Friday, 30 October 2015

Cursed Child Update

Tickets go on sale this morning (UK/US time) for Harry Potter & the Curesed Child, which opens on the London stage late next spring - and we've opened a thread for discussion of rumors, clues from the summary, and eventually, "canon-chat" - including a new poll. We'll have a Googledoc soon where you can list the dates you're going, so you can coordinate for dinner between the shows with fellow fandomers.
Did you get tickets during the pre-sale, or are you trying today (or both)?
What do you think of the play summary?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

This Is Halloween!

For all Harry Potter fans, it's a day of mixed feelings -yes, Voldemort killed James and Lily on Halloween (and Petttigrew killed a lot of Muggles on November 1) but it's also the anniversary of Ron and Harry getting over themselves and becoming best friends with Hermione. Plus, cosplaying as your favorite witch or wizard is awesome - and giving sherbet lemons to Trick or Treaters is magical.

This year, alongside The Harry Potter Alliance, we’re throwing a big, virtual Halloween party with no beginning, no end, no IRL location, and a lot of fun!

Like all great parties, this one doesn’t exist in a certain time or space. To attend the party, all you have to do is share your Halloween costume or recent cosplay in honor of our Fan Works Are Fair Use campaign. FWAFU sets out to stand up for all the ways fans channel their love of their favorite stories into new creations, from fanfiction to fan art and beyond. One of our favorite forms of fan creation is cosplay - what better time to show off all of our creative interpretations of our favorite characters than Halloween?
It’s pretty simple: take a photo in costume (this is even easier if you’re heading out to a party this weekend - just snap a picture on your way out or once there!), encourage the world to sign up at by including the url and a call to action in your caption, and tag us (we’re thehpalliance and fictionalley just about everywhere). We even have a nifty frame you can add to your photo for maximum spookiness. Bonus points for recruiting your friends at IRL Halloween parties.
We’ll be celebrating from now until Halloween, so get your photos ready! Whatever your fandom, we want to see it - especially if you've done a crossover between Harry Potter and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical, or one of the stories by Harry Potter fans  like Rainbow Rowell (Simon Snow series aka Carry On), Lev Grossman (Magicians series), Cassie Clare (Mortal Instruments series) or Aimee Carter (Goddess series). 
Fanworks Are Fair Use and Creativity Is Magic have been the missions and themes at FictionAlley since we were founded. We are proud to stand with The HP Alliance to protect fanworks and fan creativity. 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Cursed Child Ticket Sale

Harry Potter is coming to the London Stage! Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany,Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne will receive its world premiere in London’s West
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End at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 30, 2015.
ETA Oct. 28, 2015: Tickets through September 20, 2016 are mostly sold out. Tickets for performances from September 21, 2016 to January 8, 2017 are now on sale if you preregistered for the pre-sale and will be on sale to the general public on October 30, 2015 if any are still available.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.