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Georgia State School Board Votes to Keep Potter; Yet Another Appeal Planned

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2006, 11:16 AM

In the seemingly never-ending saga of Laura Mallory's fight to get Harry Potter banned from school bookshelves in Georgia, MSNBC reports that though the state board voted to keep the books, she is considering yet another appeal.
The board members apparently voted "withoutContinued...

OotP Film

New Photos of Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter in OotP

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2006, 09:38 AM

Earlier this week we told you about a new interview with Order of the Phoenix director David Yates in the December 18 issue of Newsweek Magazine. The magazine, which is now available, does contain a new photo of actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and director David Yates, which you can see hereContinued...

OotP Film

"Premiere" Magazine Previews Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2006, 06:15 PM

For those that like to keep track of all the press clippings on the Potter movies, there is another to add the collection as the new January issue of Premiere Magazine contains a small preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Part of the magazine's 2007 movieContinued...


Reminder: Deadline for Christmas Filks

Posted by: Melissa
December 13, 2006, 10:22 AM

Hey guys: If you are going to be sending us a Christmas themed HP filk for our holiday PotterCasts, we remind you that the deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. You can submit by sending the file to (as our other email addy is having a few issues right now), or calling it in at Skype name PotterCastContinued...

Leaky Report: Wizard Rock Yule Ball, 2006

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2006, 09:21 PM

We've now uploaded more than a hundred photos from this weekend's Wizard Rockextravaganza Yule Ball in Cambridge, Mass., and our report is below. This week's PotterCast will also feature interviews and audio from the show; in the meantime, here's hoping some words and pictures will do:



Official Recommends to Leave Potter on Shelves in Georgia

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2006, 01:33 PM

A hearing official in Georgia has offered a recommendation to the state school board in the much-publicized fight waged by Laura Mallory to take Potter off library shelves, Associated Press reports. Ms. Mallory has claimed, in hearings at the Gwinnett County and state level, that the booksContinued...

HP Cast

Katie Leung, Phelps Twins Attend "Eragon" Premiere

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2006, 10:18 AM

Many readers let us know that Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) attended the premiere of "Eragon" last night. You can see some photos here, here and here, as well as via, here.
Update: Carol let us know that Bonnie Wright (GinnyContinued...

OotP Film

New Lucius Malfoy Wand Game; OotP DVD Due by Christmas 2007?

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2006, 08:37 AM

License Magazine has an article which previews more on the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix products that will be launched in conjunction with the release of the movie next summer, as well as a tidbit on the possible release of the OotP DVD by next Christmas .
First, the magazineContinued...

OotP Film

Another Empire Magazine Preview on OotP

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 10:48 PM

Several weeks ago we first told you about a preview in the December issue of Empire Magazine that contained new quotes from Order of the Phoenix director David Yates regarding the length of the fifth film. In the new January, 2007 issue of Empire, the magazine runs a new article containing the same quotesContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 07:05 PM

J.K. Rowling has updated the calendar on her website to read "Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley" Cheers to you Charlie!


Harry Potter Calendar Competition

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 06:36 PM

As the year draws to an end, we have a new contest to help get the next year off to a good start: The Harry Potter Calendar Competition. The challenge: Design a month for a Harry Potter calendar that you can download and print at home. Basing your creations on this template, you must include a recipe and/or craftContinued...


New Jim Dale Interview

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 05:46 PM

The new issue of AudioFile Magazine contains a biography and interview with US Harry Potter audiobook narrator Jim Dale. In this article there are new quotes from Mr. Dale about his enjoyment of reading and recording the the Harry Potter audiobooks, saying "Harry Potter does lend itself to creating strange voices,Continued...

A Very Harry Holiday on

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 09:35 AM

It's begining to look a lot like a Harry Holiday, as new decorations festoon :)
ps-be sure to listen to the radio long enough to enjoy some Christmas music as well.


PotterCast 67: Attend the Tale of PotterCast

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 04:01 PM

Attend the tale of PotterCast as our 67th Harry Potter podcast, is now live. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. In this show:
-Extensive discussion of the "locked room" in the Department of Mysteries

Celebs on HP

Paolini Talks Potter End

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 12:28 PM

Eragon author Christopher Paolini has made some new remarks about the Harry Potter series in a new interview with USA Weekend. In an article highlighting that the first of the film adaptations of his popular books is due to open next week, the young author also comments about the outcome of the Harry Potter books, andContinued...

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