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Pictures of DVD discs

Posted by: Melissa
March 30, 2003, 11:04 PM

Rita Skeeter's Scoop got some great pictures of the interior of the CoS DVD and a screenshot from a game. Click here to see disc one, or disc two.

Book 5 Ad

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2003, 05:05 PM

Thanks Jody, for sending in this scan of Scholastic's ad for Book 5. It's hard to tell, but the pages might have been extended by width to fit the book. We'll try and find out.

Borders sales

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2003, 09:12 AM

Our reader Laurie tells us that thus far Borders Books had 203,579 reserve requests for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We don't know if that's official - mark this as rumor please - but wow anyway.

Entertainment Weekly Pic for CoS DVD

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2003, 10:04 PM

Thanks to Cindy for scanning this Entertainment Weekly picture of the CoS DVD ad for us.

Review of CoS DVD

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2003, 09:54 PM

IGN.com has published a review of the CoS DVD. Said the reviewer: "Easily the biggest complaint about the Sorcerer's Stone DVD is that you had to play stupid games just to access the deleted scenes on the DVD. Thankfully, Warner has listened to the complaints and all of the special features are easily accessed in thisContinued...

Copy of OotP Won in Online Auction

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2003, 06:53 PM

Check out Road Runner for news of a Harry Potter fan who paid $8,000 for (but apparently will not receive until publication) an author-signed copy of the unreleased fifth book. (Scroll down to "'Harry Potter' Fan Buys Unreleased Book" for story.)

On the Way -

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2003, 01:01 PM

Yes, BK and I are alive and safe, and back in the States. :-) Thanks to everyone who noted their concern. We picked a bad time to travel, admittedly, but we could not have had better hosts than our UK friends. We had a wonderful, wonderful time. Soon, we will have pics of our trips to Book Aid and the BBC - as soon as my schedule lightensContinued...

Scotsman Article on JKR's Labor & Delivery

Posted by: Melissa
March 28, 2003, 12:04 PM

iHarryPotter.net linked to an article in The Scotsman about the non-NHS midwife that JKR used for David's delivery last week. Midwife Debs Purdue didn't say much about the birth itself, to protect JKR's privacy, but she did say that the labour was short. As this editor is about to take her secondContinued...

Strike Averted on PoA Set

Posted by: Melissa
March 27, 2003, 03:19 PM

This is Hertfordshire reports that the construction strike, which was due to take place tomorrow, has been called off as an agreement has been reached. PoA filming will continue as usual. Thanks to Scott for the link.

Emma Watson on Harry Potter 3

Posted by: Melissa
March 27, 2003, 11:49 AM

Coming Soon has a brief article on how the the powers behind the Harry Potter films have supposedly been concerned about their young stars growing out of their roles before they get all the movies made (as reported by columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith). Says Emma Watson, "I've grown loads, andContinued...

More on Grotter author being sued

Posted by: Melissa
March 27, 2003, 11:45 AM

Dmitry Yemets, author of "Tanya Grotter and the Magical Double Bass" who is being sued for stealing Rowling's ideas, has accused Rowling of "a blatant attempt to eliminate competition and establish a monopoly in children's fantasy writing" reports BBC News. "I greatly respect JanContinued...

School Program Revised

Posted by: Melissa
March 27, 2003, 11:41 AM

Scholastic has revised a controversial program that sells books directly to students after retailers had complained they were losing business. (From Hoover's Online.)

Filming to move to Palmers Green

Posted by: Melissa
March 26, 2003, 07:40 PM

This is Local London reports that "Warner Brothers has chosen the stretch of Green Lanes between Fox Lane and Bourne Hill, as well as Hedge Lane, to film scenes" on April 1 and 2, from 6 pm to midnight.

Interview with Chris Rankin

Posted by: Melissa
March 26, 2003, 12:02 PM

Chris Rankin talks about his latest role on the Sheringham (UK) stage, acting in the play A Taste of Honey (Thanks to Zoe for the link.)

"Potter" Takes on "Grotter" in Dutch Court

Posted by: Melissa
March 26, 2003, 11:54 AM

Ananova reports that a legal battle has started in an Amsterdam court in a case filed by JK Rowling against a Russian writer alleged to have stolen her ideas.

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