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Daniel Quitting Rumors are "Rubbish"

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 12:19 PM

Ah, CBBC to the rescue. Daniel's quitting rumors are rubbish.

Books

Harry's the Hero in All of Us

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:42 AM

As you may have gathered, I have a thing for theology and the classics. Here's a great article detailing Harry's role in all this.

Books

Adults Like It Better

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:37 AM

The Wausau Daily Herald has an article about an adult fan.

Books

The Age Announces London Launch Winners

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:31 AM

Australian's The Age newspaper has announced the winner of their contest to send a family to London for the Royal Albert Hall event. Congratulations to the Houghs

Books

Fan Gets Early Read

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:24 AM

According to this account on iharrypotter.net, a B. Dalton worker has already cracked open one of their 141 boxes of Harry Potter books and started to read them.



Hello. I wrote a couple of weeks ago to tell about the B. Dalton Bookstores dressing up for Harry Potter Day next Saturday. Well, I just wanted to write and say thatContinued...

Books

Newsround's Harry Potter Plans

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:11 AM

CBBC Newsround details their plans over the entire next week. Lots of fan interviews.

Movies

Daniel Radcliffe to quit after PoA?

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 10:28 AM

That's what that Daily Mail says today:

HARRY Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he will never again play the schoolboy wizard.
The 13-year-old actor said he wants to concentrate on his GCSE studies.

Daniel's decision means he will not be involved with the fourth film of the series.

He is currentlyContinued...

Books

Times of London article

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 09:29 PM

The Times of London has an article about the book extract (SPOILER WARNING), in which this TLC editor is mortified because out of an in-depth 600-word email analyzing fan reaction to the clip and a 10 minute conversation discussing various plot twists...her saying "oh my god" twice is pointed out and exclamation-point-isized.Continued...

Books

Race Permeates Potter Novels

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 09:19 PM

AJC reporter Phil Kloer takes a look at racial undertones in the Potter series.

Books

Harry and the Welsh Price Wars

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 08:26 PM

It seems even in Wales the boy wizard is causing price wars.

Movies

Glencoe and Azkaban - An Update

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 08:18 PM

Highland News has a great update on the filming of Azkaban including information on Buckbeak.

Books

NBC "Weekend Today" Show looking for Die Hard Fans

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 08:00 PM

We mentioned this earlier in the week, but we didn't say who it was for. Well, NBC's "Weekend Today" show is still looking for die hard fans for their segment. They're looking for more adult fans than young'uns.


If you know ANY diehard fans who dress up on a regular basisContinued...

Jim Dale to Receive MBE

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 07:50 PM

Mr. Dale just sent us an email announcing this great honor. In the 2003 Royal Birthday Honours List, Queen Elizabeth II will honour Jim Dale with an MBE Award - Member in the Order of the British Empire. Quite fitting since he's recently finished reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the last few months.Continued...

Books

Harry Potter Books About Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 07:04 PM

Here's a great article that looks at all the books ABOUT the Harry Potter series.

Books

EW Does the Numbers

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 06:54 PM

Thanks to readers who sent us this interesting bit of number analysis done by Entertainment Weekly:



192 MILLION: Estimated worldwide sales of the four previous Potter books.

8.5 MILLION: Number of first-print copies of Phoenix set to go on sale June
21.

$3-5 MILLION: Amount spent by marketing Muggles on the publicity of Phoenix.Continued...

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