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More on Prince of Asturias Award

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:35 AM

The Prince of Asturias award will be presented to J.K. Rowling in a ceremony Friday, October 24th. It can be seen on in Euronews and via the Internet, although Neith writes to tell us that unlike former winners, there will be no post-award conference or speech.
Thanks to Neith for the info.

EDIT: Maria wrote toContinued...


Chris Rankin Chat/Interview

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:27 AM

The BBC has an interview with Harry Potter actor Chris Rankin, as well as a notice that he'll be participating in a webchat Thursday, October 30th.
Thanks, Martin, for the link!

A New Hedwig's Theme on iTunes?

Posted by: Melissa
October 19, 2003, 09:01 PM

Thanks to Ixchelmala for pointing us to a new Hedwig's Theme - she reports that it's different from the theme used in the first two films. If you have iTunes, you should be able to listen to 30 seconds of it by clicking on this iTunes Link .
If you don't have iTunes, you can see the song's listingContinued...

"Eat Slugs, Malfoy."

Posted by: Kristin
October 19, 2003, 07:14 AM

Don't eat garden slugs. Even if it's a dare.
Thanks to A.J. for the link. Yech.

Big Read

Posted by: Kristin
October 19, 2003, 07:11 AM

The BBC is asking U.K. residents to vote for their favorite book as part of their Big Read campaign, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of the 21 listed. It's in brilliant company.
Thanks to Sandra for the link.


Three New PoA Pics

Posted by: Melissa
October 18, 2003, 06:10 PM

Much thanks to Erin who wrote to let us know that, an excellent fan site, has posted three new pics of PoA. Here you go:

Dan in the final scenes

In the Shrieking Shack

Student group shot

We'll try and get them larger as soon as we can.

A Christmas Carol-Get Your Tickets Now!

Posted by: Melissa
October 18, 2003, 10:40 AM

Thanks so much to those of you who responded to our "A Christmas Carol With TLC" offer, and helped us to make a realistic estimate as to the number of tickets we would need.
It's finally time to buy your tickets for the December 12, 8pm show! At this point, we have reserved:

20 tickets in theContinued...


Buy a Part in GoF?

Posted by: Kristin
October 18, 2003, 08:35 AM

The Daily Record reports that J.K. Rowling will offer the opportunity to buy at auction two parts in the upcoming film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the £175-a-head High Society Gala Dinner at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh next month. The dinner and auction are to benefit Multiple SclerosisContinued...

No E! on PoA Set

Posted by: Kristin
October 18, 2003, 07:35 AM

Laurie wrote to confirm that E! did not go live to the set of Prisoner of Azkaban as they had advertised; they visited the set of Joan of Arcadia instead.

Earlier Report Appears to be False

Posted by: Kristin
October 18, 2003, 07:32 AM

Jenna from posted yesterday that reports that Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson plan to attend the December Mexico City John Williams concert appear to be false:
Earlier this week it was reported that Emma and Dan would be appearing as guests for the John Williams concert at the Silvestre RevueltasContinued...

Rowling Visits Chancellor's Newborn

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2003, 04:33 PM

BBC News reports that JK Rowling visited Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, following the birth of their son early Friday morning (BST).
On leaving, she said the baby was "really, really gorgeous" and the couple were both well.

Thank you, Rose! And congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brown on the safe andContinued...


"Lupin" Directs Cheeky

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2003, 04:14 PM

David Thewlis, A.K.A. Remus Lupin in the upcoming PoA film, is making his directing debut with his new film, Cheeky. Cheeky will be shown on November 1st as part of the 47th London Film Festival. Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell) has a part in the film.
Thank you, Sue, for the tip!


Posted by: Kristin
October 17, 2003, 07:50 AM

UK's Mirror thinks it's strange that a Harry Potter fan paid £28,000 last year for a card containing 93 words from the then yet-to-be-published Order of the Phoenix. They fail to note that the auction was for charity.

Fan Fiction

Posted by: Kristin
October 17, 2003, 07:46 AM

The has an interesting article on a young fan fiction writer:
Eight-year-old Dezi Gallegos is braced for disappointment if he doesn't get a response to the 300-page manuscript he sent to J.K. Rowling recently.

Gallegos' vivid imagination was on overdrive in the summer as he filled yellow pads with his own storyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling: Most Powerful

Posted by: Kristin
October 17, 2003, 07:39 AM

US Magazine has named J.K. Rowling the most powerful woman in Hollywood. Was there even a question?
EDIT: It isn't 'US Magazine', it's a United States magazine (Entertainment Weekly, as TLC reader Sue pointed out).

Forgive my flub - although I'm actually sort of amused by it. :)

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