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October 30, 2015

Halloween 2015


4:45 am - HEX Staff


As the month of October winds down, we invite you all to join in this year's Halloween celebration. Start trick or treating around the site to find special buckets, along with many other random events and activities going on!

Please check out the main thread HERE. It will give you a more in-depth rundown of this weekend's events. Feel free to stop by and take a peek at the Participation Raffle while you're at it!

Reminder

- Seed purchases and planting will last through the end of the day on November 6th.



October 28, 2015

More Promotions!


7:33 am - Ninja Kitten




We've got more exciting news for y'all! We'd love each of you to help us congratulate Chrissy May, Vally and Grant on being promoted to Staff Member.

We thank each of them for the many contributions they have made to HEX so far and look forward to watching them help HEX continue to grow and flourish in the future.



October 27, 2015

New Issue of the Daily Prophet!


3:43 pm - icemousey


The Daily Prophet's October Issue is finally out! We've suffered through delayed printing due to some technical issues with the magical printers! Anyway, the staff pushed through to bring you exciting news from all over the globe!

Don't forget to peruse our archives to gain more insider access to previous Daily Prophet's publications for your reading pleasure!


If you have any concerns regarding this DP issue, please contact Samantha Bradley. You can also contact Icemousey with the Publication Management.



October 25, 2015

The Potters' Demise


5:56 am - Jojo


"James, do you reckon we're safe?"

"Of course we are, hun. Nothing will happen to us," James said confidently as he approached his son. With a gentle touch of his wand, he animated the owl that Harry had been chasing before. The creature rose in the air, alighting in the boy's nose. Giggles erupted in the boy's throat this time, and Lily rose to stand next to her husband. There, they both stood, holding hands, as they watched the little owl soar in the air, out of the window and into the night, the baby's laughter hot on its trail.


Join the Gryffindor Staff in remembering the Potters in their last moments together as a family. What really happened that fateful night? Who was lurking in the shadows? Help us cast light on the situation during the time of year when the barrier between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. The Potter's Demise shall never be forgotten.



October 24, 2015

Dueling Judge Applications Open


7:45 pm - Artemis Eve




Sometimes, Professor Snape feels like he could strangle Professor Lockhart, who has been spending more and more time in front of the mirror, checking his golden hair and picking imaginary spinach from his perfect teeth. When Professor Lockhart was not busy admiring his reflection, he was signing loads and loads of autographs, leaving Professor Snape alone to worry about the duels. No wonder Professor Snape's own hair is so greasy. He has no time to wash it.

Think you've got the moves like Lockhart? Hoho, you can do a better job than the Dueling Master himself, you say? We want you! Apply to become a dueling judge and give Professor Snape a chance to wash his hair. Interested? Head to the Entrance Hall for details.



October 23, 2015

House Elections


2:30 am - dagaz




It's that time of year again! Some people plan months in advance, others decide today that they want to change their Houses - and lives - forever. That's right. I'm talking about House elections. If you've ever been intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes, now is your chance to find out.
Head to your Common Room to get your campaign going!


GRYFFINDOR Rules Campaigns
HUFFLEPUFF Rules Campaigns
RAVENCLAW Rules Campaigns
SLYTHERIN Rules Campaigns

Good luck to all!



October 22, 2015

HEX Mentor Applications


8:19 am - vally


The Welcome Center is currently looking for new HEX Mentors. Do you know everything there is to know about HEX? Do you love helping new users? We are looking for mentors who will be diligent about sending out their welcome owls and committed to responding quickly and kindly to questions.

If you are interested in applying to become a HEX Mentor, please head over here for more information. The deadline to submit applications is November 5th at 11:59 pm HEX time.



October 20, 2015

Tagging and Menu Changes


10:32 pm - John


Tagging users is a brand new feature that is now available on the site. You can tag as many people as you'd like in forum posts, as well as in trophy case comments. Tagging is very simple, and much like Instagram: simply type the @ sign and start typing a username, and a list of users will pop up for you to choose from. When you tag someone, they will be notified via event and will be directed to the area you tagged them in. There will be additional areas to utilize the tagging feature in soon! Major props to Steven for doing all of this!

Everyone received the notice about the left menu change. As a reminder, the "Site" menu category has been entirely moved to the top bar. Simply hover/click it to get the menu links from before. We are always working to simplify things on here, since we know it can be quite complicated at times. :)



October 18, 2015

School Bags


6:37 pm - Ninja Kitten


Thanks to the ever-so-lovely Spiora, School Bags are now able to be equipped and used. For those of you who do not own one, be on the lookout in the next few days! They will be available if you look around enough. *cough*

More information or instructions on how to get them to work can be found in Diagon Alley. Please note that only items on the actual class supply lists can be stored in your school bag. So no ladles or non-class related books!

Also just a reminder to all that applications for the school are still open, both for professors and substitutes. Please go HERE to see our application and owl it in to The Headmaster post haste!



October 17, 2015

A Journey Through Time


12:30 pm - Ninja Kitten


We are now on the next step of our Journey Through Time as we continue our journey rediscovering each book, chapter-by-chapter. Join us as we rediscover Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; as Harry continues on to his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There are tons of prizes to be won as well as our Book of Records incentive. While the Journey Through Time event is truly magical, keep in mind that it is not the only way for you to participate in contests! There are also going to be the monthly contests we've been holding in the other book forums each month as well! For your ease, here are the current, on-going contests:

Comical Capers || The Most Noble and Ancient House of Black



October 10, 2015

Dueling: Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin


6:30 pm - Artemis Eve




Well, what do you know? Professor Gilderoy Lockhart is back, award-winning smile and all, to kick off the first set of duels. He is determined that this season would be the best one yet. He even did something different to his hair! A display of talent is inevitable as Clever Ravenclaw and Cunning Slytherin squares off in the Great Hall. If spells dazzle you, come on over to be amazed by the sights and sounds of the first term duels. Be sure to compliment Professor Lockhart on his hair and outfit.



