What if you could create a TV series set in the Potterverse? How would you bring Rowling's world to the small screen in weekly series?
An animated children's show about previously unknown adventures of the main cast
A kid-friendly live-action series set in the Potterverse, but not directly dealing with the novel/movie storyline
A series about the childhood adventures of James and/or Lily
A gritty adult-oriented show
... any combination of the above elements, or something else entirely?Read more >
Calling all Potterheads! Wikia is hosting a fantasy face-off and we are asking users to prove that the fantasy franchise they love is THE best, and each entrant will get a shot at winning a custom prize pack valued at $500!
While everyone is free to enter, only residents of the U.S. and U.K. are eligible to win, and submissions will be taken until May 17. If you have a favorite fantasy franchise, whether it's Harry Potter or something else, defend it now!Read more >
Our Time-Turner feature on the Harry Potter Wiki continues, thanks to the help of Hunnie Bunn.
Take a trip back into the history of the Harry Potter Wiki with Harry Potter Wiki:Time-Turner - Minerva McGonagall. This time around, we look back at the article as it was on August 6, 2007, about two years and a month after the Harry Potter Wiki was first founded. Things have come a long way since then, as Minerva McGonagall is now a thriving, featured article with numerous sections and, of course, the latest info from Pottermore. In fact, a while back, McGonagall's page was featured on Wikia as our choice for the best article on the wiki.
Looking back to 2007, while the page was much shorter, many of the basics were still in place, including some …Read more >
I'm finally going to harry potter world in feb of 2014! It's hard to get down there from where I live so it took time for my parents to say yes... especially with my mom's medical conditions. But they couldn't stand not going any longer so... They Said... YES! I'm so happy and I'm hoping other's will be going also! ;)Read more >
So, what I'm wondering was what happends if two muggle-born parents have a child. Would it still be a muggle born? Or would it be a new line of pure-bloods? I know that two pure-bloods make a pure-blood child, but what about two muggle-borns? Thats what I'm wondering - thanks for helping.Read more >
Greetings everyone, and welcome to the Lord Voldemort Wiki!*
I Lord Voldemort am pleased to welcome you to this new, improved, purely pure version of the wiki. A bastion of Dark Magic, join us now on the quest for immortality. Those not meeting our criteria must register immediately with the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. Please report any and all sightings of Undesirable No. 1 immediately. That is all.
(Note from the Harry Potter Wiki staff: the Ministry of Magic assures us that they will have this all under control by tomorrow. Something about April something... the details are still a bit hazy...)Read more >
Ok, so we all know about Pure-bloods, Half-bloods, and muggle born, but what about people with one half-blood and one pure blood for a parent like James Potter II, Albus Potter, and Lily Luna Potter. then wouldn't they be 3 quarter blood?Read more >
A couple days before Valentine's Day, the Harry Potter Wiki posted a poll to determine who you'd like be your Valentine. The results are now in, and can be viewed at our poll archive.
Of course, in looking back, there was one glaring omission from the poll, and that was Ginny Weasley. I'm sure there's many guys out there that would want her to be their Valentine, but I guess there's always next year.
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Looking at the results for male characters, it would seem that many of our readers have a taste for bad boys. Draco Malfoy was the top scorer, earning nearly 20% of the total poll vote. Severus Snape and Lord Voldemort combined also managed to pull in over 200 votes. Not that Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley didn't have their fans also, with Har…
Well, happy Valentine's Day, and I wish every lovebirds may live together forever! Although I am a Chinese, and I am not a Christian, but I was moved by the moving story of St. Valentine and his courage to protect love. That's why I like this day.Read more >
In November 2012, a new type of Harry Potter game experience was released. Called Wonderbook: Book of Spells, the game was met with excitement and great anticipation, as it utilizes a new type of technology to present an immersive and interactive experience, while introducing a number of new canon elements into the Harry Potter universe. So how does the Wonderbook experience stack up? Read on to find out.
Seeing as I already owned a PlayStation 3, I knew that Wonderbook was something that I definitely wanted to have. The very idea of the game is exciting-- allowing you to take control of your own magic wand and learn spells from a spellbook and view your achievements on-screen. The player is quickly drawn into the world of magic, with tales of wi…Read more >
A little while back, in association with Wikia, the Harry Potter Wiki had its first ever Reading Club. Over a couple of weeks, we discussed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It was enjoyed so much that we've decided to bring it back!
Join us at 7 P.M. eastern on Wednesday, February 20 (that's 4 P.M. western) for the first part of the chat for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The chat will last for about an hour. Come having read Chapters 1-9 and join us for the following questions:
- Is this anyone's first time reading Chamber of Secrets?
