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CoS Diary Props Fetch More Than $4,000

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2004, 12:48 PM

BBC reports that two diaries from CoS have fetched more than $4,000 on Ebay.

A plain version of the leather-bound diary fetched $2,125 (£1,168) when sold on internet auction site eBay.
A second prop diary, with tubes attached to deliver fake blood from the book during filming, was sold for $1,900 (£1,044).Continued...


Harry Potter and the Book After Seven

Posted by: Kristin
August 03, 2004, 07:43 AM

We've received several emails with this IMDB link, which reports that Jo Rowling intends to write an eighth Harry Potter book:
The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she nowContinued...

Harry Potter: Not Just for Kids

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2004, 04:06 PM

CBC News has a profile which focuses on Convention Alley, the for adults only Harry Potter symposium which took place over the weekend in Ontario, Canada.
Overall, the conference's wide range of paper, panel and discussion topics – from "Severus Snape: Romantic Byronic Hero or Unredeemable 'GreasyContinued...


NYT: "Adult Harry Potter" by Susanna Clarke

Posted by: Melissa
August 02, 2004, 10:28 AM

Yesterday's New York Times Magazine featured a piece on Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell," a novel about a friendship of two gentleman sorcerer's in London. (Registration required to view article, but it's free and worth it.) Quotage:

The novel is being comparedContinued...


Speaking of Faith and Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 02, 2004, 01:53 AM

Yesterday's edition of Speaking of Faith on NPR dealt with fantasy and religion, including HP. The description reads:

"A Return to the Mystery: Religion, Fantasy, and Entertainment Today's program is on the explosion of religious and spiritual themes in movies and television.  Host Krista TippettContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Czech President Writes J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2004, 03:02 PM

Klara of has sent us the text of the the letter the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, recently wrote to J.K. Rowling regarding her letter
objecting to caged beds in childcare facilities, a letter which prompted the country's minister of health to order the removal of the bedsContinued...

Convention Alley: Turning Harry Canadian

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2004, 09:34 AM

Today's Ottawa Citizen showcases the ongoing ConventionAlley's unique approach to dodging copyright issues that come with running a fan conference:

So, in a solution that's increasingly common among legions of Potter-obsessed fans, organizers of an international Harry Potter conference this weekendContinued...

HP Cast

Sunday Herald Interview with Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2004, 09:11 AM

The Sunday Herald has a new interview with actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid). In this indepth profile, the actor speaks at length about his role as Hagrid, and the impact of a high profile film on his personal life. On the question of whether he or the trio would return for future films after the upcomingContinued...

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