You know us. We’re massive Potterheads. We love all things Harry Potter and we regularly write about the Wizarding World. Obviously, we’ve read all the books and seen all the films, multiple times. But there is much more to Harry Potter than just these books and films. There are games. There is a boatload of merchandise. Which we want to own by the way, so feel free to send us Harry Potter shizzle.
J.K. Rowling is a genius witch and even though we aren’t eleven anymore, we are all still awaiting our Hogwarts acceptance letter. We’re open to all teaching positions, even. So, we’ve bundled up all articles we’ve ever written about Harry Potter and his friends. If you have any suggestions on new topics, feel free to contact us any time, or even write your own guest blog about it.
~ Books ~
There’s no better gift than books. And what better books to give than a complete boxset of all Harry Potter books? For Christmas 2017, we browsed the (online) bookstores and found the most gorgeous boxsets around.
While we have yet to see the actual play, we did read the script in book-form. It was something completely different to the ‘normal’ books. Maybe that’s why it didn’t do the trick? Still, if anybody has tickets to see the play, give us a call.
The love for Harry starts, for most people at least, with the first book. The Philosopher’s Stone is now out in a deluxe illustrated edition, so without thinking twice, we reviewed it.
Another gorgeous book. If you are a Potterhead, you could fill your bookshelves to the brim with special editions and beautiful books like this. This is a behind the scenes of the first Fantastic Beasts film.
This started out as such a small book, and turned out into it’s own universe within the Wizarding World. With the film, there’s also an original screenplay in bookworm so we had to review that.
~ Films ~
Finally, it has arrived: the first trailer for Grimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. Here are the first reactions to Jude Law as Dumbledore, amongst things.
Dumbledore’s sexuality (he’s gay, it’s canon, rowling confirmed) is not touched upon is this film. And that’s a problem. We discuss why this is problematic for a variety of reasons (yet we still love Fantastic Beasts).
This article comes from the time when the title was just revealed. Until then, it was just simply called ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’. Now that a title has been revealed, the internet obviously has some things to say.
Not everything has to be canon: Origins of the Heir is a fan made film about, well, the title says it all. You can view it on YouTube. Read our review to find out if this is any good (spoiler: it actually is).
It’s been years since Potterheads were treated to a new film. Who knew that Fantastic Beasts, that small, short book, would lead to a whole new franchise within the Harry Potter world? Here’s our review!
It’s always hard to look forward to something for an extended period of time. Different fandoms can relate. So, here’s our handy guide on how to prepare for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
A first trailer always leads to tons of reactions. Was the casting done right? How does it look? What does this trailer tell us about the plot of the film? Here are the reactions to when the trailer for Fantastic Beasts first dropped.
~ Games ~
We’ll tell you all about the upcoming game Harry Potter Wizards Unite. It’s from the same developers who gave us Pokemon Go, so there’s a lot of buzz about this game. As soon as we’ve played it, you can expect a dazzling review.
Hogwarts Mystery, aka The Waiting Game, is a 2018 smartphone game, set in the years just before Harry Potter joins Hogwarts. You’ll meet Bill Weasley and mostly you’ll wait… a lot
~ Harry Potter 20 Years ~
A big part of the Wizarding World, and Hogwarts, are the four houses. Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. Each house has it’s own merits, perks and attributes. Did you know Ravenclaws are intelligent and creative?
Can you believe it’s been twenty years since the very first book, The Philosopher’s Stone, came out? Be honest: you didn’t read it when it first came out, did you? Well, even we didn’t! But we will tell you what The Boy Who Lived means to us.
~ Events & Visits ~
A while ago, the traveling exhibition came to The Sassologist’s home country of the Netherlands, so of course we had to go. The grand opening was attended by none other than the Weasley Twins, James and Oliver Phelps.
Before there was Utrecht, the travelling Potter exhibition came to Cologne in Germany and as Potterheads do, The Sassologist paid it a visit. No James and Oliver Phelps this time around though…
Also in Utrecht, a very special pop-up bookstore was open for 9 3/4 weeks. See what they did there? And yes, it was without a question we had to visit this small piece of nerd heaven, filled with books and merchandise.
While we haven’t seen The Cursed Child play yet, Ingrid did pay a visit to the Studio Tour near London to get a glimpse of all the movie magic and behind the scenes information.
~ Other Articles ~
This article delves deeper into the world and mythos of Harry Potter, as Ingrid tells you what the Boy Who Lived and it’s world mean to her. There’s more to Harry than just a story…
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but we actually think that The Cursed Child should stay a play and that’s that. We don’t need or want a Cursed Child film and explain why in this article.
If you don’t love Hermione, who are you even? Hermione is one of the best characters out of all books and films. We don’t even need to explain why and yet, we did. You’d better agree with this article!
Who was Severus Snape, other than the Hogwarts Potion Master? Was he an obnoxious bully or was he a misunderstood hero? Everybody has an opinion about Snape, and here is ours!