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Charity

Jingle Spells on iTunes, Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2007, 07:45 PM

Jingle Spells, this year’s Get a Clue charity item which has raised MORE THAN $30,000 FOR BOOK AID (we’re a little excited by that, can you tell?) is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com, for digital download. It will remain available there forevermore, so if you didn’t manage to get a copy,Continued...

PotterCast

Transcript of Part 1 of PotterCast's JK Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2007, 05:54 PM

Thanks to our wonderful transcription elves, you can now read the transcript of the first part of our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast's interview with J.K. Rowling (to hear it yourself, just click the play button on the right side of this page, or visit this link for all the appropriateContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Trailer for J.K. Rowling...A Year in the Life Documentary

Posted by: sue
December 23, 2007, 01:03 AM

In addition to the new preview clip from the upcoming documentary on J.K. Rowling, we also have the new trailer for the program. In this video, which you can see here via our galleries or on our youtube channel, there are new quotes from our favorite author as well as new footage of the HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New Video Preview of J.K. Rowling...A Year in the Life Documentary

Posted by: sue
December 23, 2007, 12:20 AM

We have another treat tonight for Harry Potter fans, as we now have a second preview clip from the upcoming documentary on JKRowling. ITV sent us this new video which you can watch here in our galleries Jo goes back to the flat where she wrote the first Harry Potter book. In whatContinued...

Movies

Video from Biography Channel Special on "Harry Potter Kids"

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2007, 10:26 PM

Previously we told you that cable channel Biography would be airing a new program on the trio of Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). That program aired earlier this week, and we now have the video for you here in our galleries:Continued...

New Year's Resolution Contest Opens

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2007, 06:16 PM

With less than 10 days left before 2007 leaves us, many spend this time making resolutions for themselves in 2008. Much is the same for the Harry Potter characters we’ve come to know. A new contest we have for you asks for your help in making resolutions for those very characters for the new year. We’veContinued...

LeakyLounge

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Reading Group Sorting Begins on Lounge

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2007, 05:11 PM

The Lily and Stag Inn have opened their doors once again for all wishing to join the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” reading groups. Our forum, the Leaky Lounge, is hosting this fun group reading of the sixth Harry Potter book which willContinued...

Fiennes

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes!

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2007, 03:47 PM

Today, actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) is celebrating his 45th birthday. Cheers to you Ralph and best wishes from all of us at TLC!

Leaky

Entertainment Weekly Names Leaky "Essential Fan Site" and "Best of the Web"

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2007, 09:59 PM

Entertainment Weekly has placed Leaky as #2 (and the only HP site named) on its 25 Essential Fan Sites (online version) and Best of the Web lists (print version – thanks Cindy for the scan!). The article points out our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast; our ScribbulusContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Jo Rowling Updates Site, Gives Fan Site Award to the HP Alliance

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2007, 06:05 PM

The latest update to JKRowling.com includes info about her reaction to the sale of Beedle the Bard to Amazon, an explanation of the meaning of "The Scottish Book," as she used the term on PotterCast, and the thing that has made us all most proud today, and for which we want to extendContinued...

Misc

Research Finds Harry Potter Descended from Wizards

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2007, 03:51 AM

As if any more evidence was needed, researchers from Oxford University who have been studying aspects of wizarding genes, found that evidence points to Harry Potter descending from a magical bloodline. The Telegraph has a fun look this evening at ‘an analysis of wizardry’ study onContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Named Among MSN's Most Influential Women of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2007, 12:59 AM

More news comes today concerning J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books has been included in MSN’s list of The Most Influential Women of 2007. Included along with Ms. Rowling on the list this year are such influential people as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, writerContinued...

HBP Film

Cinesite to Begin Production on "Half-Blood Prince" Film in May

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2007, 12:43 AM

Cinesite, a noted visual effects and production house, is set to begin work again on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in May, 2008. Cinesite, which has contributed work to all of the Harry Potter films to date, is known for their fantastic models of Hogwarts Castle seen in theContinued...

Movies

WB Implements "Goblet of Fire" Blu-Ray DVD Replacement Program

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2007, 12:24 AM

As reported previously, last week saw the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVDs, as well as a special limited edition gift boxset of all five of the Harry Potter DVDs. Many customers who purchased this gift set in the Blu-Ray high definition format had a bitContinued...

J.K. Rowling

First Look: J.K. Rowling...A Year in the Life Documentary

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2007, 02:31 PM

This is shaping up to be quite the banner week for Harry Potter fans, because in addition to our PotterCast interview with Jo, we now have the first look at the upcoming J.K. Rowling...A Year in the Life documentary that will be broadcast later this month on ITV. (Another, showing an emotionalContinued...

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