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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Bloomsbury Announces Edinburgh Castle Details

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 02:53 PM

Some more details today from Bloomsbury regarding the big Edinburgh release party:

  • The cub reporters will arrive at the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.
  • About 2,000 Edinburgh school children and their parents will be seated in the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle to cheerContinued...

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Polls - Ask Jo, Daily Lounge Polls and Romance

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 11:44 AM

Many of you have reported a not-found error when accessing our "Ask Jo" poll; it should be right here; be sure to look at the right side of your page! A lot of you are also asking why you can't vote more than once here: we restrict by IP, which changes often if you're an AOL user butContinued...

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Guarding the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2005, 09:42 AM

Security continues to be tight as the publishers of the new Harry Potter book are determined to keep a tight lid on any possible leaks and spoilers getting out before the release date on July 16. While there are not any security trolls on patrol(that we muggles can see anyway :) ), The New York Times reports todayContinued...


ADMIN: Notification System Nearly Fixed, Other Changes

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 09:18 AM

Hey all; we've been working with the incomparable Chad Everett of Everitz Consulting, who developed the system that sends you news notifications, to fix the bug where you're getting multiple copies of each entry. That bug is fixed. Also, now, if you're subscribed to more than oneContinued...

Accio and Lumos Fandom Events Updates

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 03:47 PM

We have two pieces of news today regarding the Harry Potter Conventions that are to take place in the near future.
First, Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, has announced that, due to demand, they will have day tickets available to the public for Saturday, July 30th. The announcement says:


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"90 Second Pop" Goes Harry

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 02:56 PM

Well, the excitement and speculation continues to grow about the new Harry Potter book, as witnessed today on CNN's 90 Second Pop, a segment of their morning program. Host Miles O'Brien spoke with "Time Magazine" reporter Christopher John Farley, comedian Andy Borowitz, and B.J. Sigesmund from "UsContinued...

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Scholastic Announces Braille Edition of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 07:17 AM

Scholastic, the US Publishers of the Harry Potter books, officially announced today that a braille edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would soon be available. Working with the National Braille Press, Scholastic said that the book would be available no later than JulyContinued...


Shhhhh. Potter books on the move!

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2005, 09:16 AM

Cincinatti's Enquirer reports on the secrecy surrounding the movement of copies of HBP from Scholastic to places like Amazon, that city's library system, and Mary GrandPré's workspace.

"We treat the (Harry Potter) books completely separate from other inventory," says KristinContinued...

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Video Interview of Scholastic HBP Contest Winners

Posted by: sue
July 03, 2005, 07:24 AM

Barbara Marcus and three of the Scholastic Half-Blood Prince Essay contest winners were interviewed yesterday on NBC's Today Show. The video of the interview has been posted on the Today Show website. To view- click here, and scroll down to where it says "More Today Show Video" toContinued...

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"Ask Jo" Contest Polls Open!

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2005, 08:33 PM

All right! Sorry for the delay guys, it's a busy time both here and on MuggleNet - but we are finally ready to present you with the top 10 questions chosen from our "Ask Jo" contest. Vote here!
At the Leaky Lounge we had more than 1,500 posts and 4,100 questions submitted before deadline. I read every singleContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Birthday Fundraiser for Charity

Posted by: sue
July 02, 2005, 07:05 PM and are joining together once again to hold their annual fundraiser for the Demelza House Children's Hospice in honor of actor Daniel Radcliffe's birthday. As this will be his 16th birthday, the Harry Potter actor has said he would really appreciate a donationContinued...


Jason Isaacs Talks Goblet and Phoenix

Posted by: sue
July 02, 2005, 06:52 PM recently posted a snippet of news with quotes from Jason Isaacs about his role as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. The actor is looking forward to the next two movies saying:

"Number four is finished. I'm not signed up for number five; I haven't got a script for [it] yet, butContinued...

Fanfiction, Wired

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2005, 09:04 AM

The July issue of Wired includes an article about fanfiction. It traces the history, back into the Star Trek days, notes that it's a common activity of burgeoning writers, and comments on the various fics about the motorcycle of Sirius Black, who the reporter deems "a minor character in the Harry Potter saga".



Scholastic Announces "Why I Love Harry" Essay Winners

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2005, 08:47 AM

Scholastic has announced the 10 winnners of its "Why I Love Reading Harry Potter!" essay contest. Chosen out of over 8,000 entries, these 10 kids have won a trip to London. They will all depart New York City on the midnight flight on American Airlines. Upon boarding they will be handedContinued...

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Scholastic:Final Stages of Delivery of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 01, 2005, 08:26 AM

Beep Beep! 600 trucks full of Harry Potter books coming through! Scholastic, the US Publishers of the Harry Potter novels announced today that the company was in the final stages of shipping 10.8 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to retailers. They also said thatContinued...

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