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A moment for our readers from Spain, and all over the world

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2004, 07:31 PM

We would like to take a moment to send our deepest condolences to our readers from Spain, whom we hope against hope were not injured in yesterday's horrible terrorist attack in Madrid. Our thoughts and prayers, and hopes for peace, are with everyone who suffers there, and with everyoneContinued...

The New Face of Bulgaria: Viktor Krum?

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2004, 03:37 PM

Novinite reports that Bulgaria's Chief of National Tourism Advertising and Information Agency, Ivaylo Gyurov, annouced that Viktor Krum may become the new face of Bulgarian tourism.

Emma Thompson on Oprah Winfrey Show

Posted by: Kristin
March 10, 2004, 06:57 AM

Actress Emma Thompson, along with Hugh Grant, will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show today - check your local listings for the correct time, and thanks to Megan & Wendy for the notice!
UPDATE: We're told this is a repeat and that Thompson doesn't discuss Harry, but that it's also worth watching ifContinued...

Matthew Lewis and Devon Murray at SciFi Summit

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 06:33 PM

Matthew Lewis (Neville) and Devon Murray (Seamus) will be appearing at the SciFi Summit in Pasadena, CA March 26th through the 28th. There will be a small fee for their autographs.

Tom Felton on the PoA Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 08:39 AM

Mugglenet has scans of a letter from Tom Felton, where he mentions that he will be attending the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere on May 30th in London (please note this is unofficial until this date is confirmed by WB and it has not been yet). He also says he and his family are starting an official fan club, detailsContinued...

Typosquatter Sentenced

Posted by: Kristin
March 02, 2004, 06:50 AM

Typosquatter John Zuccarini was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for using spelling variations of popular web searches, such as 'Harry Potter', to lure people to adult sites, for which he was paid a per-click fee for each visitor. Zuccarini was arrested last September.

Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley!

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2004, 10:03 AM

Just a reminder that per a JKR chat back in 2001 and the timeline on the Chamber of Secrets DVD, today is Ron Weasley's birthday! We at TLC are pleased to wish him a very happy 24th!

Bertie Bott's Beans Hit Britain

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2004, 12:41 PM

The Daily Record reports that Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (and they mean every flavour) will now be available for purchase in Britain.
Thank you, Clare

Harry Look-alike Seeks a Home

Posted by: Kristin
February 11, 2004, 10:53 PM

Young Valera Ashcheulov has more in common with Harry than just the dark hair and glasses that recently won him a look-alike contest at a Moscow bookstore; he is also an orphan. Born with a serious congenital problem, Valera was abandoned at birth by his parents, who told his two siblings that he had died.
When heContinued...

HP cast-visit to US update

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2004, 09:10 AM

Matthew Lewis(Neville), Devon Murray(Seamus), James & Oliver Phelps(Fred & George) will be making several appearances here in the US.As we first reported back in January, their appearance at the Celebrity Autograph Expo will be on March 13th in Santa Ana, CA and on March 14th in Canoga Park, CA. They will alsoContinued...

The Letter Box's Note from JKR

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2004, 06:53 PM

Some of you oldbies may remember the Letter Box project from last spring, where hundreds of (mostly older teen and adult) fans sent letters to JK Rowling in a gorgeous box, all through the organizational work of Ali Wildgoose. Today, the text of JKR's letter to all of us whose letters were in that box was postedContinued...

A Pickled Dragon?

Posted by: Kristin
January 30, 2004, 07:34 AM

A pickled dragon was discovered in a garage in Oxfordshire - how it came to be makes for interesting speculation.
Many TLC readers saw this story and send us the link - our thanks to you all!

Mother Owl Stops Work at NASA

Posted by: Kristin
January 30, 2004, 07:30 AM

A great horned owl has decided Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is the perfect place to hatch her eggs. NASA has stopped work at the site until the babies are born. Just look at that expression - you'd stop work, too.
Thanks to 'G' for the link.

Harry in 'Reality Check'

Posted by: Kristin
January 28, 2004, 08:27 PM

Harry is featured in today's comic 'Reality Check' .
Thanks to Henna & Gabriele for the link!

A NY Times full of Harry

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2004, 09:37 AM

In addition to the article about traveling to locations from the Harry Potter movies and books, the NY Times makes at least two mentions of Harry Potter in today's issue. First, in an article about the stage version of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, the Times describes the Pullman books as "theContinued...