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Interview With James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, and Devon Murray

Posted by: Kristin
March 24, 2004, 07:31 AM

TLC reader Crystal recently attended Celebrity Autograph Expo, where she had the opportunity to interview James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Devon Murray, and Matthew Lewis - read to find out what they enjoy about filming, their scariest 'fan' moments, real life (JamesContinued...

The Witching Hour Announces Guests

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 07:34 AM

The Witching Hour, the HPEF-sponsored sequel to Nimbus - 2003 announced some of its keynote speakers, including Holly Black, author of the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles series, and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program, Prof. Henry Jenkins. Black will give a speech entitled Moral Twilight:Continued...

Lecture on Harry Potter & Medicine in Australia

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 06:57 AM

Glenn Bowes, the Head of Pediatrics at Melbourne University in Australia, is presenting a lecture for nursing and medical students entitled Harry Potter: Implications for Child and Adolescent Health on Tuesday, March 23 from six to seven p.m. We don't know if it's open to the non-medical publicContinued...

Convention Alley Announces Guest Speakers

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2004, 01:33 PM

The guest speakers for this year's Convention Alley have been announced: Steve Vander Ark and Dr. Judith Robertson.

Dr. Robertson is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is author of the book "Teaching About Genocide and Intolerance," and was recently awardedContinued...

Convention Alley Registration

Posted by: Melissa
February 10, 2004, 11:56 PM

The Harry Potter convention Convention Alley - "panels, presentations and discussion of the J. K. Rowling series that has given us so much food for thought in the past few years" - is open for registration. To read the convention FAQ, please visit their registration page.

CFP for Convention Alley 2004

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 03:25 PM

We have received the Call for Papers for the next HPforGrownups conference dubbed "Convention Alley" to be held in Ottawa, Ontario July 30 - August 1, 2004.

"The HPforGrownups family of Yahoo discussion groups is sponsoring Convention Alley, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) from July 30 - AugustContinued...

Mad Science

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2003, 02:17 PM

Wizard News has posted about an opportunity for those in Tennessee. Quote:
"Kids here in Middle Tennessee can get in on the magic with hands-on science workshops courtesy of Mad Science, the only official provider of licensed Harry Potter science workshops and products. Workshops meet weekly for six weeks at various locationsContinued...

A Donation by JKR

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 11:30 AM

JK Rowling made a grant of £57,000 to a foundation set up in the name of Catie Hoch, will help fund a full-time specialist at the centre where she was treated,
The Scotland Sunday reports. Catie was a nine year old girl who had a correspondence with JKR before she died in 2000. When she suffered a relapse and had only weeksContinued...

Big Read Tonight

Posted by: Kristin
November 29, 2003, 10:36 AM

Fay Ripley will present the case for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tonight at 7:30 on BBC2 for The Big Read.
Thanks to Katie for the reminder.

Event Raises Money for MS Society

Posted by: Kristin
November 29, 2003, 07:36 AM

At last night's auction to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Scotland, two walk on parts in the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire were purchased for £10,000 and £9000. Other money raised included a life-size figure of Dobby for £3500, and a signed leather edition of Harry PotterContinued...

Next Harry Potter Symposium Set for Salem, Massachusetts, October 2005

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2003, 03:40 AM

HP Education Fanon, Inc. has announced that the followup to this year's Nimbus 2003 will be The Witching Hour, starting October 6, 2005, in Salem, Massachusetts.

From the press release:

Programming includes a full slate of academic presentations, panels and workshops, as wellContinued...


Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2003, 09:25 PM

Get A Clue 2: TLC’s Second Annual Literacy Drive

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And now... get set for another mad whirlwind of a charity drive, because...


The official T-shirts of have been designed by the very talented Natalie McKeever in order to benefitContinued...

Library Magic

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 07:03 PM

The State News reports on a Harry Potter event at the East Lansing (Michigan) Public Library. Said one of the librarians there: "I think the real magic of Harry Potter is how it makes not just children but people of all ages want to read. There is magic in that. I don't know exactly how she does it, but she does it."Continued...

Festival of Light and Sound

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 11:56 AM

At 6:30pm on December 2nd, at the World Financial Center in New York City, Jim Dale will read a selection from A Christmas Carol at the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, part of the Festival of Light and Sound. Thanks to Becky for telling us about the flyer.

Mary GrandPré in Salt Lake City

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2003, 12:37 PM

If you live in or around Salt Lake City, then you can meet Mary GrandPré at the main public library on Saturday, November 15th. Her presentation will begin at 11am, and the book signing will be at 1pm. According to the site: "During GrandPré's appearance, Scholastic Books will hold a BookContinued...