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A Scholarly Look at Harry Potter, Teens and Religion

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 08:46 PM

A release from AScribe touches upon a new book written by University of Colorado at Boulder journalism professor Lynn Schofield Clark titled "From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural".

For teenagers who are skeptical of religious institutions, films and televisionContinued...

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What Do Other Literary Contemporaries Think of Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 08:22 PM

The Chicago Tribune has a very interesting article about what other authors and writers think of the Harry Potter books from Mary Higgins Clark to David McCullough to Julia Alvarez to Louis Sachar. Fascinating.

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Costume Advice for Potter Release

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 08:09 PM

The Ellsworth American has some suggestions for developing your costumes for Harry Potter events and parades from hot glue to sequins to maché.

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Commentary: Anti-Potter Folk Back on the Move

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 08:03 PM

Constant Vigilance. I dislike posting these links because I disagree with what they represent. But the reason I post WorldNetDaily's rabble-rousing that Harry Potter is a method of recruiting for the occult.


J.K. Rowling has said time and time again that her story has nothing to do with neo-PaganContinued...

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Potter Books Not Enough for Industry

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 07:46 PM

According to Reuters Financial News, the magic of the boy wizard will not be enough to carry the book industry.

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Scholastic Winner Louisa George Profiled

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 07:44 PM

Scholastic Winner Louisa George was also briefly profiled by her local TV station, KIDK.

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OotP clip to return to AOL and is on Amazon.

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 06:33 PM

We've just received word that the non-downloadable clip will be restored to AOL, and is allowed to stay on Amazon (where it is on their main page). Some technical problems have been worked out, apparently. Listen at your own risk. Transcripts are still not allowed.

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Regarding the AOL "Sneak Peek"

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 02:39 PM

We have taken down the entire post that deals with the sneak peek as to erase the comments, which also infringed on JKR's property. If you read the snippet, DO NOT post bits of it in our comments section - not only will it be deleted, your IP will be banned without warning.
We apologize for putting this up and thenContinued...

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Katie Couric to Interview Rowling on Dateline 6/20

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 12:34 PM

Thanks to reader Caitlin for sending us this:



9:00 PM

Friday, 20

Dateline NBC

60 min.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is interviewed by Katie Couric. (VCR Plus+ 98846)

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Waterstones Camden to Cancel Midnight Event

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 12:06 PM

Just a PSA thanks to a reader and confirmation from the store's manager -


The Waterstone's bookshop in Camden High Street, London NW1 has decided not to open at midnight on 20/21 June after all. The staff felt that it would not be safe for children to be there then with so many bars and clubsContinued...

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Scholastic Winner Daniel Boyce Profiled

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 11:17 AM

8 yr old Scholastic Contest Winner Daniel Boyce was profiled for his winning essay in this Ventura County Star article.

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Book V Distributor AMS Details Security

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 11:00 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune also has an article about the tight security on the Book V release.

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MUARI: Single-Digit Countdown, Bookcrossing Stickers, and Meetup/Read-In

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 10:51 AM

With only 9 days left we have 2, 284 people signed up in 389 cities worldwide for our MeetUp at 6pm on Friday, June 20th however only 152 of those cities have the 5 people necessary to hold the MeetUp so sign-up if you haven't already.


If you ARE signed up for it, take pictures.Continued...

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The Sun Displays Fan Art

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 10:12 AM

The Sun has picked a small selection of fan art from the hundreds of entries sent in while waiting for the release of Book V.

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Angus & Robertson Announces Book V Events

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 10:05 AM

The Australian bookseller Angus & Robertson has listed all the events going on at their various stores down under including a benefit for Bear Cottage Children's Hospice:

The Magical Castle Breakfast
(A benefit for Bear Cottage Children's Hospice) $45.00 per package
Food, fun and entertainment forContinued...

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