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April 30, 2020

Quidditch: Lions vs Badgers

9:02 pm - duckie

It's been an exciting season, and we are sad to see the season closing. But we have one last match of the 2019-2020 season! Come join us in the Quidditch Pitch to see how the Gryffindors and the Hufflepuffs will fare this match. Who will be the victory? Come cheer for your team over in the Spectator Stands.


April 27, 2020

House Elections

9:53 pm - Brandon

Attention: Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, and Ravenclaws. It's election time again! If you've ever been intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes and are keen to get more involved in your House, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Find the links for your House below to get your campaign going! Best of luck to everyone who decides to run.

GRYFFINDOR Rules Campaigns Nominations
HUFFLEPUFF Rules Campaigns Nominations
RAVENCLAW Rules Campaigns Nominations

April 25, 2020


12:15 pm - Sammy

It seems the Weasley twins were up to a wee bit of mischief at the Station. Inspired by the troublemaking duo, this quarter's broadcast focuses on Pranks in the Wizarding World and Beyond! This month we're trying out something a little different with a special unscripted segment. Tune in here to listen to our April Broadcast! If you'd like to listen and read along, you can do so here. Are you interested in becoming a Writer or a Host (or both) for the WWN? Applications are open!

April 22, 2020

New Issue of The Quibbler!

1:14 am - Zoe

I don't know about you, but I definitely didn't need a map to find my way down to the Newsstand so I could drop off this month's issue of The Quibbler! ...okay, I didn't need it for the entire way there. Only a few minutes!

While I stand here and try to figure out if I was supposed to take a left or a right to get back to the office, you should grab your own map and venture out and snag your own copy! The April issue of The Quibbler is ready to guide you on your next adventure... although be sure to keep in mind that I don't know that any of us know how to read maps either. :look:

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

April 20, 2020

Social Media is Hiring!

6:54 am - duckie

Do you have an interest in Social Media platforms? Do you have fun ideas for a HEX forum? The Social Media team may be the place for you! We are looking to hire individuals as Forum Moderators! To fill out an application head on over here and check out the buzzing details! Applications are due by 11:59 PM May 4th. We hope to see you there!

April 19, 2020

Archives Update

4:50 pm - Edmundus

As the school year ends, it's not too early to start prepping for those end of term exams. Why not hop over to unriddle a Puzzling Potion and see if you can remember what all these ingredients add up to? Or maybe some secretive schoolwork as you try to become an animagus in Tricky Transformations. But be sure to practice hard in order to avert a Transfiguration Tragedy.

There's plenty more fun available. You'll find it on the Table of Contents. Participating in activities earns you chances at the wonderful Book of Records too! Hope to see you around.

Watch Thread || Table of Contents

April 18, 2020

The Atrium

9:30 am - MariaAna

Bring some flowers and join us in the new activities we have this month!!
We're all anxiously awaiting your responses to our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to keep you all on your toes! Skip on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of the forum moderator team and ask them all your questions. This month, you should try and decorate a House related flower ensemble. Head over to our monthly contest Flowers for Hue to learn more!

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread, 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!

April 16, 2020

Daily Prophet :: April Edition

7:40 pm - ragna lokisdottir

At times like these when the world succumbs into darkness and despair, when sickness and death seem to lurk at every corner, there are those who stand up and brave the dangers that threaten our lives and that of our loved ones. Suddenly, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Joining their ranks are those who we're used to seeing as Clark Kents, but are actually everyday superheroes in their own way. Join the Daily Prophet in our April issue where we recognize and applaud these remarkable people who are truly commendable for their bravery, sacrifice, and willingness to go above and beyond to save the world.

Did you miss an edition or want to re-read your favorite articles? Visit our Official Archives for all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Janelle, Mark, or Thene. You may also get in touch with Hallie or Steph from Publications Management.

April 15, 2020


4:27 am - Sammy

The storms just keep on rolling in, but if one thing's for certain, the more rain we get, the more Mother Nature soaks up and rewards us with gorgeous blooms. We just have to get through the muddy and rainy bits first! The students of Hogwarts are doing just that, though their methods seem a little suspicious at first glance. Join us in April Showers Bring May Flowers and find out just what those students are up to!

1st Place: Flowers for Maxime + 2500 House Points
2nd Place: Easter Lilies + 1750 House Points
3rd Place: Foxglove + 1000 House Points

April 14, 2020


2:27 am - Koumori72

Did you know that the Merpeople under the lake keep Grindylows as pets? Join us in How to Train Your Grindylow as you tell us all about how they domesticate these water demons!

Remember that not only participation in the above RP contest, but also in other activities and user-created RPs within the Grounds, can earn you tickets toward the Grounds-wide incentive item - Hagrid's Keys!

