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Sometimes, timing is unavoidable. On

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

Sometimes, timing is unavoidable. On the week when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone had its opening-weekend box-office record smashed by a spider, its studio launched the Prince of Hogwarts on DVD, aiming at a whole new record.

It was splendid to see this group of youngsters oozing theatrical talent.Continued...

Aint It Cool News has

Posted by: Melissa
May 10, 2002, 10:07 AM

Aint It Cool News has a report on the DVD. (Says Harry Knowles: "Harry Potter is this new fangled flash in the pan generation's deally. (Note: FLAME BAIT) Hehehehe... " - heheheh indeed, hehehe indeed.)

Yeah, okay, I need to

Posted by: Melissa
May 09, 2002, 11:38 PM

Yeah, okay, I need to say this: Everyone in the media, please calm down about HP5. Ever since the NYTimes article came out we've been bombarded with down-in-the-mouth articles about how fans are going to mope about all summer without it, how kids will stop reading, how the book won't be released this year, how it won'tContinued...

CBBC Newsround has posted a

Posted by: Leaky
May 09, 2002, 11:44 AM

CBBC Newsround has posted a gallery of pictures from the "Harry Potter" DVD launch.

The long-awaited fifth Harry Potter book could be even further away than first thought. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had been widely expected to hit bookshelves this summer. And now it might not even appear thisContinued...

Last night, I had the

Posted by: Melissa
May 09, 2002, 10:20 AM

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing Alan Rickman in the role for which he was nominated for a Tony Award: Elyot in Noel Coward's Private Lives. He is hands down the best thing about the show - and I don't just say that as an AR fan. He takes what would look like quite ordinary lines and delivers them with his classicContinued...

From CBBC Newsround: Harry Potter

Posted by: Leaky
May 09, 2002, 02:55 AM

From CBBC Newsround: Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has admitted that the trailer for the next film isn't quite ready. ... Columbus said he wasn't quite happy with the trailer for Secrets just yet and wants to make sure he gets it perfect before releasing it.

Young readers are facing a second barrenContinued...

Hoover's Online has posted a

Posted by: Leaky
May 08, 2002, 07:33 PM

Hoover's Online has posted a copy of the press release for the launch of the OwlSightings site. (The "digital rewards" offered appear to be limited to screensavers, unfortunately.) The worldwide release dates for the DVD are also listed. (Thanks to iHP for the link.)

Stars of the blockbuster film Harry PotterContinued...

An interesting point from the

Posted by: Melissa
May 08, 2002, 06:27 PM

An interesting point from the IMDB: There has been some debate in the fandom about Ginny's name, and whether or not it's fully Virginia. It's listed in the IMDB as "Virginia 'Ginny' Weasley." This is by no means confirmation, as the IMDB has been wrong before, but it does suggest it'sContinued...

Hamilton's Catholic school board [Ontario,

Posted by: Leaky
May 08, 2002, 11:54 AM

Hamilton's Catholic school board [Ontario, Canada] is considering whether the wildly popular Harry Potter series of books should continue to be available in school libraries.

If Hagrid, the Dursleys, Malfoy

Posted by: Leaky
May 07, 2002, 11:54 PM

If Hagrid, the Dursleys, Malfoy and Fluffy are not already household names tripping off East Lancashire tongues, they soon will be. For pre-sale figures in WH Smith of the illustrious Harry Potter video are highest in Blackburn than anywhere else in the North West.

Harry Potter fans are being targeted by organised crimeContinued...

From CBBC Newsround: "You've read

Posted by: Leaky
May 07, 2002, 04:36 PM

From CBBC Newsround: "You've read Philosopher's Stone a million times and you could recite the Goblet of Fire backwards, but it looks like you'll have to wait till the autumn [autumn?? - ed.] to get your mitts on Potter five. So can you bear to wait that long for your next Potter instalment? Had youContinued...

Thanks to MuggleNet for getting

Posted by: Melissa
May 06, 2002, 11:32 PM

Thanks to MuggleNet for getting behind Owlsightings.com. Here's the signup link, and what you can win:

One Grand Prize Winner and guest will receive:
• A seven (7) day/six (6) night trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™
• Including a walk-on role for the Bonus Trip winner inContinued...

A brief rundown of OwlSightings.com's

Posted by: Melissa
May 06, 2002, 09:58 PM

A brief rundown of OwlSightings.com's source code (slightly revelatory- looks like it really will be a contest) - Here's the site's descripton:

The official site of Harry Potter! Movie trailers, film clips, behind the scenes at Hogwarts. J.K Rowlings' wizards and witches Harry Potter, Ron Weasley,Continued...

Attention, J.K. Rowling: Your fans

Posted by: Leaky
May 06, 2002, 06:11 PM

Attention, J.K. Rowling: Your fans are waiting. And waiting. After quickly turning out four Harry Potter books -- one per year since July 2000 -- the usually prolific author is months late in wrapping up her fifth entry into the sensational series, reports The New York Times. How late? It apparently will not be readyContinued...

Website DVDFile has a very

Posted by: Leaky
May 06, 2002, 11:59 AM

Website DVDFile has a very detailed review of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD. And, as such, it contains many spoilers, so proceed at your own risk! (Thanks to Dark Horizons for the link.)

Alan Rickman has been nominated for a Tony award in the category "Best Performance by a Leading ActorContinued...

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