the Day. (small spoilers!)
• Barnes & Nobles stores in US celebrating Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. (More news on the Explore the Magic Events.)
• Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) shares his own #metoo story.

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hd_fan_fair, [info]hp_nextgen_fest and [info]sirius_black Fest
[info]hp_goldenage announced that prompting is open at the Salt and Pepper Fest 2019.
[info]hd_owlpost Fest announced that the email reminders have been sent to participants.
[info]saras_girl announced that she will be posting a 95K Harry/Draco Advent fic again this year.

We publish fandom recs! Please send links to your recs of all fannish Harry Potter creations to the Daily Snitch!

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape time-travel fic (R).
[info]bridenore recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (R).

Archive News:
• OTW: Q & A – Five Things Ariana Said.
• OTW October 2018 Newsletter, vol. 129.

Discussions:
• Chelsea speculates on whether Scorpius Malfoy is a descendant of the maledictus. (FF: Crimes of Grindelwald spoilers!)

Essay/Meta:
• McKay wrote Four Reasons Why We Love Harry and Ron's Friendship.
• McKay also wrote Three Reasons Why Neville and Luna Make Sense as a Couple.

General Fandom News:
• The Starkid cast (A Very Potter Musical) may be returning to Hogwarts.
• Funko releases plenty of Pop! figures this month.
• Christmas is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.
• Oklahoma students bring a hopefully Gryffindor's dream to life with DIY Hogwarts.
• Events Roundup: De-stress with these Harry Potter events.

Nifty:
• Target brings back Harry Potter Sock Advent Calendars.
• Review and Give-away: Win a Harry Potter 2019 Weekly Planner or Dark Arts Journal Set. (international)

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Nov. 3rd, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Saturday, November 3, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• J.K. Rowling discusses Paris, characters, creatures, more in 'Fantastic Beasts 2'.
• Geminio! J.K. Rowling's magic touch multiples signatures on library petition.
• J.K. Rowling teases writing about 1930s Rio de Janeiro, could be Fantastic Beasts 3.
• Keao Nesmith translated the Harry Potter books into Hawaiian.
• Robert Galbraith's Lethal White: free audio sample from Robert Glenister's audiobook.
• Robert Galbraith's Lethal White nominated for the British National Book Awards in three categories (UK author, Crime & Thriller and audiobook).

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) fully supports new free vegan app VeGuide, released by the educational charity The Vegan Society.
• James Phelps (Fred Weasley), playing Richard McFadden: Theater Review of 'The Greater Gamer'. (MuggleNet)

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies: Please heed spoiler warnings!
• Fantastic Beasts 'Crimes of Grindelwald' first screenings, and fan reactions are in.
• Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) on his collaboration with J.K. Rowling and David Yates in Fantastic Beasts.
• Stuart Craig (production designer) hints at Fantastic Beasts 3 may also take place in Berlin, Germany.
• 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Japan trailer released with new scenes.
• The 'Crimes of Grindelwald' press tour kicks off in Beijing.
• Melissa wrote From Bowtruckle to Zouwu, Meet the Creatures of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
• School's magical makeover attracts fantastic guests.
• 'Fantastic Beasts 2' full cast list revealed by Warner Bros with return familiar characters. More info! Spoilers!
• MinaLima map reveals 'Crimes of Grindelwald' locations.
• New Scenes from 'Crimes of Grindelwald' international trailers.
• Win tickets to the Irish premiere of 'Crimes of Grindelwald' on November 13. (Residents of Ireland only)

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hp_creatures posted October Round-up and November prompts: Cavalry, "Historical Legend", Indonesian short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus titthaecheilus)
[info]hp_het posted Challenge 11.
[info]death_eaters posted November prompts: Bellatrix Lestrange, Amortentia, Travel
[info]hp_coffeehouse posted the November Prompt: a Laurell K. Hamilton quote
[community profile] theiceroyals posted November prompts.
[info]dracoharry posted Weekly Challenge 550: Fright

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hd_fan_fair, Femslash Samhain Love Fest at [info]hpsapphicappeal, [tumblr.com profile] obscurochallenge and the [info]sirius_black Fest.
[info]mini_wrimo is running this year: Welcome to Mini-Nano 2018. Sign-ups are open until November 1, minimum is 100 words/day. (all fandoms, all writing)
[info]hp_halloween posted 42 Halloween-themed double drabbles.
[info]bill_ficathon posted the Rules and the Prompts of the Bill Ficathon Challenge (running from November 1 though 30).
[community profile] theiceroyals announced that the Ice Royals Winter Fest started posting.
[info]dramionelove posted a HP Creatures Dramione Save-List and a HP Halloween Dramione Save-List.
[info]sirius_black announced that the Sirius Black Fest is starting today.
[info]snapecase announced that Sign-ups are over; pinch-hitters are needed.

