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More articles profile fanfic writers and adult fans

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2005, 07:49 PM

The San Jose Mercury News and Denver Post both report today on how some adult fans of the Harry Potter series share their love of the books through participation in the fanfic-writing community. The Post also has an article on how Potter is "magic for grownups".

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Let's Play Quidditch!

Posted by: sue
July 11, 2005, 12:43 PM

Today's Poll is up in our Lounge asking the question " Who will be the new Gryffindor Quidditch Captain?". Hmm.. there are some good choices; cant wait to see if Harry and the Quidditch team will be back in action in Book Six ( and goooo Hufflepuff :) )
The poll to yesterday's question about who owns thatContinued...

Accio and Lumos Fandom Events Updates

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 03:47 PM

We have two pieces of news today regarding the Harry Potter Conventions that are to take place in the near future.
First, Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, has announced that, due to demand, they will have day tickets available to the public for Saturday, July 30th. The announcement says:

"DayContinued...

Fanfiction, Wired

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2005, 09:04 AM

The July issue of Wired includes an article about fanfiction. It traces the history, back into the Star Trek days, notes that it's a common activity of burgeoning writers, and comments on the various fics about the motorcycle of Sirius Black, who the reporter deems "a minor character in the Harry Potter saga".

[Fanfiction's]Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon's HP Kids Review Panel Winners

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2005, 09:31 AM


Earlier this month we told you that Amazon.com was holding a Harry Potter Review Panel contest for children to send in videos with their thoughts about Harry Potter. The winners have now been selected, and you can view them here. According to this press release the winners are:

*Kaitlin Bennett, age 13, fromContinued...

Charity

Fans 'Band' Together to Honor Friend, Support Creativity

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 11:25 AM

fabracelets.jpgFictionAlley.org, the largest online archive of HP fanfiction, is holding a fundraiser to endow a scholarship fund for one of their former members, a teenaged writer who died of leukemia earlier this year.
The site is selling wristbands (similar to the popular, yellow, Lance Armstrong variety)Continued...

Books

Scotsman: HP Books Instigated Adults Reading Children's Fiction Trend

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:00 AM

The Scotsman reports that a survey by Waterstones shows that there are more adult HP book readers in Edinburgh than in any other British city, and that the HP books have instigated a trend of adults reading children's fiction, including books like The Curious Incident ofContinued...

Convention Watch: Lumos 2006 Debuts Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 05:00 PM

The organizers for Lumos 2006, an HP convention to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, next year, have let us know their new Web site is open for business.
Lumos will be run by HPEF, the same organization that ran Nimbus 2003 and will be running The Witching Hour. Registration for Lumos will begin on Harry'sContinued...

The Cauldron Shop

The Floo Network Announces: The Cauldron Shop!

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2005, 10:45 PM

Update: Many of you complained that the calendars were too expensive, so Ila, our WB Rep, had their prices slashed to half, right here - just an example of how your feedback works!

After almost 30 forum pages and more than 800 comments of fan speculation, the time has come to announce what we've beenContinued...

Prodigy Potter Fan Dead at 14

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2005, 12:00 PM

Brandenn Bremmer, 14, an American musical prodigy and Potter fan, apparently committed suicide last week in his home, The Telegraph reports.
Brandenn was playing the piano at 3 and was taking courses at Colorado State University at age 11. The boy genius had just finished a second CD of his own songs and was talkingContinued...

Waylett

Waylett Holds Fan Art Contest

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2005, 09:51 AM

Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) has received so much fan art from readers lately that he's decided to hold a contest via his site:

"Everyone who sends in a drawing of me or of my character, either by himself or with other fellow Slytherin students, over the next 3 weeks will be judged in a fan art contest...TheContinued...

HP Lexicon's Lovey Makover

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2005, 08:50 PM

Our Floo Network partner, the Harry Potter Lexicon, has had a bit of a Valentine's makeover, thanks to the talented Laura Freeman. Laura did the artwork for the Lexicon's winter theme as well, and is justifiably famous in the fandom for being the artist whose picture of the Marauders Jo Rowling once had on herContinued...

Leaky

TLC's Prisoner of Azkaban Sweepstakes Winners!

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2004, 10:08 AM

At long last, we are proud to announce the winners of our Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban sweepstakes!

Thirty-five people - less than .5 percent of entrants - will receive prizes for their creativity, ingenuity, wit and charm in answering to our challenge to pick one Harry Potter characterContinued...

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