MuggleNet

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MuggleNet is one of the largest Harry Potter fan sites on the web. It has a large news section, a fanfiction archive, several insightful editorials and a small encyclopedia, among others. MuggleNet hosts a variety of contests every now and again, such as Halloween costume contests, contests to create book covers, or contests to write an ending to the series.

Developed by a 12-year-old Emerson Spartz, this is one of the older websites. (Emerson is 19 now, and a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame.)

MuggleNet tends to cater to the younger Potter fans, while another fansite, The Leaky Cauldron (TLC) caters to the older crowd. There seems to be no real reason for this division of the fandom other than the comparative ages of the people who run the sites. MuggleNet also takes a more tongue-in-cheek approach to things than TLC does.

MuggleCast

In August of 2005, Andrew Sims, Ben Schoen, and Kevin Steck began the famous "MuggleCast" podcast. Since then, the podcast has become one of the many obsessions of Potter fangirls. The show has expanded to include resident Brit Jamie Lawrence, Laura Thompson, Eric Scull, and Micah Tannenbaum. Each week a new episode is released, in which the group discusses recent news, different aspects of the Harry Potter books, and generally has fun talking to one another.

Wall of Shame

MuggleNet's signature feature, this is a place where Emerson makes fun of various e-mails he receives. A separate section of the Wall is exclusively devoted to e-mails from Harry/Hermione fans, who got really mad when Emerson called them "delusional" after the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Books

MuggleNet has published two books concerning the future of Harry Potter. The first, published after Book 5, is called The Plot Thickens, and is a collection of essays published about the books. The second, published a few months before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is called MuggleNet.com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7 and provides the MuggleNet staff's predictions about what would happen in the last book. A third book titled Harry Potter Should Have Died, to be released on June 1, 2009, will discuss the what-ifs of the Harry Potter books.

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