Editor's Choice Rec:
31 October 1977 by [tumblr.com profile] gin-draws (Minerva McGonagall, the Marauders | G | art)

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (R).
[info]kellychambliss recced 13 Halloween-themed drabbles fic (various ratings, gen and various pairings).
[twitter.com profile] tambourine (Charlotte) recced a Remus Lupin/Sirius Black historical AU (R). (in The Rec Center # 148)

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Saturday, November 3 edition.

Discussions:
• Victor wrote Four Characters I Would Love to See In Crimes of Grindelwald Other Than. Spoilers!

Essay/Meta:
[tumblr.com profile] tobermoriansass wrote alright so we are all into punk sirius. (Sirius Black AU tumblr meta)

General Fandom News:
• Walt Disney World almost acquired the Wizard World of Harry Potter: Here's why the didn't.
• Events Roundup: West Chicago Public Library Yule Ball, WizardCon...
• Harry Potter Movie Moment Funko Pop: Harry passing through the wall between platforms nine and ten.
• Get the LEGO Diagon Alley set free with purchase.

Nifty:
• Monet wrote What NaNoWriMo Books Would the “Harry Potter” Characters Write? (MuggleNet)

Community Spotlight:
[info]sirius_blackPadfoot's Pad dedicated to all things Sirius
This community was founded 17 years ago, in 2001. All submissions – fanworks, discussions, recs – are welcome if they feature Sirius Black, obviously. [personal profile] sirius_black is the home of the Sirius Black Fest, which starts posting today on LJ, DW ([community profile] sirius_blk) and tumblr ([tumblr.com profile] siriusblackfest).


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Oct. 28th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch - Saturday, October 27, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Kazu Kibuishi (HP illustrator) Talks Art, 'Harry Potter' Covers, and 'Amulet' Film Adaptation.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: The Big Change at the Turn The End of the Strike Agency in Book 5?

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• French Netflix to acquire all eight Harry Potter films.
• Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) shows support for trans kids, is gifted art for being an ally.
• James Phelps (Fred Weasley) on starring in the WWI drama 'The Greater Game'.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Fantastic Beasts 'Crimes of Grindelwald' News Roundup.
• Kelly Loomis wrote Top Ten ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Plot Points Pulled from Trailers, Merchandise, and Fan Sites. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• EXCLUSIVE: Leaky features in Newsweek's Fantastic Beats of the Wizarding World Special Edition.
• Fantastic Beasts 'Crimes of Grindelwald' to be released on 270-degree ScreenX.
• Fantastic Beasts 2 new feature released on 'Grindelwald's Vision'.
• Fantastic Beasts 'Crimes of Grindelwald': three new soundtrack pieces released.
• New 'Grindelwald' footage hints at Grindelwald's manipulation.
• Claudia Kim Addresses Controversy Surrounding Her Character in “Crimes of Grindelwald”. Spoilers!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• Theater Roundup: New images, schedule changes, interview and Awards nominations.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 266 (due on or before November 3): “…every time I look at you autumn leaves come in between - does it matter they're the color of your hair - or they still fall in my memory?…” ― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain, Kettle and Anthology.
[info]slythindor100 posted the 25 Days of Draco and Harry - Early Bird Sign Up Post.

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hd_fan_fair
[community profile] small_gifts announced that Sign-ups are open for the 13th annual Remus/Sirius Small Gifts year-end gift exchange 2018.
[info]snapecase posted Fest Business. Sign-ups are ongoing! Artists wanted!
[info]snapecase posted Post-snafu: available showcase positions for Snapecase.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_creatures posted the Reveal and Masterlist of the 2018 HP Creatures Halloween Fest.

