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Tom Felton on the Bullying of Draco by Lucius and More

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 08:23 AM

The new issue of Mexico's "Cinemania" magazine has a feature on Half-Blood Prince that contains an interview with several of the cast and crew. Courtesy of our friends at Harrypotterla, scans are available here, with the translation here. Of interest are comments by actor Tom Felton on hisContinued...


More on Ride Inside Hogwarts Castle at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 07:09 AM

The Orlando Sentinel has an article online today, with more details on the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently being built in Orlando, Florida. Readers will recall we've posted before regarding rumors and reports of a possibleContinued...


Live PotterCast in Chicago TOMORROW

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2009, 02:43 AM

So many of you have been asking for the details, so here they are:

The PCLupinWillow stop in Chicago will be at 2pm tomorrow here:

Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake Street

Oak Park, IL 60301

(Click here for map)

Go there for a live PotterCast and show by the Remus Lupins and the Whomping Willows. 


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National Geographic Kids Feature on Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 08:55 PM

The new issue of National Geographic Kids magazine contains a behind the scenes feature on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with scans now available here in our galleries.  While none of the photos are new, there are fun facts for kids contained in the magazine. Some of these factsContinued...

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Reminder: Radcliffe and Grint Rove Live Appearance This Weekend

Posted by: Edward
July 04, 2009, 07:06 PM

As readers will recall, actors from the Harry Potter series were slated to appear on the Rove program on Australian television network Ten this weekend.  As the official Rove website now indicates, actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) are scheduledContinued...


Confirmed: Rupert Grint Recovering Just Fine from Mild Bout of Swine Flu

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 06:05 PM

The BBC is reporting that actor Rupert Grint is on the road to recovery after suffering a "mild bout" of Swine Flu. His publicist told BBC that Rupert took a few days off from filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but is back to work and will join the cast for theContinued...

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Scholastic Store in NYC to Host Deathly Hallows Paperback Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 04:13 PM

As readers will recall on Tuesday, July 7th, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, will at long last release a paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As part of the event, the main Scholastic Store in Soho, New York City will be the siteContinued...

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More Half-Blood Prince Reviews: Guardian Three Stars out of Five, More

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 03:57 PM

Over the past few weeks, screenings for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Place for the press have taken place world wide. A few more early reviews are beginning to trickle online, with articles from the Guardian and UK tabloid the Sun now online.

The Sun gives glowing, while sometimesContinued...

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Voting Now Open on Half-Blood Prince Potions Making Youtube Videos

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 01:35 PM

Previously we told you about the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Potions Making Contest on YouTubeAt this link, click on the tab that reads "Vote" and you can give thumbs up or thumbs down to the selected submissions. Good luck to all the contestants!

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HBO First Look at HBP: New Snape and Unbreakable Vow, Comedy Quidditch More

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 01:08 PM

Just when you think we can't possibly get any more excited for the new Harry Potter film, comes a real treat as seen in the new HBP "First Look" at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. NOTE: SPOILERS GALORE New funny moments with Ron, Lavender, Slughorn and more can beContinued...

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JK Rowling Contributes to New Kids' Night In Three Book for Charity Due Out in October

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 12:47 PM

Author J.K. Rowling has contributed a new piece to a book for charity that will be out in October of this year. As noted on the official website of author Jessica Adams, Jo has donated a piece that will be included in  the new Kids' Night In Three. JessicaContinued...


LA Times Feature on Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 08:35 AM

As promised the Hero Blog in the LA Times has now released their interview of actor Dan Radcliffe as part of their continuing series of pieces counting down until the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Here in this article, Dan recalls a story on his mother who saw her son in the character of HarryContinued...


PotterCast 198 3/4: "Pigfarts!"

Posted by: Melissa
July 04, 2009, 06:08 AM

As promised, tonight PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, brings you a quick inteview with the creators of the formerly named "HP, the Musical," a Harry Potter spoof that quickly became a Harry Potter fandom craze. In this 45-minute interview meet writers Nick Lang, Brian Holden and Darren Criss (who also plays HarryContinued...

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Library Scene with Romilda Vane in Half-Blood Prince Aired Tonight

Posted by: sue
July 03, 2009, 10:03 PM

As part of Emma Watson's guest appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on the BBC, a new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As seen via this link, you can see the scene in the Hogwarts library with Hermione and Harry (Dan Radcliffe) where we learn about RomildaContinued...


Emma Watson Confirms Scene Filmed for Interactive Ride at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 03, 2009, 09:56 PM

The rumors have been swirling for months, but now it's confirmed: a piece of film involving actress Emma Watson will be shown to fans as part of an interactive ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction now under construction in Orlando,Continued...

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