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J.K. Rowling

New Poll Lists J. K. Rowling and Stephen Fry Among British Best

Posted by: Edward
June 25, 2008, 03:10 AM

The results of a poll from the British people are online this evening, detailing some of the things they love most about their country. The Telegraph is reporting that 7,000 participants took part in this poll which voted Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling (34th place) and British audioContinued...

Film Awards

Reminder "Order of the Phoenix" and Saturn Awards Tonight

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2008, 02:04 PM

A reminder that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has received a slew of nominations at this year’s Saturn Awards, which are due to be presented tonight in Los Angeles, California.

As we reported previously back in February, these many nominations for OotP include a nodContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" News: German Calendar, Pre-Order Computer Game

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2008, 01:34 PM

Update: Originally thought to be possible new “Half-Blood Prince” photos seen on the Carlsen website, turns out the pics used by the German publishers of the Harry Potter books for their 2009 calendar are unfortunately old rehashed photos from OotP pics- sorry folks!

New however,Continued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" Logo Poster

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2008, 11:04 AM

A new poster for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film has now surfaced online. Thanks to Coming Soon for letting us know that at the Cinema EXPO in Amsterdam, Warner Bros displayed a few official posters and promotional material, including this poster of the logo for the sixth Harry PotterContinued...

News

Have a very Harry Holiday This Fourth of July Weekend

Posted by: sue
June 23, 2008, 04:03 PM

ABC Family channel is set to broadcast another Harry Potter movie marathon this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend here in the US. As scores of readers have let us know, the channel is set to broadcast the first four Harry Potter films, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’sContinued...

Products

NECA Updates Site with CoS Harry, Fawkes, and Dumbledore Figures

Posted by: Edward
June 21, 2008, 05:34 PM

The NECA website has been updated with new photos from their upcoming line of 2008 Harry Potter collectible toys and action figures we first brought you back in February. Set for release in July, this new set will feature a number of new pieces along with a special Second Year editionContinued...

Radcliffe

Entertainment Weekly Celebrates 1,000th Issue with Dan Radcliffe on Cover

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2008, 04:25 PM

Entertainment Weekly is celebrating their 1,000th issue, Harry Potter style. The new issue of the magazine features this photo of actor Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter in “Goblet of Fire” along with several other icons such as Bono from U2, Johnny Depp as EdwardContinued...

Books

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Dursleys!

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2008, 02:26 PM

Ahh sweet Summer! Depending on where you live, summer begins later today here in the US (or tomorrow for others), and the Summer Solstice means one thing to us here in the Harry Potter world: a summer spent with the Dursleys! While there is no new Harry Potter due out this weekend alas (five yearsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Included on Play.com's List of Greatest Books

Posted by: Edward
June 19, 2008, 07:02 PM

The Telegraph is reporting today that the third Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” has been voted one of the Greatest Novels of All Time according to a new survey carried out by Play.com. The UK retailer polled 2000 readers,Continued...

Books

Harry Potter Prequel Receives Over 70,000 Visitors During First 20 Hours Online

Posted by: Edward
June 19, 2008, 06:03 PM

As readers will remember, Waterstones.com released the 800-word Harry Potter prequel written by J. K. Rowling online after the work was sold at a charity auction for £25,000 ($48,855) early last week. Utalkmarketing.com is now reporting that over 70,000 people visitedContinued...

Wizard Rock the Vote

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2008, 12:30 AM

The HP Alliance, in coordination with the wizard rock community, has just unveiled its newest effort, “Wizard Rock the Vote,” a nationwide (that is, United States-wide) event to get as many Potter fans registered to vote in this November’s election as possible.

To remember why it matters look only to J.K.Continued...

Wrocking for the HPA

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2008, 12:10 AM

The AP has a story today about the wizard rock phenomenon, or more specifically, Wrockstock 2008, the wizard rock festival that took place in Potosi, MO, over Memorial Day Weekend. The article discusses the movement in general as well as the fundraising efforts the event undertook for The HP Alliance:

”’LiteratureContinued...

Rumor

WB Denies New JKR/Trio Movie for Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2008, 11:43 PM

As readers are aware, there have been many reports flying on the net regarding a possible new mini-Harry Potter movie starring the Trio, and supposedly written by J.K. Rowling for the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Thanks to Warner Brothers, who let us know this rumorContinued...

Books

Actor Daniel Craig Buys Uncorrected Harry Potter Proof at British Movie Auction

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2008, 06:34 PM

Previously we told you of the Great British Movie auction that was to include several rare props from the Harry Potter films as well as a uncorrected proof of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. That event was held in London, with JamesContinued...

Watson

Emma As Rep for Chanel Rumor Apparently False

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2008, 03:22 PM

The rumor about actress Emma Watson becoming a spokesperson for Chanel is false, although you will NOT hear that officially from the legendary couture house. Readers will recall that several days ago, a report published originally in UK tabloid The Daily Mail claimed that the Hermione Granger actressContinued...

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