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Eve Glasser was walking through

Posted by: Leaky
April 17, 2002, 05:58 PM

Eve Glasser was walking through the new sports complex at Hofstra University when the idea swept into her mind like a wind-blown seed. ... Others might have looked at the polished wooden floors and the retractable bleachers of the 90,000- square-foot arena and envisioned basketballs glancing off backboards and athletesContinued...

Lynn interviewed Chris Rankin (aka

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 17, 2002, 05:35 PM

Lynn interviewed Chris Rankin (aka Percy Weasley) for her website, very interesting. The full transcript's up at Interestingly, it seems that even the actors are in the dark about movie #3.

A bit more DVD technology

Posted by: Mischa
April 17, 2002, 05:23 PM

A bit more DVD technology (not precisely HP related):

Want to enjoy the DVD release of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" on a six- or seven-foot screen in your own living room? It's easier and more affordable than ever with the availability of the award-winning PLUS(R) Piano home theater projector.Continued...

In a survey of children

Posted by: Leaky
April 17, 2002, 12:23 PM

In a survey of children involved in RIF projects, nearly 70 per cent of children who had read a Harry Potter book said it had encouraged them to go on to read other books. (Thanks to MuggleNet for the link.)

New stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has got the thumbs up from Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

Cinema ticket salesContinued...

Harry Potter fans, sit tight

Posted by: Leaky
April 17, 2002, 01:26 AM

Harry Potter fans, sit tight - it looks as though book No. 5 will not be on the shelves until fall, at the earliest. J.K. Rowling's latest, tentatively titled "The Order of the Phoenix," had been expected in July. "That would have been the ideal date," said Lucy Chapman, children's publicityContinued...

April 16: Thanks to Richard

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 16, 2002, 09:30 PM

April 16: Thanks to Richard who sent us this report:

Thought I would drop you a little note about the filming at ChristChurch College Oxford last week. After I saw via TLC last week that HP2 was filming there, my girlfriend and I went up Saturday morning to have a look around. Alas, they finished filming on Friday morningContinued...

Chris sent us a short

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 15, 2002, 08:52 PM

Chris sent us a short report from the filming in Oxford: "I went to Christ Church, Oxford today (11/4/02) where they were filming for the 2nd Harry Potter Movie. They have been filming for the last 2 weeks. They were doing a scene in the quad where Harry, Ron and Hermione were sitting down and the area was covered withContinued...

J. K Rowling, the author

Posted by: Mischa
April 15, 2002, 05:18 PM

J. K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter best-sellers, has attacked the Government in the run-up to the Budget for its treatment of single parents. J K Rowling, the multi-millionairess and former single mother, whose support has been courted by Labour strategists, said ministers had left the poorest lone parents deeperContinued...

JK holds number nine in

Posted by: Mischa
April 14, 2002, 12:15 PM

JK holds number nine in the "Power of Scotland:"


Credited by anxious parents across the world with single-handedly taking the eyes of their children away from screens and back to the printed page, Rowling’s cultural impact is immense. She has shown her power by forcing the giant Coca-ColaContinued...

Harry in School (All three

Posted by: Mischa
April 14, 2002, 12:13 PM

Harry in School (All three of the following paragraphs are from the same article):

Elementary school principal Mike Davis made his singing debut Friday in front of an audience of more than 4,000 chanting students and educators at the Lloyd Noble Center...

Davis challenged his students to read 1,300 books by the end of FebruaryContinued...

ODEON is drawing up plans

Posted by: Mischa
April 14, 2002, 10:52 AM

ODEON is drawing up plans to issue cinema bonds as part of a £300m refinancing of the country's biggest cinema business on the back of a boom in box office spend. Cinema operators are confident that a strong release schedule over the next year will continue to drive increased audiences.

Kobayashi points to theContinued...

An odd snippet from The

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 13, 2002, 07:31 PM

An odd snippet from The Times: "The popularity of Harry Potter books has led to a wave of owl thefts, presumably because of the boy wizard’s pet owl, Hedwig. Paula Bilsby, general manager of Exotic Direct, a specialist pet insurer, says: “Lots of owls have gone missing since Harry Potter stories appeared.”Continued...

It was Potter mania all

Posted by: Mischa
April 13, 2002, 03:01 PM

It was Potter mania all over Pune on Friday, as kids thronged Alka talkies to make it for the first day first show that got all sold out in the first hour itself!

Trafalgar Tours is offering two specialized eight-day tours this year, including a Best of Holland visit to the Floriade horticultural exhibition. The exhibitionContinued...

John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) will

Posted by: Leaky
April 13, 2002, 11:57 AM

John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) will take the stage at this year's Spoleto Festival U.S.A. (Charleston, S.C.), appearing in the American premiere of "Afterplay" by Irish playwright Brian Friel.

As the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone draws ever closer it seems inevitable that discsContinued...

An original prop from the

Posted by: Leaky
April 12, 2002, 04:38 PM

An original prop from the first Harry Potter film is to be put up for auction by a kind-hearted teenager who has been doing charity work since she was at nursery school. (Thanks to TWW for the head's-up.)

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