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Associated Press Feature on Harry Potter Fansites

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2007, 03:06 PM

Harry Potter fan sites are the subject of a new feature by the Associated Press. In the new article which describes the rise and development of various fansites such as the Sugar Quill, Floo partner the Harry Potter Lexicon, MuggleNet, Harry Potter for Grownups, and our very own Leaky Cauldron,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Announces Knight Bus Tour Schedule

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2007, 09:26 AM

Beep Beep! As part of their "There Will Soon Be 7" campaign, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have announced the dates of a special Knight Bus tour. Kicking off June 1 from New York City, the Knight Bus tour will feature a bus that will travel to 37 different librariesContinued...

OotP Film

Introducing Michael Goldenberg: The OotP scribe on the Harry Potter films, franchise, and fandom

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2007, 03:00 AM

Last night, Leaky had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Goldenberg, the screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. After an untrue report surfaced online yesterday claiming that the scribe had said the the fifth film would sufferContinued...

OotP Film

New Photo of Dan Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton from OotP

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2007, 09:28 PM

Yesterday, we told you about a new interview with actress Imelda Staunton in Newsweek magazine. Today, courtesy of WB, we have a brand new photo from the magazine to show of Professor Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) and Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe) in a scene from the upcoming Harry Potter andContinued...

OotP Film

False Report Regarding OotP Screenplay Writer Michael Goldenberg

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2007, 03:48 PM

There was a report posted as factual and without rumor warnings earlier today on MuggleNet (and subsequently, widely carried on other Potter fan sites) regarding purported comments made by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenplay writer Michael Goldenberg. TLC can reportContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

USA Today: "Sorcerer's Stone" Most Memorable Book of Past 25 Years

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2007, 08:05 AM

The USA Today newspaper has a feature on the 25 Books that leave a legacy, spotlighting the most memorable reads of the past 25 years. The number one spot on this list is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. According to the paper:

"Midnight book parties,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

PotterCast 84 Calls You Out

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2007, 01:53 AM

We called you out, and you answered, and now we have our 84th PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. It's all DH theory, all cover-art based. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. In the show this week:
-Our call-out show was a bigContinued...

Products

New OotP Poster, Coloring, and Sticker Books

Posted by: sue
April 08, 2007, 08:57 PM

We have a few more new products to tell you about tied in to the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. Borders now has information available about the new OotP sticker, poster and coloring books we can expect to see on shelves starting in early June. New are the following:

OotP Film

Unpretty in Pink Professor Umbridge

Posted by: sue
April 08, 2007, 08:12 PM

Newsweek magazine has a brief new interview online with actress Imelda Staunton on her role as Professor Umbridge in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Taking on the role of the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in the fifth film, the acclaimed actress describes her thoughts andContinued...

HP References

Dr. Who, Harry Potter Fan

Posted by: sue
April 08, 2007, 07:44 PM

Barty Crouch Junior is Harry Potter fan...well of sorts. Many readers emailed to say that over the weekend in a new episode of the hit UK television program "Doctor Who," there were quite a few mentions of the magical world of Harry Potter. In an episode called "The Shakespeare Code," apparently thereContinued...

Products

New NECA House Banners, Keychains and More

Posted by: sue
April 06, 2007, 11:22 AM

As we get closer to the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie, additional photos of the many new Harry Potter products due this spring and summer are now appearing online. New from NECA are Hogwarts house banners, including Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor, as wellContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in the Restricted Section

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2007, 08:10 PM

It would seem that libraries in the US have been taking tips from Madam Pince and her restricted section of the library at Hogwarts as the AP is reporting tonight on the strict rules imposed on libraries this summer in preparing for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsContinued...

OotP Film

New OotP Video Game Images

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2007, 06:52 PM

Worthplaying.com has now posted a new preview of the video game for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and have included some new images from the game. Specifically you can see some new images from the game as seen on the Wii platform, including one of Harry saving Dudley from the Dementors, as well as new onesContinued...

Movies

Hogwarts Train Vandals Update

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2007, 01:48 PM

Following up on the news from late last month of young vandals damaging the Hogwarts Express train carriages, police announced today that they have arrested ten youths in connection with the March 10th vandalism.
A police spokesperson said on Thursday that "ten youths have been arrested after 337 windows were smashedContinued...

Video Games

New Interview with OotP Video Game Producer

Posted by: Edward
April 04, 2007, 04:18 PM

Justin Manning, an Associate Producer of the upcoming Order of the Phoenix video game for Electronic Arts, recently gave an interview with GamesRadar.com talking about the experience of playing this new game and what feedback from the fans helped in the development process.
Mr. Manning says in one partContinued...

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