Rumor Squashed: No Official James Potter Site, Movie or Spin-off Series

Nov 13, 2007

Posted by SueTLC
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Scores of readers have emailed regarding a news story about a website promoting something known as “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing.” Replete with the familiar Hedwig’s Theme music, familiar animation, and the tradition fonts used to open the Harry Potter films and such, the site looks seemingly authentic. Rumors were bandied about, with the speculation that this was to be some sort of Harry Potter sequel, spin-off or other related official material, but that has all been formally denied as nothing more than a fan hoax, and is not official. Also, a search of trusty Google reveals this title is based on a piece of fanfiction from some time ago, and the host site (www.mellowtiger.com), was also once part of a Stephen King fan webring.

Thanks to everyone who emailed and researched this!





30 Responses to Rumor Squashed: No Official James Potter Site, Movie or Spin-off Series

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Wow, the site is very convincing.

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this is an AMAZING website!!! i just love how they made it. besides, it even says on the website (when you enter the second passoword) that it is a fake website and has no relation to Jo.

but man is it amazing!!!

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I love that animation. That’s really very wonderfully done!

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Why couldn’t it be real? How cool would that be! Awesome site!

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looks cool but i knew it couldn’t be true.

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when someone shows this musch dedication to the contence of a fanfic JamesPotter story as to the construction of the site he or she gets my blessing.

wether the initiative gets Warner Bros’ blessing for using their creation is quite a different matter.

WB isn’t that blessfull I understood, some rumors about their action have reached me.

I hope the site isn’t pulled because of WB before december.

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that’s some serious animation right there.

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Its a pretty cool site. I thought it might be fan-fiction originally, and hopefully that is still true.

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Rather nicely done. It’s almost got me interested in reading more fanfic.

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Well, real or not, I do enjoy a good fan fiction. This sounds like a prequel, so what harm could it do. I doubt they will be selling anything, so usually fan fiction is encouraged. Isn’t it?

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kinda Daniel.

If people are actually getting confused that this might somehow be real, WB and JKR could feel that this site is not making it clear enough that its a fake. (if you notice many fan websites and fan fics do have disclaimers that are fairly visible)

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what is the 2nd password? I keep typing in what I see but i don’t get in,lol must be slow or something on my part :-p

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Am I the only person who doesn’t think that this looks real? =P Even if I hadn’t seen this story, and I’d just stumbled across it, I’d be able to tell that it wasn’t official WB stuff.

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when someone shows this musch dedication to the contence of a fanfic JamesPotter story as to the construction of the site he or she gets my blessing.

wether the initiative gets Warner Bros’ blessing for using their creation is quite a different matter.

WB isn’t that blessfull I understood, some rumors about their action have reached me.

I hope the site isn’t pulled because of WB before december.

KAMION!!! i couldn’t have said it any better myself!

The intro is so awesome.. with the Harry changing into James just awesome!! at first it kinda convinced me tho i thought to myself that Jo will not make a James book serie or anything… but it sure looks good.. i hope it stays up to the 1st of december..

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Ooohhh… I love it… I wish it was real and JK would write a spin off on James!!! I want more!! I think it’s great and hopefully they publish a book like mugglenet.com!!

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I cant get the second password…

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Stupid. I can’t believe you would actually like a spin-off, That would just be milking a franchise. Something Jo Rowling was very concerned abour, when they wanted to make movies out of the books. The adventures of james potter, that would be so weak.

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Reading about the maurader’s many adventures would be funny to read. If only Jo wrote more about the HP world! Ha…in my dreams.

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Well done animation but definitely not professional quality. The website has a few obvious giveaways that make it pretty clearly fake. Thanks though for the extra confirmation TLC. The rumors were getting down right silly.

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@redbeard: I don’t exactly appreciate being called stupid as I hope you can imagine… Everyone has their own thoughts okay… be polite or please leave because nobody likes being called stupid…

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For those who don’t want to look for the passwords:

1st one: Genisolaris 2nd one: Corsica

And I quite agree, they will need a bolder disclaimer about being fake if they wish to stay active. But they have me curious as to what happens when the countdown is up…

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Its funny when it says …or anyone else who wishes to make money from out mate harry potter.

Good laugh.

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Yeah… I was also curious about what will happen when the countdown hits 0.

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I don’t know about the realism but the site looks like it could be fun. I’ll be waiting to see what happens.

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Dayum….this site looks AWESOME. I’m hoping this “rumor” is actually a true book by JKR….or perhaps Emerson or Melissa? Maybe even Dan Radcliffe is trying his hand. Or maybe it’s being made by David Yates, Al Cuaron, maybe even Mike Newell…..or maybe it’s being made by George Lucas…...Guillermo Del Toro…...the girl who plays Lav-Lav…..I dunno.,...looks really realistic to me! :D Over and out…..

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NEW PASSWORD!!! Check it out!!

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OpenBookTourWinner: I know. I knew about it for about 20 minutes.

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I wasn’t calling you stupid, I was calling the idea stupid. And I have got a right to my own opinion, don’t I? Some people are just really desperate to get more potter. Don’t get me wrong, I love the potter-world, but when it’s over, it’s over. We’ll just have to move on and learn to enjoy all the books, dvd’s and videogames that we’ve been given.

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DeathlyH: Guess what? Others might not have checked the site since it’s been updated… you don’t have to be jerk about it… just saying… and by the way I’m sooo sick of people being so rude on this site!

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Movie about Sirius Black would be GREAT!! And also about all the marauders.

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