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July 28, 2018

Shopping Forums Update


12:00 am - little fox


Have you had a chance to visit the shops in Knockturn Alley? There is a shop for everyone to enjoy. Head over to Shops' Sorting Survey and tell the shopkeeper all about yourself. He will know right where to point you.

There are only a few more days to participate in Candy-Coated, our monthly contest that lets you get a feel for working in the greatest candy shop!

Lastly, the latest Economy Training is open until August 12th. Be sure to get those entries in to be eligible for our shiny prizes! Make your way over here to check it out.



July 25, 2018

WWN is Hiring!


1:30 am - vievelynn





The Wizarding Wireless Network is looking to expand their team of brilliant and hardworking Writers and Hosts!

If you're interested in working with a group of content creators who produce an audio broadcast delving into diverse aspects of the Wizarding world and its ties to the Muggle world every three months, then it's time for you to take out your notes and turn on your microphones. Click here for more details!

If you have any questions about applications, you can send an owl to Mark, Vince, or Jiae. You may also reach out to duckie or Cody in Publications Management for assistance.



July 21, 2018

2017/2018 Top Students!


7:21 pm - Zoe



Students! If you participated in the 2017/2018 school term, you're likely anxiously awaiting the announcement about Top Students, right? Guess what? This is it! This year, there are a few changes, so please check out this thread in the Entrance Hall to find out what's changed and how you can claim yours!



July 19, 2018

Fan Fiction Forum


6:52 am - Desiree Snow




You've lost your partner in a masquerade ball, how ever will you find each other now? Tell us all about your plight in this month's theme prompt! Enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes:


Participate in the contests below to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Continue the Story | Writing Circle | Character Journals



July 18, 2018

The Atrium


8:47 am - Katie


We're about halfway through the HEX summer months and The Atrium wants to spice up your days with a brand-new round of polls, trivia, #MeetTheTeam, and contests!
We've got two new polls ready and waiting for your opinions, as well as a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to test your knowledge! Be sure to stop by the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat with two more site staffers - they can't wait to meet you! Are those dog days of summer getting you down? Be sure to stop by our monthly contest to spread some puppy love!

As always, if you've run across a bug or a glitch somewhere on the site, please stop by the Errors and Glitches thread to tell us all about them. Don't forget to drop by our suggestions threads to share that brilliant spark of an idea that hit you at 3:00am this morning!

We hope to see you around The Atrium soon!



July 16, 2018

The Daily Prophet: Adventures


8:18 am - Cait


This month we are going on an adventure! Pack your bags, grab your Daily Prophet and explore the world with us.

Did you miss an edition, or want to re-read your favorite articles? Check out our Official Archives to get your hands on all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Cait or dragon_rider2637. You may also get in touch with Karlie or Steph from Publications Management.



July 15, 2018

Caretaker Concoctions - July


1:12 am - Ry240


The end of another school year at Hogwarts brings two things - scrambling students desperately trying to find all the belongings they've misplaced over the last ten months and frazzled professors, looking forward to a well earned summer of rest and relaxation. So join the Caretakers in the Start of Summer Shenanigans!

PRIZES


Lavender Brown's Lip Gloss // Diluted Bubotuber Pus // Angel's Trumpet Draught



Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts.



July 12, 2018

Promotions!


10:56 am - HEX Staff



It's undeniable that HEX has an outstanding team of global moderators. They often go above and beyond to assist users however they can, all while doing whatever it takes to make the site the best it can be. On this team, we sometimes have users who go above, and are stellar examples of what it means to be not just a moderator, but a leader, too. As such, we would like to announce two more well-deserved promotions!

Please join us in congratulating Brandon and Steph on their promotion to Junior Staff!

Fantastic work, y'all! We cannot wait to see what other wonderful things you accomplish!



July 11, 2018

From the Grounds


4:55 am - Kljy


The ghosts of the Founders of Hogwarts are at the Summit Meeting in the most haunted place around... the Shrieking Shack! Why are they meeting? How does it go? Are any issues resolved or are more created? Come and join us in the Shrieking Shack for the Shrieking Summit. All entries are due by July 31st, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. HEX time.

Please keep the Grounds' Watch Thread on watch for updates regarding activities and events like the current Bi-Weekly Chat, as well as the Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.



July 10, 2018

Six Month Donation Rare


12:45 am - John


The July 2018 six month donation rare with item action is now available for all that qualify! The six month rare for this period is:


Drink of Despair

For more information, and to claim your six month rare, please go here!

The next six month rare will be given in January 2019, for all that donate at least $10 a month, every single month from July to December 2018.

Thank you!



July 9, 2018

Site Character Accounts


11:11 am - Ninja Kitten


SCA, or Site Character Accounts, are the canon characters that you see out and about during HEX events. They bring great joy and excitement to our users on a daily basis.

We need more help at this time in order to give our awesome users the BEST possible experience they can have. Please note that we remain completely anonymous when using a character - we want everyone to be able to let loose, and not be afraid of being flamed or trolled for their portrayals. We do ask that each of you continues to respect their privacy in regards to that.

Is anyone out there brave enough to come and play with us? Hop on over to take a look at the SCA Application, and have a drink with me! All applications will be judged anonymously in order to be as fair as possible. Applications are now open permanently, so fill out an application when YOU have the time. While you are there, why not take some time and poke around as well -you never know what you'll find in Rosmerta's Office!



July 8, 2018

HINT Forums :: July


5:12 pm - KatieNumbers



The next chapter of HINTory brings our trio on an exciting trip to London. What adventures await our trio? Come read the next installment, or catch up from the beginning! Each chapter includes a poll - your votes help us determine what happens next in the story, and you might even get some House Points out of it.

