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Entering through the Great Hall doors, visitors will be greeted by a sea of green as the Slytherin house banners from the film series are suspended from the enchanted ceiling, denoting a Slytherin victory of the House Cup.
Known throughout the eight films for its ambition and links to dark magic, Slytherin house is home to some of the greatest wizards of all time.
This April, we’re inviting you to join us to discover the secrets behind some of the iconic costumes and props belonging to your favourite cunning Slytherin characters.
You won’t have to be under the guise of Polyjuice potion to discover the secrets of the Slytherin common room up close, as for the first time ever, you are invited to gather around the imposing fireplace and sofas where Ron’s magical transformation began to wear off, revealing his ginger hair. During this special feature, a 25-foot high section of this iconic set will be on display, furnished and dressed with authentic props. During filming, Production Designer Stuart Craig wanted a very different atmosphere to the warm colours of Gryffindor so designed the Slytherin common room set to look like a dungeon carved out of solid rock. You’ll be able to see the hand-crafted wall tapestries, which had the red tones completely taken out of the colour palette to add to the austere atmosphere and further highlight the iconic Slytherin colours, green and silver.
When stepping into the Great Hall, you’ll be greeted by a sea of green house banners from the film series are suspended from the enchanted ceiling, denoting a Slytherin victory of the House Cup. Above the teacher’s table, Gryffindor banners will be displayed in reference to the final scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in which Dumbledore awards last-minute house points resulting in a Gryffindor triumph.
Paying homage to some of Slytherin’s most esteemed witches and wizards, a number of original costumes belonging to the Malfoy family will be on display allowing you to see how the designs changed to depict their rise and fall in power and status alongside Lord Voldemort. The evolution of Voldemort’s costumes showing his growth from orphan, Tom Riddle, to young Hogwarts student to prolific villain will also be showcased.
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Harry Potter has since became such an a global phenomenon that it’s hard to see the full scope what it accomplished over the years. J.K. Rowling was an unknown single mom when she first got the idea for her story while stuck on a train; the small UK children’s press that ultimately took a chance on it undoubtedly couldn’t have predicted that it would have a measurable effect on everything it touched. Now one of the biggest forces in pop culture, it changed the way that businesses published books for kids.
It’s remarkable that Harry Potter was rejected from no less than nine different publishers in the UK (all of whom rue the day, to be sure). Little finally got the manuscript into the hands of an agent at Bloomsbury, and they bought the rights for something like 2,000 pounds.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in the UK on June 30, 1997. The books were around for a long time before Harry Potter. But JK Rowling turned book consumption, especially for children, into something close to addiction. You want proof? The UK release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 1999 was timed at 3.45pm to prevent children in England and Wales from skipping school to get their copy. The later books got HUGE but it didn't stop kids devouring them. Grown-ups got hooked too, with the books being released in adult-friendly covers. The book releases themselves became headline news: when the fourth book Goblet of Fire came out in 2000, booksellers around the world got together to coordinate the first ever global midnight launch.
I'll admit, I was a later comer to the Harry Potter series. Believe it or not, it wasn't till I saw promo advertising for Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban at my first job. Now, don't get me wrong I had seen Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets when they came out on DVD! (Not Bluray). But I didn't like the movies, I didn't 'get it'. So after looking through the promo advertising it looked far more interesting, plus the fact that Hermione (Emma Watson) was my age, she looked pretty. I bought the DVD, took it home that evening, setup the DVD and TV, sat down and watched it.... I LOVED IT! From that day forth I've been hooked. Despite your own preferences, is widely known as the best film in the series. (Just saying)
I was a part of the generation that truly grew up with harry potter...
The characters were around my age and I just loved the magical world, I was hooked! I remember making friends over the years and sharing stories, theories and bickered countless hours over how the screenwriters left out seemingly crucial scenes from the books, or how the actors playing the three leads just weren’t cutting it, or how impossible it is to ever recreate on the screen the universe that we’ve designed in our heads over all the years of reading the series.
In the early 2000's Harry Potter was alive and breeding on the Internet, thanks to fan sites such as ' the-leaky-cauldron ', ' mugglenet ' & of course the famous veritaserum.com - forums. Potter Web masters Emerson Spartz of Leaky Cauldron and Melissa Anelli of Mugglenet agree that between 2000 and 2003 the Potter galaxy exploded again, from publishing phenomenon to cultural phenomenon.
So when someone says that Harry Potter changed the world, it’s not exactly an exaggeration. I'm sure I speak for many who believe that Harry Potter is simply a part of their lives.
Do you think this sort of phenomenon will ever happen again in our lifetimes?
Welcome to the ASTROLOGY world!
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There are 12 signs, included 4 elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) and 3 types (Cardinal/Initiation, Fixed/Stabilization, Mutable/Adaptatation).
3 x 4 = 12. Yeah, that's how it works.
Because each signs have their own traits and the thing that they value, why not sort them into Hogwart's houses? Without further ado, let's go!
Let's start with the easy one...
