Blog upgrades coming soon!

I am happy to announce that soon, this blog will be experiencing some major changes.
Here are some of the changes that will take place as the Order of the Phoenix upgrades
itself to version 3.5:
  • The "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Page" will be taken down.
  • The list of past PhoenixCast episodes will be updated with our newest shows.  
  • Our F.A.Q. page will be updated with additional or revised information.
  • Our "Sponsors" page will be updated with new sponsors worth noting. 
  • The "News subscription information" page will be taken down.

The information on subscribing to us, that was featured on the News Subscription Info
page will be moved to its new home on our F.A.Q. page!

All of these changes/improvements will go into effect starting on September 1st,
to commemorate the start of the school term at Hogwarts.

We are partnering with the PhoenixCast blog to put newer podcast episodes
onto this blog for our viewers to try out, and hopefully enjoy.

Please note that it is unknown at what exact time on September 1st
that one or all of these changes will take place.

Thanks to all our viewers for your continued support, and your 3,300 views this month!
It was your support that made this blog (soon a website) what it is today!

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 german release date announced!

    Thanks to information provided by,
    Harry Potter fans in Germany now have an official
    release date for the final film: December 31st.

    I am sorry to say that you fans in Germany will NOT
    be getting the final film for the holidays.

    The price was 26,97 Euros, so it will not be cheap.
    (The nice thing is that it is available in Blu-Ray.)

    So if you live in Germany and want to order
    the film, use this link:

    No U.S. or U.K. release dates, (apart from France), have yet been announced. continues to let more lucky fans enter the site early!

     The official Pottermore blog set up by J.K. Rowling,
    PotterMore Insider, updated itself with a new post,
    telling viewers that more of the people selected for
    early access to the site have been allowed in.

    "On Monday 15 August, we began sending out
    Welcome emails to a small number of Beta users."

    "These people have been busy exploring the site,
    commenting when they like something,  and
    making suggestions when they find something
    that they would like us to improve."

    "In just four days we’ve learned an awful lot and, as a result,
    have started making changes to improve the Pottermore experience."

    "We know that a lot of people are eager to receive their Welcome emails and that it’s difficult
    to wait but, as we mentioned in our earlier blog post, we’re staggering  entry to Pottermore
    and to start with we’re only letting a small number of people onto the site."

    If any of you reading have been allowed early access to Pottermore, congratulations. goes live on the internet this October.

    British scientists work on creating more Harry Potter based tech!

    British scientists have announced that they have developed another piece of technology
    based off of Harry Potter, binoculars which they say can allow users to pause,  rewind,  
    and play back whatever they are viewing, similar to the magical device used by Harry Potter.

    The digital devices, developed by researchers at Sony, could make 
    sport watching even more enjoyable.

    In the fourth HP book, 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' , 
    Harry was shown using a very similar piece of wizarding tech, 
    called an Omniocular, to watch the Quidditch World Cup. 

    Sony calls these new video binoculars the "first devices of their kind".

    According to, these Sony devices can record anything
    in either regular viewing, or in 3-D, which can be replayed on 3-D TVs. 

    Here is another example of a piece of Harry Potter's world
    making its first appearance in our own. Is this a good idea, or not?

    New LEGO Harry Potter game pics now online!

    Thanks to, all-new game pics
    from LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 are online!

    To the left is one of the newly released pics,
    based on one of the scenes in the fifth movie
    in the now complete Harry Potter series,
    "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

    Here is the second picture, to the right, showing
    Lucius Malfoy, ready for the battle to begin,
    in the Ministry of Magic.

    If you look carefully at the pictures, you can tell their
    similarity to the film scenes they were based on.

    In the third game picture, shown to the right,
    we see a two-shot of two very familar faces:
    Sirius Black and Lucius Malfoy.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is released
    in U.S. stores on November 15th.

    Worldwide release dates for the game
    have not yet been announced.

    Click "Read more" to see additional pictures
    from the upcoming game. premieres new LEGO Harry Potter online mini-game! has recently debuted a new LEGO
    Harry Potter mini-game on their site,,
    and it is quite fun to play.

    "LEGO Harry Potter: Battle for Hogwarts"
    Game Review: It's fun, funny, and well worth the
    time spent playing. I recomend it to any HP fan
    looking for something to play for a few minutes.
    It doesn't take long to beat, so be warned.

    Hint; The bad guys will try to stop you, but once you watch them for a minute,
    you can easily avoid them. They are very predictable, so it shouldn't be hard to
    get past them to your goal. Use this link to go to, and play the game now!

    All-new gameplay video from LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 leaked online!

