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"Potted Potter" Headed to Chicago in in the Fall

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience will be making its way to Chicago in the fall, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, following its successful run in New York City. The five-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse will begin on November 13. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayinChicago.comContinued...


Harry Potter Film Festival to Be Held at Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse, NY

Posted by: Mel
July 30, 2012, 07:02 PM

Attention to all our readers in the Syracuse, New York area - the Museum of Science & Technology will be hosting an eighteen week Harry Potter film festival. The museum will be showing the films in IMAX, which means, unfortunately that they will not be showingContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

Birthday wishes are in order today for Neville Longbottom, who proved himself to be one of the bravest Gryffindors to have ever walked the halls of Hogwarts. Today marks Neville's 32nd birthday. Happy birthday, Neville Longbottom!

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Wins at Saturn Awards

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 04:39 PM

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" won the award for Best Fantasy Film at the 38th annual Saturn Awards. The Saturn Awards specifically honors films in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres.

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" was also nominated in other acting and technical categories, includingContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremonyContinued...


Rupert Grint Runs in Olympic Torch Relay, JK Rowling in Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Catherine
July 27, 2012, 05:38 PM

It is hectic here in Olympic London, as well as all over the country. Rupert Grint took part in the Olympic Torch Relay, running the ever-lit torch from Middlesex University. He ran the torch down hill to Barnet, near London. The Examiner reports:

One of 8,000 torchbearersContinued...


Video: New Harry Potter Wizard's Collection Clip

Posted by: Mel
July 25, 2012, 07:19 PM

The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection site has released a new clip from the bonus features that are to be included in the collection. In this video producer David Barron, the late Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore), and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) discuss the challenges of working with the cast whenContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Badges a New Addition to Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
July 25, 2012, 07:13 PM

Yesterday, the Pottermore team added Badges as a new way for users to experience the site. The Pottermore Insider reports:

Badges are a new, fun and rewarding addition, which we hope students will enjoy acquiring as they explore Pottermore. 

Currently, three Pottermore Badges are available – the Explorer,Continued...


LeakyCon: Vote to Decide Which Harry Potter Prints Will Be Available First

Posted by: Mel
July 25, 2012, 07:10 PM

As those of you who are attending LeakyCon are probably aware the graphic designers for the Harry Potter films, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, will be in attendance and have some exciting news to reveal about their company MinaLima:

MinaLima was founded in 2009 out of aContinued...


Harry Potter Film Wizardry Book to Be Expanded With More Information from "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Mel
July 23, 2012, 07:23 PM

Readers may recall the Harry Potter Film Wizardry book, which was released in 2010 and included an in-depth look at the creation of the Harry Potter films. This book is now being released with addition information focusing on the "Deathly Hallow" films,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Daniel Radcliffe!

Posted by: Mel
July 23, 2012, 07:07 PM

Today, July 23rd, is Daniel Radcliffe's 23rd birthday! While we all know and love Daniel Radcliffe for playing Harry Potter he is spending a very busy year working on a variety of other projects including "Kill Your Darlings," "A Young Doctor's Notebook," "The Cripple of Inishmaan," "Horns," and "The F Word."


Five Years Later

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2012, 10:04 PM

And they said we wouldn't last!

Today, in case your Muggle calendar is broken, is five years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Five years ago most, if not all, of us were huddled over new, magical pages as we discovered the last secrets of the Harry Potter saga.

Since that time, we have been faced with questionsContinued...


Video: Graphic Designer Discusses Creating Slytherin Locket

Posted by: Mel
July 18, 2012, 07:08 PM

The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection site has released a new video showing what fans can expect with the upcoming release of the DVD box set. In this video Miraphora Mina, a graphic designer for the Harry Potter films, explains how she created the look for the Slytherin locket. In theContinued...


Dan Radcliffe to Star in Romantic Comedy, "The F Word"

Posted by: Mel
July 17, 2012, 07:03 PM

Variety is reporting that Radcliffe is also set to star in an upcoming romantic comedy entitled "The F Word." The 'f' in the title refers to the state of being in the "friend zone." Radcliffe will be starring alongside Zoe Kazan:

Story follows Wallace (Radcliffe) and Chantry (Kazan), a pair ofContinued...


AVPSY Debuts at LeakyCon

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2012, 09:23 AM

One year ago today Team StarKid presented A Very StarKid Event at LeakyCon 2011. To say it was a highlight for a lot of our conference-goers is like saying that Hufflepuffs are just okay at finding things.

At this LeakyCon, they are determined to outdo themselves. We are thrilled to tell you that Team StarKidContinued...

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