LOLCat Day

As you may have noticed, yesterday was LOLCat day, you computer was not glitched, and your computer didn't get contaminated with a virus. It is one day out of the year where you can act super silly, spam in all caps, and chatspeak without getting in trouble! Thank you to everyone who sat through it last year, this year, and will be around with us for it next year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone for the last 24 hours, and the site has returned to normal until Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Double Donation Day: Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

To recognize Harry Potter's birthday in England let Double Donation Day begin!

As long as it's Harry Potter's birthday somewhere in the world you'll get double the points that you normally do so head on over the Prefect's Lounge.

UPDATE: Double Donation Day has officially ended. Congrats to all of you who were able to donate.

Site Address Change

Some of you may have experienced trouble logging in or a few other errors, this happened because Danilo switched the site address back to instead of There is no need to panic or send petitions about these errors.

Leaky Con 2012

Fellow Harry Potter Fans,

Leaky Con 2012 is coming up! This year the conference is taking place in Chicago on August 9th through August 12th at the Hilton Chicago. Events at the conference include a quidditch tournament, panel discussions with best-selling authors such as Holly Black and John Green, a Q&A session with actors from the Harry Potter movies including Evanna Lynch, podcasts, and more! Visit if you want to learn more about the event.

Comment below if you'll be there!

New Administrative Staff & Development Team Announcements

I'm happy to announce new moderators, promotions for existing staffers, and last but not least some awesome additions to our development team.

New Jr. Mods

Benz - Jr. Admin
Juan - Sr. Mod
Kilian - Sr. Mod

Dev Team Additions
Ashika - Senior Game Scenario Writer
Kahlan - Chief Content Editor
Pam - Game Scenario Writer
Ven - Senior Graphic Designer (personal friend of mine)

For those of you who don't remember what the dev team is. They're basically people who help build out parts of the game. They're different from moderators in that on HL they're just like any other player but different from normal players as they help make the magic happen behind the scenes. :)

May T-Shirt Winners

May T-Shirt Winners

The winner of our May Top Contributor Prize was Nimue.

The winner of our May T-Shirt Raffle was Salazar.

The winners will receive their choice of designs available on

The Top Contributor Prize and T-Shirt Raffle will continue again for the month of June so be sure to check out the Candy Raffle on the lefthand side of the main site under the -Global- section.

New Villages! And a RACE!

We have just brought back our Ministry of Magic, Spinner's End, and No. 12 Grimmauld Place!

The Ministry is open to any Witch/Wizard and higher, regardless of alignment. No. 12 Grimmauld Place is only open to those Witches and Wizards who are of good alignment, and Spinner's End is only open to Witches and Wizards who are evil. To make it a bit clearer, good players can't get to Spinner's and evil players can't get to No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

In addition to these villages, we have added one new race: Death Eaters.

As the name implies, this is for players who are or who wish to be EVIL. If you are good and you choose this race, you will become evil INSTANTLY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Also, to follow along with the books, this race is only open once you have attained 7 VEs. In other words, only to Witches and Wizards and higher.

Have fun and thanks for playing!

April T-Shirt Winners

April T-Shirt Winners

The winner of our April Top Contributor Prize was AnakinFinnegan.

The winner of our April T-Shirt Raffle was DonovanReno.

The winners will receive their choice of designs available on

The Top Contributor Prize and T-Shirt Raffle will continue again for the month of May so be sure to check out the Candy Raffle on the lefthand side of the main site under the -Global- section.

Staff Suggestions

We will be taking suggestions for new staff members until Saturday, May 5th. Please take into consideration the attitude of the player you are suggesting, their ability to follow the rules, how they treat other players, and if you know they have been banned before, do not suggest them.

Please petition your suggestions.

Just to clear something up...we are not asking you to vote for new staffers, we're only asking for SUGGESTIONS. So if you're one of those people that keeps asking other players to "vote" for you, STOP. Getting a bunch of your friends to petition your name does not increase your chances of being considered for staff.


Friday the 13th Surprise

Just noticed today was Friday the 13th. Well, what better day to start a new Hogwarts Live tradition? Or even better, how about two?

So what are they?

Monthly Top Contributor Prize
If you're the top contributor for the month you'll get to pick out your very own, custom, Hogwarts Live T-shirt from If you live outside the US we'll cover shipping up to $15 (USD). Check out this page for a list of countries we can ship to.

Monthly T-shirt Candy Raffle
Same deal as above except you have to win a contest. Just head on over to the Candy Raffle page under the Global section on the left side of the site and exchange your every flavor beans for raffle tickets. Beans can be won through special events or acquired through the Prefect's Lounge under Buy Candy.

The prize winners for each month will be announced after that month has ended.

Check out some of our T-shirt designs: