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HP Cast

Robert Pattinson: British Star of Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2005, 08:59 AM

There is an article in The Times about a list of young and upcoming British actors who Screen International thinks will be the stars of the future. Actor Robert Pattinson, who plays Cedric Diggory in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, is one of the actors on this list. The article says:Continued...

Honors/Awards

John Williams Wins Classical Brit Award

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2005, 08:49 AM

Previously we told you that film composer John Williams had been nominated at the Classical Brit music awards. These awards were presented last night, and John Williams won the best soundtrack award for both his scores for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Terminal. Congratulations Mr. Williams!Continued...

WB Presents a WB Shop/TLC Exclusive: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" T-Shirts

Posted by: Melissa
May 25, 2005, 01:49 PM

shirtthumb.jpgIn March, the WB Shop asked for your opinion on what color to make its new "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" T-shirts, which were inspired by your suggestions at our Cauldron Shop forum, where a WB representative hangs outContinued...

Books

Book Six May Bring Lots of Business, Little Profit to Stores

Posted by: Melissa
May 25, 2005, 09:12 AM

The Herald Sun in Australia reports about a price war for the book that's going on between the major chains, including Dymocks, Angus and Robertson. While the book has a recommended retail price of $45, Dymocks will sell it for $29.95, and the online retailers are still trying toContinued...

GoFFilm

Empire Interviews Pattinson, Ianevski

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2005, 06:08 AM

Empire Online has posted an interview with two new actors who talk Quidditch from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. Stanislav Ianevski, who plays Durmstrang TriWizard champion Viktor Krum, spoke about his role in the film and playing Quidditch.

"I play Quidditch for the Durmstrang School,"Continued...

PotterParties: Countdown Screensaver and More

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2005, 09:29 PM

pps.jpgIt's been a week since we announced PotterParties.com and in that time we've received hundreds of e-mails, and can tell you that a lot of good news is coming out of that site soon.
First, though, our wonderful designer John Noe was toying around with some "homework" and came up withContinued...

Products

New Harry Potter Figurines

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2005, 04:03 PM

Gentle Giant Studios, who make collectable models of characters from television shows and motion pictures such as Star Wars and The Simpsons, have now added the Harry Potter films to their product lines. Two new mini-busts from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban have been added: this one of Harry Potter, and this,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Jim Dale to Host Barnes & Noble HBP Midnight Release Party

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2005, 02:02 PM

Barnes & Noble booksellers sent out a press release today announcing that their stores are to hold parties for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Some 660 stores will be staying open late and hosting parties throughout the US.
They also announced that JimContinued...

Leaky

ADMIN: Editors Update

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2005, 11:25 AM

We're getting more and more e-mails on this, so hopefully this will put some speculation to rest: We did not yet announce the results of our editor search - we had planned to have done so by now but a certain lady whose name we won't mention (but whose initials are JKR :), has made life around these parts even moreContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Betting Raises Fears of Book Leak

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2005, 09:22 AM

This is London is reporting (based on a story in The Sun) that the betting on character deaths in HBP has skewed so far to one character in the town where the book is being printed that there are rumors the book has been leaked. (There is also similar conversation that the same character is the HBP.)
The characterContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Arthur Levine talks Half-Blood Prince on CNN

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 04:08 PM

Arthur Levine , editor of the Harry Potter books for Scholastic, was interviewed this morning on CNN. Try as he might, the interviewer was unable to get Mr. Levine or Barbara Marcus, also of Scholastic, to say much about what lies ahead for readers in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Security Extra-Tight for Half-Blood Prince Printing

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 02:05 PM

There are published reports today about the tight security plans one German company is using to print copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This article from The Age gives details of the efforts to prevent any copies of the book getting out early:

A worker at the GGP printingContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR, Mystery Writer?

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 10:01 AM

The Times newspaper has posted this article speculating about what type of books J.K. Rowling will write next once the Harry Potter series is finished. The article suggests that she might turn to writing mystery novels, saying:

She has a strong interest in crime fiction and would be a successful writer of detective novels, accordingContinued...

Games

More GoF Game Video,New Photo

Posted by: sue
May 21, 2005, 04:43 PM

EA Games, makers of the Harry Potter video games, recently showcased the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire video game at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. TLC reader Chris let us know about some extended footage now available on Gametrailers.com from the new game. It features Harry flying through those rings,Continued...

UK GoF Site is Live

Posted by: Melissa
May 20, 2005, 03:31 PM

We know there's been a lot of wibbling and frustration among people in the UK who were unable to access the official Goblet of Fire site, so we're happy to note that it is now accessable across the British Isles. If you're still having issues loading it, you'll need to clear your cache and/or hit reload a fewContinued...

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