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New GoF Pic in High-Res

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2005, 11:43 AM

We've got that new pic for you of Ron, Harry and Hermione in the Gryffindor common room in Goblet of Fire in high-res, so check it out in small, medium, and tremendous:



Bulletin from Accio 2005: Severus Snape NOT GUILTY!

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2005, 09:32 AM

This just in from Accio 2005 (the UK Harry Potter Conference) regarding the trial of Severus Snape for his conduct throughout the Harry Potter series...the verdict is...NOT GUILTY!
In an apparently stunning course of events, the nefarious ex-Hogwarts Potions Master has been cleared of all theContinued...

Film Images

New GoF Photo

Posted by: Kristin
July 29, 2005, 11:25 PM

Movie news website Ropes of Silicon has a new image from the film version of Goblet of Fire.
Thanks, Elizabeth and Stacey!

Leaky Cauldron FAQs

Posted by: Kristin
July 29, 2005, 06:00 PM

Since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Leaky has received more than the usual amount of email, asking questions about the book ('Do you think R.A.B. could be...?'), the movies ('I have a question about the Riddle tombstone...') Jo Rowling ('When do we get book 7?'), terms ('What'sContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2005, 05:55 PM has been updated to wish Neville Longbottom a Happy Birthday! Cheers Neville!

J.K. Rowling

Forbes: JKR 40th Most Powerful Woman

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2005, 09:59 PM has posted their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, and our favorite author made the list. J.K. Rowling is ranked at number 40 on their list. Says Forbes:

Rowling, 40, is a media dynamo. Her Harry Potter books have sold a stunning 270 million copies in 62 languages worldwide. Her sixth installmentContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

August Reading Sessions Open on

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2005, 06:19 PM

If you haven't had a chance yet to take part in a Barnes and Noble HBP discussion session with the TLC staff, there are two more opportunities for you to do so and they're both open for enrollment right now at this link.
Two sessions are open from August 1 through Sept. 5; in one, LeakyLounge mod CathyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Cub Reporter Articles and Pictures

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2005, 12:49 PM

There are a few new updates on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter website. Their cub reporter, Vhari Leishman, has posted her report about the weekend, and there are also some new photos of the event. Amoung the many things in the article is this detailed section on the feast in the castle.

"...we were taken intoContinued...


Jim Dale Tour Schedule

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2005, 09:06 AM

Random House has sent us the rest of Jim Dale's booktour schedule:
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 PM
The Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL
Arranged through The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble--Alpharetta
7660 Northpoint Parkway, Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022


Goblet of Fire VideoGame Clips

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2005, 08:13 AM

IGN has posted seven clips from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame. The game clips show the trio and the chaos at the Quidditch World Cup, a very hetic battle agains some creatures,and some very cool flying by Harry with a Horntail in pursuit. Please note: at this link there are twoContinued...


Jim Dale Says "Hey" from LA

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2005, 02:03 PM

Last night, I was lucky enough to see Jim Dale read from the Harry Potter books at Storyopolis on Venura Boulevard. He read a bit from Book Six, then the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban where they won the Quidditch Cup.
He noted that the crowd was comprised mostly of adults - of the 100 or so in attendence, the crowd wasContinued...

Happy Birthday Jessica Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2005, 11:27 AM

J.K. Rowling's oldest child, Jessica, turns 12 today! Happy birthday!


A Chat with the TriWizard Champs

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2005, 11:13 AM

Yesterday, ComingSoon posted the transcript of the chat that TLC, MuggleNet and several other journalists had with Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), Stan Ianevski (Viktor Krum) and Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) at Leavesden Studios in November. We haven't yet heard why it was posted, since as far as TLCContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Translations of Half-Blood Prince Still on the Way

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2005, 10:18 AM

There is an article running today in many newspapers about the delay in various translations of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. According to this piece, the translators had to wait until the book was first released before they could begin their work.

While millions have already finishedContinued...


The Appeal of Harry

Posted by: Kristin
July 27, 2005, 05:51 AM

The Guardian has a look at the strong appeal of the Potter books for readers of all ages, as well as at others series often classified as 'children's books':

Although we can measure the size of the phenomenon by crunching numbers, that doesn't help us to understand why Harry Potter stands quite so large in ourContinued...

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