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Video of J.K. Rowling from Beedle the Bard Launch

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 10:20 PM

Bloomsbury (whose Beedle the Bard page is here) has updated their YouTube channel today with a video of Jo answering questions asked by children at the Beedle release party (originally reported by Leaky here), about whether her teachers knew she was a good story writer (not sure but it was her favoriteContinued...

PotterCast

The Breaking Dawn LeakyMug Live at Azkatraz 2009

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 03:57 PM

This July 17, MuggleCast and PotterCast will be joining forces once more for, seriously, the nuttiest thing we've ever done: A live LeakyMug at 3 a.m.

Why would we do this? Because we'll all be just returning from a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and what better time to talkContinued...

Movies

Photos and Video Online of Phelps Twins at Harry Potter Exhibit Announcement in Chicago

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 03:48 PM

Video is now online of James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) at the announcement of the Harry Potter Exhibition that will be opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago. Thanks to the Fox station,who let us know about their photos and video of the announcement,Continued...

Movies

Tickets Now Available for Harry Potter: The Exhibit Opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Props from HBP Included

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 11:16 AM

Earlier this morning we told you Harry Potter: The Exhibit would be opening at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on April 30, 2009. Concept Art is now available in our galleries: Great Hall, and the Gryffindor Common Room, with theContinued...

Movies

Harry Potter Exhibition to Open in Chicago April 30, 2009, Phelps Twins Due at Announcement Today

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 08:20 AM

Great news today regarding the Harry Potter Exhibition. The traveling exhibit of props and sets seen in the Harry Potter films is due to open April 30, 2009 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The print edition of the USA Today has an article that states tickets for this are now availableContinued...

Books

Report and Photos from JK Rowling's Beedle the Bard Release Party in Scotland

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 03:56 PM

The first images and reports from the special party held in Edinburgh, Scotland by author J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now online. You can see early images here via Getty, while Reuters has some details from a question and answer sessionContinued...

Books

US Borders Stores to Hold "Beedle the Bard" Release Parties December 4

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2008, 06:40 PM

Previously we told you there were to be release parties in the UK for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard along with a possible shopping event here at some stores in the US. Borders has now issued a press release stating they will be holding special evening parties on DecemberContinued...

Wizard Rock

PotterCast Emceeing Bryn Mawr Yule Ball with Moaning Myrtles, Mudbloods, Whompy and Ministry!

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2008, 11:06 AM

If you're anywhere near Philadelphia this Saturday, December 6, hie thee to the Bryn Mawr Yule Ball, a fantastic Wizard Rock Holiday concert at which The Moaning Myrtles, The Whomping Willows, Ministry of Magic, and The Mudbloods will be playing. All fourContinued...

Books

Scholastic Announces Children's Essay Contest to Win Trip to "Beedle the Bard" Release Party

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:12 AM

As a follow to what we first reported below, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have now formally announced a Children's Essay Contest to win a trip to Scotland for the release of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This contest, openContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling to Host Party in Scotland for Release of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 07:43 AM

The Scotsman is reporting today that Harry Potter author will be holding a tea party at the National Library of Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This special book, proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level Group charity, will be released on DecemberContinued...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter: "Revealed in 2010"

Posted by: sue
September 19, 2008, 10:59 PM

As we reported several weeks ago, the FAQ on the official Wizarding World of Harry Potter website at Universal was updated to state an opening of “2010.” The front of the same site now reads ‘Harry Potter “Theme Park within a Theme Park” will be revealed in 2010-FansContinued...

Fans

Brief Update on Closures, Construction for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2008, 12:38 PM

A brief update today regarding the ongoing construction at Universal Orlando for the new “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park. The Orlando Sentinel has word today regarding areas being closed in the existing park, including closures of theContinued...

Conventions

Dance the Night Away, Leaky Con and Wizard Wrock Style at Terminus

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 03:51 AM

Let’s shake the rafters at Terminus, Leaky Con and Wizard Rock style, as we are thrilled to announce a very special dance party to be held next month. Hosted by DJ Paul DeGeorge (of Harry and the Potters), this dance party will take place the weekend of the Terminus 2008 conventionContinued...

Reminder: Portus 2008 This Weekend in Dallas, Texas

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2008, 05:28 PM

A reminder today that Portus 2008, the HPEF Harry Potter symposium will take place this weekend in Dallas, Texas. If you have not yet registered for this event, you may still do via this link, with individual day registrations remaining as well. A note as well that the day registration for SaturdayContinued...

Wizard Rock the Vote

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2008, 12:30 AM

The HP Alliance, in coordination with the wizard rock community, has just unveiled its newest effort, “Wizard Rock the Vote,” a nationwide (that is, United States-wide) event to get as many Potter fans registered to vote in this November’s election as possible.

To remember why it matters look only to J.K.Continued...