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October 31, 2014

Fan Fiction Grand Re-Opening


12:58 am - Alisyn Malfoy




Several years after its creation, Fan Fiction has had a major face-lift! Everything looks so shiny and new in there now--don't you want to take a look? Come showcase your original characters, spend time with familiar canon characters, and let your creativity shine in the infinite world of imagination. Check out our new activities (though our old ones are still around) and the rewards you can earn through participation--including House Points, galleons, and items!

Details can be found here. We hope to see you soon!



October 29, 2014

Halloween Wrap Up


2:26 am - John


From the staff, we say a big thank you to everyone that participated and continues to participate in all of the Halloween festivities this year. The raffle winners have been determined and given their prizes. To see a full list of who won, check it out here! A big congratulations to Airborngirl for winning the Sorting Hat! RE items from the Halloween event will be deleted early Thursday morning sometime (the Cool Whip, Sectumsempra Curse, Spooky Unopened Chocolate Frogs, and Full Caramel Apple will stay).

The Pumpkin Fair will go until the end of the day on Friday. Winners and full prize results will be announced on Saturday. The rankings are constantly changing so be sure to check them out here! As a reminder, everyone in the top 50 has the potential to get a prize. As for pumpkins in general, you may plant seeds all the way up to the end of Friday. The pumpkin section will remain open until the end of November 7th (this includes the pumpkin wheel).

Thank you again and for those celebrating on Friday: have fun and be safe! :)



October 28, 2014

New Promotions


11:22 am - Lu


As another House staff term comes to an end, some promotions are in order. This time Gryffindor and Hufflepuff are bringing on board their new Assistant Admins!

- Gryffindor welcomes Misti (picklebuddy7) as their new Assistant Admin.
- Hufflepuff welcomes Kaidee (Crystal Nymph) as well as Chrissy (Chrissy May) as the new Assistant Admins. Yes, you read it right... there are two new Assistant Admins in Hufflepuff! Twice the people, double the fun!

Let's congratulate them on their promotions. We look forward to everything that we are sure you will all bring to your Houses.



October 24, 2014

HEX Halloween Party


4:31 am - HEX Staff



We told you there was a lot more coming in The Pumpkin Patch, and it just keeps on coming. Along With the Ravie Sitewide, and the pumpkin growing, for the next 3 days we are having the Hex Halloween Party in here too! There will be REs, and not just regular REs, but REs that will have you searching high and low for everything you need to make your own pumpkin pies and caramel apples. These treats can only be enjoyed with another user, but the act of sharing pleases the spirits of the Halloween sky, and they are known to give pixelated blessings once done. We also have another great free raffle with lots of ways to get more free tickets for you chance to win a sorting hat.

There is a lot going on, and we have worked hard to make everything as easy to understand as possible. Please go to the thread in the Pumpkin Patch for a quick how to guide as well as a place for questions and answers. Also, a big thanks to Alex for the Halloween layout!



October 22, 2014

We Need You to Vote


8:27 am - Nefarious Black




Zombie, Candy Corn, Witch, Blood, Satan, Brains, Firewhiskey, Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple; which one will it be? We are introducing a new flavor of Every Flavor Bean for Halloween, and you'll be able to find it in boxes of Bertie Botts for a limited time only. Help us decide which flavor to use, by voting in the poll that can be found on the far right of the homepage.



October 19, 2014

Troll in the Dungeon


12:00 am - Jaessa


Harry's very first Halloween feast at Hogwarts was nearly ruined by Quirrell letting a troll into the castle. Not only that, but Hermione was almost troll food! Do trolls eat people? Ah, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that the Ravenclaw staff is bringing you two weeks filled with crafty contests, pretty prizes, a radical raffle and more all based on this terrible troll. What are you waiting for? Click here to take your shot at the troll and have some fun with us! Maybe you'll randomly find something when you stop by!



October 18, 2014

The October Edition of the Daily Prophet is here!


11:54 am - Samantha Bradley


The Daily Prophet is back with another exciting and informative addition! We are proud to be bringing you news from both the magical and Muggle world along with lots of other things you can use such as household tips and advice. Make sure and can it a look, for you neve know what you might uncover!

We would also like you all to know of a very exciting opportunity! The Daily Prophet is looking for writers once again! If you are interested then please owl either ,Samantha Bradley, or Kay85 with a sample of your work. (To be clear on this, a sample of your work should be an article you have written up which would be suitable for publication in the Daily Prophet. Look at the articles we have in here for ideas as to what you should be writing about. We can't wait to hear from you, and wish you luck!


If you have any general concerns about this month's issue of the DP, please contact either Samantha Bradley, or Kay85, or check in with icemousey in Publication Management.



October 17, 2014

Halloween Media Madness


7:58 am - Sara


Surely, you didn't think The Social Media team had forgotten about Halloween coming up? No. We, also, have something planned for you. First, answer me this...


What do you get when coffee spills, the team is too hyper on candy to focus on planning, and all of the planning papers have been not-so-mysteriously burned up by somebody who felt like we needed a bonfire?


