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Warner Brothers Harry Potter Shop Sweepstakes

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2007, 01:55 PM

Warner Brothers has now launched a brand new contest where Leaky Cauldron readers can win a shopping spree for some of the newest Harry Potter merchandise. Using this form, TLC readers who are legal residents of the US and 18 years and older can enter the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sweepstakes,Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" MySpace Updates, Trailers and More

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2007, 09:18 AM

As linked on the recently updated official WB Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix website, many of you let us know that the official OotP MySpace page has also been updated with a new layout, skins, that DADA game, and more. For those of you that have a MySpace page, blog or the like,Continued...

OotP Film

Phelps Twins to Attend "OotP" Event in Chicago

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2007, 09:04 AM

At trip to the let us know that actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) are now confirmed to attend an event in Woodridge, Illinois to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This event is scheduled for July 13-15 at the cinema bar and eatery inContinued...


Jason Isaacs to Miss Premiere of "Order of the Phoenix?"

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2007, 08:40 AM

Actor Jason Isaacs is quoted in a new interview about the upcoming premiere for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Citing filming commitments to his new movie "Good" with Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) as well as to his television series "Brotherhood," the NationalContinued...

Celebs on HP

Bill Nighy Talks a Possible Harry Potter Role

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 05:03 PM

Actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually) has been promoting his new film "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," where he gave a new interview to the Washington Post and he spoke about wanting a possible role in a future Harry Potter film. The actor talked about his friend "Order ofContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bloomsbury Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Screensavers

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 04:32 PM

Bloomsbury has updated their Harry Potter website with screensavers now featuring the covers to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Children's edition screen saver features that mysterious symbol found on the spine of the jacket, then the castle and grounds from the back cover.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Launches Kid Correspondent Quest

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 11:29 AM

As part of the buildup to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has now launched a new contest for young Harry Potter fans under the age of 18 to submit videos reflecting on their love of the Harry Potter series. According to their press release, "ten entrants will be selectedContinued...

Katie O'Brien Memorial Scholarships Deadline Soon

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 10:54 AM

Several years ago we told you about a young Harry Potter fan by the name of Katie O'Brien who lost her battle against leukemia. Her longtime friends at Fiction Alley set up a memorial scholarship fund in her honor and applications for the 2007-2008 Katie O'Brien Scholarships for Writing,Continued...

Video Games

New Trailers for "Order of the Phoenix" Video Game

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 10:00 AM

There are several new trailers online now for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game from Electronic Arts. A few days ago we showed you the one for the Wii; we now one for the Playstation 3 that is similar yet has new footage including Umbridge and the Centaurs, the DementorsContinued...

OotP Film

"Empire" Magazine Feature on OotP

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 09:15 AM

The July issue of Empire Magazine has a new feature on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While there are no new photos, there are new quotes from some of the cast including Dan Radcliffe Imelda Staunton and Evanna Lynch, as well as insights from director David Yates and producer David Heyman, who recallsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Contest Information to Hear JKR Read from "Deathly Hallows" Plus New HP Site from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:43 AM

As a follow up to the big news that author J.K. Rowling will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the release of the novel midnight July 21 at the Natural History Museum in London, England, UK publishers Bloomsbury US publishers Scholastic,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Sign Copies of "Deathly Hallows" in London July 21

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:29 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website with news regarding a book signing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. Our favorite author has announced a new contest for fans to attend this moonlight signing of copies of the last Harry Potter book the night of the release whereContinued...

Phoenix Rising Conference Showcased in New Article

Posted by: Edward
May 23, 2007, 12:10 AM has an article online covering Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter conference that took place this past weekend in New Orleans. Fans came from around the country to experience the panels, Masquerade Ball, wizard rock and even live Quidditch games that took place beside the Mississippi River.Continued...

OotP Film

Second Set Report Preview Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
May 22, 2007, 04:16 PM

In the second preview of our full OOTP set report, John, Andrew and I visit the Atrium, Room of Requirement, Great Hall and court room sets at Leavesden Studios! Listen in as we give you guys the inside scoop...everything from the architecture of the Room of Requirement to what's etched onto the tablesContinued...

HP Cast

Trio to Be Honored at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Posted by: sue
May 22, 2007, 03:37 PM

Following in the footsteps, literally, of dozens of Hollywood's great icons, actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) will be honored in a "Hand, Foot and Wand-print" ceremony in Los Angeles this summer. Placing their hands,Continued...

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