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Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan to Open July 15th

Posted by: Mel
April 18, 2014, 08:43 PM

Today, Universal Studios Japan announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area will open at their park on July 15th, 2014. The prime minister of Japan, the US ambassador to Japan, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Harry Potter set designer Stuart Craig were thereContinued...

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Live Coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
April 15, 2014, 08:50 PM

We have some really exciting news from Pottermore: J. K. Rowling is adding new content to the site about the current Quidditch World Cup as it takes place in real time. Information about the opening ceremonies and the first match, which was between Norway and the Ivory Coast, can be viewedContinued...

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Happy Birthday Emma Watson!

Posted by: Catherine
April 15, 2014, 04:03 PM

Today Emma Watson is celebrating her 24th birthday! Ms. Watson is currently shooting her first takes of Regression, today, as it is the first day on set. According to Emma's tweet, the first day of shooting is "a very cool birthday present". Please join us in wishing Emma Watson a very happy birthday!

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J. K. Rowling to Guest Edit BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:03 PM

J. K. Rowling updated her Facebook to announce that she'll be a guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week from April 28th to May 2nd:

J.K. Rowling will be one of five guest editors in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Takeover week, from 28th April to 2nd May 2014. SheContinued...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Open at Universal Hollywood in 2016

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:01 PM

In an official press release Universal Studios announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open on the West Coast in 2016:

This monumental transformation, the most significant undertaking in the theme park's storied 50 year history, will have substantial impactsContinued...

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Hannah Hart is Coming to LeakyCon 2014

Posted by: Catherine
April 05, 2014, 12:28 AM

LeakyCon was excited to announce the arrival of a new special guest, Hannah Hart, to LeakyCon 2014 in Orlando. Hannah Hart, an avid Potter fan, is most well known as a YouTube sensation with her series "My Drunk Kitchen." Ms. Hart will be leading a special edition of "My Drunk Kitchen" at LeakyCon 2014, withContinued...

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Video: Dan Radcliffe on The Tonight Show

Posted by: Mel
April 04, 2014, 08:49 PM

Dan Radcliffe appeared on The Tonight Show last night, where he discussed his upcoming Broadway play, "The Cripple of Inishmaan" and played a game with host Jimmy Fallon.


You can watch the clips of Radcliffe on the Tonight Show here and here. Please be advised that there is some mature content.

"The CrippleContinued...

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"J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography" to be Published in December in the US, in April in the UK

Posted by: Mel
April 02, 2014, 08:46 PM

A new book concerning the writings of J. K. Rowling, "J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography" is being published later this month in the UK, and on December 18th in the US. The summary of the book is as follows:

This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K.Continued...

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Three "Fantastic Beasts" Megamovies Planned

Posted by: Mel
March 30, 2014, 08:47 PM

A New York Times article on WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara reveals that there are three "megamovies" of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" planned:

[September] is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billedContinued...

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Noah in Theaters Today!

Posted by: Catherine
March 28, 2014, 11:54 PM

Emma Watson's anticipated new film, Noah, opened in United States' theaters today! There has been much publicity surrounding the film, with a lot of promotional involvement from Ms. Watson. If you have seen the film, please share your reactions with us, below in the comments!

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Harry Potter Stuntman Speaks About Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

Posted by: Mel
March 27, 2014, 07:42 PM

Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes recently spoke to The Mirror about the accident on set that left him paralyzed for life:

Rehearsing a flying scene – recognised as one of the most dangerous in the business – he was hurled into a wall, breaking his neck, and leaving him paralysedContinued...

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Part Two of Quidditch World Cup History Now Available on Pottermore, Rowling Comments on House Pride Week

Posted by: Mel
March 21, 2014, 08:48 PM

Last week, J. K. Rowling added a new entry about the Quidditch World Cup to Pottermore and promised that more would follow and today the second part of the entry has been added:


Last week we brought you the first part of J.K. Rowling’s exclusiveContinued...

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Live Q&A on Emma Watson's Twitter

Posted by: Catherine
March 21, 2014, 04:21 PM

Ever felt like asking Emma Watson a question? She's hosting a spontaneous live Q&A on her twitter right now! Send her a tweet @EmWatson with the #AskEmma.

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Bloomsbury to give Potter books a Makeover

Posted by: Catherine
March 21, 2014, 02:29 PM

As reported previously, Scholastic gave the paperback editions of the Harry Potter novels a whole new look. Recently, Bloomsbury has decided to follow suit and apply new cover art to the UK paperback editions of the series. Johnny Duddle will be giving the books new front cover, spine, and back coverContinued...

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More Material on Pottermore and More to Come

Posted by: Catherine
March 14, 2014, 08:34 PM

As promised, showing support for the Scottish rugby team by tweeting #wizards4scotlandrugbyteam, J.K. Rowling has posted more material on the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore. In this new entry, which can be read here, Rowling tells us of the foundation of the Quidditch World Cup, its rules, and aContinued...

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