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Thank you to everyone who

Posted by: Leaky
July 18, 2002, 10:24 AM

Thank you to everyone who wrote in to tell us about this article regarding the deportation of a woman accused of stalking JK Rowling.

An editorial from The Hartford

Posted by: Leaky
July 17, 2002, 12:00 PM

An editorial from The Hartford Courant wonders, "While they're at it, why not ban 'Macbeth'? All those witches with their 'Fair is foul, and foul is fair' stuff, their otherworldly behavior, their predictions ..." Author Denis Horgan goes on to say, "Millions and millions of youngContinued...

Dark Mark has posted nominations

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2002, 11:31 PM

Dark Mark has posted nominations for their 2nd Fan Choice Awards. TLC is up for Best News, Best Specialty Site, and Best Web Team. Rock on. Voting ends on Harry's birthday, so go vote for your favorites!

This was supposed to be

Posted by: Leaky
July 16, 2002, 11:43 AM

This was supposed to be another Harry Potter summer. But that was before author J.K. Rowling failed to deliver the latest in her seven-book series about the mystical adventures of a boy-wizard. As many parents and educators will attest, the books' real magic is that they hold kids spellbound — and get them reading.Continued...

Designer contest: We will announce

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2002, 11:40 AM

Designer contest: We will announce a new designer as soon as possible. Thank you all for entering - it's been truly enlightening seeing our site envisioned from so many different eyes. We appreciate it, and wish we could add you all to the team.

The intrigue of the Harry

Posted by: Leaky
July 15, 2002, 10:43 AM

The intrigue of the Harry Potter books has sprouted an interest in the science behind his wizardry in a summer camp. It's the second time this summer that Ashley Sadlier, 9, attended Hogwarts School -- the Utica Community Education one-day Harry Potter camp, offered through the company Mad Science. The class, namedContinued...

The two most lucrative movies

Posted by: Leaky
July 14, 2002, 04:20 PM

The two most lucrative movies so far this year involve the perilous adventures of male teenagers, one in contemporary New York and the other long ago in a galaxy far, far away, struggling with the moral and physical burdens of their special powers. Over Christmas, the box office was dominated by two rather similarContinued...

As reported in The Nando

Posted by: Leaky
July 13, 2002, 05:00 PM

As reported in The Nando Times, first edition books by J.R.R. Tolkien and Beatrix Potter were sold for tens of thousands dollars at a British auction, while a signed Harry Potter book drew a respectable $16,660.

Two from CBBC Newsround:

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett says he is bursting with pride after winning the CarnegieContinued...

A prop wand box from

Posted by: Leaky
July 11, 2002, 01:06 PM

A prop wand box from and a crew t-shirt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone are among the items being offered by Cooper Owen Limited as part of their "At the Movies" auction taking place on the 30th of July, 2002.

Two business-related stories from Yahoo

Posted by: Leaky
July 09, 2002, 10:57 AM

Two business-related stories from Yahoo News:

International Greetings says it's looking forward to strong Christmas trading. It has agreed to licensing terms with Warner Brothers for the second Harry Potter film.

Warner Bros. has awarded Mattel Inc. the right to produce toys and games based on its Batman,Continued...

An article from The Telegraph

Posted by: Leaky
July 08, 2002, 11:45 AM

An article from The Telegraph states that, according to the Archbishop of York, "Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings are more spiritual than much Church of England worship." (The Guardian is also carrying the story.)

An article from the Orange

Posted by: Leaky
July 07, 2002, 04:16 PM

An article from the Orange County (California) Register mentions that John Williams has signed on to compose the score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Rowling fears films will lose magic touch (from The Scotsman):

Shes's a muggle in a muddle. Harry Potter author JK Rowling is looking for a mind-readerContinued...

Reader Cadence sends us this

Posted by: Leaky
July 06, 2002, 01:17 PM

Reader Cadence sends us this follow-up article on the current restriction on Harry Potter books in Cedarville, Arkansas. As a response to that action by the Cedarville School Board, the parents of a fourth-grade student have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the School Board violated federal law when it voted to restrictContinued...

Forbes reports that a Berlin

Posted by: Leaky
July 05, 2002, 11:08 AM

Forbes reports that a Berlin court rejected an AOL Time Warner lawsuit to protect the Harry Potter brand and allowed a German publisher to sell files helping teachers use the bestseller in school.

It appears as though there

Posted by: Mischa
July 04, 2002, 09:57 AM

It appears as though there is a fake Harry Potter book on the streets of Beijing, what's worse is that it's a success!

Harry Potter And Leopard Walk Up To Dragon, on sale in Beijing street markets for about £1, is selling fast to the dismay of the publisher of the genuine Potter books in China.

Neil Blair,Continued...

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