Activity Overview | Grounds-wide Incentive

April 13, 2020

Shopping Forums Update

1:45 pm - Nicole Phelps

April is here, and as we settle into Spring, we have some tasty treats in our brand new Quarterly Raffle. Take a gander at the temptations available, as everyone will have until June 30th to collect tickets for the prizes. With plenty of weeks ahead to participate, be sure to view our current April contests below!

Galleons, House Points, items, and more are within your grasp, so what are you waiting for? And remember, April 15th brings even more activities, so be sure to check back in at the Shopping Forums!

Don't Touch Me Gold | LU Activity | Mayhem?
Pertinent Places | Something Feels Funny

April 12, 2020

Fan Fiction Forum

12:10 am - desi

"Arnold Weasley, who was charged with possession of a flying car two years ago, was yesterday involved in a tussle with several Muggle law-keepers ("policemen") over a number of highly aggressive dustbins. Mr Weasley appears to have rushed to the aid of "Mad-Eye" Moody, the aged ex-Auror who retired from the Ministry when no longer able to tell the difference between a handshake and attempted murder."
One issue that has always been unknown was just how Barty Crouch Jr. was able to get one over on Mad-Eye Moody and capture him before the start of Harry's fourth year. Head over to April's Theme Prompt and write a story about Alastor Moody vs. Barty Crouch Jr.

Are you more of a reader than a writer? Then head on over to Reader's Digest, where the audience gets to shine! Don't forget to participate in the following activities to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Character Journals l Continue the Story | FanFic Con | Guess the Character | Picture Prompt | Writing Circle

And, of course, don't forget that participation in Author's Notes could win you an item exclusive to the Fan Fiction department!

April 10, 2020

Mastering the Cards

3:28 pm - Zoe

The entire country of Kettlesworth was in uproar. The news of the special, limited edition golden cards being released and a chance to tour the famous wizard card factory was a once in a lifetime chance. Everyone was buying all of the chocolate that the stores were allowed to sell. Fortunately for those who were less well-off, people could only buy two chocolate frogs due to just how special the opportunity was.

After handing over your galleon, you immediately tear into your goodies. WHOA! Before you can even finish tearing the paper off of your first frog, you see a golden frog nestled in the box, shining brightly. Grinning from ear to ear, you clutch your exclusive tour invite in your hand as you wait for your chance to win the grand prize.

That's right! The Ravenclaw House staff invites you all to join us in Mastering the Cards as we learn more about all of those famous wizard cards and chocolate frogs that we've all come to know and love! While you're there, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for wayward cards - and other things... - that might be strewn about. You never know what you'll find!

Easter 2020

3:05 am - HEX Staff

There's a sneaky bunny lurking around HEX - we're sure we spotted him hiding near The Burrow. People are finding dyes, eggs, and weird metal contraptions tucked in the strangest places! Dyes? Bunnies? Oh my, that must mean it's Easter time! Come check out the fun - we've got activities for you to enjoy while you're chasing that elusive bunny, decorating eggs, and munching on some Easter sweets!

April 9, 2020

RPC Teaching Center :: April Update

12:07 am - KatieNumbers

April's arrived and spring has sprung. Come join us in the Open Roleplay Four by Four to see where your hunt for four of four things has begun.

This month's Roleplay 101 bring to you the concept of Character Building. Head on over to fill out a character and perhaps walk away with a better understanding of your character than when you started.

Congratulations to PurpleMidnight Beach, our new Student of the Month. Drop by to congratulate her and see what you can do to also have a chance at becoming a student of the month.

Written by Solstice_X

April 8, 2020

Welcome Center - April Update

2:13 pm - CustardApple

While dancing around the Welcome Center, it seems like we found our rhythm, literally. Come join us, dance around the room, let us do the chicken dance and have fun. And whether you join the conga line or prefer to listen to the sound from your headphones in a quiet place, music has a place in all our hearts and minds. Come tell us about the song stuck in your head and heart in our discussion on Music. And even if there is no sound, there is still rhythm! Like in this month's contest Playing with Poems, where we dive deep into the world of poems with one not often heard off poem, the acrostic poem! What, I hear you say? Come join us to find out!

Our monthly Newbie Raffle for new users has some amazing, lovely prizes up for grabs and of course our usual spread. It's a duckpond raffle, which means that nobody will go home emptyhanded. Sounds good? Come check it out over here! And if you have questions as you learn your way around HEX, feel free to ask in our Q&A thread!

And finally, if you are under 13 years of age we have a special place just for you here on HEX. Come and visit the Weasley Hideout for even more contests, activities and chat threads for our younger members of the site to get stuck into!

April 7, 2020

Publications Management - April Update

3:21 pm - Samuel

Be sure to stop by The Newsstand this April for some brand new activities! The Quibbler's recent focus on lava lamps has us curious about your thoughts on these fascinating novelties. Similarly, as March's issue of the Daily Prophet explored art, we're inviting you to share your views on everything creative.

