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PotterCast 198: Throw Down the Gnomes!

Posted by: Edward
July 01, 2009, 12:25 AM

  Recorded a few weeks ago shorty before the PotterCast 2009 Summer Tour, this episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, features a heap of Harry Potter talk for your listening pleasure.  Our 198th episode starts off discussion of our recent LeakyCon 2009 Harry Potter conference, includingContinued...

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JK Rowling and the Magic Flying Piggy Bank for Charity

Posted by: sue
June 22, 2009, 07:26 PM

J.K. Rowling contributed to a charity fundraiser auction that took place over the weekend in London that involved piggy banks. In writing that would no doubt make the Weasley Wheezes proud, Jo contributed a specially designed piggy bank, and The Daily Mail reports " etched a special message Continued...


Suit Filed Against Bloomsbury Regarding "Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire;" Bloomsbury States Claim is "Without Merit"

Posted by: sue
June 15, 2009, 03:02 PM

Today the estate of late children's author Adrian Jacobs filed a suit against Bloomsbury Publishing citing copyright infringement involving Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. In a press release, the estate claims thatContinued...

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JK Rowling Attends Raisa Gorbachev Fundraiser Gala Ball

Posted by: sue
June 06, 2009, 05:51 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her husband Dr. Neil Murray are attending the annual Raisa Gorbachev Gala Fundraiser Ball tonight in London, England. You can see photos of Jo wearing a gorgeous light blue evening gown via Getty here and here, and here via WENN
You can learn more aboutContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

Posted by: Edward
June 05, 2009, 02:00 PM

Today marks the birthday of one Draco Malfoy, as the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website now indicates.  Please join us in wishing this young man a happy birthday.  Cheers to you, Draco.

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J.K. Rowling and Emma Watson to Guest at Raisa Gorbachev Ball This Weekend?

Posted by: sue
June 04, 2009, 02:38 PM

Richard Kay's column in the Daily Mail today has word that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and actress Emma Watson are among the guests due to attend the annual Raisa Gorbachev gala fundraiser ball this weekend. The paper states that the fourth annual event will be "a fabulousContinued...


Scholastic Updates with New Harry Potter Through the Years Poster, Sorting Hat Quiz

Posted by: sue
June 01, 2009, 10:35 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with a lovely new poster called "Celebrating Harry Through the Years." The poster, available for download via this link (PDF), features a montage of artwork by Mary GrandPre as wellContinued...


PotterCast 195: Edible to the Point of Delicious!

Posted by: Edward
May 16, 2009, 11:00 AM

Today we have for you the 195th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, online for your listening pleasure.  Sue's News kicks off this week with information about the July 7th release date for both the Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack and Deathly Hallows paperback, filming of Shell CottageContinued...

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JK Rowling Continues Support for MS and other Charities

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2009, 09:15 AM

Scores of readers have emailed regarding new charity efforts from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

First Jo is lending her support to a young man from Glasgow, Scotland who is trying to raise awareness of the importance of Vitamin D in the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. Scottish TV letContinued...


Weasley Clock Ticks Closer to Becoming Reality

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2009, 09:03 PM

Those who desire a Muggle version of the Weasley family clock may not have much longer to wait for this type of technology to be available in their homes.  The Times is reporting this evening that researchers at Microsoft have completed user trials for their Whereabouts Clock.  As TLC reportedContinued...

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Lego Mosaic J. K. Rowling Created at Legoland Windsor

Posted by: Edward
May 04, 2009, 07:04 PM

The Telegraph is reporting tonight that author J. K. Rowling has been memorialized in a Lego mosaic at Legoland Windsor after a recent poll named the Harry Potter author as the "''ultimate hero" of the last ten years."  The Lego-fied tribute to Ms Rowling contains 48,000 "white, yellow andContinued...


Leaky Lounge Book Club Reading Updates

Posted by: Edward
May 03, 2009, 03:04 PM

Two of our Book Clubs hosted over on the Leaky Lounge forums have opened up readings of two new books starting today.  First up, our Harry Potter Book Club has now started their reading of the forth novel in author J. K. Rowling's series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Secondly, Jo's BookContinued...

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JK Rowling Writes Piece on U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown for Time Magazine

Posted by: sue
May 01, 2009, 04:14 PM

Time Magazine has released their annual list of the 100 Most Influential people in the world. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written a piece about the number two man on the list, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown. A long time friend of the Prime Minister, readers willContinued...


Harry Potter: The Exhibition Report

Posted by: Edward
April 30, 2009, 10:19 PM

This week, a number of Harry Potter fan sites were given the opportunity to preview Harry Potter: The Exhibition which opens to the general public today.  TLC took part in the preview, and spoke to a number of the people behind the exhibit. This editor's report is now online below with additional photosContinued...


PotterCast 193: Mount Pellegrino!

Posted by: Edward
April 30, 2009, 01:20 AM

The 193rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for your audible enjoyment.  This week, Sue starts off the show with a round up of the latest HP news including: Cherrybomb being screened as part of the Cannes Film Festival, Emma Watson on DH filming, new Half-Blood Prince photos, agingContinued...

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