    An all-new gameplay video from the upcoming
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 video game has
    just been leaked online.

    It's a 10 minute video showing a level from
    the game being played, and it gives an idea
    to potential buyers what the game will be like.
    Here's the video itself (below):

    New images now available of!

     Thanks to PC Magazine's website, we now have
    all-new images of the upcoming
    website, available to all this October!

    To the left is the "Hogwarts acceptance letter"
    issued from, likely given to
    anyone in the process of setting up an account.

    (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

    To the right is pictures of what PotterMore
    members, if they are decided to be among
    the Slytherin house, would likely see.

    Members of other "houses" wouldn't see
    this page, and some exclusive content
    that it may hold.

    And it has been made clear that,
    as in the case of Harry Potter himself:
    Once chosen for a Hogwarts house,
    there is no going back, no second chance.

    You'd have to create or use a second
    e-mail account to try again, so be aware.
    Either way, Harry Potter book fans will likely
    love the site, from the look of it. goes live
    sometime this October.

    No release date has yet
    been announced.

    As a reminder, e-book versions
    of all seven Harry Potter books
    will be available through!

    Lucky Harry Potter fans can now enter!

    For those of you who have been among the chosen
    for entering earlier before the rest,
    the official PotterMore blog, PotterMore insider has
    revealed that you can now enter the site!

    PotterMore insider tells us:

    "We’re excited to announce that early access
    to has begun."

    "To begin with, we’ll be inviting a very small number of people onto the website,
    so you may not receive your Welcome email straight away.
    We’ll be sending those Welcome emails out over the coming weeks."

    "Once your invitation e-mail arrives, you’ll be able to log in
    and start helping us develop the Pottermore experience."

    "As Pottermore users, you’ll be exploring all the different elements of the site
    and, hopefully, sharing your thoughts with us along the way."

    "By using the ‘Beta feedback’ button. You’ll find it located at the bottom
    right-hand corner of every page on the site, and this is what it looks like..."

    Harry Potter film set tour ticket reservations available October 13th!

    As many Harry Potter fans are by now
    aware, there will soon be an opportunity
    to visit the actual sets on which the films
    were created, seeing many iconic and
    quite familiar locations from the films.

    Tickets for the tour will be available from
    October 13,  ahead of its grand opening in
    Spring 2012.

    "We are thrilled that fans will soon be able to experience the award-winning
    artistry and talent that lovingly went into producing the actual sets, props,
    costumes and special effects of this record-breaking film series,"
    said Sarah Roots, the vice president of Warner Bros Studio Tour London

    £28 for adults, (about $40 is U.S. money),  and £21, (about $30 in U.S. money.)
    This is quite expensive,  regardless of what type of money you have.

    Is the price worth the risk? Let us know! go through this link,
    and place YOUR comment on our PhoenixCast comments page!

    Update: a promotional trailer for the attraction has been released, watch it now!
    <a href='' target='_new' title='Warner Bros. Studio Tour London &#8211; The Making of Harry Potter' >Video: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London &#8211; The Making of Harry Potter</a>

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this November?

     According to a somewhat reliable source, the release date for
    the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the final Harry Potter film,
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two",
    and it will be avaliable for Blu-Ray, and as a
    4-disk DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Copy combo pack.

    It is currently unknown if the final Harry Potter film will be
    released on DVD, because DVD is starting to fade away.

    We'll have to wait for official confirmation as for the
    DVD version of the film, but rest assured that the film
    will be available for Blu-Ray and for digital download.

    To check out this, for now, unofficial information, use this link:

    Warner lets Harry Potter fans buy limited edition film reel collection!

    It isn't often that I come across a piece of
    Harry Potter merchandise worth its price,
    but to a die-hard collector, this would be one.

    "Own a piece of Harry Potter history with this
    montage of framed film cells featuring
    Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Dumbledore,
    and more from all eight Harry Potter films."

    The set includes a mini poster for each of the
    eight films and 16 authentic film cells.

    "The film cells are pieces of actual 35mm film
    from the movie, individually cut from movie reels."

    "Each set comes with a certificate of authenticity and unique placard
    with the serial number and individual edition number."

    "The posters and cells are double mounted and come in a black wood frame.
    This limited edition framed set measures 19 x 20 inches
    and is a limited edition of 5000."

    "Please note the cells may vary from piece to piece because
    they are hand-selected from reels of film."

    You can find this interesting product, along with many others, on!

    Special collector's edition for Harry Potter films to be avaliable this November?

    This is a picture of the upcoming official, entire
    Harry Potter film collection, containing all 8 films.

