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Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall!

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2007, 11:00 PM

The calendar on author J. K. Rowling’s official site has been updated for October 4th to wish Gryffindor Head of House Minerva McGonagall a Happy Birthday! Cheers Professor McGonagall!

Charity

Auction of Signed Harry Potter Books to Help National Braille Press

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2007, 08:21 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated an entire set of the Harry Potter novels for a charity auction in order to help the National Braille Press. The complete set of hardback books published by Scholastic have been autographed by J.K. Rowling, and the books are now currentlyContinued...

OotP Film

Grawp Gives Hermione a Helping Hand: More on the Visual Effects Used in OotP

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2007, 05:19 PM

We have another look for you today about the special visual effects and processes used in creating the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. Back in August we told you about a lengthy detailed look at some of the special effects OotP that featured the Centaurs,Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Becomes Second Highest Grossing 'Potter' Film

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2007, 04:00 PM

After only a brief 83 days in theaters, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has become the second highest grossing Harry Potter film, surpassing “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” with this past weekend’s box office takings. Domestically,Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 119: Bit-by-Bit

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2007, 04:41 AM

October, the month of ‘All Hallows’ Eve,’ is here as is the 119th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast which is now available for your listening pleasure! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“Bit-by-Bit”Continued...

Scribbulus

October Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2007, 12:35 AM

The long awaited return of Leaky’s premier essay project is now upon us with the publication this, the 19th Issue of Scribbulus! Leaky and the Scribbulus staff are proud to present you with the October issue, containing five wonderful essays for your reading pleasure. This issue contains a most personalContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Scholastic, Raincoast Posts Names of NYC Open Book Tour Sweepstake Winners

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2007, 09:55 PM

Previously we told you Scholastic had begun notifying the winners of the sweepstakes to see J.K. Rowling on her Open Book Tour here in New York October 19. The US publishers of the Harry Potter novels have now posted some of the confirmed names of these winners (first name only, withContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Portuguese Publishers Announce "Deathly Hallows" Title and Release Date

Posted by: Edward
October 02, 2007, 07:33 PM

Readers of the Harry Potter series in Portugal will soon have the Portuguese edition of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in their hands. Portuguese publishers Editorial Presenca announced today their edition of “Deathly Hallows” will be releasedContinued...

Books

Happy Banned Books Week

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2007, 03:53 PM

This week, through Oct. 6, is Banned Books Week, a celebration of freedom to read in the face of censorship, supported by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom and many libraries and organizations worldwide. Harry Potter is the most challenged set of books in the 21st century, and thoughContinued...

Wizards to Wrock the House at Terminus

Posted by: sue
October 01, 2007, 04:07 PM

Get ready to wrock and roll, wizard style, as Terminus has announced a very cool musical event to kick off their Harry Potter conference next summer. Wrock Chicago, an all day wizarding rock concert, will feature 25 groups in this special event to be held on August 6, 2008. Taking place the day before theContinued...

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