- Nearly Headless Nick has been voted your favourite house ghost! If you'd like to see the rest of the results, check out the Poll Archive
- The Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff Common Rooms on Pottermore have had a makeover! The new Ravenclaw background can be found here, while the new Hufflepuff background can be found here. The original images are still up on our Houses page if you'd like to have a look.
- Don't forget about our aim to stop Pottermore trolls. The event is coming up soon! You can read all about it here
- Pottermore has addressed our troll-related concerns. You can read their response here. Please note that the event is not cancelled.
- The Department of Mysteries was the most popular option for last weeks poll. Check out all the results here
- As some of you have noticed (and questioned), a few unreleased items have been turning up in your common room newsfeed on PM. We will not be giving out any links to items from future chapters. We strongly advise that you don't collect any items from unreleased chapters, however it is up to you whether you do or not.
- For those of you who are having trouble collecting Fluxweed, a direct link has been added to the Glitches page.
- Results are in and Defence Against the Dark Arts was the most popular subject! Check out all the results here
- Join the 30 day Harry Potter Challenge on our facebook page! There's a new question everyday for a month :)
- Help stop the Pottermore trolls and unfair banning! Check out all the details here
- On this day in 1998, the Battle of Hogwarts took place. We raise our wands for all those that fought and were lost in the battle.
- All Slytherin students should now have the Montrose Magpies Quidditch Badge in their trunk! This is their prize for winning the third house cup! If you'd like to read more about the badge and see what it looks like, check out the House Cup page
- The Toast Bean Glitch and the Bertie Bott Card glitches are now fixed. If you're still having trouble collecting them, have a look at our glitches page.
- Results for your favourite quote from Hermione are in! Check out all the results here
- Slytherin has won the third house cup! Congratulations to the snakes! Ravenclaw placed second, Gryffindor third and Hufflepuff fourth. Check out the full results here
- We finally have a Herbicide Tutorial! Sorry it's taken so long; hopefully it helps!
- It appears that PM have been hiding some items from us! A few glitched items have been discovered, these items can't be collected the normal way, but they can still be collected! For a list on all the item glitches as well as a guide on how to collect them, go here
- Another coupon code for you all!! The lovely Lauren from Mauve Magpie on Etsy is offering GryffinRoarians 10% off her merch! She's got lots of amazing stuff, like HP themed bookmarks and she has more HP stuff in the works :D You can check out all the details here
- Weasleys Wizard Wheezes has been voted your favourite wizarding store! The rest of the results can be found here
- The PM insider has revealed that the next house cup will be awarded on Thursday 25th of April. Good luck to all the houses!
- The Norvel Twonk Chocolate Frog Card glitch appears to have been fixed and users should be able to collect it now.
- All new item locations have been added! If we've missed anything, please let us know :)
- The next instalment of PoA is out! Please be patient regarding site updates, I'm (MM) a bit busy with university at the moment but I'll try to have them up over the next few days :)
- Ron and Hermione were voted your favourite couple! Ron and Lavender weren't so lucky, they ended up with only 0.43% of the total vote. You can check out all the results here
- The winners of the Dragon Hunt are DawnWatch25658 (1st place), DraconisHolly28846 (runner-up) and AshHazel29728 (runner-up). Congratulations! All the details can be found here
- The Hunt is now over! Thank you to everyone who participated :) If you haven't already, you have until Midday Thursday 4th of April (GMT + 13) to send your answers in! Results will be out sometime on Friday.
- Last day of the hunt! As soon as you have all your answers, send them in! All the submission details can be found here
- The winner of the poll/joke competition is....CharmRose15917! Congratulations :D
- Day 4 of the hunt! Happy hunting!
- Today Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) passed away, may he rest in peace *raises wand*
- Day 3 of the hunt has arrived!
- Results for the poll are in and most of you would like to be a Seeker if you could! Check out all the results here
- Really cool news for you all! GryffinRoar users can now receive 10% off ANY purchase from FloggleWerks! Check out all the details here
- Day 2 of the hunt has arrived!
- The Dragon Egg Hunt has begun! The Riddle can be found in the great hall chat and the Egg is hidden somewhere on GryffinRoar :) Good luck!
