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Bloomsbury Celebrates ‘Goblet of Fire’ Illustrated Edition Release With Jim Kay Tour!

Sep 23, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Bloomsbury, Books, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Potter News, Release Parties

Bloomsbury will celebrate the release of the highly-anticipated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition with an October tour featuring illustrator Jim Kay! The date of the first “An Evening with Jim Kay” event coincides with the release of the book on Oct. 8, 2019 and will be held at Central Library in St. …read more!

July 21, 2007: The final midnight bookstore queue

Jul 21, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Seven, Books, Books - Release Dates, DH, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, News, Release Parties

Twelve years ago today, on July 21, 2007, the last book in the 7-book series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released.  Due to the immense and ever-growing popularity of the books and films, bookstores and cinemas had taken to holding midnight release parties for the books and midnight screenings for the movies.  Fans …read more!

Barnes & Noble to host “Explore the Magic” event nationwide on November 17

Nov 14, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fun, News, Products, Release Parties

On Saturday, November 17, at 2pm, Barnes & Noble stores across the U.S. will host Wizarding World-themed activities, cosplay, offers, and giveaways to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, published by Scholastic, along with additional official movie tie-in books. Activities will …read more!

An Evening with ‘Tales of Beedle The Bard’ Illustrator Chris Riddell at Shakespeare’s Globe

Sep 05, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Books, Companion Books, Cover Art, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Interactive, J.K. Rowling, News, Potter News, Release Parties, Tales of Beedle the Bard

Bloomsbury UK Publishing is partnering with Shakespeare’s Globe to hold a unique special event with the artist behind the upcoming illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard. According to the official Shakespeare’s Globe press release, Riddell will discuss the inspiration for his take on Rowling’s wizarding children’s stories and will also …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Actors Charm at Film Festivals Worldwide

Sep 08, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bradley, Branagh, Events, Fans, Film Awards, Films, Gleeson, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Henderson, HP Cast, Isaacs, Movie Reviews, Movies, News, Release Parties, Round-Up, Smith, Thompson, Trailers, Walters, Waterston

Harry Potter series alums have been remarkably busy over the last year, putting out an enviable body of work that could easily fill the docket of one film festival alone. However, this awards season will see this list of intriguing, dramatic, hilarious, and mysterious films featured at a variety of prominent festivals, drawing both accolades …read more!

2016: A Magical Year for ‘Potter’ Fans

Dec 31, 2016

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

Broadway, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling,, Media, Movies, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Release Parties, Rickman, Theme Park, Warner Bros.

For the entire Harry Potter fandom, which refuses to ever lose hope and fizzle out, 2016 has been an incredibly fulfilling year. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two opened in theaters five and a half years ago, it was a bittersweet moment for all of us. To see a series most of us grew up with, whose …read more!

J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne on ‘Cursed Child’ Opening TOMORROW!

Jun 06, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Casting, Directors, Exclusives, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, News, Producers, Release Parties

Cursed Child is set to start preview performances tomorrow, and in the midst of J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne preparing for their opening day, The Guardian spoke to them about their two years of collaboration on the project. Commenting on the ‘warmth and ease’ of the relationship between the three creators, writer Sarah Crompton says that …read more!

Barnes & Noble Celebrating ‘Cursed Child’ Release With Exclusive In-Store Events!

Jun 04, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Books - Release Dates, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Publishers, Release Parties

If you’re not in Florida for GeekyCon’s exclusive Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two scriptbook release party, you may be in luck! Barnes & Noble will be throwing parties in stores nationwide in the lead up to the midnight release of the Cursed Child Rehearsal Edition scriptbook (June 30th), beginning June 24th at …read more!

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Midnight Release Party Slated for GeekyCon!

May 27, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, Events, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, LeakyCon, News, Release Parties

GeekyCon 2016 has just announced that it is creating a large-scale, old-school, Harry Potter release party to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The book comes out on July 31, 2016, the last day of the convention, which means that it will be the site of one of the biggest midnight parties in the …read more!

Remembering the Fire– Marking 15 Years Since the “Goblet of Fire” Release

Jul 09, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, News, Release Parties

There had never been anything like it before, for a book.  The New York Times called it a “frenzy.” BBC said we’d gone “Potty for Potter.”  By the end of the weekend, The New York Times reported that stores had sold out and publishers were rushing additional printings. It was the release of the fourth …read more!

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