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JKR Interviews

Australian Television Airs Excerpts from J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life Documentary

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2008, 02:49 AM

Last year, lucky viewers in the UK were able to view the special “J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life” documentary. That documentary is now set to air this weekend in Australia, and thanks to Sunrise, who let us know about a highlights reel they broadcastContinued...

LeakyLounge

Join Reading of "The Amber Spyglass" in Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2008, 02:37 AM

Our non-Harry Potter book club, Jo’s Book Nook, has picked up the next novel to read, discuss, and analyze as part of this Leaky Lounge open book club experience. Starting today, those interested may join in the reading of “The Amber Spyglass” by Phillip Pullman, the thirdContinued...

HBP Film

Rumor Alert: Full "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Trailer Due with "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"?

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 08:13 PM

Hang on everyone, we have a new installment in the rumor of the day/week/month category as the wait continues on a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. TLC has now received several credible reports from sources who say there willContinued...

Products

New Ollivander's Wand Shop Music Box, Harry and Hedwig Hour Glass and More

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 06:39 PM

There is a bit of product news to update you on today, as the San Francisco Music Box company has added a few new items to their Harry Potter line. Based on the scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film, new is this Ollivander’s Wand Shop figurine,Continued...

HBP Film

Possible New Photo of the Cave Scene on "Half-Blood Prince" Calendar

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 12:53 PM

There is a photo of what may be the cave scene on the cover of a 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince calendar. In this photo found on the Megacalendar website, you can see a large photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry, and down in the corner you can see a very small photo ofContinued...

Conventions

Dance the Night Away, Leaky Con and Wizard Wrock Style at Terminus

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 03:51 AM

Let’s shake the rafters at Terminus, Leaky Con and Wizard Rock style, as we are thrilled to announce a very special dance party to be held next month. Hosted by DJ Paul DeGeorge (of Harry and the Potters), this dance party will take place the weekend of the Terminus 2008 conventionContinued...

Leaky

Second Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
July 11, 2008, 04:40 PM

The second edition of The Quibbler, our new magazine which prints “all the news you won’t find anywhere else,” is hot off the presses and ready to be viewed. This brand new issue can be read right here. A small diagram of the controls which show how to navigate the issue is also availableContinued...

Movies

Lord Voldemort Number One Movie Villain According to Moviefone

Posted by: Edward
July 11, 2008, 03:48 AM

Voldemort is the number one Movie Villain of All Time according to a new list online from AOL Moviefone. Portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes, Lord Voldemort came in at the number one spot, hexing out his fellow villainous rivals, which include the characters of Hannibal Lecter from “SilenceContinued...

HBP Film

Rumor Alert: Tiny Teaser for "Half-Blood Prince" Due in IMAX with The Dark Knight?

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2008, 04:53 PM

We’ve received a flock of owls this morning, all bearing reports of yet another rumor regarding a possible teaser trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Coming Soon.com and these reports all say that there is a possible super short teaserContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"J. K. Rowling... A Year in the Life" to Air in Australia Sunday

Posted by: Edward
July 10, 2008, 02:21 PM

Those in Australia will have the opportunity to watch the 2007 documentary “J. K. Rowling… A Year In the Life” this weekend, for Australian television network Channel 7 will be broadcasting the program this Sunday, July 13, at 6:30pm local time. The documentary, firstContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Fiona Shaw

Posted by: Edward
July 10, 2008, 01:39 PM

Actress Fiona Shaw, who portrays the character of Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, celebrates her 50th birthday today. Please join us today in wishing Ms. Shaw a happy birthday! Cheers, Fiona!

HBP Film

Heyman on Tom Felton as Draco in "Half-Blood Prince: "Nuances are Terrific" Plus Info on a Possible New Plot Twist

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2008, 11:46 PM

We have more tonight regarding that new issue of Movie Magic magazinewe told you about a few days ago, which contains a large preview on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie.” Thanks to Orchid, who let us knowContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Autograph Photo for Charity Auction to Support Oxfam

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2008, 10:28 PM

There is a new charity auction for an autographed photo of actor Jason Isaacs with the proceeds to benefit Oxfam America. Jason, who portrays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, autographed a photo when he was filming his mini-series The State Within that is simply inscribedContinued...

Reminder: Portus 2008 This Weekend in Dallas, Texas

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2008, 05:28 PM

A reminder today that Portus 2008, the HPEF Harry Potter symposium will take place this weekend in Dallas, Texas. If you have not yet registered for this event, you may still do via this link, with individual day registrations remaining as well. A note as well that the day registration for SaturdayContinued...

LeakyLounge

Harry Potter Prequel Contest Now Open

Posted by: Edward
July 09, 2008, 02:59 AM

For this month of July, our Contest Crew has launched their latest venture which takes a leaf from Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling’s book in inviting you to write your own Harry Potter prequel. As we reported back in June, Jo Rowling penned an 800-word prequel featuring the characters of James PotterContinued...

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