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Evanna Lynch on Defeating Internet Bullies

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2014, 12:52 PM

Today's Independent features an article written by  Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) on cyber bullying, and how she learned to overcome the intense meanness of the Internet:

was somewhat prepared for the inevitable internet onslaught in the wake of my casting. I was already an activeContinued...

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...

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. TheContinued...

Happy New Year! A Review of a Year of Potter

Posted by: Catherine
December 31, 2012, 01:15 PM

2012 was the first year in which neither a new Potter novel nor Potter film was released, but that has not slowed us--the mighty fandom--down one bit. In fact, we thrived on a year full of Harry Potter news and excitement. Pottermore kept the fandom feed with new content from J.K. Rowling in its releaseContinued...

Harry Potter Cast reunites for "mini-film" for Wizarding World

Posted by: Catherine
December 11, 2012, 05:52 PM

Harry Potter cast-members, officially including the trio (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint) and Helena Bonham Carter thus far, have been reunited to shoot a "mini-film" for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The film is set to be shown at the extension beingContinued...

Charlie Redmayne (CEO of Pottermore) Interview

Posted by: Catherine
November 26, 2012, 04:27 PM

Charlie Redmayne, the CEO of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore, sat down for an interview with Bookseller. Mr. Redmayne is going to be a keynote speaker for The FutureBook Conference. Charlie Redmayne talks about all the work that has gone into Pottermore this past year, the Wonderbook: Book of Spells,Continued...

Pottermore: House Cup

Posted by: Catherine
June 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

UPDATE: Pottermore has announced that the House Cup will be awarded on the 5th of July!

The hard work Pottermore users have been putting into their potion making and dueling skills is finally going to be rewarded. The house points that have been accumulating are now being tallied toward the Pottermore House Cup! PottermoreContinued...

Celebrating Wizarding World's 2nd Anniversary

Posted by: Catherine
June 17, 2012, 10:34 AM

Monday, June 18, marks the second anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Universal Studios is celebrating with the promise of treats and discounted tickets. Orlando Fun Tickets wrote:

Bringing to life the wonder, excitement and adventures of the Harry Potter books and films, this spectacularContinued...

Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Update

Posted by: Catherine
May 28, 2012, 01:54 PM

Pottermore recently tweeted an update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The tweet read:


@ pottermore : Chamber of Secrets update: this week we're recording audio for the Moments

Pottermore insider gave more details on this porgress of Chamber of Secrets, stating:Continued...

Alan Rickman to Play as Hilly Kristal in Biographical Film

Posted by: Catherine
May 17, 2012, 05:53 AM

Alan Rickman has officially signed to play the role of Hilly Kristal in a new biographical film. Hilly Kristal was the founder of CBGB, a famous punk rock venue. The film currently has no title, and is set to begin production June 25, in Georgia and New York City. The film has an estimatedContinued...

Daniel Radcliffe doing well in "Kill Your Darlings", says co-star Ben Foster

Posted by: Catherine
May 12, 2012, 04:21 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is at it again--breaking out of his role as Harry Potter in a thriller and nailing the role. Even though his role in Kill Your Darlings involves a pair of black-rimmed glasses, Radcliffe is doing well in personifying Allen Grinsberg. Co-star Ben Foster told The Sun that DanielContinued...

Leaky Facebook Application

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2007, 01:13 AM

If you use Facebook, the popular social networking site, we have something for you: Super!Alex Robbin, one of our senior staff programmers, had a few extra minutes (we are out of supleratives for the kid, seriously) and so created a Facebook application for the Leaky countdowns and PotterCast. You can add it to yourContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Diary Regarding Spoilers

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2007, 07:56 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her diary this morning, with a note about her stance on spoilers and how she has appreciated our spoiler policy from April 28 (which said, essentially, if you spoil us we'll hurt be very upset with you). She says:

"I want the readers who have, in many instances, grownContinued...

PotterCast 88: Road Trip!

Posted by: Melissa
May 08, 2007, 01:42 AM

First, have you hear the news? We're going on tour! And doing live shows with Harry and the Potters! Check it out! And hear more about it right now on our 88th PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online: To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes,Continued...

Part 2 of the Ultimate Deathly Hallows Predictions Quiz - Bugs Fixed, New Look, New Questions!

Posted by: Melissa
May 03, 2007, 12:44 AM

Only 80 days to go now, and to celebrate, we have added 100 more questions to our Ultimate Deathly Hallows Predictions Exam. Not only that: It's at a new address, it has a great new look (designed by John Noe and programmed by Nick Poulden and Alex Robbin,Continued...