Wizarding Weeklies have been winging their way into your Wizarding World App every Wednesday for 50 issues! 50? That’s as many points as Harry lost for sneaking out of bed in his first year at Hogwarts, the height of the dive he made to catch Neville’s Remembrall, the approximate number of witches and wizards on the Wizengamot. Phew... well... fifty is a lot of issues, so let’s take a moment to reflect and celebrate the Wizarding Weekly, and you, the fans, who have been reading and interacting with them through polls, watching videos, playing quizzes, reading articles and much more.
1. “It’s all here in your head” - the moment Harry gets sorted into Gryffindor
2. Buckbeak’s flight from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3. The Tale of the Three Brothers – the beautifully animated Beedle the Bard tale
4. Narcissa and Bellatrix in Spinner's End from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. “Farewell Aragog” - Slughorn and Hagrid get emotional at Aragog’s funeral
1. Luna Lovegood
2. Newt Scamander
3. Leta Lestrange
4. Scorpius Malfoy
5. Pomona Sprout
1. Who is the better Care of Magical Creatures professor?
2. How would you describe Narcissa Malfoy?
3. Who was the worst DADA professor?
4. Which Hogwarts subject would be your favourite?
5. If you were an Animagus, which would you rather turn into?
Our most popular poll ever is...
“Who is the better Care of Magical Creatures Professor?”
Yes, you all have extremely strong opinions on this particular profession at Hogwarts, as this was the poll that people have played the most in our humble app. And, of course, you all banded together to make sure that Hagrid was the winner across all four houses.
The character you would most like to channel in 2020 is...
At the start of this year, we asked you to pick a Wizarding World mascot to embrace in 2020, with the choice of Harry, Neville, Hermione or Draco. Hermione was the resounding winner across all four houses... although Draco nearly pipped her to the post for the Slytherins, with just 3% in it!
The Hogwarts gang you’d all most like to hang out with is...
The golden trio!
When given the choice between the Marauders, the Golden Trio, Draco’s cronies and Ernie Macmillan’s gossipy Hufflepuffs, you voted in your thousands to proudly declare you’d like to be part of Harry Potter’s gang, alongside Ron and Hermione. Even the Hufflepuffs among you picked the golden trio over the characters in your house! However, there is an anomaly here – the Slytherins would much rather be managing mischief with the Marauders than Harry’s lot. Interesting!
You all think that Severus Snape was...
Yes, in our Wizarding Weekly themed all around ‘heroes of the Dark Arts’, we received 20,000 votes on one of the biggest Harry Potter debates going: did you see Snape as a hero or a villain? Or... is the jury still out? The majority of you (around 60% at the time of writing) declared him to be a hero, collectively, with only around 7% dubbing him a villain, and the rest on the fence. No matter what house you’re in, this decision seems pretty unanimous too. But the debate will continue to wage on... Always...
When asked if you’d rather be a Squib or a Muggle, you picked...
Squib! But only just.
This is perhaps one of our closest polls yet, with 23,000 of you trying to decide which non-magical life you’d prefer. Pick a Squib, and you get to actually know about the wizarding world, see ghosts and get one of your wizard mates to pass you your cup of tea with the Summoning Charm. Pick a Muggle, and you can live in blissful ignorance without the frustration of not being able to perform magic. After all, you don’t know any better.
But when all is said and done, 51% of you (at the time of writing...) decided that being a Squib was the ever-so-slightly superior option. And you could always try the Kwikspell course, after all...
We want to thank those of you who have joined us so far on our adventures re-visiting the wizarding world we all love. For those of you who joined us from the first issue of the Wizarding Weekly, thank you for accompanying us on our magical way. And for those who have only just downloaded the Wizarding World App, you’re in luck – there are 50 issues for you to enjoy, as well as many more to come!