Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand
I don’t even have the words right now…all I can say is OH. MY. GOODNESS.
This film is going to be epic. No words are needed: just watch.
I won’t post details here, so as not to spoil it for any non-book fans. But anyone who is a fan of the books will recognize several KEY scenes that (thankfully) have been kept in the film, even if they seem a bit altered. Nonetheless, this film promises to end the Harry Potter series with the phenomenal finish it truly deserves. And I will be there, at midnight, with my Kleenex at hand, crying as I say farewell.
WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME!!! Finally, Harry Potter fans can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the first confirmation for Dragon*Con has been announced. Tom Felton will return to downtown Atlanta during Labor Day weekend, in his second appearance at the very popular fan convention.
While Felton is best known to movie-going audiences as Harry Potter’s rival Draco Malfoy, he has not slowed down since filming on the best-selling franchise ended last December. In addition to the epic finale of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, some of Felton’s upcoming projects include the sci-fi thriller The Apparition (which also stars The Twilight Saga’s Ashley Greene), and Rise of the Planet of the Apes – the latest reboot in the Planet of the Apes saga.
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out.
If you want to read more about my experiences at Dragon*Cons past, you can find my blog entries at this link.
Dragon*Con takes place every Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta. Ticket information can be found on the official website.
Bloodthirsty vampires, violent werewolves, and vengeful ghosts. The SyFy Channel’s version of the popular BBC hit television show, “Being Human” has them all, and come Labor Day weekend, so will the city of Atlanta. The primary cast of “Being Human” have all been confirmed on the Dragon*Con website to appear at the huge geekfest, which has taken over the streets of downtown Atlanta for almost 30 years.
On the show, best friends Aiden (Sam Witwer) and Josh (Sam Huntington) are co-workers-turned-roommates trying to pass as human; Aiden is an old vampire, Josh is a young werewolf. They unwittingly gain a third roommate in Sally (Meaghan Rath), a ghost who is the previous resident in their new residence. Sally doesn’t understand why she’s still bound to the earth, and her story takes an interesting turn a few episodes into the premiere season. Through various trials and tribulations, the trio manage to form the unlikeliest of friendships that make for interesting television. The show was renewed for a second season back in March and is currently on hiatus, but generally airs on Monday nights in the U.S.
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. Ticket information can be found on the official website.
You can read more about my experiences at Dragon*Cons past at this link.
The saga is almost over for Harry Potter fans as today marks the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. The seventh installment in the eight-film series marks the beginning of the end of Harry Potter’s journey from neglected child to being “The Chosen One”.
Deathly Hallows – Part 1 finds Harry, Ron and Hermione far from the comfort and safety of Hogwarts as they go on the run to search for a way to vanquish Lord Voldemort and free the Wizarding World from his reign of terror. During their search for Voldemort’s horcruxes (objects used to stor a piece of one’s soul), they learn about the Deathly Hallows – magical artifacts of extraordinary power which, when combined, will make the owner the master over death. Voldemort’s goal is to find the fabled Elder Wand, which he believes will help him to finally kill Harry and become the most powerful Dark Wizard to ever live.
The DVD for Deathly Hallows – Part 1 includes several deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and will also feature the first four minutes of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which will be released in theaters on July 15.
Fans can also get a sneak peek at Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in today’s Entertainment Weekly magazine, which features the film on the cover of its “Summer Movie Preview” issue. The issue gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the final film, and spoiler details on which scenes were changed during the adaptation from the best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling. The issue is on newsstands today.
The hellatus is almost over!!! “Supernatural” fans can begin to rejoice, as our beloved series returns next Friday after a month-long hiatus. Also returning? An actress whose presence is sorely missed on the show (at least by me), but of course as a “Supernatural” spoilerphobe, you won’t see me posting that information here. However, if you look closely at the promo video below, I think you’ll be pleased (and somewhat confused, given the one line that’s heard):
Here is the official description of S6x17 “My Heart Will Go On”: SAM AND DEAN TEMPT FATE — After Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roche) changes history and keeps the Titanic from sinking, Fate (guest star Katie Walder) intervenes and begins killing those that would have died on the ship. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that Fate is very upset with the two of them and the only way they can stay alive is to kill her.
- Image Credit: Mary Grandpre, Scholastic
Are you an artist who loves the world of Harry Potter? Want to see your art featured in (what I know will be) a best-selling book, with proceeds going to help the HP Alliance?
Well, Harry Potter fansite Mugglenet is looking for a few good artists for their latest project: a book of fan art based on the work of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series. The project (which is being spearheaded by News Editor Keith Hawk – who also happens to be one of my best friends) will be taking submissions until April 17th.
This is the full announcement as it was posted on Mugglenet’s Fan Art page: **Attention! MuggleNet.com has received permission from WB and JKR representatives and is underway creating a new MuggleNet Harry Potter Fan Art Collection Book to be published sometime in the near future! All proceeds from this book will be given to the Harry Potter Alliance. If you are interested in having your artwork included in this special collection, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for the details. All art and required forms are to be submitted by midnight Sunday April 17th, 2011.**
This is a great opportunity to share great fanart with people outside of the Harry Potter fandom, as well as helping a great cause! So send those submissions to Keith before April 17th, and let’s spread the Potter love!!
Harry on the Motorbike
It’s a scene that Harry Potter book purists are sure to rage over (the fact that it was kept out of the movie, that is). I won’t even bother with a full post for this one…go to the second clip, about :50 in.
HOW IN THE HELL COULD THEY LEAVE THIS OUT!!!!!!!
And let the comments begin…
Thanks to Paige for the tip.
FINALLY!! Fans of Ron and Hermione finally get to see a little more interaction between the two potential mates in a new deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
The scene seems to take place during the “never-ending camping trip” the trio embark on while on the run from the Ministry of Magic and the Death Eaters. It shows Ron and Hermione having a rare moment alone as Ron teaches Hermione how to skip stones on a lake. It’s the first time since the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where we see such a carefree and intimate moment between just the two of them. (And no, I don’t count the hospital scene in Half-Blood Prince because Ron wasn’t even aware of it). And if I can speak for the many Ron/Hermione fans out there in the HP fandom, it’s long overdue.
You can see this – and other – deleted scenes when the DVD is released on April 15.
Image credit: Empire Magazine