Pottermore.com confirmed to be released late October!

It has been confirmed that Pottermore.com will
NOT be opened to the public until late October.
The Pottermore Insider says:
"From the end of October, registration will be
opened to everyone and we’ll be giving access
to registered users in phases.

Access may be granted quickly, but please note
it could also take some weeks or months,
depending on demand.

Also: "...we’ve decided to extend the Beta period beyond September and take
a different approach to the way new users are brought onto Pottermore."

So if you've been one of those granted early access, then you have
one more month to enjoy the site exclusively.

Please note that the notice said this clever release date hint:
"From the end of October, registration will be open to everyone."
This encourages the rumor of Pottermore opening on October 31st,
the day that Harry Potter got his lightning shaped scar.

Is this a coincidence, or is it hinting a release date?

Harry Potter e-books delayed until 2012!

It was just announced by msnbc.com that the
Harry Pottere-book adaptions planned to be sold
through Pottermore.com  have been postponed
until sometime in early to mid 2012.

According to msnbc.com, the Harry Potter e-books
will be avaliable on the following digital readers:
 Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and on the Apple iPad.

The Pottermore.com team says
this delay will allow them to:
"...focus on our first priority: opening Pottermore to as many people
as possible and making the experience as good as it can be."

So, sorry to all of you hoping to download the Harry Potter e-books,
but it looks like the books will stay in only print and audio form, for now.
Pottermore.com opens to the public sometime in October.

All 1 million early access Pottermore invites sent out!

It was officially announced today, by 
PotterMore Insider, http://insider.pottermore.com/ ,
that all 1 million early access welcome e-mails
have now been sent out to their owners.
They released a short statement on the matter,
 which can be read fully below. For more info 
on Pottermore, go to the PotterMore Insider blog,
You can use the link at the beginning of the post.

Pottermore Insider tells us: "Earlier today,  we sent out the one-millionth Welcome email - 
which means that everyone who successfully registered for the PotterMore.com Beta 
should now have access to PotterMore.com shortly.

We’re expecting the site to be extremely busy over the next 24 hours
as people log in and explore PotterMore for the first time.

As such, you may have to wait to sign in but please keep trying if you aren't able
to gain entry straight away, (due to the large amount of users on PotterMore.)"

Pottermore.com is open to the public this October.
No release date has yet been officially confirmed.

All-New preview of Pottermore.com!

Behindthethrills.com has just posted a review
of the upcoming Pottermore.com experience,
and more importantly, they share very useful
information on setting up a Pottermore account.

Pottermore.com opens to the public next month.
Pottermore.com doesn't yet have a premiere date.

How to set up a Pottermore.com account
 "After you get your welcome email and
log in for the first time, you’ll be shown
what you can do with Pottermore."

"At the bottom of this screen, you can link your
Pottermore account to Facebook and link up
with your friends on Facebook who use
Pottermore.  You can also just type in your
friends username and add them directly."

"Now it’s time to explore starting with the
Magical Gateway. There, You can see your
progress, as well as where your friends are at."

"Notice all the locked symbols at the top?
Soon we will be unlocking things,  but lets focus on getting started.
From here you can see how much exploring we have to do in the near future.
Pottermore allows you to explore chapters of each book, beginning with
the first book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.

To read the review on behindthethrills.com, use this link:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Blu-Ray covers released!

These are the official covers to
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
To the top left is the Blu-Ray 3-D pack, allowing fans
to re-watch the film in full Blu-Ray 3-D quality.

Second on the left is the two-disk DVD edition,
with several, if not all, of the special features.

If you don't have a Blu-Ray player and HDTV,
then this is the DVD pack for you.

It is well worth getting, but please note that Blu-Ray
does have several additional features that you will
not be able to enjoy on DVD.

Next, to the bottom left, is the Blu-Ray Triple Play combo pack.
Containing a Blu-Ray version of the film, a DVD version,
and a digital copy compatible with a computer or an ipod.
And finally, the 1-disk DVD, with only additional scenes
as a feature.

The only question remains, which will you choose?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released on
November 11th in the U.S and on December 2nd in the U.K.

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection coming this November!

