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Looking Through the Palantir: April 1st


Darth Internous continues his weekly round-up of SFF news with Looking Through the Palantir. So cozy on up to your favorite seeing-stone and check out this week’s divinations.

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Harry Potter-Inspired Films Coming Soon – Are You Ready?


63464964J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are teaming up to launch a new series of films set in the universe of Harry Potter, and Rowling herself will be working on the screenplays.

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Poll: What Should I Read Next?


brett-wardedI fall in and out of reading.

But when the mood strikes me, I will devour a dozen books in same days. I am entering that kind of stretch all of a sudden.

So what should I read next? Choose for me! Convince me!

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Video: A Great J.K. Rowling Interview


rowling-casualCharlie Rose, Emmy award winning journalist and interviewer, invites many authors to his show.

Most recently, he interviewed J.K. Rowling. The author of the Harry Potter series doesn’t get interviewed very often. She maintains her privacy. But with Charlie, she discusses her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, Harry Potter, and her craft of writing. It’s a great discussion. Learn more after the jump!

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Cage Match 2012: Round 2: Harry Potter versus Kylar Stern


So, apparently Kylar can absorb magic. How do you think the #1 seed feels about that?



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Cage Match 2012: Round 1: Harry Potter versus The Horned King


The Horned King faces off against another teenage upstart



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Cage Match 2011: Severus Snape versus Corvis Rebaine


Different kinds of magic collide


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”Corvis
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Cage Match–Villains!: 3) Lord Voldemort versus 19) Predator


What would happen if Harry Potter was mixed into the AVP franchise


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Cage Match 2010, Round 3: 11) Albus Dumbledore versus 14) Kvothe


Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Image courtesy of Kim Kincaid

Albus DumbledoreOrder of Merlin, First Class

Age:
128

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Wand

Special Attack:
Can use frickin’ magic

KvotheThe Kingkiller

Age:
Mid-20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Magic and his sharp wit

Special Attack:
Misdirection

Advantages

Disarmingly charming–lulls you into a false sense of security
Fawkes–the phoenix can carry heavy loads, has healing tears, and is incredibly loyal
Probably one of the two greatest [...]

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