- The Poll has spoken and your favourite HP book is...The Deathly Hallows! After a close battle with the Prisoner of Azkaban, DH extended it's lead and came out on top! Chamber of Secrets wasn't so lucky and ended up last in the poll. Check out all the results here
- Pottermore is coming to PlayStation home next month! Check out all the details here
- Results are in and it looks like most of you would like to be Hogwarts Professors! Sneaking ahead of Aurors at the last minute, Hogwarts Professors took it out with 25.52%. Aurors were close behind with 24.48%. The least popular option was working at Gringotts, they only managed to pull 1.04%! Check out the full results here
- Check out the PM insider for teaser questions related to the next instalment of PoA!
- The Dragon Egg Hunt is back! To go on an exciting hunt for the chance to win prizes, check out all the details here
- New weekly poll is up! Turns out most of you would like to be Hermione if you could, while (thankfully) only 3% of you wanted to be Voldemort...check out the complete results here
- Having trouble collecting an item? Check out our new PM glitches page. This page lists all the current item-related glitches and is helpful for if you've been trying to collect/recollect something for ages and it just won't work.
- 99chats (our chat host) is currently experiencing technical problems so you might not be able to access our chats. Please keep trying as it will fix itself eventually :)
- Thank you for all your submissions for our poll/joke section, they're all amazing :D The poll will change weekly, while the joke will change daily (dependent on volume of submissions) so make sure you come back to check them out.
- First joke and poll are up! Results for the poll will be released as soon as the next one is put up.
- Don't forget to keep sending in your jokes and poll suggestions! Once a month all entries will go into the draw to win a prize, check out all the details here
- New pages! If you've ever been missing an item from your trunk and can't figure out what it is or you'd like to see how many points you can earn from each book, check out our brand new item checklists. Please let us know if you spot any mistakes :)
- Starting Sunday 3rd March our homepage will be home to a daily joke and weekly poll. To send in your submissions and to find out how you can win a prize click here
- For those submitting Prefect Applications, please double check your email address. A few emails have not been going through due to incorrect email addresses.
- Prefect Applications submitted after the 7th of February (GMT + 13) will be dealt with after the 15th of February as MM (MidnightMoon126) will be away.
- Update from Stark! You can find his latest blog entry under Fun stuff
- Are you after an ingredient and you don't know which book it's found in? The Regenerating Ingredients section under 'Potions Tips' has had a bit of a makeover so you can easily locate the ingredient your after and it'll take you to the right section for you!
- New Badge to unlock! Successfully brew three potions in a row and you will be awarded with the Potions Apprentice Badge.
- A bit late (bad MM) but Stark's latest blog entry is now up!
- Having trouble with Forgetfulness Potion? Check out our video tutorial!
- Happy New Year GryffinRoarians! May 2013 be filled with lots of happiness, magic and a little bit of mischief :)
- PoA updates (excluding screenshots) are all complete! Item Locations can be found here, exclusive content can be found here and the ingredients glossary/potion ingredient pages have been updated.
- The first 7 chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban have been released! Updates will be put up as soon as possible
- New locations are now up! The ingredients glossary is yet to be updated but that will be done as soon as possible. Pictures and screenshots will be added within the next few days. If we're missing anything, please let us know :)
- Second year shopping list notification. A lot of you seem to be worried about this. All it means is that you need everything from the list in order to gain access to PoA when it is available (20th Dec). The list only contains the list of books you need (as explained in its description) so if you have bought all the books written by Lockhart books from diagon alley, you should be fine. If this changes, we will let you know.
- New unlockable/exclusive content for Chamber of Secrets! Head over to Book 2, Chapter 4, Moment 2 and click the area at the bottom of the fireplace to unlock exclusive information about Floo Powder
- The first instalment of PoA will be released on Thursday 20th December
- Video tutorial for Sleeping Draught is now up!
- Important notice: The GH Chat will be closed from 12am 19th December to 12am 23rd December. If you have any questions, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out Diagon Alley on Pottermore to find lots of snow and extra galleons in your bank account!
- A message for Gryffindors: We're reviving the prefects chat! Sign up and join us. Let's get Gryffindor back to the top! (or near it :P). Remember that the GH Chat is still available to all houses.
