‘Fangirl’ Author Rainbow Rowell Admits to Writing Harry Potter Fanfiction

While her novel Fangirl is centered around a nerdy female named Cath who writes fanfiction based on the fictional Simon Snow fantasy series, author Rainbow Rowell admitted that she has something in common with her protagonist: She also wrote fanfiction. Harry Potter fanfiction. Rainbow admitted that her story focuses on Harry and Draco as a couple, which is a popular romantic pairing in the Harry Potter fanfiction world.

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Rowell gave a a brief summary of her fanfiction to the folks over at TheBookSeller:

“It’s funny because it’s where I was in life. It’s Harry and Draco as a couple who have been married for many years, and they’re raising Harry’s kids, with Ginny, she has not been vilified.

“It’s them dealing with attachment parenting and step-parents and all these middle-aged issues of what it means to be a step-parent.”

And although Rainbow Rowel has never published the work on the Internet, she plans to read an excerpt from it during her appearance at the Harry Potter fan convention LeakyCon in America later this month.

On the idea of someday meeting J. K. Rowling, Rainbow had this to say:

“Someday I’ll meet J K Rowling and I’ll be mortified,” Rowell told The Bookseller. “If our paths were ever to cross, I don’t want this to come up.”

You can check out the rest of the interview over at Bookseller!

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Entire “Harry Potter” Movie Marathon Will Air on ABC Family for “Potterhead Weekend”

Harry Potter fans, this is for you! Spanning over four days, you will have the chance to watch all eight films thanks to “Potterhead Weekend” on ABC Family. Check out the schedule below:

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Friday, July 11:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — 7 a.m.

Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets — 10:30 a.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban — 2:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — 5:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix —9 p.m.

 Sunday, July 13:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 7 a.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 10:30 a.m.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 1:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 – 5 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – 8:30 p.m.

 Monday, July 14:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 – 11:30 a.m.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – 3 p.m.

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Harry Potter’s Fenrir Greyback Dies at Age 50 Hiking in Death Valley

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno (who portrays werewolf Fenrir Greyback) has died at age 50 while hiking in Death Valley, TMZ reports. His body was found by two hikers on Sunday in a remote area. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department has stated that Dave died from heat related issues and that he may have been dead for 3-4 days before his body was found.

Dave also appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman, Batman Begins, Titanic, Snatch and many more projects.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family and friends during this difficult time.

 

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Pottermore Insider: 10 facts to Know Before Tomorrow’s 2014 Quidditch World Cup final

Pottermore Insider updated their site with an infographic of things fans should know before Friday’s Brazil vs. Bulgaria 2014 Quidditch World Cup final match.  The match will be updated live beginning 2 p.m. local Patagonia time.

Pottermore also shared the following little FYI with SnitchSeeker: “While all the content coming from the final match was of course written by J.K. Rowling, the site’s team will be updating with her notes in ‘live time’ as the game goes on.”

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From Pottermore.com:

Before the final begins, catch up on all the action from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup so far, reported by Daily Prophet correspondents Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter, by visiting the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley on pottermore.com. Don’t miss out on Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter’s live updates throughout the final game between Bulgaria and Brazil on the Pottermore Insider or Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley on pottermore.com tomorrow, Friday, July 11, from 6.00pm BST (10.00am PST and 1.00pm EST)! #QuidditchWorldCup 

 

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New Harry Potter Story Offers Look at Grown-up Harry, Ron and Hermione!

J.K. Rowling has treated fans to a new Harry Potter story on her website, Pottermore.com! The short 1500-word piece shows fans what Harry, Hermione and Ron look like in their thirties. Written in the form of a gossip news article by Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter, the story details 34-year-old Harry’s greying hair, Ginny’s job as a reporter covering the Quidditch World Cup, a new cut over Harry’s right cheekbone and more!

Don’t have a Pottermore account? It’s okay: The Today show has the new story on its website here.

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Pictures of Inside ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Diagon Alley Expansion!

Universal Orlando just released a bunch of amazing pics from inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley that offer an incredible look at the new expansion. It was announced Wednesday that Diagon Alley will open Tuesday, July 8th to the public. Check out the pics courtesy of Hypable!

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