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OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix to be Simultaneously Released in IMAX

Posted by: sue
June 21, 2006, 08:17 AM

Warner Brothers has announced that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released in IMAX the same day the film is released in general theaters next year on July 13. According to this press release, OotP is WB's thirteenth film to be released in the IMAX format.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Happy Order of the Phoenix Day!

Posted by: Melissa
June 21, 2006, 12:07 AM

Three years ago, we had just fastened our hands around the behemoth Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the book where Harry gets mean, gets kissed and gets a destiny. And yesterday we got this first look at the kids during the Order of the Phoenix filming period, while we wait for the last look at HogwartsContinued...

OotP Film

First Look at Trio, Neville in Scene for Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2006, 07:46 PM

We have our first look at Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Matt Lewis as they appear in character for a specially filmed scene for the upcoming birthday party for the Queen this weekend. You can see a still photo here in our galleries, taken from a new BBC commercial forContinued...


Bloomsbury Looks for Vilest Villain

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2006, 10:21 AM

Bloomsbury, publishers of the U.K. Harry Potter books, has launched a search for the literary villains readers most love to hate. As part of a campaign to promote Mark Walden's novel, H.I.V.E. ("Higher Institute of Villanous Education"), Bloomsbury has created a website where readers can vote forContinued...


Fiona Shaw Onstage in London

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2006, 10:51 AM

Actress Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia) will be appearing on the London stage for a limited run in "Woman and Scarecrow," by Irish playwright Marina Carr. gives this description of the play:

A Woman - gaunt and ill, haggard after giving birth eight times - faces death. What was life? What was love?Continued...


PotterCast #44: The Internet is for PotterCast

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2006, 11:15 PM

PotterCast 44, "The Internet is for PotterCast" (points if you get the reference first...) is now up! Remember to hit "Update" on your iTunes!
In this show:

-This week's special guest: Tom Morris, author of "If Harry Potter Ran General Electric." Sue interviews Dr. MorrisContinued...


"History Boys" Run Extended; Griffiths, de la Tour to Take Breaks

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2006, 10:13 PM

Playbill reports that the multiple-Tony-winning play "The History Boys" has extended its run on Broadway for another month, until October 1. In addition, Tony award winner Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) will be absent from the cast from July 18-23 "to honor a film commitment."Continued...


Outages at the Lexicon, Quotes and Shop

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2006, 12:04 PM

Some of our sister sites on the Floo Network - The Harry Potter Lexicon, Quick Quotes and The Cauldron Shop - are having some server burps and giggles this week, and have been unable to update; please be patient and it will all be fixed shortly. Thanks much!


GoF Nominated for Teen Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
June 17, 2006, 12:15 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been nominated for a Teen Choice 2006 award, in the category, "Choice Movie - Drama." its competition is Flight Plan, Pride & Prejudice, Take the Lead, Goal! and Walk the LIne. Voting is open now, and continues until August 11. The awards ceremony willContinued...


Lounge Luau: June's Meet-n-Greet Rockahulas Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2006, 11:00 AM

Tomorrow the Leaky Lounge will hold its monthly meet-n-greet, this time in the form of a luau - complete with a filk writing contest, "beach blanket bingo," custom avatars, decorations, a Horcrux hunt, and much more. Chamber of Chat will also participate, and the Corner Booth (textContinued...


Alex Joins Leaky's Senior Staff

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2006, 09:15 AM

We're excited to announce that staff programmer Alex Robbin has now been promoted to become a Leaky senior staffer, with all the perks (uh...) and benefits (well...) that come with that. Like meetings. And more responsibility. And people to manage. And projects to oversee. And sitewide decisions to make. AndContinued...


Alivans Update and Special Webby Congrats Sale

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2006, 12:25 AM

Our friends at Alivans have updated with a few new things for summer. They have added some nice tank tee-shirts and new house sweaters. In addition there is the one of a kind Solitaire Collection of wands, that once a wand is created for this collection, it is then retired and will never be duplicatedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Ranked in Forbes' Top 100 Celebrities List

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2006, 10:30 PM

Forbes Magazine has published its list of Top 100 Celebrities, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is ranked at number 19. The list is comprised of those who, according to the magazine, have " . . . a combination of earnings and sizzle" making them " . . . the most powerful names inContinued...

HP Cast

More on Queen's Birthday Party HP Sketch, DVD, and Book

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

As we told you previously, there is to be a special birthday party for the Queen on June 25, and several figures from the world of Harry Potter are involved in this event. We now have several updates for you regarding their involvement. First, Warner Brothers has updated their official HarryContinued...

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes Interviewed in The Observer

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2006, 10:16 AM

In a new interview in the New York Observer, actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) discusses award nominations, stage vs. screen performance and more -- this despite the fact that he calls interviews "too exhausting to hate." Mr. Fiennes will continue his Tony-nominated performance in the titleContinued...

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