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January 31, 2019

Quidditch: Lions & Snakes


5:07 pm - dagaz


Dress in layers and brave the stinging cold as the Quidditch Pitch fills again with signs, students and a loud roar! As the Gryffindor and Slytherin teams take to the frigid air, breath misting in front of them like wispy clouds, the roar in the Pitch crescendos to eardrum bursting level. Come join us in the Spectator Stands as we start Match 4!


Posted on behalf of the overseer, Jaide.



January 29, 2019

Six Month Donation Rare


11:08 pm - Donations


The January 2019 six month donation rare with item action is now available for all that qualify! The six month rare for this period is:


Invigoration Draught

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

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

Special Note: Donations made through the end of the day, February 9th, will count towards July's six month rare.

Thank you!



January 27, 2019

Mystery Incorporated


6:02 am - Brandon




Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We got some work to do now.
Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now.


Scooby-Doo and the gang are in for another grand mystery as old friends and enemies are popping up all across Coolsville and beyond in this whirlwind adventure. From the mysterious fortune teller to the Hex Girls bewitching songs to hypnotic spells, the meddling kids of Mystery, Inc. are looking for some chills and fun. Who doesn't want to do some detective work alongside this gang! Best of all, you might grab a Scooby Snack or two in the process.

Are you up for the challenge of Mystery Incorporated?



January 20, 2019

Slytherin Elections!


8:53 am - Pain




Hey! You in the silver and green. It's election season! It's time to sort out a new house staff for the next four months. Yes, we get our own special election time slot. We are Slytherins. Anyway, slither on over to the Common Room and check it all out.

Rules | Campaigns | Nominations



January 19, 2019

Fan Fiction Forum


7:23 am - Desiree Snow




Woof, meow, snarls, growls.

Ever wondered what they talk about? Now's your chance to tell us what you think? For this months theme prompt, we want you to write a story about an interaction between two HP canon pets.


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

Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Character Journals l Continue the Story I Fan Fic Con



Would you rather read than write? Then maybe you'd have more fun with our Readers Digest!



January 18, 2019

The Atrium


6:54 am - MariaAna




The snow is flying outside, and the Interdepartmental Memos are flying inside The Atrium.

We can't wait to hear what you have to think in our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to tickle your taste buds! Run on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of site staff and ask them all your questions! This month you can even win badges for these questions! The elevators at the Ministry are filled with flying words of love. Tell us what's in your limerick in this month's contest: Love in an Elevator.

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread and suggestion threads, be sure to check out our Known Bugs thread, the Broken Coding and Formatting thread, and our Homepage Polls: Let's Talk About That! thread!

We hope to see you around The Atrium soon!



January 17, 2019

Magical Archives Are Hiring


12:36 pm - nickolaii



Are you one of those people who are obsessed with the Harry Potter books, having read all of them countless of times? Do you enjoy drafting up fun activities, discussions, and contests themed to your favourite books?

The Magical Archives are looking to bring some new people into our family! We are hiring Magical Archivists, and Archives Apprentices, a brand new position. Please check out this thread for the application.



January 16, 2019

Daily Prophet :: January Edition


6:14 am - Cait



Sometimes, you can stare at something and draw a blank for whatever you're working on. Other times, all it takes is one small thing to inspire you. Join us with January's issue as we take a look at inspiration. Who knows? Maybe you'll find your own stroke of inspiration hidden within the pages.

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 Breanna or Janelle. You may also get in touch with Cody, Karli or Steph from Publications Management.



January 15, 2019

Caretaker Concoctions - January


4:51 pm - Sammy




The dawn of a new year means many things to people, but to the wizarding world, it means the biggest party of the year, hosted by none other than The Weird Sisters' own Myron Wagtail! Every year has a theme, and after last year's mildly morose 'Year of Lasts' he's set out to brighten everyone's spirits with this year's 'A First Time For Everything'! You've got your ticket in hand and a snazzy outfit, so let's get rockin' and rollin' and start the year off with some Razzle Dazzle!

PRIZES


House Party Hat || Party Dress Charm || Blue Luminous Balloon


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.



January 14, 2019

WWN: December 2018 Broadcast


12:07 am - vievelynn


WWN Broadcast


It's better late than never; tune in for another exciting broadcast of the Wizarding Wireless Network. To wrap up the year, we took a peek into how various individuals in the magical community celebrated their holidays. Join Hannah and Neville as they give us a glimpse into their busy Christimas-time at The Leaky Cauldron, and the festivities of those visiting them.

