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Potter Braille Drive

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 06:30 PM

Thanks Petra, for this item about the National Braille Press's efforts to provide Potter books to the blind:

Here's a chance for HP fans to help make OotP accessible & affordable to the community of Braille readers: on Sat., 7/26/2003, assemble and box volumes of OotP in Braille for National Braille Press in Boston,Continued...


Potter in Pakistan

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 06:26 PM

Sci Fi Wire has a report on pirated OotP's that have turned up in Pakistan. Thanks Courtney for the heads up!

An Interesting Commentary

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 02:08 PM

A Commentary by Tom Dodge has a few interesting bits, including mention of JK and Harry.
Getting smart has been a low priority for a long time, I think. Those who do are called nerds, geeks and losers, but they grow up to make society better for all the rest...
The author of Harry Potter books was said to be a loser a decadeContinued...


Newsround on Casting Rumors: Tilda not Trelawney, GoF not yet cast

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 12:23 PM

Newsround squashes some rumors, as per usual! Tilda Swinton will not be in the movie, though sources say she was approached, and as has been said, it's far too early to cast GoF, as they have to have a script and a director first!

Alas, poor Yorick!

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 11:28 AM

According to Ananova, kindergarten children in Oslo came across a human skull while digging for, "Harry Potter and dinosaurs."
Okay...dinosaurs I understand, but who buried Harry????


Another new editor!

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 10:52 AM

Joining Jojo on the TLC newbie front is Kristin Brown, who will not only be helping out on posting, but taking point on monitoring our comments board. Kristin is known in the HP world as B Bennett, and has a lot of experience working to maintain friendly relationships between popular HP sites. We feel she's particularly suitedContinued...

Bagman Casting Rumor

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 09:13 AM

According to the Sydney Talent Company, Australian actor Martin Landham has won the role of Ludo Bagman in GoF. This is, of course, still being treated as rumor by your friends here at TLC until we can further verify it.
Thanks, Lucas (aka Lucius)!

I Wish They All Could Be California...

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 08:42 AM

For our very lucky Oakland, CA friends:
A's sponsor Potter day
Scholastic Inc. and the Oakland Athletics are sponsoring a Harry Potter day at Network Associates Coliseum on Sunday (July 6th) at the 1:05 p.m. game between the A's and the Anaheim Angels.
A's mascot Stomper will give away 200 paperbackContinued...

Do Not Call Harry Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 08:29 AM

Well, sure...Ron could tell you about that! reported that Harry Potter was the number one search on Yahoo! for the week of June 28, 2003. On Lycos, however, he fell a distant second to the new American Do Not Call Registry.
Third most popular: Do Not Call Me While I'm Trying To Read OotP For The FourthContinued...

ReasonOnline Review

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2003, 08:14 AM

A review by Julian Sanchez of ReasonOnline takes a look at the "banality of evil" in OotP.
Thanks, Anna!

Say It Ain't Sosa!

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 10:19 PM

Jim Caple of ESPN created a fanfic of his own that - if nothing else - serves to make us even happier that it's JK who's truly at bat when it comes to HP.
(Editor's Commentary: Melissa and I agree; it's hilarous!)


Trelawney Casting Rumor

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 06:48 PM

According to an intrepid reader, a review of OotP appeared in the Italian newspaper "Notizie dell'alto mondo" this week and included a picture of actors Tilda Swinton, Gary Oldman and David Thewlis with the caption "Here's Trelawney,Sirius and Lupin."

This should be treated simply as rumor althoughContinued...


Isaacs as Hook

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 05:32 PM

Thanks Valerie for alerting us that the official site for the Peter Pan the movie starring Jason Isaacs as Mr. Darling and Captain Hook is now open and has some great pics, including this one!


Harry Potter and the War of Stars

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 04:46 PM

Our friends at TheForce.Net have created a concept-by-concept, spoiler-filled comparison of OotP and the Star Wars series. You'll probably agree with some of it, and you might disagree with other parts, but it's an interesting read.


Newsround 'Pure Potter'

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 04:12 PM

Ack, meant to link to this a while ago - check out Newsround's 'Pure Potter' chat, in which Lizo Mzimba chats with kids about the fifth book and a BBC correspondent sits Chris Rankin down for a talk about the OotP revelations (and whether Dan Radcliffe has the temperament to portray the 15-year-old Harry). NotContinued...

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