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News articles from February 2009

New Wizarding World poll and concept art released New Wizarding World poll and concept art released

wizarding-world-ww-concept-artThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter has updated their official site to include a new poll asking which dragon you would rather ride- the choices being a Hungarian Horntail or a Chinese Fireball. A new piece of concept art also portrays Hogsmeade’s Dervish and Banges.

Happy birthday, James and Oliver Phelps! Happy birthday, James and Oliver Phelps!

james-oliver-phelps-twinsJames and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) celebrate their birthday today. A very happy birthday to them!

Warner Bros. launch ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ contest Warner Bros. launch ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ contest

U.S residents aged 13 and up now have the chance to enter a new contest to win a trip for four to the opening of ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’. The contest will run until March 23. The exhibition will open on April 29 in Chicago, Illinois. For more details, and to enter, click here!

‘Deathly Hallows’ Part Two to be released July 15, 2011 ‘Deathly Hallows’ Part Two to be released July 15, 2011

Warner Bros. has confirmed that the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theatres on July 15, 2011. Part One is due to be released on November 19, 2010.

TODAY Australia debuts new sneak peek of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ TODAY Australia debuts new sneak peek of ‘Half-Blood Prince’

hbpTODAY Australia recently debuted a new, cohesive look of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, featuring most clips we’ve seen before, but some of which we as of yet hadn’t. The video is available here at YouTube.

J. K. Rowling – a graffiti artist at an Edinburgh hospital J. K. Rowling – a graffiti artist at an Edinburgh hospital

jkrThe Scotsman reports that J. K. Rowling paid a heart-warming visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside to interact with patients. She daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People’s Unit, which cares for teenagers with psychiatric conditions. According to consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris:

She really does spread magic. She’s a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she’s extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune. She’s drawn all of us and wrote ‘JK Rowling was here’.

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