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Bloomsbury: Facts and Figures

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2005, 10:23 PM

Two bits of news tonight relating to Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books. First, on the Harry Potter section of, some fun and interesting facts and figures about the Potter books have now been posted.

If all Harry Potter books ever sold were placed end to end, they would go aroundContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

ON TLC: New GrandPre Artwork on HBP Standup

Posted by: Melissa
March 30, 2005, 09:19 AM

We've got the hi-res HBP new artwork for you, which should take the guess-work out of just what or who (or maybe what AND who?) is in the new portion. And that's all we're saying about that until you see it for yourself!
Again, if we are to keep these images unwatermarked we ask that otherContinued...

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Scholastic "100 Days Until Harry" Campaign to Begin April 7

Posted by: Melissa
March 30, 2005, 08:59 AM

Scholastic has sent TLC a press release describing its HBP campaign, set to kick off on April 7, when there are 100 Days Until Harry. The multitiered campaign will include a national advertising campaign; a first-time ever Harry Potter crossword puzzle in The New York Times; online activitiesContinued...

Happy Birthday Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2005, 08:01 AM

TLC would like to wish actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) a Happy 55th Birthday today! Cheers!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP to Have All-Time High Initial Print Run - 10.8M Books

Posted by: Melissa
March 30, 2005, 12:57 AM

USA Today announces today that the Scholastic (US) edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will have an all-time high initial print run of 10.8 million books, shattering the last record of 8.5 million - set by OotP in 2003.
The article also mentions Leaky, and they fixed the linkContinued...

The Witching Hour: Fanfic and Sirens and Quidditch, Oh My

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 10:56 PM

The Witching Hour, the HP convention from HPEF that will take place on Oct. 6-10 in Salem, MA, (otherwise known as the Witch City, has a couple of important announcements:

  • Dr. Marleen Barr, author of Oy Pioneer, will speak at the conference about feminism and science fiction, as part of theContinued...


Hi-Res Images of French Premiere Pics

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 04:07 PM

Brand new, beautiful quality versions of the pics that recently ran in French Premiere, sent over by WB. We've got them for you in two sizes: Big, and HUGE! (No watermarks, yadda yadda, enjoy!)

Fleur, Crouch, Dumbledore (Big)

Fleur, Crouch, Dumbledore (Huge!)

The Trio (1) (Big)

The Trio (2) (Huge!)

Rita (Big)Continued...

JKR's site is "Cool," says Netscape

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 01:39 PM

Netscape has awarded J.K. Rowling's website the cool site of the day award for today, March 29th - and our sister-site, the Lexicon, is also highlighted. We always knew JKR was cool!


Prisoner of Azkaban Nominated for Hugo Award

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2005, 11:19 AM

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film has been nominated for a Hugo Award in the category of "Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form." The Hugo Awards, presented by the World Science Fiction Society to recognise achievement in Science Fiction, will be awarded on August 7thContinued...


Basketball Player Body Double for Madame Maxime

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2005, 09:25 AM

There is a story today in icTeesside about a former basketball player Ian Whyte, who is the body double for Frances de la Tour's Madame Maxime in Goblet of Fire. The 7 foot 1 inch tall former athlete turned actor was the perfect choice to be the body double for the Madame Maxime, the head ofContinued...


Official WB Site Updates with Goblet Photos

Posted by: sue
March 28, 2005, 04:00 PM

The Daily Prophet section of the WB Harry Potter film website has been updated to include some photos from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. While most of these are previously released photos from the film, there is a newer, clear one of Emma Watson wearing a pink jacket. This photo was in an articleContinued...


ADMIN: Spoiler-Free for HBP? Get Your News from TLC.

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2005, 03:06 AM

As the release of book six gets closer, we have noticed a lot of fans making concerted efforts to stay away from fan sites, including TLC, because they don't want to even risk finding out any more about the upcoming tome, even official information...even the slightest hint ofContinued...

FLOO: Hogwarts Galleries Job Openings

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2005, 02:17 AM

Our Floo partner, the Hogwarts Galleries, is looking for a few talented volunteers to add to its staff of one! More specifically, it needs two permanent editors and three people for a specific project (and possibly more projects down the line).
Applicants should have the following qualifications/abilities/skills:Continued...


New Goblet of Fire Set Report and Pictures in French "Premiere"

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2005, 08:36 AM

The April issue of the French "Premiere" magazine has some new Goblet of Fire photos and information for us to enjoy this weekend. The cover of the magazine features a new photo of Daniel Radcliffe. There are new photos of the trio, as well as Fleur, Rita Skeeter, andContinued...


Film Review Set Report on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2005, 08:27 AM

TLC Reader Elaine let us know that the new issue of Film Review magazine contains a set report about the making of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The article details the special effects used for the film, such as the work done on the dragons, and has some slight new information about the secondContinued...

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