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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Associated Press Publishes Four Part Feature on the Harry Potter Series

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2005, 12:29 AM

The Associated Press released today four articles all about the Harry Potter book series. The story had been accidentally made public Friday and then pulled down, but is released from embargo today, the first part, focusing on the merchandising surrounding the launchContinued...

OotP Film

Walk-on Part in Phoenix up for Auction

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2005, 01:30 PM

davidyates.jpgWant to win a part in the Order of the Phoenixfilm? Tonight perhaps you can, for at a charity ball in Scotland, film director David Yates will be auctioning off a walk-on role in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Entrepreneurial Exchange charity ball, to be held at the GlasgowContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

LA Times: Still Wild About Harry?

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2005, 08:47 PM


The LA Times has a new article wondering if those who first discovered Harry years ago when they were young children, would they still be interested in the books now as teens moving into adulthood. According to the article, Scholastic remains optimistic that readers will stay with Harry as he continues to grow.

"Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

UK Amazon lowers price of Half-Blood Prince book

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2005, 06:38 PM

Several TLC Readers let us know that today they received an email from retailer Amazon UK, letting them know that the price of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book had been lowered. The email said in part:

At Amazon.co.uk, we are always looking for ways to bring value to our customers.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Financial Times HBP Cub Reporter Winner

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2005, 01:04 PM

The Financial Times newspaper has announced their winner for the Half-Blood Prince Cub Reporter contest. Eleven year old Huw Jones of West Wales, was chosen the winner over 150 entrants vying for a chance to attend the special midnight release party for book 6 held by J.K. Rowling at Edinburgh Castle, inContinued...

Report from EA Games Holidaze Showcase: GoF Video Game Preview

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2005, 09:28 AM

gofvideogame.jpgA visitor to the EA Games Holidze Showcase that took place at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in NYC yesterday wrote us in with this report on the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Video Game (pre-order here at The Cauldron Shop, and see the official trailer for the game at the officialContinued...

Titles

Rubbish Fodder: "The Sun" Claims to Publish Book Seven Title(s)

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2005, 03:05 AM

rubbish.jpgBrit tabloid The Sun reports today that it "may have solved one of the biggest Harry Potter mysteries - the title of the final novel about the boy wizard," and that the book seven title is either Harry Potter and the Parseltongue Trophy or Harry Potter and the Great RevelationContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Barnes & Noble Video Interview with Jim Dale

Posted by: sue
June 23, 2005, 03:09 PM

Barnes & Noble have now posted a new video interview with Jim Dale, the narrator of the US Harry Potter audio books. In this video interview, he addresses things such as how he creates the voices of the characters in the books. For example, he says that the voice of Professor McGonagall is based onContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince E-Cards

Posted by: sue
June 23, 2005, 01:33 PM

Bloomsbury, the U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter books,have added three Half-Blood Prince e-cards that you can send to your friends. The choices are the book covers, one with the back cover art, and the last one has that interesting ring on it.(This ring was shown as part of the back cover art ) Click here, thenContinued...

Charity

Fans 'Band' Together to Honor Friend, Support Creativity

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 11:25 AM

fabracelets.jpgFictionAlley.org, the largest online archive of HP fanfiction, is holding a fundraiser to endow a scholarship fund for one of their former members, a teenaged writer who died of leukemia earlier this year.
The site is selling wristbands (similar to the popular, yellow, Lance Armstrong variety)Continued...

Admin

ADMIN: Notifications On

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 10:42 AM

In an attempt to fix the bug where you get several notification emails for one topic, we have turned notifications back on and are working with the software developer to fix it. We ask for your patience as we get this sorted. Thank you!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Jim Dale Talks Recording Half-Blood Prince AudioBook

Posted by: sue
June 23, 2005, 09:50 AM

Jim Dale, who narrates the US edition of the Harry Potter books, has given a new interview where he talks about the process of recording for Half-Blood Prince. He recorded the book in April, only he says he is not certain as to the exact number of voices he did for Book 6, as he has notContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic Announces HBP Pre-Ordering: 20% off and free poster with orders

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 09:39 AM

Scholastic has announced a 20% discount on all pre-orders of HBP - which they are taking now for the first time. In addition, all pre-orders of HBP made through Scholastic will get a free printed copy of the Potter poster recently released by the company. To pre-order, youContinued...

Games

Leaky Beta: Chamber of Chat, TLC's First Game!

Posted by: Melissa
June 22, 2005, 04:02 PM

chat1thumb.jpgPresenting Leaky's first-ever game, a current work in progress we like to call Chamber of Chat!
This is also our first ever chat. When the folks at ISO Interactive came to us with this chat game, we had so much fun with it, we knew you would too, even though it's not the type of fare Leaky usuallyContinued...

OotP Film

Hurley for Bellatrix Rumors Resurface - WB says no AGAIN

Posted by: Melissa
June 22, 2005, 03:19 PM

elizhurley.jpegDark Horizons has posted an item today that says there's an issue of "HOLA" with an interview with Liz Hurley that strongly implies she will be playing Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, due to start filming in Jan or Feb:

"I want to have funContinued...

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