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Kelly Orazi

Kelly Orazi is currently a graduate student of medieval and fantasy literature at the newly founded Mythgard Institute. Her interests range from children’s fantasy literature (especially Harry Potter) and modern fantasy to medieval and classical literature. Her scholarly work on fantasy has been presented at Mythcon 43 and at 2013’s largest Harry Potter conference, LeakyCon Portland. She has also contributed to the popular Harry Potter site, thehogshead.org and writes regularly on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy works on her own blog, http://themiddlepage-orazi.blogspot.com

LISTEN NOW: The Hobbit Finale’s End Credits: Billy Boyd’s ‘The Last Goodbye’

Earlier this week, a short version of Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye” was released as a part of an official sneak preview of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies soundtrack. Now, Billboard has premiered the the full version of the song that is set to be played during the end credits. Boyd, along with producers Fran Walsh and Philiipa Boyens wrote the “The ...

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Lucasfilm announces new Shakespeare inspired animated film, “Strange Magic”

Today Lucasfilm and Disney offered a glimpse of their latest project when they announced their new animated movie, Strange Magic. The movie is written and produced by George Lucas and is an animated film inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. While, like many Disney animated films, Strange Magic is a musical, it looks like we won’t be seeing any original ...

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The Perilous Adventure, Reading Fantasy, and ABC’s THE QUEST

  “Don’t the great tales never end?” 
”No, they never end as tales,” said Frodo. “But the people in them come, and go when their part’s ended.” There is no other genre of fiction that I adore as much as I do fantasy. Fantasy books take us to a realm of deep magic, of unlikely creatures, of new enchanting worlds, ...

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Ten New Fantasy Books to read in 2014

Earlier this week Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer called on their fellow authors to actively support independent bookstores. In honor of their quest, here are five great fantasy books that came out this summer that you can pick up at your local bookstore today and five titles that you can’t miss out on this fall. Support your local booksellers ...

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New Full length Trailer for Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate has done a phenomenal job promoting the upcoming Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part One. From chilling teaser trailers to ubiquitous Capitol propaganda posters, the anticipation for the conclusion to the Hunger Games is building fast. Today the first full length trailer for the penultimate film in the franchise was released and somehow, it’s even better than we could’ve imagined. ...

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250 Person Orchestra Performing with ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Next Year

The Verge reports today that an orchestra consisting of 250 people is set to perform during two screenings of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. New York City’s David H. Koch Theater will play host to this grand event from April 8-12 2015. Although screenings of the films have been accompanied with a full orchestra before, this will be ...

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" May Have Found its Director

It’s all but official: David Yates, director of the last four Harry Potter films, is set to direct the upcoming film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yesterday Variety reported that while WB has made no official announcement, “insiders confirm both sides are in negotiations.” Of the movie, producer David Heyman states, “The fact that [J.K. Rowling’s] going to this ...

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Harry Potter Themed Conference LeakyCon Announces "GeekyCon"

LeakyCon, a popular Harry Potter convention sponsored by the longtime running fan site  The Leaky Cauldron, announced at this year’s convention the beginning of GeekyCon, “a fan convention rooted in the community that arose from Harry Potter devotees.” Executive director Melissa Anelli states, “GeekyCon will continue in the tradition of LeakyCon and be a celebration of fandom. GeekyCon brings notable ...

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New Trailer for First "Doctor Who" Episode of Season Eight

A new trailer for “Deep Breath,” the first episode of the 8th season of Doctor Who is now available to watch! The trailer features the new design of the TARDIS, familiar characters Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint, and a brilliant shot of Peter Capaldi giving a delightfully mischievous (and surely soon to be signature Doctor) smirk.     As if all that ...

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WATCH: New Clip of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor

Our first look at the Twelfth Doctor is here! The clip features the Doctor both contemplating his own morality as he asks Clara, “Tell me, am I a good man?” and morality in general when he meets a “good” Dalek: “A dalek so damaged it’s turned good. Morality as a malfunction. How do I resist?” Clara’s response to Twelve’s question ...

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