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Emma Watson at Cartier International Polo Day Event

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2008, 10:39 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) was in attendance at this afternoon’s Cartier International Polo 2008, an event overseen this year by Prince Charles. The Telegraph reports, a number of celebrities were in attendance along with Miss Watson, as was a crowd of over 35,000. Photos featuringContinued...

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2008, 05:38 AM

Alex Robbin first came to this site by showing us he was the world’s most eager 15-year-old, ready to do anything to help out. Now he just about runs the development show over here, and we frequently forget his age. Today, that’s impossible: He’s 18 years old, a full-fledged adult. He’s still the babyContinued...


Reminder: Live Comic-Con Panel and LeakyMug Tomorrow in San Diego

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2008, 04:25 AM

Don't forget, two things tomorrow:

If you’re going to Comic-Con, join us in Room 2 at 10:30 am for a discussion on all things Potter.

And later, at 7pm:

PotterCast and MuggleCast will hold a live Leaky Mug in San Diego!

The event location is as follows:

BordersBooks andContinued...

New Statues at Comic-Con International

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2008, 04:37 PM

This weekend at Comic-Con, Harry Potter merchandisers NECA and Gentle Giant have unveiled a couple of new products, which you can see here in our galleries (starting here). Included is a picture of a new Snape statue as well as new Harry and Ginny figurines. Enjoy!


"Deathly Hallows" Anniversary Celebration in the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
July 26, 2008, 03:22 PM

Come join us today in our Leaky Lounge forum for a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” This time last year, readers across the world at last knew of Harry’s fate and were celebrating the boy who lived.Continued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History! Announcements and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2008, 06:47 AM

Tonight, at long last, I get to debut the website for and make some announcements about my upcoming book, Harry, A History. This book has been such an important part of my life for so long that I am almost unable to believe it will only be a few months until I can walk into a bookstore and buy it myself.Continued...

HBP Film

HBP Trailer to Debut on AOL on Tuesday

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2008, 09:44 PM

The first Half-Blood Prince trailer will debut online exclusively on AOL in the USA on Tuesday, July 29, according to a reliable source.

This has been a rumor all day through other countries’ outlets (thanks BlogHogwarts for the tip), but we asked around a bit and are positive about it here as well.Continued...


Emma Watson's "Ballet Shoes" Gets Limited Stateside Theater Run Prior to DVD Release

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2008, 03:50 PM

There is a new article online from Home Media Magazine which gives information on a limited theatrical release in the US for “Ballet Shoes,” the BBC film staring Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). Set to take place in a total of “171 theaters in 77Continued...

Video Games

New Preview of "Half-Blood Prince" Video Game on Wii Platform

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2008, 02:41 PM

IGN has a new preview of the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” video game from EA online that goes into more detail about the playing experience and what to expect from the game. Based on a preview at this weekend’s Comic Con in San Diego, CA the articleContinued...


PotterCast Tour Details!

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2008, 05:24 AM

If you’ve been listening to PotterCast you know that we are about to embark on a small tour prior to Terminus 2008 in Chicago; the shows will be joint with sets from the bands The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows and The Mudbloods. The following are our currently booked dates and locations; we’ll update thisContinued...

Live LeakyMug This Weekend!

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2008, 04:35 AM

Hey, since Sue, John and I are in San Diego for Comic-Con this weekend, we’ve met up with Andrew Sims of MuggleCast and have managed to put together our first LeakyMug in over a year! This live podcast will take place SUNDAY, the one that’s coming in, oh, two days! Sorry for the late notice!


HBP Film

More "Half-Blood Prince" Sticker Books, Replicas, and Calendars

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2008, 02:11 AM

A slew of soon to be released merchandise tied into the upcoming release of the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film has appeared online via a number of retailers outside the States. Readers will remember last week, the first series of images from a “Half-BloodContinued...

HBP Film

Confirmed: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Teaser Trailer to Debut July 29th via Satellite

Posted by: Edward
July 24, 2008, 07:11 PM

It has now been confirmed by Warner Bros. that the worldwide satellite teaser trailer for the sixth film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will debut via Satellite this coming Tuesday, July 29th from 9:00pm – 9:15pm EST (6:00pmContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" IMAX Trailer Running Time and Rating in UK

Posted by: Edward
July 24, 2008, 02:08 PM

The British Board Film Classification website has been updated with information regarding the UK running time and rating for a “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” combined trailer for IMAX. A new entry on the site lists the “Half-Blood Prince” trailer along withContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Japanese Translation of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2008, 05:00 PM

The Japanese translation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released today in Japan, just two days after the one year anniversary of when the first copies of the book were originally released. Reports online note that hundreds of fans, some dressed asContinued...

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