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Cub Reporters Full Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

CBBC Newsround has now posted the transcript of the 70 cub reporters interview with J.K. Rowling. While many of the questions we have heard in similar fashion before, there are a few new tidbits of information.

Peter Humphreys for BBC Newsround. - Who did Fawkes previously belong to and will he playContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Interview with Katie Couric Transcript

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 08:41 PM

The transcript from Katie Couric's interview with J.K. Rowling has now been posted on the Dateline NBC website. In this piece which aired tonight, unfortunately, there wasn't too much specifically about the new book. The questions that the children submitted will be broadcast tomorrowContinued...

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Time Magazine Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 04:02 PM

Time Magazine has now posted their interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In an interview that briefly covers several subjects such theology, romance, and the fantasy genre, Jo is honest about her intentions with the Harry Potter books.

Granted, Rowling's books begin like invitations to garden-varietyContinued...

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J.K.Rowling Interview on ITV; Book 7 Two Years Away?

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 12:02 PM

ITV just broadcast show that featured their contest winner, Owen Jones, interviewing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. TLC Reader Dawn sent in some quick notes of things that JKR said in the broadcast.

- Jk says that Ravenclaw will have their day *taps nose*

- Wormtail will not kill Lupin.

- Jk wasContinued...


First Wire Reports, Photos of JKR at Midnight Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 06:32 PM

The first wire reports are starting to come out now, with more details of our favorite author at her special midnight release party in Edinburgh, Scotland. This reports quotes JKR as saying:

Excited, I am excited," Rowling, 39, dressed in a black dress and black jacket, told a groupContinued...

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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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Bloomsbury Announces Edinburgh Castle Details

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 02:53 PM

Some more details today from Bloomsbury regarding the big Edinburgh release party:

  • The cub reporters will arrive at the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.
  • About 2,000 Edinburgh school children and their parents will be seated in the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle to cheerContinued...

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Polls - Ask Jo, Daily Lounge Polls and Romance

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 11:44 AM

Many of you have reported a not-found error when accessing our "Ask Jo" poll; it should be right here; be sure to look at the right side of your page! A lot of you are also asking why you can't vote more than once here: we restrict by IP, which changes often if you're an AOL user butContinued...

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"Ask Jo" Contest Polls Open!

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2005, 08:33 PM

All right! Sorry for the delay guys, it's a busy time both here and on MuggleNet - but we are finally ready to present you with the top 10 questions chosen from our "Ask Jo" contest. Vote here!
At the Leaky Lounge we had more than 1,500 posts and 4,100 questions submitted before deadline. I read every singleContinued...

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Bloomsbury HBP Cub Reporter Announced

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 09:20 AM

Bloomsbury has announced its cub reporter, who will travel to Scotland to meet and be part of a press conference with Jo Rowling on publication weekend; Vhari Leishman won with the following entry:

"I've just spent a whole day of my exam leave - note I said spent, not wasted - trying to think of somethingContinued...

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Reminder: TLC/MuggleNet "Ask Jo" Contest Closes on TLC Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
June 17, 2005, 03:18 PM

jothumb2.jpgQuick reminder: the "Ask Jo" contest ends tonight at midnight - there are currently 112 pages of questions, and figuring a (very) low average of three questions per user...that's at least 3-4,000 queries. Yikes. And that's not counting 33 more pages on another thread.Continued...

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J.K. Rowling to do Interview with Time Magazine

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 01:35 PM

It was reported today that Time Magazine will be featuring a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In a column for The Boston Globe, the reporter mentions the two mainstream media interviews that JKR will be conducting for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, alongContinued...

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Update: Couric Interview to Air July 17 and 18

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 10:35 AM

We've just received an update from NBC letting us know that Katie Couric's interview with Jo Rowling will air on July 17 on Dateline and July 18 on Today. More details about Today's HBP week as we go.

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Couric Interview to Air Close to Publication; Week of HP Planned on Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:45 AM

jkrcouric.jpgWe've received word from an NBC rep who assured us that the Rowling-Couric interview is tentatively scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of July 11, though that may easily change.
The interview is taking place today in Scotland and seems to be plannedContinued...


Sun Cub Reporter Gives Trip to Ill Sis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:33 PM

The Sun announced yesterday that its cub reporter contest winner, Sian Brennan, gave her trip to meet with Jo to her sick twin sister, Zoe.
Sian invented and drew the "groggle," a creature who saves Harry's life, and in a phone poll Sun readers chose him as their favorite.

The twins areContinued...