Quidditch: not just for witches and wizards

Caption: The Australian national quidditch team (The Dropbears) at the 2016 World Cup   Remember when Harry coughed up the snitch to win his first match of quidditch for Gryffindor? Harry’s adventures playing quidditch are some of the most iconic moments in J.K.Rowling’s magical series. But did you know there are thousands of muggles all […]

In honour of Father’s Day: our ranking of the best and worst dads in Harry Potter

Mums get a big rap in Harry Potter (quite rightly) but, when I stopped to think about it, there are a lot of dads – some good, some not-so-much! In honour of all magical and Muggle dads alike, let’s  take a look at what I consider to be the five best and the five worst […]

Worth a second—or even a seventeenth—visit

Ever since everyone’s favourite potions master, “Bonkers” Beth, first told me about Quizzic Alley, I have been dying to check it out. Life’s penchant for getting in the way of plans notwithstanding, it was only a matter of time before I jumped on the Murray’s Express to see the store for myself and holy moly […]

Quizzic Alley and MS Readathon – a magical partnership to get kids to read

Quizzic Alley is throwing its support behind children’s literacy as an official sponsor of this year’s MS Readathon. Registrations are open for the MS Readathon and more than 28,000 kids around the country have already signed up. Over 40,000 are expected to be ready to start reading by August. The rules are simple: Read whatever […]

Nearly Legless Mick: from Muggle to Magic

As one of Australia’s most successful athletes Michael Milton is no stranger to a battle. He lost his left leg to bone cancer at nine, competed in his first Paralympic Games at 14 and won Australia’s first ever winter gold medal at just 19… a full decade before Steven Bradbury’s Olympic gold medal. In an […]

Universal Studios in Orlando to re-open Friday 5 June

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida announced today that the resort will re-open on Friday 5th June. It’s welcome news to the resort’s legion of fans with a number posting they intend to visit as soon as possible, despite the United States recording one of the highest COVID-19 infection and death rates in the world. The […]

Puzzles and Spells new mobile game – first official trailer!

The first official teaser trailer for the new Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells mobile game has landed! Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment – with official licensing from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and published under Portkey Games – has developed the match-3 puzzle game. Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories, it places the […]

I built the first ever Quizzic Alley Book Nook! A review by Bonkers Beth.

Quizzic Alley team member, Bonkers Beth is our go-to witch for all things creative so she was the obvious choice to assemble the Quizzic Alley book nook prototype. Here’s her review. I love art and craft and consider myself a bit of an artist so I was a little hesitant when I was asked to […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Melbourne Suspension Extended

The suspension of performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre will be extended for another month to the end of June. The producers made the announcement today in line with the latest government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Performances prior to 3 June had previously been postponed, with […]