Harry Potter: The Exhibition coming to NYC this fall!

Just earlier today, it was revealed in a
press statement that the well-recieved
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be stopping
at New York City sometime later this year.

Below is the full, official announcement:

""Since its hugely successful run in New York City in 2011, 
Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been significantly updated with new artifacts
from the series, including the final film, and will include a few holiday themed surprises.

Back by popular demand, this new stop in New York City will serve as
the exhibition’s return to North America after a year-long international tour.
Opening date and ticketing information will be released in the upcoming weeks."

In addition to the holiday surprises, visitors will get to see props from
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 not originally seen during the exhibition's first stop
at New York City.

"We are pleased to offer East coast fans a second opportunity to experience this exhibition,
all housed within the perfect venue during the ideal time of year, the holiday season,"
said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES.

 "There is no better way to celebrate the imagination and creativity of the
Harry Potter film series than  to actually walk among the iconic costumes and props
that helped bring the world of the films to life."

As of today, no official premiere date for their New York City premiere has been announced.
Considering the amount of information already released, a premiere date can be expected
to be revealed sometime in the very near future.

New Pottermore info fansite underway!

We are happy to announce that over
the last several months, we have gathered
many small pieces of new HP information
revealed by PotterMore, as well as things
previously stated by J.K. Rowling,
that were not included in the HP books or movies.

They will then be copied and relocated
to a seperate blog, the sole purpose of which is
being an easy-to-navigate public database
for all Harry Potter fans worldwide.

A lot of the information we intend to release is
little-known, and mostly scattered across the internet,
                                                                     as well as character-based posts, extra notes, etc.

Currently under the name "The Potterful Pensieve",
this new HP database was originally planned to premiere online
late last month, but due to development delays, it has been delayed
until its planned premiere later this fall.

We have already sorted through most of the problems,
and collected roughly enough information for the first dozen posts.

Look for more info on "The Potterful Pensieve"
here on Order of the Phoenix News Network!

J.K. Rowling to hold discussion/book signing for "The Casual Vacancy"!

Just a few hours ago, it was announced that
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will appear at a
book signing/book discussion of her upcoming
novel, "The Casual Vacancy," in

Here is the official announcement,
released only hours ago:

"J.K. Rowling plans to make her one and only
in-person appearance in the U.S. to promote
her first novel for adults.
The “Harry Potter” author will discuss
“The Casual Vacancy”  at New York’s Jazz
at Lincoln Center on Oct. 16.

The venue can seat about 1,100 people.
Little, Brown & Company announced Wednesday that Rowling
will be interviewed on stage by fellow author Ann Patchett
and will take “select” audience questions.

Rowling also will sign copies of her new book for each audience member.
Booksellers will have access to a live web cast.
Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting Sept. 10.
Prices range from $44 for phone purchases, $43 for online
and $37 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office."

Excited to read J.K. Rowling's first non-Harry Potter book?
The Casual Vacancy hits store shelves September 27th.

EXCLUSIVE: PotterMore Shop releases two new HP e-books!

Just less then an hour ago, PotterMore Shop, the exclusive home
to the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks,
announced that two new Harry Potter e-books have arrived:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and secondly,
Quidditch Through the Ages.

Here is the official announcement below:
"We hope you're enjoying Pottermore and are beginning to explore the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,
which were recently made available.

We're pleased to tell you that there have also been two recent
eBook additions to the Pottermore Shop:

Quidditch through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
- perfect for anyone who ever asked themselves where
the Golden Snitch came from, or how
the Bludgers came into existence.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
by Newt Scamander -
a duplicate of Harry Potter's own copy of this guide to magical creatures,
complete with his and his friends' informative notes in the margins.

Both titles are by J.K. Rowling and Pottermore's proceeds
from the sales of these two eBooks will be donated to Comic Relief UK.

Visit the Pottermore Shop to take a closer look at either of these two Hogwarts library books.
The Pottermore Team."

Now HP fans can collect two new additional books, with only one more to come!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter begins expansion construction!

At last, staying true to the rumors spreading
across the Internet over the last several months,
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter park in
Universal Orlando looks to be in the process of 
taking over the land previously occupied by
The Lost Continent, and may finish construction
just in time for a possible Summer 2014 opening!

The pictures shown seem to match the rumors leaking out about a possible
Hogwarts Express train ride, which would transport families from the original
Wizarding World to the second, newer part of the park,
so as to help add a solution to its popularity.

Check out the other pics below.

Thanks to mugglenet.com for the tip!

Warner Bros. announces new exclusive info on Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection!

Just yesterday, Warner Bros. announced new information regarding the upcoming
Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection, the upcoming HP collector's edition box set,
including all eight HP films, and over 37 hours of special features,
4 hours of all-new material in total!

Some of the new, exclusive special features include:

-"The Harry Potters You Never Met" - Meet the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe,
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they demonstrate how they balanced major stunt work
with seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented and share their favorite moments.

- "Designing the World of Harry Potter" - Explore how production designer Stuart Craig
and his creative team brought J.K. Rowling's imagination to life on the screen.

- "When Harry Left Hogwarts" (Extended Version)
- Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set
in this extended behind-the-scenes look.

- "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments" (Definitive Version)
- Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories.

- "Secrets Revealed! Quidditch"
– At last, the secrets behind the special effects required
for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed!

- "Secrets Revealed! Hagrid" - See the camera tricks, towering stand-in,
and voluminous body suits behind the beloved Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

-"Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 7: Story"
-"Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 8: Growing Up"
- "A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe." (Extended Version)

Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection is released into stores on September 10th.