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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

The 'Ask Jo' TLC/MuggleNet Contest: Ask Jo a Question!

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 11:25 PM

As most of you are aware, on July 16, Emerson of MuggleNet and I will be in Scotland, interviewing Jo Rowling to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. With less than 40 days to go, it's time we get down to business!
We know you're all dying to get a question asked.Continued...

Games

HP "Scene It?" to Ship on August 15; Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 02:52 PM

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The Harry Potter version of Scene It?, the popular DVD movie game, is now available for pre-order. It will ship on August 15, 2005, so says Amazon. Using that link, or pre-ordering through our Video Games section of the Cauldron Shop, supports Leaky and all the Floo sites. Thanks to the readersContinued...

GoFFilm

GoF Trailer in front of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 10:52 AM

A number of our readers have let us know that they've seen the GoF trailer in front of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; we want to remind you that it's still best to call your theater to make sure, before spending money to see the trailer on a big screen.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

"Spellbound" Party Announced

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 10:17 AM

MuggleNet, HPANA and Wizarding World Press have announced Spellbound, their official July 15 midnight event, to take place in the Randhurst Mall in the northwestern Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect. Visit the site - and its entry on PotterParties.com - for more information about activities, games, and more.
Also, TLC willContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP at Book Expo America

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 09:13 AM

Thanks to reader Michael, for bringing us pics of the Half-Blood Prince exhibit at this weekend's Book Expo America.

"Who is the Half-Blood Prince?" - featuring a mock up of what the finished book will look like
"42 days left"

We remind to link here instead of reuploading, yadda yadda. Enjoy!

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Scholastic: HBP Books Printed, Safe, and Ready to Go

Posted by: sue
June 05, 2005, 08:51 PM

Reuters is reporting tonight an interview with Barbara Marcus of Scholastic where she says that 10.8 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have now been printed. She says the books are safe, and are ready to go for the July 16th release.

In an interview at the Book Expo AmericaContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Men Charged in HBP Theft

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 10:44 AM

The two men who were attempting to sell two stolen copies of HBP were charged yesterday with firearms offenses and handling the stolen books, Reuters reports. (There is also a video report at that link. Thanks to Corey and Mike!)
The two men are from Kettering; according to police they are a 37-year-old who is charged withContinued...

Admin

ADMIN: E-mail notifications

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 10:31 AM

After figuring out how to put them back on, it seems our notifications have gone bazooka again and the software is sending as many as 12 e-mails to each person who is subscribed. We've shut the e-mails off for the moment, and are working on it, so please hang tight.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

NZ Cub Reporter Contest Opens; New Details About Event Emerge

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 10:10 AM

The Sunday Star Times of New Zealand announced its HBP competition. Reader Xander sent us the article on the contest, which is open through June 16 to those aged 8 to 16; here are the relevant details:
-The winner will arrive at Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.
-Prefects will guideContinued...

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Book Expo America: Levine Talks HP

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 09:59 AM

Newsday is publishing a blog about Book Expo America, a publishing showcase taking place in New York City right now. The reporter spoke to Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books, the imprint under which Scholastic publishes Harry Potter, and though Levine spoke in his usual "saw nothing, know nothing"Continued...

JKRowling.com

Happy Birthday Draco!

Posted by: sue
June 04, 2005, 07:16 PM

JKRowling.com has been updated to wish Draco Malfoy a Happy Birthday!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Crime Details and Court Order in Stolen HBP Case

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 09:26 PM

We have some new pieces of information tonight related to today's news about the stolen Half-Blood Prince books.
First, author J.K. Rowling was granted a court injunction against the two men who were accused of trying to sell copies of Half-Blood Prince to a reporter today. The Scotsman notesContinued...

GoFFilm

Goblet Quidditch Camp Photo in Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2005, 05:23 PM

WB sent along the Quidditch site photo, so here it is in small, medium and HUGE.

GoFFilm

New Goblet Photo of Quidditch World Cup Campsite

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 02:20 PM

Marc from Harry Potter Xperts let us know about a new photo from the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. It is a photo of the trio, and the Weasley family at the campsite at the Quidditch World Cup. Click here to view. Thanks Marc!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Bloomsbury's Statement Regarding Stolen HBP; TLC's Spoiler Policy

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2005, 01:55 PM

Bloomsbury just sent us a statement regarding the stolen books incident:

"Bloomsbury Publishing thanks Northamptonshire Police for their help in recovering two stolen copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but cannot comment further as this matter is now the subjectContinued...

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