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It seems that the Sorting Hat may have made an error. Actor Tom Felton, who portrayed Slytherin Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, joined Pottermore and was sorted into Gryffindor. He tweeted the news, likely horrifying legions of Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling, however, was not surprised at all and tweeted her support of the Sorting Hat’s choice.

See the tweets after the break.

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Former presidential nominee John McCain was caught goofing around with colleagues at a press conference on January 13th bearing a striking resemblance to Voldemort from Harry Potter. No word on whether he has plans to simply run for president again or is now aiming to take over the world with Death Eaters at his side.

Image: The Blazing Phoenix

As you can see from the image above, the Internet ran with it. Check out another hilarious Photoshopped version after the break…

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Some books are so special that you’re willing and happy to buy different editions, and the Harry Potter collection falls into that category. Scholastic andd Bloomsbury are releasing a deluxe hardcover version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on October 6, 2015, and guys, it’s illustrated! The book will feature full color art throughout and illustrated endpapers. Accio, fancy book!

Artist Jim Kay is tackling the illustrations, and four new images were just revealed. We saw Kay’s take on Harry and Hogwarts just over a year ago, and these new pieces feature Hermione, Ron, Draco, and Hagrid. Kay says:

“To be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing, the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children’s literature, well let’s just say I’m extremely excited about it. The story is everything, and so I want to bring what I can to really show the depth of Rowling’s stories, to their best.”

I love what he’s doing so far.

See Ron, Draco, and Hagrid after the break.

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Your birthday is a big deal, so it’s got to be upsetting when everyone forgets, which is exactly what’s happened to redditor Katie in the past. She turned 28 last Tuesday and to make up for the oversight, her Best Friend Forever gave her home a Harry Potter transformation. Moaning Myrtle, floating candles, and Hogwarts acceptance letters hanging from the ceiling made this a birthday that no one will forget.

See more pictures after the break.

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We’ve been sharing regular updates about Jen and John’s Harry Potter tree, because they just can’t stop making it more and more awesome. This is shaping up to be the ultimate tree for Potterheads, and I can’t wait until it’s completely finished and Jen shows off all the beautiful details. In the meantime though, she’s shared another tutorial. This one explains how to turn a plastic bucket into a witchy cauldron with cardboard, paper mache, and patience.

Jen and John used a tutorial from the Halloween Forum as inspiration, and I have to say that I can’t think of a better bottom for a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree.

See some making-of photos after the break.

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I’ve always been a firm believer that the best weddings are the ones where the bride and groom don’t cater to tradition or the wishes of others. In this case, when Fallon and Ethan got married, they decided to make their wedding a celebration of all the geeky things they love.

They put together quite an event. From Harry Potter themed Quibbler programs and table favors, to Star Wars macarons, to a handmade custom bouquet made of book pages and comic book pages by Meredith at The Flower Girl Atlanta – they had all kinds of great, geeky touches.

Head after the break to see more pictures of this adorably geeky wedding.

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Jen of EPBOT and her husband John are continuing work on their glorious Harry Potter Christmas tree. Seriously, they’re getting so creative that they should be providing tips to Wizarding World at Universal Orlando. The newest addition is Quidditch broom ornaments in different sizes. You’ll need twigs, wire, metal foil tape, and a couple more basics to make these beauties take flight.

See more photos of the ornaments after the break.

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If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you have 12 days of Christmas gifts courtesy of J.K. Rowling and Pottermore. All you have to do is answer some rhyming riddles and you can unlock a new gift daily.

Pottermore posted a note about the event, which starts December 12th and follows through until Christmas.

We’re feeling extra generous this year, so we’re bringing you early gifts this Christmas. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a festive surprise for you every day at 1pm GMT (8am EST).
With wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don’t miss out – just visit pottermore.com and answer our rhyming riddles to unwrap a #PottermoreChristmas surprise every day.

Word is that the new story will center around Draco Malfoy. This past Halloween, Rowling gave Dolores Umbridge a similar treatment.

You can also join the Pottermore Facebook event to stay up to date.

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Art design student Kincso Nagy respects the Harry Potter books. They’re a key part of childhood and definitely capable of helping young adults exercise their imaginations. For her BA degree project, Nagy decided to redesign all the covers of the series with the glowing cut out designs pictured above.

For Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, she went a step further and included “interactive” illustrations that she hoped would add to the the story.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say she nailed it because the redesigned books look enchanting.

See photos of the interior pages after the break.

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