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PotterCast in San Francisco Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2007, 05:15 PM

Hey Frisco – just kidding! We know not to call you that. We’ll just call you San Fran instead. Just kidding again. Anyway, the PotterCast Tour hits San Francisco (“the city,” eh? City of snakes? No? OK) later today – 5 p.m. Pacific time – at the Borders in Stonestown –Continued...


"Harry Potter" Computer Worm Infecting PCs

Posted by: Edward
June 29, 2007, 04:52 PM

The Australian is reporting, a very serious computer worm (a self-replicating computer program) is being spread to computers via what people think is a word document file containing the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book stored on a flash drive, or similar medium. The W32/Hairy-A worm is spread toContinued...

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Allen and Unwin Announce Winners In 'Midnight Signing' Competition

Posted by: Edward
June 29, 2007, 03:52 PM

As we reported last week, the Australian publishers of the Harry Potter series Allen and Unwin, had opened their ‘J. K. Rowling and the Midnight Signing’ contest for Australian and New Zealand fans to enter. The competition has now closed and the winners have been announcedContinued...

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Time Magazine Feature on Scholastic Effort to Keep "Deathly Hallows" Secret and Special for Fans

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2007, 01:37 AM

Time magazine has a new in- depth feature on the efforts used by the team at US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic, as they have gone about preparing for the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Detailing the steps the companyContinued...

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PotterCast 96: Phoenix, Arizona

Posted by: Edward
June 28, 2007, 08:29 PM

PotterCast 96 comes to you live from Phoenix, Arizona, or more accurately Chandler, AZ, which is the next stop on our summer tour for PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

Live from Phoenix,Continued...

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"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Premieres in Japan

Posted by: Edward
June 28, 2007, 08:12 PM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had its world premiere in Tokyo earlier today and a number of reports have been released online detailing the massive event. First, the BBC has a new report online from the red carpet along with a short video which shows Dan greeting the hundredsContinued...

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MTV News Asks Harry Potter Panel: How Will the Series End?

Posted by: Edward
June 28, 2007, 07:04 PM

MTV News continues its coverage of the latest Harry Potter film and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with a round table discussion with a panel of Harry Potter experts to discuss what the ending of J. K. Rowling’s series could be. The panel, which features our ownContinued...

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First Newspaper Review of "Order of the Phoenix" Film

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 04:03 PM

The Times newspaper in the UK has published what they are calling the first review of the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film. Giving it 3 out of five stars, the review was based after seeing the premiere in Tokyo, Japan. The article is favorable towards the performancesContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows" PaperBack Due July 2008, Box Set from Bloomsbury to be Released October 1, 2007

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 03:45 PM

Today, UK Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury announced that export orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows “were up 17% on book number six.” The BBC reports that the company will also release a special box set edition of the novelsContinued...


Leaky MySpace Page Design Contest

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 02:25 AM

Ok all you MySpace layout creators and other clever creative wizard types, have we got a challenge for you! We are proud to announce our newest contest to design a skin or layout for our newly launched official Leaky Cauldron MySpace page. The winner will be the design that is used on our page (which is lookingContinued...


A & E and ITV Specials Due on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 02:06 AM

With the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rapidly approaching, there are several television specials about the world of our favorite wizard due in the coming days.

First, cable station A&E is set to broadcast a new special called “TheContinued...


Jason Isaacs Autographed "Lucius" Photo up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

A special autographed photo of actor Jason Isaacs in his role as Lucius Malfoy is up for charity auction, with proceeds to benefit St.Jude Children’s Hospital. The photo, one of Lucius standing in the grave yard from “Goblet of Fire,” bears a typically hilarious commentContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dobby!

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 11:02 PM

The calendar on has been updated to wish loyal House Elf Dobby, a Happy Birthday! Whether he be freeeeeeeeeee or possibly riding on Harry’s back, may he have a wonderful birthday filled with multi-colored socks! Cheers Dobby!

J.K. Rowling Updates Site About Missing Madeleine

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2007, 05:08 PM

As many readers know a young four year old child named Madeleine McCann from the UK went missing from her family while on holiday. The case has sparked world wide interest, including much support from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Jo has now updated the links section of her website with someContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Matthew Lewis!

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 04:55 PM

Birthday wishes go out today to actor Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. Matt celebrates his 18th birthday today! Cheers!

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