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PoA Soundtrack Receives Grammy Nomination

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2004, 11:44 AM

This year's Grammy nominations have been announced . Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received a nomination in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack Album from a Motion Picture, Televison, or Other Visual Media." The score for Prisoner of Azkaban , composed by John Williams,Continued...

Devotion to a book, movie or series can enrich your life

Posted by: Melissa
December 07, 2004, 10:05 AM

Today's Mercury News in San Jose has a set of articles about fans and fandom, and includes a discussion of the Harry Potter fandom and fansites. The main article quotes MIT's Dr Henry Jenkins, a longtime expert on fan behaviour:

"Fandom is a community that supports grass-rootsContinued...

'Fuzzy' Harry

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2004, 08:19 PM

Harry Potter was mentioned in the comic Get Fuzzy today. Thanks to all the readers who emailed!

J.K. Rowling

JKR Agency: Rowling Not Slated to Attend Peace Conference

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2004, 12:21 PM

Representatives from J.K. Rowling's literary agency, Christopher Little, have just informed us that there is no truth in the recent report that J.K. Rowling is a possible attendee at a Spain peace conference.

John Williams Receives Kennedy Center Honor

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2004, 08:31 PM

Tonight film composer John Williams was one of six who received this year's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC. These awards are presented here in the US as a national recognition of excellence in the arts. John Williams, the prolific composer of many film scores including those of the firstContinued...

Happy Birthday Hagrid!

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2004, 06:28 PM

Blimey! J.K.Rowling has updated her site to say that today(Dec 6th already in the UK) is Hagrid's Birthday! Happy Birthday to a giant of fellow! Cheers!


Waylett: Yule Ball Set Best Set in All Four Films

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2004, 10:57 AM

Jamie Waylett (a.k.a Vincent Crabbe) has updated his blog today with a tidbit of info on the upcoming filming of the Yule Ball, which will start soon:

The set for the ball is fantastic, probably the best set in all the four films, even if I was allowed to tell you what it looked like, I would notContinued...


Harry Potter Novels Make Australian Top Book List

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2004, 08:08 AM

Australians recently had a chance to vote in a "My Favourite Book" competition of all time favourite books. According to The Daily Telegraph , all five of the Harry Potter novels made the final list of 100 best-loved books. In the top ten group, Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixContinued...

HP Cast

Launch Party Report 2: Matt Lewis and Alfie Enoch Chat It Up

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2004, 12:50 PM

(Click each pic for larger version)

Every once in a while an interview comes along where little to no real interviewing
happens. Sometimes the interview subjects launch into such natural, relaxed
conversation that the best thing any reporter can do is sit back, press "record"


GIVE A GALLEON: Get a Clue 3!

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2004, 10:14 PM

It's that time again! TLC's Third Annual Get a Clue drive is here!

Last year, we sold more than 800
, and through your generosity we were able to donate more than $6,000
to Book Aid International
on behalf of Potter fans worldwide.

year, we hope you have your GalleonsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Possible Visit to Spain Peace Conference

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 06:28 PM

A Spanish newspaper today reported that J.K. Rowling may possibly attend a world peace conference next year in Spain. This is to be an international forum with a focus on solidarity and peace. Several world leaders and famous individuals have been invited to attend this conference tenativelyContinued...


Snowflakes for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 07:52 AM

Mary GrandPre, illustrator of the US edition of the Harry Potter novels, is contributing her work to charity. As part of a fundraising effort raise money for cancer research, Mary GrandPre has donated an original painted wood snowflake for auction. This is part of the "Robert's Snow" auction on Ebay, with theContinued...

PoA Film

The People's Choice: "Prisoner of Azkaban"

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 05:58 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received two nominations for this year's "The People's Choice Awards". These are awards where we fans can go vote for our favorite film, actor and so forth. Prisoner of Azkaban is nominated in the category of "Favorite Sequel." ActorContinued...

PoA Film

Trio Wins Otto Award and New Interview

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 05:36 AM

Jenna, from let us know about a new award the trio has won from German magazine Bravo. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint won the "Otto" award. There are scans from the magazine that also show photos of them inside the recent Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch party, whichContinued...


Happy Leaky Holidays!

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2004, 04:53 PM

What can we say, JKR is our standard-bearer. TLC got a little Christmas cheer today, too. (If you're using our text version, switch to full graphics for a minute to see what we're talking about.)

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