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J.K. Rowling

Chat Translations

Posted by: Kristin
March 04, 2004, 10:46 PM

Totally Harry Potter has up a Spanish transcript of the J.K. Rowling interview, and De Lekke Ketel has up a Dutch translation. Also look for the German translation on, a French translation at the Harry Potter Mysteries forum, and a Portuguese translation from Brazil's Hogwarts site.
UPDATE: We have a Russian translationContinued...

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BBC: JKR Drops Hints in Web Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 02:08 PM

Newsround was at JK Rowling's office for today's Web chat, and did a great little interview (including picture of her at her comp) with her after it ended.

What was the webchat like?
There were some really good questions. I feel guilty that obviously people want a lot of information about the next two books,Continued...

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Articles about the JKR Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 12:23 PM

JK Rowling Hints at More Harry Potter - Yahoo! News

Rowling Hints About New Book, Owes Harry Apology - Yahoo! News

Harry Potter to 'grow up' - The Courier Mail

We'll update this as they come in.

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JKR Transcript Update

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 07:15 AM

A full transcript of the chat is here, with the questions in order. (Phew!) Among the many revelations (no spoilers here, you'll have to read the chat!): which house at least three of the Marauders were in; clarification on the ages of the Weasley children; the kids' middle names; whether or not Hermione is an onlyContinued...


Screening Interviews

Posted by: Kristin
March 04, 2004, 06:35 AM has up interviews with two friends who say they attended a screening of Prisoner of Azkaban in Chicago last week - thanks very much to that site for letting us know, and as always with something like this, expect spoilers, both in the interviews and in our comments section.
Emily's Screening Interview


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J.K. Rowling Chat Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 05:19 AM

A working transcript of JKR's amazing World Book Day Chat is here. Ms. Rowling answered approximately 140 questions, and the fans did not disappoint in grilling her senseless - the revelations (and teasers) are dizzying. While we fix this transcript up, discuss!

Batman? Seriously!

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2004, 11:19 PM

We've been getting reports all evening that Gary Oldman is set to play Lt. James Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force, in Batman Begins, which is set to star Christian Bale as young Bruce Wayne; the film is a prequel of sorts to the current movies in the Batman series.

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Reminder: JK Rowling Online Chat

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2004, 01:25 PM

Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th is World Book Day which launches with a live web chat with JK Rowling. The chat runs from 10:00 to 11:00 am GMT.
In a related story, 12 schools in the UK were given the opportunity to ask JK Rowling a question during the chat. One of the lucky schools has this question: “DoContinued...


Audio from POA trailer

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2004, 03:24 PM

Winky, from PotterWorldOnline sent us the audio of the new POA trailer.
Thanks Winky!

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.


New POA spot

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2004, 03:50 PM

We've just received what looks to be a new POA trailer. It opens on the Hogwarts Express, and includes a new shot of Lupin on the train, and a new sound bite of Harry speaking. The commercial also includes much of what was shown on the BBC preview program a few weeks ago, but this version is much longer. Enjoy!
Thank you Zach!


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!

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JK Rowling at charity ball

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2004, 08:39 AM

JK Rowling made a rare public appearance at a charity ball for the Leap for Meningitis fundraiser in Edinburgh. She generously spent 127,000 British Pounds towards things as a dinner to be cooked by celebrity chef Nick Narin, a motorised scooter, and a guided tour of Edinburgh to be conducted by author Ian Rankin.

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