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Winners of Halloween Harry Potter Costume Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
November 19, 2008, 12:34 AM

The winners of our October Harry Potter Halloween Contest have been chosen from many amazing entries and are ready to be announced.  Last month, we asked you to create a costume based on any character from the Harry Potter series.  Our Contest Crew has divided up the winnersContinued...


Emma Watson Lights Up Christmas 2008

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 03:43 PM

Emma Watson is lighting up Christmas again, this time in London, England. The Evening Leader reports the Hermione Granger actress turned on the Christmas tree lights today to mark the opening of the Somerset House Ice Rink. You can see early photos here via Wire Image via Rex and  here via WENNContinued...


First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...


Huge Sale at WB Harry Potter Shop including Tonner Dolls, Noble Collection and NECA Action Figures

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 09:27 AM

Calling all holiday shoppers! There is a major sale now underway at the official WB Harry Potter shop, where many, many items are now 50-75 % off regular price. Sales include many pieces from the Tonner Doll collection where items such as the HermioneContinued...


Dan Radcliffe to Appear on "Charlie Rose," "CBS Early Show" Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
November 17, 2008, 04:33 PM

Actor Dan Radcliffe is set to have a busy day tomorrow, as he is due to make two televised appearances. First up, between the hours of 8-30am, Dan will be a guest on the CBS Early Show.  Fans can also submit a question for Dan, which he will answer tomorrow, Tuesday NovemberContinued...

HBP Film

New Photo of Ginny and Harry from "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 17, 2008, 04:24 PM

Thanks to our Order partner for letting us know about a new photo they have, showing Ginny (Bonnie Wright) and Harry (Dan Radcliffe) at Slughorn's dinner party from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You can see that new photo hereContinued...


PotterCast 172.5: Bonus Episode - Reacting to the New Trailer

Posted by: Edward
November 17, 2008, 01:32 AM

If you haven't yet seen the brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer, click here to watch or check it out on our YouTube channel.  In this special mini-episode of PotterCast, Melissa, John, and Sue sit down moments after its release to discuss and dissect the latestContinued...


LeakyCon Proposal Submissions Open!

Posted by: Melissa
November 16, 2008, 08:19 PM

Today LeakyCon, our fan conference set for Boston, MA, next May (21-24), has opened submissions for presentations and programming.

If you have an idea on a topic of Harry Potter canon; an idea for a presentation on a character, theme, moral, or event from the series; a tutorial on a particular Harry Potter creation; or even your own personal,Continued...

HBP Film

New Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2008, 12:00 PM

WB has sent fan sites the links to a new Half-Blood Trailer, which will be live with Twilight NEXT Friday. Enjoy!

(A special reaction PotterCast is now on our feed; subscribers, please update. You can also watch it with trailer clips at our YouTube channel.)

You can now view this video in our video galleries.


J.K. Rowling

Extract of New Work by J.K. Rowling on the Forest Scene of "Deathly Hallows" for Prince Charles Birthday Book

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 03:36 PM

Several months ago, we told you that author J.K Rowling would be contributing to a new book honoring the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles for his 60th birthday. This book will benefit the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts charity.Continued...


Harry Potter Alliance STANDs Fast

Posted by: Melissa
November 13, 2008, 01:28 PM

On December 3, the HP Alliance is reopening its efforts for STANDFast, an activity in which participants give up a luxury item (like a Starbucks latte or a CD) and donate the money they save to help protect the Lily Potters of Darfur and the PotterWatch of Burma. About $10 can protect a whole family in BurmaContinued...


ABC Family To Air Harry Potter Weekend in December

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 09:49 AM

ABC Family is set to broadcast another special Harry Potter weekend movie marathon as part of their 25 Days of Christmas event December 5-7th. The cable station will broadcasting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Friday, December 5, with back to back showings of  Sorcerer's StoneContinued...


Evanesco! Harry Potter Books Often Stolen From Libraries in Scotland

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 08:44 AM

Several articles out today, detailing books that are frequently stolen from libraries in Scotland. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that topping the list are books from the Harry Potter series. "New figures reveal JK Rowling's works are not only the country's top sellers, butContinued...

Harry, A History

"Harry, A History" Makes New York Times Bestseller List

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2008, 06:02 PM

On Sunday, the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List will include Harry, A History. It will debut there at number 18 (a very lucky number in my, and many other people's, family).

It's tempting to say a lot right here. I'll save that for the website; for now, I'll just say thank you LeakyContinued...

Harry, A History

"We Are Wizards" Gets Theatrical NYC Run; Joint "Harry, A History"/WAW Event Friday

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2008, 03:14 PM

This Friday, November 14, we will have a special joint event at the Barnes & Noble in TriBeCa (97 Warren St, NY, click here for a map); it's a discussion and signing of Harry, A History, and a discussion with some of the cast and crew of We Are Wizards in celebrationContinued...

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