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Pre-Order Anniversary Sorcerer's Stone, New Interview with Cover Artist

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2008, 06:07 PM

Previously we told you Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels were issuing a special 10th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that would contain new material from author J.K. Rowling. You can now pre-order the book, here viaContinued...

JKRowling.com

J.K. Rowling Updates Site on New Prequel Material

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2008, 01:32 PM

Author J.K. Rowling is doing some updating this morning on her website, with a news entry on the upcoming charity auction featuring that special 800 word prequel to the Harry Potter series. Of note is the fact Jo says the story on the prequel card takes place 3 years before Harry was born. FullContinued...

Books

New Harry Potter Prequel to Feature Marauders Story (Updated)

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2008, 12:09 PM

Following on the big news from yesterday about the brand new 800 word prequel to events in the Harry Potter series, we now have some additional information about what the story will feature. According to the Guardian, we will be hearing more about the beloved Marauders, as the paper reports theContinued...

Books

Big News! JKR Writes New Harry Potter Prequel for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
May 28, 2008, 11:48 PM

Hang on everyone, as there is some rather big news tonight regarding that notecard that J.K. Rowling has written for a charity auction in June. MSNBC is reporting tonight that the note card is actually “an 800-word Harry Potter prequel.” The only other information onContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 153: SuperCon Florida Show

Posted by: Edward
May 27, 2008, 11:14 PM


The 153rd edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online today with an episode from Florida at the past weekend’s SuperCon Fan Convention in Fort Lauderdale. We have a treat for you in this episode as PotterCast was asked by the folks from the Florida SuperCon to interview actors from theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Helena Bonham Carter!

Posted by: Edward
May 26, 2008, 11:47 AM

Please join us today in wishing a very happy birthday to actress Helena Bonham Carter, who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films. Miss Bonham Carter celebrates her 42nd birthday today. Cheers to you, Helena!

HBP Film

Young Actor from "Half-Blood Prince" Tragically Killed (Updated)

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2008, 02:27 PM

We have some sad news today, regarding a young actor who is due to appear in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Telegraph is reporting that Robert Knox, who plays the part of Ravenclaw student (and Slug Club hopeful) Marcus Belby, has been tragically killed in an incidentContinued...

Wizard Rockumentary Screens Today in Florida

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2008, 02:01 PM

The Wizard Rockumentary will have two screenings today at Florida SuperCon: On at 3:45 and one at 9:45 p.m. The movie chronicles the movement of Harry Potter-related bands around the country, including footage from 2006 through August of 2007. The filmmakers will be on-hand to field questions, and haveContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Jim Broadbent

Posted by: Edward
May 24, 2008, 11:31 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to actor Jim Broadbent who celebrates his 59th birthday today. Mr. Broadbent is set to appear as Horace Slughorn in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. Happy Birthday, Jim! Cheers!

HBP Film

Rumor Rumor, it's Another "Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Alert

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2008, 06:33 PM

We have several pieces of news regarding Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today, including yet more rumors on the long awaited teaser trailer and more.

First, scores of readers let us know about this very small photo that has now surfaced online, showing a different angle of the previouslyContinued...

PotterCast

Update on Live PotterCast Today in Florida

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2008, 03:03 PM

A quick update on today’s PotterCast at Florida SuperCon; there’s been a slight change in program as Stan Ianevski has had to refrain from the conference due to a family emergency and Oliver Phelps was called back to filming; still scheduled to appear are Devon Murray (Seamus) and NataliaContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Winner Announced in Amazon.com's Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2008, 04:13 PM

Voting has now ended in Amazon.com’s Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest, and the winner who will receive a weekend with the handwritten work by J. K. Rowling has been chosen. As we told you previously, the competition had been narrowed down to two finalists, whichContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

"Philosopher's Stone" Publication Included on List of Top Cultural Moments in Britain

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2008, 03:19 PM

The Press Association of the UK is reporting that the first novel in J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” was named the third ‘Top Cultural Moment’ of the past twenty-one years in Britain via aContinued...

DH Film

John Hurt to Return as Ollivander for "Deathly Hallows"?

DH Film
Posted by: sue
May 22, 2008, 02:36 PM

While promoting his new film, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, actor John Hurt has made some remarks regarding his possible return to the Harry Potter film series. UK tabloid the Sun cites John Hurt as saying it is possible he will return as the mysterious wand maker Ollivander for theContinued...

HBP Film

Filming for "Half-Blood Prince" Completed

Posted by: sue
May 22, 2008, 02:22 PM

The official site of actress Emma Watson has been updated with the news that principal photography on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was completed on Saturday, May 17. Her site notes that now that filming on the sixth Harry Potter movie is finished, Emma is focusing on herContinued...

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