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A Half Full "Goblet of Fire" for Readers in the UK

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2007, 01:24 PM

A new survey reveals that some readers in the UK left their Goblet half full, or own a partially read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book that is. In a new study 4,000 Britons were asked about books they were unable to finish reading, and the results showed that "just under a third (32%),Continued...

Fans

A Crafty Harry Potter Fan in the News

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2007, 08:24 AM

As we get closer to the release date of both Deathly Hallows and the Order of the Phoenix movie, the press is starting to pay closer attention to all things Harry Potter including the fans. One such great fan is featured today in the Daily Texan paper; our own Jennifer Ofenstein. Like many Potter fans, JenContinued...

Radcliffe

"Equus" Director Talks Dan Radcliffe and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:46 AM

The Independent newspaper has a new interview with, Thea Sharrock, the director of the play "Equus," which stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). The paper notes that that there has been "£1m in advance ticket sales" in anticipationContinued...

A Fuzzy Voldemort

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2007, 05:08 PM

Many readers let us know that Harry Potter was the subject of this Get Fuzzy cartoon today.
Thanks guys!

HP References

Yahoo to Create "Harry Potter" Brand Universe Site

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2007, 07:37 AM

The New York Times is reporting today that Yahoo has announced plans to build a special "Harry Potter" website as part of a giant "Brand Universe" for fans. The newspaper reports these sites are being created as " online destinations that will draw large audiences aroundContinued...

Books

Truth and Myth According to Laura Mallory

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2007, 04:11 PM

Laura Mallory, the woman from the state of Georgia who has repeatedly tried to have the Harry Potter books removed from school shelves, has written an opinion piece in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where she states what she calls "myths" and "truths" on why she is continuing herContinued...

CBBC to Launch New "Sorcerer’s Apprentice" Show

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 12:38 PM

Well it's not quite Hogwarts, the Reality Series, but CBBC Newsround is set to air a new program where children will compete using magic. The Stage reports this new program, which is called "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," will be set at a boarding school in the English countryside andContinued...

Books

I Shall Not Tell Lies about Reading Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 09:49 AM

Apparently residents in the UK haven't been listening to Professor Umbridge when it comes to lying, as a new survey reveals up to a third of British adults have fibbed about reading some well known novels including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to a new survey conductedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Lucky Number Seven and the Harry Potter Series

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2006, 10:01 PM

As this year winds to an end and we now have a title for the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are several news articles online tonight all focusing on a potential release of Book Seven in 2007.
The Observer has a new profile of Jo, in an opinion piece titled "Continued...

Misc

Video of Giant Squid

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 06:26 PM

Here is a fun bit of unusual news for you. Researchers in Japan caught the rare Giant Squid, and for the first time ever, there is video of this mysterious creature. The Gryffindor red sea creature was caught off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month, and unfortunately later died. CNN reports that the creatureContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bookies Already Making Odds on Demise of Harry Potter in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 02:08 PM

Not ones to let any sense of sentimental holiday spirit stand in the way, bookies are already making odds on the demise of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The BBC reports one oddsmaker feels that "the general consensus seems to be that Harry isContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Author Terry Pratchett Comments on J.K.Rowling and Fantasy Elements

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2006, 09:17 AM

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Discworld series author Terry Pratchett remarks on the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling and the subject of the similarity of elements found in both series. Mr. Pratchett is asked if JKR copied off his books, and while Mr. PratchettContinued...

Movies

IGN: Harry Potter #14 Movie Franchise of All Time

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2006, 04:08 PM

Entertainment website powerhouse IGN is running a "Top 25 Movie Franchises of All Time" list, and the Harry Potter movies are now ranked at number fourteen. Factoring in items such as "commercial and artistic successes, as well as their impact on pop culture and how many ancillaryContinued...

Books

Lucius Malfoy: Billionaire Bad Boy

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2006, 10:27 AM

Forbes magazine has released their annual list of top fictional characters, and once again Lucius Malfoy makes this cut in their Fictional 15 list, moving up a few spots to number 12. Says the magazine of the notorious Death Eater:

  • Net Worth: $1.3 billion

  • Source: Inheritance

  • Age: 51

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Hometown:Continued...

Movies

Albus Dumbledore, Top Movie Magician

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2006, 04:12 PM

As a sidebar to their review of the new film The Prestige, "Entertainment Weekly" has a short blurb in their October 27 issue with a list of their Top Five Movie Magicians. Hogwart's own Albus Dumbledore is ranked at number three, with the magazine saying "Don't let the school administratorContinued...