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From CBS Marketwatch comes this

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

From CBS Marketwatch comes this report: "Yes, investors were just wild about 'Harry' on Friday. But will their enthusiasm for good news about the lucrative 'Harry Potter' literary franchise carry over and give AOL Time Warner's shares a bounce? An early indication might be 'yes'Continued...

And in "HP in the

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2002, 09:54 AM

And in "HP in the Darndest Places" news - Harry got a little cameo on last night's episode of HBO's mob hit, The Sopranos. The gangsters were ganged around a table, eating (what else), and someone yelled, "Hey you know what's a gold mine? Those Harry Potter books," to which he received the response:Continued...

Happy Birthday Tom Felton! He's

Posted by: Leaky
September 22, 2002, 10:32 AM

Happy Birthday Tom Felton! He's fifteen today!

It's what every Hogwarts fan

Posted by: Leaky
September 21, 2002, 10:44 PM

It's what every Hogwarts fan knew, but now it's official: the Harry Potter books are the best children's stories of all time. A survey to be published this week names Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of J K Rowling's four teenage wizard novels, as the favourite children's bookContinued...

Another poster - this time

Posted by: Leaky
September 21, 2002, 09:34 PM

Another poster - this time of Harry flying and Harry and Draco eyeing each other with the Quidditch teams behind them - has been discovered for sale on eBay.

Drumroll, please....: First of all

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2002, 05:28 PM

Drumroll, please....: First of all - thank you, thank you to everyone who sent us designs for the site. We received well over a hundred mock-ups of our site, and it was incredibly eye-opening. We have taken so long making a decision because it was pretty near impossible to do so with the talent that you guys sent us.Continued...

The Gulf Daily News [Bahrain]

Posted by: Leaky
September 21, 2002, 05:11 PM

The Gulf Daily News [Bahrain] reports that "the latest Harry Potter adventure may be published in time for Christmas, best-selling British author J K Rowling hinted in an interview in The Times newspaper yesterday. 'Probably', replied the writer, when asked if her millions of fans could expect a ChristmasContinued...

Laura informed us that the

Posted by: Leaky
September 21, 2002, 10:05 AM

Laura informed us that the official site now has postcards from Chamber of Secrets available for the sending.

Daniel Radcliffe has answered some

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 07:21 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has answered some of the questions posted in the Dialogue Centre of the Official HP Site. (Thanks to everyone who sent us the link.)

The team over at TheFacer

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 04:05 PM

The team over at TheFacer seems to have seen a rough cut of CoS - and a bit of praise is coming from that direction.

That does it for me today - I'm off to get ready for this evening's Q&A session about Nimbus - 2003, next July's International Harry Potter symposium in Orlando, Florida!

Thanks to law student Tabitha,

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 03:58 PM

Thanks to law student Tabitha, we now have a copy of the judge's ruling in the recent Stouffer matter. You can find the html version and the text version on our Yahoogroup. Word to the wise - the text version is quicker to download but a bit harder to read.

Discussion of the ruling can take place at the Harry PotterContinued...

I have to praise CNN,

Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2002, 01:57 PM

I have to praise CNN, for this fabulous headline for their JKR coverage: Potter Author Awaits Pitter Patter. If that's not alliterative genius...

More on the upcoming release

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 11:57 AM

More on the upcoming release of Book 5 from website Bloomberg.co.uk:

Author J.K. Rowling has finished drafting the fifth Harry Potter novel and may give it to her publishers, Bloomsbury Plc and Scholastic Corp., in three to six months, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Order of theContinued...

Through an auction on ebay

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 09:54 AM

Through an auction on ebay we saw an amazing image of Fawkes, which we've uploaded to our new Yahoogroup (you don't have to join to see the images!) - check it out!

More articles on the events

Posted by: Leaky
September 20, 2002, 09:10 AM

More articles on the events of yesterday from the Times (who also had an interview) - they have another article here and one about her pregnancy here.

Anyone interested in taking a look at the history of the Stouffer case can check out the FAQ that I wrote back in 2000 for Harry Potter for Grownups. An updated versionContinued...

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