- Did these chapters disappoint you in any way? If so, how would you change them to better live up to your expectations?
- Did you think the characters and their decisions or problems were realistic? D…
I need to know HOW you guys set up your main page im helping another wiki and i cant get it set up right PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!Read more >
I have an important question: How does Pottermore works? I have a profile on Pottermore, but how does the site work? I don't understand it yet. --Station7 (talk) 11:36, January 7, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
We do its a little old sense its january now...Read more >
Wanted Wonderbook: Book of Spells for Christmas, but didn't get it? A site called SheKnows is offering a chance to win the complete package, with PlayStation Eye camera and PlayStation Move controller. You can enter here. The contest goes until February 3 and you can enter as many times as you like.Read more >
Hey there, ol' Voldy! The Harry Potter Wiki wishes you a very happy birthday as your poor, pathetic form molders in Limbo. And while you rot, we announce:
Harry Potter Wiki:Time-Turner - Tom Riddle
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Travel back in time to New Year's Eve of 2010 and view the Tom Riddle article as it appeared two years ago. At that time, most of the article that we have today was already in place, but since then, there have been some significant additions, including a new page-top quote, a signature image, more info for behind the scenes, a Media section courtesy of Wikia and an imagecat link. Take a look, and see how far we've come, and keep an eye out for the next Time-Turned article. ProfessorTofty (talk) 22:26, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
So, it's a bit late, but for Christmas, the Harry Potter Wiki asked if you had any Harry Potter related items on your list for Christmas. Here's what you had to say:
- Yes - Wonderbook: Book of Spells - 11.55% (227 votes)
- Yes - Harry Potter for Kinect - 3.87% (76 votes)
- Yes - Harry Potter Wizard's Collection - 12.72% (250 votes)
- Yes - Harry Potter Limited Edition - 3.76% (74 votes)
- Yes - Something else - 50.71% (997 votes)
- No - 17.4% (342 votes)
So, all in all, over 80% of our readers were hoping for at least something Harry Potter related for Christmas. But if they asked, did they receive? That's the subject of our next poll, so get in those votes, and in the next couple of weeks, we'll reveal just how many got at least some of what they wished for.
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We wanted to let you all know about a cool Wikia project called Community Choice Awards! We're basically picking some of the best entertainment movies, books, anime, etc of 2012 and asking the communities to vote for what they think should win!
We're reaching out because Harry Potter Wiki been nominated for the community choice awards with its connection to The Casual Vacancy! If you think they should win, spread the word and come vote!
Feel free to add to the lists here if you think anything is missing and I hope you enjoy participating in the Community Choice Awards!Read more >
Harry Potter Wiki readers - ever wished you could travel back in time? Well, now you can with our new feature - Harry Potter Wiki: Time-Turner. The Time-Turner takes you back in time, allowing you to easily view one of our pages as it appeared in the past, with a new past revision featured every so often.
We begin with a previous revision of Harry Potter. This revision, dated February 28, 2006, allows you to see exactly how our article for Harry Potter looked back when it was first chosen as a featured article. At the time, the page was only about 6 KB in size. Only some basic biography info, one picture and a family tree were present, and only info through the first four films and six books, as the rest hadn't been released yet. We've real…Read more >
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Hello all! As many of you must have noticed, there have been some changes to this wiki in terms of videos! Just to let you all know what is going on, I am going to list the changes that are being made (with permission from ProfessorTofty) of course.
- A rotating gallery of videos has been added to the main page
- A link to our Harry Potter video library has been added to the Community Messages
- Videos are getting embedded into the film pages and multiple character pages. Because there are so many videos, an extra gallery page has been added to the film page (which you can access by going to the Videos section)
Unlike Youtube videos, these are all fully licensed by our partners and unlikely to get removed from the wiki. We will continue to add video…Read more >
Well, I'm back and rested from my trip to San Francisco. The trip was great - the travel there went smoothly and everything went well checking into the hotel. After getting situated in, I spent a good portion of the night sleeping and got up early the next day for the trip to Wikia headquarters.
It was a rainy morning, but I had my umbrella and I made it in without getting too wet. Things cleared up somewhat later in the day and it stopped raining.
At Wikia's headquarters, I was introduced to the tool that they use to create videos upon request. It's a neat program that has access to a lot of video, including all of the Harry Potter movies. Unfortunately, that particular service was acting rather flaky at the time (the fault of the third-par…Read more >
Well, my trip has begun and I am now on my way to Wikia's headquarters, where I shall discover the deepest secrets of Wikia. ... ... Okay, well, maybe not, but it should be a good time.
