• Rules and laws A wand permit is required for all foreign wizards visiting the United States. The Wand Permit Office is tucked away in a dingy basement corner at MACUSA (WFT). Tina Goldstein looks for Newt Scamander’s wand permit application after she finds him using magic in front of a… Read More
• Buildings A small, dingy basement room in the MACUSA building in New York where Tina Goldstein, who was dismissed as an Auror, works. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)… Read More
• Magical objects A complicated device made with feathers used by the Wand-shine Elf to polish wands in the MACUSA Lobby in 1926 (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)… Read More
• Character In the MACUSA Lobby in 1926, a house-elf was shining wands using a feathery contraption (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first in the series of films based on the book by that name. Additional information: Deleted Scenes: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Podcast: Play… Read More
• Publications A magazine (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Publications A magazine (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Magical effects Wizard Space is a magical effect. It causes objects to hold more than their outer dimensions would seem to allow. Wizard Space is created by the Undetectable Extension Charm incantation “Capacious Extremis,”  and is highly regulated by the Ministry (Pm).   Podcast:… Read More
• Essay
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There is very little background information about the Scamander brothers or the war service of any other wizards in canon (WFT). Therefore, we must depend on the books written about the making of the films and trust that the information in them was, at least, approved by JKR. We don’t… Read More
• Buildings • Wizarding places After the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892, MACUSA was relocated to New York (Pm:History of Magic in North America). When the Woolworth Building was being built between 1910-1912, the construction site was infiltrated by wizards who concealed a secret space for their use that could be opened using spells. Thus… Read More
• Glossary Newt Scamander told Jacob Kowalski that his philosophy was that “Worrying means you suffer twice” when Jacob expressed fear about stalking a dangerous Erumpent at the Central Park Zoo in 1926 (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Momolou Wotorson was a foreign envoy to MACUSA in 1926 (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More