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Reader Report Quantifies Potter's Impact on Kids, Parents, Reading

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2006, 02:30 PM

American publishers of the Harry Potter books, Scholastic, has published results of a study today that shows that the Harry Potter series has a positive impact on kids' reading and their school work, particularly among boys.

“While the overwhelming success ofContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Released in US in Paperback

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2006, 05:18 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in paperback today in the United States; you can order your copy here from Barnes & Noble or here from Amazon if you like! And if you're in the Las Vegas area, remember to come celebrate with the "Harry Potter ExpertsContinued...


Scholastic Harry Potter Experts Podcasts Coming Wednesday

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:39 PM

Scholastic has now updated their website to offer subscriptions to the Harry Potter Experts Tour Podcast. These podcasts are part of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback on Tuesday, and feature our own Melissa Anelli, Emerson Spartz from MuggleNet, and CherylContinued...

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USA Today Talks HBP Paperback, Book Seven

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:10 PM

USA Today has a new article about the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback, which comes out tomorrow. In addition to the anticipation by booksellers of brisk sales of the book ("It is going to be crazy," says one seller), the paper also mentions the Scholastic sponsoredContinued...

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Yates says Centaurs in Phoenix "are Wonderful"

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 10:33 PM

There is some additional information online tonight about the videotaped message from David Yates and Dan Radcliffe promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that was played at Comic-Con over the weekend. In addition to the photo and reports from earlier, Movie Web now has some additionalContinued...

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Chicago Tribune on Official Harry Potter Tour: "Best book club discussion ever"

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2006, 02:00 PM

The Tempo section of today's Chicago Tribune features a short piece on the official Harry Potter tour event that took place in Naperville last Thursday, calling it the "best book club discussion ever." You can see a scan here in our gallery - thanks Lilah!Continued...

Film Awards

SyFy Awards Open for Voting

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2006, 11:30 AM

Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and the Goblet of Fire film are up for several titles in the SyFy Awards, which are now open for your voting. Enjoy!


PotterCast #49, Trio of Five, Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2006, 03:14 AM

PotterCast 49 is available online; to listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) In this show:
-Some guests join us for the intro, urging you to vote for PotterCast at Podcast Alley. Really.
-New Scribbulus leaders Emily and SusanContinued...

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Photo from OotP Comic-Con Video

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2006, 10:38 PM

TLC Reader Derek attended Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego, and was able to get a quick photo of the special Order of the Phoenix videotape that you can see here in our galleries. This photo shows Dan Radcliffe in uniform as Harry, sitting on the set of Trelawney's Divination classroom, along with directorContinued...


Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2006, 05:12 AM

Happy Birthday to the boy young man who plays our favorite boy wizard hero, Dan Radcliffe, who turns 17 today. May it be a great one, Dan!

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Pics from the Official Scholastic Harry Potter Discussion Tour

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2006, 10:53 PM

Thanks to readers Katie and others, we have our first batch of pics up from our official Harry Potter discussion tour, in which Cheryl Klein (editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, American publishers of Harry Potter), Emerson Spartz (of and I visit bookstores in three citiesContinued...

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Update on OotP Comic-Con Video Message

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2006, 11:21 PM

Several reports are now online about the video message played at Comic-Con promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Latino Review says the video of " Daniel Radcliffe and the director was played to introduce the film. Each of them alludes to a famous kiss, but is humorously interrupted byContinued...

Davis Interviews

New Interview with Actor Warwick Davis

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2006, 05:02 PM let us know they have a new video interview with actor Warwick Davis. In this interview, he talks about his role as Professor Flitwick, filming for Order of the Phoenix, and his hope that Flitwick will be in all seven movies. To watch the interivew, and read the transcript, click here. SomeContinued...

Film Awards

Goblet of Fire Nominated for Spike TV "SCREAM" Award

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2006, 04:47 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received a nomination as "Best Fantasy Film" at the first annual Spike TV SCREAM Awards. These award nominations, which were announced today at Comic-Con International, are being held to celebrate "horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books,"Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Jamie!

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2006, 08:50 AM

Today is the 17th birthday of my favorite evil Slytherin, Jamie Waylett (aka Vincent Crabbe). Jamie, we hope you have an awesome one, and we can't wait to see what horribly embarrassing thing happens to Crabbe in Order of the Phoenix! :)

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