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CBBC Coverage of OotP Covers

Posted by: Melissa
March 20, 2003, 09:26 AM

For larger images of the covers than Bloomsbury has on their site, as well as details about the artists and more news later on today - when Scholastic releases the American cover - check out the ever-reliable CBBC's site. Worthy of note about the covers: This is the first time Harry does not appear on a Harry PotterContinued...

UK Cover for OoTP Posted by Bloomsbury?

Posted by: Melissa
March 20, 2003, 08:39 AM

Bloomsbury seems to have posted the cover for the kids' and adults' versions of OoTP. Check them out!

Auction Info!

Posted by: Melissa
March 19, 2003, 02:53 AM

Phew! Our donor lists are complete. If there's a mistake, please contact us and we will fix it.
ALSO - Book Aid International has published a special report on where all £14,202.93 of Leaky's readers' contributions went, so be sure to head over there and check it out! Thank you all, again, because I haven't saidContinued...

Random House's Listening Library Acquires Rights to Record Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2003, 05:02 PM

Thanks Caitlin, for pointing us to this press release confirming that Listening Library will record book five for release in Canada and America on June 21, along with the books. LL did the recordings for the other four books, and we are waitingContinued...

Emma Watson Wins Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2003, 01:23 PM

Emma Watson won the AOL Moviegoer Award for Best Supporting Actress.

"Muggle" Added to OED

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2003, 01:20 PM

The word Muggle has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The listing (according to TLC reader George, who sent us the link) reads as follows:



In the fiction of J. K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regardedContinued...

"Unlock the Chamber of Secrets" Game

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2003, 11:43 AM

A press release posted on Business Wire provides details on Unlock the Chamber of Secrets, an "online sweepstakes and movie scene trading card competition available to fans in the United States and other select countries beginning March 28."

Belated Birthday Wishes!

Posted by: Melissa
March 17, 2003, 02:55 PM

Sigh - you HP types have to stop having birthdays on weekends. :-) Happy belated birthday to Sean Biggerstaff, who turned 20 on Saturday, March 15, and whose mug we'll be seeing for some time, we're all sure.

Release time confusion -

Posted by: Melissa
March 17, 2003, 01:38 PM

Hey, just to clear something up - we were told by Scholastic some time ago that regardless of where you live, the book will be sold to you at midnight in your time zone. We haven't repeated the question in a while, but as Scholastic is America, we're concerned with those time zones that hit midnight AFTER EnglandContinued...

Fifth Harry Potter Up For Auction

Posted by: Melissa
March 17, 2003, 11:55 AM

BBC News reports on the charity auction of a signed sopy of Order of the Phoenix. The auction, which can be viewed here, currently stands at GBP 400.00 (approx. US $633.36).

"Harry... You're a woman!"

Posted by: Melissa
March 15, 2003, 09:55 AM

French & Saunders' official website now has images from their Harry Potter spoof from Comic Relief Night last night. The show starred Dawn French as Harry, Jennifer Saunders as Ron, Miranda Richardson as Hermione, Jeremy Irons as Snape and Nigel Planner as Dumbledore, wearing Richard Harris' old wig. It was directedContinued...

School Fair OotP Sales

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 05:39 PM

NJ.com reports on the school fair sales of OotP and booksellers' unsavory reactions. TLC would like to point out that these book fairs are not offering the book early, only allowing those who purchase a copy to pick one up at 8am on June 21 - eight hours after most bookstores are offering it. Scholastic estimates thatContinued...

Yahoo DVD preview

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 05:32 PM

Thakns Caitlin, for the heads up - scroll to the bottom of this Yahoo article for four interview clips and four deleted scenes from the CoS DVD!

PoA release date (?)

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 12:53 PM

While Counting Down recently reported that HP3 is due out on June 4, 2004, that date is completely unofficial. As far as we've been told, November 2004 hasn't exactly been ruled out yet - it's more likely to release in the summer, but "summer" is the closest thing we'll get to a release date for someContinued...

Pics from Deleted Scenes

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 12:48 PM

Godric's Hollow has scored some pics from what look to be two of the 19 deleted scenes on the CoS DVD: the Borgin and Burkes scene, and the scene in which Gilderoy Lockhart hands out a very autobiographical test. Go there to check them out, and thanks so much to Jaime for the heads up!

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