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J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Own 'Harry Potter' Patronus

J.K. Rowling is allowing fans to find out their own Patronus animal!

In fact, the 51-year-old Harry Potter author revealed hers to be a pine marten when she originally took the test “ages ago,” but now it has changed!

“As many of you have now realised, the @pottermore Patronus Test is finally live!” J.K. tweeted. “I took the @pottermore test (which I wrote) ages ago when it was a work in progress and got a pine marten Patronus. I was happy, because…… my fondness for weaselly creatures is well documented. However, when we finalised the @pottermore test last week I took it again…… and found that it had changed (which, as we know, can happen). My new Patronus has personal associations and I like it even better…… so as far as I’m concerned, the @pottermore test works! Here’s my Patronus…It’s a heron :)”

You can take the test over at Pottermore.com.

Eddie Redmayne & Chris Martin Support J.K. Rowling's Charity

Eddie Redmayne looks super dapper while stepping out for J.K. Rowling‘s Lumos Fundraiser on Saturday (September 17) in London, England.

The 34-year-old Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star was joined by Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch and Coldplay front man Chris Martin.

It was just announced that Eddie is set to attend Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest to screen exclusive footage from Fantastic Beasts on Sunday, October 30, the second day of the two-day ultimate pop culture event.

Tickets are available to the general public at EWPopFest.com.

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J.K. Rowling Set to Publish Three New 'Harry Potter' Books

J.K. Rowling may have said she’s done telling Harry Potter stories but she just announced she’s going to release three more books on Pottermore!

The new books will come in the form of short eBooks called Pottermore Presents and will feature original writings from J.K. as well as information from the Pottermore archives.

The series is intended to supplement the original novels and will detail the inner works of the Ministry of Magic, the history of the Azkaban prison and the second wizarding war.

The books, titled Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, are all set to be released on September 3rd!

'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Sequel in the Works, Gets 2018 Release Date!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – the latest wizarding world movie from J.K. Rowling – is getting a sequel!

Warner Bros announced today that the second film will be released on November 16, 2018, Variety reports.

J.K. will pen the new film and David Yates will return to direct the second film.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander. The film follows Newt in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

J.K. Rowling Announces She's 'Done' With 'Harry Potter'

Sad news for Harry Potter fans!

Author J.K. Rowling has announced that she’s officially done with Harry‘s story after The Cursed Child.

“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” J.K. told Reuters. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

She added, “[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly. So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”

The play takes place 19 years later, and follows Harry‘s son Albus Severus as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is now playing on London’s West End, was released in book form on J.K. and Harry‘s birthdays – July 31!

J.K. Rowling Wants 'Harry Potter' Play to Go International

J.K. Rowling poses with the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the play’s press preview on Saturday (July 30) at The Palace Theatre in London, England.

Before the play began, the Harry Potter author opened up about her hopes for the future of the play.

“I’d love it to go wider than [Broadway]. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible,” she explained to THR.

The play’s producer Sonia Friedman added, “Hopefully more than America, hopefully many countries at some point will get to see it. But it’s a big piece of theater, it’s a big endeavor, you can’t just turn it around overnight. But if everything goes to plan over the years, we will get there.”

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New 'Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them' Poster Debuts at Comic-Con

Almost the entire cast is featured on the brand new poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The new imagery made its debut at 2016 San Diego Comic Con this weekend.

The movie opens in 1926 as Newt (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18th!

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