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Julie Walters Everywhere

Posted by: Melissa
September 16, 2003, 03:59 PM

Julie Walters will appear on tomorrow's Richard and Judy, which starts at 5pm on Channel 4 in the UK only. She'll also be playing the title role in the BBC's The Wife of Bath. Thanks to Jonny M. for the info.


Mr. Filch

Posted by: Kristin
September 16, 2003, 08:06 AM

The Telegraph has an interview with the exceptionally talented David Bradley.


Magazine for Homeless to Publish OotP

Posted by: Kristin
September 16, 2003, 08:03 AM

TLC reader Kirsty tells us that the September 11th Scotland Big Issue issue, part of an international magazine dedicated to helping the homeless, noted that J.K. Rowling gave a German homeless magazine permission to print the first chapter of Order of the Phoenix, angering some in Scotland and England, whoContinued...


Stephen Fry Excerpts

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2003, 12:41 PM

Reader Spydey has sent us a link where you can listen to parts of Stephen Fry's audio OOTP. You can order the version at the BBC Shop.

Muggles Study Magic

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2003, 09:04 AM

The Washington Post Express reports that Frostburg State University is now offering an honors course based on the book The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield. The course will investigate the ways in which technology can approximate magic, and will culminate in a written and oral scientific presentationContinued...


Vid of Dan on Rellys

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2003, 02:07 PM

Thanks Cinderz, for sending this 427K vid of Daniel Radcliffe accepting his Relly Award. For those who can't download, he says:

"Thank you for this fantastic award. This is absolutely amazing, and thank you to everybody who voted for me. I'm currently on the set of Prisoner of Azkaban, filming. It's going toContinued...


Dan Radcliffe, Junior Achiever

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2003, 10:10 AM

Thanks to all those who sent e-mails alerting us that Dan Radcliffe won the first annual "Relly Award" for Junior Achiever this morning, on Live With Regis and Kelly.

John Ritter Died

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2003, 09:26 AM

It may not sound like it has much to do with Harry Potter, but...
John Ritter, Gryffindor, (shown there at the premiere of Chamber of Secrets) died of a heart ailment overnight. A sad farewell to a fellow fan, from Team TLC.

A Christmas Carol With TLC

Posted by: Kristin
September 11, 2003, 05:16 PM

Do you live in or near New York? Are you free the evening of December 12th? The Leaky Cauldron is looking to put together a group interested in seeing A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Dale, at Madison Square Gardens. Tickets are $35 (mezzanine seating), $55 (side orchestra), and $72 (front and center), with a slight discountContinued...

A Commentary on Potter and Religion

Posted by: Melissa
September 11, 2003, 04:38 PM

A commentary by Daniel Drezner discusses a new Potter/religion argument currently being waged by an Islamic fundamentalist group...that Harry is part of a missionary plot to spread Christianity.
Thanks, Roni!


Rumors of Mexican PoA Release Dispelled

Posted by: Melissa
September 11, 2003, 04:24 PM

HPANA has posted information, courtesy of, dispelling rumors that the Prisoner of Azkaban film would premiere in Mexican theaters on June 6, 2004.

Summer Reading

Posted by: Kristin
September 11, 2003, 02:20 PM

An Iowa freshman class had an interesting summer reading assignment.

Most Challenged Book Series

Posted by: Melissa
September 11, 2003, 12:16 PM

USA Today reports: "The latest list that (Harry) is topping is 2002's Most Challenged Books, issued by the American Library Association for Banned Books Week, Sept. 20-27."

The Potter Project

Posted by: Melissa
September 11, 2003, 11:11 AM is hosting The Potter Project, a chain-fanfiction event in which any Potter fan can participate. The project employs FanLib, a patent pending technology that allows participants to submit scenes and vote on which ones should be added to the fanfic script as it continues. The project will run through OctoberContinued...

Harry Potter and the Plot to Spread Christianity

Posted by: Kristin
September 11, 2003, 11:10 AM

Political Scientist Daniel Drezner comments on accusations that Harry Potter is intended to spread Christianity through out Islamic cultures.
Thanks to both Veronica and Abigail for the link!

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