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'Ears to Fred and George Contest Opens

Posted by: Edward
February 28, 2008, 02:37 AM

Our Contest Crew has a new call for submissions for our latest contest to bring you today. Soon the April 1st celebration of the birth of Fred and George Weasley will be up on us, and we are asking you to assist our dear George in coming up with a new, and hopefully better, ear joke for this most hole-y occasion.Continued...

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Spanish Language Translation of "Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
February 21, 2008, 09:26 PM

The Spanish language translations of the seventh novel in author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series hit store shelves today in Spain, the United States, and throughout Latin America. As we told you previously, readers would today be able to get their hands on these editions of “HarryContinued...

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Winners of Ron's Chocolate Card Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2008, 04:35 AM

Our latest Leaky contest is now complete, and the winners for our Ron’s Chocolate Card Contest have been announced. For this contest, we asked you to design your own Chocolate Frog card for Ron Weasley in the post “Deathly Hallows” era. You delivered, and sent us a number of amazingContinued...

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Cover Art for Spanish Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2008, 03:52 AM

The cover art for the Spanish language editions of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” novel have been released in the lead up to the book’s upcoming release this Thursday. You can view this cover right here in our image galleries. This translatedContinued...

Books

553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...

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Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 05:03 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly has released a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples, a ranking of 26 of our favorite true (fictional) lovers. The fictional pairing of characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series areContinued...

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Jim Dale Wins Grammy Award for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" AudioBook

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 01:21 AM

At ceremonies before tonight’s telecast, it was announced that Jim Dale won the Grammy Award in the category best “Spoken Word Album for Children” for his audio recording of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” written by J.K. Rowling.Continued...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hungarian Translation Released

Posted by: Edward
February 10, 2008, 05:46 PM

Readers of the Harry Potter series in Hungary had the opportunity to pick up their copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as the translated edition was released in that country on February 9th. Many bookstores held midnight release parties for the thousandsContinued...

JKR Interviews

Updated: JKR Discusses the Role of Death in the Series, Religion, the US Presidential Election and More in New Interview (Complete Translation Now Online)

Posted by: Edward
February 09, 2008, 06:43 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has given a new interview to Spanish language newspaper El Pais in which she openly discusses many subjects including her series, inspirations, real-life heroes, and even the upcoming United States Presidential election. ThanksContinued...

Dale

Audie Award Nomination for Jim Dale and "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2008, 03:12 AM

Actor Jim Dale has been nominated for his audio recording of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the 2008 Audie Awards. Recognized for his voice work in the category of “Solo Narration-Male,” Jim Dale is nominated along with Edward Herrmann, narrator ofContinued...

JKR Interviews

JK Rowling...A Year in the Life Documentary to Broadcast in Canada on Monday

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2008, 03:05 PM

Canadian residents will have a chance to catch the “J.K. Rowling…A Year in the Life” documentary as it is set to be broadcast this Monday at 10:00pm (ET) on CBC Newsworld. The special documentary by James Runcie features interviews with Jo and her familyContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Czech Translation Released

Posted by: Edward
January 31, 2008, 05:51 PM

Today brings the release of another translated edition of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” this time in the Czech Republic. Czech news source Rozhlas reported the main release event was held at the Kanzelsberger Bookshop where hundreds of eager fans lined up startingContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 136: Conversations with Paul

Posted by: Edward
January 29, 2008, 04:30 AM


The newest episode of our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast, is now online and includes an extended conversation with Harry and the Potter’s singer Paul DeGeorge. Paul joins Melissa, Sue, and John this week to discuss the Harry Potter EP of the Month Club, which has just opened up for subscriptions,Continued...

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Translated Edition of "Deathly Hallows" Hits Stores in Poland

Posted by: Edward
January 26, 2008, 12:28 AM

More news today regarding the translations of the Harry Potter series, very soon readers in Poland will be able to get their hands on translated editions of the final Harry Potter book, as the novel is set to hit book shelves at midnight on January 26th. TheContinued...

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Recycled Paper Required for Finnish Editions of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2008, 07:49 PM

The New York Times is reporting the release of the Finnish editions of the final book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” printed on Finland paper has been blocked due to lacking ‘ecologically friendly certification’Continued...