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Who's Who in Edinburgh

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 09:08 PM

More news from Scotland - this time an article that identifies the people to invite if you're throwing a bash in Edinburgh:
J.K. Rowling

Bagging the Harry Potter author shows you’ve hit the big time. She held her own star-studded Halloween party at Stirling Castle last year and raised £275,000 for multiple sclerosis.Continued...

J.K. Rowling


Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 08:59 PM

In this article from The Scotsman, we find that J.K. Rowling is one of few wealthy Britons whose networth has grown in the last year:

Her bank balance is understood to have risen by about £50 million last year, to £280 million, and, as the Harry Potter books and merchandise continue to bewitch children, shares in her publisher,Continued...


Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 08:52 PM

Another article on Nimbus - this one details the Quidditch match that took place at the event.
Thanks to Tyler for the link!


Donate Info for the National Braille Press

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 04:39 PM

A while back, we posted a story about Harry Potter in Braille, and you all wondered how to donate to the National Braille Press.A wonderful lady named Cheryl saw your queries and contacted the NBP, calling HP fans a "great and generous group" and inquiring after donations. If you'd likeContinued...


Vietnam Releases OotP In Installments

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 02:26 PM

Vietnam released Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Monday, making the country the first in the world to put out an authorized translation. In an interesting twist, it will be released as a 15-part series.
The much-anticipated book is being released as a 15-part series, for about 30 cents an installment,Continued...


A Look at Harry's Reading Habits

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 09:28 AM

Michael Handelzalts questions the reading habits of Harry Potter and crew in this article from

More on Nimbus

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 07:10 AM

To close out the weekend, another article on Nimbus 2003.


Virtual OotP

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 06:57 AM

Some people continue to choose illegal electronic downloads of Order of the Phoenix over the 'hardcopy' of the book.


Reading Aloud

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 06:50 AM

At an hour a session, how long will it take to read Order of the Phoenix out loud? One children's librarian will find out.

Contest Winner Announced at Nimbus

Posted by: Kristin
July 20, 2003, 02:53 PM

Karen Hicks of Houston, Texas, won the 7 day/6 night contest to Great Britain, sponsored by Beyond Boundaries, VisitBritain, and Border's Books & Music. Congratulations, Karen!

Heidi & Melissa Share More News From Nimbus

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2003, 01:09 PM

Heidi's been nice enough to keep us posted on what's going on at Nimbus.
First off, Nimbus was featured on CNN News this morning!

Also, banners made by Gena Priest went for over $1100 and a bidding war ensued over the padfoot banners - in the end one went for $420 and the artist agreed to do a secondContinued...

Money to go to Charity

Posted by: Kristin
July 20, 2003, 07:46 AM

Fans of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe raise more than £1,000 for the National Autistic Society.
Nice work, everyone - and much thanks to Tara for keeping us updated!

On Harry Potter

Posted by: Kristin
July 20, 2003, 07:39 AM

Constantine Pleshakov, a freelance writer living in Moscow and a former member of the Russian Academy of Science, comments on what is wrong - and right - about Harry Potter.


Comic Con "Footage"

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2003, 10:29 PM

Early word is that the PoA "footage" shown at Comic Con wasn't actual footage at all: It featured Dan Radcliffe and Alfonso Cuaron talking briefly about PoA. This from Meg:

All they really talked about was the cast and the new things appearing such as "quidditch in the rain and hippogriffs". As happy asContinued...

More on Nimbus 2003

Posted by: Kristin
July 19, 2003, 09:58 PM

Check out this latest article on Nimbus 2003. Thanks to Maureen for the link!

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