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PotterCast 152: Pouf Souffle!

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2008, 01:15 AM

Tonight we have for you the 152nd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. First in the news, Sue gives us updates on the elusive “Half-Blood Prince” trailer, new HBP set reports, recently released photos of Lucius Malfoy, our little Main Page redesign, and Jo’s win as Author of the Year fromContinued...


The Lord of Malfoy Manor

Posted by: sue
May 20, 2008, 09:50 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen we present: Lucius Malfoy, Lord of Malfoy Manor. Thanks to Oclumencia for the new high res image of Jason Isaacs in all his Lucius Malfoy glory, reclining at home, brandy in hand with the lads at his feet (and sporting a fine pair of snake skin shoes, no doubt the latest in Death Eater chic!) WhileContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Scholastic Set to Publish 10th Anniversary Sorcerer's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
May 20, 2008, 03:54 PM

Harry Potter U.S. publisher Scholastic has announced plans today to release a special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on September 23 to celebrate the 10-year anniversaryContinued...


Live PotterCast Friday in Florida, with HP Actors

Posted by: Melissa
May 19, 2008, 06:07 PM

Attention Florida residents, or those visiting the area: There will be a live PotterCast this friday featuring actors from the HP films as they attend Florida SuperCon, a comics/sci-fi/fantasy convention in Weston, Fl.

The podcast will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Hyatt RegencyContinued...


Jo's Book Nook Opens Reading of "The Subtle Knife" on Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
May 19, 2008, 04:36 AM

Our Leaky Lounge is buzzing once again as the start of the latest book club reading has just begun in the Jo’s Book Nook forums. Our Non-Harry Potter Book Club will be reading “The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman, the second book in the His Dark Materials Trilogy.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Children's Laureate Comments on J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2008, 06:46 PM

UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen has made some comments regarding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling while on tour in Scotland to help promote literacy among students. The Times reports that author Michael Rosen said Harry Potter “deserved credit for encouraging a generation of childrenContinued...

Convention Alley Announces Key Note Speakers

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2008, 06:17 PM

Convention Alley, the Harry Potter gathering due to be held in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in June of this year, has now announced their key note speakers. Speaking will be author John Granger, who will be presenting his piece “Unlocking Deathly Hallows: Five Keys for a Greater Appreciation of theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Miriam Margolyes!

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2008, 06:11 PM

Birthday wishes for another most excellent Head of Hufflepuff are the order of the day, for actress Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout) is celebrating her 67th birthday today. Cheers Miriam!

HBP Film

John Williams to Score "Half-Blood Prince?"

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2008, 01:14 PM

The Boston Globe is reporting today that film score composer John Williams will be leading the Boston Pops in a concert series starting this Tuesday ,featuring new pieces of his score to the upcoming Indiana Jones film, as well as selections from his scores of Star Wars and the Harry Potter series. TheContinued...

OotP Film

Kreacher of Grimmauld Place: A Great Movie Creature

Posted by: sue
May 17, 2008, 07:08 PM

As part of their summer movie preview, Yahoo Movies has posted a gallery of 20 great movie creatures. Included on this list is a magical creature familiar to Harry Potter fans: Kreacher, the house elf at Grimmauld Place. Other creatures of note are Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, ET,Continued...

HBP Film

British TV Presenter Talks Part in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
May 17, 2008, 06:49 PM

A television host in the UK has landed a small part in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This is Nottingham reports that GMTV presenter Ben Shepard will be seen as an extra for the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes scene in HBP, where he will play a parent in the wizarding shop.Continued...


Waterstone's Launches "What's Your Story?" Contest

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2008, 03:22 PM

A few days ago we told you that J.K. Rowling was one of 13 authors who have contributed a handwritten “storycard” for a charity auction on June 10. Sponsored by UK booksellers Waterstone’s, proceeds from this auction will benefit the English PEN and Dyslexia Action. Now as partContinued...

Happy Birthday, Stanislav Ianevski

Posted by: Edward
May 16, 2008, 03:20 PM

Today actor Stanislav Ianevski, who portrayed the character of Viktor Krum in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” celebrates his 23rd birthday. Many Happy Birthday wishes to you, Stan! Cheers!

HBP Film

Rumor Alert: New "Half-Blood Prince" Photo and More

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2008, 09:41 PM

We have a few pieces of news and rumors regarding Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to update you on.

First, thanks to Oclumencia via HarryPotterforum, who emailed regarding what they believe to be a new photo of Harry (Dan Radcliffe) from “Half-Blood Prince.” While you can seeContinued...


Rediscover the Magic of "Sorcerer's Stone" In Our Reading Groups

Posted by: Edward
May 15, 2008, 03:54 PM

Once again our one of a kind Leaky Lounge Reading Groups have opened their doors and begun sorting for their latest round of community book club readings. This time around we will be going back to where it all started with a reading of the first book in author J. K. Rowling’sContinued...

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