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Hogwarts Featured In MAD

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2003, 09:10 AM

Emerson, of Mugglenet fame, was nice enough to send us a link to this amusing bit from a recent edition of MAD magazine! (Link to second page here.) He also set us a link to another Hogwarts related article.

All Hail Queen JK?

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2003, 08:49 AM

According to an article by the Watley Review, in a poll by the Fabian Society, 55 percent of those polled stated that they would prefer to keep the monarchy but name J.K. Rowling the new monarch.

A Comic-al Comment on Harry's Popularity

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 03:19 PM

A past Speedbump comic also has a Harry Potter theme.

JK in Family Circus

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 03:14 PM

Today's Family Circus cartoon features JK Rowling. To view the comic click on the link. Once you get to the page, click on Files and from there, Today's Cartoon.
Thanks to everyone who sent us the tip!

Harry Potter and the Order of Lumber

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 12:36 PM

The Harrop-Procter Community Forest, a community forest group, got quite a surprise in the form of an order for 500 broomsticks from Canadian publisher, Raincoast Books.

Son of HP Star Following in Showbiz Footsteps

Posted by: Kristin
August 24, 2003, 10:23 AM

Dillion the Armadillo is currently starring at the Edinburgh Zoo in an attraction called 'Animal Antics'.
Thanks to Ralph for the link!

Cyberslacker, Blamestorming, & Muggle

Posted by: Kristin
August 21, 2003, 07:27 AM

The Oxford English Dictionary has added J.K. Rowling's term for non-magical people to their most recent edition.
Thanks to Kristine for the link.

Snowy Owl Makes a Rare Appearance

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2003, 04:25 PM

The Scotsman reports that a Hedwig has shown up in the Hebrides. In other words, a snowy owl has made a rare appearance in North Uist, leading many to flock to the island for a glimpse.
“This male has brilliant white feathers and just looks magical.”

Harry/Internet

Posted by: Kristin
August 17, 2003, 12:27 PM

Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Harry Potter now have one thing in common: they are Australia's most searched-for names on the Internet.

Cyber Scams

Posted by: Kristin
August 17, 2003, 12:23 PM

Do you get those emails from rich overseas businessmen/royalty/etc. who are in dire straights, wanting the use of your bank account for a temporary funds transfer, and promising a huge return for your time and effort?
The Austin American-Statesmen offers up this informative article on cyber scamming, along with an amusing response fromContinued...

Visit Scotland

Posted by: Kristin
August 16, 2003, 11:43 PM

Scotland hopes Harry's popularity can be turned into a draw for tourists.

Mary GrandPre

Posted by: Kristin
August 13, 2003, 09:34 AM

American edition Harry Potter artist Mary GrandPre has provided artwork for the Cincinnati Opera's Summer Festival, as previously reported.
Thanks to HPANA for pointing us to the link!

Harry Potter In 2003

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2003, 01:13 PM

Allison Hayward, of The National Review, gives us a tongue-in-cheek look at what she would write for book 6: Harry Potter and the Magic Campaign.
Thanks for the tip, Elaureth!

(Editor's Note: I'm loving the Rancho Hogsmeado!)

Harry Potter In Comic...Again

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2003, 01:17 PM

Darby Conley must be a Harry Potter fan...he's once again featured our favorite wizard-in-training in his Get Fuzzy comic.

Book Piracy

Posted by: Kristin
August 08, 2003, 04:06 PM

The latest article on the subject of Internet book piracy.
Even if something's sent out in old-school paper style, today's scanners can quickly convert a whole book to a format that's easily e-mailed or uploaded. That's apparently how Harry Potter pirates got The Order of the Phoenix online, scanning every one of itsContinued...