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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HP Editor on Today Show

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 09:07 AM

Arthur Levine of Scholastic spoke on the Today Show just now, and released a few small tidibts about the book. Click below to read, and thanks to the reader who listed them!
Update: You can also see videos here, thanks to Page from Thanks Page!
There will be a new Minister for Magic (which we knew but hadn'tContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

ON TLC: High-Res HBP Covers

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 07:44 AM

We have the high-res Scholastic cover right here!
Important Note: These images as presented on Leaky are the highest res available legally. The image must be smaller than the size of the acutal book - if it's not others can print the cover themselves. Out of respect for the people making this book we have downsizedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Artwork Revealed on NBC; British Cover on Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 07:18 AM

The cover for Scholastic (American edition) versions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was revealed today on the Today show; it will be shown again at 9 a.m. We expect good quality pictures soon but from what we saw, the art is green-toned and appears to show Harry andContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Cover to Debut on the Today Show

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 06:53 AM

Katie Couric just announced that on today's Today show on NBC, she will be unveiling the cover for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Stay tuned! And if you are awake and proficient at screencaps...please let us know!


Signed Goblet of Fire Sweepstakes to Benefit Children's Camp

Posted by: Melissa
March 07, 2005, 09:42 PM

August, the New York division of Kiwanis International, an international service
organization devoted to aiding children around the world, will raffle off a
one-of-a-kind American-edition Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
book signed by 27 members of Harry Potter and the GobletContinued...

Rankin Interviews

Off to See the Wizard, a Chris Rankin Interview

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2005, 12:58 PM

The long-awaited Chris Rankin interview! Enjoy! Click on the link below for the whole interview, and click the pics for larger versions.
By Melissa Anelli for The Leaky Cauldron

On the yellow brick road

How busy has Chris Rankin been since finishing filming on Prisoner of

Busy. Busy. Buuuu-sy.Continued...


WB Shuts Down Narrated Sorcerer's Stone Screenings

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2005, 09:20 PM

According to an article in, WB has shut down a series of NYC and Boston screenings of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that were scheduled to take place this weekend. The movie was to feature a "Wizard People, Dear Reader" narration, in which the volume ofContinued...

OotP Film

CBBC Newsround Talks Casting for OotP; Davies Photo

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2005, 12:47 PM

A few days ago we told you that casting had not yet begun for the next film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Production on that film is scheduled to start in January of 2006. CBBC Newsround now has an article with further information about casting for the fifth film, stating that theContinued...


Additional Horntail Photos

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2005, 06:38 AM has posted more photos of the Hungarian Horntail being used in the filming of Goblet of Fire. Click here to see more, including shots of the dragon's wings.
Thanks to MuggleNet and!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Updates

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2005, 06:47 PM has been updated now with a new poster for download that reminds us to set our alarms for the Half-Blood Prince release. A change has also been made to their countdown calendar with a special mark on March 11th, which is RED NOSE DAY. In conjunction with that day, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) will be performingContinued...

Microsoft and the Weasley Clock

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2005, 04:06 PM

Have the people at Microsoft been watching the Harry Potter movies? Perhaps, as this clock was on display as part of Microsoft's Techfest, a festival where new products being developed are revealed. Says the Seattle Times "Microsoft researchers have put a new twist on telling time, creating a digital wallContinued...


More GoF Lego Images

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2005, 12:47 AM

Better quality resolution of the Durmstrang ship and the graveyard scene Lego toys - check it out. Thanks Eddie!

PoA Film

PoA Wins Soundtrack Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 02, 2005, 10:24 AM

The Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack has nabbed the 2004 Soundtrack of the Year Award from The award was nominated by SST and voted on by the station's users. Thanks Nico!

U-Penn scientists working on real invisibility cloak

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2005, 10:43 AM

Zach of the Harry Potter Fan Zone let us know about work at the University of Pennsylvania on an actual invisibility shield called a "plasmonic cover". The Scotsman writes:

According to Dr Andrea Alu and Dr Nader Engheta, the engineers behind the project, the key is to reduce light scattering.Continued...

OotP Film

Rumor "American Actress to Play Lily Potter" False

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2005, 09:22 AM

There are rumors going around that according to an Italian magazine OotP director David Yates is considering casting an American actress as Lily Potter in OotP. This is false.
This rumor came up last week and a WB rep instantly shot it down to TLC. Casting is not yet underway on OotP, and GeraldineContinued...

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