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PotterCast #7 Now Available: Live Podcast from Salem This Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2005, 11:24 PM

PotterCast #7 is now available!

In this show:

-Part three of our three-part interview with Matt Lewis - we'll talk about book five and his preparations for filming the movie, his discussions with David Yates, how much of Neville's family history we can expect to see in the films,Continued...


Updates at the US/UK Goblet of Fire Official Site

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2005, 12:12 PM

Readers have let us know that the US Goblet of Fire official website has had a few updates. They've changed the trailer posted from the old teaser trailer to the recent main trailer for the film. Also, there is a new movie poster up now, which is the one that we saw on ebay yesterday.Continued...


New Magazine Articles on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2005, 09:10 AM

There have been several new magazine articles recently about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film.
Veritaserum has posted scans from the new issue of Disney Adventures Magazine, which has interviews with actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Robert PattinsonContinued...


Over 300 Million Potter Books Sold Worldwide

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2005, 08:59 AM

It was announced today that sales of copies of the Harry Potter books have topped the 300 million mark. The books have been translated into 63 languages, including Latin and Welsh.

Fiennes Interviews

Fiennes Talks Voldemort

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2005, 08:34 AM

Our friends at Film recently had a chance to speak with actor Ralph Fiennes about his performance as Lord Voldemort in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. In this interview, Mr. Fiennes speaks about the confrontation scene saying it's scary and that "there's a real menace in the scene; the tone isContinued...


Transcript to PC 6 Up; Short Delay in PC 7; Other Announcements

Posted by: Melissa
October 03, 2005, 11:38 PM

Hi all; the transcript to PotterCast #6 is up, thanks to our ever-lovely transcription elves!
Also, there will be a short delay in posting the next PotterCast; John Noe is a little under the weather so we made him take the night off. It should be up on Wednesday! Thanks for your patience!Continued...


Last Batch of GoF Pics from German Calendar; eBay poster

Posted by: Melissa
October 03, 2005, 08:54 PM

And now, all good things come to an end; the last batch of pics from the German pocket GoF calendar that Anne has been sending us all week. Thank you, Anne, it's been a pleasure!

The Great Hall
A fabulous Rita Skeeter shot
Cedric in the maze
Barty Crouch in the tent

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Minerva McGonagall!

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 06:40 PM

The calendar on has been updated to wish Gryffindor head Minerva McGonagall a Happy Birthday! Cheers Professor McGonagall!


New GoF Image: Harry and Ron

Posted by: Melissa
October 03, 2005, 04:59 PM

WB just sent over this hi-res pic of Harry with his arm in a sling, sitting with Ron.


CastWatch: Thompson, Rickman, Fiennes News

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 10:19 AM

Here are a few pieces of news today about some of the actors seen in the Harry Potter films.
*Actress Emma Thompson, who plays Professor Trelawney, is back in another role as a witch (and looking hilarious) as seen in this cute trailer for her new film Nanny McPhee. This film also stars the wonderful ColinContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince released in France, Taiwan

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 09:38 AM

Over the weekend, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in France and Taiwan. In France, thousands of eager fans snatched up copies of "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele", which had a record breaking two millon copies printed. In Taiwan, hundreds of fans stood in lineContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKRowling Talks Writing

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 06:48 AM

J.K. Rowling has given a brief new interview with CBBC Newsround about a subject near and dear to her, writing. This is in conjunction with the start of the National Children's Book Week in the UK. Our favorite author gives tips to young writers, reveals how she gets inspiration for her writing, and answers this questionContinued...


New GoF Spot: Ferret Malfoy, Rita Speaks and More

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2005, 09:48 PM

Thank you Xanthian for sending us the new Goblet of Fire TV spot talked about below. In this clip, we see Malfoy being turned into a ferret (and Moody winking about it!), Rita "Everyone loves a rebel, Harry" Skeeter (this is presumably the broom closet), the trio going through the PortKey,Continued...


New GoF TV Commercial?

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2005, 06:48 PM

We've been getting reports tonight that a brand new Goblet of Fire television commercial is running here in the states. One viewer said she saw it on ABC during America's Funniest Videos. It apparently contains a glimpse of the great Malfoy into a bouncing Ferret scene, and a clip with Barty Crouch Sr. If anyone canContinued...


Guess what? More GoF Pics

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2005, 12:18 PM

More scanned GoF Pics courtesy Anne, who says there are more to come:

Krum and Karkaroff
Fred and George put their names in the Goblet
Neville (and the gillyweed?)
Hermione smiling
Harry running in the maze
Snape and McGonagall
Dumbledore, Cedric and Harry
Arthur Weasley
Mermaid portrait
Harry during the first task (fire!)

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