Want to read the broadcast instead? We've got you covered. To learn more about the writers and hosts of WWN and listen to previous broadcasts, visit us at wwn.hexrpg.com.



January 13, 2019

Shopping Forums Update - We're Hiring!


12:23 am - Edmundus



The Shopping Forums are hiring! If you love to stalk every silent auction, browse every raffle, and check in for every contest, you may be just the person to join the team. Applications can be found here and are due by January 27.

We are also happy to introduce the Quarterly Raffle. Complete contests around the shopping forums to earn tickets. With fantastic prizes to be drawn every three months, be sure to check in often.

Speaking of which, this month's round of contests are sure to prove of interest.

Expert Eavesdropping | Missions for Mulpepper
A Fabulously Faulty Raffle | Fanged Frisbees and Firewhiskey




January 12, 2019

Hogwarts Hijacks Honeydukes!


12:00 am - Zoe



Finally, it's a Hogsmeade weekend! You've made plans with your friends on what stores to visit and what to stock up on - pranks, food, and most importantly, more chocolate. As you make your way to the Entrance Hall, you hear whispers around you of a plot by the staff to take over... the chocolate factory? Zonko's? Honeydukes? It doesn't make much sense why the staff would do something so childlike, but why not?

Come join the Ravenclaw Staff as we take a delicious journey in Hogwarts Hijacks Honeydukes - tasty treats, games, and adventures await!



January 11, 2019

From the Grounds


4:13 am - Kljy




Weird magic is in the air. Inexplicably, you've found yourself trapped in the Forbidden Forest - the question is, why? Is it some ritual, holiday festivities gone bad, or just an innocent game? Answer that for yourself in this month's roleplay. All entries are due by January 31st at 11:59 HEX time.

While you're at it, make sure to keep an eye on our Watch Thread to stay up to date with events like our current bi-weekly chat and roleplay and roleplayer of the month.



January 10, 2019

New Issue of The Quibbler!


10:40 pm - Zoe



The start of a new year always leaves many of us wanting to get more on track with our lives. To do this, some people break out a never-ending supply of sticky notes that become stuck to everything ... until they're not. Others tend to default to using a calendar to track anything and everything, from when they watered the plants (down to the second!) to when their next dentist appointment is. No matter what sort of person you are, this month's issue of The Quibbler is definitely relatable. The writers fall in all areas of this spectrum and, oh, did they have strong feelings about the topic this month!

No matter what type of person you are, be sure you schedule in some time to read the January issue of The Quibbler!

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



January 9, 2019

RPC Teaching Center January Updates


12:08 am - KatieNumbers



The Teaching Center is proud to announce a whole slew of exciting new activities to go alongside this new year! There is plenty of fun to be had, and there are some shiny House Points and prizes up for grabs. Take a look at our events to see what catches your interest!

Characterization is key in a successful roleplay. Come create an interesting character in our Roleplaying 101 event. After crafting the perfect character, head over to our Beginner Roleplay to take your new character for a spin.

If you're looking for some practice in identifying common roleplaying errors, consider taking part in Character Chaos, our monthly contest. Be sure to act fast, because it ends on January 15th!

Finally, head over to this thread to congratulate our first-ever Student of the Month! Do you think you've got what it takes to be the next Student of the Month? Check out the main Student of the Month thread to learn more about this new initiative!

Written by dragon_rider2637



January 8, 2019

HINT Forums :: January


1:17 pm - Kasey



Now that our rag-tag group of friends has their Muggle money, they're ready to go on a shopping spree! Come join Alex, River, and Skye as they explore Greenwich in this month's installation of HINTory! If you haven't read our earlier chapters, then make sure you catch up on those from the beginning so you can learn all about the escapades of our adventurous trio. And don't forget to participate in the poll for this month - each chapter includes a poll, which will help us decide what happens next! You could even get a few House Points from it.

Also, don't forget to help our friends out with their New Year's Resolutions. It's a new concept to some of them, and they're not really doing the best job in trying to fulfill them. But, hey, points for trying, right? To help them in this, check out this month's HINTory activity here! Submit an entry and try your chance at winning 2,000 House Points and the HINTspiration Award!

