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An Interview With Anna Quindlen

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2003, 09:48 AM

In an interview with The Post-Standard, author Anna Quindlen discusses her writing and her love for reading.
"It is a miracle. I think we read in bed so much because reading is halfway between living and dreaming."

Editor's Note: While this interview only mentions Harry Potter in passing, Quindlen hasContinued...

Dan and Emma in Mexico

Posted by: Kristin
October 16, 2003, 07:15 AM

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson plan to attend John Williams' December Mexico City concert.
Thanks to Fran from for the link!


German Print Run Expanded

Posted by: Kristin
October 16, 2003, 07:11 AM

Jonas from the German site tells us that the German edition of Order of the Phoenix,which will be released November 8th, has been bumped from 1.6 million to 2 million printed.

Potter Conference Coming to Virginia

Posted by: Melissa
October 15, 2003, 02:36 PM

HPANA reports that a conference entitled Magic for Muggles: A Harry Potter Experience, will take place at Ferrum College in Virginia on November 1st.

'Fictional' Earnings

Posted by: Kristin
October 14, 2003, 09:54 PM

According to, Harry Potter is one of the Top Earning Fictional Characters, right behind a mouse and a bear.
Thanks to both Rachel and Nicole for the link!


E! News Live - from the set of PoA

Posted by: Melissa
October 14, 2003, 12:17 PM

Thanks to the readers who wrote in to let us know that E! News Live will be live on the set of PoA this Friday, October 17.


More on 'Seabottom'

Posted by: Kristin
October 14, 2003, 07:00 AM

TLC Reader Cathy wrote to us with a bit of research on what the recently registered Harry Potter titles may mean. Click on the link below to read her notes, but in summary, her conclusion is what Melissa suggested - that these are likely titles of computer games. Thanks, Cathy!
Yesterday, you listed the notification about theContinued...


Emma Thompson Talks Trelawney

Posted by: Melissa
October 13, 2003, 04:16 PM

This short article discusses Emma Thompson's announcement as Trelawney with the actress herself:

Emma Thompson says she will be wearing "great, googly-eyed glases and Oxfam clothes" for her role in the new Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


"I was hoping that at someContinued...

More Titles Registered from Seabottom

Posted by: Melissa
October 13, 2003, 03:16 PM

Reader Jeff wrote to let us know that two new titles: Harry Potter and the Battle for Hogwarts and Harry Potter and the Final Revelation have been registered by Seabottom, who registered two titles a few months ago.

As always, we're researching it, but again, I'd bet my left kidney that these are notContinued...

Dark Mark Rumor Sheet

Posted by: Melissa
October 12, 2003, 01:21 PM

Dark Mark has put up a number of rumors this afternoon about the PoA movie and the sixth book. We are still looking for confirmation or denial of these rumors, so hold off on believing everything in there yet.
I will say that some of it sounds like it may have merit, some of it sounds instantly debunkable, and the stuff aboutContinued...


6 Call Sheets from PoA Set

Posted by: Melissa
October 12, 2003, 11:24 AM

The Snitch today posted six pages from call sheets from the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. Thanks to Sue Upton for the update!


Set Visit

Posted by: Kristin
October 12, 2003, 12:36 AM has a short article on a visit to the Prisoner of Azkaban set.
Thanks to Patricia and SiriusKase for the link!



Posted by: Kristin
October 12, 2003, 12:24 AM

CBBC has a short piece on David Thewlis. Thanks to Eilee and Cindy for the link!


HP 5 in Danish Published

Posted by: Kristin
October 12, 2003, 12:05 AM

Daniel and Mathias both wrote to tell us that the Danish edition of Order of the Phoenix was published today. Thanks, guys!


Spanish Edition of Harry to be Published in February

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2003, 08:03 AM

mihu23 from wrote to tell us that the Spanish edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on the 21st of February, 2004. Thanks to mihu for the news, and for the translation of the article.
FRANCFORT (GERMANY).- The spanish edition of the fifth tomeContinued...

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