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An Interview With Nearly Headless Nick

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2003, 10:19 AM

Ain't It Cool News has an interesting interview with Nearly Headless Nick, a.k.a. John Cleese. There is quite a bit about Monty Python, but Harry Potter does come up.
Thanks to everyone who brought this to our attention!

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PoA Set Report

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2003, 10:10 AM

Once again, iharrypotter.net has a report from the set of PoA.
Thanks, Gary!

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CoS Wins DVD Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2003, 10:06 AM

The Chamber of Secrets DVD has won two 6th Annual DVD Entertainment Awards. CoS took home Viewer's Choice and Best Standard Release.
Thanks, Kristine!

Cyberslacker, Blamestorming, & Muggle

Posted by: Kristin
August 21, 2003, 07:27 AM

The Oxford English Dictionary has added J.K. Rowling's term for non-magical people to their most recent edition.
Thanks to Kristine for the link.

HP Conference in Australia

Posted by: Kristin
August 20, 2003, 01:27 PM

The first ever Australian Harry Potter conference will be held in January in Adelaide.

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Shirley Henderson

Posted by: Kristin
August 20, 2003, 07:19 AM

The Scotsman interviews Shirley Henderson, who plays Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter movies.

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J.K. Rowlng Fans Lobby for Nobel Prize

Posted by: Kristin
August 20, 2003, 07:13 AM

Even though the Swedish academy that chooses Nobel Prize nominees has said there is "absolutely no point in sending nominations by e-mail or letter", as the public has no say in the matter, author James Downey has launched a campaign to have author J.K. Rowling nominated for the Nobel Prize for LiteratureContinued...

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PoA Set Report

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2003, 10:31 PM

A new set report from iharrypotter.net!
Thanks, Jim!

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PoA Set Photos

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2003, 03:20 PM

Both HP4U and Digicasey have some previously seen AND previously unseen photos from the set of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

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An Article on Adult Fans of Harry

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2003, 10:55 AM

An article from PressofAtlanticCity.com adds its voice to the Harry-Potter-for-adults debate.
"Why are adults interested in children's books?" he asks. "In some ways, my perspective is, the greatest literature is accessible to children.

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Potter Crew Makes Fantasy Face List

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2003, 08:18 AM

A recent article in the magazine, Xposé Special #23, listed the Top 25 Fantasy Faces of 2003. Radcliffe, Watson and Rickman all made the list!
Editor's Note: I couldn't link to the exact article, however, you can view the cover and purchase the magazine here.

Snowy Owl Makes a Rare Appearance

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2003, 04:25 PM

The Scotsman reports that a Hedwig has shown up in the Hebrides. In other words, a snowy owl has made a rare appearance in North Uist, leading many to flock to the island for a glimpse.
“This male has brilliant white feathers and just looks magical.”

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Tourism and Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2003, 04:09 PM

The Sunday Herald takes a look at the tourism industry in Scotland and the effect, or lack thereof, the filming of the Harry Potter movies has had on it.

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Mrs. Weasley 2nd Best Movie Mum!

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2003, 08:34 AM

Mrs. Weasley took second place in recent poll conducted by Blockbuster video. The movie portrayal of Mrs. Weasley by Julie Walters came in second to Julie Robert's Oscar-winning role as Erin Brockovich.
Thanks for the tip, Jenny!

Harry Potter 'Lame'

Posted by: Kristin
August 18, 2003, 07:30 AM

In an editorial from the University of Southern California, creative writing senior Craig Stern attempts to educate adult readers of the Harry Potter series:
I'd like to take this opportunity to provide a little reality check for USC students who seem to be a little too enraptured with the series. Harry Potter is for children.Continued...

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