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OotP Film

Followup: More on Download Version of "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2007, 04:23 AM

Previously we reported that Warner Brothers would be releasing a two versions of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ” for download when you purchase the DVD due to be released here in the US on December 11. PCWorld now has more on this, saying these versions will onlyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling on Forbes List of UK Billionaires

Posted by: Edward
November 21, 2007, 03:34 AM

Forbes Magazine has released a new list detailing the growing number of billionaires from the UK, and have included Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling among the individuals on this year’s list. In addition to being the only woman on the list, Jo Rowling is also the only author. Forbes goes intoContinued...

OotP Film

"Experience The Power" Marketing for Harry Potter DVDs

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2007, 02:35 AM

As we first reported back in September then again this week, Warner Bros will be launching a major marketing campaign promoting the release of the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD and all of the Harry Potter movies in High Definition. The first evidence of this has now appearedContinued...

Movies

Parade Magazine Online Updates with New Quiz, Puzzles, and Sweepstakes

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2007, 11:12 PM

Parade Magazine, which appears in many Sunday newspapers across the United States, let us know today of a few new online features in which you can put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test. In addition to their ‘Decade of Harry Potter Quiz’ we showed you a fewContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Sotheby's to Display Copy of "Beedle the Bard" Here in US

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2007, 07:21 PM

Auction house Sotheby’s put the copy of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” out on display today for the press. The book will then go on display to the public here in the US at Sotheby’s in New York City starting Monday, November 26 at 10am (ET) then again on Tuesday, November 27 andContinued...

OotP Film

New Behind the Scenes Clip from "Order of the Phoenix" DVD

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2007, 01:05 PM

For those that registered for the email updates from Warner Bros, you will now find an owl bearing a special sneak preview clip from the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD. In this clip, which you can watch via this link, you will see a behind the scenes feature on the flightContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 125: "Conference Call"

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2007, 04:26 AM

Fan conferences are the talk around town in this week’s PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. In our 125th episode, Sue and John chat with Becky from the organizers of Portus, the fan conference in Dallas, Texas, and to Amy, from Terminus , set to be held during the summer of 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. InContinued...

Video Games

Take a Tour of Hogwarts in New Video Clip from EA Games

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2007, 01:49 AM

Electronic Arts, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, sent us a great new clip featuring a virtual tour of sorts of Hogwarts Castles. This video, which you can see here in our galleries, takes you through the various levels of the magical castle, and highlights some of the fun thingsContinued...

Branagh

Gilderoy Speaks: A New Interview with Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 11:32 PM

MTV has a new interview with Kenneth Branagh who discusses his roles as Gilderoy Lockhart in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." The acclaimed actor says he was never approached about returning to "Order of the Phoenix" to film the part of Lockhart at St. Mungo's.

“It would have beenContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Release Date Set for Spanish "Deathly Hallows" Translations

Posted by: Edward
November 19, 2007, 07:24 PM

Ediciones Salamandra, the Spanish language publishers the Harry Potter novels, have today announced the release date for their translations of seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” These editions are set to hit store shelves at 18:30 (6:30 pm) in Spain, theContinued...

Rumor

Rumor Alert: Halloween and Holiday Plans Afoot for Harry Potter Theme Park?

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 02:59 PM

As announced earlier this year, there is to be a new Harry Potter attraction as part of the Universal Orlando theme park in Florida. While this park is not set to open until late 2009 or early 2010, there have been many rumors regarding this park for sometime, with anotherContinued...

JKR Interviews

New Interview with J.K. Rowling for Release of Dutch Edition of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 02:43 AM

As part of the release of the Dutch translation of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," author J.K. Rowling has given a new interview to the Dutch newspaper "The Volkskrant." While this interview is in Dutch (link to an elaborate animated page showcasing this interviewContinued...

Fans

Followup: More on "Elders' Crossing" Hoax

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 01:22 AM

A follow up tonight on that mysterious website we told you about earlier this week, that had rumors flying and fans buzzing about a possible sequel to the Harry Potter series called “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing.” While this was officially debunked as a hoax and not an officialContinued...

Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff Wins Bafta Scotland Award

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 12:48 AM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff was named “Best Actor” tonight at the Bafta Scotland awards. Sean, who portrayed Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood in “Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Chamber of Secrets,” won the award for his role in the UK television film “ConsentingContinued...

Contests

Wizard and Muggle Photography Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Edward
November 18, 2007, 07:58 PM

Last month our contest crew brought you their latest contest, to see who could dress most creatively as a wizard ‘blending’ into Muggle society. You sent in your most creative and hilarious images of wizards taking to the streets, interacting with non-magic folk, and showingContinued...

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