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PotterCast

Live PotterCast Recording to Discuss Japanese Trailer

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2009, 02:01 PM

Surprise! We've made a last-minute change to this week's recording schedule (which wasn't supposed to include a live show).

It will start at 4:30 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. GMT / 1:30 p.m. PT) - sorry for the short notice, and also that it's during the day, but this is the only time we can all do it.Continued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" Trailer from Japan Now Online

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2009, 09:36 AM

Check it out! The new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which is being aired in Japan, is now online here via YouTube. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Thanks to our hardworking crew, we now have the screencaps here in our image galleries!

Please note: This video contains Japanese subtitles andContinued...

Charity

Charity Auction for Complete Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Benefit Carter Center Efforts

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2009, 07:32 PM

A complete set of the UK Children's editions of the Harry Potter novels, all signed by author J.K. Rowling are part of a charity auction to be held the weekend of February 7th. The AP reports that the set of books signed by the Harry Potter author, alongContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Film Released in Italy on July 15, 2009

Posted by: Edward
January 22, 2009, 01:38 PM

There is news today from WB Italy, who announced that the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film will be opening in Italy on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.  Paolo Ferrari, the President of Warner Bros. Pictures Italia, is quoted as saying in regards to the upcoming release:

"It's reallyContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 181: JoBama!

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2009, 09:32 AM

PotterCast episode 181 is now here for your listening pleasure.  Join us this week on another edition PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, recorded live with an online audience for the latest news, discussion, and so much more. As with each episode, it starts with the latest news from our very own Sue, who tells usContinued...

DH Film

Emma Watson: Test Shoots on "Deathly Hallows" To Take Place on Monday January 26

DH Film
Posted by: sue
January 20, 2009, 05:51 PM

As a followup to the post below, actress Emma Watson has now posted a new blog entry via her official website where she writes about the upcoming production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that she has has few costume fittings and a hair appointment toContinued...

Charity

Emma Watson Designs Dinner Plate for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2009, 01:39 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has designed a dinner plate to be part of a special charity auction. Along with celebrities such as Hugh Dancy, Andy Serkis and Claire Danes, Emma created designer dinner plates that will be sold at auction to aid the Blue Peter Mission Nutrition campaign.Continued...

HBP Film

Rumor Alert: Half-Blood Prince Trailers and Posters oh My!

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2009, 01:17 PM

Rumor Alert! Many reports are online, first brought to us by Portkey.it, stating that the full trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be attached to Inkheart in theaters this weekend.  Please note, some are saying this will be a new trailer, however it is most likelyContinued...

Harry, A History

Hallows of Hogwarts "for years" working title of DH

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
January 19, 2009, 03:15 AM

A small but fun factual nugget was hidden in the JKR interview from Harry, A History (which is available here). I've posted it now on the Web site. It seems Hallows of Hogwarts was a working title for DH; this title had been trademarked along with a bunch of others but (it seems) hadn't everContinued...

HBP Film

New Half-Blood Prince Trailer Running in Japan, New Stills of Snape on the Tower, Greyback, Draco and More

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2009, 10:36 AM

Thanks to Pottermania for letting us know about a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that is running in Japan, that contains many new images from the upcoming film. You can see new stills of this trailer via this link, includingContinued...

Books

Voldemort Named Among Worst Literary Villains by Penguin

Posted by: Edward
January 16, 2009, 10:21 PM

Dark Lord Voldemort has made the top ten list of 'scariest villains in children's literature' according to a report in the Scotsman.  The paper details the results of a new list from the Penguin Group, which polled 600 readers, asking them to rank the literary characters they most feared. Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Video of J.K. Rowling from Beedle the Bard Launch

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 10:20 PM

Bloomsbury (whose Beedle the Bard page is here) has updated their YouTube channel today with a video of Jo answering questions asked by children at the Beedle release party (originally reported by Leaky here), about whether her teachers knew she was a good story writer (not sure but it was her favoriteContinued...

PotterCast

Live PotterCast Recording - Movie and Snape and CCs, Oh My

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 07:07 PM

Hey gang: Tonight we invite you to special live PotterCast 181 recording (which will not have Nargles this time, we hope). We have a lot of news to discuss, and then you'll be present for the recording of three canon conundrums about Severus Snape. It starts at 7 p.m. EST. You canContinued...

PotterCast

The Breaking Dawn LeakyMug Live at Azkatraz 2009

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 03:57 PM

This July 17, MuggleCast and PotterCast will be joining forces once more for, seriously, the nuttiest thing we've ever done: A live LeakyMug at 3 a.m.

Why would we do this? Because we'll all be just returning from a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and what better time to talkContinued...

Celebs on HP

Author Cornelia Funke Comments on the work by J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2009, 11:53 AM

At the screening of the film of her novel Inkheart, author Cornelia Funke gave some new comments regarding the work of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Speaking to Snitchseeker, Cornelia Funke apparently said "that she admires fellow author J.K. Rowling's ability to use visual imagery ratherContinued...

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