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PoA Trailer to be Released with Matrix Revolutions

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 02:43 PM

According to faithful reader G.V.Linares, the first trailer for Prisoner of Azkaban will be released with Matrix Revolutions November 5th. We're working to verify this.

Parlez-vous Anglais?

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 01:52 PM

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix is the first book in English to become #1 on France's best-seller list!
(Editor's note: My grasp of the French language is limited to what's contained in the title of this post. I apologize to anyone who got excited at the prospect that I might be able to converse in French.Continued...


Boston Globe Fanfic article

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 11:09 AM

The Boston Globe magazine has highlighted TLC editor Heidi Tandy for her fanfic work:

"With Harry Potter, people are always trying to figure out what's going to happen next. Fanfic just puts that speculation into narrative form," says Heidi Tandy, a Miami intellectual-property lawyer who has no problem usingContinued...

NASA's take on Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 10:14 AM

More proof Harry Potter is out of this world: NASA has given JK top O.W.L marks for her accurate astronomy in OotP.
(Editor's commentary: I feel smarter just reading something by NASA. Thanks, Dan for the tip)

Lord of the Harry Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 09:00 AM

Thanks to John for pointing out this winning caption in a contest held by the Sev Wide Web. Scroll down for more entries.
Warning: Some may include spoilers for LotR.

Why We Buy

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 08:33 AM

The Onion has a short list of tongue-in-cheek reasons why people are investing their hard earned knuts on OotP.
(Editor's Note: The last item on the list isn't a spoiler per se, but if you haven't read the book yet it might be construed as one. Just wanted to give a little warning)

Thanks to Britta for the tip!


Lexicon Update: Ministry of Magic, Spells, Thestrals

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2003, 07:14 AM

There's been an update to the Lexicon - check out the Ministry of Magic section and an update to the Thestrals entry. Also, work has begun on updating the spell encyclopedia.

And now for something completely different...

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 10:36 PM

To end my first day on a light note, here is (in my humble opinion) a hilarous bit about our favorite wizard by Rupert Goodwins at zdnet. I give you, Harry Potter and The Order of The Fees !

One more ban for Harry

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 10:29 PM

According to an article at a school in Melbourne has banned Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix from library shelves.
Thanks go out to Vanessa in Sydney for the tip! :)

Maria Sharapova is a Potter Fan

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 09:03 PM

Venus Williams may have outgrown Potter, but don't kick Harry off the court just yet. Russia tennis "sensation" Maria Sharapova - a wild card star at Wimbledon 2003 - spent her time off the court reading OotP. Not only did she do great in the tournament, she also finished the book and refused to sayContinued...

Harry Potter and the Controversy of the Sign

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 06:00 PM

A Sign stating Harry Potter is the devil is causing quite a stir in Kentucky.
(Editor's Note: The first time I read this I thought it said "Bill WEASLEY"...ah, but even life isn't THAT ironic...)

New pics from PoA set

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 05:35 PM has some "new" pictures taken over two months ago on the Privet Drive set of PoA.

The Capital Times OotP Review

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 03:58 PM

Heather Lee Schroeder with The Capital Times takes a thorough look at the different appeal Harry and crew have for children and adults in a thoughtful review of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Nimbus -2003 Reminder

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 03:48 PM

Just a reminder - today is the last day to submit your art for inclusion in the Nimbus - 2003 gallery. You don't have to attend - and you don't have to ship it today either - but if you want your art on display, you need to read the rules and send in a digital copy of the work, so the art team can make sure it compliesContinued...

Wizard Camp Contest

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2003, 03:27 PM

The Edmonton Sun, is running a contest for children in the Edmonton (Canada) area between the ages of 6 and 12. Send in your Harry Potter poem, story or picture by Thursday, July 3. One lucky winner will get a free trip to Wizard Camp that runs daily from July 7th to 11th at St. Justin's School near West Edmonton Mall.

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