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James and Oliver Phelps to Attend Wizarding World Theme Park Opening

Posted by: Edward
December 18, 2009, 03:06 PM

As readers will recall, last week word came from an interview conducted by The Magazine in Canada with actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) that the pair will be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park currently under construction at Universal Orlando,Continued...

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince Debuts at Top of DVD and BluRay Sales Charts

Posted by: Edward
December 17, 2009, 10:20 PM

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD garnered the top spot in Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart this week with a total of $302 million in sales.  First week sales of the sixth Potter film came in above the such releasesContinued...


Rupert Grint in February Issue of Total Film Magzine

Posted by: Edward
December 17, 2009, 09:57 PM

At the request of Total Film Magazine, the scan of Mr. Grint featured in their February issues has been removed.

As TLC reported previously, the issue is set to feature the Harry Potter films at number eight of their "Franchise of the Decade" list.  If anyone can get scans of the featureContinued...

Video Games

New Feature on LEGO Harry Potter Video Game

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2009, 01:23 PM

The upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 game is featured in the new issue of Game Informer magazine and contains many new photos and information about the video game which is due out next year. In scans you can see here (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), we learn that you will play through each of the years separately (SS, CoS, PoA and GoF) but that you canContinued...


Amazon UK: Harry Potter on Top Selling Lists of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2009, 11:51 AM

Sales of Harry Potter items are in the news as UK Amazon has released several lists today of top sellers over the past decade. The Telegraph reports that in the Top Selling DVDs and Blu-rays of the decade for the online retailer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was number sixContinued...


Harry Potter: A Top Twitter Trend of 2009

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2009, 10:09 PM

Harry Potter has been on many minds of late, and is apparently the subject of many a tweet. Twitter, the communication system that lets you reach people around the world in 140 characters or less, has released their Top Trends for 2009. As noted in the Washington Post with the full list here, "Harry Potter"Continued...


Scholastic and a Decade of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2009, 12:19 PM

As the year draws to an end, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have a reminder for us today of the remarkable decade that was, and the amazing impact of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The sales figures are staggering, but as publisher Arthur A. Levine and VP of Scholastic remindsContinued...


Total Film: Harry Potter "Franchise of the Decade"

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2009, 10:59 AM

This week, Total Film magazine is releasing their newest issue with ten different covers as part of their special on best of the decade. Harry Potter will be featured on one of the covers (also here in our galleries) as "Franchise of the Decade." Coming in at number 8, the cover says about Harry Potter: "From page to screen, how Harry PotterContinued...


Welcome to Hogsmeade: Photo Update on Harry Potter Theme Park Construction

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2009, 06:53 AM

Construction continues at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction in Orlando, Florida and we have several new batches of photos to show you today, including our first look at the Hogsmeade village sign right here. This comes courtesy of OrlandoParknews,Continued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter Cast and Crew Interview Round Up for HBP DVD Release

Posted by: Edward
December 13, 2009, 10:40 PM

A slew of interviews with actors and producers from the Harry Potter films are now online in conjunction with the recent DVD release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  In the first of three articles from the Toronto Sun, Potter producer David Heyman comments on why the Half-BloodContinued...


Scans from One Day In the Life of Daniel Radcliffe Book Online

Posted by: Edward
December 13, 2009, 09:02 PM

A series of high res scans are now online from the upcoming photographic book of actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) by  photographer Tim Hailand, One Day In the Life of Daniel Radcliffe.  Available to view right here in our Image Galleries, the photos published in OK MagazineContinued...

HP Cast

Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright to Attend Harry Potter Theme Park in May

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2009, 03:50 PM

The December issue of The Magazine from Canada contains new interviews with Tom Felton (Draco), Bonnie Wright (Ginny), James and Oliver Phelps (Gred & Forge), Jessie Cave (Lavender) and Dave Legeno (Fenrir) as part of the promotion for the Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...


Fan Feature: A Gingerbread Office for Dumbledore

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2009, 10:41 AM

During the holidays we often see many types of gingerbread houses as decorations, however today we thought you might enjoy a fun look at another gingerbread creation, Harry Potter style. Thanks much to TLC reader Brittany who made this very cool gingerbread Dumbledore's office, complete with SortingContinued...

J.K. Rowling

The Times: J.K. Rowling a Top Person of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2009, 09:40 AM

The Times newspaper has an article now online listing what they call the "Top 50 People of the Decade." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is among those listed in the top ten (US President Barack Obama holds the number one spot). You can now see a high res scan here. Of our favorite author, the newspaperContinued...


PotterCast Call for Holiday Filks

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2009, 08:45 AM

To help us celebrate a very Harry holiday, PotterCast is issuing a call for new holiday Filks this year. Your creative renditions of holiday music with a decidedly Harry Potter twist are most welcome! If you are so inclined, we encourage you to please mail your recordings to by next Sunday,Continued...

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