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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Vote for the German Cover Art of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:27 PM

Image format: Publishers Carlsen-Verlag have now launched a contest where fans can choose the cover art that will be used on the German edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There are two choices that do feature different scenes from the book, and you can vote viaContinued...

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Pardon Our Mess! Redesign Underway!

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2007, 01:50 AM

Fair, patient Leaky people: We will have a bit of dust and debris around here in the next few days, as we push through a long-owed redesign and shift our content. We have a whole new system running the site, a new/cleaner design showing it off, and have ditched a lot of the elements that have been giving peopleContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Live "Call-Out" PotterCast Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2007, 08:03 PM

It’s Deathly Hallows reaction time on PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, which means we’re having a call-OUT show at 8 p.m. EST. If you would like us to call you to talk about Deathly Hallows, send us a message at staff@pottercast.com with your Skype name or phone number! Less than four hours untilContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

JKR Gives New Epilogue Type Information During "Today Show" Interview

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2007, 11:48 AM

In the first of a two part interview seen on NBC’s the “Today Show,” author J.K. Rowling gave some wonderful new “Deathly Hallows”epilogue type information, where she revealed jobs and more for certain characters in the Harry Potter series. The interviewContinued...

JKR Interviews

In New Interview JKR Says She is "sort of writing two things at the moment"

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2007, 04:10 AM

In a lengthy new interview with the USA Today newspaper, author J.K. Rowling reflects back on life with Harry, the outcome of the final Harry Potter novel, and also about the early leaks of the book that occurred in the days preceding the release of Harry Potter and theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Spoiler Alert: JKR Reveals Names of Two Characters She Had Intended to Let Live in "Deathly Hallows" and More

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2007, 03:42 AM

In a new (and very SPOILER filled) interview seen in the USA Today, author J.K. Rowling speaks more about writing and plot elements found in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As Jo had stated previously two characters would die in theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Clip of Jim Dale Reading "Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Now Online

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2007, 03:24 AM

Listening Library and Random House here in the US have now released an excerpt of actor Jim Dale reading from the first chapter of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audio book. To listen, click here, then underneath where it reads “Hear the Magic.” Enjoy! (SPOILERSContinued...

HBP Film

Naomi Watts HPB Film Casting Report is False

Posted by: sue
July 25, 2007, 03:43 PM

Various media and websites have been claiming that actress Naomi Watts has been cast as Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming film of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. TLC has confirmed these reports are FALSE, as are similar rumors claiming that actors Joseph Fiennes and Stuart Townsend have also beenContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

One of "Deathly Hallows" Alternate Titles Revealed and More from Midnight Launch in London

Posted by: sue
July 25, 2007, 02:23 PM

Readers will remember that last year author J.K. Rowling posted on her website that she had been considering some alternate titles of the final Harry Potter novel before settling finally on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In a new reportContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Leaky to Ask First Question at J.K. Rowling Web Chat on Monday

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2007, 10:23 PM

As many of you have noted, you can currently submit questions to J.K. Rowling for a live Web chat the author will be doing on Monday. This morning, Jo and Bloomsbury invited Leaky to ask the first question, an awesome and intimidating honor, as most of the staff here has more questionsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Big News! Name of Character Given Reprieve Stated by JKR, Says She Will Write Hogwarts Encyclopedia

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:11 PM

Holy flying Hippogriffs everyone! If the excitement over the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows wasn’t enough for you, in a new interview with NBC’s The “Today Show,”(UPDATE: Partial transcript now online via Time.comContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video of Jim Dale Reading at New York "Deathly Hallows" Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:01 PM

Barnes and Noble have updated their website with footage from their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party held in New York City, which featured US Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale as a guest. The video on the book seller’s website includes a lengthlyContinued...

JKR Interviews

Clip of "Today Show" Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 02:20 PM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be the subject of an exclusive interview on NBC’s “The Today Show,” which will air later this week. A preview clip was broadcast this morning on the program, and you can now watch a clip from this new upcoming interview with Jo,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video of Jo Reading from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 12:51 PM

As many know, author J.K. Rowling read from the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the midnight release of the book in London. For those that were either waiting to watch until later to avoid spoilers, or having trouble accessing the streaming video online at theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2007, 07:49 PM

We raise our glasses high today to Dan Radcliffe, who has turned the age of 18! Major cheers to the actor, who plays the character of Harry Potter in the films. Happy Birthday Dan, and many more to come!

Reminder: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been released. Therefore, readers should be cautious of bookContinued...

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