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Harry Potter and the Left Behind Series

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2004, 02:22 PM

Slate Magazine has an interesting article about the some parallels between the Left Behind and Harry Potter series. While the thoughts behind the article's arguments are interesting, there are some glitches in terms of Harry Potter facts - for example, the writer says Voldemort becomes a lizard, whichContinued...


More Info about

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2004, 12:39 PM

We've received some expanded official info J.K. Rowling's involvement in the building of

We're delighted that you like the site and hope that you and your fan site regulars will enjoy it and have some fun with it, as that is very much JK Rowling's intention.

It was the idea of J K RowlingContinued...


Galleries Temporarily Down

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2004, 10:50 AM

Well, we had the Galleries, for a day, but you all literally loved it to death. :) The traffic caused one of the databases to crash. Milly assures us that all is backed up and will be up and running again soon - we'll keep you updated. Thanks!


EXTRA! POA Preview Tonight

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2004, 10:15 AM

Tonight, syndicated TV show EXTRA! will have a " Harry Potter exclusive and your first look at new scenes." Please check your local listings for broadcast times. Thanks Nicole!


Large PoA Images

Posted by: Kristin
May 18, 2004, 06:39 AM

TLC reader Stride pointed us to the German film page, OutNow. Although it has nothing we haven't seen before, it does have them quite large - click on an image, then the link "Bild in Originalgrosse zeign" to blow up.
Thanks, Stride!


Two New PoA TV Spots

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2004, 01:21 AM

TLC Reader Cinderz has sent us some great videos of recent TV spots. Here are the latest two, brought to you by Streamload, who is graciously helping us host files of this type. Click below ("save as") to download. Also, we ask that other sites link to this post (which you can always do by clicking the title of itContinued...


New Pictures of the Trio in TheAge

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2004, 01:13 AM

Check out for some beautiful new shots of the Trio in The Age. Thanks Jenna!
Update: The article is here - thanks Amy!

Top Ten Reasons Dementors Don't Build With Legos + LEGO contest

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2004, 06:04 PM

Joanne let us know about a funny Top Ten list in the May issue of LEGO Magazine, and a LEGO contest set to be judged by Daniel, Rupert and Emma. The contest rules say:

Use your LEGO collection to create the biggest, best and most magical Hogwarts Castle you can imagine. three favoritesContinued...

Update: EA Games POA Website

Posted by: sue
May 17, 2004, 03:54 PM

EA Games has updated the Prisoner of Azkaban video game website.The Gryffindor Common Room, The Library, and Hagrid's Hut areas are now open. Check them out!


New Dan Radcliffe Interview

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2004, 02:12 PM

Page, from Dan had the opportunity to meet with Daniel Radcliffe and to present him with a special cookbook made with recipes from his fans. She also had the chance to interview Daniel, and while the entire interview is not yet posted, some excerpts are on the website. Two good quotes posted includeContinued...

Hogwarts Gallery: OPEN!

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2004, 01:21 PM

We are very proud to, at long last, announce the opening of The Hogwarts Galleries, the final portion of our now-complete Floo Network!. Milly, our Galleries editor, has been slaving for months to present a still-growing database that contains over 3,000 pictures. This will be where all the TLC pictures go to rest, thoughContinued...



Posted by: sue
May 16, 2004, 12:28 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is having their exhibit on contemporary set design that includes sets from Prisoner of Azkaban. Leaky's very own Milly visited the exhibit and brought us this exclusive look at the various props and sets from POA. Click here to see the extensive photos in our HogwartsContinued...

Trailers at Spanish and Japanese HP sites

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2004, 05:12 PM

There are two official trailers at the Spanish official HP site, one of which is a clear (but Spanish) version of the much touted "French" trailer! Thanks so much Potterfan Matty!
Update: You can see that trailer in English, with Japanese subtitles, at the Official Japanese HP site. Jenna at DanRadcliffe.comContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Why We're Not Posting Easter Eggs

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2004, 01:00 PM

Please do continue to send the easter eggs you've found on, but at least for a while, we're not going to be posting them - we don't want to ruin the fun so early on. The site is great and surprising, and we don't want to take away from that by spelling it out. So sendContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Site: Canon Tidbits Straight From Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2004, 11:48 AM has been intricately redesigned, by the company Lightmaker. Once a list of publishers, it is now a design of a cluttered desk strewn with gum wrappers, an empty teacup (points to the one who can divine the dregs), newspapers and of course a notebook - and the thing that'sContinued...

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