Archive for May, 2008

The Lord of Malfoy Manor

May 20, 2008

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Ladies and Gentlemen we present: Lucius Malfoy, Lord of Malfoy Manor. Thanks to Oclumencia for the new high res image of Jason Isaacs in all his Lucius Malfoy glory, reclining at home, brandy in hand with the lads at his feet (and sporting a fine pair of snake skin shoes, no doubt the latest in …read more!

Scholastic Set to Publish 10th Anniversary Sorcerer’s Stone

May 20, 2008

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

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Harry Potter U.S. publisher Scholastic has announced plans today to release a special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on September 23 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its publication. The edition will feature new material from J.K. Rowling and new artwork from Mary Grandpr√ɬ© right here in our galleries. The book will …read more!

Live PotterCast Friday in Florida, with HP Actors

May 19, 2008

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Attention Florida residents, or those visiting the area: There will be a live PotterCast this friday featuring actors from the HP films as they attend Florida SuperCon, a comics/sci-fi/fantasy convention in Weston, Fl. The podcast will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure: The actors attending the con …read more!

Jo’s Book Nook Opens Reading of “The Subtle Knife” on Leaky Lounge

May 19, 2008

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Our Leaky Lounge is buzzing once again as the start of the latest book club reading has just begun in the Jo’s Book Nook forums. Our Non-Harry Potter Book Club will be reading “The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman, the second book in the His Dark Materials Trilogy. Discussions on this book are open to …read more!

Children’s Laureate Comments on J.K. Rowling

May 18, 2008

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UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen has made some comments regarding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling while on tour in Scotland to help promote literacy among students. The Times reports that author Michael Rosen said Harry Potter “deserved credit for encouraging a generation of children to read,[but] he feared their success might prevent youngsters from discovering …read more!

Convention Alley Announces Key Note Speakers

May 18, 2008

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Convention Alley, the Harry Potter gathering due to be held in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in June of this year, has now announced their key note speakers. Speaking will be author John Granger, who will be presenting his piece “Unlocking Deathly Hallows: Five Keys for a Greater Appreciation of the Last Harry Potter Novel,” and Dr. …read more!

Happy Birthday, Miriam Margolyes!

May 18, 2008

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Birthday wishes for another most excellent Head of Hufflepuff are the order of the day, for actress Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout) is celebrating her 67th birthday today. Cheers Miriam!

John Williams to Score “Half-Blood Prince?”

May 18, 2008

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The Boston Globe is reporting today that film score composer John Williams will be leading the Boston Pops in a concert series starting this Tuesday ,featuring new pieces of his score to the upcoming Indiana Jones film, as well as selections from his scores of Star Wars and the Harry Potter series. The paper notes …read more!

Kreacher of Grimmauld Place: A Great Movie Creature

May 17, 2008

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As part of their summer movie preview, Yahoo Movies has posted a gallery of 20 great movie creatures. Included on this list is a magical creature familiar to Harry Potter fans: Kreacher, the house elf at Grimmauld Place. Other creatures of note are Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, ET, Jabba the Hut …read more!

British TV Presenter Talks Part in “Half-Blood Prince”

May 17, 2008

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A television host in the UK has landed a small part in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This is Nottingham reports that GMTV presenter Ben Shepard will be seen as an extra for the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes scene in HBP, where he will play a parent in the wizarding shop. Ben Shepard …read more!



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