Harry Potter Fan Trips announces Britain trip for Deathly Hallows, Part 2 release

If you’re looking for a really unique way to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, our friends at Harry Potter fan trips have an itinerary that you’ll love. For seven years HP Fan Trips has provided authentic and memorable journeys into the world of Harry Potter. To celebrate the release of Deathly Hallows, we’ve taken only highlights from our top-rated HP Fan Trips to create the ultimate itinerary. Pack your trunks and set off on a vintage steam train excursion along the routes used in the movie. Enjoy a hike to Steall Falls where Harry defeats the Horn-tailed Dragon, and the Gala banquet at Edinburgh Castle. Join us in 2011 as the final chapter nears, and see why fans the world over choose HP Fan Trips again and again as their escape from the Muggle world. Trips are filling up quickly, so please click here to view dates and packages! Read More »

Dan Radcliffe talks to fans about impact of Potter on his life

The official Harry Potter UK Facebook page has been updated with a video message from Dan Radcliffe. He notes that there are 50 days left until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is released.  Dan then talks about the impact Harry Potter has had on his life. If you’re in the UK you can view it on their Facebook page.  If you’re not, click here to watch on YouTube! Thanks to HPANA for the tip. Read More »

Deathly Hallows, Part 1 New York City premiere tentatively set for November 15

According to the Official Rules of the newly released Facebook App contest to win a trip to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in New York City, the event is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 15. Obviously, this date is subject to change, but it fits well in the timeline of London premiere on Thursday, November 11. Will you be headed to New York in November? Let us know in the comments below! Read More »

WB releases Final Battle Facebook app, offers chance to win a trip to New York City premiere

Celebrate the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows through the Join the Final Battle application on the official US Harry Potter Facebook Page. Recruit your friends to Join The Final Battle and be the first to access videos, photos, interviews, and games from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Through this application, you will also be eligible to win tickets to the red carpet premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 in New York City. The first part of the final installment in the Potter series hits theaters November 19. Read More »

Buy delicious cookies for charity and a chance to win a trip to the Wizarding World

A friendly reminder: Our friends at Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies are raising money for Habitat for Humanity, and by helping them raise funds you can win a trip for two to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. To participate, simply click here and place an order for one of the special cookie orders they have available (I’ve tried ’em – they’re delicious). For every pound of cookies you order, you’ll receive one entry into the Wizarding World contest. Each additional pound of cookies also sends an additional $5 to Habitat for Humanity. We hope you order, help a good cause, and win the trip! Read More »

UK fans: Submit questions for posing to the Potter film stars

Do you follow Harry Potter UK on Facebook? Earlier today, Warner Brothers announced on their official Facebook page that fans would be given a chance to ask a question to a few stars of the Harry Potter films. \”Ever wanted to ask a question to Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis or James and Oliver Phelps? Well, as Harry Potter UK has some of the luckiest fans in the world, here is your chance! We’ve got our quick quotes quills at the ready so submit your questions below and they may just be asked in an exclusive facebook interview next week!\” The promotion train for Deathly Hallows Part 1 is starting to warm up.  For all we have on the Deathly Hallows, click here. Thanks to Hanako for the tip. Read More »

Oprah is looking for Harry Potter fans to share their stories about the franchise

The Oprah Winfrey Show is looking for Harry Potter fans to share their stories about how Harry Potter has impacted your life.  The description reads: What life lessons has the Harry Potter series taught you? Did reading about the death of Harry’s parents helped you cope with loss in your own life? Have the books helped you escape from a difficult time in your own life? If you could ask J.K. Rowling a question, what would it be? Tell us how J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series has inspired you or your family. Please only write if you are a muggle and willing to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. You can read more and write to the Oprah show at this link! At this time, we do not know when this Harry Potter episode will air. Thanks to Breanna for the tip. Read More »

Enter MuggleNet’s Deathly Hallows Split Script contest

Update: Submissions can be between one and two pages. One of the most anticipated questions about the upcoming Potter finale was: where would the two films be split? Well, now that we know, we want you to use your creativity! Write a one-page script from the emotional burial of Dobby to Voldemort’s seizure of the Elder Wand. Put on your director’s hat and use the actors and actresses as you see fit. Be as creative and descriptive as you can, leaving movie-goers wanting more. We’ll post the top 5 on MuggleNet and let you vote on which split you think is the best.   The top 3 vote-getters will receive signed copies of’s Harry Potter Should Have Died. Send your entries to micah at staff dot mugglenet dot com with \”DH Split Contest\” in the subject line. Contest ends Saturday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Good luck to everyone who enters! Read More »

It will rain November 11th in London; Deathly Hallows world premiere date set

Numerous readers have pointed out that the launch of the \”Join The Final Battle\” campaign has revealed the date for the UK premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The premiere is set for Thursday, November 11th in London.  We expect it to be held at Leicester Square.  We also expect it to rain very heavily (as it has done for the several of the UK premieres). With that date now known, we will predict that the US premiere will be held the following Monday or Tuesday.  No word yet on whether it’ll be in Los Angeles or New York City, but our money is on the latter. Our Deathly Hallows section has been updated with a Premieres page to keep track of the latest details. Read More »

Box Office Magazine wants diehard Potter fans for upcoming feature

Our friend Amy from Box Office Magazine is looking for some help from diehard Harry Potter fans!  She writes: Box Office is launching a new magazine for movie fans that will be hitting a theater near you in November. We’re looking for Harry Potter fanatics for a feature called \”Fantastic,\” where we’ll profile the best movie memorabilia collections in the country. We know Potter fans are diehard, but we’re also open to entries about other amazing displays. If you or a friend has a collection that reigns supreme, send us a few pictures and tell us about yourself at So if you think you have an impressive collection, please do e-mail her! Read More »

