Hogwarts Live Upgrade

We're going to start the upgrade process within the next few hours or so. The site will likely be down for about an hour. After the upgrade please report any errors via the Petition for Help link.

Include these details in your petition:
(1) The URL/web address from your browser's address bar.
(2) Any error messages and/or a description of the error.

Some of the texts may read strangely, let us know by providing the same information as requested above.

Update: Upgrade complete. Start reporting errors!

Hogwarts Live on Twitter

Hey if any of you are interested in promoting yourself, your brand, breaking news, or just keeping in touch please follow me on Twitter:
@ariadoss or http://twitter.com/ariadoss

I'll follow anyone who follows me right back as long as you're not a spammer!

Still not interested? Here's 15 good reasons why you should join.

If you're my friend on here you can request to follow my private updates @danilosapad

Once you join be sure to learn how to use Twitter, here's a good mini-guide.

Also, Alchemist Edmund is on Twitter too @nickmoline so be sure to add him!

And finally, Hogwarts Live has a Twitter account as well, but it's not being updated just yet.
You can follow @hogwartslive though and we'll be sure to let you know when we start updating it.

Azkatraz Reminder

For those of you interested in attending Azkatraz, the Harry Potter Symposium, they have extended the $145 rate until April 15th, if you can come, think about it, it's going to be a lot of fun.

I, along with SerenityRose and MikeCrim will be hosting a panel discussion at the event on "Wizarding Physics: Gamp and beyond" where we will dig a little deeper into Rowling's magical world and hopefully understand the limits of magic in the Potter universe.

In addition, we are hoping to have a HogwartsLive meetup at the event for people attending Azkatraz who play on HogwartsLive.

I hope to meet you there.

Player Request

A longtime member of this site, AislingBlack, and her family would like to spread the word about her niece Mikyla.

Mikyla needs open heart surgery before she is 1 year old for two heart murmurs. She recently had the pinched aorta fixed but flat lined. They were able to revive this smiley, happy girl but now she is stuck on a breathing tube. Her family are not yet asking for donations to help in the care of her. All they request is that the world get to know this loving child through her Caring Bridge website by reading her journal, subscribing to updates on her, and signing her guest book.

When Mikyla recovers from this nasty health problem, her daddy will be show her just how much human compassion the world had for her.

So please we request of you to go to her website and sign her guest book:

Then print out her flier to pass around at your schools, churches, jobs, and social events: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/AislingBlack/Mikyla2.jpg

Pass her website along to all you know.

Thank You!

The Howard Family of Indiana.

New HBP Trailer!

Warner Bros. released a brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the series.

Movie Trailers - Movies Blog

New Easier to Remember Referral Links

If you're not already aware of this you can earn donator points by getting people to sign up for Hogwarts Live via your referral link. I've recently changed everyone's referral links to make them easier to remember. While the old referral links still work, it'd be nice if you could start giving out the new easy-to-remember referral links, which look like this:


Please note Username should be replaced with the name you use to login (i.e. the name that comes after Firstyeargirl or whatever your title happens to be); for example my referral link would be:

By giving your friends this link you will automagically receive 50 points every time one of them reaches level 10.

There's more about this on the Referrals page in the Prefect's Lounge.


Sorry, about the downtime but as you see the site is back up now. We have some ideas to fix the crashes and we'll let you know what we're gonna do about it soon.

Thanks for your continued patience everyone!

MTV Spoilers

Tonight at 8PM EST MTV's show Spoilers will have a exclusive inside look at Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

EDIT: For those who missed it here is a link to it(it is only about a minute long):
MTV's Spoilers

HL Insider&ChatKillers

Because of the nature of some of the content on The HL Insider and the ChatKillers Message Board, and because they are NOT affiliated with HogwartsLive in any way (except for some shared members) any discussion of either site or their contents is prohibited in chat.

The Staff, of course, is aware of this new policy and will warn and/or mute anyone who chooses to not adhere to it.

Thank you.

callstack errors

We know about the callstack errors they will be fixed as soon as possible please refrain from petitioning about them thank you.