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Olympic Quidditch Jerseys Available

Posted by: Catherine
May 29, 2012, 08:36 PM

The International Quidditch Association has released official team jerseys for the 2012 Summer Quidditch Olympic Games. The jerseys are designed by IQA and manufactured by Quiyk. There are four team jerseys available for sale: United States, United Kingdom, France, and Australia. Each team jersey is $49.99.Continued...

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Best Hero: New MTV Movie Awards Catagory

Posted by: Catherine
May 29, 2012, 01:22 PM

Best Hero has been recently added as a new catagory on the MTV Movie Award voting site. Harry Potter is nominated for this award along side Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger), Thor (Thor), and Jenko (21 Jump Street). In order to vote for Harry as theContinued...

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Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Update

Posted by: Catherine
May 28, 2012, 01:54 PM

Pottermore recently tweeted an update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The tweet read:


@ pottermore : Chamber of Secrets update: this week we're recording audio for the Moments

Pottermore insider gave more details on this porgress of Chamber of Secrets, stating:

ChamberContinued...

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New Harry Potter Kinect Video Game

Posted by: Catherine
May 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

Warner Bros. and Interactive Entertainment plan to release a Harry Potter game for xBox360's interactive Kinect. The new Harry Potter game will encompas all eight movies/seven books of Harry's journey. For the first time, players can join Harry in his quest to defeat Voldemort by playing different characters.Continued...

Movies

Another Look at the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection Box Set

Posted by: Mel
May 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

The Facebook for the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set has been updated to show a closer look at what the outside of the box set will look like, as well as showing what the cover for the "Goblet of Fire" DVD will look like. Warner Bros. had previously released covers for the firstContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Round-Up

Posted by: Mel
May 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

We have quite a few pieces of news regarding some of the Harry Potter actors, so let's dive right in and see what everyone is up to!


As previously reported, Bonnie Wright attended the Cannes Film Festival to show her short film "Separate We Come, Separate We Go," which stars David Thewlis (Remus Lupin). We now have picturesContinued...

Companion Books

Hogwarts Library Boxed Set: First Info and Look from Bloomsbury

Posted by: Edward
May 23, 2012, 05:02 PM

Bloomsbury, this morning, confirmed and released the first look at the Hogwarts Library Boxed Set we first learned about yesterday.  The books will be hardcover editions on the three previously published Hogwarts school books, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "QuidditchContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury: Counting on "Three-Book Set" Relating to Harry Potter This Year

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:55 PM

Harry Potter book publisher Bloomsbury made mention in a recent Reuters report regarding its yearly profits, that "[I]t was counting on a new Rowling three-book box set tied into the Potter series, and a non-fiction account of spies in World War II to support sales in theContinued...

JKRowling.com

JKRowling.com Update: No Plans to Publish Harry Potter Encyclopedia

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:39 PM

In an update on J. K. Rowling's website, the author makes quite clear that plans to publish a physical copy of a Harry Potter Encyclopaedia are not on the horizon.  The entry, updated May 2012, reads:

What about the Harry Potter Encyclopaedia?
Updated May 2012
I have been enjoyingContinued...

Wright

Bonnie Wright Interviewed at Cannes Film Festival

Posted by: Mel
May 21, 2012, 07:10 PM

Bonnie Wright, who was recently at the Cannes Film Festival to show her short film "Separate We Come, Separate We Go," has been interviewed about the film:

Wright has made her own short film, shown here in Cannes, on a budget of just £5,000.

Not only that, but part of the funding was provided byContinued...

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Rupert Grint to star in "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman"

Posted by: Catherine
May 20, 2012, 10:35 PM

Rupert Grint has been listed in the cast of a new movie called The Necessay Death of Charlie Countryman. According to ScreenDaily Grint will be acting along side Trasnformers star, Shia LaBeouf. The movie has been in production in Berlin, and will be starting a portion of productionContinued...

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Tom Felton Answers Fans' Questions on MSN

Posted by: Catherine
May 20, 2012, 10:06 PM

MSN has released a video of Tom Felton answering the questions of fans around the world. The MSN interview asked fans' questions from notecards and added some of her own. Felton answered questions about his favorite Harry Potter creature, his audition for the role as Ron Weasley, and his "boy-crush" onContinued...

Charity

"Tamperines" Created by Harry Potter Actors Now on E-Bay

Posted by: Mel
May 18, 2012, 07:10 PM

As readers may recall, several Harry Potter actors contributed "tamperines" to the Sound It Out charity. These tamperines are currently up for auction on e-bay. You can find links to the tamperines below:

Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe Confirmed for "A Young Doctor's Notebook" Miniseries

Posted by: Mel
May 17, 2012, 06:55 PM

The rumor that surfaced a little over a week ago about Dan Radcliffe playing a doctor in an upcoming UK miniseries has turned out to be true. Radcliffe will be starring opposite Mad Men's Jon Hamm in "A Young Doctor's Notebook," a four part miniseries:

Jon Hamm and Daniel RadcliffeContinued...

Books

Scholars Congregate in Scotland to Discuss Literary Merits of Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 17, 2012, 10:50 AM

According to BBC News, a group of more than 60 scholars have congregated at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to discuss the literary merits of the Harry Potter series over the next two days.

The conference, entitled "A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading HarryContinued...

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