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Video from NYPL Beedle Unveiling

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 03:16 PM

Footage from this morning's event at the New York Public Library, unveiling Arthur Levine's copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, as well as video of the book itself, is now available in our video galleries (thanks to our speedy staff)! More will be added soon.

The book, close up.

Arthur Levine's speech

Q&AContinued...

Actor Interviews

Radcliffe, Watson, and Wright Video Appearance Round Up

Posted by: Edward
December 03, 2008, 03:03 PM

As TLC has reported in previous weeks, a number of the Harry Potter actors have been making the rounds on various TV shows and award ceremonies.  Here now is a brief round-up of their latest appearances.  Firstly, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) appeared earlier in the week onContinued...

Charity

STANDing Fast with Jingle Spells

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 12:34 PM

Today is STANDFast, the day where people around the world, and many of us within the Harry Potter fandom, are giving up small luxuries in order to donate to help protect the women of Darfur and villagers of Burma. It takes three dollars to protect a woman for a month and five to protect an entire family in EasternContinued...

Books

Personal Copy of Beedle the Bard Unveiled Today in NYC, Video of JK Rowling Reading from Book at Exhibit

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 AM

Today, Arthur Levine unveiled his personal handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an event today in New York City. Update: You can now see video courtesy of Scholastic, here in our galleries. Mr. Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry PotterContinued...

Books

8 Million Copies of Beedle the Bard due Worldwide, Pre-Ordered Copies Now Being Shipped.

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:14 AM

As the hours grow closer to the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard tonight at Midnight, many fans are anxious for the new set of tales from author J.K.Rowling. Those who have pre-ordered copies of the book have received notices stating the books have indeedContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast's Beedle Release Party this Friday in NYC!

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 06:41 PM

This Friday, with the release of the latest Harry book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, PotterCast will do a live event at Books of Wonder in New York City, the city's oldest and largest independent bookstore, which has been celebrating Harry since its debut. We can't wait to see you there to haveContinued...

Books

US Borders Stores to Hold "Beedle the Bard" Release Parties December 4

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2008, 06:40 PM

Previously we told you there were to be release parties in the UK for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard along with a possible shopping event here at some stores in the US. Borders has now issued a press release stating they will be holding special evening parties on DecemberContinued...

Charity

Live Meeting of Dumbledore's Army Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 05:09 PM

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST, there will be a real-world meeting of Dumbledore's Army courtesy of the HP Alliance. As STANDFast (where we give up one luxury item for the day and donate that money to help people in Darfur and Burma) is tomorrow, we're getting together tonight to talk about the issues and haveContinued...

PotterCast

Leaky and PotterCast Present: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Fan Commentary

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 03:27 PM

It's time once again to get out your DVD players and join the PotterCasters as they provide you a fan DVD commentary, this time for the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Slide in your Prisoner of Azkaban DVD and enjoy as Melissa, Sue,Continued...

Books

Whimsic Alley Announces Beedle Midight Plans, Leaky Coupon

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 02:53 PM

Whimsic Alley, the Harry Potter merchandise store in Santa Monica, CA, is having a midnight Beedle the Bard event tomorrow evening: the part starts at 10pm and will have refreshments, games, contests, readings and special guests. The book goes on sale at midnight, and admission is free.Continued...

Movies

"We Are Wizards" Releases DVD

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 02:43 PM

We Are Wizards, the documentary about Harry Potter creative subculture, has started accepting DVD orders - you can visit this page for more info! The film recently completed a theatrical run in New York City, has made the rounds of film festivals worldwide. Many of you asked how you could see it if it wasn't playingContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Trailer Named a Top Trailer of 2008

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 01:54 PM

Kicking off the Year In Review season, Yahoo! Movies now has a report online listing the Top 10 Movie Trailers of 2008 which includes the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  Coming in at number six on their list, the most recently released Half-Blood Prince trailer isContinued...

LeakyLounge

Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Topper Contest

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 01:15 PM

While the gnomes in our muggle gardens may not spring to life, the gnomes at The Burrow surely do and are your starting point for our Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Contest.  In this latest contest, those small creatures with large heads and hard, bony feet from the Harry Potter series are requiredContinued...

DH Film

New Video: Dan Radcliffe Talks HBP Delay, Filming Deathly Hallows Epilogue and More (Updated)

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 01, 2008, 09:07 PM

E Online has released new video of an interview with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), who makes new comments regarding the delay of the release of Half-Blood Prince and more. Of note are Dan's remarks on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films,Continued...

Galleries

2008 Holiday Countdown Calendar from our Image Galleries

Posted by: Edward
December 01, 2008, 03:32 PM

Just in time for the holiday season, our Gallery Staffers have joined together to create the 2008 Holiday Countdown Calendar to make those days before Christmas pass by faster.  Each day from now until December 24th, one of our gallery staffers will post a holiday-themed image fromContinued...

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