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Potter Soundtrack voted 16th of All Time Greatest

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2005, 12:02 PM

Classic FM recently had listeners vote on the Greatest Movie Soundtrack of All Time. The results have been announced, and the soundtrack by John Williams for "Harry Potter" came in at number sixteen on the list of favorite soundtracks. The list did not specify which Potter film was chosen.Continued...

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Special Edition of Half-Blood Prince due in Australia in December

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2005, 11:46 AM

The distributors of the Harry Potter books in Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin, have announced that the special edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be available for them in December of this year. Andy, from Harry Potter Fan Zone writes us toContinued...


Azkaban wins Spacey Award

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2005, 08:57 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was named Favorite Film at the Spacey Awards which are given for the best in Sci-Fi Film and Television. Azkaban beat out Spiderman 2, with the VP of the Space Channel, who produces the Spaceys, saying "We thought it (Potter) might skew a bit younger than the averageContinued...

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Dayton Daily News: The Waiting is Still the Hardest Part

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2005, 03:47 PM

Elizabeth let us know about some musings on HBP in the Dayton Daily News:

Two years ago, your sweet 14-year-old joined in your glee at the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Now she's a self-assured and somewhat surly 16-year-old who wants nothing more than keys andContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Quiz in Disney Adventures Magazine

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2005, 09:06 AM

The June/July issue of Disney Adventures Magazine for children has a small feature on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It has a photo of the Scholastic version of the book, along with a quiz for children to play as a means to brush up on their Potter knowledge before reading BookContinued...

Happy Birthday Milly!

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2005, 09:06 AM

We at TLC wish Milly, our Floo partner and Hogwarts Galleries guru, the happiest birthday today!


Goblet of Fire Web Site Adds E-Mail Subscription

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2005, 02:09 AM

The HP Goblet of Fire film's Web site has added a "subscribe" link, where you can add your address to get e-mail updates. Thanks to the readers who sent this in!

Super-fans - Are HP Devotees the Next Generation of Star Wars Fans?

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 07:55 PM

The Associated Press today considered what may be the next zone of superfandom, and turns its eye on Harry Potter fans.

If there's hope for a new legion of obsessives, it could come from
Harry Potter. Just as Star Wars fans attend midnight premieres (apparently the designated hourContinued...

Marauder Shirt Update: Ladies and Kids' Sizes Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 02:58 PM

shirtthumb.jpgOnce again the WB has listened to your requests, and is already making available for pre-order ladies' fitted and kids' sizes in the "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" shirt that you helped create, which again for now is a Leaky exclusive. You can see it at theContinued...

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First HBP Cub Reporter Chosen

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 02:43 PM

One of the first HBP "cub reporters" to be at Edinburgh Castle at midnight on July 16 has been chosen, the Daily Record reported. Amy Rice, 12, from Dundee, is the lucky girl. has a scan of the article.

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WSJ: MP3 HBP Not Likely

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 02:36 PM

The Wall Street Journal today published an article about book downloads, and the likelihood that HBP would be available in MP3 format, calling it not very probable:

"...the novel that would undoubtedly be the biggest digital audiobook seller of all time, J.K. Rowling's coming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,Continued...

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Yates Talks Order of the Phoenix Film

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2005, 06:22 AM

In a column today in the Independent, there was a brief section where film director David Yates talks about a possible scene he would like to include in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie. The scene would include Harry flying along the river Thames in London. Quotage:

For all his magicContinued...

"I Solemnly Swear" Shirts Sell Out in First Day

Posted by: Melissa
May 26, 2005, 10:54 AM

shirtthumb.jpgHeh. You all were so excited about the new "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" T-Shirt from WB that you sold out their first run in less than 20 hours. You can still order them, but they will arrive in about a month, when the second (larger) batch of orders comes in. WB has also letContinued...


Jamie Waylett Posts Fan Art Contest Results

Posted by: Melissa
May 26, 2005, 09:52 AM

Jamie Waylett has posted the results of his fan art contest on He's tied three entries for first, two for fourth, and a bunch for sixth; having helped judge the first round of the competition and helped on the second, I want to congratulate all who contributed - the standard wasContinued...

JK Rowling: Keep that Pinch of Salt Handy!

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2005, 09:31 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her site with a message regarding the recent spate of rumors about the possible death of a character in Half-Blood Prince. In no uncertain terms she writes:

Well, here we go again! The gossip, the non-stories, the ever-wilder speculation...

Please remember that allegations of 'leaks'Continued...

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