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OotP Obituary

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2003, 05:26 PM

The Toronto Star has posted an obituary for the death of someone who died in Order of the Phoenix. Not quite as heartfelt as those I've seen from fans - but if you come across more, send them to us.

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Harry Isn't The Only One To Cause Chaos

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2003, 04:51 PM

In their time, Sherlock Holmes, Little Nell, and Dracula raised quite the excitement.

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Potter Success Due to Merchandizing

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2003, 04:39 PM

Dr. Allison Simpson of Sydney University claims that the Harry Potter series wouldn't be nearly as popular if it weren't for the video games, movie and supplemental merchandizing keeping kids interest.

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It's A Family Affair

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2003, 04:27 PM

The Daily Herald details the path of Potter through the hands of a family.

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Harry Potter Frenzy Waning

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2003, 04:17 PM

It seems that the chaos that is for those seeking the fifth book of Potter is waning to more managable levels. Still - it's been a fun ride.

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EW Review of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2003, 05:43 PM

Heads up - issue #718 of Entertainment Weekly will have a review of OotP by thriller mastermind Stephen King, who gave a very nice notice to GoF in 2000. Thanks to Allie, we know that the last issue was #716/717, so next Friday (the one after if this was a double issue) will have the review.

Visit Britain with VisitBritain!

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2003, 04:40 PM

Three of Nimbus - 2003's sponsors - Beyond Bounadries, VisitBritain and Borders Books & Music, have gathered together to present a sweepstakes, the winner of which will be announced at the Orlando event next month. The sweepstakes' Grand Prize consists of a 7 day/6 night Live the Legend! package forContinued...

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Lexicon Updates: Black Geneaology, New Locations and Fantastic Facts

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2003, 11:23 AM

The Lexicon is hard at work this week with updates including The Black Family Tree, descriptions of Malfoy Mansion, 12 Grimmauld Place, & St. Mungos. The Strictly British slang glossary and Fantastical Facts from Book V has also been updated while they work to update the restContinued...

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Autograph Pic

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2003, 02:24 PM

Here you go guys - it's blurry and whatnot, but we'll make a better one when I get home. (The Book That Makes Us Very Happy)

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Newsround's JKR Coverage

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2003, 02:00 PM

Check out BBC Newsround's coverage of the Royal Albert Hall event.
In related news, I'll soon be bringing you a first-hand report. :) Yes, I'm in a net cafe in London - Lizo is here and says hello. It was last minute, sorry for not saying anything! There will soon be pictures and a scan of a title OotP pageContinued...

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Rowling Webcast Live at 11am ET

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2003, 08:17 AM

Don't forget, starting in just three hours (11am ET/ 4pm BST) at http://www.msn.co.uk/harrypotter/ will be the live Webcast of J.K. Rowling at Royal Albert Hall.

EA to Release New Game

Posted by: Melissa
June 26, 2003, 07:56 AM

The rumor mill is quite active today stating that Electronic Arts may be launching a game for PS2, Xbox and GameCube due out this Fall.

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DanRadcliffe.com Birthday Fundraiser

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 09:28 PM

Similar to the efforts of Jason Issacs' fans earlier this year, the regulars at DanRadcliffe.com have organized a fundraiser in support of the National Autistic Society of Britain. It's a good cause, and a good occasion - and for UK taxpayers, any donation will be increased by almost a third at no costContinued...

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OotP Now Online for Downloading - Illegally

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 06:36 PM

According to CNet's Paul Festa, a pirated version o OotP is available online in Microsoft eBook format for all to download.

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VR Hogwarts Express

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 06:24 PM

Reader Matt sent us this Quicktime VR of the Hogwarts Express the morning on June 21st.

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