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"A Very Potter Sequel" to Debut on Stage in Michigan This May

Posted by: Edward
March 12, 2010, 05:23 PM

An announcement has been made via the Team StarKid Twitter page regarding the debut of the followup to last summer's "A Very Potter Musical," "A Very Potter Sequel."  The sequel will be performed live for the first time May 14th through the 16th in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where theContinued...

HBP Film

ABC to Air "Half-Blood Prince" in Late 2011

Posted by: Rosi
March 10, 2010, 07:04 PM

Variety is reporting that ABC Family will air "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in late 2011. Ken Werner of Warner Bros. is quoted in the article, saying, "[feature] films are an integral part of the formula for a successful cable service, and ABC Family has created a terrific destination whereContinued...

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Ellen DeGeneres Show Makes Call for Knowledgeable Harry Potter Fans

Posted by: Edward
March 09, 2010, 10:45 PM

As a follow up to our post about the Ellen DeGeneres Show taping from Universal Studios Orlando and broadcasting a 'sneak peek' at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, the talk show's  website has put out a call for those knowledgeable in everything Harry Potter.Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

Posted by: Rosi
March 09, 2010, 07:24 PM

As it is now past midnight in the U.K., the calendar on J.K. Rowling's official website has been updated to mark Remus Lupin's birthday. Many happy returns, Moony!

Charity

Helping Haiti Heal Gift Draw Tonight at 7:30pm EST

Posted by: Edward
March 09, 2010, 04:19 PM

Tonight, at 7:30pm EST, the recipients of the hundreds of thank you gifts for donating to Helping Haiti Heal will be drawn on the SayAHA LiveStream channel.  The gift recipiants will be chosen randomly for each of the over one hundred different gifts donated as part of Helping Haiti Heal.Continued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
March 09, 2010, 04:00 PM

Actors from the Harry Potter films have this week been getting involved in theatre, fashion, film and Academy Awards. Theatermania reports that Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) will take part in a pre-performance Artist Talk at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre. The talk will take place at 6pm on theContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 216: Do House Elves Lay Eggs?

Posted by: Edward
March 09, 2010, 01:16 PM

 
PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here today to bring you its 216th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  First, the PotterCasters sort through the latest news, which include stories about Jo Rowling becoming a special edition Barbie doll, "Deathly Hallows" filming news fromContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday Doris!

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2010, 10:31 AM

Today's a special day in Leaky land as we get to celebrate the birthday of Doris Herrmann, our project manager, she who makes the wheels go round around here. We hope you'll all join us in wishing her an excellent day!

Actor Interviews

Bill Nighy Talks "Deathly Hallows" to ITN

Posted by: Rosi
March 08, 2010, 04:04 PM

Bill Nighy has appeared in a video on ITN's YouTube channel in which he discusses his role in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." The actor, who portrays Rufus Scrimgeour, spoke to the network briefly about the film, commenting that he was "pleased to be in it, and pleased to be working with Dan, RupertContinued...

LeakyLounge

New Books for Harry Potter Book Club and Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Rosi
March 07, 2010, 04:41 PM

Both of our book clubs on the Leaky Lounge have chosen new books to read for the month of March. The Harry Potter Book Club is reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and you can find the forum at this link, where you will find all sorts of polls, prompts and more to discuss as youContinued...

LeakyLounge

March 2010 Craft Along Now Open

Posted by: Rosi
March 06, 2010, 07:26 PM

Yesterday, the Crafty Witches launched a brand new environmentally-conscious Craft-Along, in time for the upcoming Earth Day on the 22nd of April. The challenge for this month is to turn your favourite Harry Potter book into a small reusable bag, enabling you to better help the planet by turning down the plasticContinued...

Scholastic

Scholastic Announce "All-New Harry Potter Online Experience"

Posted by: Rosi
March 05, 2010, 06:11 PM

Scholastic have updated their blog to announce that they are "preparing an all new Harry Potter experience." Although no specific details are revealed, the blog post states that the experience "will give new readers the perfect home to start their Hogwarts journey." The Harry Potter sectionContinued...

Contests

Winners of the February Illustrated Scene Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
March 05, 2010, 06:00 PM

In February, our Contest Team brought you their Illustrated Scene Contest, which invited you to illustrate a scene from the Harry Potter series which you find especially moving. The judges looked for the ability to share with others, through artwork, the mood your chosen scene evokes forContinued...

Fans

Hogwarts Express Arrives at Wizarding World Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
March 05, 2010, 02:48 PM

Universal Orlando has released the first official high res image of the Hogwarts Express at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.  The high res image can be seen right here in our Image Galleries.  Universal notes:

The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The WizardingContinued...

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Sneak Peek of Wizarding World of Harry Potter Due This June on NBC

Posted by: Edward
March 05, 2010, 12:11 PM

A sneak peek at the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will air this summer on NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Slated to air on the American TV network Sunday, June 6, "The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter" program will "viewersContinued...

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