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Auction Money from TLC Readers to Buy Over 11,000 Books!

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2003, 10:41 PM

Hi all - we've just received word from Book Aid International - fantastic word - that the $23,000 donation you all made happen is going to provide 11,000 books for readers in the developing world. Please take this moment to pat yourselves heartily on the back. We have authorized the useContinued...

WB rep on Sirius casting

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2003, 12:48 PM

One of the main supporters of the (valiant, if unsuccessful) fan campaign to get actor Jason Carter cast as Sirius Black has written to inform us that a conversation with WB's PoA casting office yielded the quote, "The part's on offer, it's gone." They did not say who it went to, did not say a dealContinued...

Cuaron talks HP3 in Hollywood Reporter

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2003, 12:43 PM

The Hollywood Reporter has posted a piece in which Alfonso Cuaron talks HP3:

"I don't know if 'dark' is the word for it because there's a great deal of humor (in the third tale)," Cuaron says. "I would say that rather than going into darker territory, it goes into more emotionalContinued...

Nominations for "Chamber of Secrets"

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2003, 11:50 AM

According to Alex Fung's Film Page, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been nominated for six Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards: Best Ensemble Acting; Best Live Action Family Film; Best Costume Design; Best Visual Effects; Best Makeup; and Best Performance By A Youth In A Leading or SupportingContinued...

HP "slash" attracts JKR's lawyers, says The Scotsman

Posted by: Melissa
January 12, 2003, 11:52 PM

According to an article in The Scotsman, JKR's lawyers are paying close attention to homosexually explicit fanfic, more commonly termed "slash" [before the term became over- and misused to denotate every possible romantic pairing or batting of an eyelash within the books, that isContinued...

Book V on B&N database

Posted by: Melissa
January 12, 2003, 08:55 PM

This is not confirmation, but our reader Sara tells us that Book V is being listed on the Barnes & Noble employee database as available on none other than Harry's birthday, July 31, 2003 - and seems to be accepting pre-orders. Again, this sounds like a "safe" date that can change at any moment (the B&NContinued...

New adverts from around the world

Posted by: Melissa
January 12, 2003, 06:05 AM

We've been hearing of new advertisements in various newspapers for CoS, including this one from Australia. If you've seen anything new in your local papers, please scan it in and let us know, so we can add it to the fandom's collection.

Entertainment Weekly snippets: Gambon and Astin

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2003, 11:24 PM

Two bits from EW this week:

"CASTING: Gosford Park star Michael Gambon, 62, is negotiating to play Dumbledore in Warner Bros. Harry Potter franchise. "They've offered, and he wants to do it," says his agent. Gambon would replace Richard Harris, who died in October. The third filmContinued...

"Harry Potter" Copyright Holders May Sue "Tanya Grotter" Publishers

Posted by: Leaky
January 11, 2003, 12:58 PM

The probability that the holder of the copyright on the Harry Potter books will sue the Russian publishers of books featuring Tanya Grotter is considered to be very strong, according to this article from Hoover's Online. A final decision on whether or not to initiate litigationContinued...

More News about Nimbus - 2003

Posted by: Leaky
January 10, 2003, 03:35 PM

To go along with our earlier post about "The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter", Team Nimbus - 2003 announced today that Dr. Roger Highfield has agreed to be another featured guest speaker at Nimbus – 2003! Dr. Highfield is the science editor for the Daily Telegraph and is the author of the book, The ScienceContinued...

More on Gary Oldman

Posted by: Leaky
January 10, 2003, 12:55 PM

According to this article from MTV news, Gary Oldman has been offered the role of Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. "They've asked him to do 'Harry Potter' and I know he's really seriously looking at it," said Oldman's manager, Douglas Urbanski, who stressed that a dealContinued...

"The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter"

Posted by: Leaky
January 10, 2003, 11:57 AM

From The Cincinnati Enquirer comes this article on upcoming book, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter - Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon, which is being called the "first book-length analysis of Potter adventures from a broad range of perspectives: literature, folklore, psychology, sociology and popularContinued...

Biggerstaff's site on PoA rumors

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2003, 08:43 PM

SeanBiggerstaff.com had this to say regarding the circulating rumours that he's not slated for PoA:

We have received a number of inquires as to Sean and his position with the upcoming Prisoner of Azkaban movie. There have been rumours circulating that Sean will not be returning as Oliver Wood. Please understandContinued...

TLC Mentioned in NetGuideWeb

Posted by: Leaky
January 09, 2003, 04:45 PM

We're thrilled to be one of the four (current) fansites mentioned in Australia's NetGuideWeb Magazine. Jenna's Unofficial Harry Potter Fan Club was also mentioned, although she pulled it down in November, and we take this opportunity to say best wishes to her in her future endeavours (and that she shouldContinued...

Announcements from Nimbus - 2003

Posted by: Leaky
January 09, 2003, 02:51 PM

Nimbus - 2003 is thrilled to announce that until January 15, 2003 (11:59 pm, US Pacific Standard Time), registrations for Nimbus - 2003, the first international Harry Potter symposium (July 17 - 20, 2003 in Orlando, Florida) can be paid via PayPal.

This is a limited time offer, and is only available to those who registerContinued...

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