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First New Sketch from "Beedle the Bard" Now Online, Additional International Covers Released

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 11:15 PM

The first new sketch from the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard (and slight spoiler for those hoping to wait until December 4), has now surfaced online via the Bulgarian publisher of the novel. At this link, you can see several pages of the tale-writtenContinued...

Books

Amazon Contest For Possible Chance to Buy Half-Price Collector's Editon of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 10:40 AM

Amazon.com has launched a new contest for consumers to vote for special items they would like to purchase at a highly discounted price this holiday shopping season. According to this press release, among the items possibly being included in this specialContinued...

Griffiths

Richard Griffiths to Appear at Macy's Tree Lighting This Weekend

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2008, 04:13 PM

Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) will be appearing at the famous Macy's Herald Square Christmas tree lighting event in New York City this weekend. The acclaimed actor, who is currently appearing on Broadway with fellow Potter actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in the production ofContinued...

Books

Win Signed "Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling Through New Contest at Amazon Germany

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2008, 06:55 AM

Amazon Germany has now opened a new contest that will give away ten copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard signed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. To enter, click here and answer the question: "Who inherited Dumbledore's book of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" inContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: New JKR Snippet and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2008, 01:46 AM

A couple of quick updates: Harry, A History (which you can order here) will spend its second week on the NYT Bestseller list this week, so, thank you again! It's been really exciting, but I know there's more to come, so stay tuned. Second, I have added another vault entry to Harry, A History'sContinued...

HBP Film

Presenting Ginny Weasley, the Quidditch Player

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2008, 04:30 PM

Thanks to Oclumencia, we can now see a new photo of Gryffindor Quidditch player (and future hero of the Holyhead Harpies) Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This photo is part of a collections of scans from Brazilian magazine, RECREIO, that also has new photosContinued...

Video Games

New HBP Video Game Screen Shots of Quidditch, Slughorn, and More

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2008, 04:20 PM

A number of screen shots from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game on the Wii platform have appeared online via Netherlands news resource, Nieuwslog.  The screen shots, which can be viewed right here via our Image Galleries, give us looks at Ron andContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 173: Are You There God? It's Me, Harry

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2008, 12:31 PM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now online for this week with its 173 edition of Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  Sue kicks off the show with a round up of the latest Harry Potter news, including video of Tom Felton's appearance on Jack Osbourne Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie, exclusiveContinued...

DH Film

Possible Filming for "Deathly Hallows" Due in Scottish Highlands

DH Film
Posted by: sue
November 20, 2008, 10:09 AM

Officials from the Harry Potter films have been reported to scouting for locations in the Highlands of Scotland to be used in filming the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. Lochaber News reports that:

Film executives and location and special effects personnel have justContinued...

Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, One Sexy Hufflepuff

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 08:26 PM

He's a very sexy Hufflepuff, oh yes he is....or more accurately, says People magazine, who includes actor Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) as one of the Sexiest Men Alive for 2008. Coming in at lucky number 13 on the list, the magazine writes:

"Last year all I was trying to do was get a girlfriend," says Pattinson,Continued...

Books

New Contest for UK residents to Win a Trip to the Beedle the Bard Release Party with JK Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 07:57 PM

The Sun has now launched a new contest for readers in the UK to win a chance to attend the special The Tales of Beedle the Bard release party held by J.K. Rowling next month in Edinburgh, Scotland. According to the paper, children aged between 8 –Continued...

Books

New Video Interview with Arthur Levine

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 05:10 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have posted a new video online featuring a question and answer session with Arthur Levine. This is a short video, called "Meet Arthur," where the US editor of the Harry Potter books describes his job at Scholastic, and what he looks for when seekingContinued...

Radcliffe

Video Now Online from Dan Radcliffe, Richard Griffith Interview on "Charlie Rose" Show

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 03:13 PM

Last night actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) were guests on the acclaimed Charlie Rose show which is broadcast on PBS. Video of this fascinating interview where they discuss their play Equus and more is now online here. Enjoy!Continued...

HBP Film

WB Adds New Trailer to "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Website

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 12:16 PM

Not quite a week since fansites had the exclusive first look at the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but we have a quick update today to note that WB has now added the piece to the front of the HBP website. This trailer will be playing in front of TwilightContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast Looking for Editors

Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2008, 12:54 AM

Hey everyone: PotterCast is looking for some editors! Here's the rundown:

You need to be able to edit audio with multiple tracks (there are many programs with which to do this, like Soundtrack Pro; Audacity may be used but it is less desirable). You should have some ability in noise reduction (or at least a filterContinued...

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