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Wizard Rock the Vote

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2008, 12:30 AM

The HP Alliance, in coordination with the wizard rock community, has just unveiled its newest effort, “Wizard Rock the Vote,” a nationwide (that is, United States-wide) event to get as many Potter fans registered to vote in this November’s election as possible.

To remember why it matters look only to J.K.Continued...


Harry Potter Conference Updates: Terminus, Portus, Accio 2008 and Convention Alley News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2008, 09:52 PM

Now that June is here, time is quickly approaching for a host of Harry Potter conferences set for this summer. Here is the latest from the upcoming events in the nearing days ahead.

Convention Alley: Due to begin next week on June 19, Convention Alley now has DayContinued...


Live PotterCast Friday in Florida, with HP Actors

Posted by: Melissa
May 19, 2008, 06:07 PM

Attention Florida residents, or those visiting the area: There will be a live PotterCast this friday featuring actors from the HP films as they attend Florida SuperCon, a comics/sci-fi/fantasy convention in Weston, Fl.

The podcast will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Hyatt RegencyContinued...

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Forty NYC Public Schools Represented at NY "Open Book Tour" Stop

Posted by: Melissa
September 04, 2007, 04:52 PM

U.S. publishers Scholastic announced today it will invite that 1,600 children from 40 New York City public schools to Carnegie Hall on Oct. 19 to see J.K. Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Scholastic Chairman, PresidentContinued...

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Seeking International Partiers

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2007, 02:48 PM

Hey: We have a request for a quick call to our international audience today. If you are going to or organizing a midnight book release party in any of the following locations, would you please send an email to me at melissa@the-leaky-cauldron.org? We promise it’s for a good reason. Thanks so much!

Here areContinued...

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Australian Publishers Allen and Unwin Open JKR 'Midnight Signing' Competition

Posted by: Edward
June 20, 2007, 01:30 AM

Along with US and UK Harry Potter publishers Scholastic and Bloomsbury, Allen and Unwin, who publish the series in Australia, have opened their ‘J. K. Rowling and the Midnight Signing’ contest. Similar to the US and UK contests we previously told you about,Continued...

Salon.com Features New Report on Phoenix Rising

Posted by: Edward
June 01, 2007, 04:51 PM

Online publication Salon.com has a new report online, chronicling the Harry Potter conference that took place in New Orleans last month. "Potterpalooza" gives us an in depth look inside the event with interviews and insights from many who attended Phoenix Rising. Among the many things theContinued...


PotterCast 90 is Live from New Orleans!

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2007, 08:45 PM

Right on time! :cough: Our special live-from-Phoenix-Rising edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now available for download! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. What's in store?
This show took place onContinued...

Fans Gather at Phoenix Rising for "Harry's Last Dance"

Posted by: Edward
May 27, 2007, 08:58 PM

The St. Petersburg Times has an extensive piece about Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter conference that took place last week in New Orleans. They are reporting that the event "drew about 1,000 participants to New Orleans" and throughout the weekend, people dressed in wizard attire tookContinued...


Reminder: "Sonorous " Approaching Soon

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2007, 07:06 PM

A reminder tonight for those who may still be considering attending "Sonorous," the one day Harry Potter gathering being held in Lancaster, California Saturday, June 9. As we told you previously, the event will include a special dinner and feature two speakers, Steve Vander Ark of our Floo partner,Continued...

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Contest Information to Hear JKR Read from "Deathly Hallows" Plus New HP Site from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:43 AM

As a follow up to the big news that author J.K. Rowling will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the release of the novel midnight July 21 at the Natural History Museum in London, England, UK publishers Bloomsbury US publishers Scholastic,Continued...

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J.K. Rowling to Sign Copies of "Deathly Hallows" in London July 21

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:29 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website with news regarding a book signing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. Our favorite author has announced a new contest for fans to attend this moonlight signing of copies of the last Harry Potter book the night of the release whereContinued...

Phoenix Rising Conference Showcased in New Article

Posted by: Edward
May 23, 2007, 12:10 AM

MTV.com has an article online covering Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter conference that took place this past weekend in New Orleans. Fans came from around the country to experience the panels, Masquerade Ball, wizard rock and even live Quidditch games that took place beside the Mississippi River.Continued...


Harry Potter Conventions Updates

Posted by: sue
March 31, 2007, 10:56 AM

We have a few updates to tell you about regarding a few of the many Harry Potter conferences and conventions due to take place in the next few years.
First, Portus 2008, the Harry Potter Symposium set for Dallas, Texas next year has now launched their website. Brought to you by the same group that sponsored LumosContinued...

Sonorus 2007, Potter Conference in June

Posted by: Edward
March 15, 2007, 03:18 PM

The list of upcoming Harry Potter conferences grows with the announcement of Sonorus 2007, a one night only event happening Saturday, June 9th in Lancaster, California (North of Los Angeles). The event will feature a British styled, traditional dinner followed by two presentations about the Potter phenomenon.Continued...