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Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dobby!

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 11:02 PM

The calendar on JKRowling.com has been updated to wish loyal House Elf Dobby, a Happy Birthday! Whether he be freeeeeeeeeee or possibly riding on Harry’s back, may he have a wonderful birthday filled with multi-colored socks! Cheers Dobby!

JKRowling.com

J.K. Rowling Updates Site About Missing Madeleine

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2007, 05:08 PM

As many readers know a young four year old child named Madeleine McCann from the UK went missing from her family while on holiday. The case has sparked world wide interest, including much support from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Jo has now updated the links section of her website with someContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Matthew Lewis!

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 04:55 PM

Birthday wishes go out today to actor Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. Matt celebrates his 18th birthday today! Cheers!

OotP Film

11 Clips, Interviews and Behind the Scenes Footage from "Order of the Phoenix" Now Available

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2007, 12:58 PM

Yesterday, we first told you about the German television station which had some clips from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. These clips are now available in English, as well as some new behind the scenes footage and interview with severalContinued...

Contests

Deathly Hallows Autograph Contest

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 04:12 AM

Our latest contest is online! Here is the rundown on the Deathly Hallows Autograph Contest!

It’s almost here!! The last book will be hitting book stores VERY soon. We all know what we would write to Jo… but what would you like her to say to you? This challenge is to create the ideal inscription forContinued...

Video Games

EA Launches "Wizarding Widget"

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2007, 02:09 AM

EA, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, have now launched a very cool Wizarding Widget that you can add to your own blog or website. This widget contains three mini-games so far (Gobstones, Potions and Charms) as well as a token room,and a way to collect special content by beating other scores and the like.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Parade Magazine's New Article and Quiz About Harry Potter

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 02:06 AM

Parade Magazine, which appears in many Sunday newspapers around the country, let us know of a new quiz and article they have online. The ‘Decade of Harry Potter Quiz’ features three different difficulty levels for ‘anyone who’s seen the movies,’ ‘Book knowledgeContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Keith Olbermann Speculates on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 02:05 AM

Many readers have owled us to let us know MSNBC anchor and Harry Potter fan Keith Olbermann, of the Countdown television program, devoted a segment of his program last week to give viewers his thoughts on the soon to be published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Always withContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic to Hold "Harry Potter Place" Street Celebration for "Deathly Hallows" Release

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2007, 12:15 AM

US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic issued a press release today about their plans to hold a "Harry Potter Place" street celebration party for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Taking place at their headquarters in New York City, ScholasticContinued...

OotP Film

EW Features Alan Rickman, More from Teen Vogue on Trio

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2007, 09:33 PM

There are a few mentions of actors from the Harry Potter films in magazines to tell you about. First, Teen Vogue has posted online some additional quotes from their feature on the trio of Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Among the things posted is this quote from Emma Watson onContinued...

OotP Film

Myspace Offering Free OotP Screening Opportunity

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2007, 09:08 PM

Dozens of readers have owled about a free screening opportunity for myspace users of a showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in various cities here in the US. Taking place this Thursday at 7pm, the Black Curtain Screening myspace site says that in order to gain free admittance toContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

PotterCast 95: Tucson, Arizona

Posted by: Edward
June 26, 2007, 04:45 PM

PotterCast 95 trucks on (with a new truck) to Tucson, Arizona, the next stop on our summer tour for PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

Live from Tucson, Arizona:

- The big 5 questions: HarryContinued...

Staunton Interviews

Imelda Staunton Speaks on Umbridge

Posted by: Edward
June 26, 2007, 04:07 PM

Actress Imelda Staunton discusses her role as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in a new article, where she describes the film to be ”...a very serious piece of work.” The actress also relates in the interview, her joy in playing both sides of Umbridge, being both ‘sweetContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Gets Into 'Second Life'

Posted by: Edward
June 26, 2007, 03:28 PM

SCI Fi Wire reports the online 3D virtual world created by its users, Second Life, is teaming up with IMAX for the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to give their users exclusive access to IMAX Harry Potter content. In the Second Life virtual world, users will be able to get promotionalContinued...

OotP Film

11 Clips from "Order of the Phoenix" Now Available

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2007, 02:08 PM

A whopping 11 new clips from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are now online.UPDATE: The website moved these, and you now have to register to see them. We are working on getting them into our galleries and will have them asap.

Dubbed in German, these feature many scenes fromContinued...

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