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Contests

Leaky and the Liquid Luck Contest

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2007, 09:51 AM

Looking for a bit of Liquid Luck this March? Then TLC has the solution for you, of sorts. We are pleased to announce our newest contest that would make Professor Slughorn proud. This contest consists of stories written by you, involving some of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter novels, and what wouldContinued...

Books

Nick Kids' Choice Awards Voting Opens

Posted by: Edward
March 06, 2007, 10:06 PM

Voting is now open for the 2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards where the Harry Potter series has been nominated in the “Favorite Book” category. You are now able to vote via Nick.com in this category as well as all the others. As we previously reported the Justin TimberlakeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, Scotland Woman of Influence

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2007, 07:58 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been selected as one of the finalists for the NCH Scotland Women of Influence Awards. Jo is one of five women nominated "who have worked hard to improve the lifestyles and education of children." The winner will be announced at a luncheon this Sunday, March 11Continued...

Oldman

Potter Costumes Sold at Auction

Posted by: Edward
March 06, 2007, 02:53 PM

The Bonhams auction of famous costumes from Star Wars, Titanic, Harry Potter and others took place in London today with many fans turning out to collect their own piece of film memorabilia. The grey linen overcoat worn by Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) in ”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”Continued...

Products

Cards Inc Snape Action Figure

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2007, 09:02 AM

Cards Inc has now officially released a preview of their new Snape action figure which will be available this summer before the debut of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. You can see photos of this new Professor Snape toy, along with a potion kit that comes with the set, here in our galleries. Professor SnapeContinued...

OotP Film

First Review of Order of the Phoenix, from Chicago Screening

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2007, 11:08 PM

We have for you the first complete review and set of details from an early screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that took place in Chicago. (There is also a review at Ain't It Cool News here.) A review is below, followed by a VERY long and VERY detailed setContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" and the Not So Happy Campers

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2007, 07:09 PM

The arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may result in a few not-so-happy campers this year, campers at summer resident camps that is. Newsweek magazine has a new article online discussing how summer camps are going to handle the release of the last Harry Potter novel, and their campers whoContinued...

New Prophecy Globe "Battle Set", Remote Control Quidditch Set and More

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2007, 01:34 PM

At the request of Cards Inc, these images have now been removed.
On a related note, you can read a new article from Reuters about the Hogwarts Express sets from model train set maker Lionel.

PotterCast

PotterCast 79 - Live from London! - Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2007, 04:45 AM

We are LIVE from the Harry Potter motherland in our first-ever overseas live PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. To listen, use the Flash player on this page or simply click our iTunes, link. You can also direct download the MP3. Notes and more info:
-It's our first-ever live podcast from England! WeContinued...

Products

New Cards Inc Centaurs, Thestrals, Room of Requirement and More

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 04:40 PM

At the request of Cards Inc, these images have now been removed.

OotP Film

Variety: OotP Due on "over 10,000" Screens This Summer

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 12:04 PM

Variety Magazine has a new article online about the hopes major Hollywood studios have for big box-office results this summer, in particular from the international screenings of films such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The article contains an interview with Veronika Kwan-Rubinek,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

More on Independent Bookstores and the Selling of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 11:22 AM

There are several articles now online highlighting again the challenges independent booksellers are facing in regards to pricing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we reported previously some retailers in the UK were not going to stock the last Harry Potter book due toContinued...

Smith

Maggie Smith on Prof. McGonagall : "Miss Jean Brodie in a Wizard's Hat"

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 09:26 AM

There is a new interview online today with Dame Maggie Smith, where she briefly mentions her role in the Harry Potter films. In this feature from The Evening Standard, the Academy Award winning actress quipped that the role is "Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat,"Continued...

LeakyLounge

Sorting for "Order of the Phoenix" Reading Group Today in Lounge

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 07:32 AM

There will be a new round of sorting today for the reading groups on our forum as we take on the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." If you are interested in joining one of these free (and fun) reading groups, be sure to stopContinued...

Leaky

Reminder: Harry Potter Fan Gathering and Live PotterCast Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2007, 05:46 PM

A reminder that tomorrow in London, England there will be a chance for Harry Potter fans to gather, discuss the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" book, films, and much more as PotterCast will be podcasting live at the Charing Cross Road Borders Bookstore. ThisContinued...

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