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Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Bring Hogwarts to life like never before with this 3D masterpiece
A 3D masterpiece celebrating Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from New York Times best-selling pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart.
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts is an exhilarating, interactive guide that transports readers both young and old to a magical place. The castle unfolds in all its glory - you can even open the stained-glass window to peek inside at the iconic dining hall.
From the Quidditch pitch to the Forbidden Forest, there is certainly no shortage of places to explore. This is a must-have book for any avid Harry Potter fan!
In addition to large pops on each spread, numerous mini-pops will bring to life beloved elements from the Harry Potter films, such as the Marauder's Map and the Flying Ford Anglia. Each pop will include insightful text about Hogwarts as seen in the films, making for a must-have collectible for fans of the Wizarding World.
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"There are few things better than a pop-up book. If this isn’t an aphorism already, it should be, and what better example of why than the new Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts." (Pottermore)
"A must for any Harry Potter fan." (Parade Magazine)
"Every page is gorgeous, but look closer and the exquisite detail becomes even more apparent." (Mugglenet)
"These are exactly what we need to get into a Harry Potter state of mind this Halloween." (POPSUGAR)
"This is an incredible pop-up book specimen... It’s a must-have for any collector." (Geek Dad)
About the Author
Matthew Reinhart studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.
Since pursuing a career in illustration, having initially found himself in the financial sector, Kevin Wilson has exhibited his work globally and worked with clients such as IMAX, Marvel and Bad Robot. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the south of England
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Hogwarts In The Snow: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Taking place from Saturday November 16 2018 until Sunday January 26 2019By Dumbledore
Hogwarts In The Snow: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Taking place from Saturday November 16 2018 until Sunday January 26 2019
The festive transformation will begin in the Great Hall, where the stage will again be decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball. As seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the celebration of the Triwizard Tournament saw every detail of the Great Hall covered in shimmering silver, dripping icicles and sparkling snow. You will get a taster of this incredible set dress as the top section of the Great Hall will be transformed with snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments that have been painted by the Prop-Making Department to match the silver of the Yule Ball.
Taking place from Saturday November 16 until Sunday January 26
In addition to the Yule Ball decoration, The Great Hall will be lined with Christmas trees and the long dining tables will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even Christmas puddings surrounded by real flames.
As part of the Hogwarts in the Snow feature, many of the iconic sets housed at the Studio Tour will receive a festive makeover. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were created by the cast members during production. Fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by John Richardson and the SFX team using a combination of water vapour and lighting effects.
The Hogwarts castle model will be transformed with a layer of filmmaking snow. During filming, a member of the crew climbed aboard an elevated work platform and sprinkled the ‘snow’ mixture of granulated paper and grains of salt onto the model by hand with a sieve – like dusting sugar onto a cake. The same process will be used at the Studio Tour this November. You will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.
Hogwarts in the Snow will run from Saturday 16th November – Sunday 26th January 2019. Tickets must be pre-booked, and all extra features are included in the ticket price.
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Yes, yes you can. Quite simply you're rewarded for participating in discussions and being an active member of TWW. Just like in the books and films each member of their respective house will earn house points.
Lets seen an overview.
"While you are at TWW, your triumphs will earn you house points, while any rule-breaking will lose 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. 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 TWW.
Set how many points new members get on signup. 5 Points Top points widget to display the members with the top points. This will be shown in the sidebar. Set how many points new members get on for each post. 1 Point Set how many points new topics, replies are given in each forum. 2 Point (updated) Set how many points are given to the topic starter if someone replies to their topic in each forum. 1 Point There will be a global points page to display all the recent points. Auto reset for points. Points are reset on the 1st September
I can hear you now, 'not another website', why should I join? What do I get, what's in it for me, and why have you made the website?
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 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)
Right enough about me, so why the site? I have always wanted to create a website/community and be forum based. I have experiences in the past of running websites and forums, one of the biggest for me was way back in the early 2000s. I had over 4000 members and done reasonably well.
It seems the older I get the more and more I get into the Harry Potter Universe. So while over the years I've been learning how to run and host websites, I thought now would be a good a time as any to start a new challenge, albeit 17 years late!
So in the middle of 2016, I set off on my new path to find active forums dedicated to Harry Potter and to my surprise I found many, yet over 80% were either dead communities, or hardly active. But my biggest issue I found while searching Google is that many seemed stuck in the early 2000's in terms of software and design. Some sites were using software that was 10 years out of date! Some were designed with loads and load and loads of pictures, what a nightmare that must look on a mobile or tablet! That fact was, they were just old and hadn't moved on.....
While continuing my search I found some used EOL (End of Life) software which are no longer support and could potentially be hacked, putting the members and their site at risk, which to me makes me think the staff put the site in a low priority list. There simply is no excuse for it and something I will not tolerate, nor expect any member to accept.
Now while some of the site designs are 6-10+ years old and are great for desktops, these just simply don't work for mobile/tablets devices these days. And this is where I found my niche, provide a platform which is modern, clean and device friendly while incorporating the latest social media's namely: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and GooglePlus.
TWW/TFN will always use the latest and modern software, my aim is to make it clean, fluid and user friendly. (And that's the biggest part for me to get right, BEING USER FRIENDLY).
A Final Note:
The more you visit the forums, the more you'll see me ask for advice, opinions, comments and suggestions on how I can make the site better. Be that; Adding an extra forum, extra user groups, etc. I've created a section to have your say, and please do. Make a post, tag me and I'll look into it.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Dark Arts - Friday 28th September 2018 – Saturday 10th November 2018By Dumbledore
The DARK ARTS
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER
Image: WB Studio Tour | https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Throughout the Hallowe’en season, fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe'en feasts are invited to explore the darkness of the Wizarding World as we host a special feature dedicated to the Dark Arts.
Returning this year, the iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins, just as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Created by Head Propmaker on all the Harry Potter films, Pierre Bohanna, the pumpkins are modelled on those found in Hagrid’s pumpkin patch in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and are hand-carved by the Prop Making Department so no two are alike. The Great Hall tables will also be laden with a Hallowe’en feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.
After learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris, you are invited to take part in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters in the Studio Tour’s backlot. Demonstrating how a crowd scene like the Battle of Hogwarts would have been created during filming, you will test out your newly learned wand techniques as you are directed through a battle with Death Eaters who are storming the Hogwarts Bridge.
As part of the feature, the original Death Eater costumes from the film series will be on display allowing you to see up close the intricate details of the embroidered robes and hand-painted masks. During production, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's followers each wore a unique mask, handmade by the Prop Making Department that was designed to reflect their personality.
In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour allowing you to get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo was created. You will also be able to walk down a darker Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed and the music becomes more foreboding on the wizarding shopping street.
Dark Arts will run from Friday 28th September 2018 – Saturday 10th November 2018. Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra features are included in the ticket price.
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