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It occurs to me that

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2002, 01:34 AM

It occurs to me that I've never heard people wonder about Moaning Myrtle's house. Well, in the picture we've posted below, it sure looks like she's wearing a green tie, doesn't it?

Teenage wizard Harry Potter's latest

Posted by: Leaky
September 28, 2002, 12:11 AM

Teenage wizard Harry Potter's latest disappearing trick is to vanish from travellers' luggage – it was revealed today that the JK Rowling novels are the most likely books to be left on trains. (From the Yorkshire Post.)

The "Word Wizards" of Knightstown High School [Indiana] cast quiteContinued...

Interested in the address of

Posted by: Leaky
September 27, 2002, 11:42 AM

Interested in the address of the new casting office for Prisoner of Azkaban? CBBC Newsround has the scoop! (Thanks to Tim for the link.)

From Empire Online comes this article on purchasing advance tickets in the UK. It also mentions additional preview screenings on 10 and 14 November.

Website icLiverpool reports thatContinued...

Thanks to Alex in the

Posted by: Leaky
September 27, 2002, 07:24 AM

Thanks to Alex in the UK for sending us the Times ad for the sneak previews of CoS, which will be on November 8 and 9. The full image is here and a closeup of the book, wand and sword are here. Warning - we've shrunk the images as much as possible, but they're still pretty big.

Aimee spotted two brand new

Posted by: Leaky
September 26, 2002, 09:09 PM

Aimee spotted two brand new posters on art.com - one features Harry, Ron and Hermione (but mostly Harry) here and the other has Harry (with scar), the Anglia and Hogwarts from a distance here.

Review of CoS is up

Posted by: Leaky
September 26, 2002, 05:10 PM

Review of CoS is up on the DarkHorizons site.

Thank you Jen, for pointing

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2002, 03:59 PM

Thank you Jen, for pointing out that in this picture of the duel, we see Percy and a blonde Penelope, standing together. Chris Rankin, on a forum on his official site, confirmed by saying: "That's me and Gemma [who plays Penelope], and yes, I'm holding her arm in a 'protective way' (Draco's justContinued...

Harry Potter at Hogwarts, Frodo

Posted by: Leaky
September 26, 2002, 12:00 PM

Harry Potter at Hogwarts, Frodo Baggins bound for Mordor ... Who says there are no sure bets in Hollywood? Most fall films are uncertain commodities, but a handful have such built-in appeal, they can pretty much count their tickets before they're sold. (From The Cincinnati Post)

Thanks MUCHO to Kattixie, for

Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2002, 03:18 PM

Thanks MUCHO to Kattixie, for scans of ads for the HP video games from the Nintendo Power magazine. Here's what she had to say.:

There are some interesting ads in the October issue of Nintendo Power (Volume 161). There are 6 pages of Harry Potter COS game ads (both for GameCube and Game Boy Color/Advance), to createContinued...

Thanks to everyone who sent

Posted by: Leaky
September 25, 2002, 02:54 PM

Thanks to everyone who sent us this link to an article from Latino Review which includes lots of new stills from Chamber of Secrets!

Ray, one of our readers,

Posted by: Leaky
September 25, 2002, 02:09 PM

Ray, one of our readers, has let us know that Scholastic has finally obtained the rights to publish Book 5 in the United States. However, company president Dick Robinson said that this doesn't mean the publisher will necessarily bring out the book before the end of May, when the house's fiscal year ends.

Science fiction's "Jedi" warriors and

Posted by: Leaky
September 25, 2002, 11:59 AM

Science fiction's "Jedi" warriors and "Klingon" bad guys have entered the newest edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, along with "asylum seekers," "asymmetrical warfare" and "spin control." ... There are also 500 new quotations. Among the writersContinued...

And more, and more, HP

Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2002, 12:09 AM

And more, and more, HP everywhere. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which, notedly, had a very hot falling out with the WB network over a year ago, Willow (who is learning how to harness her magic) tells the everwise mentor Giles (who she was expecting to be very punishing because she, oh, almost killed the world last year) thatContinued...

From the KDLH NewsChannel website

Posted by: Leaky
September 24, 2002, 12:11 PM

From the KDLH NewsChannel website [Duluth, Minnesota]: " 'Harry Potter' is a popular choice amongst kids, but do parents agree? Some northlanders are against children reading books about magic and sorcery such as the 'Harry Potter' series. A KDLH employee was in Target last week and noticedContinued...

More "HP in the Darndest

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2002, 04:49 PM

More "HP in the Darndest Places," from our readers:

From Sejal:

The news about Harry Potter appearing in The Sopranos reminded me of something. A while ago, I was watching the movie Winning London. Harry Potter also had a little cameo in that. It was during a scene where the twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) wereContinued...

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