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HP Helps Amazon

Posted by: Kristin
July 23, 2003, 10:30 PM

Amazon apparently didn't make money on sales of Order of the Phoenix, but it benefited the online bookseller in other ways.
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent in the link!

It's Harry v. Alice In the Battle of the Books

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2003, 03:35 PM

For our friends lucky enough to be watching the BBC, the Battle of the Books continues with Alice in Wonderland v. Harry Potter tonight just after 11p.m BST. Please see the web link above for exact time and channel details.

Invisibility Cloaks: Just Around the Corner?

Posted by: Kristin
July 23, 2003, 01:40 PM

The August issue of Wired brings us more details on a news item we linked to back in February: invisibility may be difficult, but it is possible.
Thanks to Lori for the link.


Oldman as Black picture

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2003, 12:39 PM

Hi all. We've received a very nice and courteous request from Warner Bros. to take down the picture of Gary Oldman as Sirius Black. We've complied to respect their wishes to present the first official image of Sirius - and honestly, I'd rather see what he's going to look like in the film first, and baseContinued...

A Look At Harry's Brooding

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2003, 12:22 PM

An article in the New Straits Times takes a look at Harry, his fans and their shared adolescence.
Rowling's readers are no longer the charming pie-eyed eight-year-olds gawking in awe at everything from butterflies to construction sites. Like the wizard himself, pioneering Potter enthusiasts now belong to the veryContinued...

Author Roger Highfield Discusses Nimbus

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2003, 09:31 AM

Roger Highfield, author of The Science of Harry Potter, discusses his experience at Nimbus 2003 in this article from The Daily Telegraph.
Editor's Note: This may require free registration. Thanks, Hedwig!


Happy Birthday, Harry!

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 08:22 PM

Happy Birthday to Daniel Radcliffe - our young Mr. Potter turns 14 today (July 23, as it is right now in the UK). Many happy returns.
If you're looking to send him a gift, in lieu of flowers or giant teddy bears that ask Dan to marry you on your behalf, go here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society. SponsoredContinued...

Discussion: Harry Potter and Higher Education

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 07:07 PM

A group of fans is working on a presentation for a national higher education conference on what Harry Potter teaches about administrators in
institutions of learning. I thought this sounded interesting and figured I'd solicit some other references beyond what they've already suggested (the mostContinued...


Lockhart's Books

Posted by: Kristin
July 22, 2003, 06:42 PM

TLC reader Justin pointed out eBay auctions of two Chamber of Secrets movie props: Lockhart's Year With the Yeti and Break With a Banshee. Thanks, Justin!


Privet Drive Still on the Market

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 02:56 PM

CBBC has a story on #4 Privet Drive - and its failure to sell.

Harry Potter: Pop Culture Icon

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 01:23 PM

Harry Potter has ranked #154 on the VH1 pop culture icon list. He will be featured on the episode that airs tonight, Tuesday, July 22 at 9pm EST.
Thanks to everyone whoo emailed us this tip!


Dave McKean At Comiccon

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 01:06 PM

Dave McKean discussed working on Harry Potter movies at the San Diego Comicon.

Harry Potter Used In Scam

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 12:47 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a well-known scam artist has picked Harry Potter as his latest selling device.
Past victim? Beanie Babies...


Leaky LJ Feed

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 11:17 PM

I only discovered this tonight, but someone made a Live Journal RSS Feed of TLC. (And apparently we have had it since May!) Thank you, whoever did it, I find it very useful! If you have an LJ, you just friend the TLC LJ, and every time we update it will post a link to the entry on your friends page. Highly convenient.


Where are our reviews?

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 10:40 PM

A lot of you have asked on comments and email why we haven't yet reviewed OotP, so I thought I'd address it.
The simple answer: Time. Our lives have not calmed down as much as we expected them to after OotP came out. A callous truth is that we can take advantage of this being a fan site, and don't have to haveContinued...

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