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Harry Potter In a Comic

Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2003, 09:40 PM

Today's Stone Soup focuses around something all HP fans can relate to...finding something to read while waiting for Harry Potter 6!
Thanks to everyone who emailed this to TLC!


Professor McGonagall Up For Emmy

Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2003, 12:53 PM

Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) is nominated for this year's Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy. The Emmys will air this Sunday on Fox.
Thanks, Ibad!


Dover Celebrates Banned Books

Posted by: Melissa
September 19, 2003, 01:48 PM

The Dover County Library in Dover, NH is hosting a Banned Books Week (Sept. 20-27).
The most challenged and/or restricted reading materials have been books for children. While most families nationwide have embraced the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, they are the most frequently challenged titles in the country.Continued...

Arrrrr! It's Hermione's Birthday!

Posted by: Melissa
September 19, 2003, 12:00 AM

Arrrrrrrr! Today is Miss Hermione Granger's 23rd birthday (using the timeline from the CoS DVD). We at TLC wish her a very yo-h-ho and a bottle of rum-day, as she shares her birthday with International Talk Like a Pirate day! Coincidence? Ah, who knows...

Hogwarts Express Cleaned

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2003, 02:43 PM

Yorkshire Today reports that the Hogwarts Express "returns to Scarborough on Saturday, for its first public engagement since the official Harry Potter train was attacked by vandals in the resort."

Quidditch: Texas Style

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2003, 01:19 PM

Thanks go out to Jen, who brought this Texas Quidditch site to our attention!


Christian Coulson Joins Collectormania's Special Guest List

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2003, 08:13 AM

Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle) is the latest special guest to be confirmed for Collectormania, which will be held October 3rd through the 6th at Middleton Hall in Buckinghamshire. Also appearing are Toby Jones (Dobby), James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins) and Matthew Lewis (Neville).Continued...


China to Release OotP Early

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2003, 07:42 AM

Chinese fans will get a nice surprise - in an attempt to circumvent further illegal translations of Order of the Phoenix, China will release the book on Sunday, more than ten days ahead of the scheduled release date.

Can Potter Save Christmas?

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2003, 07:39 AM

Could the latest Harry Potter novel carry the faltering children's book industry through to the end of the year?



Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2003, 07:36 AM

The writer who translated the first Harry Potter novel into Welsh discusses the difficulty in doing so, as well as her hope that she'll be picked to translate others in the series.
Thanks to Narcissa for the link!


Introducing the TLC FAQ

Posted by: Melissa
September 17, 2003, 01:10 PM

Thanks to editor Megan Morrison and all of Team TLC, we have a brand new FAQ (Frequently Answered Questions) sheet. Have a question about TLC? It's more than likely in there. Check it out!

J.K. Rowling

JKR Parodied

Posted by: Melissa
September 17, 2003, 10:35 AM

JKR was parodied on last night's season premiere of Crank Yankers (a Comedy Central program in which crank calls are re-enacted by puppets). In the episode, a humorous crank call was placed to a librarian by "Lady JK's assistant", who wanted to book an appearance for JKR. The "assistant" butchered the pronunciationContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR in Fortune

Posted by: Melissa
September 17, 2003, 08:54 AM

JK Rowling is included in Fortune's list of the youngest, richest, and most powerful people in the world.

Stephen King Wins National Book Foundation Medal

Posted by: Kristin
September 17, 2003, 08:32 AM

Book critic Harold Bloom apparently dislikes the work of writer, Potter fan, and now National Book Foundation award winner Stephen King as much as he does J.K. Rowling.
Kristin, who can use TLC's search engine with the best of them. Thanks to Iris for the link!


Flitwick To Appear At MegaCon

Posted by: Melissa
September 17, 2003, 08:09 AM

Warwick Davis, A.K.A. Professor Flitwick, will be a featured guest at MegaCon 2004 in Orlando, Florida.

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