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New Brooms for Goblet of Fire Film

Posted by: sue
October 08, 2004, 04:32 PM

The BBC has an article about Warner Brothers ordering 80 new brooms for use in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. Traditional Besom Brooms, a family- run company which makes the handcrafted hazel and birch brooms, has been around for 300 years. Sue Nash, widow of the late owner, Arthur Nash, was delighted at theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HP Book Six Death Derby Begins

Posted by: Melissa
October 08, 2004, 08:59 AM

There are several articles (CBS News here, thanks Bessie!) out today discussing the death of another HP character in book six (based on JKR's revelation that there will be more deaths, which isn't news to fans and while expected isn't specified for book six). This is our absolute favorite, from The EveningContinued...

Take It Away Ernie! PoA DVD Menu Opening

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2004, 06:43 PM has the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD menu opening sequence. It is the part when you put the DVD in, and then it plays as it goes to the main menu. This begining opens with a montage of scenes from the film, then goes to Ernie driving the Knight Bus. Please, Right click, and "save target as."Continued...


Jo Rowling Mini-book

Posted by: Kristin
October 06, 2004, 06:51 AM has posted an image of the small, handwritten book by Jo Rowling that will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London November 1st for the charitable organization 999 Club.
Thanks to HarryLatino for the link!


The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to Know about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (If You're not J.K. Rowling)

Posted by: Melissa
October 05, 2004, 08:54 AM

Well, it's up at last! We have been waiting to go live with this since the title was announced and since our server got set up but it's taken a while to work out all the bugs.
"The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to KnowContinued...

Jason Issacs Shows Up on "Sexiest Stars" List

Posted by: Melissa
October 05, 2004, 07:50 AM

Empire Magazine's list of the 100 Sexiest Stars of All Time is hitting newsstands along with their November 2004 issue - and Jason Issacs makes the list, somewhere down below Orlando Bloom, who's the top name on the male side (Kiera Knightly is on the female side). Thanks to Kate for lettingContinued...

HP Cast

Happy Belated Birthday, Christian Coulson

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2004, 06:05 PM

Several readers wrote to let us know that yesterday, Oct. 3, was actor Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle)'s 26th birthday. We hope he had a good (non-evil!) one!


Collectormania Pics at

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2004, 06:03 PM

Jamie Waylett (aka Vincent Crabbe) has uploaded a report as well as some great pics from this weekend's Collectormania event in the diary and pictures sections of his Web site. Check it out!

Updates at

Posted by: Kristin
October 04, 2004, 12:24 PM

Our favorite author has updated her website. For the answer to the poll question (What did Dumbledore's Howler to Aunt Petunia mean?), as well as to other things that have had us wondering (How old exactly are Bill and Charlie?), see her F.A.Q., then jump over the Rubbish Bin, where she debunks yet another rumor asContinued...

Happy Birthday, Professor McGonagall!

Posted by: Melissa
October 03, 2004, 07:45 PM

JK Rowling posted to her website that October 4 is Professor Minerva McGonagall's birthday!

Devon Murray at Collectormania: Seamus the HBP

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2004, 07:16 PM

FranThePhoenix from FictionAlley interviewed Devon Murray at Collectormania in Milton Keynes this weekend. He talked a bit about filming for GoF, Jk Rowling's website and his guesses on the identity of the half-blood prince.

Fran: What about J K Rowling's website - do you like that?
Devon: Yeah,Continued...

Home Video / DVD

German Posters for PoA DVD Released

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2004, 05:52 PM

BlackDracaena let us know that the German posters for the POA DVD release are now our and about in Germany. The main poster showcases the trio, with a small Sirius Black poster, and hte accompanying posters showcase what's on the DVD (albeit in German), some PR announcements, and the individual characterContinued...


Harry, Frodo, and Morality

Posted by: Kristin
October 02, 2004, 05:02 AM

Sydney Herald film critic Paul Byrnes discusses why he believes some people think Harry Potter is immoral, and why he thinks they're wrong, comparing the series to Tolkien's Lord or the Rings (note: free registration required after a number of viewings; if you can't access the story by clicking the link, tryingContinued...

PoA Film

Exclusive: PoA DVD Launch Party November 18

Posted by: Melissa
October 01, 2004, 02:10 PM

Extremely reliable sources tell TLC that the launch party for the release of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD will be on November 18 at The Honourable Society of Middle Temple in London. Cast and crew of the film are expected to attend.

WWN Presenter Named Wizard of the Month on

Posted by: Melissa
October 01, 2004, 12:41 AM has been updated for a new Wizard of the Month:

Glenda Chittock
(1964 -present)

Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) programme 'Witching Hour'

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