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Dan in Beijing - unfunky link

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2002, 09:57 AM

As you can tell from the link below, something odd went on with our link to pictures of Dan in Beijing - Blogger won't let us fix it, so here it is again.

Rupert at the Beach

Posted by: Leaky
December 22, 2002, 08:43 PM has put up these images of Rupert Grint at the beach. (Thanks Joya. From NZ Woman magainze. Thanks!)

Images of Dan in Beijing

Posted by: Leaky
December 22, 2002, 08:37 PM

Thanks, Joya, for the

"She left footprints on my heart ..."

Posted by: Leaky
December 22, 2002, 04:42 PM

From Newsday comes this story of JK Rowling's correspondence with terminally ill Catie Hoch.

Translations of Dan in Beijing

Posted by: Leaky
December 22, 2002, 03:56 PM

Rhea has done two translations of Dan Radcliffe's interviews in Beijing. Thanks, Rhea, for the links! Link 1 Link 2

The Gospel According to Harry

Posted by: Leaky
December 22, 2002, 03:51 PM

A growing number of ministers are using pop culture to get through to adolescents, says an article in "So nowadays lesson plans are based on... The Gospel According to Harry Potter, in which the boy wizard's decision to walk through what appears to be a solid wall to get to the train that willContinued...

U.S. News article

Posted by: Melissa
December 15, 2002, 02:27 AM

This was the very first interview I did after the auction, and you can probably tell from the quotes how wound up I still was - but I still think this is a great piece and thank the writer, Vicky Hallett, and the editor (and ubercool person) Holly Morris for doing it. I can't tell you all how bizarre it was to be on the otherContinued...

An Aragog of Their Very Own

Posted by: Leaky
December 15, 2002, 12:39 AM

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland's only volunteer wildlife ambulance and advice service has been inundated with calls from parents seeking information about where to purchase owls, snakes and spiders as Christmas presents.

Free Dobby pictures -

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2002, 01:31 AM

Otherwise known as "The Lunatic Files" - here we are, at 7am, outside the TODAY show and the CBS Early Show. Thanks VERY much to Lauren for these pics (she's the one in the Ravenclaw scarf). Note that we're all wearing about 87 layers of clothing - I personally have on my heaviest sweater AND heaviest sweatshirt,Continued...

Donor Update, more press

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2002, 01:03 AM

Okay. I have no idea how many donors we have right now, but I DO know we hit our goal of 1500 when the mail arrived today, bearing over 80 letters' worth of donations. Please note that the deadline for check donations has lapsed - money we receive in check form will still be put to the charity, but if it doesn'tContinued...

"Chamber of Secrets" Game Takes Top Spot

Posted by: Leaky
December 07, 2002, 01:08 AM

Hoover's Online is reporting that "Chamber of Secrets" is number one on NPD's PC game sales chart for the week of November 17-23.

More Thanks and other updates

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2002, 10:09 PM

I've been HORRIBLY remiss not adding two wonderful thank-yous, so they're getting mentioned right here. Sylvan Lane Shoppe has not only put us on their site, but is daring other sites to match their donations. And Mr. Gary Elfe is the terrific man who I spoke to very early on during all of this who originallyContinued...

More Press Coverage

Posted by: Leaky
December 06, 2002, 07:25 PM

The website for CBS station KMOV in St. Louis has posted our press release regarding the charity effort. (Registration is required; and thank you to Lisa for helping to get the word out!)

Thank-Yous updated

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2002, 11:50 PM

Go here to support those who support us.

And may I say - I'm still boggling - boggling - over the New York Times' article. It's terrifically factual - and of course excellently written. Not that we expected less.

Leaky Cauldron's Auction Effort Mentioned in the New York Times

Posted by: Leaky
December 05, 2002, 08:59 PM

Quotage: "A Web site devoted to Harry Potter news,, is trying to raise money among its legions in an effort to bid on the card. As of yesterday, the site had received 860 donations, said its operators, who added that they hoped to reach 1,500 by the endContinued...

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