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Prisoner of Azkaban Premiere Dates

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2004, 05:28 PM

As rumored, the premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be May 23 in New York and May 30 in London, both at to-be-announced-locations, reliable sources have said. Both will take place during daytime hours.

The New Face of Bulgaria: Viktor Krum?

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2004, 03:37 PM

Novinite reports that Bulgaria's Chief of National Tourism Advertising and Information Agency, Ivaylo Gyurov, annouced that Viktor Krum may become the new face of Bulgarian tourism.

Poor Schools' Libraries Not Updated

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2004, 08:32 AM

Today's New York Times reports on school libraries that time forgot, and mentions Edward Williams Elementary School, whose library has no Harry Potter books.

Children come in asking for Harry Potter, but there is no Harry Potter here.

Review of PoA Video Game

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2004, 08:14 AM has a preview of the new PoA video game.
Thanks to Lauren and everyone else who sent this in!

Emma Thompson on Oprah Winfrey Show

Posted by: Kristin
March 10, 2004, 06:57 AM

Actress Emma Thompson, along with Hugh Grant, will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show today - check your local listings for the correct time, and thanks to Megan & Wendy for the notice!
UPDATE: We're told this is a repeat and that Thompson doesn't discuss Harry, but that it's also worth watching ifContinued...

Matthew Lewis and Devon Murray at SciFi Summit

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 06:33 PM

Matthew Lewis (Neville) and Devon Murray (Seamus) will be appearing at the SciFi Summit in Pasadena, CA March 26th through the 28th. There will be a small fee for their autographs.

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Interview on BBC Radio

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 04:54 PM

JK Rowling will be interviewed on BBC Radio for a program called "The Learning Curve"which is set to air Tuesday, March 16th. Show host Libby Purves says "we'll be in Scotland with JK Rowling who is looking back in order to help us consider the difficulties of being an adult learner, and betteringContinued...

Oldman Sings for "A World of Happiness"

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 09:37 AM

Actor Gary Oldman(Sirius Black) is one of many artists contributing on a new children's CD called "A World of Happiness". The CD, with portions of the proceeds going to children's charities designated by each of the performing artists, features two songs sung by Gary Oldman. Mr. Oldman alsoContinued...

Tom Felton on the PoA Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 08:39 AM

Mugglenet has scans of a letter from Tom Felton, where he mentions that he will be attending the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere on May 30th in London (please note this is unofficial until this date is confirmed by WB and it has not been yet). He also says he and his family are starting an official fan club, detailsContinued...


Harry Potter, Finnish

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 07:43 AM

Saana tells us that Harry Potter ja Feeniksin Kilta will be released this Friday, March 12 in Finland. The cover art can be seen here.

The Witching Hour Announces Guests

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 07:34 AM

The Witching Hour, the HPEF-sponsored sequel to Nimbus - 2003 announced some of its keynote speakers, including Holly Black, author of the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles series, and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program, Prof. Henry Jenkins. Black will give a speech entitled Moral Twilight:Continued...

Lecture on Harry Potter & Medicine in Australia

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2004, 06:57 AM

Glenn Bowes, the Head of Pediatrics at Melbourne University in Australia, is presenting a lecture for nursing and medical students entitled Harry Potter: Implications for Child and Adolescent Health on Tuesday, March 23 from six to seven p.m. We don't know if it's open to the non-medical publicContinued...


Potter Books Banned at Swedish School

Posted by: Kristin
March 09, 2004, 06:44 AM

A small school in Sweden is the latest to ban the Harry Potter series, according to an article that appeared in Sweden's newspaper Expressen. Our thanks to Lumos for the translation.
"Harry Potter is dangerous for our children."

That's the opinion of principal Iréne Ivarsson of the ChristianContinued...


Coming Soon to The Leaky Cauldron

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2004, 06:52 PM

You've probably already guessed that completing the redesign was a drain on a lot of our time and energy. Now that Leaky4.0 is up and running, SetReport2.0 is (really this time) this close to completion. Also coming soon to TLC: An interview with Ed Kern, who wrote The Wisdom of Harry Potter; a report fromContinued...


Full Moon for POA

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2004, 01:42 PM

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, there should still be a full moon for the June 4th release of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Say it with me: Hooooowwl!
Thanks Jenny!

Slight correction: June 3 is the actual full moon, but as it will still technically be that night that PoA debuts (midnight the nightContinued...

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