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J.K. Rowling

Happy Birthday Harry and JKR!

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2004, 11:32 PM

As noted on, today (July 31 in the UK) is Harry's - and J.K. Rowling's - birthday. A wonderful, magic-filled birthday to you both. The wonderfully artistic Marta has sent us a little glimpse into what's going on in Edinburgh right about now on this special day. Click for a larger version.


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Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2004, 02:03 PM

Update - I've fixed the link to the Leaky Book Six News LiveJournal Feed now - sorry about that.
We've been meaning to do this for a while and haven't had the time, but found some between 4:30 and 4:31 a.m.

You can now customize your news-gathering from Leaky. Look at the drop-down menus on the right sidebar. OneContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Makes Tolkien List

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2004, 10:25 AM

J.K. Rowling has been listed at #50 on's Top 50 People in Tolkien History List, compiled in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. She is cited thusly:

50) JK Rowling - I know, some may balk this. But I personally feel she is majorly resposibleContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Signed JKR Books Bring in 3,600 for Charities

Posted by: Kristin
July 30, 2004, 08:44 AM

A few weeks ago we reported that Jo Rowling had donated a set of signed Harry Potter books to support fund-raising efforts on behalf of both the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund, an organization that provides therapy and support to injured fire fighters and their families, and the Multiple SclerosisContinued...

J.K. Rowling Happy Birthday Neville

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2004, 09:46 PM

J.K.R. has updated her site to wish Neville Longbottom a Happy Birthday! His birthday is officially July 30. You can see this on her site where it normally says "Wizard of the Month." Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

J.K. Rowling 220 Million Visitors

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2004, 09:39 PM reportedly has had 220 Million visits from readers since the website launched. According to this article," when Rowling used the site to reveal the title of the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince", it received a peak of 600 "hits" per second,Continued...


Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort Rumor Grows Very Strong

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2004, 03:56 PM

ralphfiennessmalljpg.jpgNow we're getting very strong word from our own sources (in the plural) that the rumors may be true, that Ralph Fiennes (headshot) is thisclose to taking on Voldemort. We're hesitant to say it's a done deal, but consider this rumor far more likely to pan out than not.
Fiennes is a veryContinued...

Convention Alley This Weekend in Canada

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2004, 03:53 PM

Convention Alley begins this weekend in Ontario ,Canada, and has a short preview of the Harry Potter convention. Harry Potter Lexicon founder Steve Vander Ark will be the keynote speaker. This conference, which is devoted to adult Harry Potter fans, takes place July 30th to August 1st at the UniversityContinued...


MTV TRL GOF Segment Postponed

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2004, 11:49 AM

MTV will not be airing its piece about GoF and the on-set fan internship this Friday, as originally reported. It has been postponed for some months, probably to be seen in November, according to sources involved.


Neville Double Speaks; More Miranda Richardson Reports

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2004, 11:41 AM has a story on Thomas Davy, the double for Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) on GoF. It contains this bit which again reports of Miranda Richardon's casting as Rita Skeeter, as we reported last week:

Thomas is already living most teenagers' dreams. "I have a trailerContinued...


Harry Potter Film Boosts Time Warner

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2004, 12:24 PM

Time-Warner Inc. posted better than expected quarterly profits of $777 million, due in part to the success of the Prisoner of Azkaban film.
Notable theatrical releases during the quarter included Warner Bros. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' and 'Troy,' which to date have generatedContinued...


DVD Details Confirmed: Two-Disc-Set for Each Film

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2004, 06:23 PM

We've just confirmed from extremely trusted sources the PoA DVD details that DVD Answers has been telling us about for two days. They rock.
The PoA DVD itself is indeed two discs. On a clarifying note: the "three-pack" the details discuss is a package of six DVDs, which contains twoContinued...


DVD Answers: Cover Art for PoA DVD and Three-movie-pack Rumored

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2004, 01:10 PM

More PoA DVD info from DVD Answers, including shots of the cover art and some other screen shots.
It also says that "Arriving the same day will be a Harry Potter three-pack release, containing the first three double-disc releases. This will retail for $59.92."

None of thisContinued...

South Floridians! Meet us at POA IMAX FTL!

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2004, 12:55 PM

On July 31, I'm going to be joining Jenna from at the Ft Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science for some "birthday" events before the 4:15 showing of Prisoner of Azkaban on the museum's IMAX screen.
Join us there in the afternoon - and feel free to wear a costume.Continued...


Tribune: Leaky "bubbles over" with fan support; Server announcement

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2004, 10:36 AM

There is a really nice piece about, well, you all, in today's Chicago Tribune (viewable here without registration required). I spoke with Eric Gwinn, who writes an Internet column, last week, and couldn't stop gushing about how you all came to our aid during the server driveContinued...

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