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More on the "Nature" of Wizarding Genetics

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2005, 07:32 AM

In a follow-up to the letter in Nature Magazine last month, three scientists from Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences had a response published in the current issue of that magazine. They say:

[i]f the wizarding allele were dominant, rather than recessive as suggested, wizarding children such asContinued...


PotterCast "New and Notable" on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
September 14, 2005, 03:43 PM

We're once again flattered by iTunes and Apple (makers of the Harry Potter iPod): this week's set of iTunes's "New and Notable" podcasts includes PotterCast! Thank you, Apple!
And where are those subscription links again? Gee, right here! And if you have or want to use iTunes (which weContinued...


New Goblet of Fire Trailer on AOL Thursday Morning

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2005, 02:38 PM

Leaky can confirm the news that has been posted on the net that the brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will debut tomorrow morning online at 9am(ET) on AOL Moviefone. Yay! Check back at this link in the morning to see what is sure to be an exciting trailer!


New Goblet Photos in USA Today

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2005, 08:11 PM

The USA Today has posted online three new photos from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. The first one includes the Hogwarts professors (even Snape!) along with Madame Maxime, the second shows Krum kissing Hermione's hand, and the third features a shot from the first task with an airborneContinued...


Bloomsbury's Profit Increased in Run-Up to Book Six

Posted by: Melissa
September 13, 2005, 02:11 PM

Bloomsbury, who publish the HP books in the UK, credited overseas expansion and sales of the first five Harry Potter books, not the release of Book Six, for a 12.4 percent rise in first-half pretax profit. Bloomsbury has recently expanded its publishing from the UK into the United States andContinued...


PotterCast #4 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
September 13, 2005, 02:59 AM

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It's that time of the week again! On PotterCast #4, we bring you a preview of the three-part Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) interview that will start next week; Chris Rankin joins the modcast; a clip ofContinued...


GobletTrailer Description

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2005, 08:56 PM

HPANA has posted a description of the upcoming Goblet trailer, expected in theaters this Friday. From what we've heard over here, it's accurate. SPOILER WARNING!
UPDATE: Jenna at Dan attended an advance screening of Corpse Bride and saw the new Goblet Trailer. She has also posted a detailedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR vs. eBay, Round 2

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2005, 01:36 PM

Jo Rowling has posted an update to the eBay situation we posted about a few days ago. In short, nine of 10 of eBay's JKR signatures, Jo Rowling estimates, are on items she has never been near, much less autographed. JKR urged eBay to adopt a better screening policy and for Potter fans not only to do the same, but to avoidContinued...


Muggle Murder in The Riddle House

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2005, 08:11 AM

As we know, the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire contains the murder of Frank Bryce at the Riddle House. The actor who is portraying this character in the upcoming film version of the book has now given a new interview to Manchester Online. Eric Sykes says of his role in the newest PotterContinued...


Rumor: Emma Watson in New Film

Posted by: Melissa
September 10, 2005, 08:46 PM

IMDB is reporting that Emma Watson is going to be in a movie called Airborn, in 2006, playing a character called Kate DeVries. Please take this as a rumor. It is wholly unconfirmed and IMDB has been wrong about bigger things before. Updates as we have them. Thanks to Kristin and!

HP Cast

David Thewlis Live on Stage at UCLA

Posted by: sue
September 10, 2005, 03:44 PM

Actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) will be performing live on stage along with the wonderful Meryl Streep at UCLA, September 14-16, appearing a production of Theater of the New Ear. The description of this event reads

"Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Being John Malkovich; Adaptation)Continued...

Film Images

Three New GoF Pics: Dan behind the scenes, Harry bigger than ever, Cho in Vogue

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2005, 10:07 PM

HP4U just sent along this pic of Dan behind the scenes of GoF, looking quite morose as he's put into makeup (gills?) at what looks like just after 4 in the morning, from the time on the makeup artist's watch.

Also MuggleNet has posted two pics (one, two) of theContinued...


High-Quality French Posters

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2005, 07:53 PM posted some great quality shots of the French GoF posters we got a glimpse at yesterday:

The Trio and Mad-Eye
The Trio and the Champs
Thanks Pierre!


PotterCast #3 Transcript, Contest Deadline

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2005, 12:02 PM

The transcript for PotterCast 3 is now up! Thanks again to our Transcription Elves, this time Pascal, Naomi, Rachel and Teresa. If you'd like to join the transcription team, email
A quick reminder of what you can find inside if you haven't yet listened to this week's show:Continued...

Harry and the Potters Hit VH1

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2005, 10:04 AM

VH1 features Potter Punk band Harry and the Potters today with the headline: "Harry Ramone? Iggy Voldemort? Band Splices Punk With Potter."

"With song titles like "The Foil (Malfoy)" and "Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock," 18-year-old Joe and 26-year-old Paul have watched in stunnedContinued...

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