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Thousands Raised at Charity Ball

Posted by: Leaky
November 02, 2002, 10:50 PM

The Scotsman reports that "a lavish ball organised by Harry Potter author JK Rowling raised £275,000 for charity, it was disclosed today. Organisers said guests had donated almost three times as much as expected during the Halloween banquet at Stirling castle. A total of £225,000 came from an after-dinnerContinued...

National Geographic and People scans

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 02:43 PM

Thanks IvyGuppy, for these scans from National Georgraphic and People!

National Geographic 1
National Geographic 2
National Geographic 3
National Geographic 4
People's Richard Harris Tribute 1
People's Richard Harris Tribute 2
People's Pop Quiz w/ Daniel - using quotes from the the press conference inContinued...

National Post scans

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 02:29 PM

Thanks Arca, for these scans from the National Post in Canada!

Harry Poster
Ron, Harry, Hermione poster
Character roundup1
Character roundup 2

Jason Isaacs Interview

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 01:25 PM

It's time to confess something - and I swear I don't usually do this - but I messed up the tapes of the transcript again. Yes, I erased the wonderful Germain of Counting Down's transcript of the press conference with the kids. Don't ask how it happened because honestly - I really don't know. I do fourContinued...

JKR to be at London Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 10:16 AM

Yep, J.K. Rowling is scheduled to show up to tomorrow's CoS premiere in Leicester Square (preggers as all-get-out, one imagines. Almost six months along now, if I've done the math correctly.)

DanRadcliffe.com has put up a

Posted by: Leaky
November 02, 2002, 09:53 AM

DanRadcliffe.com has put up a transcript of this past week's episode of Oprah. It was created just from watching the show, as we understand it, so there might be glitches, but overall it's a good read, if you missed the show.

EW: Lemony Snicket new Harry Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 12:02 AM

Erin points us to Entertainment Weekly for a report on the hit series by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and how it could be the next HP. (This editor says - why can't we have two giant hits? Isn't there room? Aren't kids smart enough to like more than one series...? I thought so...Continued...

New screensavers on official site

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 12:01 AM

Tracy points us to new official screensavers

Clips on Yahoo

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2002, 12:00 AM

Counting Down had to take down their clips because of bandwidth usage, but thank to Brendan, we've got a link where you can see them on Yahoo on RealPlayer.

English Language International Poster

Posted by: Melissa
November 01, 2002, 11:59 PM

Thanks again Rowena for finding an English language version of the brownish, international poster

BBC HP Web Site Roundup

Posted by: Melissa
November 01, 2002, 11:58 PM

Thanks Marek from Dark Mark for pointing us to BBC Newsround's roundup of HP Web Sites, in which your very own TLC gets a rating of five golden snitches. Color us flattered.

CBBC Newsround: "How I Became a Harry Potter Lookalike!"

Posted by: Leaky
November 01, 2002, 12:07 PM

While lots of people can claim to be Harry Potter's biggest fan, not everyone can say they look like him. So just what does it take to become a Harry Potter lookalike and get signed up to an agency?

Settlement Reached

Posted by: Leaky
November 01, 2002, 11:53 AM

The Bashu Publishing House, accused of printing and distributing a Harry Potter novel that Rowling did not write, agreed to pay a $2,500 fine and publish an apology in China's Legal Times. (From Hoover's Online)

JKR's Hallowe'en Ball to Raise Money for Charity

Posted by: Leaky
November 01, 2002, 11:38 AM

The Scotsman reports that JK Rowling will host a "no-expense-spared £70,000 star-studded Hallowe’en ball at Stirling Castle tonight. Scots celebrities set to attend the lavish party include actor Robbie Coltrane, GMTV’s Lorraine Kelly and Changing Rooms presenter Carol Smillie."Continued...

Isaacs on Malfoy

Posted by: Melissa
November 01, 2002, 09:41 AM

Thanks BM, for a link to a scifi.com article in which Jason Isaacs discusses Malfoy - very amusingly. Quotage:

"My first day [on set] was going to Quidditch," Isaacs said in a phone interview from Australia, where he's filming a live-action Peter Pan (playing Captain Hook and Mr. Darling). "I was sitting in theContinued...

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