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New WB Contest to Win Trip to Set of Deathly Hallows, WB Widget, Shop Wishlist

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 11:39 PM

Warner Bros have now opened a new contest to win a trip to London and tour the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Hogwarts Holiday contest, open to residents of the US to people 13 years and older, runs now until December 31, with the winner announced onContinued...


Video of First New Half-Blood Prince Preview from ABC Family Harry Potter Weekend

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 11:09 PM

As we told you previously, there were to be new preview footage and cast interviews broadcast this weekend on ABC Family. We now have the first new clips available here in our video galleries.
In the footage we see short new interviews with actors Dan Radcliffe, RupertContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Hagrid

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2008, 07:04 PM

It's time to dust off our tankard-sized goblets and toast one Rubeus Hagrid, for the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated for December 6th to wish the Hogwarts Professor and Gamekeeper a happy birthday.  Here's to you, Hagrid.  Cheers!


Beedle the Bard Book Club Opens in Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2008, 01:32 PM

Our Leaky Lounge has opened up a brand new book club today, just in time for the publication of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.  The Beedle the Bard Book Club will be the center for fresh discussion of the fairy tales during the month of December before becoming partContinued...


Reminder: Beedle Party Tonight in NYC!

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2008, 10:28 AM

Quick reminder: We hope to see you tonight at our live PotterCast, in celebration of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It is at:

Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street, NYC
6pm to 8pm

This will be our first live audience discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Cheryl Klein, continuity editor of the Harry PotterContinued...


JKR at Beedle Release: Locations in Harry Potter Book Not Based on Real Places

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 08:18 AM

We have a couple more details (thanks to an email from an attendee) on topics discussed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling yesterday at the release party for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In response to a question at the event yesterday in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jo saidContinued...


Alan Rickman to Film Deathly Hallows Scenes in Late 2009

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 08:02 AM

Actor Alan Rickman has given a new interview to SCI-FI Wire where he discusses his filming schedule in his role as Severus Snape for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the interview he says he will be filming late in 2009, mentioning working with Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) forContinued...


USA Today Previews GoF Deleted Scenes on ABC Family, New Interviews with David Heyman on Deathly Hallows

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 12:53 AM

The USA Today has posted a preview of the upcoming Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. During this weekend, the cable channel will be airing ten extra minutes deleted from the theatrical edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. PotterContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: RDR Books Withdraws Appeal

Posted by: Edward
December 04, 2008, 04:45 PM

An update comes today regarding the ongoing JKR/WB vs. RDR Books trial.  Publisher RDR Books voluntarily withdrew its appeal in the RDR Books vs. WB/JKR case concerning the publication of an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia.  The publisher is working on releasing a version ofContinued...


Report and Photos from JK Rowling's Beedle the Bard Release Party in Scotland

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 03:56 PM

The first images and reports from the special party held in Edinburgh, Scotland by author J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now online. You can see early images here via Getty, while Reuters has some details from a question and answer sessionContinued...


Friday NYC Beedle Party Details: Cheryl Klein, Grandpre Artwork, Giveaway, and More!

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2008, 10:56 AM

We have more details for you about Friday's live PotterCast, the first live discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the latest Harry Potter-related book. It is at 6-8 p.m. at Books of Wonder in NYC.

We are happy to announce that Cheryl Klein, continuity editor ofContinued...


The Tales of Beedle the Bard Now Available, Early Reviews of New Printed Book Now Online

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 08:12 AM

Behold, the Bard! The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has now officially be released! Last night, some fans were able to attend special midnight release parties, such as those in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scotsman reports that while theContinued...


Arthur Levine Reads "Fountain of Fair Fortune" from "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 12:11 AM

As promised, Scholastic has now released video of Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels,  reading from his handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. In the video which you can see here, ArthurContinued...


New Interview with JK Rowling's First Editor Barry Cunningham

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 PM

A second handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was unveiled today in Edinburgh, Scotland, this belonging to J.K. Rowling's first editor Barry Cunningham. This copy will be on display at the National Library of Scotland, site of a launch day tea party event being held tomorrow.Continued...

Companion Books

Wrapup Video from Today's Beedle Event

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 10:39 PM

In our video galleries, and embedded below, is a short wrapup of the conference and events at today's Beedle the Bard unveiling at the New York Public Library, featuring a very invested and enthusiastic Arthur Levine (co-editor of the HP books).

That embedded video comes from our PotterCast YouTube channelContinued...

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