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J.K. Rowling

JKR in Romania: Day Two with Photos and More

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 12:43 PM

J.K. Rowling is in her second day of her visit with the Children's High Level Group visit to Romania as part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for the orphans of Eastern Europe. Last night Jo attended a gala fundraising event, where thousands of dollars were raised from an auction, includingContinued...

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Lucky Fan Meeting with Jo in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 11:04 AM

As we know, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is in Romania as part of a trip to help improve things for children in Eastern European orphanages. While in Romania, Jo has been making several stops to different places, and one lucky young lady was fortunate enough to meet Jo in one such visit. TLC Reader OanaContinued...


PotterCast 23: Part two with Arthur Levine and More

Posted by: Melissa
January 26, 2006, 02:24 AM

PotterCast #23 is now available for download!

In this show:
-Part two of the interview Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books: Working with Jo, establishing the author/writer relationship, remembering the milestones, and a huge amount on the differences between editions - including theContinued...

Film Awards

Goblet of FireNominated at AOL Moviefone Awards

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 11:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received mulitple nominations this year at the 2006 AOL Moviefone MovieGoer Awards. Goblet of Fire was nominated in the "Movie of the Year category." Actor Daniel Radcliffe was nominated as " Actor of the Year", and Emma Watson wasContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR: "Every Child Deserves a Secure and Loving Environment"

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 10:55 PM

There are some additional stories online now about author J.K. Rowling's trip to Romania as part of the Children's High Level Group effort to improve conditions for children in Eastern European orphanages. The Scotsman reports that at a press conference earlier in Bucharest, Jo said:Continued...

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Photos, More of JKR in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 11:59 AM

The first of the photos and information about J.K. Rowling and her trip to Romania are now appearing online. Reuters has this photo of Jo, taken at an opening press confernce in Bucharest. Canadian press has this additional photo, including a brief story on the trip. Jo is scheduled to attend a gala fundraising dinnerContinued...

HBP Film

Warning: HP Email Scam Targets HBP Hopefuls

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2006, 10:29 AM

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting an alarming email scam, targeting Harry Potter fans, particularly children. The bogus email appears to be from Warner Bros. and offers acting roles in the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [sic]. The inevitable catch is that thereContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Site with Romanian Visit, Book Seven Info

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 07:07 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website today with mention of her trip to Romania, as well as a hint of good news on Book Seven. In her new diary section, she indicates that she is "floating along on this flood of inspiration" in terms of the writing the last Harry Potter novel.Continued...

Film Awards

GoF Receives "American Values" Award

Posted by: Melissa
January 24, 2006, 10:06 AM

Conservative media organization Magic Picture Frame Studio has created its own awards, the American Values Awards, for film and television productions that "depict stories of love, honor, commitment, good versus evil, and the triumph of the human spirit." Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire isContinued...


Charity News: Radcliffe, Watson Lend Names to Book Auction

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2006, 09:55 AM

Two performers from the Harry Potter films are among those who have signed a special book which is being auctioned off to help raise funds to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) are among hundreds of celebrities whoseContinued...

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Happy First Birthday Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray!

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 11:57 AM

Everyone, please join us as we send joyous Happy First Birthday wishes to Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray. The third child of our favorite author was born one year ago today, and readers will remember that Jo dedicated Half-Blood Prince to her newest little one, writing "To Mackenzie, my beautifulContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Romanian Visit and Interview to be Broadcast on TV, Internet

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 10:56 AM

Previously, we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be visiting Romania to take part in a charity dinner as part of an effort to help raise funds and awareness of the plight of orphans in Eastern Europe. This visit is to take place this week, on January 25th and the 26th.Continued...


Ralph Fiennes Returning to Broadway

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2006, 10:33 AM

The New York Times confirms the Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will return to Broadway this spring in Brian Friel's play "The Faith Healer." The play will be staged at the Booth Theater and directed by Jonathan Kent, who directed Mr. Fiennes' Tony award-winning Hamlet in 1995. Cherry JonesContinued...

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Signed JKR Item to Be Previewed This Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2006, 05:32 AM

The signed item that J.K. Rowling has donated to Book Aid International is, as was the last, a secretive document that, is written on A3 (11x16") paper, "involves Harry Potter, is signed by her and involves the phrase, 'between the lines.' There will be a preview of it in the DailyContinued...


Harry Potter Scholars' Conference to be Held in Copenhagen

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2006, 10:07 PM

The Patronus 2006 conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 7-9, 2006 at the University of Copenhagen. The conference will be hosted by the independent organization Patronus in cooperation with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the UniversityContinued...

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