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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Even More New "Deathly Hallows" Info from J.K. Rowling and "Today Show" Interview

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2007, 10:02 PM

If you thought there was enough new information today given the J.K. Rowling online chat, oho not so as there is even more online as MSNBC has now posted yet another article containing more new facts about the final Harry Potter book from our favorite author. In thisContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling Web Chat Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2007, 01:09 PM

J.K. Rowling has just answered a whole onslaught of post-DH question in a Web chat on We have reordered the questions so that it reads top-down; answers are here about the characters’ future lives, the state of the wizarding world, the other two title potentials for Deathly Hallows, and much,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling "Today Show" Interview Transcript, Web Only Video Extras

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2007, 02:09 AM

As mentioned below, “Dateline NBC” broadcast a lengthy new interview with author J.K. Rowling. Segments of this interview were broadcast earlier this week; now online is the transcript from the entire interview. Please note this interview contains many many spoilersContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling Talks Details on Deaths in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2007, 01:46 AM

With further new excerpts from her “Today Show” interview, there is a new and very SPOILER filled article now online where J.K. Rowling goes into detail about the deaths of certain characters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While this is a fascinatingContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2007, 11:04 PM

Birthday cheers go out to Neville Longbottom today, as the calendar on has changed with declaration of this celebration. Happy Birthday Neville! Cheers!

J.K. Rowling

Reminder: 'Today Show' JKR Interview on Dateline NBC

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2007, 10:54 PM

Along with the two part interview NBC’s Today Show conducted with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling late last week, video of which can be seen here and here in our video galleries, Dateline NBC will air a recap of this interview during tonights program. In the interview, Jo reads from HarryContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Nick Harry Potter News: "Deathly Hallows" Up for UK Kid's Choice Awards, Magazine Feature on OotP

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2007, 08:21 PM

Thanks to Nickelodeon for letting us know about a few pieces of news involving Nick and Harry Potter.

First, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been nominated at the first UK Kid’s Choice Awards in the Best Book category. The final book inContinued...


Alfonso Cuaron "Really Tempted" by "Deathly Hallows" Film

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2007, 07:59 PM

Rotten Tomatoes UK recently caught up with Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron and spoke to him about his feelings on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and asked the director if he had any interest in returning to direct the film of the last Harry Potter book. Saying he has justContinued...

Prophecy 2007

Reminder: Registration for Prophecy 2007 Closes Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 10:46 PM

A reminder for those who have not yet registered for the upcoming A Harry Potter Symposium, Prophecy 2007, that registration for this event will close tomorrow July 28, 2007 at 11:59 Eastern. Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend will be held next week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada running AugustContinued...

JKR Interviews

Audio of J.K. Rowling USA Today Interview Now Online

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 10:11 PM

Yesterday, we told you that the USA Today newspaper had a lengthy new interview with author J.K. Rowling. You can now listen to audio excerpts (no spoilers) of this interview, and hear Jo speaking about things such as her favorite character, the normalcy of her everyday life, and her next writingContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks "Deathly Hallows" and Fate of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 08:57 PM

In the wake of the news (see below) that actor Dan Radcliffe knew in advance some of the details involving the fate of Harry Potter, Entertainment Weekly magazine has a new interview online conducted with Dan, who speaks about his thoughts reading “Harry Potter and the DeathlyContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR Gives Original Last Line Containing the Word "Scar" and More In Part Two of "Today Show" Interview

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 02:53 PM

The second part of a new interview with author J.K. Rowling was broadcast this morning on NBC’s the “Today Show.” In this installment, Jo is reflective on how her life has changed with the success of the novels, answering what she wouldContinued...


Reminder: JKR Open Book Tour Sweepstakes Starts Monday

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 02:26 PM

Previously, we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be going on tour here in the US this fall, making several appearances available for schoolchildren, with one event open to the general public. As a reminder, starting this Monday (July 30) a sweepstakes opens for Harry Potter fans to winContinued...

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2007, 01:39 PM

Our senior programmer Alex Robbin has turned 17 today – and he spent last night putting up our redesign while we were screaming at him to take a break. Seriously. Go out tonight, Alex.

In all seriousness, it’s been awesome watching this whiz kid turn into the awesome programmer he is today. Happy day, special duck!Continued...


"Entertainment Weekly" Special Issue on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:46 PM

Image format: “Entertainment Weekly” magazine now has a brand new special issue on the world of Harry Potter. Featuring some 36 pages on the beloved magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, this collector’s issue features a photo of a young Harry Potter lookalike sittingContinued...

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