You get Halloween Media Madness!

That's right, 15 days of crazy Halloween fun! Witches and werewolf takeovers, facts, activities, and more await you!


So what are you waiting for? Check it out now!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



October 16, 2014

House Teams Need YOU!


7:10 am - icemousey


Do you love to write? Have you ever wanted to join a house team? Well here's your chance! Every house currently has openings.

Gryffindor is looking for new members for the Debate Team, the Dueling Team and the Quidditch Team!

Hufflepuff is looking for new members for the Debate Team!

Ravenclaw is looking for new members for the Debate Team, the Dueling Team and the Quidditch Team!

Slytherin is looking for new members for the Dueling Team and the Quidditch Team!

Apply today!



October 15, 2014

Pumpkin Fair


1:55 am - HEX Staff


Who is ready for the fair? We have quite the teaser to share with you, and we think it will make everyone want to participate in the competition. To start with, the top five people in the top 50 list, will all get substantial prizes. And what is your incentive to try if you don't think you can get in the top five? We are doubling up on those five substantial prizes and randomizing the remaining 45 people on the list for that second set of five.

Now, for the juicy part: the prizes. Grand prize will be a Time Turner, and then the four founder wands will be randomized out to the next four on the list. A second set of those same five prizes will be randomized to the following 45 people on the list. Lastly, we want you all to know that no one, who enters a qualifying pumpkin in the competition, will leave empty handed. Now, who is ready for the fair?

Another note on pumpkins... all pumpkins that reach Hagrid-size will qualify to spin the wheel. The wheel can give great rares, galleons, and ultra rare pumpkin carvings. Trade your Hagrid-sized pumpkin in today and spin the wheel to see what you can get!

Also, you may have noticed that fall is truly now in the air around the site. The brand new layout was made by Alex. She did a great job in making the site feel like the season!



October 11, 2014

Promotions


3:42 am - John


Some promotions are in order! I am pleased to announce the following additions to our Global Moderator team:
Chrissy, Em, Clint, Nicole, Artemis, and Matt.

In addition, Liz, has been promoted to Staff!

All of the promotions are so well-deserved. Congratulations to everyone!



October 7, 2014

RPC Update - October


8:07 am - picklebuddy7


Rumor has it that there's a haunted house in the neighborhood. Some people will believe anything, won't they? They're probably afraid of their own shadows, ha! But not us! We're not afraid of the "boogey man" or the dust bunnies under our beds!

...wait, did you hear that? It's coming from over there. Why don't you check that out while we stand guard (over here, where it's safe). Don't worry, you can bring someone with you! It'll be an adventure!

Join RPC for its October Roleplay of the Month: Monsters at Midnight! Get ready for some thrills and chills!

You have until October 31st at 11:59 pm HEX time to complete your roleplay. Prizes will be awarded for the best character, the best plot, and the best overall post.



October 6, 2014

Arts & Graphics - October Contests


9:07 am - Sophia Oceanborn



I know what you're thinking. A Halloween theme during the month of October? How creative. I can assure you, though, the A&G Staff hasn't run out of ideas.

So yes, we're going to celebrate Halloween too. With a twist: we decided to create a non-scary atmosphere, and you will be asked to do the same in our Writing and Graphics challenges!

If you're still not convinced, maybe these will:
1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artist of the Month



October 5, 2014

The Quibbler - October 2014


1:10 pm - harry_fun



Get the scoop on all things Halloween as well as the fiasco which the annual Quibbler party turned into. The Spectrespecs are back, too! Read all about it in the October issue of the Quibbler. You are in for a treat. If you have questions or comments, owl Ted or Allie.



October 3, 2014

Pikachu's Hogwarts Adventure


12:17 am - Lu


Are you a boy? Or are you a girl? Oh! And what was your name, again?
Familar words to PokeFans all over the world, we're sure. The Hufflepuff staff has news to share, and it's very exciting, indeed. Pokemon have invaded our witchy home. That's right, Pikachu is in (Pallet) town! Whether you're Team Fred or Team Ash, join Pikachu and his mischievous friends in Pikachu's Hogwarts Adventure. Who knows how long our awesome friends will be in town?



October 1, 2014

Pumpkin Patch


12:42 am - HEX Staff


Welcome to the pumpkin patch, it's located just on the outskirts of Hogsmeade, a quick walk from the castle. All students will be allowed daily access to the patch with Hagrid as both escort and guide, so that you may grow your own pumpkins this year. There will be lots of rewards for your efforts and the opportunity to showcase your best pumpkin at the fair, later in the month, for even bigger prizes. At the top of the forum you'll find the pumpkin cart, where you can buy seeds, tools and supplies for growing and tending your own pumpkins. The surprises will keep coming all month ,as everyone's pumpkins continue to grow. So pull out your warm flannel and wool, grab a cup of hot apple cider to warm your bones, and let the October activities begin.

Start here.



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