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Winners of Wizard Wheezes Contest Announced

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2007, 09:03 AM

Last month we had a contest to create an advertisement for a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes item, and today we can now announce the winners. Below are three advertisements that would make Gred & Forge proud. Congratulations to all!

OotP Film

New Layout for UK Harry Potter Website; Includes New Photos of Black Family Tree, plus the Auror Dawlish!

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2007, 06:47 AM

The UK official Warner Brothers Harry Potter website has been given a nice new makeover today, featuring a new layout, new posters, new wallpapers, and new buddy icons. In this new look at things from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order ofContinued...

OotP Film

New "Order of the Phoenix" Set Reports (Updated)

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2007, 12:29 AM

Several new reports about visits to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are now online.
In this first report from IGN, the article contains new quotes from actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) on their roles in the fifthContinued...

OotP Film

Details on L.A. Premiere of "Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix" July 8

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2007, 11:52 PM

Warners Brothers has issued a press release on the Los Angeles, California premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which as we told you previously, would be Sunday, July 8. Now confirmed are the location and a few of the guests.

OotP Film

New Photo of Dumbledore, Harry from OotP

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2007, 04:17 PM

The new issue of the Lego magazine contains a feature on that new Hogwarts castle we told you about previously. Along with the article detailing the new castle are two new photos, including one of Harry sitting in Dumbledore's office, as well as another look at the Great Hall with the proclamations onContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

SCI FI Wire Interview with Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Edward
May 15, 2007, 12:38 PM

In a new interview with SCI FI Wire, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) talks more on the upcoming Potter film as well as telling the news service that he thinks the Order of the Phoenix is going to be 'bigger and more complex than its predecessors.' On a break from filming last September, RadcliffeContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Question Three: "Will Hogwarts Reopen?"

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2007, 06:53 AM

In the third of seven questions Scholastic is asking fans before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the US publishers pose the following today: "Will Hogwarts Reopen?" You can vote for one of three choices on the Scholastic Harry Potter site, those being Yes, Yes but HarryContinued...

Video Games

New OotP PS2 Video Game Footage in New Report

Posted by: Edward
May 14, 2007, 10:22 PM

At the request of the game producers, this footage has been taken down.

JKRowling.com

Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2007, 07:09 PM

Well well well, this is certainly shaping up to be quite a banner month for a certain house in Hogwarts! First we have a new Wizard of the Month who just happens to be one of the four founders who is known for her festive and inclusive nature, then we learn a certain multi-hair colored, nose changing, tushie kickingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling Updates Diary Regarding Spoilers

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2007, 07:56 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her diary this morning, with a note about her stance on spoilers and how she has appreciated our spoiler policy from April 28 (which said, essentially, if you spoil us we'll hurt be very upset with you). She says:

"I want the readers who have, in many instances, grownContinued...

OotP Film

New "Order of the Phoenix " Trailer Airing on US TV

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2007, 07:14 AM

The other day we first told you of a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, portions of which were shown on syndicated program "Entertainment Tonight." The complete spot has begun airing on network television here in the states, and you can watch this via The MovieContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

PotterCast 89 Now Live: Mama Noe in the House

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2007, 11:33 PM

Only a few weeks before we hit the road, and one week before New Orleans, the 89th PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online: To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. In the show this week:
-Scribby 5: Sock itContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates to Reward Fund for Missing Child

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2007, 11:45 AM

Scores of concerned readers mailed to let us know that J.K.Rowling is one of those who have contributed to a reward fund for a missing child from the UK. The BBC reports the Harry Potter author is among several famous personalities who have donated generously toward a reward "totaling £2.5m"Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!

Posted by: Edward
May 13, 2007, 11:40 AM

The month of May's Hufflepuff pride continues with the 21st birthday celebration of the actor who played noble Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory, Robert Pattinson! Happy Birthday Robert! Cheers!

Books

Hogwarts, A History a Real Possibility?

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2007, 08:39 PM

The Scotsman is reporting tonight about a possibility again of author J.K. Rowling writing a type of Hogwarts, a history book as a follow up to the Harry Potter series.UPDATE: The Telegraph is also now reporting this noting "the tantalising possibility has been confirmed by her agent, Christopher Little,Continued...

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