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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Update: Couric Interview to Air July 17 and 18

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 10:35 AM

We've just received an update from NBC letting us know that Katie Couric's interview with Jo Rowling will air on July 17 on Dateline and July 18 on Today. More details about Today's HBP week as we go.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Couric Interview to Air Close to Publication; Week of HP Planned on Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:45 AM

jkrcouric.jpgWe've received word from an NBC rep who assured us that the Rowling-Couric interview is tentatively scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of July 11, though that may easily change.
The interview is taking place today in Scotland and seems to be plannedContinued...

Legal

JKR's Injunction: Some Analysis

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 09:50 AM

TLC was able to obtain a copy of the injunction granted to J.K. Rowling regarding disclosure of the contents of book six (read the intial story here); you can read the PDF here (but make sure you have Adobe Reader so you can open the document).
The order is broader than the original newspaper articles implied; anyoneContinued...

Contests

Sun Cub Reporter Gives Trip to Ill Sis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:33 PM

The Sun announced yesterday that its cub reporter contest winner, Sian Brennan, gave her trip to meet with Jo to her sick twin sister, Zoe.
Sian invented and drew the "groggle," a creature who saves Harry's life, and in a phone poll Sun readers chose him as their favorite.

The twins areContinued...

JKR Interviews

Update on Couric-Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:26 PM

On June 1, Katie Couric announced on "Today" that she'd be interviewing Jo Rowling in two weeks' time and invited fans to submit questions. However, she never said the interview would air in two weeks' time. An air date has never been announced. In fact, on June 8, just six days ago, CouricContinued...

Contests

HBP Contest Page Updated

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:21 PM

Our HBP contests page has been updated with a still-open cub reporter contest from Australia and one from India, as well as a contest from the Idaho Statesman for kids to participate in a "TriWizard Tournament."

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Fansite Interviews with JKR in the News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2005, 08:49 AM

With just 36 days go before the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the build-up to the big day continues. Today, papers are running two stories about the Leaky/MuggleNet soon-to- come interview with JKR in July at the release of book 6. The AP has a short piece where Emerson from MuggleNetContinued...

Contests

J.K.Rowling to do TV Interview with Cub Reporter

Posted by: sue
June 08, 2005, 08:35 AM

ITV has now launched their version of the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan contest. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 are allowed to enter for this chance to not only attend the midnight launch party in Edinburgh of Half-Blood Prince, but also to interview author J.K. Rowling on television.

Initial'sContinued...

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ADMIN: HBP Contest Page

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 02:25 PM

Our post with all the contest info got old, so we made a special page for HBP "Cub Reporter" contests as well as other HBP-related contests, right here, so you can keep track. It's also listed on our new text sidebar. If you look over this list and see a contest we haven't listed, please let us know.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Evening News's Cub Reporter Competition Opens

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 01:14 PM

The Evening News, of Scotland, has opened its contest to choose a reporter to be part of the 70-children contingent that will meet JKR on July 15 and interview her on July 17. Entrants must "prove their knowledge of all things Harry Potter by answering five questions which will appear in the paperContinued...

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The 'Ask Jo' TLC/MuggleNet Contest: Ask Jo a Question!

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 11:25 PM

As most of you are aware, on July 16, Emerson of MuggleNet and I will be in Scotland, interviewing Jo Rowling to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. With less than 40 days to go, it's time we get down to business!
We know you're all dying to get a question asked.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Crime Details and Court Order in Stolen HBP Case

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 09:26 PM

We have some new pieces of information tonight related to today's news about the stolen Half-Blood Prince books.
First, author J.K. Rowling was granted a court injunction against the two men who were accused of trying to sell copies of Half-Blood Prince to a reporter today. The Scotsman notesContinued...

JKR Interviews

Katie Couric to Interview Rowling in Two Weeks

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2005, 09:45 AM

Our readers tell us that this morning Katie Couric announced that she'd be traveling to Scotland to interview Rowling in two weeks' time, and said she's taking questions from fans, which you can enter by going to this page.

J.K. Rowling

JKR, Mystery Writer?

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 10:01 AM

The Times newspaper has posted this article speculating about what type of books J.K. Rowling will write next once the Harry Potter series is finished. The article suggests that she might turn to writing mystery novels, saying:

She has a strong interest in crime fiction and would be a successful writer of detective novels, accordingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Worldwide HBP Release Party Contests

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2005, 09:15 PM

Contests are already underway worldwide to determine who the 70 "cub reporters" who will be at Edinburgh Castle on July 15, and grilling JKR on July 17.
The contests, as announced on JKRowling.com, are underway in Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. What we have foundContinued...

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