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PotterCast

PotterCast Contest and Update

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 10:21 AM

Some quick PotterCast news: we're now listed on Podcast Alley, so if you'd like, you can vote for us! As usual, for all subscription links, visit PotterCast.com.
Also, here are the requested details about the Potter Impersonators Contest: We want to hear your best impersonation of a Harry Potter character. PickContinued...

CoS Film

iTV to Premiere Chamber in the UK

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 09:22 AM

An AFX News release reports that iTV has secured the rights to the UK network premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The movie is mentioned as part of the Autumn lineup.

Happy Birthday John!

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:31 AM

Today is the 21st birthday of the most wondrous, stupendiferous, fantabulous, illustratorest, podcast-producingest, head-designer-who-may-not-know-much-HP-trivia-but-who-we-love-anyway, John Noe! We wish we could say he was out partying it up, but no, as per usual he's working on Leaky and PotterCast. Please join us in wishingContinued...

Fundraiser Participants, Tallies

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:05 AM

The first full day of fundraising in the "Potter Fans for Katrina Victims" drive has brought in more than $2,600 in donations from generous Potter fans. We're floored. Our list of participating sites is up here, to be updated daily. Please visit the sites who are helping out. All info about the driveContinued...

Products

Infestation on the Candy Aisle

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2005, 08:04 PM

Brace yourself... For your err enjoyment, here is the newest addition to the Harry Potter Candy Collection, The Cockroach Cluster.

J.K. Rowling

Portrait of J.K. Rowling Unveiled in London

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2005, 03:35 PM

A portrait of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery in London. CBBC Newsround reports that JKR's portrait, painted by artist Stuart Pearson Wright, shows "JK sitting at a desk in a bare room, with a writing pad in front of her, along with three boiledContinued...

Potter Fans for Katrina Update

Posted by: Melissa
September 06, 2005, 01:03 PM

Wow. Our "Potter Fans for Katrina Victims" drive has been up a mere couple of hours and the donations are already swelling past $1,000. You all are incredible. That's all.
For info on how to get involved, see this post. Our first list of participants will be posted shortly.

Note: Thank you for your concern,Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #3 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
September 06, 2005, 03:10 AM

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PotterCast Show #3 is up and available - on this show, Lori Damarell, otherwise known as Asphodel Wormwood, interviews LeakyLounge.com member kyrane, while on the modcast, we have an unprecedented three of our staff guys turn up. John Noe displays exactly why weContinued...

Potter Fans for Katrina Victims

Posted by: Melissa
September 06, 2005, 12:35 AM

ribbon_blk.gifWe've been watching the mounting devastation Hurricane Katrina wreaked on the Gulf Coast here for a few weeks now, and we don't feel as if that's enough. We want to help, and feel as though our readers do, too.

We're happy to announce that we've joined up with MuggleNet for the "Potter FansContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast Transcript and Updates

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 02:23 AM

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Thanks to our fantastic Transcription Elves, the transcript of PotterCast #2 is now up!
The third edition of PotterCast, our Potter podcast, will be posted in time for your back-to-work commute on Tuesday. Stay tuned for new fan points of view, an indepth chatContinued...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

GoF Release on List of Top Entertainment Moments

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 02:10 AM

Entertainment Weekly lists the midnight release of Goblet of Fire in 2000 one of the entertainment's top moments in the past 25 years. "A publishing phenomenon: Excited fans of every age line up...for a book!"
HP shares the space with "Who Shot J.R.?" and the debut of Nintendo.Continued...

GoFFilm

Newell on the "Anarchy" of Hogwarts

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 01:20 AM

In the Associated Press's fall movie preview, GoF director Mike Newell talks about the anarchy of Hogwarts:

"Aside from everything else, these are school stories," Newell said. "In a middle-of-the-road English education, the teachers are embattled, the school is a very kind of anarchic place andContinued...

Sales

HBP a Hit in South Africa

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 01:01 AM

The Sunday Times of South Africa reported in August that the release of HBP shattered all previous records there, selling 40,000 copies in its first day. As of August 21 it had sold 65,000 copies, knocking Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code from its position as number one best seller.

OotP Film

Variety: OotP Budget "north of $150 million"

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 12:35 AM

Variety reports that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film, will have a budget of more than $150 million. It also notes that this has little to do with salary: "'Potter,' [doesn't] have a star with anything close to a $20 million payday."

GoFFilm

New Goblet of Fire Trading Cards Coming Soon

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2005, 05:29 PM

Artbox Entertainment, makers of the Harry Potter movie trading cards, recently let various retailers know that the new Goblet of Fire movie trading cards will be released on October 24th. We now have a photo of the collectible tin for the cards, as well as a photo of the individual card packsContinued...

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