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Happy Birthday JKR and Harry!

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 07:04 PM

From Everyone Here At TLC (because we all wanted to post this, but I had the best left hook, so I won):
HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter!

JKR turns -coughhowrudecough- today (July 31, as it is now in the UK), and Harry is a ripe old 23. In honor of the occasion we bring you some of Anna's art. She hasContinued...


Sun Pics

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 02:42 PM

Some people have had trouble getting at the pics from The Sun, so here they are:

Harry, Stan and The Knight Bus

Hermione threatens Malfoy

The Knight Bus

McGonagall talks to Harry

Markets Initiative Co-hosts Contest

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 02:36 PM

Markets Initiative, the group that works with Raincoast Books and other Canadian publishers to eliminate the use of papers derived from ancient and endangered forests, has invited The Sugar Quill to co-host a fan fiction tournament in order to promote recognition of their important cause. SubmissionsContinued...


Picture of Kids in Robes and Hermione's Threat to Malfoy

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 10:44 AM

To calm the naysayers, I searched the archive and found this pic from CBBC which clearly shows the kids in robes - new and improved robes, natch, so we know it's from PoA. There are robes in PoA, everyone. Please relax about them. Let's wait until we have the movie to judge its worth,Continued...

An Article On The Sugar Quill

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 09:04 AM

The Baltimore Sun has a great article regarding For those who don't know, The Sugar Quill is a Harry Potter fanfic site and second home to TLC editors, Kristin & Meg! :)

Wrestlers Are Potter Fans Too

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 08:27 AM

Wrestlers with the WWE are promoting reading through a poster program entitled "Get Excited About Reading". Fans who email in the name of a book they've read or plan on reading this summer can get a free poster featuring WWE wrestlers putting a choke hold on some great books...including Harry Potter.Continued...

Potter and Fantasy

Posted by: Kristin
July 30, 2003, 08:03 AM

How has Harry Potter affected the world of fantasy writing and publishing? Thoughts from author Tamora Pierce, as well as publisher and editor Sharyn November:
Potter's popularity has only made things better, she believes. "Fantasy literature is in a wonderful place right now. I'm sure some of these books have changedContinued...


Internet Piracy

Posted by: Kristin
July 30, 2003, 07:47 AM

Another article on electronic book piracy, and the attempts to stop it:
Neil Blair, solicitor at the Christopher Little Literary Agency, agents to J K Rowling, monitors the internet, identifies pirates and tries to stop them. Hundreds of illegal Harry Potter book files been found and removed worldwide. Most are in the UK or US butContinued...


MORE PoA Pics, from The Sun

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2003, 12:17 AM

And it starts...The Sun has posted a bunch more PoA pics, including Hermione threatening Draco Malfoy (looks like Cuaron had Felton ditch the hair gel - gotta say, yay), Harry talking to McGonagall while the rest of the students seem to be leaving for Hogsmeade and Harry almost getting run over by the Knight Bus. ThanksContinued...

A New Mary GrandPre Article

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 10:34 PM

Tnew July 2003 issue of Art & Frame Review has Mary GrandPre as the featured artist and the cover shows the beautiful illustration of Night Owl from a cover of Goosebumps. There are also two (small) Harry Potter color illustrations. One is the Time magazine cover and the other is the complete CoS cover all stretchedContinued...

Newsweek Article Available in Australia

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 10:23 PM

The Newsweek article regarding Harry Potter will be available for Australian Potter fans in the August 5, 2003 issue of The Bulletin with Newsweek.
Thanks, Rebecca, for keeping us informed!

A Look at Nimbus 2003

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 02:58 PM

An article featuring our own Heidi talking about Nimbus 2003 is posted here. Hopefully. Assuming we haven't crashed the internet again! :P

USAToday Chat Thursday

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 02:46 PM

On Thursday, I'll be hosting the noon (Eastern US time) Book Club chat on USAToday's website, in honour of Harry's 23rd birthday. Check back here on TLC later today for access information and learn how to submit your questions - although, of course, you can always ask me questions here on TLC or on our YahoogroupContinued...


Yet Another Review of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 12:58 PM

A review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from The Spokesman-Review.
Reading this book makes me realize how unlikable Harry really is. He is full of self-pity and unrepentantly takes pleasure in the troubles of even his friends when they displease him. He's not your typical hero.

Registration is required,Continued...


Admin: Now you've done it -

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 10:55 AM

Look at that, you've broken our site again. :) The comments feature was overloading the server, so we've switched back toYahooGroup posting until we can get switched over to a new server, which will be soon. All our Terms of Service rules still apply, you don't have to join the group to post - be nice, andContinued...

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