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Another Press Mention of Possible Book Seven in 07

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2006, 11:53 AM

Today there was another mention of a possible Book Seven release date coming in 2007. Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books, issued an early statement about the outlook of the company ahead of their annual stockholder meeting today, and wire reports are again including mentionsContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Tie-In Products to "Skew a Little Older"

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2006, 11:28 AM

In a recent article for Retailing Today, Warners Brothers spoke about their plans for the tie-in products with the release of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They said they are moving away from some of the earlier types of traditional toys and will be making some changes in merchandisingContinued...


The Odds on Harry Deaths, According to Webmasters

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2006, 10:13 AM

USA Today asked me and Emerson of MuggleNet yesterday our odds on specific characters dying in book seven. We were asked on separate phone calls, not that you can tell from the results, which are nearly identical. Voldemort? 100 percent chance of death. Hermione and Ron, at most 12 percent. Enjoy!Continued...


Video and MP3 from Earlier Interviews

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2006, 03:40 AM

First of all, thank you all for the lovely comments on the interviews you heard today; secondly, we have mp3s and videos for those who've been asking; the WOR audio interview here (in which people try to suggest Potter fans need to get a life and we tell them to get a life right back! Pssh!), and the theContinued...

Gambon Interviews

Michael Gambon Laments Loss of Dumbledore; Hopes for Return in Book Seven

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 08:22 PM

Actor Michael Gambon, who plays Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, has given a new interview to The Telegraph where he says he read about the events of Book Six in a newspaper, and his reaction to them. He also says he has a message for author J.K. Rowling as well.Continued...

Film Awards

SyFy Genre Award Noms for Dan, Emma, and GoF

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 07:48 PM

The SyFy Genre Award nominations were announced today, and Goblet of Fire received several nominations. Dan Radcliffe (Harry) was nominated as "Best Actor," while Emma Watson (Hermione) was recognized in the "Best Actress" category. Both Emma and Dan were nominated in the "BestContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dobby!

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 07:36 PM

Dobby is Freeeeeee...and hopefully out celebrating his birthday, as is indicated by the calendar on :)

J.K. Rowling

JKR Writes New Article on Children in Cages; Launches Fundraising Website

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 06:42 PM

Author J.K. Rowling has written an article highlighting new work facing the Children's High Level Group and the plight of children in Eastern European orphanages. Earlier this year, Jo became involved with the CHLG after being moved to action when reading about childrenContinued...


Tune into Melissa on WOR

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 03:56 PM

Harry Potter media mania continues as our own Melissa Anelli will be interviewed this afternoon at 5:30 live on 710 WOR AM radio. Melissa will be on the Henican & White show as they will be discussing the issue of a possible Harry demise (or NOT) in Book Seven, the latest news from the Jo interview, and more, so checkContinued...

JKR Interviews

Transcript of JKR Interview on Richard & Judy

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 02:25 PM

TLC reader Roonwit has come through yet again, this time with a transcript for Part One of the interview with Jo on the Richard & Judy show, which you can read below. Enjoy! Thanks very much to Roonwit!

Richard: And Jo joins us now. And I love that clip because it epitomises for me what is reallyContinued...

JKR Interviews

Newsround Video and Interview of JKR at Queen's Party

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 12:55 PM

CBBC Newsround has now posted their video report from the Queen's birthday party that contains a very brief interview (one answer) with author J.K.Rowling, who read from Half-Blood Prince at this event. Along with video of all the festivities, you can also see a short glimpse of RupertContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Matt Lewis!

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2006, 12:10 PM

Today is actor Matt Lewis's 17th birthday - that's right, the fumbling little Neville we met in 2001 has become a full-fledged adult. Congrats to the Leeds native, whom we hope has a birthday with everything he wants on't!


Melissa is "The Most" Today on MSNBC

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 11:01 AM

With all the recent press coverage stemming from Jo's new interview on the "Richard & Judy" show, Harry Potter is back in the spotlight. Today, our own Melissa Anelli will be appearing on MSNBC's "The Most" program hosted by Alison Stewart at 3:10pm (ET), which highlights the hottestContinued...


Leaky and PotterCast T-Shirts Now Available!

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2006, 08:18 PM

At long last...presenting...Leaky and PotterCast T-Shirts! We know you've been asking for a long time, so we finally have them regularly available, and right in time for Lumos and summer.
We have five new designs for you to choose from: The signature PotterCast T-Shirt, a navy design with a bunchContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Hi-Res WMV and iPod Videos of Jo on "Richard and Judy"

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2006, 06:25 PM

Huge thanks to Roonwit and Chris for getting us these high-quality videos of J.K. Rowling on "The Richard and Judy Show" today. We've got videos ready for you in WMV and MP4 format.
  J.K. Rowling on Richard and Judy, part 1 (WMV, 118 MB)
  J.K. Rowling on RichardContinued...

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