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[info]kellychambliss recced a Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape fic (PG-13).
[profile] frknlymrshnkly recced a Harry Potter/Severus Snaoe podfic (PG).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: October 27 Edition.
• The SS/HP Prophet from October 21 through 27.

Archive News:
• AO3, the Archive Of Our Own, celebrates 30,000 fandoms!

Discussions:
• Mikaelam wrote The [redacted] Controversy: Optimism is underrated. Spoilers!

Essay/Meta:
• Minal wrote Ranking the Cruelest “Harry Potter” Villains. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News/Merchandise:
• Events Roundup: Get Ready for Some Fall Fun with These Exciting Wizarding Events.
• US National Quidditch Team to transform squad structure.
• Got a spare 300K? Have a costume designed for you by Colleen Atwood and donate to Lumos.
• Official images of LEGO Diagon Alley released.
• Fantastic Beasts 2 character wands now selling at Universal Orlando and Hollywood.


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Oct. 20th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Friday, October 19, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• J.K. Rowling teases good & evil, light & dark, more in new 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 clip.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: The Cratylic Names.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Concept Art revealed for characters that never made it to the screen. (Entertainment Weekly)
• Get your Gilderoy fangirl on with these ridiculous photo shoot outtakes. (MuggleNet)

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Photos: 9 Hi-res 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' promos of characters in Paris.
• Lindsay Docken wrote Five Times Newt Scamander Was All of Us. (MuggleNet)
• Videos: 'Fantastic Beasts' & J.K. Rowling's Lumos's wand install display unveiled in London.
• AT&T partners with Warner Brothers for huge 'Crimes of Grindelwald' promotions.
• Costumes of 'Crimes of Grindelwald' on display in Houston, Texas.
• Warner Bros releases new TV spot for 'Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald'.

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hd_fan_fair, [info]hp_creatures Halloween Creature Fest, [info]hd_fluff Halloween Fest
[info]hp_creatures made a Mod Post about anonymous posting.
[info]hp_nextgen_fest: Submissions are due October 22.
[info]snape_potter posted Secret Snarry Swap Reminder that entries are due November 18.
[community profile] yuletide_admin posted a reminder that Sign-ups for Yuletide 2018 end tomorrow, October 21. (all rare fandoms)

Fandom Recs:
[info]frnklymrshnkly recced a Millicent Bulstrode/Hermione Granger podfic (PG-13).
[info]smirkingcat recced a Draco Malfoy/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape and Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley fic (PG-13).
[info]kellychambliss recced a Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore fic (PG-13).

Archive News:
• OTW Guest Post: Annalise Ophelian (documentary filmmaker).
• The Masque: Author Chat with Justine Elyot on October 28.

General Fandom News:
[twitter.com profile] europodfriends is meeting this weekend in Berlin, Germany.
• Early bird tickets for Leviosa 2019 are now on sale. Leviosa 2019 is a Harry Potter / Young Adult Literature Conference taking place June 27-30, 2019, in Los Angeles, USA
• Giveaway: Win a Harry-Potter-Wanted-Poster Notebook. (US and Europe only)
• Halloween RL Events Roundup: Prepare for some magic and mischief this Halloween. (MuggleNet)
• 'Puffs the Play' now available to stream on demand. (Harry Potter inspired comedy)
• Dr Beatrice Groves: 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' and Plant Lore, Part 4: 'We can talk if there is anyone worth talking to': The Language of Flowers.
• The Wizarding World wand installation launches in London with a special event.


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Oct. 2nd, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• J.K. Rowling's (Robert Galbraith's) novel 'Lethal White' confirmed for four-part BBC One TV drama series.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: Parliament Prediction 'Hit'.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Lethal White: Marketing effort and sales.
• J.K. Rowling tops the list of best female financial role models.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) is encouraging fans to fight for animals. (MuggleNet)
• Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Keo samba their way into our hearts!
• Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Natalia Tena (Tonks), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Claudia Kim (Nagini) and others: Castium Revelio: Reboots and New Pilots and Weekly Actor Round-up.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Christina Semmens wrote Three Reasons to Believe Dumbledore’s Sexuality will NOT be a Highlight of the Fantastic Beasts Films. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• David Yates (director) talks 'sensual moments' between Dumbledore & Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts' but also says, "Dumbledore is not out as a gay man in this film."
• Dozens of new 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' promo photos released in tie-in book 'The Archive of Magic'.
• Richa Venkatraman wrote 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' – That Shocking Reveal Actually Makes Perfect Sense. (SPOILERS!)
• Top Five Moments from the Latest “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Trailer. (MuggleNet)