- Thank you MagicDawn14 for designing yet another banner for us! Be sure to check out more of her art here as well as her website here
- The prize for Gryffindor has been released! We've uploaded the files to the site, you can check it out here
- As a reward for winning the CoS house cup Gryffindor will receive the following: "Gryffindor will be able to download beautiful artwork of their common room as wallpapers and screensavers for their electronic devices. " We'll have them up as soon as they are available to us. You can read all about it here
- Congratulations to Gryffindor for winning the CoS house cup! Gryffindor was first with 48,538,348 points, Slytherin was second with 48,495,275 points, Hufflepuff was third with 48,438,276 points and Ravenclaw was fourth with 45,455,773 points! A record of the house cup for each book can be found here
- We have an update from Elder Stark! you can read it here
- Thank you ElmHeart23621 for letting us know about a very cool, new item location! Head over to Book 1, Chapter 12, Moment 1. Zoom in twice and amongst the back shelves a long the top, you'll find "Book of Spells" along with a video! You can check out the screenshot here
- Thank you to everyone who entered and voted in the Halloween Contest! The results are as follows: Winner: Submission #7 - FangFlame1979. Runners-Up: Submission #14 - WildFlight8757 and Submission #12 - OakSun12798. Congratulations!
- The Chamber of Secrets house cup will be awarded November 21st. Good luck to all houses! You can read about it here
- Prefect acceptance letters have gone out. Be sure to check your junk mail!
- GryffinRoar is hosting a worldwide Secret Santa! The festive season is coming up soon so join in with all the fun :) All the details can be found here
- As requested, a video tutorial for de-gnoming has been made! You can check it out here
- Thank you to everyone who entered the Halloween Contest! Voting is now open, you can check out the poll here
- Remember if you're looking through the site for locations, everything is grouped under which book they appear in AND what they are (Book locations, Chocolate Frog Card Locations, Galleons, Beans, Regenerating Ingredients, Objects and unlockable content). Make sure you have a look through them all!
- All the locations for the new CoS chapters are now up on the site! If you find any mistakes or we've missed anything, let us know :) Screenshots will be added as soon as possible.
- To enter the Slytherin Common room in CoS Chapter 12, Moment 3 you need to have brewed/obtained both parts of the Polyjuice Potion.
- There are a few Pottermore glitches regarding collection of items. Until these are fixed, you may be unable to collect a couple of items such as the needlework and the Montrose Magpies Quidditch Badge.
- The final instalment of CoS will be released 31st October, 12 noon GMT! Please be patient regarding site updates, we're busy with exams and work so it might take a few days for new locations to be published.
- In addition to our Halloweeen contest, Kuro (WolfsbaneDust164) will be holding a creepypasta reading session in tinychat at 6pm on October 31st (GMT + 10).
- Pottermore Update - The final instalment of the Chamber of Secrets will be released next week! You can read about it here
- Stark has sent another letter! You can read it here. Comment with any questions/well-wishes and we'll make sure he gets them :)
- Halloween is just around the corner! Read about our halloween contest here
- Those cornish pixies are so much trouble! A few of you are having trouble guiding them back into their cage so we've made a video tutorial to help you out. Good luck!
- Congratulations to our new mods BludgerGhost1405, HollyKnight12099, PatronusCentaur10961, ShieldStorm20167 and WombatSeeker8399. Use your powers wisely!
- Thank you to everyone who applied to be a Great Hall Mod. There were a lot of applications and it was hard to narrow it down. If you didn't make it this time, you're more than welcome to apply the next time applications are open :)
- Mod applications for the GH are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified within the next couple of days.
- CoS location screenshots are now up!
- Thank you to everyone who has helped with the new CoS information, we really do appreciate it :)
- All CoS locations are now up! Check out the pages under the locations tab.
- Chapters 5-11 for CoS are now OPEN! Locations will be up as soon as possible!
- For those of you who need help with duelling, we've made a video tutorial!
- We've received a letter from Elder Stark! Check out his journey so far, here. Any comments will be sent off to him in the next letter
- Mod Applications for the Great Hall Chat are now open. Click here to apply
- A letter to everyone who is still waiting to become a prefect
- Thank you to everyone who celebrated GryffinRoar's birthday week with us! All the winners can be found here
- HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO US! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! Celebrate with us by entering all the competitions and joining us in the Great Hall chat!
