Leaky News Archives for November 2003
Asked about Harry Potter allusions in his comic strip "Get Fuzzy", cartoonist Darby Conley said that his character "Satchel would like Neville and my favorite characters are the Weasley twins. I'm glad you like the Harry Potter references. I'm already waiting for Book 6." Thanks for the link, Andy!Continued...
It's Chris Rankin's (Percy Weasley's) 20th birthday, and we wish him a great one! Thanks, Alex!
Deutsche Welle reports that German fans didn't have to go to bookstores at midnight to get their copies of OotP - instead, the Deutsche Post and the Weltbild book shipping company teamed up to make special midnight deliveries.
The German publisher of Order of the Phoenix has offered the first chapter as a PDF download - click through to the site and on the button that reads "Zur Leserprobe".
Thanks to Dr. Fidelius for the info!
Team TLC wishes everyone in Germany, Austria & Switzerland a wonderful day of reading OotP in German! HP-Fans.de tells us they'll be posting pictures of the book release events of the day.
A lot of you wondered what's going on with the origami swan Draco's got in this picture - so did we.
Today, editor Megan and I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing and just plain hanging out with Jamie Waylett, otherwise known as Vincent Crabbe. We will have a LOT of coverage, pictures, even funny movies, fromContinued...
Thanks to reader Alice for sending us a scan from today's article in USA Today. because of that, we have details for a few more pictures and two new ones:
AudioBooksToday.com has an interview with Jim Dale, in which he comments on the books, J.K. Rowling, and accents:
My voice now, although its still English, I suppose it had traces of Americanism in it, because living over here you have to use certain words that can only be understood. Its no good saying pavement whenContinued...
A document from the Arts Council of U.K. suggests that the sale of Harry Potter books has damaged the success potential of other books:
There is some evidence that, in bookshops, young readers are transferring their allegiance from other authors, for instance R L Stines Goosebump series, to Harry Potter,Continued...
The Bulgarian edition of Order of the Phoenix, which will be released December 13th, will have the same artwork as the American edition.
Thanks to Audrey for the link.
TLC reader ixchelmala has forevermore earned the title of SuperSpyIxhcelmala. After seeing a display of a Sirius "wanted poster" at a nearby movie theater, she returned with her camera for a spy mission and got us some first-look pics. The standups aren't photos, they're lenticular - sort of like a hologramContinued...
Preview of HP3 in USA Today today - go to this link for two new pics - of Gambon, and of Aunt Marge inflating!
The trailer offers the first glimpse of the evil hooded Dementors, who suck the happiness out of those unlucky enough to cross their paths; the dangerous, scraggly-haired escaped prisoner Sirius Black (Gary Oldman); andContinued...
Just in case you forgot, the trailer will be in front of Loony Tunes: Back in Action next Friday; it will also hit satellites late Wednesday (more details to come).
Thanks to all the readers who wrote in to tell us that The Z Review has posted five new POA pics - larger versions as soon as we can! Here they are for your convenience:
Harry in the courtyard
Draco in class doing...something with origami
On the way to Hogwarts...or Hogsmeade
The Trio in Hogsmeade
Sirius in Azkaban
According to The Scotsman, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal blocked the publication of the Dutch translation of Russian childrens book "Tanja Grotter" today, saying the story was stolen from the popular Harry Potter books.