Prompt Challenges:
[tumblr.com profile] marauders70s posted the Jilytober Prompt Challenge 2018. (daily prompts all through October)
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 262 (due on or before October 6): Visiting a different town, Impossible and Mystery.
[info]hp_unfaithful posted the October theme: Costume.
[info]death_eaters posted the October prompts: Evan Rosier, Curse Breaker, Chocolate
[info]hp_het posted the monthly Challenge 10: Ginny Weasley
[community profile] theiceroyals posted the Monthly Prompts for October.
[info]draco100 posted biweekly Prompt # 53: Yawn
[info]dracoharry100 posted Challenge 546: Grass

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hp_drizzle, [info]dramione_remix and [info]hd_fan_fair.
[info]hpsapphicappeal posted the Claiming post for the Femslash Samhain Love Fest.
[tumblr.com profile] hptriadsnet is hosting a Halloween themed Challenge.
[info]hoggywartyxmas announced that Assignments have been sent out.
[info]snapecase posted the Sign-up Post for the 2019 Snape Showcase.
[info]dramione_remix posted the Round 9 Awards Announcement: We Need Your Vote!
[tumblr.com profile] festdrarryesp posted the Rules of the 'Drarry Fest en espagñol 2018, a Spanish Drarry Fest hosted on tumblr and AO3.
[info]hd_writers posted a Roll Call for community members who are still active on LiveJournal.
[info]hd_erised posted the fest beta readers post: Want to Beta? Need a Beta.
[info]hd_fan_fair announced thatH/D Food Fair has started posting and asks commenters to take the H/D Food Fair Quiz.
[info]hd_writers announced that Sign-ups for the Comment-a-thon will go up on Wednesday.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]dramione_remix # 9 posted the Week 3 Round-up.
[info]hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up - Four.
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt 261 Masterlist.
[info]death_eaters posted the September Monthly Wrap-up.
[info]draco100 posted the Prompt # 52 Roundup.

Fandom Recs:
[info]toblass recced Severus Snape art (gen).
[info]themightyflynn recced the Teeny Nagini art series (up to NC-17).
[info]dreamy_dragon73 recced a autumnal Severus Snape art (gen).
[info]gracerene recced a James Potter/Sirius Black and a Harry Potter/Ron Weasley fic (both NC-17).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: September 30 edition.
[info]momatu posted (Muggle) Athletics Professor or Games Professor, or Master? at [info]hp_britglish.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from 30 September to 6 October at [info]potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 16 through 29.

Discussions:
• Lila Riesen wrote Hogwarts as a Panoptical Prison: The “Umbrage” Umbridge Brings. (MuggleNet)

Essay/Meta:
• Quantum Harry, the Podcast – Episode 26: Until Someone Loses an Eye.
• Dawn Henderson wrote Ron Weasley and the Most Epic Chess Battle of All Time. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
[community profile] yuletide_admin revealed the 2018 Yuletide Tag Set. (all rare fandoms)
• LEGO reveals new 'Fantastic Beasts' BrickHeadz.
• Artists, animators, designers, and illustrators! You Could Work with Warner Bros. on “Fantastic Beasts” Artwork.
• Trailer debuts for Matthew Reinhart and Kevin M. Wilson's Harry Potter: A Pop-up Guide to Hogwarts. (Insight Editions)
• Creighton University, host of a two-day Quidditch tournament in Omaha, Nebraska, are out to impress.
• 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' audiobook New York City previews with narrator Natalie Dormer.

Nifty:
• Jelly Belly expands its 'Harry Potter' Line with Chocolate Wands, Gummy Creatures, and More.


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Sep. 21st, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Friday, September 21, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Enter to win an audiobook. Give-away ends September 30. (seems to be open to international readers)
• Does Lethal White echo 'The Goblet of Fire? (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Lethal White: "Cuckoo's calling retold? (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Charlotte Graham-McLay, Book of the Week: the new JK Rowling is up there with Harry Potter. (review)

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Final 'Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer coming next Tuesday.
• 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Wizarding World wands installation coming to London.
• Wands Ready! Nine giant wands soon to illuminate London.
• Fantastic Beasts 2 new tie-in book reveals spoilers in Grindelwald's Escape & more. (new photos)
• New 'Crimes of Grindelwald' still suggests that the Scamander brothers will team up.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• HP and the Cursed Child soundtrack will be released November 2.

