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Universal Orlando Releases New Info, Pics of Diagon Alley

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2014, 10:32 AM

Article by Margaux Herrera with on-site reporting by Melissa Anelli


Reading The Leaky Cauldron inside the Leaky Cauldron? They day is coming!

Universal Orlando is about to begin a Web cast that will reveal a lot of details about the upcoming Diagon Alley expansion at the Universal Studios themeContinued...

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Reminder: Universal Webcast at 10:30 Eastern!

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2014, 10:01 AM

Quick reminder: Universal Orlando is doing a webcast about the upcoming theme park expansion and we are on the ground in Orlando getting you all the details! Check back soon! And you can watch that webcast right here at Universal's site.

News

New Images of "Diagon Alley" in Orlando

Posted by: Catherine
January 18, 2014, 11:18 AM

The UORBuzz twitter has posted new photos of Orlando's "Diagon Alley" expansion of the Harry Potter theme park. The photos, with the scaffolding taken down to allow a clearer view, are of Diagon Alley's water front. This will be the entryway into the park. The outside of the entryway looks like several LondonContinued...

Radcliffe

The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Dan Radcliffe, Coming to Broadway in April

Posted by: Mel
January 16, 2014, 08:55 PM

The Cripple of Inishmaan, which was performed last summer in London, will be coming to Broadway for a limited time starting in April and ending in July. Dan Radcliffe will resume his role as Billy Claven, the title character:

In a last-minute arrival that will qualify forContinued...

Lloyd Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack Dies Aged 69

Posted by: Mel
January 16, 2014, 08:49 PM

We regret to report that Roger Lloyd-Pack, who portrayed Barty Crouch Senior in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, died yesterday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Lloyd-Pack is survived by his wife, Jehane, and his four children, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Confirms Potter Play: Harry to Fly Onto Floorboards

Posted by: Melissa
December 20, 2013, 09:31 AM

Today on her Facebook page, J.K. Rowling confirmed a story that appeared in the Daily Mail claiming that a play based on Harry Potter's years as an orphan in Surrey would be winging its way to a UK stage. It will be based on Harry's "early years as an orphan an outcast...featuringContinued...

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Universal Studios Announce "A Celebration of Harry Potter"

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2013, 12:29 PM

We let you know yesterday what scant details we knew about "A Celebration of Harry Potter," and now the floodgates have been opened. Florida residents and Potterheads should get fired up over this news: Universal Studios is hosting a big Potter bash at the park from JanuaryContinued...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Webcast Coming Jan 23

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2013, 01:29 PM

Universal revealed today that on January 23 it will host a Web cast that will offer a sneak peek into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, the new extension of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure Park in Orlando, FL. The announcementContinued...

Misc

The Leaky Cauldron Officially Confirmed for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expansion

Posted by: Mel
December 14, 2013, 08:48 PM

We knew it was happening, but it's good to hear it officially: The Leaky Cauldron will most definitely be a part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. In a discussion between Harry Potter set designer, Stuart Craig, the President ofContinued...

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Potter Takes EW's 'Best YA Ever' Title

Posted by: Melissa
November 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

Some awesome but unsurprising news coming out of Entertainment Weekly that will no doubt have Potterheads thrilled and also nodding their heads.

EW readers cast their votes for the greatest YA Novel of All Time, and good ol' HP took home the crown. That's right, Entertainment Weekly readersContinued...

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Improv Everywhere Sends Harry to Penn Station

Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2013, 11:55 AM

The latest series of videos from comedy troupe Improv Everywhere has involved real-life recreations of iconic scenes from movies (think Gandalf shouting YOU SHALL NOT PASS on a bridge in Central Park), so it was only a matter of time before a Harry Potter themed video surfaced. This time, an outfitted-to-a-teeContinued...

Exclusive: New Snape Stamp from USPS Limited Collection

Posted by: Melissa
November 15, 2013, 03:22 PM

Earlier this month WB announced it would be unveiling a special series of Harry Potter "forever" stamps with the U.S. Postal Service. Today we have an exclusive image from that collection:

 

The stamp booklet has 20 different images of fan-favorite scenes and beloved characters from the Continued...

GrandPre

Mary GrandPre Discusses Harry Potter, 15th Anniversary Covers

Posted by: Mel
November 14, 2013, 08:52 PM

Entertainment Weekly has a new interview with Mary GrandPre, who was the first illustrator for the US editions of Harry Potter. In the interview she discusses her style in illustrating the Harry Potter books, as well as what she thinks about the new 15th anniversary illustrations:

Misc

United States Postal Service to Release Harry Potter Stamp Collection

Posted by: Mel
November 13, 2013, 08:54 PM

The United States Postal Service will be releasing a Harry Potter stamp collection on November 19th. This limited edition collection will include 20 stamps and each stamp will be a 46 cent forever stamp.


A preview of five of the stamps can be seen here.

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Interviewed at Lumos Fundraising Event

Posted by: Mel
November 10, 2013, 08:48 PM

As readers may recall, a fundraising event was held for J. K. Rowling's charity Lumos at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London a few nights ago. Rowling was interviewed by the BBC during the event and talked a bit about the charity's significance to her. She also spoke a little bit about HarryContinued...

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