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Pottermore: House Cup

Posted by: Catherine
June 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

UPDATE: Pottermore has announced that the House Cup will be awarded on the 5th of July!

The hard work Pottermore users have been putting into their potion making and dueling skills is finally going to be rewarded. The house points that have been accumulating are now being tallied toward the Pottermore House Cup! PottermoreContinued...

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Rumor: Hogwarts Express Ride to Link Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios

Posted by: Mel
June 20, 2012, 07:01 PM

A theme park blog has revealed Universal's plans to link their two Florida theme parks (Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando) with a Hogwarts Express attraction:

Universal Orlando finally, though inadvertently, revealed they’re going to link their twoContinued...

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Daniel Radcliffe in Slow Club Music Video

Posted by: Mel
June 19, 2012, 07:14 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is featured in the newest music video from the band Slow Club, for their song "Beginners." In the video, Radcliffe lip syncs along to the song while in a bar. The music video was shot on location in The Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park, London in a single take. You can watch the videoContinued...

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June Contest: Hogwarts Yearbook

Posted by: Mel
June 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

In this month's contest we're asking you to design a page of the Hogwarts yearbook. You can make a page devoted to a particular Hogwarts House, to a favorite subject, an extracurricular activity (Quidditch, anyone?), or even a "Most likely to..." page featuring the "Cutest Couple", the "Class Clown", most likelyContinued...

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Celebrating Wizarding World's 2nd Anniversary

Posted by: Catherine
June 17, 2012, 10:34 AM

Monday, June 18, marks the second anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Universal Studios is celebrating with the promise of treats and discounted tickets. Orlando Fun Tickets wrote:

Bringing to life the wonder, excitement and adventures of the Harry Potter books and films, this spectacularContinued...

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in "The Cripple of Inishmaan" in 2013

Posted by: Mel
June 15, 2012, 08:43 PM

Daniel Radcliffe will be returning to London's West End in the summer of 2013 to star in the play "The Cripple of Inishmaan":

Daniel Radcliffe read Martin McDonagh’s much-lauded play The Cripple Of Inishmaan and knew he had to do it.

Set in 1934, it is about a young man with a witheredContinued...

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Online Q&A for Mythgard Academy's Harry Potter Course

Posted by: Mel
June 14, 2012, 07:01 PM

As readers may recall, there is an online Harry Potter course for any high school sophomore, junior or senior being offered this summer at Mythgard Academy. If you're in high school and you're considering taking this course there will be an online Q&A this Monday, June 18th, at 8:00 PM EST.Continued...

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Emma Watson cast in "Noah"?

Posted by: Catherine
June 13, 2012, 11:47 PM

There has been a lot of talk recently of Emma Watson joining the cast of Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Emma Watson is rumored to play that part of Ila, the love-interest of Shem (Noah's older son). If she joins the cast, Watson will be acting alongside Perks co-star, Logan Lerman (Shem's brother). Variety reports:

EmmaContinued...

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The Potter Trail: Edinburgh's New Harry Potter Tour

Posted by: Catherine
June 11, 2012, 09:16 PM

A new 90-minute Harry Potter walking tour has been created in the city of Edinburgh. As some fans may know, J.K. Rowling completed much of the Harry Potter series in Edinburgh and still lives there to this day. Because of the city's large connection to the Harry Potter series, The Potter TrailContinued...

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"Chamber of Secrets" to Open on Pottermore "Sometime This Summer"

Posted by: Mel
June 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

We've been getting pretty regular updates on how Pottermore is progressing with "Chamber of Secrets," but now, thanks to Pottermore's chief technical officer, Julian Thomas, we know that "Chamber of Secrets" will open "sometime this summer." Thomas also mentioned that "some Far EasternContinued...

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Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Update

Posted by: Catherine
June 11, 2012, 12:25 PM

Pottermore Insider has posted yet another update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. According to the post, more sound and artwork editing has taken place. The update reads:


Monday 11 June

Chamber of Secrets update:
Last week, we were editing sounds in the studio for the Chamber of SecretsContinued...

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Pottermore: Food Trolley

Posted by: Catherine
June 07, 2012, 12:30 PM

Based on suggestions from fans’ comments on Pottermore, you can now buy food from a Wizarding Food Trolley when visiting Chapter Six, The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Pottermore Insider has uploaded a poll to find out what food is a fan favorite. You canContinued...

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Evanna Lynch and Gary Oldman to Star in "Monster Butler"

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2012, 07:10 PM

Evanna Lynch and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) will both be starring in the upcoming film, "Monster Butler":

[T]he movie...tells the true story of Roy Fontaine, aka Archibald Hall (McDowell). Fontaine was a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer, and the movie -- which begins shooting thisContinued...

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Online Harry Potter Course for High School Students to be Hosted by Mythgard Academy

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2012, 07:06 PM

For high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, enrollment is now open for Mythgard Academy's online course: Hogwarts 101: Exploring Harry Potter, Years 1-3. This intensive, three-week course, which is run by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, will have interactive onlineContinued...

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Pottermore Update: More Progress on Chamber of Secrets

Posted by: Catherine
June 06, 2012, 11:57 AM

Pottermore has posted about more updates pertaining to Chamber of Secrets on Pottermore Insider. The update states the progress that has been made since the first news of Chamber of Secrets on May 28, saying:

Chamber of Secrets update:
Last week, we recorded audio for the Chamber of Secrets Moments. We’reContinued...

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