Chapter 17: Observing Game Face | Revolutionary Resolutions



January 7, 2019

Publications Management - January Update


8:52 am - Morgan93




Here at The Newsstand, we are starting off the year with two exciting activities! The December edition of The Quibbler took us deep into the world of potions. Come join in our discussion and chat about all things potions, from your favorite potions to the things that you're dying to ask Professor Snape. Thank you in advance for participating!

Speaking of thanks, The Quibbler's December issue showed us all about being thankful. If you'd like to express your thanks to someone, take some time to show your appreciation in the contest, Giving Gratitude.

The new Wizarding Wireless Network broadcast is out, and this month it is all about holidays and traditions. So come check out the themed discussion that goes right along with everyone's favorite radio show.

As always, participation in the discussion and contest could earn you some shiny House Points or prizes, as well as tickets for the Newsstand Quarterly Raffle.



January 6, 2019

RPC January Updates


3:42 am - Lucas




It's a musical month in the RPC as we venture into January! You can join our RP of the Month, Life is a Song and roleplay your way through the meaning of famous songs. You can also hop on over to our RP Freestyle, Battle of the Bands for some rocking action with your band buddies. And for those of you less RP-inclined, we have some fun over at the RPC Lounge in Don't Forget the Lyrics where you'll be helping us figure out the words to a song.

Of course, you'll not be jamming for free: for your efforts, you'll be entered into a drawing for the fabulous prizes in our January Participation Raffle



January 5, 2019

The Mysterious Vaults


10:22 am - Pain



"If you see anything odd that isn't the normal sort of Hogwarts oddity, do not hesitate to tell a professor." - Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts Mystery

Walking around Hogwarts, you stumble upon a mysterious hallway. Where did it come from? And, more importantly, where does it lead? Taking a chance, you head down the hallway. Turning the corner, you come to a full stop. In front of you in a semi-circle appear to be six vaults. And that's not all that has you wide-eyed! For they are guarded by Magical Creatures! Just what have you stumbled on?

Slytherin welcomes you to The Mysterious Vaults. Join us in our Restock as we explore these vaults for the treasures that are hidden within. Just beware of the creatures, for you never know when they will attempt to stop you from looking into the vaults depths.

Which Vault will you open first? Make your choice within The Mysterious Vaults.



January 4, 2019

Social Media Monthly Update


6:03 pm - little fox




The Social Media team is starting 2019 off with a snazzy revamp! Make your way over and see the new look! We are stocked full of fun things to do!

Are you ready for a meme-tastic contest? Head over to Meme-bulus Meme-bletonia and share your best HEX meme!

Do you have a contest entry you are proud of and want to share, but you're not sure where to do it? Bring it over to Social Media Forum where you can share your entries for everyone to see!

What sorts of things do you like to see on Social Media? Which accounts do you like to follow? We want to know all about it! Come sit and chat with us!

The Social Media trivia contest has gotten a lovely new update! Come check out I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About These! to participate in our monthly trivia fun!

Lastly, don't forget to stop by Platform Ponderings for the chance to win some great prizes!

We hope to see you there! #BeSocial



January 3, 2019

Arts & Graphics January Update


6:21 pm - Julieexann



”Did no one come to save me just because they missed me?” - Jack Sparrow

Did you ever wish you could sail the high seas? This month, the Arts & Graphics Forum welcomes you to join us as pirates! Design your very own treasure chest for a canon character in this month's Graphics Challenge. If writing is more your speed, stop by our Writing Challenge to tell us a tale about fighting a sea monster. We also have our Weekly Prompts to give you an additional spark of inspiration throughout the month!

If you haven't already, be sure to stop by our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program to learn about the different ways to earn ink spots for a chance to snag yourself our exclusive Enchanted Paintbrush!


We are still holding applications for A&G Mentors. These applications are now ongoing! You can find more information here if you are interested. Additionally, our mentoring program has reopened! Whether you want to touch up your writing or learn something new in Photoshop, the mentoring program has your back. Click here to sign up.

1st Place: Durmstrang Ship OR Rear Admiral's Hat + 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 || Weekly Prompts || Artwork of the Month



January 1, 2019

Promotions!


10:06 am - HEX Staff




We're sure many of you have noticed how hard HEX moderators work around the site, and as we like to reward hard work, we have a few promotions to announce!

We have three Global Moderators who have shown exemplary work and have been promoted to Junior Staff: Ervy, Magical Mommy, and Cait.

Additionally, Doc Necro has been promoted to Staff Member. Cody has also resumed his role as a Staff Member at this time.

Great work! We cannot wait to see what other wonderful things you accomplish!



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