December 10, 2004

Good News: Jo has updated her site

JKRowling has given us a few new updates, and after checking around her site, you'll notice updates to the Extra Stuff, Rumors, About the Books and Rubbish Bin areas. She has also given us some more information in the open letter questions.

Congrats to HPANA who recieved the Site of the month award.

Posted by Animate at 01:45 PM

December 06, 2004

Christmas Cards Potter Style

Dan Radcliffe has an interesting Christmas card this year, according to The State.

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the "Harry Potter" films, is dreaming of a wet Christmas.

The 15-year-old actor convinced several crew members on the set of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" to pose with him on an underwater set for a unique Christmas card, according to the star's UK website.

Accompanying the image of the card on the site is a message Radcliffe wrote to explain the unusual photo.

"Please find enclosed the Christmas card I will be sending this year. It was taken on the last day of filming the underwater task, 20 feet down in the tank which was specially constructed at Leavesden Studios," Radcliffe writes.

The "underwater task" is one of a series of challenges in "Goblet" that Harry must complete as part of the Triwizard Tournament during his fourth year at Hogwarts.

"Every single person you see, trained, helped and guided me through this very demanding sequence," he continues. "I have obviously taken a few liberties with the photo to give it a festive flavour!"

Radcliffe refers to the digital reindeer antlers and red noses he added to the image of each of the crewmembers' heads.

The letter also encourages anyone wishing to send him a Christmas present to instead send a donation to Demelza House, a Children's Hospice.

"Last year's appeal was extremely successful and, while I love receiving gifts from all over the world, I am afraid I no longer have enough space in my house to store the wonderful presents I have been sent over the years," he writes.

Radcliffe will send the Christmas card in response to all letters he receives through the end of December.

"Goblet," the latest film based on the best-selling novels by J.K. Rowling, centers on Harry's struggles with fame, doubts and hormones. Starring Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith and Miranda Richardson, the film is scheduled for a November 2005 release.

Posted by Scott at 04:30 PM