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Watson Interviews

Emma Watson Talks Epilogue Filming, Life as as University Student and More in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
February 06, 2010, 12:01 PM

Actress Emma Watson has given a new interview to the Daiy Express newspaper in the UK in which the Hermione Granger actress discusses her life as a university student, a desire for a normal life, her experience working on the Harry Potter films, and the EpilogueContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2010, 11:39 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's official website has been updated to mark the February 6th birthday of Arthur Weasley.  Three cheers to you, Arthur!

J.K. Rowling

A Note from J.K. Rowling on "Helping Haiti Heal"

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2010, 11:10 AM

As of today, the Helping Haiti Heal effort has raised nearly $97,000. If we get to $105,000, Partners in Health will name the three full cargo planes (full of medical supplies and other desperately needed equipment) that we have funded after three wizards we know well: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The trioContinued...

HP Cast

Harry Potter Trio on Top Hollywood Earners of 2009 List

Posted by: Edward
February 04, 2010, 07:26 PM

Actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) are among the forty top earners in Hollywood in 2009, according to a new list published by Vanity Fair.  Miss Watson, ranked in 14th place, is the top female earner on the list, as wellContinued...

Film Awards

"Half-Blood Prince" Wins Movie of the Year at RAAM Awards

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 07:18 PM

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was awarded "Movie of the Year" at the annual RAAM Awards, which took place at a gala ceremony in London today at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Also nominated for "Movie of the Year" were "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Up."

RAAM Award-winnersContinued...

Video Games

LEGO Harry Potter Video Game News Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:50 PM

As you may remember, earlier this week we let you know about a new trailer that has been released for the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game. A high definition version of this trailer is now available in our video galleries via this link.

In related news, a number of reviews and previews ofContinued...


J.K. Rowling to be Turned Into Special Edition Barbie Doll

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:04 PM

A Sky News article reveals today that a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling Barbie doll will be showcased at the world's largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, dressed in a "black wool suit and hot pink top combination." U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey, German prime minister Angela Merkel, 2009Continued...

DH Film

Confirmed: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" to be Released in 3D

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
February 03, 2010, 01:29 PM

Word has come directly from WB today, that the first part of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film will be released in 3D come its arrival in theaters this November.   The release of a 3D "Deathly Hallows" will appear along side a standard 2D version inContinued...


New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Website Open (Updated with Video)

Posted by: Edward
February 03, 2010, 01:10 PM

Thanks to Universal Orlando Resort, there is news of a new website for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter now online featuring a number of new interactive features.  Included among these features are:
  • A first-person perspective, photo-realistic video of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle.
  • The WizardingContinued...


Today Show Contest: Class Trip to Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
February 03, 2010, 09:20 AM

This morning, NBC's Today Show announced a brand new contest in correlation with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando.  The contest, open to US citizens "currently employed as a teacher of students between five (5) and eighteen (18) years of ageContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Warwick Davis

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 07:47 AM

Today we ask you to join us in wishing Warwick Davis a tremendously happy birthday. Davis, who plays Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating his 40th birthday. Many happy returns!

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Best Cinematography Oscar

Posted by: Edward
February 02, 2010, 10:26 AM

Early this morning in Los Angeles, the 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations were announced, and the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film received a nod for Best Cinematography.  The sixth Potter film was nominated along side such other films in this category as "Avatar,"Continued...


Wizarding World of Harry Potter Super Bowl Commercial Now Online (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
February 02, 2010, 08:10 AM

There is a treat online this morning, for national commercial for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park set to air during the Super Bowl XLIV game has made its way online and can be watched via (Update: The video is now in our video galleriesContinued...


February 2010 Craft Along Now Open

Posted by: Rosi
February 02, 2010, 07:48 AM

Yesterday, the Crafty Witches launched a brand new Craft-Along, this time inviting you to join them as they finish crafting all the WIPs (works in progress) or UFOs (unfinished objects) they have lying around. Dust off your unfinished Harry Potter-related craft projects, finish them and show them off on the Craft-AlongContinued...


February Featured Crafter of the Month: hermione_jean_7

Posted by: Rosi
February 02, 2010, 07:31 AM

Our Crafty Witches and Wizard have chosen crafter hermione_jean_7 as February's Featured Crafter of the Month. Hermione_jean_7 was nominated for her skills in quilting, knit and crochet. Some examples of her fine work include a Harry Potter quilt and a Gryffindor messenger bag. A short interviewContinued...

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