Harry potter is trans-what part II

sorry for the long wait

So… a week turned into a month. And a month turned into … well, more time. But her it is (finally) the promised part 2 of the Harry Potter transmedia posts.

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Me when I realized I promised to post again within a week.

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Oh My Goblins! Gryffindor and Ravenclaw play LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

Hope you all had a magical weekend – we know we did! Gryffindor and Ravenclaw had a blast playing LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4. Luckily, Rita Skeeter snuck in and recorded everything for your entertainment…

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‘What the Devil Is Going On Heeeree?’: A look at ‘A Very Potter Musical’

Have you ever wondered which awkward situations Quirrell and Voldemort got into the year the latter lived on the back of the formers head? Have you ever wondered whether there’s a wizarding school on Mars? Have you ever thought about the benefits of having a magical scarf which sort people into a sexual preference? And have you ever heard about A Very Potter Musical? Continue reading ‘What the Devil Is Going On Heeeree?’: A look at ‘A Very Potter Musical’

Procuring Potter: A look at the man who brought Harry Potter to the silver screen

The Harry Potter franchise is inextricably linked with the names of several celebrities. Author J.K. Rowling has become a household name known by most who have heard of Harry Potter, and actors such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have been propelled to stardom by way of the movie franchise. Even the directors of the films (there have been four different directors through eight films) have gone on to make other big-budget films, undoubtedly in part thanks to the success of the Harry Potter films. A less known contributor to the phenomenon of Harry Potter is, however, Continue reading Procuring Potter: A look at the man who brought Harry Potter to the silver screen

Harry Potter and the director’s cut

It can be difficult writing a best-selling book series while at the same time that book series is being turned into several successful blockbusters, but JK Rowling (a.k.a. Queen) did it with Harry Potter. And I for one love all the books, but does Rowling love them? It seems as if she might not be completely satisfied with them.

“There were a couple of the Potters and I definitely knew that they needed another year”. She said in a BBC interview in 2012. She also says that she might “rewrite” them; “And I read them, and I think ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut’, I don’t know.”

Wait what? Why didn’t she just wait another year to publish them then, you – imaginary reader – might wonder?

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Harry Potter is trans-WHAT?

So one of the main reasons we are interested in Harry Potter (apart from the general awesomeness of the whole franchise) is its transmedia qualities. And as some of you may have noticed, our last two blog posts mentioned someone named Henry Jenkins. He is a scholar who, for some time, has worked on developing the concept of transmedia storytelling.

TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING IN 100 WORDS OR LESS

Transmedia storytelling is the art of telling a story using multiple media platforms to tell different (mostly) independent parts of the story. Transmedia storytelling is ideal for stories that require a high degree of world building. One of the most famous examples is Continue reading Harry Potter is trans-WHAT?

5 Reasons You Re-read Harry Potter…again… and again and again…

You know the feeling. You’ve just sat down in your favourite armchair with a cup of tea, some cookies and Philosopher’s Stone, getting ready to immerse yourself in the world of Harry – when your mom/roomie/significant other walks in and exclaims: ‘Really? Again?’

The Ravenclaw proudly presents: 5 Reasons You Re-read Harry Potter. Continue reading 5 Reasons You Re-read Harry Potter…again… and again and again…