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Poppy Pomfrey Publishes Study in Medical Journal

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2006, 03:37 PM

Madam Poppy Pomfrey is listed as one of the authors of a study recently published in Annals - Academy of Medicine Singapore. This is a real article, published in the journal's "free papers" issue.
The article's title and abstract read:

Interesting In- and Outpatient Attendances atContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Happy Half-Blood Birthday!

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2006, 12:37 AM

A year ago: We were gorging on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, swallowing it as fast as our eyes could scan lines and our hands could turn pages. In my case, I was in a small hotel in Edinburgh, trying to focus on reading instead of having intermittent attacks of joy that in roughly 12 hours I'd be sittingContinued...


Rupert Grint Appears on BBC Sport Relief

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2006, 07:51 PM

TLC Reader Katy let us know that actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) appeared tonight as the mystery guest on the BBC "A Question of Sport" TV show which was part of a charity event, and "re-enacted a scene in a pool hall from The Colour Of Money." This program features a sport quiz format,Continued...

HP Cast

Potter Actors on Greatest UK TV Stars Poll

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2006, 07:22 PM

ITV has compiled a list of "TV's 50 Greatest Stars" in the UK, and have included several performers from the world of Harry Potter. This list includes Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), Dawn French (The Fat Lady, PoA), Lenny Henry (voice of the shrunken head in PoA),Continued...

OotP Film

Robbie Coltrane Wraps Filming for Phoenix

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2006, 07:01 PM

The Toronto Sun has a brief new interview with actor Robbie Coltrane, who plays Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. While speaking about his return to the television series Cracker, the article notes that Robbie has " just wrapped his scenes on the fifth Harry Potter movie." In thisContinued...


Matt Lewis Returns to PotterCast (and you get to talk to him, too)

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:48 PM

PotterCast will soon welcome back its guest of a year ago, Matt Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom), for a long chat about the changes of the past year, Order of the Phoenix and more; and we want you to talk to him too.
We'll be talking to Matt this Tuesday, and want to open the linesContinued...


Canon Conundrums: What role will the house elves play in book seven?

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:41 PM

There's lots of PotterCast news to bring to your attention this week! Steve is back on Canon Conundrums this week and the topic du jour is what role the house elves will play in book seven. Leave your own thoughts, ideas, theories, tirades, recipes and jokes at:

Skype Username:Continued...


Last Day to Nominate at the PodCast Awards

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:29 PM

Hey guys: If you were thinking of nominating PotterCast in the Podcast Awards (in People's Choice and Culture/Arts), then now's the time: it's the last day! Thanks as always for your support, and we hope that whether Potter- or Muggle- casts show up in the final nominations we once again showContinued...


Vegas Day in the Leaky Lounge!

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 03:16 AM

Today is the July meet-and-greet at our forum, Leaky Lounge, and in honor of all the Las Vegas activities happening later this month, it's themed Viva Las Vegas.
The festivities start at 9 a.m. EST, when the Shrieking Shack opens up with arcade/casino games. There will be Wizard Hold'em Poker ( a scavengerContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Coming to a Galaxy Near You, It's Asteroid Rowling!

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2006, 07:18 PM

Here is a story that Professor Sinistra would be proud of: our favorite author J.K. Rowling now has an asteroid named in her honor. This galactic news was unveiled earlier this year, as TLC reader Bandersnatch let us know the International Astronomical Union named asteroid # 43844 after the HarryContinued...


Ron and Hermione Make the EW List of Sidekicks

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2006, 06:59 PM

Entertainment Weekly magazine has created a list of the top 50 Greatest Sidekicks, and two beloved characters from the Harry Potter series made the list. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, sidekicks to our Harry are listed at number 11. Says the magazine:

"When you're a teenage wizard pursuedContinued...


Debut Episode of Jason Isaacs Cable Series to Air on CBS Saturday

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2006, 06:37 PM

As we have told you previously, actor Jason Isaacs is the star of a new television series called Brotherhood which airs on cable channel Showtime. This series, which made it's debut last weekend, will be shown on broadcast network television this Saturday, airing on CBS at 10pmContinued...

EA to Make Potter Video Game on New Nintendo Wii

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2006, 06:17 PM

EA, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, has announced that a new version of one of the games is coming for the new Nintendo Wii. The distinct thing about this platform is apparently the new controller, which is a "motion-detecting controller that lets players simulate swinging a bat,Continued...


Leaky and PotterCast Present: Chamber of Secrets Fan Commentary

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2006, 03:09 AM

Leaky and PotterCast present the second fan DVD commentary track! This time, the PotterCast trio meets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where Dobby is very freeeee.
First things first, some housekeeping:

-Time is running out to vote for PotterCast in the Podcast Awards; nominationsContinued...


M. Night Shyamalan: "I would be the greatest protector" of Rowling's work

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2006, 12:54 PM

Director M. Night Shyamalan would treat J.K. Rowling's source material as "sacred," he told PotterCast earlier today.
"I would be the greatest protector of an author's stuff," he said when asked how much liberty he'd take with Harry Potter plotContinued...

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