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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic Books Announces Essay Contest

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 09:30 AM launched an essay contest forkids today, promising 10 winners a trip to London to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince onboard a midAtlantic flight.
Entrants must write an essay explaining "Why I Love Reading Harry Potter," and must be no older than 18Continued...


ADMIN: Security Issues and Peeves (And ??s :)

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 09:18 AM

Morning all - it seems a group of grammatically-challenged, miscreant, script-kiddie Slytherins has been cruising the fandom overnight littering question marks and strange links across all the Harry Potter sites. We're doing an audit of our security measures and trying to track down the culprits.



First Official Pic of Katie Leung at Newsround

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 08:18 AM

Check it out right here!

Radcliffe Interviews

Message from Dan Regarding the Weekly Reader article

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 07:28 AM

Page from forwarded a message from Dan Radcliffe that he sent to both sites (including regarding the interview we posted about last week:

I usually do not make any comment on postings on websites however, I have been made aware that a simple answer I gaveContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Worldwide HBP Release Party Contests

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2005, 09:15 PM

Contests are already underway worldwide to determine who the 70 "cub reporters" who will be at Edinburgh Castle on July 15, and grilling JKR on July 17.
The contests, as announced on, are underway in Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. What we have foundContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Professor Sprout!

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2005, 06:01 PM has been updated with Birthday wishes to our favourite Herbology professor, Pomona Sprout! Cheers...and goooo Hufflepuff! :)


New Goblet Movie Tie-In Books, Photos

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2005, 01:52 PM

Several brand new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie tie-in books are now on the net, and contain brand new photos of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint from the upcoming movie. They are:
*Goblet of Fire Movie Scrapbook and Poster book

* Goblet of Fire Coloring Book (contains collectors cards)

* GobletContinued...

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2005, 08:33 AM

Happy birthday to Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) who turns 19 today!


Magazine for Students Goes Behind the Scenes of GoF

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 06:33 PM

The current issue of The Weekly Reader takes students behind the scenes of Goblet of Fire. The article includes exclusive one-on-one interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Katie Leung, Stanislav Ianevski, who plays Viktor Krum, and Robert Pattinson, who plays Cedric Diggory. There are some new photosContinued...

The FSA Revisited, the Call from Jo, the Past 10 Days

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 04:25 AM

All right. Here's where I do what needed to be done in the Fan Site Award post, but sometimes emotions are simply too much:
Thank you. Not only to Jo (we'll get to you later, my dear), but to all of you who come here every day and have fun with us. We can't express how much fun itContinued... Updates: FAQ, News, HBP Publication Weekend Plans

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 03:31 AM

(This is Melissa's attempt to act as a news reporter and get you guys all the straight info before resuming with the general insanity and exuberance that will classify today on the site. Just an FYI, because this is the most calm you will see me for quite a while.)'sContinued... Updates: News about TLC Receives Fan Site Award, Set to Interview J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 03:09 AM

fsaleaky.gifOh my lord am I glad I am awake at 4:13 a.m., as only a lunatic Harry Potter fan would be on this night.
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Jo Rowling's new Web site, and I thought this would be a very special day for very differentContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

German HBP to be Published in October

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2005, 09:29 AM

Reader LadyofthePensieve has let us know that Carlsen, the German HP publishers, have announced that the German edition of HBP will be released on Oct. 1, 2005. is selling the book at 22.50 Euros, and is also selling English editions, which will be made available on July 16. Check it all out at theContinued...


ADMIN: Text Page Update

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2005, 02:46 PM

Hey all: Our Text page has been swept clear of bugs, with the house color switcher (that allows you to view the page in whichever house's colors you choose) back in action. Much, much thanks to Alex of for helping out!


ADMIN: TLC Notification Error

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2005, 12:55 PM

We've received many e-mails informing us that you are receiving as many as eight topic notifications per Leaky post; we just wanted to let you know that we are aware of the problem (it affects my own inbox too) and are in touch with the person who can fix it - please be patient as this bug gets squashed. ThankContinued...

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