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PotterCast 201: Live from California, Half-Blood Prince Reactions and Wizard Rock

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2009, 03:00 AM


We have for you today our 201st episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, which features further reactions to the recently released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  Recorded live in Milpitas, California, this episode a number of opinionsContinued...


ESPN Feature on Quidditch

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 04:46 PM

It would seem some curious fellows from the world of Muggle sport have taken an interest in our own magical sport of Quidditch, as witnessed today by a new feature on The article recaps information about the Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup held last fall at Middlebury College, and marvels on the game thatContinued...

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Special Half-Blood Prince Tote Bags Made for Comic Con

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 04:03 PM

As readers might know, Comic Con, the giant comic book and pop culture expo is taking place again this year in San Diego, California. This event which often features many cool giveaways to attendees will see a special new tote bag promoting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As seen here,Continued...


Recap from Azkatraz

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 03:19 PM

Over the weekend, Azkatraz, a Harry Potter symposium took place in San Francisco, California. Lev Grossman was a guest at the convention, and has a new blog entry now online. Mr. Grossman, who wrote a previous article about his trip to our own LeakyCon (and the article from a few weeks ago about Wizard Rock), had the followingContinued...


Boston: Next Stop on Harry Potter, the Exhibit Tour, Opening in October

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:54 AM

Cheers to Boston, which will be the next stop for Harry Potter, the Exhibit  featuring many props and sets used in the beloved Harry Potter films. Currently open at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry until September 27, we've just gotten word the exhibit will move to the East Coast, as theContinued...

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Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:13 AM

Although not quite a week since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in movie theaters, counterfeit copies of the film are already making the rounds. News today out of England brings word that a raid on a car boot sale in Stafford "resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000Continued...


New from Gentle Giant: Limited Comic Con Edition Mini-Bust of Richard Harris as Dumbledore

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:02 AM

Gentle Giant will be releasing a special Harry Potter statue again this year, as Comic Con is set to take place this weekend in San Diego California. Lucky fans who attend the giant comic book and popular arts expo will be able to purchase this limited editionContinued...

HBP Film

More Behind the Scenes Photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 08:48 AM

Thanks to Oclumencia, we can now see some new high res behind the scenes photos from the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. At this link, you can see new photos of Bonnie Wright, Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, JessieContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fan Report: Deathly Hallows PaperBack Release Party at Scholastic Store

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 02:15 PM

Two years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was released. As readers will recall, several weeks ago in the midst of the flurry of the HBP movie release, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, released the paperback edition of DeathlyContinued...

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Charity Auction: Chair Used by JK Rowling When Writing First Two Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 11:13 AM

There is a very special charity auction underway, featuring the personal chair used by author J.K. Rowling when she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels in her flat in Scotland. The chair, first donated and sold at auction in 2002 for charity, has now been donatedContinued...


Toot Toot! It's the Hogwarts Express Cake Coming Through!

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 10:44 AM

Toot Toot! It's the Hogwarts Express coming to a desert table near you! Well not quite near you perhaps, but once again master baker Duff Goldman of the popular Ace of Cakes program on Food Network has done a bit of cake magic for a Harry Potter premiere. Readers will recall of course, thatContinued...


Followup on Jamie Waylett Case: Sentenced to Community Service (Updated)

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

A followup today regarding the legal case involving actor Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), who earlier this month plead guilty to growing cannabis plants at a residence in London, England. Today, the AP reports that Jamie was sentenced to to 120 hours of community service. The report continues: Continued...


Video: On Demand Feature on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 08:59 PM

Previously we told you about the special On Demand feature being broadcast to viewers in Central Florida, focusing on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Thanks much to TLC reader Alex, we can now see the video, part one here, and part two here, which contains a nice backgroundContinued...


First Time Meeting: Rare Photo of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in 2000

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 08:40 PM

Well it wasn't quite on the Hogwarts Express, but the LA Times have released a rare photo (now here in our galleries) taken when actor Daniel Radcliffe first met Rupert Grint. Like their movie counterparts of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, the black and white photo shows theContinued...

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Twitter, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Way

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 02:36 PM

For fans of Twitter, the popular online social communication network, WB has just launched a cool new way to put errrm some magic in those Tweets, Half-Blood Prince style! Check it out!

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