Additionally, our latest contest will have you on the hunt for some new artwork. Can you successfully complete your tour of our art gallery in Combing the Collections?

Remember that your participation in the above will earn you a shot at some fabulous prizes in The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle!

April 6, 2020


11:05 am - Kasey

This month, the RPC is - "breaking the fourth wall!"

Irene, you’re not supposed to be talking! Get back in your story! Anyway, before I was so rudely interrupted, I was saying that the RPC is going to be breaking some walls this month. Step through the fourth wall and see if you can solve this Jigsaw Jumble.

"And once you solve that mess of a puzzle, make sure that The Story Goes On for us characters in this month’s freesty-"

Didn’t I tell you to go back to your story, Irene? I turn my back for one minute and you climb through the fourth wall again! What am I going to do with you? Regardless, back to our regularly scheduled announcement. In this month’s roleplay of the month, you’re going to be experiencing some Profound Perspectives as your characters undergo a life-changing event. Hopefully, your characters will behave better than mine.

"I'm really feeling the love! But remember folks, participating in the RPC's activities will grant you tickets to their April Participation Raffle, and I heard there’s plenty of great prizes to be won!"

For the last time, Irene, get back to your story!

Written by karylle.

April 5, 2020


11:45 am - Kasey

Yes, yes, you've heard correctly! I have decided to pass on my experience and knowledge to those less fortunate in the journalistic arts. What? What do you mean you haven't heard of the Rita Skeeter School of Journalism? Someone isn't reading the right papers - it's been all the buzz in my own personal columns and articles, the only things worth reading. You must not have heard about the scandalous affair between one Herbology professor and some unknown blonde either. You truly are out of the loop. But, never fear! You're hearing about it now, so come on over to Magical Theories and let's see how many proper Myth Makers we have here.

And, don't forget, along with my invaluable knowledge, I'm giving away 11,000 House Points and some some gossip-worthy prizes:

April 4, 2020

Social Media Update

11:57 pm - little fox

April Monthly Announcements!

Oh hai, Social Media loving HEXians! You may have noticed that Platform Ponderings was missing from our monthly announcements. For those of you feeling a touch of FOMO for our raffle, fear no more! The Social Media team is excited to announce that we have been working hard to improve the platform experience for HEX users. We felt that our area could use a little love and care and include fun new things! This change and more are detailed here. We welcome you to scroll on over, check it out, and ask any questions you may have!

Just because most of us are stuck at home doesn't mean we can't be a part of a great adventure. Join the Social Media team and the Platform Scavengers this April to hunt for some answers!

Many people have turned to social media amidst the pandemic that the world is experiencing right now. Where there are influentials and motivators, there are also those who spread negative and false information. Head over to Monthly Musings to give your input on this topic.

Just how good is your knowledge of the Wizarding world? Come test it with the latest round of trivia questions! Think you're up for it? You better, because I Bet the Muggles Won't Know About These!


April 3, 2020

Ministry of Magical Arts :: April Update

12:02 am - BiologicallyBeth

Hey, slow it down, what do ya want from me? Whataya want from me?
Well, what do you want from MoMA? A new set of challenges for your entertainment, all centered around the wonderful world of music?
Just don't give up on me, I won't let you down. No, I won't let you down

No, we did not let you down this month! Check out our new monthly challenges, starting with offering your services for the new Weird Sisters Album in the Graphics Challenge. Maybe you prefer rewriting existing songs instead? Stop by the Writing Challenge for some magically inspired music!

Did you really think that's all we have to offer you? We've got 3 lovely forums for you to enjoy at your convince during this tumultuous time of quarantine.
The Exhibit || The Gallery || The Institute

1st Place: Lupin’s Gramophone OR Wizard Radio + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

April 2, 2020

Quidditch: Snakes vs Eagles

5:42 am - Jojo

Gather round, gather round for another match at Hogwarts! April is here and with it, the match opposing the cunning Slytherin to the wise Ravenclaw is already on. Dust you flags and ready those banners, and come join us in the Quidditch Pitch where you can cheer for your team in the Spectator Stands.


April 1, 2020

Happy Birthday Fools' Day!!

2:18 am - Fred and George

While at first we were a little caught off guard having so many people visiting The Burrow for our birthday, we've chosen to look at it as a beautiful opportunity! You see, we may have been experimenting with those crackers everyone seems so fond of for the last couple months, and think now's the time to have everyone test them out for us. We'll be throwing them into whatever rooms seem most crowded, you may want to duck!

In the spirit of celebrating the best day of the year, we'll be randomly popping up and quizzing you about none other than ourselves! Better get our question right, though, or we'll make it so you're stuck in The Burrow forever. It's only fair.

Come join us in The Burrow to celebrate our birthday with us- we may have some other things up our sleeves, but it's sure to be a blast!

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