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It’s the biggest news to hit the Potterverse in a long time: an eighth Potter book is coming out …and it’s only a few months away!

The book contains the script for the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts I and II, so if you couldn’t get the sold-out tickets, this is your chance to find out what happens to your favorite wizard nineteen years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Olena Mysnyk’s MyBOOKmark collection, puts the feet of our favorite characters in books. It’s like we’re crushing them with the pages. So cute!?

She makes versions inspired by several fan favorites, including Harry Potter, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

See more examples below.

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Now that J.K. Rowling has announced a bunch of new magic schools within the Harry Potter universe, it’s a perfect time to show off these character portraits by Blizzard artist Even Amundsen.

Amundsen has been creating a Nordic myth and magic school called Vølurheim and, by the looks of the teaching staff, you probably wouldn’t survive past the first semester.

Check out the series below.

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This anime-style chibi Harry Potter stuff from Japan is so cute you guys.

The first releases will be these 12 plastic files (I’m guessing they’re like laminated cards?) featuring Harry, Ron, Hermione, Snape, and even Hedwig. Later this spring, the line will expand to include other small trinkets like pins and acrylic keychains.

Basically, a lot of cute for not a lot of money. It’s all officially licensed and adorable.

See more below.

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These days, coloring books aren’t just for kids. For adults, they’re a great way to relax, relieve stress and be creative. That having been said, spectacular new Harry Potter coloring books are available now and there are more on the way.

The original Harry Potter Coloring Book was released in November of 2015 and a new Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book was released this week. Upcoming editions are available for pre-order and include Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters and Harry Potter Postcards (March 2016), along with Harry Potter Artifacts (June 2016).

Postcards is 40 pages, but the other four books are all 96 pages full of gorgeous Harry Potter-themed art for you to color as you sip wine and hang out by the fire.

See more pics below.

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Bring Harry, Hermoine, Ron and more on your next Dungeons and Dragons campaign with these Harry Potter D&D character sheets by Ailea Merriam-Pigg.

I like the mix on the points per trait. Hermoine being +4 in Intellect doesn’t shock me, but I think it’s great that Harry is -1 in Wisdom and Ron gets extra Charisma. Neville’s sheet reads more like it’s weighted for his future, which is cool.

Check out the sheets below.

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Funko recently debuted their new line of Pop Vinyl Harry Potter figures, which features some different versions of popular characters as well as a few new character additions. There’s even a new line of Harry Potter Pop Pens!

Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron are all depicted in outfits from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For instance, the new Harry figure (pictured above) features the Triwizard Cup competition uniform. Draco Malfoy, Sirius Black a Dementor and Dobby all pop up in the line too.

Take a look at all of the new additions below.

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The loss of Alan Rickman has been a hard one. From those of us here at Nerd Approved to the worldwide fans of his work, people have been sharing their messages of love, tribute, respect, and sadness.

One of the places tributes have been occurring is at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Meet ups were organized by a group called Diversely Geek, and small memorials have been left in different places around the park in tribute to the man who made us love Severus Snape.

See more below. Warning: the lily one will destroy you emotionally.

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Alan Rickman Dies At 69

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This has been a bad week.

First David Bowie, and now Alan Rickman who you surely know from his many movie roles—most notably Snape from Harry Potter. Both of these icons died from cancer at age 69.

Sigh.

RIP Alan Rickman, you will be missed. Always.

(via The Guardian / Top Image by Marie-Lan Nguyen)

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Artist Gabriel Picolo notes that his new series of illustrated book pages are “inspired by spells, curses, potions and other stuff from the Harry Potter world.”

I really wish this was an actual book I could buy. Check out more examples below.

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