Reminder: Harry Potter fans can vote online to choose UK HP7 Blu-Ray cover!

We have received word that, on
Facebook, Harry Potter fans can vote
to see the cover of their choice on
store shelves when it comes out
on blu-ray this Spring. So to our UK fans,
subscribers, and viewers, hurry and vote,
because voting ends at midnight tonight.

No votes will be accepted past midnight.

We have the two covers on the top left and top right of this post.

To place your vote before time runs out, got to:
. !

Rumor: John Williams to return as soundtrack composer of Harry Potter 8?

 A rumor has been started online that 
Alexandre Desplat and John Williams 
will work together on the production 
of various tracks for the soundtrack of 
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two".

We did previously recieve confirmation that 
John Williams will return to Harry Potter
somehow, but may not be the main composer  
for the various music themes in the film. 

Now it appears that he will return and assist Alexandre Desplat 
in the creation of the HP8 soundtrack. So although he may not be credited 
on the soundtrack's front cover, we can now be sure he will personally 
be involved in its making. We still await further official information,
which may not be announced online for a few months.

New LEGO Harry Potter set released!

We forget to remind our viewers
 that the newest LEGO Harry Potter
building set, Diagon Alley, has been released.

We even have a description of it below:

No need to pass through the Leaky Cauldron,
Now even Muggles can shop in Diagon Alley 
by building this fantastically magical set,
which includes three extensively detailed buildings 
and eleven LEGO minifigures. 
Visit Ollivanders, Borgin and Burkes, and Gringotts Bank
 And join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
as they shop for their Hogwarts  school supplies!

You can find it for $199.99 online and at some select stores.
Not all LEGO providing stores may have it yet, so just keep an eye out!

New HP8 movie pic released!

Although it is unclear whether or not
it is official, we have a movie still from
the final Harry Potter movie,
which is currently still on schedule
for its July 15th premiere.

We are not yet sure if Warner Bros. will order the Harry Potter fansites
to take down the image, so if you want a personal copy of this pic,
do so by right-clicking the image and then click "save picture as..."
then find a location for it, then you're all set! Either way, enjoy!

HP7 DVD and Blu-Ray extra features details announced!

Just yesterday, we announced the release dates
for the Harry Potter 7 DVDs and Blu-Rays in the
US, and similar release dates have also
been announced for those of you living
in the UK. Below we have the special features that
will be included in the DVDs or Blu-Ray disks.

– Maximum Movie Mode: Voldemort’s Secrets
– Sneak Peek: First scene of HP8
– Behind the Soundtrack
– The Flight of the Seven Harrys
– Exploring Godric’s Hollow
– The Women of Harry Potter
– Rupert Grint: Not Your Average Guy
– Join the Cast at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
grand opening!
– Additional Scenes

Please note that not all features will be available for both formats.
Thanks to the site for the leaked news!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One to hit store shelves April 11th!

We have just received confirmation from the BBFC,
(British Board of Film Classification), that
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
will be released on April 11th, and will be packed
with special features including deleted scenes,
documentaries, and more!

We have a full list of the extra features here. You can see the full list if you click "read more..."

PhoenixCast #2 has been released!

We are happy to announce that, as of three days ago,
PhoenixCast #2 was released onto our official PhoenixCast blog,
and on our Libsyn page,
You can find and download our episodes there,
as well as post comments on Libsyn, or review us
and rate us on itunes! Sorry for the delay!

New HP8 movie pic leaked online!

Marking the first HP8 movie pic, this mid-battle
pic shows Harry Potter side character
Neville Longbottom, filthy and bloody,
apparently about to face off against the woman
who tortured his parents to insanity:
Bellatrix Lestrange,
Voldemort's right-hand supporter.

(Bellatrix can be seen behind Neville,
she is the closer of the two distant figures
to the right of Neville.)

I think it's safe to say we'll be recieving more similar film pics like this one.
We'll be sure to post as soon as another legit pic is released!

PhoenixCast ties for title as #1 Harry Potter podcast on itunes!

Today we have fantastic news to announce to our viewers.
Thanks to itunes, PhoenixCast has tied for the position as
#1 Harry Potter podcast on itunes!