- StarKnight58 is off to South Africa for two years! He'll be keeping us updated through letters that will be posted here. Leave your questions/well wishes and we'll make sure he sees them all :)
- Birthday Week details are now up! Check it all out under the birthday week tab
- GryffinRoar's birthday is approaching quickly! Look forward to all sorts of fun and games beginning August 30th!
- Which first-year lesson would you take? Answer on the Pottermore Insider Poll!
- People of all ages united due to the magical story of Harry Potter. Without her, all of this wouldn't exist. Happy Birthday J.K Rowling! and of course, Happy Birthday to the one and only Harry Potter!
- Keep updated with all things GryffinRoar! We now have a mailing list, you can sign up here. Everyone is welcome to join :)
- Pottermore now has achievement badges to collect! Check out the Badges Page to have a look at the badges we know of so far.
- Only chapters 1 to 4 for the Chamber of Secrets are open at the moment. There is a glitch that allows you to appear as if you are beyond chapter 4 but no one has access. Don't worry if you see someone that looks like they're on chapter 5 or after as they are not (:
- CoS is OPEN! "The first chapters of HARRY POTTER and the Chamber of Secrets are now ready for you to explore." YAY
- CoS item locations can be found here. If anything is missing, let us know (:
- Congratulations to the Slytherins for winning the first inaugural Pottermore House Cup! Keep an eye out for CoS, it'll be coming out soon.
- Calling all artists! Do you have any Harry Potter artwork lying around? Send it to email@example.com and we'll put it in the GryffinRoar gallery for you. Don't forget to include your PM name too!
- Pottermore Update: "Chamber of Secrets - This week, we’re finalising artwork for Chapter Seven, Mudbloods and Murmurs, and Chapter Fifteen, Aragog."
- Get to know your new mods! Check out their mod bios here (:
- Pottermore update: The inaugural Pottermore House Cup will be awarded on July 5th, so get brewing and duelling! All the details can be found here
- Pottermore update: "Chamber of Secrets - This week, we're finalising artwork for Chapter Fourteen, Cornelius Fudge"
- We need your help! GryffinRoar is turning one at the end of August and it's not a birthday without a party, right? It'll be a week of celebrations, so we need ideas. Submit your ideas for games/contests by using the contact us form or by posting on the facebook event page (:
- Congratulations to AvisPhoenix174, AvisSeeker87, GhostKnight87, RoseAsphodel112 and WatchAccio134. Welcome to the mod team!
- Pottermore update: "Chamber of Secrets - Last week, we were editing sounds in the studio for the Chamber of Secrets and we're now working on finishing artwork for Chapter Eleven, The Duelling Club."
- Prefect acceptance letters have FINALLY been sent out. Be sure to check your spam folder! (However, if you applied to the last week we haven't gotten to you yet. Light will get to you on Tuesday, hopefully)
- The first batch of temp mods have been chosen. If you didn't get an email, don't worry too much. You still have a chance to get into the next batch!
- Mod Applications for the Great Hall are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied (:
- Mod Applications are now open for the Great Hall!
- Looking for something exciting to read? Check out A Sentinel's recollections!
- THIS is why you guys are awesome!
- Happen to love role play? GryffinRoar now has a role play forum! Head here to check it out.
- Sunshine, roses, butter mellow, turn this website red and yellow!.. We've had a makeover! Hope you all like it :D
- HAPPY NEW YEAR GryffinRoarians!
- Check out The Hogwarts Headmasters tumblr to keep up with to goings on of GRoar and our sister sites
- Um...oops? We had a slight computer glitch here at GryffinRoar and seem to have lost all of our prefect applications. If you've been waiting on a response about you application PLEASE reapply here.
- OMGROFLCOPTERWTFBBQ! Dueling is up on Pottermore!
- aaaaannnnddddd We're BACK! The Great Hall is open again!
- LESS THAN A DAY TO GO before the Great Hall reopens... hope to see you all in a few hours :)
- New Admin! Congratulations to MidnightMoon126 for reaching admin status... welcome to the crazier life :) Hoping you all would support her
- Logo winner announced! Congratulations to Logo #7 for getting the most votes! Thanks all for voting!
