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Wizard Rock the Vote

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2008, 12:30 AM

The HP Alliance, in coordination with the wizard rock community, has just unveiled its newest effort, “Wizard Rock the Vote,” a nationwide (that is, United States-wide) event to get as many Potter fans registered to vote in this November’s election as possible.

To remember why it matters look only to J.K.Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 156: Drumsticks?

Posted by: Edward
June 16, 2008, 01:03 AM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online tonight with its 156th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and more. This week Sue brings us the latest on the charity auction of the 800-word story card written by J. K. Rowling, including its winning bidder, their future plans for the card, and, most importantly,Continued...

Movies

Potter Book and Movie Props Part of Auction to Benefit Film School in UK

Posted by: sue
June 12, 2008, 09:48 PM

Several items from the world of Harry Potter are due to be part of the Great British Movie Event, an auction being held to help the National Film and Television School in the UK. Along with actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry , OotP and HBPContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Prequel Sells for 25,000 Pounds at Charity Auction, Video of Excerpt Now Online

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2008, 08:45 PM

Early reports are starting to surface tonight from the charity auction at Waterstone’s, featuring the special card from author J.K. Rowling. A new 800 word prequel to the Harry Potter series sold tonight for 25,000 pounds ($48,855) reports Bloomberg.com. The article continuesContinued...

Books

High Bidding Expected for Harry Potter Prequel Today

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2008, 11:09 AM

Today is the day the new prequel to the Harry Potter series is set for auction in London, England. Part of a charity auction, organizers are expecting bidding for the special 800 word prequel written by J.K. Rowling to be quite high. ITN reports that” Philip Errington, a specialist atContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Hosts Charity Ball, Donates Prize of Wizard Portrait at Theme Park

Posted by: sue
June 01, 2008, 11:40 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling hosted a special charity ball last night in Scotland to benefit the MS Society Scotland. The Sunday Mail reports that this gala ball, which was held at the Harburn House, West Lothian, included music and dance, and an auction for a specialContinued...

Books

Big News! JKR Writes New Harry Potter Prequel for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
May 28, 2008, 11:48 PM

Hang on everyone, as there is some rather big news tonight regarding that notecard that J.K. Rowling has written for a charity auction in June. MSNBC is reporting tonight that the note card is actually “an 800-word Harry Potter prequel.” The only other information onContinued...

Contests

Waterstone's Launches "What's Your Story?" Contest

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2008, 03:22 PM

A few days ago we told you that J.K. Rowling was one of 13 authors who have contributed a handwritten “storycard” for a charity auction on June 10. Sponsored by UK booksellers Waterstone’s, proceeds from this auction will benefit the English PEN and Dyslexia Action. Now as partContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Contributes to "StoryCard" Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2008, 12:57 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has contributed a special “storycard” as part of a charity auction in the UK. Bloomberg reports that Jo joins authors such as Richard Ford, Nick Hornby, Doris Lessing, Tom Stoppard and Sebastian Faulks who have all written an original piece on a “blankContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Book Containing JKR Signature Helps Raise £10,000 for UK Church

Posted by: Edward
April 17, 2008, 07:54 PM

A church in Tutshill, Gloucestershire, England has raised £10,000 ($19,909) after a viewing of a Visitors’ Book containing the signature of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling. ThisIsGloucestershire is reporting the money was raised during a fundraising launch where the book wasContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Joins Children's Authors to Urge Intervention in Darfur

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2008, 01:07 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with other leading children’s book authors including Judy Blume, R.L. Stine, Cornelia Funke and Louis Sachar, today published an open letter “demanding the world wake up to childhood under attack in Darfur.”

The letterContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Confirmed: Extract of Deathly Hallows, New Illustrations in Book for Prince Charles

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2008, 11:45 AM

Earlier we told you that author J.K. Rowling would contribute to a book to be published in honor of the 60th birthday of Prince Charles. Reps for JKR have now confirmed to TLC that there will indeed be an extract of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows containedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Amazon Contest: Win a Trip to London and Read "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2008, 11:42 AM

Today, Amazon has announced a fantastic new contest that is sure to appeal to the serious Harry Potter fans. The online retailer has announced a new contest to win a trip for two to London, England for the weekend, where you will be able to read the special handwritten “TheContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Trust Donates to Women's Refuge Center

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2008, 12:51 AM

A special trust set up by author J.K. Rowling has made a generous donation to a women’s aid center in Stirling, Scotland. ICPerthshire reports The Volant Trust “has awarded the charity £25,000 to help furnish its new local refuge, which is set to open shortly…The Volant TrustContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Presents Literacy Awards to Prison Inmates

Posted by: sue
March 28, 2008, 12:27 PM

J.K. Rowling recently presented reading awards to inmates at a prison in Edinburgh, Scotland. ITN is reporting today that Jo presented these awards on behalf of the Shannon Trust charity, which according to their website is “devoted to the development of literacy in our prisons throughContinued...