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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Released in Finland

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2006, 09:04 AM

The Finnish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released yesterday, and HPfanit has some photos up of the release parties. Ilkka and Milja let us know that there were parties in 30 bookstores which were all celebrating the release of "Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi."Continued...


PotterCast #30 Now Online!

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2006, 11:31 PM

Our 30th (30th! Sheesh!) PotterCast is now up and ready for download.

In this show:
-The last from Stuart Craig for awhile!
-Spring-breaking Spartzes and one of their giiiiiiiiiiiiiirlfriieeeeeeeeends (yeah, we said it) crash the party as John's barbecuing and singing laugh track
-Anna Noe, Papa Noe, Ms. Sara and ChesterContinued...

OotP Film

Update on "Order of the Phoenix"; Grawp, Centaurs Filmed

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2006, 07:34 AM

At last night's Empire Film Awards, film producer David Heyman gave some nice new information about the progress of filming on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Indicating that " Harry will not be just a petulant teen in the film version," Mr. Heyman was very positiveContinued...

HP Cast

Pictures, Video Clips of Trio, Heyman, Isaacs from Empire Film Awards

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2006, 07:15 AM

Update: We now have about 100 new hi-res pics of the Empire awards in our gallery!
Empire Magazine has updated their site with extensive coverage of last night's film awards to include some new video clips. You can now watch the presentation of the honorary Contribution to BritishContinued...

Book Awards

HBP Audio Book Nominated for Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2006, 09:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a 2006 Audie award, in the category, "Children’s Titles for Ages 8+." The Audies are the only awards in the U.S devoted exclusively to audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The winners will be announced on MayContinued...


Radcliffe, Watson, Grint, Isaacs Attend Empire Film Awards

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2006, 04:57 PM

Previously we told you that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire had been nominated at the Empire Film Awards. These awards took place tonight in London, and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), Rupert Grint (Ron), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and film producer David Heyman attendedContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Harry Melling!

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2006, 09:39 AM

Today is the seventeenth birthday of actor Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley). Many happy returns of the day to Harry!

HP Cast

Harry Potter Film Actors Sign GoF Book for Charity

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2006, 07:36 AM

Many cast members from the Harry Potter films have autographed a copy of one of the books which is to be auctioned off in support of the National Literacy Trust. This book will be auctioned off on Ebay starting tomorrow, March 14th. This special edition copy of the Harry Potter and the GobletContinued...

Happy Birthday Sue!

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2006, 11:58 PM

She's everyone's favorite Hufflepuff, the lovable S.Q.U.E.E.ster who keeps this site updated to the very last minute, and PotterCast's news breaking to the fullest. We love our beautiful Q-sie, who brings such light, warmth, passion, excitement and joy to everything she does, and so we hope you'll join us todayContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Forbes Again Names Jo Rowling Billionairess

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2006, 05:20 PM

Though J.K. Rowling said to Katie Couric this July that she is no such thing, magazine Forbes has again place Jo Rowling on its list of the World's Richest People, as a billionaire (which is more likely to be true in dollars than pounds). The short article says that 60 million Harry Potter booksContinued...


Biggerstaff Returns for Full-Length Cashback

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2006, 03:32 PM

After Sean Biggerstaff's short film, Cashback was nominated for an Academy Award, the makers have decided to expand the film into a full-length feature. Writer-director Sean-Ellis and producer Lene Bausager will turn the film from a 19-minute "supermarket dramedy" to a full-lengthContinued...


Fifth year, $1.7 Million Raised through Potter Schoolbooks in Canada

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2006, 12:44 AM

March 12 is the fifth anniversary of the publishing of the Canadian versions of Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; to celebrate, The Globe and Mail will publish an ad today noting that to date, $1.7 million have been raised for Comic ReliefContinued...


Jason Isaacs Donates Signed Shirt for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2006, 08:30 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) has donated an autographed shirt for auction, with proceeds going toward charity. This auction is part of Clothes Off Our Back, which features many famous celebrity donations from events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globe awards. Jason donated this shirtContinued...


New Installment of "Goblet of Fire" Podcast Available

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2006, 06:08 PM

Subscribers to the WB Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire podcast let us know that there is a new installment available. While this is not yet showing on the podcast section of, this new edition features two cast interviews, including one with contest winners, and another whereContinued...

Mirror of Erised Inspires Prize-Winning Classical Music Composition

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2006, 05:32 PM

The world premiere of Mirror, Mirror, a classical wind ensemble composition will be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 19. The piece, written by composer Stacy Garrop, winner of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize, was inspired by threeContinued...

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