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Andrew Slack Gives TEDx Talk in Rome

Posted by: Mel
October 22, 2011, 07:30 PM

Andrew Slack, creator of the Harry Potter Alliance, recently gave a TEDx talk in Rome. The TED company holds conferences about "ideas worth spreading." Of the TEDx talk he gave, Andrew Slack had to say:

At the end of September I had the privilege to give a TEDx Talk in Rome
I talked before a room of overContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Insider Update: Beta User Survey Now Online

Posted by: Edward
October 21, 2011, 12:01 PM

The Pottermore Insider blog has just been updated to share a link to a survey of Pottermore for its early beta users.  The blog notes:

It takes less than ten minutes to complete and your feedback will help us to improve Pottermore for everyone. You’ll be able to comment on the differentContinued...

Fan Events

Last Call for Wrockstock Registration

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 21, 2011, 09:47 AM

Wrockstock, the fan-run Wizard Rock event that takes place at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri has put out a final call for registration. The event takes place next week from October 28 - 31, 2011.

To book a room for the event, contact Cat Dickey at the Trout Lodge at 1-573-438-2154 extensionContinued...


Rupert Grint in Ed Sheeran's New Music Video

Posted by: Mel
October 20, 2011, 09:28 PM

Musician Ed Sheeran has featured Rupert Grint in his newest music video, "Lego House." In the video Grint lip-synches the lyrics to "Lego House," and appears to be a fan who is obsessed with Ed Sheeran. You can watch the video here or below.

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Behind the Scenes: Creating the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor Crests

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 20, 2011, 08:35 AM

The Pottermore Insider is giving fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Hogwarts house crests illustrations used on the site.

In this first blog post, the step-by-step process for the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw crests are detailed showing preliminaryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Excerpt of JK Rowling's Foreword for "Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 19, 2011, 10:35 PM

An excerpt of author JK Rowling's foreword to the upcoming book "Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self" by Joseph Galliano has been published in USA Today.

In addition to the foreword, Ms. Rowling has also contributed a letter of her own along to her pastContinued...


Exclusive Pre-Order Offer for "Harry Potter: Page to Screen"

Posted by: Mel
October 19, 2011, 09:29 PM

As readers may recall, the "Harry Potter: Page to Screen" book will be released in six short days. If you have already pre-ordered the book, or are planning to there's something special in it for you:


You already know that we’ll be publishing HARRY POTTER PAGE TO SCREEN, which tellsContinued...

Wizard Rock

The Great(er) Jingle Spells Contest

Posted by: Melissa
October 19, 2011, 09:45 AM

Every year, Leaky produces an album of wizard rock Christmas music, the profits of which benefit charity. We've raised a ton of money for good causes using the very simple magic of rocking as hard as possible. Last year, we opened half the album to submissions and it made it one of our best ever. So this year,Continued...

Home Video / DVD

3D Version of "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Included in Best Buy's Exclusive Combo Pack

Posted by: Edward
October 18, 2011, 11:42 AM

In a press release retailer Best Buy announced that the 3D version of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film that never made it to theaters will be released as part of the special two part "Deathly Hallows" DVD set exclusively at Best Buy.  According to the release,Continued...

DH Film

"When Harry Left Hogwarts" Documentary to be Attached to "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" DVD

DH Film
Posted by: Mel
October 16, 2011, 06:57 PM

A forty-eight minute documentary featuring footage from the filming of the "Deathly Hallows" movies will be in the special features of the "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" blu-ray:

BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews has been given unprecedented access to theContinued...


Emma Watson Updates Official Site

Posted by: Mel
October 16, 2011, 06:30 PM

Earlier today, Emma Watson updated her official site with a new message about starting her school year at Oxford University, which will be her third year in university. She will begin her final year at Brown University in 2012:

To Everyone who is starting a New School Year, (sorry those who have been at schoolContinued...


New Trailer for "The Woman in Black"

Posted by: Mel
October 16, 2011, 03:18 PM

A new trailer for Dan Radcliffe's upcoming film, "The Woman in Black," has been released and can be seen here or below. This trailer also features Ciaran Hinds, who portrayed Aberforth Dumbledore in "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Will you be going to see this film when it comes out in February? Or will the creepyContinued...


"Harry Potter" Series Wins Six Awards at Spike TV's SCREAM Awards

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 16, 2011, 02:58 PM

The "Harry Potter" series was a big winner at Spike TV's SCREAM Awards, which was held over the weekend. 

As readers may recall, a special Harry Potter tribute was taped in NYC for the awards where actor Daniel Radcliffe made an appearance. Video from this tribute can be seenContinued...


Excerpt from "Harry Potter: Page to Screen" Shows Making of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 13, 2011, 01:45 PM

Harper Collins has sent over a new excerpt featuring several pages from the upcoming book, "Harry Potter: Page to Screen." These new pages show the making of "Deathly Hallows" and include several unseen behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew.

Have a look at the pages via this link or below:



Update: Harry Potter Cast Web Chat Complete, Highlights Added

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 13, 2011, 10:04 AM

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter live web chat with cast is now complete! You can watch along on this page and send in questions via Twitter using the hashtag #WBStudioTour.

Participating cast members included:
Natalia Tena (Tonks)
Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley)
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)Continued...

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