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Convention Alley Announces Guest Speakers

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2004, 01:33 PM

The guest speakers for this year's Convention Alley have been announced: Steve Vander Ark and Dr. Judith Robertson.

Dr. Robertson is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is author of the book "Teaching About Genocide and Intolerance," and was recently awardedContinued...


ADMIN: Comments Temporarily Offline

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2004, 11:08 AM

We're having some issues with comments right now. They should be up and running again soon.

UPDATE: Comments appear to be fixed.

POA edition of Movie Magic Magazine

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2004, 10:17 PM

Earlier, we told you about the new Movie Magic magazine now available featuring some 40 pages on the upcoming POA film. Here are page one and page two of one of the articles. Also in the new magazine is an article about fan fiction written by TLC editor Heidi Tandy. Here's the first page -

Fan-Fiction 1

POA Soundtrack: Released June 1?

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2004, 12:38 PM

According to fansite, the soundtrack for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" will be available on Monday, May 31st in the UK and Tuesday, June 1st in the USA.
Thanks C.S!


Shirley Henderson Coming Back for GoF

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2004, 12:27 PM

In a interview with Newsday, Shirley Henderson(Moaning Myrtle) says that she'll be back for Goblet of Fire. Calling her character 'totally ridiculous', Henderson says this of Myrtle:
"She's 14!" the diminutive, seemingly delicate 38-year-old actress says with a laugh. And then she reconsiders.Continued...


Welcome to the New TLC!

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2004, 02:39 PM

Ah. That's more like it, isn't it? Welcome to The Leaky Cauldron v. 4.0. We've had a bit of a renovation, so pull up a barstool and relax. Be careful as you poke around; there may be some snags in the carpet or paint splotches on the walls. Let us know if you trip across a broken link or outdated page, and we'llContinued...

New Issue of Movie Magic Magazine on Newsstands

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2004, 05:58 AM

The Prisoner of Azkaban issue of Movie Magic magazine is now on newsstands, and we'll be bringing you scans of the articles inside (including one that I wrote for them on fanfiction last October) as soon as we can get them. Thanks to Heather at Fans of Rowling for the cover scan!


Harry iPodder

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2004, 05:38 AM

iPod addicts, feast your eyes: iPodAnonymous has posted a few hilarious pictures of Potter characters using their iPods. Be sure to read the captions users have submitted. (My favorite is the Dementor hand clutching an iPod, with the caption reading, "I cannot work this thing while I am wearing my Lee Press On nails.") ThankContinued...


Dan Impostor on the Net

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2004, 12:12 AM

Dan received a letter of warning from Daniel Radcliffe's father recently, explaining that someone on the net is posing as Dan, and reminding everyone that Dan does not communicate with his fans via e-mail or Internet. From his letter:

Daniel never communicates with fans via the internet or email for thisContinued...

New HP Shirts at Hot Topic

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2004, 12:09 AM

Hot Topic, the store that came out with some official Harry Potter shirts a while ago, has two new HP shirts:

Seeker on the front, the HP emblem on the back
Muggle on the front, the HP emblem on the back

The store's HP line is here, restocked after their last sellout. Thanks to the Nathan and Caitlin!

Trading Cards - Including Pic of Buckbeak

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2004, 05:55 PM

Winky at PotterWorld Online has uploaded pics of the trading cards from PoA including an image of Harry and Buckbeak bowing to each other. You can also see the box here and a sample card here.

J.K. Rowling

AP and the nonexistent eighth book

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2004, 01:55 PM

The Associated Press, in its story about the chat, has gone back to that old Harry Potter news chestnut, taking J.K. Rowling's equivocacy on whether she'll stop at seven books and blowing it up into a headline about the possibility of an eighth book. Nothing's really changed with regard to her bookContinued...

Floo Network Update

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2004, 11:50 AM

The Floo Network page has been updated. Check out the new trivia questions!


Brief Interview with Maggie Smith

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2004, 10:17 AM

Maggie Smith, who portrays Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies, briefly mentions the upcoming filming of GOF in this short piece with The Australian.

Lexicon Update

Posted by: Kristin
March 05, 2004, 06:41 AM

Michelle and Steve over at the Lexicon have been busy updating with all the new material from J.K. Rowling's chat yesterday - have a look!

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