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J.K. Rowling

Rowling and Radcliffe Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List for 2008

Posted by: Edward
June 12, 2008, 12:01 AM

Once again, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has made Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of The Celebrity 100. Forbes tracks a number of statistics throughout the year, producing this ranking of the most powerful celebrities. Coming in at number nine on the list, J. K. Rowling was rankedContinued...


Buyer of Harry Potter Prequel Seeks to Use Item for More Charity Fundraising

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2008, 11:47 AM

The buyer of the new Harry Potter prequel, which you can read online via this link to Waterstone’s or this new link, says he purchased the special note card donated by J.K. Rowling in hopes that he will be able to do more for charity. reports the newContinued...


New Harry Potter Prequel Now Online

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2008, 04:55 AM

Waterstone’s is set to reveal the entire new Harry Potter prequel contained on the special card that was auctioned earlier tonight in London, England. UPDATE: BEHOLD the entire card featuring the prequel story about Sirius Black and James Potter is now online for all to read via this link. To read,Continued...

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Photos of "Half-Blood Prince" Items at Licensing Expo

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2008, 04:26 AM

A few days ago we first reported on the new products due from retailers and Warner Bros tied into the release of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this fall. These items were to be displayed at the Licensing International Expo currently ongoing in New York, and some new photosContinued...


PotterCast 155: We Fly, Of Course

Posted by: Edward
June 11, 2008, 02:53 AM

The 155th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for your listening pleasure. This episode brings you the latest discussion of J. K. Rowling’s recent commencement speech at Harvard University. The PotterCasters delve into Jo’s speech, giving their thoughts on the topics she discussed,Continued...


Harry Potter Prequel Sells for 25,000 Pounds at Charity Auction, Video of Excerpt Now Online

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2008, 08:45 PM

Early reports are starting to surface tonight from the charity auction at Waterstone’s, featuring the special card from author J.K. Rowling. A new 800 word prequel to the Harry Potter series sold tonight for 25,000 pounds ($48,855) reports The article continuesContinued...


High Bidding Expected for Harry Potter Prequel Today

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2008, 11:09 AM

Today is the day the new prequel to the Harry Potter series is set for auction in London, England. Part of a charity auction, organizers are expecting bidding for the special 800 word prequel written by J.K. Rowling to be quite high. ITN reports that” Philip Errington, a specialist atContinued...


Harry Potter Conference Updates: Terminus, Portus, Accio 2008 and Convention Alley News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2008, 09:52 PM

Now that June is here, time is quickly approaching for a host of Harry Potter conferences set for this summer. Here is the latest from the upcoming events in the nearing days ahead.

Convention Alley: Due to begin next week on June 19, Convention Alley now has DayContinued...

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Warwick Davis Talks"Deathly Hallows" and "Half-Blood Prince"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
June 09, 2008, 08:15 PM

Warwick Davis has given a new interview to MTV, where he discusses his role as Professor Flitwick. The actor addresses his role as the Ravenclaw Charms Professor in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, saying his character is “light relief, ” andContinued...


Winner of the Remember the Magic Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
June 07, 2008, 02:59 PM

Previously, we announced the Remember the Magic Contest which asked you to write a vignette of the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings Harry encounters the first time walking through Diagon Alley. After receiving many splendid entries, the winner of this contest has been chosen and is ready toContinued...


Warner Bros Announces Product Lines for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
June 07, 2008, 12:46 PM

As trade show Licensing International Expo is due to take place this week in New York, Warner Bros. Consumer Products has issued a release products due this year, including lines carrying some of the items from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Fans can expect new HarryContinued...


Happy Birthday, Jason Isaacs!

Posted by: sue
June 06, 2008, 12:45 PM

A dashing Death Eater and a lovely luscious Lucius he may indeed be, today actor Jason Isaacs is also celebrating his 45th birthday! Many cheers to you Jason from all of us here at TLC!


Robbie Coltrane to Appear on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (Updated)

Posted by: sue
June 06, 2008, 12:42 PM

Scores of readers let us know that actor Robbie Coltrane will be a guest on the “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross” program, which will be broadcast tonight from 10:35 pm – 11:35 pm on BBC One in the UK. In this press preview, Robbie mentions his hopes for film versionContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Entire Text, Video and Audio of J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Now Online

Posted by: sue
June 05, 2008, 08:27 PM

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. “

So said Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling today as she delivered a moving commencement speech at Harvard University today, focusingContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Streaming Video of J.K. Rowling Speaking at Harvard Commencement Now Live

Posted by: sue
June 05, 2008, 05:49 PM

A reminder now, that as we told you yesterday, live streaming video of J.K. Rowling giving her commencement speech at Harvard University will be available via this link. The stream is now live with J. K. Rowling giving her commencement address at Harvard University. Readers canContinued...

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