Sad to say that I will be deleting this blog. I made this in middle school where I had plenty of free time, but now I have to plan for colleges. Also I’m in Band and Theatre which takes up all the remaining time I don’t have. Sometimes I don’t come home until 10:00pm from school.

Harry Potter will always be a part of me, I might not have the time to fangirl over it. But, again, the magic will never die.

I do have another blog, for colleges and my future events in entertainment industry. If you want to check it out go to (copy and paste to your address bar)

Thanks for all the support you’ve given me over the past few years.

“Stay with me?”
“Until the end”

Leaky Cauldron Review: The Wizards Collection

If you were looking for an interview about the new Harry Potter: The Wizards Collection. You came to the right place. Are friends over at Leaky Cauldron has done an excellent review of The Wizards Collection. Here is what they had to say:

(Whole interview on their site)

My first impression upon taking the set out of its box was that it was massive.  It opened up, and out, and down, and side to side, with discs and memorabilia at every turn.  This 19 lb. collection is well worth the space it takes on your DVD shelf… or, more accurately, on its own special table, because it contains everything we’ve seen from the Harry Potter films– the movies themselves, the extra scenes, behind-the-scenes features– plus new and extended content all in one place.  Blu-ray, traditional DVD, and UltraViolet versions of all eight Harry Potter films are the backbone of this collection, but the quality of both the special features and the packaging itself cannot be overlooked.  The attention to detail and of the set goes above and beyond anything I’ve ever seen before for a DVD collection.  This is not simply a vessel or a shipping case that you’d throw aside once you have extracted the DVDs and additional content from the box.  Rather, it is something that will remain a home for the discs, each with their own special place (sometimes well hidden place) in the box.

Once everything had been niffled out of its hiding place, the entire collection is undoubtedly impressive.  In addition to the DVDs, each box set contains a prop-inspired label collection, a blueprint poster of the Hogwarts Castle, film concept art, Stuart Craig sketch prints, a fabric map of Hogwarts, a Nobel Collection Horcrux Locket, and a certificate of authenticity.  These items, especially the sketches by Stuart Craig, are beautiful renderings of settings and scenes now iconic in the films.  The hard-bound Catalogue of Artefacts is one of my favorite parts of this set, for it allows for a closer look at many of the painstakingly detailed and intricate props seen for seconds in the films.

Moving on to the new content, the most interesting disc (and the disc I put in first) would have to be the Wizard’s Collection bonus disc.  It is also– a fluke, I’m sure– the trickiest item to locate.  This contains a mixture of new special features and extended editions of previously released features.  Here’s a rundown:

The extended version of the previously released When Harry Left Hogwarts adds nearly thirty minutes of extra material to the documentary, including the touching story of David Holmes, the long-time stunt double for Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), who was injured on set in 2009.  We also get a glimpse at the filming of the Boat House scene in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, along with candid moments with the actors and director between takes.  Next, production designer Stuart Craig is the focus of Designing the World of Harry Potter, which shows just how crucial his vision was to the film series.  We also get a pretty intense look at the making of Quidditch in the films, as well as how they made the character of Hagrid appear as giant as they did.  In these sections, we get a lot of behind the scenes looks at the technical craftsmanship that goes into creating what we see on the screen.  Finally, in 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments, the cast and crew go back through the eight films to recount some of their favorite moments to film.  A highlight is Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling speaking of seeing the Mirror of Erised on the set of the first film and being thankful to the filmmakers for remaining true to her story’s British roots.  Together, the four plus hours of special features on this disc give us fans a new look into things that we may have already seen or read about, but sheds so much more light onto the craft and care taken to create these films.

Will you buy it?

J.K Rowling on ABC September 26th-27th

J.K Rowling will be interviewed by Nightline’s co-anchor Cynthia Mcfadden about her new book: The Casual Vacancy. ABC states:

Interview to Air on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” on Wednesday, September 26th

J.K. Rowling, one of the world’s most successful authors, embarks on a new adventure in her first novel in seven years. She invites “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden to Scotland for a rare interview and exclusive preview of “The Casual Vacancy.” This is Rowling’s first U.S. network television interview to discuss one of fall’s most anticipated novels. Her bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books has sold over 450 million copies worldwide.

 The interview will air on “Good Morning America, “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Nightline” on Wednesday, September 26. More of the interview airs on“Good Morning America” on Thursday, September 27.

Will you be watching?

September 1st

We are going home. Today marks the anniversary of the Hogwarts Express! It might have not been the best. Considering it was blocked for one year and a dementor came swooping in. Also Harry tried to impress Cho Chang but got covered in puss by Neville’s plant……

The Daily Quibbler welcomes you home. Where it all started and ended!

