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Cast portraits for San Francisco production of ‘Cursed Child’ revealed

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will debut later this month in San Francisco, the second US and fourth worldwide location for the ‘Potter’ stage play. Today, we have our first look at the principal cast in costume.

Cursed Child San Francisco: Angela Reed (Ginny Potter), Benjamin Papac (Albus Severus Potter) and John Skelley (Harry Potter).

The Potter family

  • Benjamin Papac (Albus Severus Potter)
  • Angela Reed (Ginny Potter)
  • John Skelley (Harry Potter)

The Granger-Weasley family

  • David Abeles (Ron Weasley)
  • Folami Williams (Rose Granger-Weasley)
  • Yanna McIntosh (Hermione Granger)

The Malfoy family

  • Lucas Hall (Draco Malfoy)
  • Jon Steiger (Scorpius Malfoy)

Cursed Child will begin showing at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco from 23 October. Tickets are available from the official website.

MinaLima’s fourth ‘Harry Potter’ print celebrates the Boy Wizard’s sorting

Harry Potter graphic design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (MinaLima) today announced the fourth print in their limited edition ‘Potter’ magical moments graphic series. Titled ‘Better be…Gryffindor!’, the new print celebrates Harry’s Hogwarts Sorting Hat experience.

The numbered print is available in both a standard and premium finish over at MinaLima’s website. The first three prints in the series celebrate Harry’s discovery of his magical abilities, as well as his journeys to both Diagon Alley and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

MinaLima are the talented team behind all aspects of graphic design in the Wizarding World (that’s both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts). Earlier this year I had the pleasure of profiling the artists for a behind-the-scenes look at their Harry Potter craft.

MinaLima unveil spectacular ‘Harry Potter’ wallpaper collection

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima — known collectively as design duo MinaLima — today unveiled five gorgeous Harry Potter wallpaper prints based on their graphic design work for the eight ‘Potter’ films. The five designs include the enchanted Marauder’s Map, the Black family tree, collages of both the Daily Prophet newspapers and Hogwarts library books, and a cute and playful Quidditch motif.

Each of the wallpaper designs is available through MinaLima’s website, or at their physical ‘House of MinaLima’ galleries in both London and Osaka. MinaLima designed all the graphics for the eight Harry Potter films, as well as — to date — two Fantastic Beasts movies. Earlier this year, we profiled the design duo in an in-depth Harry Potter graphic design retrospective.

First look at illustrated Beauxbatons Carriage and Durmstrang Ship

A first look at two new illustrations from Jim Kay’s Goblet of Fire illustrated edition courtesy of our friends over at Bloomsbury. Enjoy the arrivals of the Beauxbatons Carriage and Durmstrang Ship!

The Beauxbatons Carriage arrives at Hogwarts

The Durmstrang Ship emerges from the Black Lake

The Goblet of Fire illustrated edition will be released on 8 October and includes more than 115 full-colour illustrations. The new edition can be pre-ordered over at Bloomsbury’s website.

Funko to release Madame Maxime and Argus Filch Pop! Vinyl figures

Beauxbatons headmistress Olympe Maxime and Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch (complete with Mrs Norris) will join the Harry Potter Funko Pop! Vinyl line when they’re released exclusively for this year’s New York Comic Con.

The convention takes place from 3–6 October from which time both figures will also be available for a limited general sale at your favourite Pop! collectible stores (so, every four-walled room on the planet). Maxime and Filch complete a huge wave of Yule Ball themed Pop! Vinyl figures released in 2019 and can also be found in Funko’s 2019 Harry Potter Advent calendar.

Earlier this year, Rita Skeeter, Fawkes and Nagini were released as San Diego Comic Con exclusives, while a trio of Irish-flavoured Weasley children was released in March. If you’re still craving more ‘Potter’ Pop! figures, you’ll be able to collect Nymphadora Tonks from next March, as well as the trio with their Patronus animals.

MinaLima reveal third ‘Harry Potter’ movie graphic art print

Our friends and Harry Potter graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (MinaLima) have revealed the third in their movie moment graphic art series, titled ‘Are You Sure That’s A Real Spell?’.

The numbered print celebrates the trio’s first journey aboard the Hogwarts Express on September 1 and is available in both a standard and premium finish over at MinaLima’s website. The first two prints in the series celebrate Harry’s wizarding discovery and his journey through Diagon Alley, respectively.

In addition, MinaLima revealed a gorgeous new limited edition map of Hogwarts and grounds based on their incredible graphic design work for the ‘Potter’ films.

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