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"Floo Powder" Shuts Down Post Office

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2004, 02:17 PM

A post office in Buckner, Missouri was temporarily shut down when a Harry Potter themed birthday card was discovered to have white powder inside.

"A worker at the Buckner post office spotted white powder on an envelope. The office was sealed off and hazmat crews were called in to check out the situation.Continued...

Sotheby's to Auction Potter Items

Posted by: Kristin
July 08, 2004, 06:51 AM

Sotheby's in London today will auction Harry Potter items, including two preliminary drawings by Giles Greenfield for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (lots 364, 373, and 374).
Sotheby's site notes that the artist, whose artwork was used in the U.K. for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was initiallyContinued...

Despite Harry, Fewer Americans Reading

Posted by: Kristin
July 08, 2004, 06:38 AM

The National Endowment for the Arts has found that fewer than half of over 17,000 American adults surveyed read literature (defined as 'poems, plays, or narrative fiction'), a drop of 7 points over the last decade.
NEA chairman Dana Gioia expressed concern for the results: "We have a lot of functionallyContinued...

Poet, Potter Fan Mattie Stepanek Dies at 13

Posted by: Kristin
June 23, 2004, 04:59 AM

Poet, New York Times best selling author, Muscular Dystrophy Association spokeman, and Harry Potter fan Mattie Stepanek has died due to complications of a rare form of that disease.
Mattie gained attention in 2001 when he appeared on the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. In that same year, he publishedContinued...

Dollars, Pounds, and Galleons

Posted by: Kristin
June 17, 2004, 08:36 PM

Worldwide money exhange company Travelex has released an online Wizard-to-Muggle currency converter, that calculates the value of the dollar, pound, euro, rupee and other local monies into Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts.
While Travelex says it has no plans to offer Wizarding currency at any of their worldwide locations,Continued...

Count Your Sheep with Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:39 AM

Count Your Sheep is all about Harry Potter today - and their forums have a chance for people to vote on which strip character should "be Harry Potter".

India's Mid-Day on the PoA Premiere and Fanfiction

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:38 AM

India's Mid-Day newspaper has been filled with Potter-themed articles this week. On Sunday, they ran a story about the Indian premiere of PoA. The article also has an interesting image - it's the familiar photo of Harry and Hermione in her pink jacket, but an image of a big black dog isContinued...

TLC Prisoner of Azkaban Sweepstakes - over!

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2004, 10:18 AM

Hey guys - we hope you got your entry to the sweepstakes in before now, because the contest is over. Over the next few weeks we'll be sorting through the thousands upon thousands of entiries, and will notify you personally if you've won. Once we've formatted the entries to send to JKR,Continued...

WARNING: The Knight Bus Sometimes Moves Quite Speedily

Posted by: Melissa
June 04, 2004, 07:00 AM

Now that the film is out in most of the world, there will be posts in the Comments Sections here on TLC which contain our readers' reviews and thoughts on the movie - the overall, the general, the specific, the Frog Chorus. While we will try to keep actual spoilers out of our posts for aContinued...

Get PoA on Y!M

Posted by: Melissa
May 25, 2004, 08:19 AM

Yahoo!Messenger has added a Prisoner of Azkaban IMvironment, which should be up here later today. For now, you can download it via Yahoo Messenger's INSIDER page, which pops up when you launch the Y!M program.
Special thanks to Kristin and Lozzy who discovered that if you type in the first or full names of the trio or, for someContinued...

Los Angeles Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Contemporary Set Exhibit Report

Posted by: Kristin
May 15, 2004, 08:45 AM

TLC reader Rosy attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exhibit on contemporary set design that we told you about back in April, and has sent us an exclusive first report.
Expect movie spoilers, and keep an eye out for soon-to-come photographs and more detailsContinued...

PoA Stamps

Posted by: Kristin
May 15, 2004, 07:54 AM

Several TLC readers have let us know about the new PoA stamps issued by Australia Post. HarryPotterFanZone.com has a preview of the stamps.

Bowling For Doubles?

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2004, 12:38 PM

There's a neat image up now on HPANA - a PoA insider sent them a photo of Daniel Radcliffe with his double, Tolga Kenan as well as Rickie Hubbucks (Rupert's double) and Flick Walker (Emma's double) and some unidentified people. According to the tipster, it was shot at Fort Willam Scotland when the cast and crewContinued...

Reminder: Jason Isaacs on West Wing Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 12:26 PM

Tonight's episode of the West Wing, "Gaza," features Jason Isaacs of Lucius Malfoy fame as a photojournalist and love interest for the character Donna Moss. You can see a pic of him in the show here (he's on the left). Thanks Alex for the reminder!

Permission to Perform Potter Denied

Posted by: Kristin
May 11, 2004, 07:25 AM


There'll be no wave of the magic Harry Potter wand for the 3-year-old students of a ballet school in southern England.
Choreographer Valerie Le Serve said Monday she was forced to change a 10-minute segment based on the adventures of the boy wizard and his friends after author J.K. Rowling's agent pointedContinued...