October 9, 2015

RPC Updates


8:25 am - Raventhefree


Halloween is drawing close for Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. They have just come off of a big case, and are seeking to relax for a few nights before another investigation inevitably ensues. They have time to settle and give out some candy (or in Sherlock's case, miniature magnifying lenses - so much more useful than candy) on Halloween night.

But it's not too long before Sherlock receives a call from the police station. A new mystery? On Halloween? What fun! In fact, it seems that...

The game is on!


Join the RPC for October's Roleplay of the Month: Halloween with Holmes. You have until October 31st, 11:59 PM Hex time to complete your roleplay.

Prizes
Best Plot: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP (each)
Best Character: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP
Best Overall Post: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP


All roleplayers with qualifying roleplays will earn a ticket into our annual raffle. Prizes may be viewed here.



October 8, 2015

HINT Forums Update - October


8:10 am - duckie



With October here and now, HINT has a couple of announcements for you.

The Magical Theories Forum has undergone some rule changes. Now, you may post theories and debate about real life topics and other fandoms with your fellow HEXians. So head over to the Magical Theories Forum and start debating!

The Book Discussion and Film Discussion forums have implemented a pass incentive. It is a great way to get to know others and participate in both forums, all of that while discussing your favorite books, movies and TV shows. With each level you pass, you get a pretty graphic to showcase on your profile. Go check them out!
Book Discussion || Film Discussion

Did you know... that you can win a monthly title in the Games Forum? The Games Forum is looking for a prestigious person to win the Gamer of the Month, a person who's a dedicated gamer or stands above all. For this month, the Games Forum wants to know how your horror game would go; click here to find out more.

The Clubs Forum is in charge with this month's HP contest. Voldemort is in a new, unknown world he is trying to conquer. So it is your job to find Voldemort's final destination. Grab your thinking cap and magnifying glass, and start searching. For as Voldemort says, All Mudbloods Must Die.



October 7, 2015

WWN: October Broadcast


5:38 pm - Nicole2013



(You can click on the image to be taken to the broadcast.)

Are you looking for something spooky to tune into for October? I bet you are! Not only can you hear about the ghosts of Hogwarts on this month's WWN broadcast, but you can also find out some special details about Halloween on HEX this year. Don't forget to bring your Trick or Treat bags for some candy!

Do you have any suggestions concerning WWN, want to nominate a HEXian of the Month, or submit a guest segment? Head on over to The Newsstand.

If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of WWN, you can send an owl to Nicole2013 or WWN. Or you can check in with Icemousey in Publication Management.



October 6, 2015

Pumpkins


6:39 am - John


Fall is here and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to make like a farmer and grow those Halloween pumpkins.

For an entire month, you can plant pumpkin seeds, care for your pumpkins and choose whether to sell them or trade them for items. Graphics this year have completely redesigned from the ground up by Lydia to enrich the experience even more!

The better you care for your pumpkin, the bigger it grows. And the bigger the pumpkin, the bigger the prizes, so make Hagrid proud and grow your pumpkins as big as you can!

We'll have brand new items available to trade for pumpkins and some surprises in store. Be sure to read the FAQ and Guide to see just how everything works! Head over to the Pumpkin Patch today to start growing!



October 5, 2015

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: October


8:11 pm - deidra


Something wicked this way comes.

It's October, and thus, the month of Halloween has begun! We sure have some good challenges that we've scared up for you. For the Graphics Challenge, you are making a vintage monster movie poster using something cannon related. Over in the Writing Challenge, you are writing a screenplay with the ever important plot twist! Great and terrifying fun! I would also check out the really fantastic Artwork of the Month made by MadameLeota.

As always, the winners will go home with galleons and House Points, and their entries will be published on the official HEX Tumblr page.
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 || Artwork of the Month



October 3, 2015

The Quibbler - October 2015


2:32 pm - picklebuddy7


Grab your suitcases, your hats, your traveling cloaks! We're going on a journey through time, and you're invited to join us! Pick up a time turner at the front desk of Quibbler HQ and let's get started! If you have questions or comments about The Quibbler or Hex's Publications, please either visit the Newsstand here or send an owl to Misti or Allie. Happy reading!



October 2, 2015

HEX Idol 8


12:22 am - Grant



Attention, everyone! HEX Idol is back once more for an EIGHTH edition. Are you going to be the next Top Singer of HEX? If you are ready for the shot of a life time head on over to Auditions and show us what you got

Naturally, the winner will be signed to the Crookshanks Records magic music label once more, earn their House 10,000 House Points and have the option of winning their choice of A music item*! Additionally, the winner will receive the title HEX Idol 2015 and go down in HEX Hall of Fame!
*some limitations may apply

Not only the HEX Idol will receive prizes here; every participant who is selected will receive a reward for their efforts. With every round you move up, the value of prizes increases, as does the amount of House Points you earn. Participants will also receive a small participation banner they can showcase in their profile or perhaps wear as a signature. So what are you waiting for? Go grab this opportunity or you'll surely regret it! ;D

Now you might be disappointed because you don't sing; don't be! HEX Idol is as much an event for the audience as it is for its participants! Head on over here to see how you can be involved!

Have fun everyone with HEX Idol Edition VIII.



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