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Slytherin Wins Inaugural Pottermore House Cup

Posted by: Mel
July 05, 2012, 07:27 PM

The shrewd Slytherin House has won the very first Pottermore House Cup!

Hufflepuff came in fourth place with 62,596,368 points, Ravenclaw came in third with 71,815,917 points, Gryffindor came in second with 74,069,919 points, and Slytherin won with 74,290,864 points.

The Pottermore Insider reports:

HP Cast

"Goblet of Fire" Actor Eric Sykes Dead at Age 89

Posted by: Mel
July 05, 2012, 07:15 PM

Eric Sykes, who portrayed Frank Bryce in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," passed away peacefully yesterday morning. BBC News reports:

"Eric Sykes, 89, star of TV, stage and films, died peacefully this morning after a short illness," said Norma Farnes. "His family were with him."

Sykes found fameContinued...


2012 Two Part Riddles Contest

Posted by: Mel
July 05, 2012, 07:06 PM

It's time for our fifth annual two part riddles contest. The rules have been slightly updated since last year so be sure to read carefully.

Part One will occur during the month of July. You are invited to submit a canon correct riddle that relates to a person, place or thing found in the Harry Potter books. The contestContinued...


Cover Art of "The Casual Vacancy" Revealed

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:30 AM

Update: New image from Amazon that shows the physical book below.

Little, Brown Book Group has released the cover art for J.K. Rowling's adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. You can view the cover art below or here. The company also provided more detail of the "audio reader and confirmed page extent":


Pottermore: Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:21 AM

Pottermore has announced the estimated release of Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese. The site stated:

The Harry Potter eBooks will be available in Japanese this summer - at the same time the Pottermore Shop will be launching in Japanese. Further announcements regarding the Shop opening date will be madeContinued...


Pottermore Poll: Quidditch Positions

Posted by: Catherine
July 03, 2012, 10:47 AM

Pottermore Insider has arranged a new poll for fans to vote for which Quidditch position they would play. The excerpt reads:

In Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry learns about the Bludgers, the Quaffle, the Golden Snitch, and the various positions on a Quidditch team. We’ve seenContinued...


Potted Potter Extends Off-Broadway Run Until September

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 02, 2012, 02:04 PM

Potted Potter, the off-Broadway Harry Potter parody show, has extended its run at the Little Shubert Theatre until September 2, 2012, according to

The show opened on June 3 and was originally scheduled to finish on August 12. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

In Potted Potter,Continued...


Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Coming Soon!

Posted by: Catherine
July 02, 2012, 11:58 AM

Tuesday 03 July
Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we're finalising artwork for Chapter Eight, The Deathday Party

Pottermore Insider sent out a news alert with an update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The post reads:
Over the past few weeks on the Continued...


First Picture of Alan Rickman in CBGB

Posted by: Catherine
July 01, 2012, 05:27 PM

The first pictures of Alan Rickman in the film CBGB have surfaced. 

The movie is currently in production in Savannah, Georgia. 

The pictures were taken on the set of the movie, and show Alan Rickman sporting a red, curly wig.

In the film, Rickman portrays CBGB founder, Hilly Kristal.

You can seeContinued...

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