We have tied with the two biggest Harry Potter podcasts,
Pottercast, and Mugglecast.

Me and my fellow PhoenixCast co-host Mia were, and are stunned by these results,
and thank our listeners and viewers for your outstanding support!
This couldn't have been done without you all!
See you for PhoenixCast #2 in just a few days!

Harry Potter 7 to be released on DVD & Blu-Ray in France on April 16th!

It has been announced by's french site that
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One will
be released in France on April 16th.

This has been confirmed by's french site.

With the french edition coming April 16th, it seems likely
that the US may get their copy sometime
in late March or early April.

LEGO adds new LEGO Harry Potter world exploring game to their site!

Currently available only on LEGO's website,
Harry Potter fans can now explore two
famous Harry Potter locations:
Hogwarts castle, and Diagon Alley.

Although it is very limited in playability,
it is still worth checking out.
Use this link to play the game,
and explore the world!

PhoenixCast #1 released online!

We can now announce that PhoenixCast has been
successfully released online, and can be downloaded
to your computor.

Currently, it does not appear that you can download
it on a ipod or other MP3 player, but we are working
with the itunes online store, so people could download
our show on itunes.

We have submitted the podcast to itunes, and it should be on itunes
within the next day or so. We will announce it when that happens!

To download PhoenixCast #1 to your computor, you can visit the podcast's blog
by double-clicking this link: .

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 iphone app recieves positive reviews online!

 Ever since its initial release, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 has been
recieving very high praise for its visual graphics and in-depth gameplay.

"LEGO Harry Potter looks razor sharp on a Retina display device."
-(IGN, -rating it a 8 out of 10)

"...instantly charming and thoroughly impressive."
-(PocketGamer - 8 out of 10)

"...early impressions seem to indicate that this
could be one of the best games currently on the platform.


"This is the game to show your doubting friends,
as I don't believe a game of this depth or breadth presently exists
on the App Store, and certainly not one with the care and attention
that the Warner Bros. team have expended on it." -(

All these sites and more highly reccomend this game as a whole,
so for any of you with an iphone, ipad, or ipod touch, give it a try!

Find LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 on AppStoreHQ.
Apps at AppStoreHQ

PhoenixCast podcast on its way, show details revealed!

To go along with the post we made just two days ago,
we are almost done recording PhoenixCast #1, and
will finish within the next two or three days, and we
have many of the discussion details here.

We have not yet decided on a release date or episode name,
But we'll highlight some things for you.

  • Our Harry Potter news and announcements,
  • Including HP8 trailer rumor, HP8 final scene re-shot, and more!
  • Chapter discussions and summary of chapters 1-2 in Harry Potter book 1.
  • Announcements.
  • Final Thoughts and goodbyes.

Expect these segments in the upcoming PhoenixCast #1!
It should be released on our site in MP3 format, and about 15-20 minutes long.
Any future episodes should be expected to be about 20 minutes long as well.
Keep an eye out for any announcements concerning PhoenixCast for the next few days.

LEGO Harry Potter to weave its magic on Macs this Thursday!

Starting this Thursday, Mac users will be able to,
at last, play the "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4"
video game. Although why Mac users had to wait
half a year is unknown.

Mac system requirements have been
released online, and for the sake of
Mac gamers, we have a copy.

To read system requirements for the Mac version of the
"LEGO Harry Potter" game, please click "Read More".

New Year comes, 2011 changes on the way!

To all our fans and readers, a very happy new year from us
at the Order of the Phoenix Network!

To our 7 subscribers and 2 followers and 37 viewers
this month, we have some special announcements
to share with all of you.

First off, when we looked at the succsess this blog has achieved over the last few years,
one of the first things we thought were: "How can we make this thing better?"
So we thought and came to the conclusion that we should create a podcast,
to both please current fans and viewers, expand our audiance,
as well as just have some fun!

We are underway with the podcast, "PhoenixCast", currently,
and should have it and its blog online within the next two weeks
if all goes well. Keep an eye out for future announcements!
Thanks for all your support, or none of this would be possible!

-Order of the Phoenix Network staff.