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First Look: Narcissa Malfoy at Spinner's End, News that First Draft of "Deathly Hallows" Turned In

Posted by: sue
August 15, 2008, 12:30 PM

As the fallout continues from the stunning announcement yesterday by Warner Bros to reschedule the release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to July 17, 2009, the publicity machine had already been in place, including the upcomingContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Movie Pushed to July 2009

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2008, 08:26 PM

The sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, originally scheduled for a November 21 release, has now been moved to July 17, 2009 in the US and major international markets, accordingContinued...

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EA Releases New Trailer for "Half-Blood Prince" Video Game

Posted by: sue
August 14, 2008, 02:51 PM

Thanks to who let us know about a new trailer for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” videogame, which you can see via this link. UPDATE: We now have the video for viewing/download here in our video galleries. IGN has also posted another preview of gameContinued...

The HP Alliance Presents "One World, One Dream!"

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2008, 04:06 AM

The HP Alliance has a new episode of its Potterwatch podcast out today – click here to get to the feed’s iTunes listing to subscribe! You can also listen to the episode by direct-downloading it here!

This episode, “One World, One Dream!” asks Harry Potter fans to help embraceContinued...

Happy Birthday, Nick Rhein!

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2008, 03:49 AM

Nick Rhein, our young forum administrator, is 24 today! Nick is responsible for keeping tens of thousands of users happy over at LeakyLounge and we hope that they’ll all join us in wishing him the happiest day today!

Video Games

IGN Review, Stills of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Video Game

Posted by: Edward
August 14, 2008, 01:16 AM

Video Game resource has a review online of the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” video game on the Nintendo DS platform. This review details the activities, tasks, and experiences when playing the game as well as comments on the controls when playing.Continued...


Emma Watson Featured in UK Harper's Bazaar Magazine

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2008, 11:47 PM

The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine contains a feature on actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). As noted on her official website, the article focuses on some of Emma’s favorite styles and clothes, including some of her outfits from the legendary couture House of Chanel.Continued...

DH Film

Geraldine Somerville Confirms Return as Lily Potter for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
August 13, 2008, 05:32 PM

Actress Geraldine Somerville has confirmed her intent to return as Lily Potter for the final “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film, as well as the upcoming “Half-Blood Prince.” In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, Ms. Somerville,Continued...


Scientists Appear Closer to Real Invisibility Cloak

Posted by: Edward
August 13, 2008, 04:29 AM

USA Today has an article online discussing the scientific advances in technology that would make it possible for an invisibility cloak object to exist. Once only something of fiction from the Harry Potter novels, the article reports that scientists have created two prototyped materials that bendContinued...

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Crystallized Pineapple, Cinnamon Pixies, and Sugar Quills-Oh Yum!

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2008, 03:58 AM

Ever fancy some of Slughorn’s Crystallized Pineapple as mentioned in “Half-Blood Prince?” Well now you can, as there is word tonight on some of the new candies being released this fall before the debut of the sixth Harry Potter film. MTV has an article online tonightContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
August 10, 2008, 11:35 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling’s website has been updated to wish the youngest Weasley child, Ginny, a happy birthday. Here’s to you, Ginny! Cheers!

J.K. Rowling

800-Word Harry Potter Prequel Sells 10,000 Copies in First 24 Hours

Posted by: Edward
August 09, 2008, 05:47 PM

As readers will remember, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling wrote an 800-word note card containing a story featuring a young James and Sirius Black for Waterstone’s “What’s Your Story?” charity auction. This Harry Potter prequel was included with the 12Continued...


Jo's Book Nook Opens Reading of "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Posted by: Edward
August 09, 2008, 05:09 PM

It is time once again to dust off your classics, for Jo’s Book Nook is now starting to read the Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Our Non-Harry Potter Book opens up today with the reading of this book which examines life in the deep south during the 1930s. This bookContinued...

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International Release Dates for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
August 09, 2008, 02:36 AM

A host of international release dates for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” have now been posted on the official Harry Potter website. At this point several countries are scheduled to see the film several days before the US/UK release set for November 21, 2008. To see the entireContinued...


Rehearsals for "Equus" on Broadway to Begin Friday

Posted by: Edward
August 07, 2008, 05:55 PM

As readers will remember, the play “Equus,” starring Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon), will be making its Broadway run in New York City starting this September. Rehearsals for the play are set to begin this Friday, August 8th, prior to previews officially startingContinued...

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