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More on Marketing for "Phoenix" Products

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 12:21 PM

Following what we have told you previously about upcoming movie tie-in merchandise, Warner Brothers Consumer Products said again at they will be targeting products tied in with the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for an older market. KidScreen Magazine reports:

"Character merchandiseContinued...


New Artwork on "Quidditch Through the Ages" Box Set

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 11:51 AM

The box set which contains Harry's Schoolbooks, or the special Harry Potter books "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them," and "Quidditch Through the Ages" is sporting a new cover featuring some new artwork from illustrator Mary GrandePre. You can see this new artworkContinued...


New Book Seven Placeholder Artwork at

Posted by: Melissa
September 14, 2006, 11:04 AM

Some of you have probably already noted this image in our latest postings, but there is some new placeholder art on the Harry Potter 7 page. The image is also the icon on this post. This image has been up for awhile; before questions about whether iit means something for the book startContinued...


Report: READ Magazine Says Book Seven Next July

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 09:28 AM

On the heels of JKR's most recent update where our favorite author says she is still writing Book Seven, comes word today that the newest issue of READ magazine (which is not an official Scholastic 'zine) containing a blurb speculating about the release date of the last Harry Potter book.Continued...

Video Galleries

Introducing...the Leaky Video Gallery!

Posted by: Melissa
September 14, 2006, 12:31 AM

We are thrilled to unveil Leaky's Harry Potter Video Gallery!
This has been a TREMENDOUS undertaking by at least half of our staff over these past few months. This is your one-stop for browsing HP-related videos. You can watch each video right on your screen, or download them in WMV or iPod-friendly formatContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.R Updates Site with Book Seven News; Still Deciding Between Titles

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2006, 09:40 AM

Book Seven News today everyone, from our favorite author. Jo updated her site with news that not only is she still busy writing, she is still deciding between two titles of the last Harry Potter book. Quotage:

Now that I'm back from New York, the only real news is that I'mContinued...

OotP Film

Fake Order of the Phoenix Poster Circulates the Web

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2006, 02:49 PM

Some sites have started to report this fan-made poster (if that link no longer works, see here in our galleries) as the official one-sheet for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It is officially a fake, says WB - though most of the veteran HP fans could probably tell. We'veContinued...


New JKR Info to be Released in Special Edition Paperback in December from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2006, 11:44 AM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter series, has announced that they will issue a special edition paperback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in December, featuring a new introduction by author Alexander McCall Smith. This special paperbackContinued...

Lexicon Unveils Customizable Harry Potter Timelines

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2006, 10:46 AM

Our partners at the Harry Potter Lexicon have unveiled a new and improved Timeline of the Wizarding World in which you can easily and powerfully search the history of a particular character, a category, or even a concept. You can search the Muggle world history, the fandom history, theContinued...

JKR: "I haven't written 750 pages...I'm not close to finishing"

Posted by: sue
September 11, 2006, 11:51 AM

Our favourite author has updated her site to clarify earlier rumors about the length of Book Seven. Jo writes appropriately in the Rubbish Bin section that this report is bunk. Quotage:

Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease. I haven't written 750 pages of book seven, and if I had, I'd be veryContinued...


PotterCast 55 Now Live!

Posted by: Melissa
September 10, 2006, 11:36 PM

PotterCast 55 is here, and it's full of timely, in-depth discussion of the latest week of hot-button Potter news: to listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-This week, our Canon Conundrums and Fan Interview segments are bothContinued...

JKR's Blog, Emails to be Archived at National Library of Scotland

Posted by: Melissa
September 10, 2006, 10:33 PM

The National Library of Scotland has announced plans for a "digital repository" of "blogs, journals and e-mails written by leading Scots," including J.K. Rowling. Curators of the archive received a £1.8 million grant to launch the project, which is expectedContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint: "No One Really Dies in Harry Potter"

Posted by: sue
September 10, 2006, 06:06 PM

Two more Rupert Grint interviews have now surfaced in conjunction with the release of Driving Lessons. The first interview is seen the new Total Film magazine, and we now have the scans for you in our galleries, here. In this short piece, Rupert answers the question about the future of his role inContinued...

Pattinson Interviews

New Robert Pattinson Interview

Posted by: sue
September 10, 2006, 09:18 AM

There is a new interview with actor Robert Pattinson who played Hufflepuff champion Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. reports that in this interview Robert says that he is set to begin production on a new vampire film called "After Dark," along with Elisah CuthbertContinued...

Filmmaker Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Chris Columbus

Posted by: sue
September 10, 2006, 08:11 AM

Today, Director and Producer Chris Columbus is celebrating his 48th birthday. Cheers Chris! You can hear some interview audio with Chris at a new Web site, on the "Not on this Earth" page at Media Geek Place.

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