Best Geeky Finds – Happy Birthday Boy Who Lived

Around this time last month, wizards and muggles alike celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published in America as Sorcerer’s Stone a year later). This Monday marks the 26th anniversary of Harry meeting Hagrid and learning he was a wizard. In honor of the boy who lived, many groups are celebrating this weekend with their own Potter-themed events. If you are a Potter fan, be sure to look in your area for some of these festivals. If there are none, or you are more of a muggle than you wish to admit, here are a few ways to learn and celebrate the wizarding world.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Where to Find Fantastic Beasts

Blog-BGF“…it is not a book to be confined to the classroom. No wizarding household is complete without a copy of Fantastic Beasts, well thumbed by the generations who have riffled its pages in search of the best way to rid the lawn of Horklumps, interpret the mournful cries of the Augurey, or cure their pet Puffskein of drinking out of the toilet.” 
– Albus Dumbledore, from the Introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander.  Continue reading