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Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2007, 01:23 PM

Today, actress Imelda Staunton, who potrays Professor Umbridge in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is celebrating her 51st birthday today. Cheers Imelda!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bloomsbury: Permission Not Yet Given for Pre-Orders of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2007, 10:54 PM

A few weeks ago we told you that online retailer Amazon had set a price and started taking pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the book quickly shot to the number one spot on their best seller list. Today, the Scotsman reports that while UK Potter publishersContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2007, 06:57 PM

Pure villain or misunderstood hero he may be, birthday wishes are the order of the day for Severus Snape, judging by the calendar on Erm....cheers, Severus? ;)


WB to Release Harry Potter High Def DVDs This Year

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2007, 07:50 AM

As long rumored, Warners Brothers has formally announced today that they will be releasing all of the Harry Potter films in a High Definition format DVD this year. While no specific release schedule has yet been stated, fans can expect to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry PotterContinued...


PotterCast 71 Up for Grabs

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2007, 11:44 PM

Our 71st edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is up, featuring thestrals, resolutions, hissing cats, deathly hallows and more. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use
iTunes, or direct download. Notes:
-Canon Conundrums: What does Hallows mean in Harry PotterContinued...

Sectus Gets a New Setting

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2007, 10:08 AM

Due to high demand, Sectus 2007, the Harry Potter conference taking place this summer in England, will now be held at a new location in London. The site of the convention will now be the University of Westminster's Cavendish Campus. As the new location means more space for an Art show, vendors, presentations and panels,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 07:39 PM

The second installment in the Harry Potter series has now been released in Latin. Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum is now available (as seen in our Cauldron Shop), and The Times newspaper has a review of this new version of Chamber of Secrets. Of this translation into the ancient language, the reviewer writes:Continued...

OotP Film

2007: The Year of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 09:51 AM

As the new year begins, news organizations and publications are releasing their most anticipated movies and events of 2007, and these include Harry Potter in one form or another. Entertainment Weekly picks both the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie, and (a possibe) Book Seven as one of the "20 BigContinued...


Reminder: Harry Potter DVDs to Disappear Off Store Shelves

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 09:07 AM

A reminder that back in November WB confirmed to TLC that the existing Harry Potter DVDs would no longer be available for purchase starting January 5. However, there is still time to purchase them via retailers such as Amazon, who states that while the discs are going on moratorium, youContinued...

OotP Film

New Order of the Phoenix T-Shirts from Hot Topic

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2007, 12:08 PM

The first wave of brand new t-shirts for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are now available from Hot Topic. The new shirts available are:

OotP Film

Albus Dumbledore, Action Figure

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2007, 07:33 PM

Last month we first told you about the new Harry Potter action figure from the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix toy collection due later this spring. Cards Inc. has now released a sneak look at another new toy, this one of Professor Albus Dumbledore, which you can see here. is reportingContinued...

OotP Film

"Phoenix" and the "Fandango Fifty"

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2007, 09:18 AM

As the new year starts, many articles are now online highlighting the key movies and actors in 2007. Entertainment site and online movie ticket retailer Fandango conducted a survey asking readers to rank the stars they are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen this year. Actor Dan Radcliffe for Harry PotterContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

New Dan Radcliffe Audio Interview

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2007, 09:05 AM

Last summer, Harry recorded an interview with actor Dan Radcliffe while filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The interview has now been released, and you can listen to it via this link. Among the topics covered are Evanna Lynch in her role Luna Lovegood, the fate of Harry in Book Seven,Continued...


Leaky Lounge and the Harry Potter Book Club

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2007, 12:16 PM

The Leaky Lounge has a great way to start off the year as we have now launched our Harry Potter Book Club. Open to all members, each month we will take a more in-depth look at each of the Harry Potter novels, starting this month with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Led by our great forum moderatingContinued...


PotterCast 70, Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2007, 12:38 AM

We're a day or so late (it was a holiday, sorry), but finally our last show of 2006 AND our first show of 2007 are out, both at once! Relax, it's just one show.
Anyway, to listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use
iTunes, or direct download.

In this show:

-We recap theContinued...

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