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Where JKR Wishes To Write

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2003, 11:46 AM

Edinburgh school Broughton High has managed to pull an interview with J.K. Rowling for their school magazine. Nicola Nairn, Adam Knight and Jennifer Milne, three students at the school (let us know if you're reading this, guys!) asked their questions via email, and published the interview in their recent issue.

Loony Lupin Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2003, 11:34 AM

At last night's Empire Magazine awards, a new name was mentioned in connection with the role of Remus Lupin on PoA. A reporter on the scene tells us that Steve Coogan, most recently of 24 Hour Party People, and shownhere at the awards last night, was asked whether he was up for the role. He neither confirmed nor deniedContinued...

BBFC Information about CoS DVD

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2003, 11:31 AM

Thanks to a tip from SlowFox, we've learned about the following links on the British Board of Film Classification's website:

Build-A-Scene, interviews with the adults and the kids in the cast are all included on the DVD.


The following questions were asked of the kids, according to the BBFC:

00:00:46:00 | HOWContinued...

Japanese Scientist Invents "Invisibility Cloak"

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2003, 02:07 PM

From Ananova comes this report of a coat which appears to make the wearer invisible (Thanks to Scott for the link.)

"Porry Hatter and the Stone Philosopher"

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2003, 11:38 AM

Interfax is reporting that another "Harry Potter" imitation has been published in Russia, but this time it is being viewed as a direct parody, and not plagiarism. The book, entitled "Porry Hatter and the Stone Philosopher", was described as "a real parody created according to all canonsContinued...

Nominations for AOL Moviegoer Awards Announced

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2003, 11:20 AM

The nominations for the AOL Moviegoer Awards were announced today, with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets up for the following:



Best picture

Best supporting actor (Richard Harris)

Best supporting actress (Emma Watson)

Best director (Chris Columbus)

Most unforgettable scene (Harry battles the Basilisk)Continued...

Fan Speculation in the Chicago Tribune

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2003, 10:19 AM

The Chicago Tribune has a story (for their registered users only (registration is free)) featuring submissions by readers, proposing what the rest of the paragraph that begins with the released sentence from OoTP in which Dumbledore asks Harry to sit down so he can tell him "everything".

They alsoContinued...

Cinesite to Make PoA Models

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2003, 06:02 AM

From CountingDown.com: "Cinesite Europe announced that the company has won a major contract for the models and miniatures on the forthcoming Harry Potter installment, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." Warner Bros. has subcontracted Cinesite with all the model unit construction and miniature photography."Continued...

Dan Presents an Award

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2003, 05:16 PM

The Evening Standard reports on the 30th Evening Standard British Film Awards, where Daniel Radcliffe presented the technical achievement award to Eve Stewart, saying of special effects work: "When you've been stuck on a broomstick for as many days as I have, you really appreciate it."

The Vatican's Response to Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2003, 11:48 AM

From Yahoo news: "The question of whether J.K. Rowling's books and the films on the boy wizard have a positive influence came up at a news conference on Monday where the Vatican presented a document on 'New Age' spirituality. 'I don't think that any of us grew up without the imaginaryContinued...

JK Rowling Unlikely to Tour

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2003, 01:19 PM

CBBC Newsround reports that JK Rowling is unlikely to tour around the UK with The Order of the Phoenix when it comes out on 21 June. Instead, she wants to spend time with her new baby.

At Least They're Reading!

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2003, 01:13 PM

According to an article from The Scotsman, the results of a poll of UK children showed a definite preference for JK Rowling's books above other children's classics. Quotage:


While Peter Pan and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were both recognised by every youngster polled, only 12 per cent had readContinued...

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