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Spells, Music and More in Part Two of EA Set Visit Report

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2007, 01:32 PM

We have a new report for you today about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game. In the second of our three part report on a visit to EA, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, we learn more about the spells, music and other tidbits fans can expect. In thisContinued...

Rumor

Another Rumor on Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 09:24 AM

Yet another rumor has surfaced online about a possible Harry Potter attraction at a major theme park in Orlando, Florida. As we reported back in February, persistent rumors abound regarding this issue (Jo denied the Disney park rumor last year), including this new report about the Universal parkContinued...

Fans

A Crafty Harry Potter Fan in the News

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2007, 08:24 AM

As we get closer to the release date of both Deathly Hallows and the Order of the Phoenix movie, the press is starting to pay closer attention to all things Harry Potter including the fans. One such great fan is featured today in the Daily Texan paper; our own Jennifer Ofenstein. Like many Potter fans, JenContinued...

Radcliffe

"Equus" Director Talks Dan Radcliffe and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:46 AM

The Independent newspaper has a new interview with, Thea Sharrock, the director of the play "Equus," which stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). The paper notes that that there has been "£1m in advance ticket sales" in anticipationContinued...

Rumor

Rumor: Harry Potter and the Lost Continent

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2007, 02:48 PM

Time out from the "Deathly Hallows" coverage for a bit of news now on those persistant reports that Harry Potter will become part of a theme park attraction. Screamscape.com is reporting today that they have sources confirming a deal has been made with Universal (as opposed to Disney as before)Continued...

Phoenix Rising

Rockin' the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2007, 06:21 PM

New Orleans....are you ready for some Wizard Rock? Things will be hopping at Phoenix Rising this spring as the Harry Potter conference has announced several wizard rock groups will be playing as part of the gathering in May. Popular groups The Remus Lupins, Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows and The Parselmouths willContinued...

CBBC to Launch New "Sorcerer’s Apprentice" Show

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 12:38 PM

Well it's not quite Hogwarts, the Reality Series, but CBBC Newsround is set to air a new program where children will compete using magic. The Stage reports this new program, which is called "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," will be set at a boarding school in the English countryside andContinued...

OotP Film

Filming in Scotland Small Part of OotP Budget

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 08:45 AM

Last summer we told you about filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which took place in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. The Scotsman reports that filming these scenes was a small percentage of the estimated $150 Million dollar budget.

"Scotland cannot compete with the half-dozenContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Continues Fight to Ban Potter Books

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 07:28 AM

As expected, a woman in Georgia is continuing her attempts to have the Harry Potter novels banned from school shelves, even after losing several rulings on the matter. As we reported previously, Laura Mallory was expected to appeal and now news organizations are reporting that is the case asContinued...

Misc

Video of Giant Squid

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 06:26 PM

Here is a fun bit of unusual news for you. Researchers in Japan caught the rare Giant Squid, and for the first time ever, there is video of this mysterious creature. The Gryffindor red sea creature was caught off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month, and unfortunately later died. CNN reports that the creatureContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bookies Already Making Odds on Demise of Harry Potter in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 02:08 PM

Not ones to let any sense of sentimental holiday spirit stand in the way, bookies are already making odds on the demise of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The BBC reports one oddsmaker feels that "the general consensus seems to be that Harry isContinued...

Movies

Albus Dumbledore, Top Movie Magician

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2006, 04:12 PM

As a sidebar to their review of the new film The Prestige, "Entertainment Weekly" has a short blurb in their October 27 issue with a list of their Top Five Movie Magicians. Hogwart's own Albus Dumbledore is ranked at number three, with the magazine saying "Don't let the school administratorContinued...

Misc

Followup: A Working Invisibility Cloak?

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2006, 02:54 PM

Here is a followup for you now, on a story that we told you about last May on the plans to create a working invisibility cloak. Newscientisttech.com is reporting that the earlier blueprints for this cloak have now been put into action, and scientists have created an "invisibility cloak that works inContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rumor Revisited: Disney and a Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 02:13 PM

There is a new story online which drags up the long rumored report of a possible Harry Potter theme park and Disney. JimHillmedia.com is reporting today that author J.K. Rowling has signed a letter of intent to discuss the possibility of Harry Potter and a Disney theme park venture. Quotage:Continued...

HBP Film

Terry Gilliam: First Two Potter Films "Missed the Magic of it"

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 07:41 AM

Director Terry Gilliam has given two new interviews where he discusses the Harry Potter films and his possible involvement in film six. Shooting down previous rumors that he might direct Half-Blood Prince, Mr. Gilliam says he will not be directing either of the last two films becauseContinued...