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A copy of the first

Posted by: Leaky
February 12, 2002, 11:42 AM

A copy of the first edition of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has fetched more than £9,700 at auction in London.

A cruel pet owner used his owl to cash in on the Harry Potter phenomenon. He offered children the chance to be photographed with the beautiful bird of prey in a shopping mall.

TheContinued...

And the nominees are... Sorcerer's

Posted by: Leaky
February 12, 2002, 09:26 AM

And the nominees are... Sorcerer's Stone pulled three nominations for Academy Awards - Art Direction, Costume Design and Score, where John Williams has some strong competition from... himself (he was also nominated for A.I.).

Fearful of the influence Harry

Posted by: Leaky
February 11, 2002, 04:54 PM

Fearful of the influence Harry Potter books may have on impressionable young minds, a parent at a Terrebonne Parish elementary school has asked a School Board member to investigate claims that the books are too violent and promote witchcraft and wizardry.

IGN Filmforce has more pictures from Toy Fair, this time ofContinued...

Thanks to the HP Intayside

Posted by: Leaky
February 11, 2002, 12:18 PM

Thanks to the HP Intayside site for this link to pictures from the LEGO 2002 showroom at the latest ToyFair. Upcoming "Harry Potter" LEGO products include a Crabbe and Goyle playset and Quidditch Practise.

The first Harry Potter film has got off to a promising start at the Chinese box office, and has not sufferedContinued...

Some news from Rames and

Posted by: Melissa
February 10, 2002, 10:17 PM

Some news from Rames and HPGalleries - it should be running by mid-next week. They're transferring stuff and all that server mumbo jumbo that I don't understand. In the meantime, he gives us a fantastic link to Windows Media file of behind-the-scenes footage of HPSS (from the WB promotional video) without audioContinued...

Thanks Dominic for a heads-up

Posted by: Melissa
February 10, 2002, 10:09 PM

Thanks Dominic for a heads-up about a new Whomping Willow play set in which you get the Ford Anglia, the Whomping Willow and even a tiny Aragog! Here are two pics of the set (number one and two, taken from Ebay).

Also thinks to "Super Slytherin" for informing us that while reviewing the movie Rollerball,Continued...

Quidditch, anyone? Better yet, since

Posted by: Leaky
February 10, 2002, 09:22 PM

Quidditch, anyone? Better yet, since we're looking for alternatives to Saturday cartoons, write a message in invisible ink made from owl droppings and have a friend use troll's blood to decode it. The options are absurd only if you're outside the loop. If you want to know how to play quidditch, orContinued...

From Gil Smart of Lancaster

Posted by: Leaky
February 10, 2002, 11:31 AM

From Gil Smart of Lancaster Online: "After last week's bit about how the Penryn Fire Police's decision to boycott the YMCA triathlon on account of Harry Potter is making us look like a bunch of hillbillies, I got a lot of mail. Some of it, from witches. Yes, witches --or, more accurately, wiccans. A linkContinued...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's

Posted by: Leaky
February 09, 2002, 01:01 PM

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has been nominated for a Golden Reel award in the Best Foreign Feature Film category by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. The awards recognise excellence in sound editing. (Thanks to Alex Fung's film page for the info.)

A local knitwear company is

Posted by: Leaky
February 08, 2002, 07:24 PM

A local knitwear company is thanking its lucky stars for the Harry Potter phenomenon. Hawick-based, Teviot Knitwear has won the contract to make all the knitwear for the next two Harry Potter films following the success of its sweaters, socks and stockings in the blockbusting The Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry PotterContinued...

I've now deleted the posts

Posted by: Melissa
February 08, 2002, 01:30 PM

I've now deleted the posts to the "CoS pics" because there is absolutely nothing to suggest they are actually from CoS. :) I've become quite convinced of the opposite.

Thanks Ian Plowman for pointing us to DVD Debate's news item on the HP DVDs arriving on May 11 in the UK. Hmmm....

From the official Harry Potter

Posted by: Leaky
February 08, 2002, 12:11 PM

From the official Harry Potter newsletter: "Harry Potter DVD news! Get ready to bring home the magic! The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD and videocassette are on their way, and you are invited to an exclusive preview! Keep checking back for your sneak peek at a truly amazing interactive Harry PotterContinued...

For many people, eating chocolate

Posted by: Leaky
February 07, 2002, 05:39 PM

For many people, eating chocolate is like a religious experience. Now a Guiseley church is bringing our worship of the sweet stuff into new Sunday services. And it is also linking Harry Potter and even The Simpsons to themes in the Bible to get people into pews.

It's Oscar nomination time in Hollywood. On Tuesday,Continued...

A correction on the link

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2002, 04:59 PM

A correction on the link to the little Access Hollywood movie: it was posted by iharrypotter.net and fansdeharrypotter.com. MuggleNet was where I discovered the link, but they didn't post it - just wanted to make that clear.

Hollywood union publicists have nominated

Posted by: Leaky
February 07, 2002, 01:25 PM

Hollywood union publicists have nominated Universal's "American Pie 2," Warner's "Harry Potter", MGM's "Legally Blonde," Fox's "Moulin Rouge" and DreamWorks' "Shrek" for its Maxwell Weinberg Award for top feature publicity campaign. (ThanksContinued...

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