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PotterCast's Beedle Release Party this Friday in NYC!

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 06:41 PM

This Friday, with the release of the latest Harry book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, PotterCast will do a live event at Books of Wonder in New York City, the city's oldest and largest independent bookstore, which has been celebrating Harry since its debut. We can't wait to see you there to haveContinued...

Books

US Borders Stores to Hold "Beedle the Bard" Release Parties December 4

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2008, 06:40 PM

Previously we told you there were to be release parties in the UK for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard along with a possible shopping event here at some stores in the US. Borders has now issued a press release stating they will be holding special evening parties on DecemberContinued...

Books

Whimsic Alley Announces Beedle Midight Plans, Leaky Coupon

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 02:53 PM

Whimsic Alley, the Harry Potter merchandise store in Santa Monica, CA, is having a midnight Beedle the Bard event tomorrow evening: the part starts at 10pm and will have refreshments, games, contests, readings and special guests. The book goes on sale at midnight, and admission is free.Continued...

LeakyLounge

Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Topper Contest

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 01:15 PM

While the gnomes in our muggle gardens may not spring to life, the gnomes at The Burrow surely do and are your starting point for our Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Contest.  In this latest contest, those small creatures with large heads and hard, bony feet from the Harry Potter series are requiredContinued...

Books

USA Today Previews "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2008, 09:25 PM

The USA Today has a short preview article online tonight, previewing the upcoming new book from J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Arthur Levine, editor of the Scholastic editions of the Harry Potter novels is quoted, remarking on these new tales which were first mentioned in Harry Potter andContinued...

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Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 07:23 PM

With just four days left until the release of the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, fans (including this editor) who have pre-ordered their copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard have started seeing their order status set to "shipping soon" or "dispatching soon." Very exciting businessContinued...

Filmmaker Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Alfonso Cuarón

Posted by: Edward
November 28, 2008, 01:41 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón, who is celebrating his 47th birthday today.  Many happy returns, Alfonso.  Cheers!

Contests

Contest to Win Signed Copy of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition from Amazon France

Posted by: Edward
November 25, 2008, 11:42 AM

As the publication of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling nears, Amazon France has launched a contest for French residents to win a signed Collector's Edition of the book.  To enter, residents must correctly answer five HarryContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 174: Ballious Repello

Posted by: Edward
November 25, 2008, 01:29 AM

The 174th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here for you today, ready to give you your super high-energy Harry Potter fix.  In the news this week, we have for you information on a new picture of Ginny Weasley from the Half-Blood Prince film, location scouting for Deathly Hallows, the callContinued...

Contests

UK Amazon Contest for Ten Signed Copies of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2008, 08:38 AM

Another contest has now opened to win a signed Collector's Edition copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, this one from Amazon Great Britain. Residents of the UK who pre-order, or already have pre-ordered, the special Collector's Edition of the new bookContinued...

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First New Sketch from "Beedle the Bard" Now Online, Additional International Covers Released

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 11:15 PM

The first new sketch from the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard (and slight spoiler for those hoping to wait until December 4), has now surfaced online via the Bulgarian publisher of the novel. At this link, you can see several pages of the tale-writtenContinued...

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Amazon Contest For Possible Chance to Buy Half-Price Collector's Editon of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 10:40 AM

Amazon.com has launched a new contest for consumers to vote for special items they would like to purchase at a highly discounted price this holiday shopping season. According to this press release, among the items possibly being included in this specialContinued...

Books

Win Signed "Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling Through New Contest at Amazon Germany

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2008, 06:55 AM

Amazon Germany has now opened a new contest that will give away ten copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard signed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. To enter, click here and answer the question: "Who inherited Dumbledore's book of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" inContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: New JKR Snippet and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2008, 01:46 AM

A couple of quick updates: Harry, A History (which you can order here) will spend its second week on the NYT Bestseller list this week, so, thank you again! It's been really exciting, but I know there's more to come, so stay tuned. Second, I have added another vault entry to Harry, A History'sContinued...

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New Contest for UK residents to Win a Trip to the Beedle the Bard Release Party with JK Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 07:57 PM

The Sun has now launched a new contest for readers in the UK to win a chance to attend the special The Tales of Beedle the Bard release party held by J.K. Rowling next month in Edinburgh, Scotland. According to the paper, children aged between 8 –Continued...

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