Currently I am in the Dallas Airport, waiting for the trip to San Francisco. Trip's been fine so far - flight to Dallas departed a bit later than scheduled, but then arrived earlier than scheduled, so I've got a bit of extra time.
I'll keep you updated here as the trip continues, so watch this spot. And if you have any questions or anything about Wikia (the headquarters), you can ask them here, and I'll see if maybe I can answer them.
Day 2 - Morning
I am in San Francisco - I am scheduled to arrive at Wikia's headquarters in about an hour. Trip was fine - flig…Read more >
Harry Potter fans - if you've been waiting for Wonderbook: Book of Spells, now is your chance. It's Black Friday, and there's not likely to be any better deals on this new and exciting Harry Potter video game title anytime soon. I just purchased the Wonderbook with PlayStation Move and Eye camera on Amazon, but you have choices, so let's break them down:
- PlayStation Move Bundle with PlayStation Eye camera on Amazon - You can find this here. The price is $49.99 and if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping in two business days (though it's noted that it "may take an additional 1-2 days to process") or if you don't have Prime, you have the option of free "Super Saver Shipping," but you may have to wait a while to get it.
- Regular game with…
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You should join our magical community because if you love Harry Potter and want to live this expirence, this is the place to go. Our Hogwarts is JUST like Harry's, exept we dont count house points. We do however, have house leaders, JUST like Harry Potter. More more information look at my profile and find even more information on this topic. Hope to see you soon!
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Well the title explains it all. Comment with your thoughts. It was a random question, I was bored, and I'm trying to spur on the production of articles. :DRead more >
So happy and excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Read more >
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I need a little help sorting out a reference on the article; peacock quill. I've never had to create a reference so I've no idea how. The acual info is there if you look in sorce mode, I just can't figure out what part of the code I'm missing. Thanks to anone who helps out. :)Read more >
Hey. I'm going round pages, trying to tidy them up b removing or redirecting expired links. Is there a page listing articles with them and if so where?Read more >
I finally reached 1,000 edits. yay me!Read more >
Some exciting news - Wikia has offered me a free trip to their headquarters in California at the end of this month. I'll be spending a day there at their headquarters and while there, I'll be learning about and discussing the latest features for videos on Wikia. The travel expenses are entirely paid, so it's a pretty neat deal.
While I'm there, if there's any questions anyone wants me to ask, or anything they'd like to find out, just let me know. I'll try to represent the Harry Potter Wiki while I'm there, as well as my pet project, the Eternal Sonata Wiki. Really excited about the trip and this opportunity to learn more about Wikia!Read more >
Someone tell me how dittany is in the first book of Harry Potter? it doesn't show on the page and i need to know for orphan kids.Read more >
Hallowe'en has come, and the ghosts and goblins are out!
We celebrate Hallowe'een here on the Harry Potter Wiki, but for Harry Potter, Hallowe'en brings mixed feelings, as this way the day that he lost his parents, James and Lily Potter to Lord Voldemort, who was certainly out on on trick-or-treating expedition that night.
On the other hand, Hallowe'en brought the delicious Hallowe'en feast, but also thrills and danger in the form of Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll and the Deathday Party for Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, followed by Harry's hearing a strange voice and the discovery of the opening of the Chamber of Secrets. 31 October was also the day of Sirius Black's attack on the Fat Lady and the fateful day when Harry learned tha…
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... that is, if it hasn't been added already?
Daniel Radcliffe and Maggie Smith had both earlier appeared in BBC's 1999 TV film adaption of "David Copperfield", as young David and Betsy Trotwood, respectively.Read more >
My recent task has been to edit the posession section of character pages. I have recently been working on Hermione Granger and plan to move to Severus Snape next. I'm not looking for help but if anybody knows any pages that could do with an edit in that area; please owl me. :) Thanks.Read more >
Always wanted to make a video list of every time a character says a cool quote? Wish you could capture every awesome fight scene in your favorite movie? Want the exact clip that perfectly fits with the content of your article page? Now you can. We have recently signed a partnership with AnyClips, which will let us take any scene from a selected list of movie titles and turn them into licensed videos you can use on your wiki.
