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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Tim Wu Leads Panel at Copyright Conference, Discusses Fan Response to Vander Ark

Posted by: Kristin
May 09, 2008, 01:21 AM

Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu led a panel May 1st at OnCopyright 2008, a conference hosted by the Copyright Clearance Center. The panel focused on the JKR/WB vs RDR Books lawsuit, and more particularly on the response Harry Potter fans have had to Steve VanderContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Contributes to "StoryCard" Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2008, 12:57 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has contributed a special “storycard” as part of a charity auction in the UK. Bloomberg reports that Jo joins authors such as Richard Ford, Nick Hornby, Doris Lessing, Tom Stoppard and Sebastian Faulks who have all written an original piece on a “blankContinued...

Launching the IContest in our Image Galleries

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2008, 12:49 AM

Our Leaky Contest Crew has teamed up with our Image Gallery staffers to form a new contest set to be launched on May 12th. Taking place in our Image and Fan Art Galleries, the IContest will have you creating icons based on some of the fan art images as well as other images from our galleries in future weeks.Continued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" News: The Return of Opal Yarn Images, New Casting and More

Posted by: sue
May 08, 2008, 10:16 PM

There are a few pieces of news related to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet today. First, readers will recall previously there was a purported ad promoting the sixth Harry Potter film seen on container for yarn of all things. Although a few of theseContinued...

Actor Interviews

Jessie Cave Profiled in New Magazine Article

Posted by: Edward
May 08, 2008, 02:09 PM

Actress Jessie Cave, who is set to portray Lavender Brown in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film, is briefly featured in an issue of ASOS Magazine where she comments on her first on-screen kiss with fellow actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). The twenty-one year old actress,Continued...

Robert Pattinson, "Twilight" Film News RoundUp

Posted by: Edward
May 08, 2008, 12:39 AM

As many readers will remember, actor Robert Pattinson, who portrayed Cedric Diggory in “Goblet of Fire,” has been cast in the role of Edward Cullen in the upcoming film version of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, “Twilight.” A number of news reports have appeared online recentlyContinued...


OotP Receives Four Nominations at EMA Awards

Posted by: Edward
May 07, 2008, 06:18 PM

A sure sign that the awards season is in full swing, the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film received four nominations at the 2008 EMA Home Entertainment Awards. VideoBusiness is reporting the fifth Harry Potter lead in nominations with fellow blockbuster “Transformers”Continued...


Followup: JK Rowling Wins Appeal on Child Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2008, 05:22 PM

Previously we told you of a legal matter involving author J.K. Rowling and photographs of her young 18 month old son that were published in a UK paper several years ago. In effort to protect their privacy of their young children, the case went to court, and today Jo and her husband Dr.Continued...


Radcliffe and Leung Receive Nod for OotP Kiss at MTV Movie Awards

Posted by: Edward
May 07, 2008, 01:01 AM

The nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards were released today and actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) were recognized in the category of Best Kiss. The much talked about on-screen kiss between the two actors joined moments from other films such asContinued...

HBP Film

New Footage of "Half-Blood Prince" Burrow Set, Privet Drive Set (Updated)

Posted by: sue
May 06, 2008, 04:40 PM

Thanks to the BBC, we can now see some new aerial footage of Leavesden Studios in England, including new sets of the Burrow, Privet Drive, a courtyard, Hagrid’s Hut, a train station/platform, possibly the base/grounds outside the astronomy tower and more being used for the upcomingContinued...

HP Cast

Watson and Radcliffe Win at 2008 Otto Awards

Posted by: Edward
May 06, 2008, 03:18 PM

As we first told you in February, actress Emma Watson was nominated along with her Harry Potter costar Dan Radcliffe at the 2008 Otto Awards from Bravo Magazine. An update comes today regarding the awards via Emma Watson’s official site which reports that both Emma and Dan won in their respectiveContinued...


JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: "Fan Feud", from The New Yorker

Posted by: Kristin
May 06, 2008, 12:55 AM

Tim Wu in an article for The New Yorker looks at the events leading up to the trial, speaks to Steve Vander Ark, and compares J.K. Rowling to the mythical Athena:

“Once upon a time, a talented weaver named Arachne declared herself superior in skill to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, whoContinued...


PotterCast 150 and the Unsung (Unvoiced?) Heroes

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2008, 09:44 PM

Today we celebrated our 150th Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast, and instead of a big celebratory show we decided on a celebratory post. It takes a village of house-elves to make this show go, and the ones who you rarely, if ever, hear on the show are who we celebrate today.

(Thanks to Frankie “Frak”Continued...


PotterCast 150: Every Week for Ten Years

Posted by: Edward
May 05, 2008, 05:43 PM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online with its 150th episode of Harry Potter news and discussion. First up in Sue’s news, we update you on photos of the Harry Potter theme park that have appeared online, Emma Watson’s interest in the “Napoleon and Betsey” film, the castingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Voting Now Open on Semi-Finalists in Amazon "Beedle the Bard" Contest

Posted by: sue
May 05, 2008, 03:51 PM

Last month, we told you of a contest that was holding, where you could win a trip for two to London, England, and read the special handwritten copy of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling. The contest required written entries, and fans can now read and voteContinued...

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