    It contains 16 disks, 2 disks per film, one for the
    film, and another containing special features.

    Along with the films is a specially designed
    container to hold them, with the official
    Hogwarts seal.

     But this isn't the only cool thing about this
    collector's edition, certainly not.

    This special collector's edition also features an
    official Harry Potter wand, one featured prominently
    in the final film. Fans will know it as the Elder Wand.

    You can pre-order in France now for 199 Euros.
    It is set to be released on November 30th.

    It is currently uknown when this Harry Potter movie collector's edition
    will reach the United States, or the rest of the U.K. ,but it will probably
    be also sometime in late November as well.

    Thanks to for the tip!

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 now avaliable for pre-order!

    According to the product page on,
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the second
    LEGO Harry Potter game in the current series,
    is now available for Pre-order.

    Its retail price, according to,
    is $49.96, saving you exactly $0.03,
    which isn't exactly a great deal overall.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is available on the following platforms:
    Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Nintendo DS, PSP,
    and will be available on Nintendo 3DS.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will likely be one of the very last LEGO video games
    to be availiable on the Nintendo Wii, as the Wii U, the next Nintendo game system,
    will be released this December, with its first games released then also.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 becomes the number #3 most successful film worldwide!

    There was no doubt in anyone's mind a month ago
    that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    would do very well, perhaps even just beat the first
    Harry Potter film, which earned $974.8 million dollars.

    What few people guessed was that it may make more
    money worldwide then the 1997 movie Titanic.

    As of today, the final Harry Potter movie is challenging
    Titanic, and will likely push past it, and soon become
    the number #2 most successful movie worldwide!

    However, it remains unlikely that it will beat Titanic's record
    of 1.8 billion dollars, but it may come close to doing so.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has made $382.4 million dollars
    in the U.S. alone, and $1,133,901,000 worldwide!

    It is showing signs of slowing down, but it has not stopped yet.

    Send in your Harry Potter comments, and they may be read on a future PhoenixCast episode!

    I am very happy to announce that all you listeners have the chance to share YOUR
    Harry Potter thoughts, opinions, and questions to us, and we will have them read on
    our Harry Potter podcast, PhoenixCast! (

    PhoenixCast is a Harry Potter podcast that we created back in January,
    and is doing quite well, so your comments will be heard by a LOT of people!

    All you have to do is publish your thoughts on the comments page,
    which can be found just under this text.

    If we see that it is appropriate, it will appear on a future PhoenixCast episode!
    Hurry, because you only have until August 16th to send in your thoughts
    for our next episode, which probably will be out by August 18th!

    Anyone whose comment(s) is approved will have their screen name posted
    on the PhoenixCast blog, and will get a shout-out from us on the show!
    Send in YOUR questions, complaints, and/or comments NOW!

    Tonight is the final chance to register for early access to!

    Now is your last chance, literally, to be accepted for early access into!
    If you want to see if you will be one of the lucky few, go to, solve the clue featured on the main page, and follow the instructions, and you may be one of the select few
    who will be able to enter the unique Harry Potter website/social network early!

    You have very limited time, so ACT NOW!
    You will not have this chance for early access again!

    UPDATE: The clue is LIVE and SOLVED! Use this link to have a CHANCE
    at entering PotterMore earlier then October! Go to:

    Harry Potter continues to pull off its magic at the box office!

    Already, the final Harry Potter film
    has surpassed all of its predecessors,
    now at $328,025,686 domestic,
    and at $1,041.2 worldwide.

    And although it already has earned
    over a billion dollars worldwide,
    it's not stopped yet.

    It looks like it is slowing down, in terms of how much money it is earning,
    but it may stay in theaters for a few more weeks before ending its run.

    With the film already in the top ten most successful films worldwide,
    the only question remaining is: Will it enter the top 5?

    It would need to pull in exactly another $22 million dollars
    to do that, so we'll see where it ends up.

    EXCLUSIVE: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game release date delayed!

    There has been a new announcement in the case of the upcoming Harry Potter videogame coming
    this Winter, "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

    The game's original release date of November 1st
    has just been pushed back exactly two weeks,
    to November 15th!

    It is unclear exactly why the LEGO company
    would choose that day as a release date,
    but the game is now set to be released on November 15th in the U.S.

    Here is the official description for the game, which is avaliable on

    "Based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films,
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potter’s
    heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds."

    "From Privet Drive in Little Whinging to Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and Hogwarts
    – plus new locations including Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic,
    and Godric’s Hollow – players will encounter new faces, new challenges
    and new magic, preparing them for the ultimate face-off against Lord Voldemort."

    Release dates for the game in other countries is unknown at this time.