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Goblet of Fire Test Screening Report

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2005, 08:52 AM

A test screening of the upcoming Goblet of Fire film took place this weekend in Chicago, and a report is now online. Posted on the Oscarwatch Forums, this cute report is somewhat detailed, and does contain some spoilers, but overall, the review has some very postitive things to say about the fourth PotterContinued...

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Less than a week! Celebrate with a...poll!

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2005, 08:26 AM

Six days to go! Today's LeakyLounge poll is up, and it asks you who owns, or owned (SPOILER ALERT) the ring (a picture of which Bloomsbury released awhile ago and you can see in the first post of the thread).
Yesterday's poll, "What is the underlying theme of the HP series?" is closed andContinued...

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Sale Prices for Half-Blood Prince Books

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2005, 07:39 AM

Please excuse the somewhat personal nature of the following post, but this morning I was reading all the adds in the Sunday paper and came across one advertising the Half-Blood Prince book at the lowest price this editor has seen listed here in the US. Meijer stores are selling the book for a low $14.87,Continued...

David Thewlis, Dad

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2005, 12:18 AM

Everyone at TLC sends our congratulations to David Thewlis and his partner Anna Friel, who welcomed their new baby girl, Gracie, into the world this weekend. Mother and Baby are reportedly doing well, and are very happy.

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Menu and More for Edinburgh HBP Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2005, 09:52 PM

Earlier this week, we reported on some of the details of the special midnight party in Edinburgh, Scotland for Half-Blood Prince release, and now The Times has some additional information about this magical event.
After arriving in 12 carriages "drawn by black horses adorned with black ostrich plumesContinued...

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Harry Potter Books Magical Influence on Children's Literacy

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2005, 08:18 PM

The Scotsman is reporting about some new research that was conducted in the UK about the influence of the Harry Potter books on children's literacy. A result of this research by The Federation of Children's Book Groups shows that reading the Potter books have proven very beneficialContinued...

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PotterParties.com surpassed 2000 parties worldwide!

Posted by: Melissa
July 09, 2005, 03:01 PM

We're happy to announce that the PotterParties.com Web site now has information about over 2000 release parties for next weekend. The site will stop accepting party submissions at 12:00am ET, Tuesday, July 12th. Be sure to make sure the event you are attending is entered and spread the wordContinued...

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Pencils at the Ready: New York Times Harry Potter Puzzle

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2005, 11:43 AM

Everyone have their pencils sharpened? brushed up on your Potter knowledge? If so, here is a look at the New York Times Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle, which will be published in papers tomorrow. Enjoy!
Note: Our comments are temporarily disabled to save the server from im- or exploding. PleaseContinued...

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Today Show & Harry Potter: Jim Dale Reading, More

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2005, 09:38 AM

As we told you previously, NBC's The Today Show will be featuring our favorite wizard all next week. Jim Dale, the narrator of the US Harry Potter audio books, will be performing a reading on Tuesday, July 12th. Also the contest for the Total Trivia Tournament Champion will air on July 14th. ThereContinued...

On the Lexicon - Replay the JKR Door Openings

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

Our Floo team has come up with something amazing again; the crew at the Harry Potter Lexicon has unveiled a major update, including full working archives of the door openings on JKR.com - this means if you've been out of town and missed it, or just want to do it again, you can got to the Lexicon andContinued...

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One Week! Poll of the Day

Posted by: Melissa
July 09, 2005, 08:54 AM

Today's poll, "What is the underlying theme of the HP series?" is up. This is part of our forum's Poll-a-Day-till-HBP; you can see the other polls here.
Severus Snape won yesterday's "Favorite Villian" post by a landslide 37% of the vote. In second was Professor Dolores Umbridge (13%) andContinued...

Miami Herald has more tips for Potter party planners

Posted by: Melissa
July 09, 2005, 08:23 AM


Today's Miami Herald has an article about HBP event planning, and some tips from kids, teens & parents planning Potter themed events - and yes, there's a suggestion that planners visit PotterParties for more tips.
There's also a list of local HBP events including a discount dayContinued...

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Mad About Harry

Posted by: Kristin
July 09, 2005, 07:15 AM

Today's Sydney Morning Herald (free registration required) offers a short piece on the publishing history of Harry, along with brief interviews from a variety of people on why the series is important:
From writer/critic Kerryn Goldsworthy:

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hagrid the Giant is upset because there are peopleContinued...

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"Ask Jo" Poll Results

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 11:15 PM

The "Ask Jo" contest is over, and the points stand thus:
1. theotherhermit, with 20% of the vote
2. RedMane, with 19% of the vote
3. hpmons, with 13% of the vote

The three questions that TLC will definitely ask Jo Rowling on July 16 are, respectively:

- Do memories in a Pensieve reflect reality or the views of the personContinued...

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Potter Parodies Proliferating in Publications

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 07:59 PM

The Connecticut News and The Borowitz Report both publised parodies of the Potter series this week. The Connecticut one, written by the paper's children's books editor, reimagines aspects of the series as if it were written by authors as diverse as Dr Seuss and J.D. Salinger, while the BorowitzContinued...

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