GRYFFINDOR: ARIES, LEO, SAGITTARIUS
Move to the blue house!
RAVENCLAW: GEMINI, AQUARIUS, PISCES
What's your astrology sign (sun)? Does it fit your house? Which sign fits your personality the most?
I choose Lupin/Tonks, I really wanted to have more of a relationship develop between the two but we don't really get to read much about them, we do meet Tonks parents but that really does seem to be about it.
Who do you choose and why?
Thank you for stopping off at the TheWizardingWorld | Harry Potter Fan Forum: Headmaster’s Welcome
We like to think that we’re a Harry Potter fan site - with a difference! The fact that we are a forum based community means that we give our users the freedom to create and control the content!
Do you have a theory about an aspect of the films and / or books that you’d like to get off of your chest? Do you fancy yourself as a ‘J.K. Rowling in-the-making’ with stories and original pieces of fan fiction that pick up where the original stories left off? Or maybe you’re a serious collector whose amassed hoards of uniquely fascinating Harry Potter memorabilia that you’d like to showcase?
Sign up, become a student and you’ll be ‘sorted’ into your house; where you can design your own profile page, and start creating your own personalised ‘topics’ straight away. You can also join existing conversations with fellow fans by replying to ‘threads’ and discussions that pique your interest. Are you a true PotterHead? Find out by putting your knowledge to the test in our ‘quizzes and competitions’ sections, too!
Here at the TWWForums, a fan’s appreciation or passion for Harry Potter is recognised and rewarded - quite literally. Content that you create and posts that you make, win points for your house! Is your wand at the ready? Well, why not come on in and join us?
The important thing to remember, is that this site can be whatever our users want it to be!
About Us - What inspired the creation of TWWForums: A word from the Founder
I’m an avid Harry Potter fan, first and foremost. Having had previous experience of running and managing websites, I’m also passionate about the use and implementation of innovative software and technology - the TWWForums is the result of the combination of these two interests. Before work began on building this website, much of my time was spent searching the internet for other dedicated Harry Potter fan sites - I was going to need a few points of reference, after all! While it may come as little surprise that there are various floating all over the net, what was perhaps more shocking, was the fact that the majority of these sites are, for the most part, inactive.
A film and book franchise that is still as meaningfully relevant to global audiences, nineteen years after its original release, and yet this popularity isn’t being reflected through its fansites? Why? It was truly puzzling to me. Having done more research, I discovered that many of the websites are using outdated software - 10 years out of date, in some cases, so they are no longer fit for purpose. Some such websites were, for example; designed with image galleries in mind; and while these may indeed be compatible for viewing on a desktop, to scroll through reams and reams of photos on a tablet or mobile device, would surely be time consuming and off-putting for potential visitors. We live in an age where we want to access information quickly and easily. Keeping this in the forefront of my mind, I was intent on building a platform (9/34… See what I did there? Ha!) that was cleanly secure, contemporary, device and user friendly - a new type of site that can keep up with, and cater to, a new generation of Harry Potter fans! I am also really proud that this site can be fully integrated or interconnected with users’ social media pages - namely Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Once registered, why not take a walk over to platform 9 3/4. This is were you'll introduce yourself to the rest of the Hogwarts Students. Click here to visit Platform 9 3/4.
How to earn house points here at The Wizarding World | Harry Potter Fan Forums
Quite simply you're rewarded for participating in discussions and being an active member of TWW Forums. Just like in the books and films each member of their respective house will earn house points.
House Points for your chosen Hogwarts house:
"While you are at TWWForums, your triumphs will earn you house points, while any rule-breaking will result in a loss house house points.
At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup, a great honour."
—Professor Minerva McGonagall
The House Cup is a yearly award at Hogwarts (TWWForums). It is given at the end of the school year to the House with the most House points. Points are given to Houses by teachers and prefects throughout the year for various things including answering questions correctly and doing good deeds.
Points can be taken away for things such as misbehaving or rule-breaking. Giant and enchanted hourglasses in the entrance hall keep track of the House Points. The hourglasses are filled with different jewels for each house - Gryffindor's are rubies, Ravenclaw's sapphires, Slytherin's emeralds and Hufflepuff's diamonds.
The Points System for TWWForums
New students signup. 5 Points The topic starter. 2 Points Replies to the topic starter (if someone replies to their topic in each forum). 1 Point Students get for each post. 1 Point Log in at least once a day. 5 Points Log in at least once a week. 5 Points Log in at least once a month. 5 Points Top points widget to display the members with the top points. This will be shown in the sidebar. There will be a global points page to display all the recent points. Auto reset for points. Points are reset on the 1st September At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a Haryy Potter prize!
Inviting friends earns you house points!
If you recruit/recommend a member, you get 50 house points for each person you recruit/recommend to join. However, this person must be sorted for you to be rewarded, and they must mention that you referred them.
Of course like most sites we do have some rules, please familiarise yourself with them:
TheWizardingWorld community is here to help each other out, we share our love of all things Harry Potter and make friendships.
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