Photos: Deathly Hallows Horcrux props on display at San Diego Comic Con

This year’s gigantic Comic Con expo opened for a preview today in San Diego, and Super Hero Hype snapped pics of various Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows props that are on display. Most notable are a variety of Horcrux props that were used for the film: – Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem – Elder Wand – Hufflepuff Cup – Time Turner – Gaunt Ring and Resurrection Stone – Riddle’s Diary – Slytherin’s Locket See more photos at this link!  Thanks to Snitch Seeker for the tip. Read More »

Tom Felton attending Comic Con to premiere new Deathly Hallows footage

The official Harry Potter film twitter has revealed that actor Tom Felton will be attending WB’s presentation at this weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego. WB had previously stated that no cast would be present. New clips from Deathly Hallows will be unveiled during the WB panel on Saturday, July 24 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Read More »

The Hogwarts Express pulls into the National Railway Museum

According to a new article, the most famous train in cinematic history, the 1937 GWR 4900 Class 5972 ‘Olton Hall’ Steam locomotive, also known to fans as the \”Hogwarts Express,\” will be taking its place on display for all to see in the Great Hall of the National Railway Museum. The Director of Fun for the National Railway Museum (NRM) is 7-year old Harry Potter fan Sam Pointon. Sam was appointed by the NRM last summer to ensure the museum’s family-friendly summer activities stay on track. Of the ‘Olton Hall’, Sam said, \”I really liked seeing ‘Olton Hall’ in the museum’s South Yard last year, but now I want it to be in the Great Hall where more locomotives are and where I can get up close\” Read More »

Infinitus 2010 underway from Orlando

The MuggleNet team has been attending Infinitus 2010 in Orlando, Florida over the last few days. The conference got off to a great start on Thursday with the Opening Feast and there has been tons of formal programming and educational offerings here at the symposium. MuggleCast did two live shows on Friday (one at the Royal Pacific) and another at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Three Broomsticks as part of Night of a Thousand Wizards. We look forward to giving a full report in the coming days. Look for MuggleCast Episode 203 on Sunday, which will be a combination of both of yesterday’s live shows. Be sure to follow HPEF on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information. Read More »

Deathly Hallows Comic Con panel day and time announced

Comic Con has revealed their Saturday schedule, which includes the Warner Brothers panel taking place on that day from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM.  The Deathly Hallows portion, which follows panels on Warner Brothers films The Green Hornet and Sucker Punch, reads: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Every saga has a final chapter. Kick off the year of Harry Potter with a first look at the coming screen adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with a program created just for Comic-Con fans. One way. One hero. One destiny. Don’t miss it! As we reported yesterday, no cast or crew will be attending Comic Con but Warner Brothers promises new clips and an opportunity only available to Comic Con attendees. Read More »

Warner Brothers confirms new Deathly Hallows footage at Comic Con, but no cast or crew to attend

A couple weeks ago we reported that Warner Brothers would be presenting new footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego. At the time we did not know whether or not cast or crew would appear.  We’ve just learned that due to scheduling conflicts, they will not be in attendance. However, WB tells us to still expect never-before-seen footage as well as props and a \”special opportunity only available to Comic-Con attendees.\” Read More »

New website, trailer for Potter parody Harvey Putter

Our friends at Richardson Productions have launched a new trailer for their Harry Potter parody Harvey Putter!  It will be premiering at Infinitus 2010 (the same place we’ll be) on July 16th. Visit the new website now to see the brand new (and awesome) trailer, a new forum, the Harvey Putter lexicon, and more. Alternatively, you can see the trailer right here on Vimeo.  It’s pretty impressive – we recommend you check it out. If you’d like to pre-order the two-disc special edition, click here!  That link will also give you access to the film’s soundtrack. Read More »

Five years later, The Wyrd Sisters and Warner Brothers reach settlement

UPDATE: It is being reported out of Manitoba that the band has lost the $40 million lawsuit. There's an update today concerning a story that dates way back to 2005. Prior to the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Canadian band The Wyrd Sisters attempted to stop the film from playing in Canada because their band name was used in the film. The case has now been settled – but details have not been disclosed: A $40-million lawsuit launched by The Wyrd Sisters, a little-known Winnipeg folk group, has been settled out of court, representatives for both sides confirmed to The Canadian Press. However, the settlement is subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealing what, if any, money has changed hands. You can read a timeline of events concerning this case right here. We're still glad Canada got to see Goblet of Fire after all! Read More »

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is looking for diehard Harry Potter fans

Likely to tie in with her upcoming episodes from Universal Orlando, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has announced that they are looking for kids “who know everything about Harry Potter”: Do you have a precocious child who knows everything there is to know about Harry Potter books and movies? Is talking about Harry Potter his or her favorite subject? If so, we want to hear about them! Click here to tell us about your little wizard. You can fill out the submission form on this page. The page doesn't explicitly state any age limit – so everyone should feel free to apply! Read More »

Harry lands safely in Haiti, bringing over 16,000 pounds of life-saving medical supplies

We have an update today from the Harry Potter Alliance with respect to the Helping Haiti Heal fundraiser held back in January to assist those devastated by the effects of the Haitian earthquake. The official presentation of the check for $123,754.41 was made by Andrew Slack to Partners in Health representative Jackson Compere. You can read all about it right here. Additionally, photos from the first plane arriving in Port-au-Prince, appropriately titled “Harry,” can be seen below. The plane landed at 8:22 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 3 with over 16,000 pounds of life-saving medical supplies. Ron and Hermione are scheduled to follow. – Partners in Health rep with Harry's plane – Supplies from Harry's plane – More supplies from Harry's plane – Supplies with Goblet of Fire book Thank you again to everybody who contributed! Read More »