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House-Elves Hit the Quidditch World Cup in GoF DVD

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2006, 01:07 PM

It would seem that the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD reveals not just the deleted scenes and bonuses, but allows for some closer inspection of things that we might have missed when seeing the film in movie theaters; things such as two House-Elves riding on camels at the QuidditchContinued...


Leaky Presents: First Fan DVD Commentary

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2006, 12:39 AM

We're happy to bring you the first-ever Harry Potter fan DVD audio commentary track. Now that you (in the US anyway, we know) have your DVDs, we hope this track will provide you with some entertianment and even information (in the form of tidbits from TLC's set visits) on Harry Potter and the GobletContinued...


Michael Gambon to Appear in Royal Court Staged Reading

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2006, 10:33 PM

Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) will take part in the Royal Court's season of rehearsed readings, 50 Readings, 50 Writers, 50 Years. Mr. Gambon will appear on Wednesday, March 22 in Cary Churchill's A Number. The series of staged readings at the Jerwood Upstairs Theatre in London, whichContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin!

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2006, 10:25 PM

The calendar on Jo's website has been updated to honor the birthday of Remus Lupin, March 10. Happy Birthday, Professor Lupin! Oooowwwooooooooo!


GoF DVD Breaks Sales Records

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2006, 05:38 PM

Five million copies of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD were sold in North America on its first day of release (Tuesday, March 7), breaking the record for first-day DVD sales. Warner Bros. reports that the DVD is on its way to becoming the best-selling DVD of the Harry Potter series so far.


Spring Spruce Up on

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2006, 07:52 AM

Spring is right around the corner, and it looks like author J.K. Rowling is doing some cleaning and re-decorating on her website. Nice little changes can be found here and there on her website including new portkeys, one of which is an eraser... hmm. Check it out! Thanks Roonwit!
Update: There are FIVE cool newContinued...


Followup: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Voting Now Open

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2006, 12:51 PM

Last month, we told you that Harry Potter had been nominated at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Voting for these awards is now open, and you may do so via this link.The Harry Potter series is nominated in the category of "Favorite Book." Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donation Helps Charity Fashion Show

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2006, 12:10 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has contributed to the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show to help raise funds for the Swaziland Charitable Trust and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. This fashion show raised some £100,000 for charity, with proceeds going towards a new library, and a newContinued...


HP Fan Trips 2006 to Include Music and More

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2006, 10:09 PM

HP Fan Trips is offering another great chance for fans to travel to the UK this summer and experience firsthand, some of the settings used in the Harry Potter films. These trips, which have been very successful in the past, have added some nice features this year. The Scottish group MacUmba will performContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Available Today in the US, Canada

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2006, 01:18 PM

In case you forgot...the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD is now available in stores here in the US and in Canada. Many of the the retailers are doing promotions and sales for the new DVD, which is also available through our shop. After you check out all the nice goodies on the disc,Continued...


PotterCast #29 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
March 07, 2006, 01:46 AM

Happy Tuesday! The 29th PotterCast is now up and ready for download.

In this show:
-Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Stuart Craig, production designer of the Harry Potter films, on the kind of nitty-gritty detail only we fans care about
-Coming this week: The first-ever Harry Potter Fan DVD Commentary, with the PotterCastersContinued...

HP Cast

Cast Watch: Smith, Walters to Star in Jane Austen Biopic

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2006, 11:31 AM

Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) are among the cast of "Becoming Jane," a film about Jane Austen's romance with Irish lawyer Tom Lefroy. Their respective roles have not yet been announced. The film also stars Anne Hathaway (of "TheContinued...


Richard Griffiths Talks Uncle Vernon

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2006, 09:06 AM

While in New Zealand touring recently with a stage production of The History Boys, actor Richard Griffiths gave a new interview where he discussed his role as Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films. Speaking with a reporter from The Dominion Post , he reflected on what it was like to take on the role of Harry'sContinued...

OotP Film

Snowy Opening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ?

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2006, 07:31 AM

Previously we told you that there were concerns about the weather and the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Scotland. Today The Telegraph reports that while much of Scotland is being affected by snow, the part of the country where Potter Five is filming has notContinued...


Leaky Presents Scribbulus, Your Spot for Essays, Finally Open!

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2006, 02:56 AM

We are so very proud to announce the unveiling of Scribbulus, Leaky's home for Harry Potter essays and opinion pieces. This is probably the biggest addition we've had to Leaky since the redesign, and we're so excited to finally be able to open it to you.
This is something thatContinued...

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