Leaky News Archives for May 2003
It's time to vote for where you want to hold a meetup. Remember - since most Borders Bookstores are staying open for the launch, that's a great place to go.
A bit of a MeetUp RoundUp:
1463 people signed up
in 335 different cities.
You need 5 people signed up to have a MeetUp - there are 101 cities withContinued...
"Two weeks ago I was in a pink leotard being smeared with Nivea by three old men." Just for fun, or did this have anything to do with the film? "IContinued...
...from the Viaslia Times Delta.
If you are younger than 18, send us a brief essay on this topic: "If you could go on vacation with Harry Potter, where would you go? And why?
The Waterford News & Star in Ireland reports on the staggering numbers of preorders for Book V.
The Express Star reports that "A bird rescue centre has been flooded with neglected barn owls in the wake of the Harry Potter films which star a magical white owl called Hedwig."
The Book Magazine article featuring TLC editors Melissa Anelli and Heidi Tandy is now online. Warning - potential spoilers in the article.
CBBC reports Waterstones is training up loads of actors to fill their stores with magic the night of the Book V launch.
It was bound to happen. As the actors from the Harry Potter movies get older, the media will start catching them in teen situations and blow them out of portion. Here's the first - Emma Watson at a party where underage alcohol is being served so says the Oxford Herald.
The Motley Fool's Rick Munarriz takes a look at Scholastic and Harry Potter.
A bit of satire and humor from the Christian Science Monitor's Ron Charles regarding the potential for "out of control" marketing.
According to a news release Books Inc., the Wests Oldest Independent Bookseller, is hosting midnight release parties for the much anticipated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, beginning Friday evening, June 20, 2003, at seven Books Inc.Continued...
It looks like Book V didn't come soon enough. Newsday reports that Scholastic had to lay off 400 in its global workforce.
Thanks to reader pedant, we've found that Ticketmaster Canada is actually selling tickets to Book V launch events at Chapters and Indigo locations in Calgary, Alberta and Ontario. I'm surprised there hasn't been any articles or news about it thus far. We will add all these entries to MUARIContinued...
There's been some confusion as to why the US edition audio versions (CD and casette) of Book V will be out June 21st and the UK edition won't be released until September 22nd, 2003.
Reader Liz sent us a response from the BBC that should clear things up:
We are delighted to be able to confirmContinued...