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Harry Potter University

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2003, 01:13 PM

I'm updating straight from Nimbus 2003, where the fans are a plenty, the robes are flowing and the Potter is in full swing.

I've attended three panels so far this morning, and they've all been fascinating. The first was "Canon, Interpretation and the Alternate Universe: Navigating the Fandom Safely,"Continued...

All Roads Lead to Orlando

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2003, 09:56 PM

At least this weekend, they do - check out another article on Nimbus 2003.

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2003, 04:47 PM

The Edmonton Journal asked its younger readers to submit their reviews of Order of the Phoenix; they received nearly 200. Here are the winners (who shared almost $1000 in prize money), excerpts from their reviews, and judge commentary.
A few of this editor's favorites:

I didn't like the transition from the laid-backContinued...

The REAL Transcript of the Dateline Interview

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2003, 03:06 PM

Thanks to all of you who answered our call for a transcript of the J.K. Rowling Dateline Interview. We recieved about 20 different copies and have edited them all down to what we think is the correct one.

It appears in this reworked version we have several new bits of canon missed in the first go 'round.Continued...


The Dutch Cover of Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2003, 12:16 PM

Thanks go out to Thomas for sending us what potentially is a picture of the Dutch cover of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
It's still unconfirmed at the moment, but definitely a looker.

The Problem with Harry

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2003, 07:53 AM

The National Conservative Weekly weighs in on what's wrong with Harry.


Harry Potter Book Club

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2003, 07:11 AM

Fifth grader Andrew Dobbins decided he wanted to join a club to discuss the Harry Potter series. When he couldn't find one, he started it himself.

More info on Nimbus 2003

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 11:35 PM

Nimbus 2003 is officially in session. For updates throughout the weekend, visit the convention's Live Journal, which will have pictures and reports. I'll update briefly once or twice while I'm down there if I can; I'll be attending the FictionAlley birthday party tomorrow night and several panels on SaturdayContinued...

Nimbus 2003

Posted by: Kristin
July 17, 2003, 10:27 PM

Calgary college professor Diana Patterson joins other academics at Nimbus 2003 in Orlando, Florida.


Dame Maggie Smith Nominated for Emmy

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 07:59 PM

Thanks Jennifer: Dame Maggie Smith (aka Professor McGonagall) has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her work on My House in Umbria, which is up for several other awards.


Harry's a Hit in Braille

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 07:56 PM

Thanks Cheryl for linking us to this excellent video clip on Harry Potter's Braille success.


HP Stars Say, "Happy Birthday"

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 04:30 PM

Nickelodeon received birthday wishes from Daniel, Emma and Rupert this year.
Thanks, Charlie!


Interest High For Harry's House

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 03:37 PM

ITV reports that plenty of people are interested in purchasing the house that served as #4 Privet Drive in the Harry Potter films.


Scholastic Winner Chats About Harry

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 01:45 PM

Thomas Pardee, one of the lucky winners of Scholastic's essay contest, spent a few moments chatting with USA Today and Harry Potter fans.
Thanks for the tip, Thomas!

Need FULL Transcript of Dateline Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2003, 09:37 AM

It's come to our attention that there are several discrepancies and missing sentences from the online transcript of J.K. Rowling's interview with Katie Couric on Dateline. We're seeking fans who have the interview recorded and can type up a FULL transcript for us to post at Quick QuotesContinued...

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