Episode #410: What Happened To This Fandom?

  • Welcome Slug Club member Kayla!
  • The cover for Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition is here — could it be the best one yet?
  • Micah may’ve discovered a Cursed Child reference on the cover….
  • Details concerning Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure are revealed. Micah was on the scene for an event.
  • What mysterious beast will we encounter that never made it into the films?
  • The man behind Fantastic Beasts is out at Warner Brothers — will JKR say anything?
  • Main Discussion: J.K. Rowling and The Fans Who Now Attack Her
  • The hosts react to the recent misleading headlines about Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s “intense sexual” relationship
  • How far apart are the headlines from what J.K. Rowling actually said?
  • Do fans of the Potter series owe it to themselves to fact check before reacting?
  • The Complex History of JKR and Controversy: outing Dumbledore, Ron and Hermione’s relationship, Cursed Child, Native Americans and more
  • Is there a very real possibility that we have burned our bridge to JKR as a fandom?
  • The hosts and patrons share what they would like to see from JKR in the future. Read everyone’s responses here.
  • Quizzitch: In her first memory, what time does Tom Riddle come calling for Hepzibah Smith?
  • Bonus MuggleCast (available on Patreon): we discuss the latest news on the upcoming iOS and Android game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!

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