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Patrick Doyle to Host Screening of "Goblet of Fire" Here in US

Posted by: sue
February 08, 2009, 09:47 AM

Acclaimed Scottish film composer Patrick Doyle will be hosting a special screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire here in the US at Syracuse University in New York. According to the University, this free event will take place this week on Tuesday, February 10th, and will be followedContinued...


Photos of New Harry Potter Dolls From Tonner

Posted by: sue
February 08, 2009, 09:29 AM

Several weeks ago we told you about the new dolls from Tonner, which include a Bellatrix and a Dumbledore figure. These dolls are currently on display at the New York Comic Con, and you can see new photos of them here via

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"Goblet of Fire" Sorting Opens in Lily and Stag Inn

Posted by: Edward
February 07, 2009, 11:54 AM

The Lily and Stag Inn, hosts of our fun and intimate reading group discussions of the Harry Potter books, has opened up sorting for their upcoming reading of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Located in the Leaky Lounge, our Harry Potter reading group offers its members a unique, family-likeContinued...

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New "Half-Blood Prince" Preview Special Running at Regal Theaters

Posted by: sue
February 07, 2009, 08:20 AM

At select Regal theaters, a preview special is airing, featuring new footage, clips and interviews with the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. According to the report, new are interviews with the Trio of Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert GrintContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Begin Filming in Two Weeks

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Posted by: sue
February 06, 2009, 02:23 PM

As a follow to the article below, the BBC is now reporting additional information on main filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. With the set now reopened following the accident with a stunt person, a spokesman for WB said of the upcoming Harry Potter filming:

"We haveContinued...

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Harry Potter Set at Leavesden Open Again After Stunt Accident

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Posted by: sue
February 06, 2009, 12:03 PM

The set where the Harry Potter films are made at Leavesden Studios in London, England has now reopened following an investigation into an accident involving a stuntman preparing for work on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we reported previously, this accident tookContinued...

Book Awards

Harry Potter Books Nominated at Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2009, 11:39 AM

It's Harry vs Edward again as the nominations for the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards were made this morning. The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling were nominated in the "Favorite Book" category yet again, along with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of aContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Most Borrowed Book from UK Libraries

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 11:39 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the most borrowed book in the UK, according to new figures released from the Public Lending Right Agency.  The Bookseller reports that the Seventh Book in author J. K. Rowling's series has been borrowed a total of 108,775 times from libraries in theContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 11:01 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated for February 6th to wish Arthur Weasley a Happy Birthday.  Cheers to you, Arthur!


Live PotterCast Recording at 7:30 EST

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2009, 05:57 PM

Come and talk about the poster with us! (Short notice, we know, but last week's was a little bit, oh, insane.)

The show will start at 7:30 although you can expect activity at our UStream Channel earlier.

You MUST be a member to chat. Sign up at UStream. We will be taking questions from the chat and phone calls;Continued...


First Posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Released

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2009, 12:10 PM

The first posters posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have now been officially released. The first one (courtesy Yahoo) shows a closeup of Harry, with Dumbledore reflected in his glasses.  A second one from MSN, seen here in our galleries,  shows more of Harry,Continued...


PotterCast 183: Accio Nerdfighters!

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 08:38 AM

The 183rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online and just got a whole lot nerdier!  This week, the PotterCasters are joined by none other than Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green for a live show which features a ninety minute discussion on a number of topics including: Harry Potter, BrotherhoodContinued...

Celebs on HP

Stephen King Comments on JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 07:52 PM

Scores of readers let us know about a new interview with acclaimed author Stephen King, who has made some new comments regarding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. Speaking with USA Weekend, Mr. King compared the two authors and had some blunt things to say about the TwilightContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling, Knight of the French Realm (Updated)

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 01:08 PM

UPDATE 4: Video of J.K. Rowling at the award ceremony  is now online here via our galleries.

As reported yesterday, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been awarded the prestigious Legion of Honor from France. Very early reports from the AP say that at "a ceremony in a gilded hall in the Elysee presidentialContinued...


Preview of PotterCast 183: Accio Nerdfighters

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2009, 11:15 AM

John and Frak have whipped up a little preview of the hilarity coming when we release PotterCast 183: "Accio Nerdfighters," our live show with John and Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers, later this week. Stay tuned, but first:

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