Leaky News Archives for June 2003
Thanks Christopher, for pointing us to this USA Today article, which discusses the Potter audience as it ages, and expectations for Phoenix among that population. Quotage:
Erin Meyers, 18, of Tyler, Texas, is excited, but she won't be wielding a wand on June 21. Having begun the series at 15, the incomingContinued...
Thanks to the reader who sent this; from the June 6 issue of Entertainment Weekly is this funny, tongue-permanently-stuck-in-cheek, piece:
DEAR MS. ROWLING:
It has come to our attention that your children's novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is scheduled to be released on June 21. Frankly, weContinued...
The Palladium-Item has an article that talks about a rather large mall-wide launch party at the Richmond Square Mall starting at 9pm and closing after all books are sold (around 12:30am).
The newspaper is also having a contest.
What's one trait of your favorite Harry Potter character you wish you had?
According to HELLO, the upcoming It's Totally Raining Teens of Vanity Fair will have the movie trio striking a "grown-up pose".
Thanks Robin, for pointing us to this Book Page article that discusses the release, possible plot points as released in the Scholastic summary (spoiler warning), the auction (though not "Get a Clue"), and a list of book parties that needs help from Meet Up and Read In's database, where over 2,000 signees areContinued...
According to the BBC, Donald Parfitt managed to skirt a jail term and was sentenced today to 180 hours of community service and £55 of court costs.
A visit to Scholastic's Web site has shown it to be remade with the Harry Potter look and feel. Also, in an effort to get parents up to speed (like most parents haven't read the book), they've created a Harry Potter Companion.
Stay tuned for the winners of Scholastic's competition dueContinued...
In today's CBBC "Celeb Gossip" daily update, they report that Dan Radcliffe has grown 8 inches since he filmed the first movie.
WB has told CBBC Newsround that they are most definitely on schedule with filming. No delays here.
Amazon.com put out a press release today with some interesting statistics.
To-date more than 550,000 copies of "Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix" have been ordered at www.amazon.com. At
2.8 pounds a piece, that's more than 770 tons of Harry Potter
magic - nearly 3.5 times theContinued...
An interesting commentary on Christianity & Harry Potter from Christianity Today.
Rowling tells Paxman about Order of the Phoenix, gives him a taster from the new book, and provides an insight into the inspiration behindContinued...
According to the AP, the big event at London's Royal Albert Hall will be webcast live at http://www.msn.co.uk/harrypotter starting at 12pm EDT. Microsoft says it has the ability to reach children in 34 countries in 18 different languages.
Here's the best part:
Before the event, childrenContinued...
Bloomberg has a report on a recent downturn in U.K. stocks. Quotage:
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (BMY LN) rose 20p, or 2.4 percent, to 855p. The U.K. publisher of the Harry Potter books said it will propose a 4-for-1 stock split to help increase the liquidity of its shares.