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New Goblet of Fire Poster

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2005, 08:41 PM

One Take has found a brand new promotional poster for the Goblet of Fire film, which is apparently in the new issue of Nickelodeon magazine. The poster has new photos of the trio which you can see here. Enjoy! Thanks very much connie!
UPDATE: The link to One Take is not working at the moment, butContinued...

HP Cast

Potter Actors Attend Empire Film Awards

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2005, 06:28 AM

Cast members from the Harry Potter films attended last night's Empire Film Awards in London. CBBC Newsround reports that Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) presented the award for Best British Film. Also attending were Jason Issacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Alan Rickman (Professor Snape). Be sure to check theContinued...


Dragons Are Coming!

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2005, 09:34 AM

Do you believe that Dragons are real? There is a new television special set to air on Animal Planet called Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real all about these fascinating mythological creatures that are part of the Harry Potter world. For this special produced by the people who made the award- winning show Walking with Dinosaurs, theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Harry Melling

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2005, 09:29 AM

Today actor Harry Melling who plays Dudley Dursley is celebrating his 16th birthday. Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday Sue!

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2005, 10:29 AM

Everyone, it makes me so happy to report that today is everyone's favorite news wench Sue Upton's coughcoughnd birthday. We're sending a free round of drinks round the ol' Leaky in honor of the occasion. Happy Birthday, Sue, we don't know what we'd do without you!

J.K. Rowling

JKR and the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2005, 10:02 AM

"It was a mistake any wizard could make

Who was tired and caught on the hop

One piffling error, and then, to my terror,

I found myself facing the chop.

- excerpt from the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick by JKRowling
Do you know the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick? As stated on her website where you canContinued...

GoF Cartoon, Unforgivables Revisited

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2005, 11:58 PM

Cartoonist John Cook let us know that there is a new Hairy Plopper parody cartoon online, in which we see Moody asking for the names of the three Unforgivable curses, with interesting results. Users submitted the punchline of this parody; you can see the winning one and more than 1,000 others at the link; feelContinued...


Rupert in Bogie Final

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2005, 02:33 PM

As part of Red Nose Day in the UK, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is running around shouting "bogies!" as loud as he can. We are so proud. :)
Rupert took part in the special Pro Celeb Bogies event to raise money for Comic Relief, winning a semifinal on Monday, and is competing right now (Red Nose Night in the UK) inContinued...


Harry Potter: The Billion Dollar Brand

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2005, 07:56 PM

" Harry Potter is a global brand worth an estimated $1 billion. " So says Forbes in a short article about the industry surrounding the Harry Potter series. Focusing on the amount of money generated by the Potter books, movies, and merchandise sales, Forbes notes that "at least a dozen companiesContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Remus Lupin!

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2005, 07:06 PM

Hooooowl! According to March 10th(already in the UK) is Remus Lupin's Birthday! Cheers!


Waylett Holds Fan Art Contest

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2005, 09:51 AM

Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) has received so much fan art from readers lately that he's decided to hold a contest via his site:

"Everyone who sends in a drawing of me or of my character, either by himself or with other fellow Slytherin students, over the next 3 weeks will be judged in a fan art contest...TheContinued...


Kids' Choice Awards Online Voting Open

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2005, 08:18 AM

Previously we told you that Harry Potter had been nominated for two awards at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. The online voting section for the awards is now open. If you would like, you can click here to vote for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the "Favorite Movie" category.Continued...


Leaky Text, for now

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 12:09 PM

No worries, but just as a precaution for this high bandwidth day, we're switching to our text page for our main. This will return to normal shortly, but there's so many of you around right now that it's best to play it safe. If you're really dying for the graphics version, go here.


For further discussion of the covers and the interview...

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 11:40 AM

...visit the threads on our forum, where discussions are already heating up. The threads in question are in the Daily Prophet Section.

Cover Art

Royal Tidings: Cover Art for HBP in the News

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2005, 11:30 AM

With the release today of the book covers for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, some media sources have posted stories about this. MSNBC has this article about artist Mary GrandPre and her design work for the American version of Book 6.

"It's a challenge to take a character ... and makeContinued...

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