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The Wizard World has announced

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2002, 11:55 AM

The Wizard World has announced the nominations for their first annual Wizard Web Awards, and The Leaky Cauldron is up for bunches! We've been listed under:

  • Best HP News Coverage
  • Best Movie Coverage
  • Most Fan-Oriented
  • Best Site News Team
  • Best HP Site
And, we've also been nominated for the Fan Appreciation Award; youContinued...

The "Harry Potter" books and

Posted by: Leaky
March 05, 2002, 11:52 AM

The "Harry Potter" books and movie are up for three Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. (Thanks to Annie for the head's-up.)

JK Rowling will go head to head with Philip Pullman at the British Book Awards. They are among the nominees for Author Of The Year at tonight's ceremony in London.

Thanks Zsenya for tipping us

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2002, 11:14 AM

Thanks Zsenya for tipping us to this excellent article from the Toronto Star on Harry Potter fan fiction, in which her site, The Sugar Quill makes an appearance:

Some fanfic sites are pickier about the material they post than others. For those who want to honour their heroes with style, there are numerous pages devotedContinued...

Harry Potter author JK Rowling

Posted by: Leaky
March 05, 2002, 12:01 AM

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Brazilian fan site Harry Potter o Filme has posted what we're told are six new pictures from the upcoming DVD. (Thanks to G.V. Linares for the link.)

An article from the BBC

Posted by: Leaky
March 04, 2002, 11:45 AM

An article from the BBC carries some pictures of the confirmed cast for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, including Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), and Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout).

CBBC Newsround has added a gallery of the Chamber of Secrets actors.

The school uniforms are asContinued...

An article from CNET confirms

Posted by: Leaky
March 03, 2002, 11:35 AM

An article from CNET confirms some casting for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and adds a name which I don't believe we've seen before: Gemma Jones ("Bridget Jones' Diary," "Wilde," "Sense and Sensibility") as Madam Pomfrey.

The new Harry Potter movie has hit problemsContinued...

A 19th-century globe that was

Posted by: Leaky
March 02, 2002, 01:37 PM

A 19th-century globe that was made in Edinburgh and starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is expected to fetch up to £12,000 when it is auctioned in London later this month.

Harry Potter was out and

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

Harry Potter was out and about in the Highlands yesterday - or was he? Glenfinnan [Scotland] was the location for a Harry stand-in to film scenes for the forthcoming movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Items from each of the five films nominated for the best costume Oscar this year are on display through MayContinued...

And finally, without any further

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2002, 04:32 PM

And finally, without any further ado, the Wzards of the Coast Web cast! Saw it here first, folks (I think!):

- Quidditch Cup Video -

Click Here

MuggleNet has posted this picture

Posted by: Leaky
March 01, 2002, 04:10 PM

MuggleNet has posted this picture of what looks to be a shot from the set of the second Harry Potter film. The caption (according to Melissa's "very rusty Italian") says:

Above, the nighttime set in which they film the first scenes of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second [part?] of theContinued...

Happy Birthday Ron Weasley!

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2002, 12:48 PM

Happy Birthday Ron Weasley!

It's exactly a year ago

Posted by: Leaky
March 01, 2002, 12:04 PM

It's exactly a year ago since we had our first glimpse of Harry Potter on the big screen. 1 March, last year, was the day that the first movie trailer was released. The second movie is due to come exactly a year after the first on 15 Nov, so when will we see a trailer for that?

Paul Hemstreet, Vice President Special Features/DVDContinued...

UPDATE on the Wizards of

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2002, 11:33 AM

UPDATE on the Wizards of the Coast Webcast - sorry for the delay, it's coming today! I mean it this time!

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