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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Fansite Interviews with JKR in the News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2005, 08:49 AM

With just 36 days go before the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the build-up to the big day continues. Today, papers are running two stories about the Leaky/MuggleNet soon-to- come interview with JKR in July at the release of book 6. The AP has a short piece where Emerson from MuggleNetContinued...


J.K.Rowling to do TV Interview with Cub Reporter

Posted by: sue
June 08, 2005, 08:35 AM

ITV has now launched their version of the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan contest. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 are allowed to enter for this chance to not only attend the midnight launch party in Edinburgh of Half-Blood Prince, but also to interview author J.K. Rowling on television.


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ADMIN: HBP Contest Page

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 02:25 PM

Our post with all the contest info got old, so we made a special page for HBP "Cub Reporter" contests as well as other HBP-related contests, right here, so you can keep track. It's also listed on our new text sidebar. If you look over this list and see a contest we haven't listed, please let us know.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Evening News's Cub Reporter Competition Opens

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 01:14 PM

The Evening News, of Scotland, has opened its contest to choose a reporter to be part of the 70-children contingent that will meet JKR on July 15 and interview her on July 17. Entrants must "prove their knowledge of all things Harry Potter by answering five questions which will appear in the paperContinued...

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The 'Ask Jo' TLC/MuggleNet Contest: Ask Jo a Question!

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 11:25 PM

As most of you are aware, on July 16, Emerson of MuggleNet and I will be in Scotland, interviewing Jo Rowling to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. With less than 40 days to go, it's time we get down to business!
We know you're all dying to get a question asked.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Crime Details and Court Order in Stolen HBP Case

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 09:26 PM

We have some new pieces of information tonight related to today's news about the stolen Half-Blood Prince books.
First, author J.K. Rowling was granted a court injunction against the two men who were accused of trying to sell copies of Half-Blood Prince to a reporter today. The Scotsman notesContinued...

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Katie Couric to Interview Rowling in Two Weeks

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2005, 09:45 AM

Our readers tell us that this morning Katie Couric announced that she'd be traveling to Scotland to interview Rowling in two weeks' time, and said she's taking questions from fans, which you can enter by going to this page.

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JKR, Mystery Writer?

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 10:01 AM

The Times newspaper has posted this article speculating about what type of books J.K. Rowling will write next once the Harry Potter series is finished. The article suggests that she might turn to writing mystery novels, saying:

She has a strong interest in crime fiction and would be a successful writer of detective novels, accordingContinued...

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Worldwide HBP Release Party Contests

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2005, 09:15 PM

Contests are already underway worldwide to determine who the 70 "cub reporters" who will be at Edinburgh Castle on July 15, and grilling JKR on July 17.
The contests, as announced on, are underway in Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. What we have foundContinued...

Books Half-Blood Prince Screensavers, More

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2005, 08:23 AM has added some very cool features on their website, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince screensavers and countdown clock for download in their "Fans" section of their Harry Potter website . There is a choice between the UK Children's book coversContinued...

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J.K.Rowling and The Roald Dahl Museum

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2005, 09:21 AM

Today, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is one of several authors possibly to attend the grand opening of the Roald Dahl Museum in June.

Johnny Depp could be making an appearance at the long-awaited opening of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire onContinued...

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J.K.Rowling helps Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2005, 09:11 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is lending her support for a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser in England. The author donated a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for auction at a charity fundraiser to support the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. The fundraiser takesContinued...

JKRowling Updates Site

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 10:08 AM

There's some updating going on at's Rumors section - check it out...she answers some questions about time travel (knocking down a very popular fan theory, sorry Milly), about Nicholas Flamel, Lupin's papers, Snape's Crosswords, and the Creevey brothers as Quidditch players.
And the updates continueContinued...

JKR's site is "Cool," says Netscape

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 01:39 PM

Netscape has awarded J.K. Rowling's website the cool site of the day award for today, March 29th - and our sister-site, the Lexicon, is also highlighted. We always knew JKR was cool!

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JKR and the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2005, 10:02 AM

"It was a mistake any wizard could make

Who was tired and caught on the hop

One piffling error, and then, to my terror,

I found myself facing the chop.

- excerpt from the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick by JKRowling
Do you know the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick? As stated on her website where you canContinued...

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