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Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time,Continued...


Report: LEGO to Relaunch Harry Potter Toys, Update on New Video Game

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 10:35 PM

Some exciting news tonight as a new report is online regarding the much beloved Harry Potter LEGO line. Readers will recall that earlier this year we learned indeed there will be a brand new LEGO Harry Potter video game due out next spring. Arthur Parson of TT Games, makers of theContinued...

HBP Film

Covers for UK Half-Blood Prince DVDs Now Online

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 10:32 PM has now updated their website with cover art of the UK editions of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVDs. You can see the standard DVD cover here featuring the main poster of Dumbledore with the Trio, and the Blu-Ray here featuring the closeup of Harry. Also shown is temporary artworkContinued...


New Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Coming This Month

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 03:36 PM

There is some good news today regarding the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that in a few weeks on September 15th, fans will learn much more on the widely anticipated newContinued...

HBP Film

Rising Sun Feature: Video Effects Used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 01:02 PM

Over the years we've brought you news from some of the companies who work on the Harry Potter films, notably the companies who create special effects seen in the movies. One such company, Rising Sun has provided another look at the work they've done for the movies, this time for Harry PotterContinued...


"One Day in the Life" of Dan Radcliffe Available for Pre-order

Posted by: Melissa
September 03, 2009, 12:44 PM

One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe, the new book by photographic artist Tim Hailand, may now be pre-ordered at the book's Web site, The book is $29.95 and consists of 50 black and white and color images taken of Daniel Radcliffe taken while performing in hisContinued...


Albus Severus Meets Peeves Contest for September

Posted by: Edward
September 03, 2009, 10:47 AM

For the month of September, we have a brand new contest to bring you involving young Albus Severus and the legendary Hogwarts poltergeist, Peeves.  This contest has you put yourself into young Albus' shoes as he meets Peeves for the first time at Hogwarts, and create an original 500-word orContinued...


PotterCast 203: Potter Got Smarter

Posted by: Edward
September 02, 2009, 09:52 PM

The 203rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for this week with the debut of Potter Pundits, a new segment featuring a scholarly, yet entertaining, look at themes and symbolism in the Harry Potter novels.  Sue's News kicks off this episode with the rundown on the latest inContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Extended Edition of Chamber of Secrets on DVD Now Confirmed

Posted by: sue
September 02, 2009, 04:11 PM

A quick follow today regarding extended editions of the Harry Potter films coming to DVD. Rope of Silicon is now reporting that an extended edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. This follows earlier news thatContinued...


Create Your Own House Scarf for September Craft Along

Posted by: Edward
September 01, 2009, 11:03 AM

It is September 1st, which means young witches and wizards are setting forth from Platform 9 3/4 on their journey to Hogwarts for the start of the new school year.  Our Crafty Witches have chosen this occasion to inspire their September Craft Along, which involves crafting your very own HogwartsContinued...


Wizard Rock News: Wrockstock Announces Lineup

Posted by: sue
September 01, 2009, 09:08 AM

Attention Wizard Rock fans! There will be a third Wrockstock this year, where many wizard bands and fans gather in Missouri for a weekend of Harry Potter inspired music and fun. Taking place November 6-9th, Wrockstock has now released their lineup as follows:

Friday, November 6th
8pm The MoaningContinued...

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