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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Lucky Number Seven and the Harry Potter Series

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2006, 10:01 PM

As this year winds to an end and we now have a title for the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are several news articles online tonight all focusing on a potential release of Book Seven in 2007.
The Observer has a new profile of Jo, in an opinion piece titled "Continued...


2006: The Year in Harry Potter Film

Posted by: Melissa
December 29, 2006, 07:27 PM

It's that time again, when we go over everything we've learned and read and done over this terrific year. We have so much big news to recap for the year 2006, that for the first time we're splitting our year in review up into parts. Tonight we recap the year in Harry Potter movies - with theContinued...


Reminder: Last Two Days for Leaky/PotterCast Shirts

Posted by: Melissa
December 29, 2006, 10:53 AM

Just a quick reminder that today and tomorrow are the LAST days possible to buy Leaky and PotterCast T-shirts. On January 1, 2007, these shirts will become discontinued.
Thanks very much for all your support as always!


Leaky Lounge Opens "Deathly Hallows" Section

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 12:57 PM

With all the news and excitement over the release of the title for book seven, the Leaky Lounge has now opened a special "Deathly Hallows" section of our forum. Filled with various polls, threads, and interesting theory discussions, there are many links to all the various theories and researchContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Maggie Smith

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 12:48 PM

Today, actress Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) is celebrating her 72nd birthday today. Happy Birthday Maggie!

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Baker & Taylor List "Deathly Hallows" Publish Date as 7/31/07

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 11:07 AM

TLC has received several reports about a possible release date for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as seen on Baker & Taylor, a company that provides materials to many public and school libraries, as well as retailers. The release date they have for book seven postedContinued...


Royal Mail in UK Begins Planning Delivery of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 08:15 AM

With no official release date yet announced, the Royal Mail is nonetheless beginning to plan their strategy for delivery of the final Harry Potter book to customers in the UK. The BBC reports today that "the postal service is to meet with online retailers next month. Demand isContinued...

Door Closes on

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 08:06 AM

Shhh! The "Do Not Disturb" sign is back on the door to Jo's office on, meaning our favorite author is back at work, finishing up what we now know is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

HPEF Announces 2008 and 2009 Conferences

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 09:22 PM

HP Education Fanon, Inc. has announced two new conferences for Harry Potter fans to enjoy. Produced by the same group who brought us Lumos and is sponsoring Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend next year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, they are announcing the following:


Video of Giant Squid

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 06:26 PM

Here is a fun bit of unusual news for you. Researchers in Japan caught the rare Giant Squid, and for the first time ever, there is video of this mysterious creature. The Gryffindor red sea creature was caught off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month, and unfortunately later died. CNN reports that the creatureContinued...


Fiona Shaw Returning to London Stage

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2006, 02:18 PM

Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) will return to the London stage early next year in Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," at the National Theatre. The play's director is Deborah Warner, whose past work with Ms. Shaw includes productions of "Richard II," "Medea" and "Hedda Gabler."Continued...

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"Deathly Hallows" On Way to Becoming Biggest-Selling HP Book

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 11:38 AM is reporting today that after the announcement of the title of Book Seven, pre-orders of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows surged to the top of their best seller list. A spokesman for the online retailing giant said today the astonishing response may be an indicator ofContinued...


Happy Birthday, Melissa Anelli!

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 08:56 AM

And I am telling you
We're not going..
For there's something you gotta know
Yes, it's Melissa Anelli's Birthday
So let's celebrate this day!

She's our Queen o' the Cauldron, our special PotterCast Poppet, a girl full of dreams who leads our site as we move toward the final Harry Potter book,Continued...


Jason Isaacs to Appear on Stage in London

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 08:24 AM

Actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) will make a return to the British stage in February of next year as he is set to appear in the production of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. Previewing February 2 at Trafalgar Studios in London, England, this version of the classic comedy is "a major new WestContinued...

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Bookies Already Making Odds on Demise of Harry Potter in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 02:08 PM

Not ones to let any sense of sentimental holiday spirit stand in the way, bookies are already making odds on the demise of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The BBC reports one oddsmaker feels that "the general consensus seems to be that Harry isContinued...

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