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Cho Chang "Yule Ball" Doll from Tonner Now Available

Posted by: sue
April 29, 2008, 10:21 PM

Earlier this year we told you there were to be new Cho Chang dolls from Tonner, makers of high end collectible dolls. FAO Schwarz has now updated their website to indicate the limited edition Cho Chang “Yule Ball” doll is now available for $175.00 (USD). Based on actress Katie LeungContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Receives Andre Norton Award at 2008 Nebula Awards

Posted by: Edward
April 29, 2008, 03:30 PM

A follow up today as the seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” won the 2008 Andre Norton Award at the Annual Nebula Awards Ceremony which took place in Austin, Texas this past weekend. As we first told you previously, the Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersContinued...


Updated Adult Edition Covers for Russian Translations of Harry Potter Series

Posted by: Edward
April 28, 2008, 11:58 PM

Rosman Publishing, the company that prints the translated editions of the Harry Potter novels in Russia, have released updated covers for the adult editions of the seven novels. These hard-cover editions each sport a sleek, black background along with a single image onContinued...

HBP Film

New Mention of "Half-Blood Prince" in Film Review Magazine

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2008, 02:51 PM

Thanks to our Order partner, we can see this new article from the June 2008 issue of Film Review, where actor Dan Radcliffe briefly discusses both the “Deathly Hallows” and “Half-Blood Prince” films. Of the upcoming sixth Harry Potter film, Dan notes:Continued...

HBP Film

Carrow Sister Cast for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2008, 02:35 PM

According to United Agents, a literary and talent agency in the UK, actress Suzanne Toase has been cast in the part of Alecto Carrow for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The website indicates she is currently filming her scenes as one of the Carrows, the brother and sister Death EatersContinued...


Harry Potter and the A-Levels

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2008, 12:04 AM

The Daily Mail is reporting tonight that Harry Potter is now required reading for A-level students in the UK. The paper says that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone is one of the books students will be tested on in exams given by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), theContinued...


Reminder: "Goblet of Fire" Airs on ABC Tonight

Posted by: sue
April 26, 2008, 09:35 PM

A quick reminder that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be broadcast tonight here in the US on ABC and ABC HD starting at 8pm (ET). As many of you have emailed and asked, we do not believe they will be debuting any new “Half-Blood Prince” footage during tonight’s telecast.

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Opinions

Posted by: Kristin
April 26, 2008, 02:05 AM

Several public figures have voiced their opinions on the JKR/WB vs. RDR Books court case:

Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer Orson Scott Card claims that J.K. Rowling’s “hypocrisy is so thick” that he “can hardly breathe”.

He goes on to say:

“Once you publish fiction, Ms.Continued...


Harry Potter: The Traveling Exhibition

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2008, 12:57 PM

There is some additional exciting news today for fans of the Harry Potter films, as the Becker Group, along with Warner Brothers Consumer Products are announcing a special traveling Harry Potter exhibition. According to this press release, this will be a “state-of-the-art exhibition highlighting artifactsContinued...

DH Film

Official: "Deathly Hallows" Part One Due November 19, 2010

DH Film
Posted by: sue
April 25, 2008, 11:30 AM

As readers will recall, last month we told you that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be made in two films, with the LA Times stating the first of the films was due out in November of 2010. Thanks to Coming Soon who let us know they can now report an exact date for the release of theContinued...


Reminder: We are Wizards Documentary, Special Wizard Rock Show in Boston

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2008, 11:23 AM

Previously, we told you about several screenings of the We Are Wizards documentary taking place over the past few weeks, with one large event due to take place this weekend. This film, which focuses on the Harry Potter fandom, is showing at the Boston Independent Film FestivalContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: U.K. Publisher Not Counting on Scheduled April Release of Lexicon Book

Posted by: Kristin
April 25, 2008, 12:08 AM

U.K. Publisher Methuen does not expect to meet the scheduled April release of Steve Vander Ark’s Lexicon book, as it has been postponed pending the court’s decision.

Peter Tummons or Methuen says he is “very confident” in RDRContinued...


Crafty Wands at the Ready!

Posted by: sue
April 24, 2008, 03:37 PM

Calling all crafters! For those who enjoy making their own Harry Potter crafts, we have a fun new feature just for you! Starting this May 1st, Leaky's own Crafty Witches will host a special Craft-Along event where we invite you to join us as we all make our own wands. These wands are easy and fun to make, and you canContinued...

HP Cast

Radcliffe and Watson Among 'Most Stylish Teen Stars' from StyleList

Posted by: Edward
April 23, 2008, 09:53 PM has a new feature online showcasing their picks for the Most Stylish Teen Stars and have included Harry Potter actors Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson on their list. The Harry Potter actors are among the full list of ten young stars including: The Jonas Brothers, ZacContinued...

HBP Film

First Review of "Half-Blood Prince" Video Game

Posted by: sue
April 23, 2008, 05:36 PM

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game which is due out this fall, now comes the first review of an early preview version of the game. Noting that the game is not yet complete, Pocketgamer was able to play portions of theContinued...

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