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Conventions

Infinitus Issues Call for Proposals

Posted by: sue
October 24, 2009, 01:33 PM

An update today from Infinitus, the Harry Potter symposium being held next year in Orlando, Florida. There is now a call for proposals for the convention, seeking "presentations, papers, moderated panels, and workshops on any topic relating to the Harry Potter novels and/or the fan community." The HPEF alsoContinued...

Fans

Live Today: Wizards Wrock for Equality

Posted by: sue
October 24, 2009, 09:18 AM

UPDATE: As just announced, unfortunately John Green is unable to attend as he is a bit under the weather.

Today will see the Harry Potter Alliance in action as they host a  Wizards Wrock for Equality day. As noted previously, this event centers around Maine's Nov. 3 marriageContinued...

DH Film

Spoiler Alert: Report and Photos from Weasley Wedding in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 09:30 PM

Hang on everyone, there is a new report and photos online tonight detailing filming and the scene of Bill and Fleur's wedding from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Found at OhNoTheyDidnt via HP4U, the following link will take you toContinued...

J.K. Rowling

MTV Previews JK Rowling "Female Force" Comic Book

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 02:09 PM

Several times now we've reported on the new comic book (unauthorized) regarding the biography of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is due later this year or in early January.  Thanks to MTV  we can now see six pages of the "Female Force" comic, including pages andContinued...

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince Wins Two Spike TV Scream Awards

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 02:08 PM

Last September we told you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been nominated several times at the annual SPIKE TV Scream awards. Those awards have been presented, with the sixth Harry Potter film a winner in two categories. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was named "Best EnsembleContinued...

Fans

Quidditch World Cup to be Broadcast Live on Net from Middlebury College

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 11:27 AM

Earlier this month, we told you that the third annual intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup would be taking place this weekend at Middlebury College in Vermont. There is exciting news for fans all over the world as word is the event will now be livestreamed on the net via thisContinued...

WB Shop

Product Watch: New Flourish & Blotts Tote Bag, Sale Continues at WBShop.com

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 08:03 AM

Harry Potter product watch continues today with word of a brand new Flourish and Blotts Tote bag (photo here, closeup here)  that is now available via WBshop.com. The bag, bearing the label of the famous Diagon Alley bookstore, has a zippered top and inside smaller zipContinued...

Movies

Report from Harry Potter, the Exhibition in Boston

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2009, 05:39 PM

As noted previously, Harry Potter, the Exhibition opens this weekend at the Museum of Science in Boston, Mass. The exhibition will open wide Sunday, October 25th and run through Sunday, February 21, 2010 with ticket information available at this link. As a follow to our post below containing manyContinued...

DH Film

Audio Interview from Boston: Matt Lewis on Filming as Neville for Deathly Hallows and More

DH Film
Posted by: sue
October 22, 2009, 03:29 PM

Some exciting news today out of Boston, where our own Melissa Anelli is attending press day for the opening of Harry Potter, the Exhibition in Boston. As reported previously Matt Lewis is at the event, and our Melissa brings word that Matt will begin filming scenes forContinued...

Grint

Rupert Grint Movie News: Updates on Wild Target and Cherrybomb

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2009, 01:43 PM

Quick update today regarding two new films starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). First, thanks to our Order partner RupertGrint.net we now know that Wild Target will be seen by international audiences thanks to a new distributor. Screendaily.com reports "Protagonist Pictures has taken internationalContinued...

Harry, A History

"Harry, A History" Discussion Tomorrow in Fairfax, Virginia

Harry, A History
Posted by: sue
October 22, 2009, 12:26 PM

Calling Harry Potter fans in the DC area! There will be a discussion about the phenomenal world of Harry Potter and the series by J.K. Rowling tomorrow in Fairfax, Virginia. Featuring TLC's own Melissa Anelli, author of "Harry, A History," the event will take place at 7:00pm (Eastern) tomorrowContinued...

DH Film

Bill Nighy and Shredding the Secrets of the Ministry of Magic

DH Film
Posted by: sue
October 21, 2009, 06:47 AM

The always engaging Bill Nighy has given a new interview where he joked about the measures surrounding the script for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In humorous remarks, Bill Nighy, who will be portraying Ministry of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour said "that he had to shred hisContinued...

Lewis

Matt Lewis to take Part in Press Roundtable for Boston Harry Potter Exhibition Kickoff

Posted by: sue
October 21, 2009, 06:38 AM

Back in July, we first told you Boston would be the next stop for Harry Potter, the Exhibition which is traveling to various cities here in the US and world wide.  Now set to open this weekend in Boston, Mass, WB is providing press day again for many fanContinued...

HBP Film

Three Nominations for Half-Blood Prince Film at People's Choice Awards

Posted by: Edward
October 20, 2009, 06:26 PM

Nominations for the 2010 People's Choice Awards have been announced and include a number of nods for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  The sixth Potter film was nominated in the "Favorite Movie" category against such other films as Star Trek, Angels andContinued...

Books

Follow Up: Science of Harry Potter's World Display Now a Traveling Exhibition

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2009, 09:25 AM

Back in 2008, TLC first told you of a special Harry Potter display, called Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine which "explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizardsContinued...

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