Leaky News Archives for June 2003
I'm not sure I'll be able to get back here before we go into "radio silence" to read our own copies of OotP, but I wanted to say a few things before we enter this new era.
I joined the fandom on July 7 around 3pm, when I first posted on Harry Potter for Grownups after reading an articleContinued...
Tsk, tsk. Arthur A. Levine, (Scholastic Editor for Harry Potter), as judge for the TODAY Show Harry Potter Trivia contest awared full marks for a WRONG Answer. A child said as the answer to "Where do Harry and the Hogwarts students buy their books", Hogsmeade. Another answered "Flourish & Blotts",Continued...
...is now up! Mr. Dale talks about his Carry On films and his TV work.
In an hour and a half, the interview with J.K. Rowling by Jeremy Paxman will be airing on BBC TWO's Newsnight Programme (7:30pm GMT). Break out your TiVOs, Replay TVs or VCRs and if you can take the time to transcribe it for Quick Quotes, please do! We'll be sure to post spoiler protections untilContinued...
As many of you know, in "real life", I'm an intellectual property attorney, so I've done some work on issues similar, although not exactly like, the injunction/embargo situation we Harry Potter fans currently find outselves in.
And in the past few days, I've read a lotContinued...
ABC has profiled academic love for the Harry Potter series including references to the upcoming NIMBUS - 2003 conference a month from this weekend.
According to the BBC, French Harry Potter fans will have to wait until December to get their translation however many are considering treking over to the WHSmith in Paris starting at 7:30pm to pick up the English Version at 1am on Saturday.
Newsday has an article today about Hulk being released the same weekend as Harry Potter - with TLC Editor Melissa Anelli quoted about her weekend plans.
Artist Mary GrandPré who designed the cover of Scholastic's version, speaks with The Morning Sun about Book V.
Speaking of longevity and literature, the BBC has an article by children's literature researcher Dr. Marian Allsobrook about where the boy wizard fits in literary canon.
This morning's London Times has an intriguing commentary from William Wolff about Potter's longevity.
MSNBC lists the odds for various character deaths occuring in OotP, giving Harry a 1,000,000,000:1 shot and Hagrid a 3:2.
In Daytona Beach, Florida, Kaitlin Webster stumbled across the wildly anticipated and highly secretive book at a Walgreens drugstore in Daytona Beach on Wednesday and purchased it for $24.99. She's reported to be enjoying the book, and expects to finish reading it today.
You may recall I solicited emails from "die hard" fans on behalf of NBC's "Weekend Today" show. Well, I wanted to profile some of the people sent me emails and Britta is one of the biggest fan's I've ever met.
The Economist says yes!
Mr Potters world is a curious one, in which things are often not what they appear. While an excitable media (hereby including The Economist, happy to support such a fine example of globalisation) is helping to hype the launch of J.K. Rowlings fifth novel, about the most adventurousContinued...