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Magge Smith Diagnosed with Cancer; Prognosis "looks good"

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2008, 06:04 PM

The Telegraph has reported today that Dame Maggie Smith, known to Potter film fans as Prof. McGonagall, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had a tumor removed and has undergone a course of chemotherapy; the prognosis “looks good,” a friend of hers told the paper.

EveryoneContinued...

Film Awards

Emma Watson to Attend, Present at Empire Awards

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2008, 12:32 PM

Actress Emma Watson has updated her website with a diary entry noting she will be attending the Empire Magazine Awards this Sunday. The actress, who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, says she is also going to be presenting an award, and she hopes it will be “a good night forContinued...

Wizard Rock

Wizard Rock Winners Include Two Songs from "Jingle Spells"

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2008, 12:54 AM

Wizrocklopedia has now announced the winners of their People’s Choice Awards, which included two songs found on Jingle Spells, our Get a Clue Charity Fundraiser Holiday CD. Selected as “Best Holiday Song” was “Christmas with the Weasleys” by The Remus Lupins (alsoContinued...

Charity

Thompson, Grint, and Watson Donate Clothes for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2008, 10:46 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films have donated pieces of clothing to a new charity auction, where proceeds will help the deafblind. Among those who have donated to the Sense charity auction currently open on eBay, are: Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), who donated this autographedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Continues Fight to Help Orphans in Eastern Europe (Updated)

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2008, 12:46 PM

Previously we have reported on efforts made by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to help raise awareness and change regarding the plight of orphaned children in Eastern European countries. A founder of the Children’s High Level Group and active with the Children’s Voice campaignContinued...

Wrockstock 2008 Registration Opens

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 09:34 PM

Calling all Wizarding rock fans! Wrockstock 2008, a weekend full of Wizard rock music will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd-26th. Wrockstock is a fund raising event to help benefit the Harry Potter Alliance and will be held at thee YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO. Featuring 13 popular Wizarding Rock groupsContinued...

Harry Potter 2008 Conferences Updates: Terminus, Convention Alley, Portus and More

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2008, 03:46 AM

With a new year comes a new series of Harry Potter conferences, and we have some updates on the following events due to be held in 2008.

Terminus, the Harry Potter conference to be held August 7- 11th in Chicago, Illinois, has now announced a unique fandom challengeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Set of Harry Potter Books Sells at Auction to Benefit Scottish Rugby Club

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 07:40 PM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling had donated an entire set of autographed copies of the Harry Potter series for auction to benefit a Scottish Rugby Club. That auction took place today in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the set selling for £6,960. Thanks to STVContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates Books for Auction to Help Scottish Rugby Club

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2008, 02:07 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has donated a complete set of autographed Harry Potter novels to an auction that will benefit a local Scottish Rugby club. Jo donated the books for an auction that will benefit Portobello Rugby Club of Edinburgh, Scotland. The BBC reports this club was destroyedContinued...

Charity

Radcliffe, Fry Donate Glasses to Holocaust Memorial Event

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2008, 02:25 PM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and UK Harry Potter audio book narrator Stephen Fry have donated their glasses to a project being held as part of Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. This is North Scotland reports that they donated their eye wear for an exhibit that reflects this strikingContinued...

Charity

Jingle Spells on iTunes, Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2007, 07:45 PM

Jingle Spells, this year’s Get a Clue charity item which has raised MORE THAN $30,000 FOR BOOK AID (we’re a little excited by that, can you tell?) is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com, for digital download. It will remain available there forevermore, so if you didn’t manage to get a copy,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Jo Rowling Updates Site, Gives Fan Site Award to the HP Alliance

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2007, 06:05 PM

The latest update to JKRowling.com includes info about her reaction to the sale of Beedle the Bard to Amazon, an explanation of the meaning of "The Scottish Book," as she used the term on PotterCast, and the thing that has made us all most proud today, and for which we want to extendContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"The Tale of the Three Brothers" Review Now Online at Amazon.com

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2007, 01:15 AM

The final review from the special "Tales of Beedle the Bard" book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is now online at Amazon.com. This review focuses on the key "The Tale of the Three Brothers" which features in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Please note this review is detailedContinued...

Books

Behold the Tale of Babbity Rabbity!

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 01:35 AM

Ron Weasley would like this news as Amazon.com has now updated with their review of “Babbity Rabbity and her Cackling Stump,” which you can read here. Be sure to check the www.amazon.com/beedlebard link for additional photos of the “Tales of Beedle the Bard,” and earlier reviews from theContinued...

Books

"The Warlock's Hairy Heart" Review Online from "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2007, 07:32 PM

The third of the reviews from “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” is now online at Amazon.com. This installment focuses on “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” and you can read (SPOILERS AHOY!) this overview containing much of the plot via this link. Amazon.com hasContinued...