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HP Conventions: Guest Speaker Announcements

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2004, 09:48 AM

Several announcements have been made in regards to guest speakers for the upcoming Harry Potter related conventions taking place next year.
Accio UK has added Steve Vander Ark and Elizabeth Kay to their speaker list. Steve Vander Ark is the founder and editor of the Harry Potter Lexicon. Elizabeth KayContinued...

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A Time Turner for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:32 AM

The Scotsman reports that Jo Rowling donated a time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to a charity auction in benefit of Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre, which supports cancer patients.
Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!


Jo Rowling Mini-book

Posted by: Kristin
October 06, 2004, 06:51 AM has posted an image of the small, handwritten book by Jo Rowling that will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London November 1st for the charitable organization 999 Club.
Thanks to HarryLatino for the link!


Collectormania Pics at

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2004, 06:03 PM

Jamie Waylett (aka Vincent Crabbe) has uploaded a report as well as some great pics from this weekend's Collectormania event in the diary and pictures sections of his Web site. Check it out!

Devon Murray at Collectormania: Seamus the HBP

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2004, 07:16 PM

FranThePhoenix from FictionAlley interviewed Devon Murray at Collectormania in Milton Keynes this weekend. He talked a bit about filming for GoF, Jk Rowling's website and his guesses on the identity of the half-blood prince.

Fran: What about J K Rowling's website - do you like that?
Devon: Yeah,Continued...


Mary GrandPre

Posted by: Kristin
September 26, 2004, 06:20 AM

The Star Tribune has an article about American edition Potter artist Mary GrandPre that includes a draft of an earlier Harry illustration.
Grandpre's work is being featured at a show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!


Cuaron to Receive Award

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2004, 06:21 AM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron will accept the Raul Julia HOLA Founders Award, presented by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors on September 20th in New York City.
Thanks to Michelle and Nelly for the link.


"Hagrid not the Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Partially Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2004, 06:51 AM

Yesterday Mugglenet posted that two of their readers who attended the Edinburgh Book Festival reported to them that J.K. Rowling revealed in private conversation that Hagrid is not the Half-Blood Prince. We've been able to confirm through a separate source that we trust, that at leastContinued...

Witching Hour 2005 Keynote Speaker Announced

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2004, 09:08 PM

Witching Hour, the HP convention that will take place in 2005 in Salem, Mass., has announced its latest featured speaker, award-winning children's literature author and essayist John Cech. Mr. Cech has judged the New York Times' Best Illustrated Books of the Year and has served on the nominatingContinued...

NY Times Profiles Carp Fishing Tournament

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 12:16 PM

The New York Times reports today that 125 kids and teens attended the carp fishing tournament along the St. Lawrence River, even though Tom Felton, who's post hosted the tournament last year, was unable to attend this year, because he's filming on Goblet of Fire.

According to event organizers, inContinued...

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Rowling Edinburgh Reading Transcript; HBP Status

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2004, 06:40 AM

Update: The transcript is now up at J.K. Rowling's website! (Thanks, Meriion!)
As to when we might see book six, Jo had this to say, when asked which book is her favorite:

I would have to say that it is probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, although at the moment—it is unfairContinued...

Accio Papers!

Posted by: Kristin
August 13, 2004, 06:58 AM

Accio UK, a Harry Potter conference that is to take place in Reading in July of next year, has issued a proposal call for papers, panels, and workshops.

Harry Potter: Not Just for Kids

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2004, 04:06 PM

CBC News has a profile which focuses on Convention Alley, the for adults only Harry Potter symposium which took place over the weekend in Ontario, Canada.
Overall, the conference's wide range of paper, panel and discussion topics – from "Severus Snape: Romantic Byronic Hero or Unredeemable 'GreasyContinued...

Convention Alley: Turning Harry Canadian

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2004, 09:34 AM

Today's Ottawa Citizen showcases the ongoing ConventionAlley's unique approach to dodging copyright issues that come with running a fan conference:

So, in a solution that's increasingly common among legions of Potter-obsessed fans, organizers of an international Harry Potter conference this weekendContinued...


Thanks to everyone who came to POA IMAX FTL!

Posted by: Melissa
July 31, 2004, 09:53 PM

Thanks so much to Jenna of and the 300 other people who helped sell out the POAIMAXFTL show this afternoon at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Ft Lauderdale. This is a long post, so read more (including the day's trivia questions) by clicking below!
There were dozens of peopleContinued...