- Congratulations to DustNox38, ElmBlood10, MagicDawn14, PhoenixCloak154, QuillCentaur207, RuneWitch179, ScaleScarlet143 and WalnutSnitch204 who have now received their mod powers... Use them wisely :p
- Pottermore Insider has posted some amazing artwork from its beta users and it seems like they'll be doing it for every moment. Go here to check it out.
- The final three submissions for the logo competition have been chosen. Be sure to vote!
- Disappointed by PM so far? PM's Beta survey for non-English speakers are now up. The French, German, Italian and Spanish versions are now accessible so comment away.
- Good news! Pottermore is BACK! Bad news? Duelling is still down :(
- Voting for the logo competition is now up on the GryffinRoar Gallery! We're going to vote for the top 3 first, then vote again in a few weeks.
- Pottermore Insider has announced that Beta has been extended again (no definite date this time) and Pottermore will be down for a few days starting 2 Nov to make changes.
- NEW MODS!! We would like to extend our welcome to DreamNox20, KnightPixie61, RoseHeart9 and ThestralCat46. Congratulations!!
- Part 2 of the behind the scenes look on the Pottermore House Crests is up! Click here to read all about it.
- Get to know your mods! Mod Bios are up!
- GryffinRoar and is now officially affiliating with Ravenclaws of Pottermore! Part of our affiliation is that now BOTH sites are hosting the Great Hall chat, so be sure to say hi to all out new Ravenclaw friends :)
- Speaking of our affiliation, we are having a joint Halloween Costume Contest! Be sure to check it out and enter.
- This one's waaaaaaaaaay overdue... Congratulations to WizardLeviosa32 who is now FINALLY a mod. Mod results will be released in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
- The final Beta Survey for PM is up! Click here to directly go to it or you can read the blog entry in Pottermore Insider.
- Want to know how the Pottermore House Crests came to be? Click here for more info.
- Mod Applications are now CLOSED. Too bad you missed your chance to sign up :( Expect the names of our new chat mods in the coming weeks.
- Read how GryffinRoar came to be. Go to About Us and find out.
- GryffinRoar is proud to announce a new project! Do you speak a language that isn't available on Pottermore? (eg. Indonesian, Malay, Korean, etc.) We would love to have you translate the dueling and potions pages into your native language to increase the Pottermore joy of those users who still need a little help with their English skills. If you want to volunteer, tell us via the Contact Us page!
- We are pleased to announce that we have new moderators namely, AccioCat90, HawthornGalleon200, MidnightMoon126, and WolfsbaneDust164. Warm welcome to all of them!
- We are currently doing several site updates all at once. Please don't be surprised if some links are missing. They're still there, but just re-arranged to make Gryffinroar more user-friendly.
- We're behind in prefect's application at the moment, please be patient. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
- The chats are working now! 99chats (our chat provider) had server problems. Sorry for the inconvenience
- Both the Great Hall and the Prefect's Lounge are not working right now. The admin team is doing their best efforts to fix it.
- Restored the link to chat rooms in drop down menu.
- Be sure to enter the contest for the new logo! You can submit your idea to the GryffinRoar Gallery. Submissions are due by October 31st.
- Both chat rooms can now only be accessed by clicking on the Chat tab, they will no longer appear in the dropdown menu.
- Light has edited the theme for the site to make it more all-house friendly and magical :) [Note the wand at the top instead of a pen now]
- Prefect Applications are up to date again, and we have increased the minimum point requirement due to the old point requirement being from before the potion point increase.
- The Linixicorn Blog has been updated
- Be sure to check out the Pottermore Insider for the latest update on what's going on with beta and the official opening of Pottermore
- Prefect Applications are finally caught up! Be sure to check in your junk mail.
- Cloak has returned safely!
- Light is back!
- A typhoon hit the Philippines, where many of our users (including CloakEye) live. We're hoping that they're all safe. There is a virtual card you can sign to wish them all well.
- Light is going on vacation for a week starting 9/18. All Prefect Applications will be put on hold during that time.
- We now have a new Linixicorn Blog and Gallery
- We now have a GryffinRoar Shop to help Light pay the costs of the website, you can also find a Donate button at the bottom of the Home page and both Chats.
- And a GryffinRoar Twitter, where we will be tweeting a different tip every day.
- Also, if you've applied to be a Prefect, check out the Wall of Fail for a list of people who sent in incomplete applications.
- GryffinRoar and Linixicorn have Facebooks