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Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 12:30 PM

ppthumb.jpgWith about two weeks left until the zero hour, the team at has been working like a band of house-elves, and we have some amazing things to report.
Firstly, there are now more than 1,500 parties listed on the site, from the US and the UK to Malaysia and Japan.Continued...

WB Shop Update: Marauder Shirts Shipping, Stamps Available

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 12:19 PM

stampsthumb.jpgThe Marauder shirt that you sold WB out of last month has begun shipping again; our WB rep assures us that all of you who backordered will get them shortly, and definitely in time for the HBP release. See/order it here.
Also, while the idea of a Dumbledore's Army shirt has been very wellContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic Half-Blood Prince Booth at Comic-Con

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2005, 10:39 AM

Scholastic, the US Publishers of the Harry Potter books, have announced that they will be present for the first time at Comic-Con International. The convention takes place July 14th through the 17th in San Diego, California, which is during the release weekend for the sixth Potter book. FansContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Video and More Photos of Half-Blood Prince Books

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2005, 10:21 AM

If the wait for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is not too much for you yet, check out this video and some additional photos of the books being sorted at the warehouse for distribution! Only 16 more days!
Thanks Harry Latino!

"Things you can learn about the plot..."

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 07:48 AM

Yesterday's McSweeney's Online Magazine featured a humorous look at Things You Can Learn About The Plot Of The Next Harry Potter Book Just By Looking At The Cover Art. There's no real spoilers for actual book content, as they haven't read it yet, but if you're avoiding the cover, you mightContinued...


Bloomsbury's new contest - win a signed HBP

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 07:42 AM

hbpbloomsburythumb.jpgBloomsbury has recently introduced a gallery section on their new Harry Potter website where fans can submit reviews and artwork associated with the HP books. In the run-up to publication, they are giving away a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which will be sent afterContinued...

Hello Muggle! Hello Fadder!

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2005, 12:45 PM

Kids in Shreveport, LA, Canadaigua, NY and the Penn State area can find summer fun at camps inspired by the Harry Potter books, Newsweek magazine reports. Thanks to Penny from the Lexicon for the tip!
Also, in the last few hours, we've had some tips about other magic-themed camps, including the California Science Center'sContinued...


Special BAFTA Award for Director Mike Newell

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2005, 11:16 AM

newell.jpgVariety is reporting today that Goblet of Fire film director Mike Newell will be receiving a special award from the British Academy of Film & Television Arts. Mr. Newell will be the recipient of the "John Schlesinger Britannia Award for artistic excellence at the Britannia Awards to be presentedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon's HP Kids Review Panel Winners

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2005, 09:31 AM

Earlier this month we told you that was holding a Harry Potter Review Panel contest for children to send in videos with their thoughts about Harry Potter. The winners have now been selected, and you can view them here. According to this press release the winners are:

*Kaitlin Bennett, age 13, fromContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Minibook Recirculated in eBay Auction

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2005, 11:56 PM

minibookthumb.jpgA minibook written by J.K. Rowling and auctioned for charity has just resurfaced and been sold on eBay for £24,995 (a customer ended the bidding by paying a predetermined amount that would ensure victory). The piece is, as the eBay store describes it:

"A beautiful piece, written, and signed,Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dobby!

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2005, 06:07 PM has been updated to wish Dobby a Happy Birthday! Yay!*throws lots of socks up into air :) *


ADMIN: Poll feature returns

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2005, 03:27 PM

Hi all: we've reimplemented our poll feature on the main page, to prepare for Friday's posting of the top 10 questions chosen in our "Ask Jo" contest. In the meantime, do some Snape speculating on the right, there.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

B&N: Four Million Pounds of Harry Delivered to Warehouse

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2005, 10:53 AM

hpbcnbcthumb.jpgUPDATE: Thanks to an anonymous Leaky reader, you can see pics of the segment CNBC did on the book - including images of the finished book being sorted and packed - right here!

Barnes & Noble announced on Business Wire today that 124 tractor trailer trucks, weighing more than 4,000,000Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Matthew Lewis!

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2005, 07:22 AM

Today, actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) is celebrating his 16th Birthday! Happy Birthday Matthew!


First-Look at Moody on GoF Stickers

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2005, 09:28 PM

Some new stamps showing the first look at Mad-Eye as well as more images of the Horntail and other creatures have been posted by Veritaserum; check it out here! Thanks, VS!

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