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hp_drizzle, [info]dramione_remix
[info]smutty_claus made a mod post: Check your emails!
• Today is the last day to sign up for [info]hoggywartyxmas.

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a mentor!Snape fic (Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Delores Umbridge) fic (gen, PG-13).

Searches:
[community profile] snarryficfind posted a search for pretend to real relationships fics. (Snarry only)

General Fandom News:
[dreamwidth.org profile] yuletide announced that Yuletide nominations are closed.
• Ithaca Wizarding Weekend continues despite Warner Bros' crackdown on festivals. (MuggleNet)
• Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter returns to Universal Hollywood.
• New York Comic Con: A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience.
• Events Roundup: From Quidditch fests to bar crawls across the US.

Community Spotlight:
[tumblr.com profile] hprarepairnetLove is where we least expect it!
A tumblr blog dedicated to all Harry Potter rare-pairs. Rare-pair is defined as a pairing that is not canon (and rarely talked about) or a canon ship that is rarely talked about. Threesomes are welcome. HP Rare-Pair Net has run various challenges. Membership is currently closed but you can still follow the tumblr.


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Sep. 14th, 2018


[info]vaysh11

The Daily Snitch – Friday, September 14, 2018

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• 7 Reasons why J.K. Rowling deserves the Nobel Prize (for Literature): 3. The literariness of her work. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• 7 Reasons why J.K. Rowling deserves the Nobel Prize (for Literature): 2. CSL's poeima - genre and influence. (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Robert Galbraith: A tour of Strike's London ahead of Lethal White release.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has date set to begin filming for Little Women.
• Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) talks 'The Lifespan of a Fact' on the Tonight Show and the Today Show.
• Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley)'s film 'Dad' premieres tonight on BBC 2 Wales.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) to narrate Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – makers, mysteries and magic audiobook.
• Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) reads his favourite HP and the Sorcerer's Stone excerpt.

Prompt Challenges:
[tumblr.com profile] hpcupminifest posted the September prompt: muddy

Communities:
• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hp_drizzle, [tumblr.com profile] harrydracobang, [info]hp_podfic_fest, [info]dramione_remix, [community profile] pod_together (all fandoms)
[info]mini_fest posted the Mini Fest 2018 Info Post. Sign-ups are open
[info]snapecase announced that Sign-ups begin on October 1.
[personal profile] rs_fireside_tales announced the Remus/Sirius Fireside Tales Fest.
[tumblr.com profile] wolfstar-big-bang posted a Bonus Round. The Masterlist will be revealed tomorrow.

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (PG-13).
[info]smirkingcat recced a Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Edition September 12.

[community profile] pod_together 2018 Harry Potter Save List (Day 1 through 9):
Metamours, by [archiveofourown.org profile] Wereflamingo and [archiveofourown.org profile] Ellejabell (Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Victor Krim | PG-13 | 13:41 minutes)
Broadening Horizons, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] BastardSirius and performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] icarusinflight (Remus Lupin/Sirius Black | NC-17 | 23:31 minutes)
The Chill, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] BastardSirius and read by [archiveofourown.org profile] asuninside (Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks | PG-13 | 50:37 minutes)

Archive News:
• OTW Guest Post: Una McCormack, author of Star Trek DS9 and Dr Who tie-in novels and an academic who has written about fandom.

Essay/Meta:
• Quantum Harry, the Podcast, Ep. 25: The Wand Game.

Nifty:
• Kano's first of its kind Wand and 'Harry Potter' coding kit.

Community Spotlight:
[personal profile] rs_fireside_tales | [tumblr.com profile] rs-fireside-tales
This fest features Remus/Sirius in spooky, uncanny, strange and atmospheric stories that you’d love to read (or be told) while sipping a warming beverage by a crackling fire. Submission can feature strange apparitions, detectives, mist and fog, mysterious characters, mythical creatures, or just a general sense of unease... All ratings are welcome, posting is not anonymous. Prompts will be published September 24, the fest starts posting February 11, 2019.


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