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TLC, Other Sites Make NY Times

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:24 AM

In today's Circuits section of the New York Times, there's an article profiling three Harry Potter sites that appeal to grownups (and teens as well), including TLC, FictionAlley's fanfic and message board sections, and Harry Potter for Grownups.
B.K. is featured for his work on the MUARI events, and I'mContinued...

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Book Sells Early in Indiana

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:05 AM

A few Indiana Osco drugstores have broken the embargo to sell copies of Book V early.

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Health Food Store Owner Profiled

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 08:02 AM

WABC did a brief segment on the man who sold a book to the New York Daily News.

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Character Assassination

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 07:59 AM

This morning's Guardian has a great little piece about "character assasination" throughout the literary ages. Scholl down this article to read.

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Commentary: Respecting Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
June 19, 2003, 07:55 AM

I know Melissa has already spoke to this, but I felt I must chime in on Film Jerk's editorial. It's been quite a long, hectic and frankly emotionally draining week so here's the vent in the form of my response:



While I appreciate where you are coming from, I'm afraid I wholeheartedly disagree with yourContinued...

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New York Parties

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 11:12 PM

Check out WNBC for a list of New York City parties! Also cross check with MUARI if you haven't yet found one!

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Filmjerk's Editorial

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 10:55 PM

T.K. Davs of Filmjerk has posted an editorial on the repercussions of taking action against spoilers.While I respect T.K. for his informative site, I must respectfully disagree on a key point.

Reviews and other such materials contain plot details, yes. But if authors/writers/screenwriters etc did not want their material reviewedContinued...

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Radio Five Live

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 06:33 PM

Hey guys - in two hours (around 8:30 ET), I'll be on Radio Five Live to talk about the spoiler situation. I know I ask this each time - but can anyone make an MP3 and sent it to us? Thanks muchly!


UPDATE: Here's an MP3 clip of it. Thanks so much Phil!

UPDATE 2:Here's a transcript! Thanks, Chance! (And note - not oneContinued...

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NY Daily News Sued by Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 06:24 PM

ITV has announced that J.K. Rowling's lawyers have filed suit against the New York Daily News alleging that because the spoilers were posted on the Internet, they could be seen in Britain and were thus breaking an injunction.


Scholastic and Rowling filed the suit in the federal district court for southern New York.Continued...

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If you're offered the book under "unusual circumstances"...

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 05:41 PM

The Financial Times has provided a number for people in the UK to call if they are offered a copy of OoTP under "unusual circumstances" - they say to contact the police at 0151 777 6062.

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Ulster Set to Go Potty Over Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 05:38 PM

The Belfast Telegraph reports that not only will bookstores be open for midnight revelers, at "various Eason's stores throughout Northern Ireland, representatives from the Brownies and Girl Guides will be holding a special Harry Potter theme night prior to the release."

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Hartford Courant Article Republished

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 05:34 PM

Yesterday's Hartford Courant article about fanfic and Nimbus - 2003 showed up today in papers in Toronto, Ontario and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Religious Opposition to HP on Hold

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 03:44 PM

Thanks Britta, for sending us this link to Yahoo!'s story about religious opposition to HP muted as hype for the book increases.

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WNBC's Potter Coverage

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 03:24 PM

Check out WNBC's load of Potter-related stories and activities:
Harry Potter Interactive

A Wizardly 'Harry Potter' Quiz

WNBC's coverage of the New York embargo / Daily News saga

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Today in New York

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2003, 02:55 PM

No, not TODAY - but TODAY IN NEW YORK. That's the show (still NBC) that I'll be on tomorrow morning if things stay on track - check out that link for a tease of the story. Looks like it'll be at 6:15am, and you can only catch it in New York City, but we'll post the clip after all is said and done.

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