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A Personal Note Before The Excitement Starts

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 03:07 PM

I'm not sure I'll be able to get back here before we go into "radio silence" to read our own copies of OotP, but I wanted to say a few things before we enter this new era.
I joined the fandom on July 7 around 3pm, when I first posted on Harry Potter for Grownups after reading an articleContinued...

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TODAY Show Trivia Contest Flub

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 01:57 PM

Tsk, tsk. Arthur A. Levine, (Scholastic Editor for Harry Potter), as judge for the TODAY Show Harry Potter Trivia contest awared full marks for a WRONG Answer. A child said as the answer to "Where do Harry and the Hogwarts students buy their books", Hogsmeade. Another answered "Flourish & Blotts",Continued...

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Part 3 of the IGN Jim Dale Interview...

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 12:20 PM

...is now up! Mr. Dale talks about his Carry On films and his TV work.

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Paxman Interview at 7:30pm GMT TONIGHT

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 12:03 PM

In an hour and a half, the interview with J.K. Rowling by Jeremy Paxman will be airing on BBC TWO's Newsnight Programme (7:30pm GMT). Break out your TiVOs, Replay TVs or VCRs and if you can take the time to transcribe it for Quick Quotes, please do! We'll be sure to post spoiler protections untilContinued...

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A Lawyer's Take on Embargos and Injunctions

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 10:30 AM

COMMENTARY:
As many of you know, in "real life", I'm an intellectual property attorney, so I've done some work on issues similar, although not exactly like, the injunction/embargo situation we Harry Potter fans currently find outselves in.

And in the past few days, I've read a lotContinued...

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NIMBUS - 2003 Profiled on ABC

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 10:02 AM

ABC has profiled academic love for the Harry Potter series including references to the upcoming NIMBUS - 2003 conference a month from this weekend.

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The French Must Wait for Francophonic Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 09:54 AM

According to the BBC, French Harry Potter fans will have to wait until December to get their translation however many are considering treking over to the WHSmith in Paris starting at 7:30pm to pick up the English Version at 1am on Saturday.

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TLC in Newsday Article: Hulk vs Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 09:49 AM

Newsday has an article today about Hulk being released the same weekend as Harry Potter - with TLC Editor Melissa Anelli quoted about her weekend plans.

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GrandPré Comments on Cover Art

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 09:29 AM

Artist Mary GrandPré who designed the cover of Scholastic's version, speaks with The Morning Sun about Book V.

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Potter's Place in Literature

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

Speaking of longevity and literature, the BBC has an article by children's literature researcher Dr. Marian Allsobrook about where the boy wizard fits in literary canon.

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The Longevity of the Wizarding World

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 09:09 AM

This morning's London Times has an intriguing commentary from William Wolff about Potter's longevity.

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Death Pool

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:40 AM

MSNBC lists the odds for various character deaths occuring in OotP, giving Harry a 1,000,000,000:1 shot and Hagrid a 3:2.

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Florida Wallgreens Stocks OoTP Early

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:37 AM

In Daytona Beach, Florida, Kaitlin Webster stumbled across the wildly anticipated and highly secretive book at a Walgreens drugstore in Daytona Beach on Wednesday and purchased it for $24.99. She's reported to be enjoying the book, and expects to finish reading it today.

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Profile of a Potter Fan: Britta

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:36 AM

You may recall I solicited emails from "die hard" fans on behalf of NBC's "Weekend Today" show. Well, I wanted to profile some of the people sent me emails and Britta is one of the biggest fan's I've ever met.


Last year for Harry's Birthday, Britta held a HUGE Harry Potter bash.Continued...

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Is the Release of OotP Understated?

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:35 AM

The Economist says yes!

Mr Potter’s world is a curious one, in which things are often not what they appear. While an excitable media (hereby including The Economist, happy to support such a fine example of globalisation) is helping to hype the launch of J.K. Rowling’s fifth novel, about the most adventurousContinued...

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