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UK Harry Potter Audio Book Ad Campaigns and Photos Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2008, 02:56 AM

Hoop Associates, a company based in the UK, has posted online a host of behind the scenes marketing and photo shoots used in the marketing of the Harry Potter audio books. At this link, you can see many new rare behind the scenes photos of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with narratorContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Tops Forbes List of Authors for 2008

Posted by: Edward
October 01, 2008, 07:28 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is once again atop a list from Forbes.com. The online version of the financial magazine just released their annual ranking of The World’s Best Paid Authors, with the Harry Potter author being ranked at the top of the list. Tracking the time period betweenContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 167: The Truth About the Veil... and Dobby's Eyes

Posted by: Edward
September 30, 2008, 01:13 AM


It is back to the regular format of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast this week for our 167th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and more. Sue opens up this episode with the latest in Harry Potter news, including updates on a number of the Harry Potter cast, the city of EdinburghContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Cover Art for "Deathly Hallows" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:33 PM

Earlier this month we told you that the US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be published by Scholastic on July 7, 2009. A high res photo of the cover for the book is available here in our image galleries, with the cover the same as the hardback edition of book seven, but nowContinued...

Education

Battling Voldemort, 101

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:48 AM

In the past, we've told you about the rise in popularity of collegiate level course on the Harry Potter Series. Tonight, MTV has a new piece online, focusing on the classes being taught at Swarthmore College. In particular, one class "Battling Against Voldemort" is proving so popular, the article note that "a lottery determinesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic to Release US Paperback Edition of "Deathly Hallows" July, 2009

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2008, 05:43 PM

Scholastic has issued a press release heralding the good news that they will be releasing the paperback edition of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on July 7, 2009. The US publishers of the Harry Potter series note that this will see an nitial print run ofContinued...

Companion Books

Cover Art for German "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2008, 12:45 AM

We have several updates regarding the upcoming publication of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling. As readers know, this book, including the tales first mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” is due to be published in the UK and US on December 4, 2008.Continued...

LeakyLounge

Sing the Song of the Sorting Hat

Posted by: Edward
August 02, 2008, 05:32 AM

As it is now August, we have an exciting new contest to bring you today. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Sorting Hat Song Contest asks you to provide the lyrics to the Sorting Hat song one would have heard during Harry’s seventh year at Hogwarts, the year following the Dark Lord’s downfall,Continued...

Books

Additional Info on Previous Elder Wand Owners, Malfoy Family, Aberforth Dumbledore and More in New "Beedle the Bard" Book

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2008, 03:23 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with additional information regarding some of the content to be found in the new “Tales of the Beedle the Bard” book by J.K. RowlingContinued...

LeakyLounge

"Deathly Hallows" Anniversary Celebration in the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
July 26, 2008, 03:22 PM

Come join us today in our Leaky Lounge forum for a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” This time last year, readers across the world at last knew of Harry’s fate and were celebrating the boy who lived.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Japanese Translation of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2008, 05:00 PM

The Japanese translation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released today in Japan, just two days after the one year anniversary of when the first copies of the book were originally released. Reports online note that hundreds of fans, some dressed asContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 160: The Last Show... Before Tour!

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2008, 01:57 PM


The 160th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online this morning with our last regular episode before the PotterCasters set off for their upcoming tour. Sue starts off the news this week with info on some new HBP products seen online, info about the upcoming LeakyCon Dance Party at Terminus,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

One year ago today...

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2008, 06:51 AM

A year ago today, most of us were gulping down pages of Deathly Hallows. Some of us had waited 10 years for it, and though we were sad that the end was nigh we were too excited to fput down the book. We wondered what Harry’s end meant for us: for us as fans, as a fandom, as friends.

So what’s happened over the pastContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Balmoral Hotel Offers "JK Rowling Suite"

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2008, 05:41 PM

The room in Edinburgh’s picturesque Balmoral Hotel where J.K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter has been renamed, with the author’s permission, the J.K. Rowling Suite, the Telegraph reports. It costs £965/night to stay there.

The suite is room number 552 in the hotel, and reps for theContinued...

JKR Interviews

Australian Television Airs Excerpts from J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life Documentary

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2008, 02:49 AM

Last year, lucky viewers in the UK were able to view the special “J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life” documentary. That documentary is now set to air this weekend in Australia, and thanks to Sunrise, who let us know about a highlights reel they broadcastContinued...