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GOF to be one movie

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2004, 09:38 AM

In this new interview in Empire magazine, director Mike Newell lays to rest the speculation that GOF would be split into two movies.
"As far as I'm concerned it's absolutely possible to do it in one.
I think it would be slightly embarassing to do it in two" says the director in the March issue of the magazineContinued...

A Pickled Dragon?

Posted by: Kristin
January 30, 2004, 07:34 AM

A pickled dragon was discovered in a garage in Oxfordshire - how it came to be makes for interesting speculation.
Many TLC readers saw this story and send us the link - our thanks to you all!

Mother Owl Stops Work at NASA

Posted by: Kristin
January 30, 2004, 07:30 AM

A great horned owl has decided Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is the perfect place to hatch her eggs. NASA has stopped work at the site until the babies are born. Just look at that expression - you'd stop work, too.
Thanks to 'G' for the link.


New Azkaban Site on the Way

Posted by: Melissa
January 30, 2004, 12:22 AM

The official Harry Potter webmaster newsletter today said that WB will have a new Azkaban site available for viewing soon. We've heard it's nearly completed as well, and can say that it's been under way for a long while and has a lot of enthusiasm behind it. More info as soon as we can.


Dan Radcliffe Interview

Posted by: Kristin
January 29, 2004, 11:18 PM

The fabulous Winky of the French site has sent us her translation of an interview Daniel Radcliffe did with the (French) magazine Total Star. As always, our thanks to Winky (who, contrary to what she thinks, has excellent translation skills!).
Please note: As with any translation, exact words, and thereforeContinued...


Cho Chang casting call

Posted by: sue
January 29, 2004, 02:13 PM

Wanna be Harry's girl? Auditions for the part of Cho Chang in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" are to be held soon. If you are "of Oriental appearance, look around 16 years of age, and live in the UK", you could be in the fourth Potter film. Casting will be on Sat. Feb. 7th in London, England.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Stouffer Appeal Denied

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2004, 02:12 AM

A federal appeals court has held up a ruling against Nancy Stouffer, who claimed that J.K. Rowling infringed upon her work. The sanction, for $50,000, was held by US District Judge Allen G. Schwartz of the Southern District of New York, who said there was “clear evidence” that Stouffer had presented her evidenceContinued...

Harry in 'Reality Check'

Posted by: Kristin
January 28, 2004, 08:27 PM

Harry is featured in today's comic 'Reality Check' .
Thanks to Henna & Gabriele for the link!


Robbie Coltrane Interview Bit

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2004, 04:44 PM

Sci Fi Wire has posted a short portion of the text of the full interview that will appear in part two of TLC's set report. At this interview he told a roundtable of reporters that he will be doing GoF (which wasn't news) but that beyond that he's unsure.
Also, a bit of a preview to ours: I asked about theContinued...

Floo Page Updated!

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2004, 01:52 PM

Check it out!
(For those who've been asking: Now that there's a page for it our main page will link to the Floo main as well - soon, soon. There are some changes coming in the header we think you'll all like, and this will be one of them.)


Casting Call for Viktor Krum

Posted by: sue
January 28, 2004, 08:22 AM

Casting will be underway this week for the role of Viktor Krum in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Starting in the Bulgarian city of Sofia, producers are hoping to find the right young man to play the Quidditch player and love interest for Hermione Granger.


Eragon: A Match for HP?

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2004, 12:07 AM

Eragon scribe Christopher Paolini, asked by US News & World Report how his title character would fare in a duel against Harry, said Eragon would win because "he's got a dragon on his side."
The article says Eragon, an impressive first effort from Paolini, who wrote it when he was 15, just took Harry PotterContinued...


Optic Firm to help with f/x on GOF

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2004, 06:08 PM

UK optical firm Graham Coates is making parts to be used as special effects for the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". One part has already been sent out,with more to follow. Editors Note:We are not certain that this has anything to do with 'Mad-eye Moody', but it is encouraging toContinued...

This Just In! Anelli Set Report Translated into 87 Different Languages!

Posted by: Kristin
January 27, 2004, 07:33 AM

OK, maybe not 87, but we just received notice that Harry fans can now also read Melissa's set report in Portuguese, courtesy of Harry Potter o Filme, and in French, courtesy of La Gazette du Sorcier. Thanks to G.V. and to Pruneau for their work!
UPDATE: Jonas of the GermanContinued...

TLC: żEmma, llevas puesto el giratiempo?

Posted by: Kristin
January 26, 2004, 11:30 PM

Mundo Harry Pottiense has translated TLC's set visit into Spanish. In addition, Dutch visitors can read about the visit at Potter site
Our thanks to both Vanessa and Jeroen for their wonderful translations!

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