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Regulus Rises

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2008, 12:55 AM

This isn’t a piece of Harry Potter news per se, but just as we heard from the mysterious R.A.B (now known as Regulus Black) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so too will Regulus be bright tonight during the Lunar eclipse. Readers will recall of course that the Black family has a tradition of naming children after theirContinued...


Nine Nominations for "Order of the Phoenix" at Saturn Awards

Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2008, 09:56 PM

The “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film has received a number of nominations at the upcoming 34th Annual Saturn Awards. This awards ceremony recognizes the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror films each year and has given out a total of nine nominationsContinued...


Winners of Ron's Chocolate Card Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2008, 04:35 AM

Our latest Leaky contest is now complete, and the winners for our Ron’s Chocolate Card Contest have been announced. For this contest, we asked you to design your own Chocolate Frog card for Ron Weasley in the post “Deathly Hallows” era. You delivered, and sent us a number of amazingContinued...

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Cover Art for Spanish Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2008, 03:52 AM

The cover art for the Spanish language editions of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” novel have been released in the lead up to the book’s upcoming release this Thursday. You can view this cover right here in our image galleries. This translatedContinued...

DH Film

David Yates to Direct "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
February 19, 2008, 06:11 PM

There is a new report online today regarding the possibility of David Yates returning to direct Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Children's author Lois Lowry has updated her blog with an entry regarding Mr. Yates who she had hoped would be directing the film version of her book "TheContinued...


PotterCast 139: We Can Do It!

Posted by: Edward
February 19, 2008, 02:44 AM

This week’s episode of
PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online and ready for your listening pleasure. In our 139th episode, we have for you some new information regarding the casting of “Half-Blood Prince,” the possible two-part “Deathly Hallows” film, and more about our upcomingContinued...


Award Watch: Shaw, Lynch and Craig News and More

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2008, 11:21 PM

We have a few pieces of news regarding some of the people from the Harry Potter films and various award programs.

As we reported previously, acclaimed production designer Stuart Craig was to receive a special lifetime achievement award from the Art Directors Guild. That program took place last nightContinued...


553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...


ToyFair 08: New NECA Harry Potter Action Figures

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:22 PM

As a follow up to our article from earlier today, NECA, who hold the North American license for Harry Potter products, unveiled five new Harry Potter action figures at Toy Fair 08. Included are a new Richard Harris as Dumbledore figure, new Fred and George figures, Mad-Eye Moody, and one of HarryContinued...

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Fenrir Greyback, Amycus Carrow Cast for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 10:35 PM

There are reports online tonight saying that actor Dave Legeno has been cast in the role of werewolf Fenrir Greyback for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We are uncertain if his part will be part CG, similar to Grawp in “Order of the Phoenix” or how this character willContinued...

Wrockstock 2008 Registration Opens

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 09:34 PM

Calling all Wizarding rock fans! Wrockstock 2008, a weekend full of Wizard rock music will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd-26th. Wrockstock is a fund raising event to help benefit the Harry Potter Alliance and will be held at thee YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO. Featuring 13 popular Wizarding Rock groupsContinued...


Rumor Update: Radcliffe Shoots Down Reports on Spielberg as Possible "Deathly Hallows" Director

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 09:15 PM

Earlier this week, there was some news regarding the rumor regarding Steven Spielberg as a possible director for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie as actor Dan Radcliffe addressed this at the recent BAFTA awards. Apparently Dan was asked about this on theContinued...


"Order of the Phoenix" Book Club Opens on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
February 17, 2008, 08:47 PM

Our latest round of book club readings of a particular novel in the Harry Potter series is kicking off today on the Leaky Lounge. The fifth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” takes center stage this time in our forum-wide Book Club, that is designed for an in-depthContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 02:13 PM

Everyone, please join us as we wish actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) a very Happy 17th Birthday! Cheers Bonnie!


Toy Fair 08: New Gentle Giant Fred, George, Lupin Mini-Busts, New NECA Figures and More

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 01:44 PM

Toy Fair 08 is currently underway in New York City, where manufacturers preview their new products for the upcoming year, and on display are a few new Harry Potter items.

First, Gentle Giant has revealed a Fred and George Weasley mini bust 2-pack, and a rather alarmingContinued...

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