During their trip, Alex, Skye, and River find themselves in a thrilling game of Dungeons and Dragons and need your help filling out a character sheet. Head on over to Dungeons and Tea Sets to find out how you can help them! Submit an entry for your chance at 2000 House Points and the HINTspiration Award!

Chapter 12: It's Tea Time Somewhere | Dungeons and Tea Sets



July 7, 2018

Publications Management - July Updates


1:35 pm - Aelara



The Newsstand is here to ask, 'Have you hugged a Hufflepuff today?' The Daily Prophet really channeled the traits of our beloved badger friends and worked hard to bring us a thoughtful edition highlighting our amiable Hufflepuffs. In spirit with this edition, The Newsstand is bringing you the Hufflepuff Appreciation Day Challenge, a contest truly worthy of the Hufflepuffs we salute.

There is even more to explore in the fascinating world of our non-magical counterparts, Muggles, with our discussion based on the latest broadcast of the WWN.

If Muggles are too tame for you, then you should venture over to the discussion on the latest edition of The Quibbler, which explored the inner workings of The Quibbler and its staff. Participation in The Newsstand's monthly discussions and/or the contest will earn you a ticket for the Newsstand Quarterly Raffle. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news about the wizarding world by visiting The Newsstand.



July 6, 2018

RPC July Updates


12:07 am - KatieNumbers




In this month's RPotM, The Emperor's New Potions, you have the opportunity to travel to Japan as a world class potioneer. The Emperor of Japan is looking to fill the position of Imperial Alchemist – you could be just the one to fill it!

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a real Pokemon trainer? In this month’s RP Freestyle, Gotta Teach 'em All, you have that chance! Take your Pokemon to school and teach them some neat tricks to help you become the best trainer you can be.

But that's not all! Head on over to Animated Aristocrats in the RPC Lounge to find out how you can help your favorite anime character escape from danger.

As always, don't forget to check out this month's RPC Participation Raffle to see what gleaming treasures are up for grabs as a reward for your efforts!



July 5, 2018

Arts & Graphics Forum July Update


7:54 am - Julieexann



The Arts & Graphics Forum is taking a trip to the beach this month. Need some rest and relaxation? Looking to take a much-needed vacation? Come join us for some fun in the sun!

If you'd like to help the Potter family find a mermaid, head over to the Writing Challenge. If you're inspired by the idea of illustrating a famous beach with a twist, head on over to the Graphics Challenge! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Please make sure you stop by to see our new Weekly Prompts or submit a tutorial if you're looking for new sources of inspiration!

Additionally, for HEXians who have a graphics portfolio with us, you may now visit this thread if you need A&G Staff to update your portfolio to replace any Imgur links.

1st Place: Abandoned Swimtrunks OR Shell Charm + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Graphics Challenge || Writing Challenge || Artwork of the Month
A&G Feedback Thread || A&G and Imgur



July 3, 2018

New Issue of The Quibbler!


8:09 pm - Zoe



Once upon a time, there lived a mean, mean wizard...

Oh, er... hi there! Apologies for the impromptu story time! You see, this month at The Quibbler, the theme was all about stories and if I can be honest, some of us never quite got out of story-telling mode. Oops. Instead of listening to a poorly told rendition of The Evil Wizard That Should(n't), why don't you all just pick up a copy of The Quibbler's July issue and check out some much better stories for yourself?

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or send an owl to Zoe.



July 2, 2018

Tumultuous Times


7:26 pm - Hex Staff


"A grim mood has gripped the country," the opponent had concluded, barely concealing his own broad grin.

And unfortunately, this was perfectly true. The Prime Minister felt it himself; people really did seem more miserable than usual. Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July... It wasn't right, this wasn't normal...

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter One

It's summertime and we all know what that means... it's time for a HEX-hosted summer event! This year, it's an Inter-House Competition and it's all about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Unfortunately, the wizarding world is becoming more dangerous by the day and no one is safe. In an attempt to help keep the darkness at bay, we urge you to head on over to the event forum. There, you will find a variety of contests designed to help busy your brain and distract you from the world around you. Grab your wands and keep your families close, HEXians. The Second Wizarding War is nearly upon us. Are you ready?



Backyard Legends


12:44 am - Amy


"Ginny! Mind that Bludger - it's going to hit the shed!"

"Nice bluff, Charlie, but if I were you, I'd keep your eyes on that Snitch; the gnomes are eyeing it."

That's right - it's time for Quidditch: Weasley-style. Come and join us for Backyard Legends, a good old-fashioned Quidditch Tourney where the game is more sandlot than sophisticated. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience is necessary. There's also a participation bonus waiting for you and House points to be won!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your broom, sign up to participate, cheer your friends and teammates on, and join in the fun today!




July 1, 2018

Magical Archives July Update


3:12 pm - vievelynn


Is working in closed offices and stores not your thing? Perhaps you were meant to shine in the spotlight all along. Don't miss your cue this July because Life After Hogwarts is making a comeback, featuring Arts and Entertainment in our Tales of Beedle the Bard forum. The first act is up, so plunge into the comical collaboration in Farce and Farcilibility!

Participating in any of our Life After Hogwarts events will earn you tickets toward our monthly raffle. Don't forget to stop by our Table of Contents to be directed to all that is going on in the Magical Archives, because the Book of Records may just be one - or more - tickets away.

If you didn't already know, the Contest System from the Contest Forum has officially migrated to the Magical Archives. For more information, please check out this thread.



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