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Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 12:03 PM

BIG, long, huge, spoilery, very thought provoking answer to the FAQ poll RIGHT HERE.

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, are underway in Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. What we have foundContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Professor Sprout!

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2005, 06:01 PM has been updated with Birthday wishes to our favourite Herbology professor, Pomona Sprout! Cheers...and goooo Hufflepuff! :)

The FSA Revisited, the Call from Jo, the Past 10 Days

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 04:25 AM

All right. Here's where I do what needed to be done in the Fan Site Award post, but sometimes emotions are simply too much:
Thank you. Not only to Jo (we'll get to you later, my dear), but to all of you who come here every day and have fun with us. We can't express how much fun itContinued... Updates: FAQ, News, HBP Publication Weekend Plans

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 03:31 AM

(This is Melissa's attempt to act as a news reporter and get you guys all the straight info before resuming with the general insanity and exuberance that will classify today on the site. Just an FYI, because this is the most calm you will see me for quite a while.)'sContinued... Updates: News about TLC Receives Fan Site Award, Set to Interview J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 03:09 AM

fsaleaky.gifOh my lord am I glad I am awake at 4:13 a.m., as only a lunatic Harry Potter fan would be on this night.
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Jo Rowling's new Web site, and I thought this would be a very special day for very differentContinued...

Cheers! New Wizard of the Month on

Posted by: sue
April 30, 2005, 06:26 PM has been updated with a new Wizard of the Month for May. Cheers! :)

JKRowling Updates Site

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 10:08 AM

There's some updating going on at's Rumors section - check it out...she answers some questions about time travel (knocking down a very popular fan theory, sorry Milly), about Nicholas Flamel, Lupin's papers, Snape's Crosswords, and the Creevey brothers as Quidditch players.
And the updates continueContinued...

JKR's site is "Cool," says Netscape

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 01:39 PM

Netscape has awarded J.K. Rowling's website the cool site of the day award for today, March 29th - and our sister-site, the Lexicon, is also highlighted. We always knew JKR was cool!

J.K. Rowling

JKR and the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2005, 10:02 AM

"It was a mistake any wizard could make

Who was tired and caught on the hop

One piffling error, and then, to my terror,

I found myself facing the chop.

- excerpt from the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick by JKRowling
Do you know the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick? As stated on her website where you canContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Remus Lupin!

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2005, 07:06 PM

Hooooowl! According to March 10th(already in the UK) is Remus Lupin's Birthday! Cheers!

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Ron!

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2005, 08:03 PM

Happy Birthday to everyone's favorite redheaded Keeper, Ron Weasley! There's a birthday wish on
Also... a birdie tells us it's time to look on as well!

And of course, it being the first of a new month, there is a new Wizard of the Month on Mungo Bonham: (1560 - 1659) FamousContinued...

Happy Birthday Arthur Weasley

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2005, 07:44 PM

According to an updated, February 6th (yes, already in the UK) is Arthur Weasley's birthday! Cheers Arthur! :)

J.K. Rowling

"Lie Detector": JKR's Cousin to Make TV Show Appearance

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2005, 09:21 PM

Several media outlets today, including the L.A. Times, had this story about a new television program called "Lie Detector", which will feature a cousin of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Based on information confirmed to them by NBC/PAX-TV the newpapaper says, "the show willContinued...

Updates at Book Scam and other Rubbish

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2005, 01:19 PM

Our favourite author is doing some updating at her site. Readers will remember several weeks ago the news about a website supposedly selling e- copies of Half- Blood Prince. We posted a story about this, and now Jo has responded to that on her news section. She writes:

Harry Potter e-Book ScamContinued...