A product of rigorous and excited discussion between a few MuggleNet staff members, Alohomora!
was crafted to fill the void left in the aftermath of the final Harry Potter movie release. Led by the rotating voices of the podcast, fans can now re-read the books alongside thousands online and share all their new insights on the show, as well as on the companion section. The project is entirely produced by fans, for fans.
There are numerous kinds of content that you can read & discover on Alohomora.
Following on from our essays in the MuggleNet Editorials
section, "Quibbles" are academic style articles on the topic of your choice.
Explorations of a particular passage of text in great detail, ending with an evidenced theory or claim.
Like other sites, these are image based submissions with a textual joke.
An image submission based on any aspect.
A creative exploration of the Potter universe in poetic form. Please do not submit fictional works, these should be submitted to our fanfiction
A written version of any given episode.
There are two ways content is rated on Alohomora.
First, by age. There are three levels:
Appropriate for fans of all ages
May have swear words, mild suggestive content, or controversial themes.
Mature content. Contains themes only suitable for those over the age of 18.
Please follow the age guidelines provided by the ratings system when submitting. Think carefully about the content you are submitting and the age of your intended audience. It is best to be over cautious and apply ratings if there is anything even vaguely inappropriate for minors in your work.
Second, by the content's subject matter:
Content contains material that may cause offence to some readers.
Content contains material that may cause unwanted psychological trauma to some readers.
There are a variety of ways to find content on Alohomora!
Like on Pottermore, content on the site is shared and organized according to the book and chapter of the Harry Potter series it corresponds to; so simply by clicking a book cover on your right hand panel you can instantly explore fun and interesting fan submissions while you read.
Underneath the book covers you can also stream fan submissions by content type - this way you can immediately check out only the kinds of content that appeals to you. Further below that we also have a box of random content which you can discover - this will change every time you refresh the page.
If you would like to find a particular work, we have an excellent search function which you can see in the above navigation. Use the drop-down menu to sort exactly what you want to see by book, chapter, content-type, click "submit" and you should find exactly what you're looking for.
LOVE hearing from fans and very much look forward to you contacting us! To contact Alohomora!
with general questions, comments, or suggestions, use any one of the methods below.
AlohomoraMN (Calls are free for Skype users!)
→ Need some tips on how to leave a successful voicemail? Click here!
You can also contact any of the Alohomora!
staff directly either by email, or by following them on Twitter.
Working with the crazy hosts of the podcast isn't easy work.. not when they are constantly changing, improving, and adding to the site! To help manage this chaos, they assembled a noble team of MuggleNet staff to help keep Alohomora!
the very best it could be. Learn about these courageous souls below!
While late to the Potter party, Jon is nonetheless fanatical about all things Potter! Four years ago, the birth of his daughter sparked an interest to read the Potter series out loud as a family. Now 31, the Potterverse has consumed him & he's anxious to contribute what he can! Editing Alohomora! is a great fit as he has a podcast of his own, MetalsPeak...which is tied to another of his life's passions: all things Metal! Metal and Potter - can't go wrong!
In between working at a recording studio in Omaha Nebraska, running a music production company, playing lots of video games, and listening to a whole lotta music, Patrick has somehow found time to immerse himself in the Potter universe! He has been a Potter fan since the beginning and considers it an honor to be able to directly contribute to keeping the "Potter spirit" alive.
Terrance Pinkston Jr., 28, is the lead host of Hogwarts Radio. He hales from San Antonio, Texas and lives for anything involved with Social Media. In addition, he is a record producer for a local Hip-Hop and R&B group. He is also an actor on the side as well. You might have seen him in the 2008 flick, “Stop-Loss.” You can follow him on Twitter by his handle @Terranceus.
Tracey, a 22 year old Ravenclaw from New Zealand, is studying at the University of Auckland for her BCom(Hons) in Information Systems. She has been a huge fan of all things Potter since the age of 9, & has worked on the MuggleNet transcription team since early 2009. When she's not busily working away on the transcripts & managing the army of transcribers, she provides help wherever she can for various MuggleNet projects.
We could also not survive without the immense help of our transcription team! Lead by Tracey, we have a team of keen eared Harry Potter fans that help to turn out the transcripts quickly, and accurately! A very special thanks to every single one of you! We couldn't do it without you!
A very special thanks to the individuals who helped make Alohomora!
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