How does it work? Easy. Visit the Wikia Video Library and fill out our clip request form here. Select from the dropdown in the form to see a list of available movie titles and describe which scene you’d like us to clip for you. Once we create the clip, we will let you know on your talk page or message wall so you c…Read more >
For a while I have been thinking about what the the first book, or any of the books in the series would be like if the book was written from another point of view besides Harry's, such as Ron's or Hermione's.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what character that they think it would be interesting to read the book from that point of view?Read more >
More J.K. Rowling news: her book Casual Vacancy is out! The book is available in U.S. bookstores, in addition to a digital edition. It's also supposed to be released in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
In her adult novel, the unexpected death of a member of the parish council and the ensuing election sparks a war among a small town's residents. Press materials have called the book "blackly comic," while The New Yorker called the description of one family "ostentatiously unremitting: drugs, prostitution, the stink of diapers." Pretty intense, right?
Some critics also have had things to say. Check these reviews out:
“The Casual Vacancy will certainly sell, and it may also be liked. There are many nice touches, inclu…
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Harry Potter fans, I come to you with some VERY exciting news:
J.K. Rowling is possibly considering a Harry Potter spinoff!
In a BBC interview, she said, "I don't want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, 'Here we go, we can sell this.' It would make a mockery of what those books were to me. But ... if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe ... well, we'll see."
Let's take a moment to soak that in...ok, now time to go crazy! Combine these and that's me (but times 10) right now:
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I created a new roleplay wikia for the Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbaton. I would be really excited if somepeople can join it and become a member. It will be really fun. It's brand new! -> http://beauxbatonsacademy.wikia.com/Read more >
I beg to say that i'm (fleurblack) tired of coming here and see that no one is here for chat. Guys a wiki is made for us so show us that u're here ,potter series might have ended but pottermania wiil never die and even those who were in
Hufflepuff-can make friends
Ravenclaw-can know that who knows harry better than me
Gryffindore-can tell or help new wikia orienters to suffer in the wiki and make friends
Slytherins-can kick or ban people from chat and i'm sure that would be great fun
Guys it's so hard to write a novel and it's too hard to write a page about a character of a novel .So from now
lets start to set a record to have the most hot chat .Read more >
As many Harry Potter fans know, Sony has been developing a cool project called Wonderbook, and you can now see what that project is going to be like! The first game is called Wonderbook: Book of Spells and is planned to be released November 13.
Players will use the PlayStation Move and Eye to learn about and cast spells from the Harry Potter series, including Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa, and Harry’s own signature spell, Expelliarmus (but dark spells like Crucio and Avada Kedavra will probably not be included on the family friendly game)!
Enough of the talking, check the video out now to get a look at how the game will be!Read more >
So i just got my own apartment and i'm going back to school. I have everything and yet i have nothing! I miss my family I have nothing, to do with them. I am my mothers child but not my fathers daughter! I am nothing to do with Duane crannmer! I will have nothing to do with him. But my Mom is marrying another guy, and he's my father and not this guy who didn't even sign my Birth Certifecate. I love him cause i have to but if he wasn't my father then i wouldn't love him (but he so happens to be my fucking father so i kind of have to love him). But my new "Father" kind of has some anger issues. He's really cool but he doesn't know how to control his anger, He needs to control his anger. I feel like if he can contorl his anger, then he wont h…Read more >
If you've read my profile, then you've noticed that I write fan fictions/roleplays. If you have any questions about them or other questions. You can always ask them to me and I will answer them via my blog.
Xxx, me.Read more >
I have create a Casual Vacancy Wiki for all! We are going to choose admins, chat mods, and patrollers so come join and I'll choose soon. We need two admins, three chat mods, and one patroller.
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Hey again, all. Cheerful day. Anywho, I wondered... would it be appropriate if I created infoboxes each for a separate class taught at Hogwarts? That way, things like Palmistry and whatnot would have more specific of infoboxes. Thanks :) Hunniebunn (talk)Read more >
Hello, mes amis. In case I seem rather agitated or 'snappy' the next few days, I figured I would give you early warning. You see, when I tried to access my Pottermore account (JinxKey17523) earlier, I was told that it did not exist. Believing this was merely an error, I tried again every half hour until now, when I am forced to conclude that I must make a new one.
Once I have been sorted, I will be sending friend requests to everyone, so sorry if you no longer see me on your friends list. My user name is PixieSpirit5431.Read more >
Last year, we began experimenting with some video features on a certain set of test wikis. Our goal was to gauge our visitors' interest in watching videos. Our findings were not surprising: people love to watch on-topic videos.
The main tool we used to test this was the Related Videos module (which you can see in the right rail). It was built as a proof-of-concept feature and we knew it wasn't scalable to launch on many more wikis. We've reached the point in our Video project where we're confident enough to turn on for more wikis (release plan TBD). However, this requires some functionality changes.
- 1 How it used to work
- 2 How it works now
- 3 How it will work as of Oct 3rd
- 4 How it will work in the near future
- 5 Why are we making these changes?…