For both Blu-Ray and DVD owners, you will soon
be able to collect all eight Harry Potter movies
in one complete combo pack.

"Harry Potter: The Complete 8-film Collection"
will be released on November 11th in the U.S.
and on December 2nd in the U.K.

As to why there is about a three week delay
in releasing the collection in the U.K.
We don't know.

You can pre-order the HP complete collection
through amazon.com through these links:

For those of you in the U.S. , go to:

This will get you to the complete collection
in its DVD form, but it is also available in Blu-Ray.

For U.K. residents, go to:

Also for U.K. residents, you can order a limited edition collector's set
of all eight films, you can place an order for one on amazon.com .
There is a picture of one below this text.

Go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005GTJEZC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=danradclico02-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B005GTJEZC

Order now. It's unsure how long these
collector's edition copies will be here
before they're sold out!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 coming to Blu-Ray on December 2nd!

 It has now been officially confirmed, after much
speculation, that the final Harry Potter movie
will be released on December 2nd.

A little while ago, according to Blu-Ray.com,
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Harry-Potter-and-the-Deathly-Hallows-Part-2-3D-Blu-ray/26079/ ,
It was announced that the film would be out
on December 2nd, but this statement went
unconfirmed by Warner Bros, until now.

 These are the special features that Blu-Ray owners
can expect from the Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital Copy
combo pack, as displayed on the back cover,
(featured below the first picture.)

- Maxmimum Movie Mode with Matthew Lewis
- A conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe
- The Goblins of Gringotts (hosted by Warwick Davis)
- The Women of Harry Potter
- When Harry Left Hogwarts
- Deleted Scenes
- WB Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
will also be avaliable as a Blu-Ray 3-D pack.
The film will not be sold as a standard Blu-Ray version.

The film will also be sold as a one-disk DVD,
and as a two-disk special edition DVD.

However, the DVD versions will not include
many of the features that Blu-Ray will have.

You can not yet pre-order the film, as of now.
Pre-orders can be expected to begin soon.

New behind-the-scenes pics from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 released!

 These behind the scenes photos from the set of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
have been officially been released online by
Warner Bros, and given to snitchseeker.com, and
these were those pics, behind-the-scenes pics
showing the final Harry Potter film being filmed.

The battle at Hogwarts castle is apparently
underway, for rubbish already clutters the
courtyard outside of the defended castle.

Click on these pictures to enlarge them
Thanks to snitchseeker.com for the pics!

Enjoy the pictures!
(Right-click to save them to your computer.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
has earned $1,321,382,35, over 1.3 billion dollars,

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game info revealed!

The official game description for the upcoming
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game has arrived!

"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 quests
in both Muggle and Wizarding worlds.

*From Privet Drive in Little Whinging
to Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade  and Hogwarts.

*Visit 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.
*Play through 24 story events and return to Hogwarts 
where there are 16 different lessons to attend.
*Learn and use all new charms and spells including the Unforgivable Curses.
*Master advanced duelling skills to defeat Voldemort's Death Eaters 
as you battle toward the ultimate showdown with the Dark Lord himself!
Discover and unlock over 80 characters including, Fenrir Greyback, 
Bellatrix Lestrange & Professor Horace Slughorn. 
*Play with friends and family using easy drop-in/drop-out 
co-op play that features dynamic split screen" 
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is released on November 15th!

Pottermore.com taken off-line for bug repairs!

 Pottermore.com has officially announced that it HAS
gone off-line for a few hours so that their staff could
smooth out some bugs appearently affecting the site.

The official Pottermore blog, Pottermore Insider, stated:

"We’re aware that some of you are having difficulty
accessing Pottermore right now.  Our team is currently
carrying out some maintenance work and, while they make
changes, you may find that the site is temporarily off-line."

 They did say, as if to re-assure their viewers that "things should be (restored) soon."

We'll report on this story when Pottermore Insider publishes any new post,
as they promised they would, when Pottermore.com was back on the web.

The Order of the Phoenix Network remembers 9/11

 Ten years ago today, thousands of people lost
their lives in the tragic fall of the twin towers,
an day known afterward as 9/11,
due to the (ironic) date on which it occurred.