The Casual Vacancy Interview

So as you can look in our Other News section you can tell that J.K Rowling will be in Lincoln Center promoting The Casual Vacancy. She’s not just doing that, she’s taking over New York as well with appearances on the following: Good Morning America, ABC’s Nightline, World News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and to be interviewed on 2 newspapers as well; including USA Today.

Recently, a new interview about The Casual Vacancy has been released by USA Today. The workers for the company seems very intrigued about this new book:

I expect the world to be ecstatic at the range of her imaginative reach,” predicts Rowling’s American publisher, Michael Pietsch. One of the few to have read the embargoed book, he calls Rowling “a genius, one of the great writers of all time.” Reading the 512-page novel, he says, “reminded me of Dickens because of the humanity, the humor, the social concerns, the intensely real characters.”

But the secrecy surrounding The Casual Vacancy isn’t. As with Harry Potter, there are no advance copies for the media, no early reviews. In the case of Harry Potter, this public-relations blackout only fed the frenzy. To date, the seven-book series about a boy wizard has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, and it became one of the most successful movie franchises in history.

To promote her first novel for adults, J.K. Rowling will be interviewed by novelist Ann Patchett before a live audience on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. The event will be held in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 10 and include a copy of Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown, $35), being published Sept. 27. She will sign copies of her book at the event and take questions from the audience. It will be her only public U.S. appearance.

Tickets, issued on a first-come, first-served basis, are $43 if purchased online, $44 if purchased via phone, $37 if purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office. Approximately 1,100 tickets will be available.

 And one of the most admired. Parents, teachers and librarians around the world revere her for hooking children on reading. She published the first Harry Potterbook in 1997, just around the time when computers joined TVs as must-have family electronics.

The big question today: Will those little Potter addicts who waited so breathlessly in line at bookstores to buy the new Potter at 12:01 a.m. now rush out to purchase (or download) The Casual Vacancy?

Fans who read Harry Potter as children will be one of the core audiences for this book, without a doubt,” says Diane Roback, children’s book editor at Publishers Weekly “I cannot think of an author who is more beloved by her readers.”

The book will be released on September 27th!

Pottermore Chamber of Secrets Updates


In the past week, The Pottermore Insider has stated that they are currently making the “final touches” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Well it’s better than what they usually do, keep us in the dark until they finally release it.

The Insider has stated:

(August 24th)

Our artists are putting the final touches to some slugs, bugs, quills and watery spills in the next Pottermore chapters.

Will you be able to guess where these might appear in the new Moments…? 

(August 22nd)

“This week, we’re finessing the animations for the next chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

“We’ve been polishing up the Hogwarts moving portraits and tackling the challenging Whomping Willow to ensure they’re looking their best.”

“We’ll have another update for you later this week on the Insider.We’ve been back in the studio this week, finalising more sounds that feature in the second instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

August 15th)

“We’ve been back in the studio this week, finalising more sounds that feature in the second instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

“From the cry of the Mandrake to Moaning Myrtle’s sobs, we’ve been making sure the effects are just right.”

“There will be another development update, here on the Insider next week.”

As you can tell I bolded “later this week” on one of the articles. Which I think is the most important part of these updates: the time. If another update is coming sooner than the last two, I’m betting they are almost done with it. I have a feeling the new chapters will be available very soon. I’m guessing around August 27th-September 3rd.

Emma Watson on Cover of The New York Times Fashion Fall 2012 & Interview

Emma Watson; we all know her as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and soon to be Sam in The Perks of a Wildflower.

Now she is on the cover of The New York Times “T” Style Fashion Fall 2012 and a new interview has also been released.


On honing her vowels when it comes to her American accent:

“My grandma said — when I was really young and I’d sing along to the radio — why do you sing in an American accent? I guess it was because a lot of the music I was listening to had American vocalists. And that was something Steve said to me as well: try singing the lines in an American accent. That kind of opened me up. Then I worked with a dialogue coach and I just put in the time to really, really listen and just go over it and over it and over it until I could do it without thinking about it too hard. And I just knew it was really important.”

On her decision to wait so long to make other movies aside from “Harry Potter”:

“I think at first I didn’t because I was always either studying or filming, I didn’t have time to go off and do other films or other things to sort of show people that, Oh, she is not just Hermione, she is an actress and she can go and do these other parts and roles. . . . I didn’t, because I was so focused on, you know, on my GCSEs and on my AS and on my A-levels and then getting in to university and then whatever, I didn’t really have time to do any of that.”

On her collegiate experience at Brown:

“My first two years at Brown weren’t easy, not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know, without the collegiate system . . . and at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it’s also much more difficult, too. You’re not with a group of people all the time at one time.”

Perks of A Wildflower to be released in September 2012.