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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2002, 11:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and JK Rowling! (since it's already July 31 in the UK.)

Thanks to our readers in

Posted by: Leaky
July 29, 2002, 03:31 PM

Thanks to our readers in Australia who sent us word of a very special birthday party for a thirteen year old. In related news, my son's just getting a cake for his Harry Potter themed birthday party this week.

To clarify on the post

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2002, 02:13 PM

To clarify on the post below: R/H and H/G mean Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny - in other words, if you care about who Ron and Harry and Hermione and Ginny end up dating during and after Hogwarts, those are the "ships" the SQ supports. It's not exclusive to those and not all (not nearly all, actually) of the archivedContinued...

News from the fanfiction world:

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2002, 10:18 PM

News from the fanfiction world: An HP FF site that actively works for children's literacy, The Sugar Quill, just made themselves over, so it's a good time to go check them out. We don't usually talk about fanfiction here, and do plugs even less, but I think SQ is an important site in the fandom, as itContinued...

Why thank you Lydia, for

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2002, 10:07 PM

Why thank you Lydia, for this fantastic page that contains Christian Coulson pics from his stint as Arturo Ui. Christian, sorry to drag out the yearbook...but that's what you get when you become an evil overlord...

More on how children's books

Posted by: Leaky
July 27, 2002, 01:49 PM

More on how children's books are inspiring parents to read from the Lincolnshire Echo:

Little bookworm Lewis Green is not the only one fired up by the magic of Harry Potter. Lewis (nine) is an avid reader and cannot get enough of his favourite stories - and neither it seems can his parents Pearl and Sean.

Since theContinued...

To be take in conjunction

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2002, 01:56 PM

To be take in conjunction with large quantities of salt, at least until we get further notice. A fan on Countingdown.com posted that he heard a radio show announce that the fifth book will officially be out in June 2003. I have severe, severe doubts that this is official...but hey, what do I know about it? ;-) Honestly,Continued...

More art, this time from

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2002, 10:40 AM

More art, this time from the wall calendar! Thanks so much, Kyle!

And another 2003 calendar pic!

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2002, 06:51 PM

And another 2003 calendar pic! Thanks to reader Travis for sending it! Click to make it bigger.

Is this Snuffles?The National Post

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2002, 06:43 PM

Is this Snuffles?The National Post says this Black Lab, who has been in Dog Park and Dog Show, may be tapped to play Padfoot in PoA and on.

Two articles from Entertainment News

Posted by: Leaky
July 25, 2002, 04:16 PM

Two articles from Entertainment News Daily:

Second-quarter earnings at AOL Time Warner Inc. were flat but the performance of its Warner Bros. film division - riding a Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Scooby-Doo juggernaut - helped offset weakness at the media conglomerate's America Online division.Continued...

Rex Features has some nice

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2002, 09:54 AM

Rex Features has some nice pics up (different from the others) of Emma Watson at the Scooby Doo premiere. One is with Tom Felton. Thanks very much to Rachel for sending these in!

According to one of our

Posted by: Mischa
July 25, 2002, 09:24 AM

According to one of our readers, Austin Powers took a leaf out of Harry's book (or more specifically his wardrobe)

At the premier of the new Austin Powers movie, 'Goldmember', there is a scene of a flashback to Austin Powers and Dr. Evil when they attended a boarding school. Each student is dressed in scarletContinued...

According to The Daily Record,

Posted by: Leaky
July 25, 2002, 12:57 AM

According to The Daily Record, Harry Potter has helped to double the number of parents reading to their children.

Website Dark Mark is hosting two live chats next week with members of the "Harry Potter" cast:

Simon Fisher Becker, The Fat Friar
Monday July 29, 2002 @ 3:00 PM EST. (8:00 PM GMT.)

Chris Rankin,Continued...

Voldemort lovers (and we know

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2002, 09:02 PM

Voldemort lovers (and we know you're out there - I even know where a few of you are), we have a goody for you. Reader Thomas has sent us a picture of Christian Coulson, a.k.a Tom Riddle, in costume in Solanges' The Maids - in which he played a maid - from his time at Cambridge. Here you go:

He also sends usContinued...

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