"In an effort to honor and educate,
the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers visitors
a refuge to reflect and expansive exhibits that
outline the details of how that tragic day unfolded.

 The names of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children whose lives were cut short
by the 1993 and 2001 attacks are inscribed around the memorial pool and their profiles
within the museum ensure that their legacies will live on."

Ensure that the loss of so many lives does NOT go unnoticed, and  make a donation
to support the preservation of the 9/11 memorial through this link:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One Ultimate Edition coming in 2012!

It has now been officially confirmed that another two
Harry Potter ultimate editions are on their way,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One,
and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.

Both ultimate editions will be released sometime in 2012.
There has been no specific release date announced yet,
but rest assured, these two final ultimate editions
ARE on their way to being released, with all-new content
not seen in previously released Harry Potter DVDs.
Here is the video announcing the release date...

Please note that the release date is mentioned at the END of the video,
and that this video focuses on one of the special features featured on the
Deathly Hallows Part 1 ultimate edition,  "The Making of Harry Potter".

All-new promo image for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 released online!

Here is the latest promotional image for
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the second LEGO H.P.
videogame in this current series.

LEGO has created previous Harry Potter games,
such as LEGO Creator: Harry Potter, and its sequel,
LEGO Creator: Harry Potter 
and the Chamber of Secrets.

This latest LEGO Harry Potter game will be a
direct sequel to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

Does this image get you excited for the next
LEGO Harry Potter video game?

 Will this game be worth $50? You decide!

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will be released November 15th.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to include a "Tale of the Three Brothers" game level!

Thanks to fellow Harry Potter fan website
snitchseeker.com, Harry Potter fans now
have confirmation from one of the
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game designers,
who talked briefly about "the two-dimensional
aspect of The Tale of the Three Brothers, and how
the player will get the chance to play
the three brothers going against Death."

So, yes, the Tale of the Three Brothers will be more then a 3-minute animated clip.
It will be a featured game level in the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 videogame,
which is released in the U.S. and U.K. this November.

Pottermore Insider officially answers concerns shared by its viewers!

As was announced by Pottermore Insider
just last week, a news post would be made
addressing Pottermore viewers, and it
turned out to be answers to concerns that
many of its early viewers have expressed.
Here are some of those questions/answers:

‘… It'd be nice to know IF Wizard Dueling will be available to beta testers again. I don't care when, just a yes or no.’- cwbrumm

"...This section of the site has proven to be immensely popular and we’ve been making a number of improvements behind the scenes to ensure that it runs as smoothly as possible."

‘I'm wondering how helpful the BETA feedback really will be… I can only click boxes 
to tell them if I enjoy the site and if it runs smoothly. I wish I could tell them what 
I find helpful, and what I think would improve the site.’  -silverquillXX

In the next few weeks, we’ll also be sending out a Pottermore Beta survey. 
Along with opinion-related questions there will also be a space for you to 
add comments, so you’ll be given a chance to tell us specific details if there’s 
something you think we should know about.

‘Do you know why a comment in your house common room might be "under moderation?" Each comment I make won't post and it says that. I have not used bad language, said anything nasty, or broken any rules…’ - Anonymous

If you see that one of your comments is under moderation, please wait until you 
receive a message from the moderation team before trying to comment in the same 
place again – otherwise you might end up posting the same thing multiple times!

‘potions take way too long to brew #pottermore :/’ -Lynsey Ward
We’ve noticed that people are finding that the potion brewing takes too long, so we’re
making some tweaks to these. You’ll see the changes implemented in the coming weeks.

Please note that these answers have been edited slightly to fit into this post,
but you can find the full answers, what didn't make it in here, through this link:
http://insider.pottermore.com/  Pottermore.com is scheduled for its debut this October.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 cover now online!

 Thanks to snitchseeker.com, we have the official cover
for the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter video game,
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, which is a sequel to the
previous game, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

To the left is the official U.K. cover for the
Nintendo Wii edition of the game.

The game, according to the
information provided by
snitchseeker.com, will be
released on November 18th.

It has not been OFFICIALLY confirmed,
so don't start celebrating YET.

An official U.K. release date will likely
be announced very soon.

Only one question stands out: Is this cover
as good as LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4?