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An Interview With Aunt Marge

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2003, 04:52 PM

The Mirror has an interview with Pam Ferris, a.k.a. Aunt Marge in the film version of PoA.


Pupils Get Gaelic Potter Translation

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2003, 01:22 PM

Determined students at Glasgow Gaelic School have succeeded in getting Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone translated into Gaelic.


Can Hype Ruin Harry?

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2003, 09:51 AM

An article in the Nashua Telegraph brings back that old debate: Can marketing hype ruin a Harry Potter reading experience?

Hogwarts Featured In MAD

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2003, 09:10 AM

Emerson, of Mugglenet fame, was nice enough to send us a link to this amusing bit from a recent edition of MAD magazine! (Link to second page here.) He also set us a link to another Hogwarts related article.

Harry Potter at the Branson Estate

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2003, 04:04 PM

Mark in the U.K. has let us know about an event at Sir Richard Branson's estate this past weekend:

Once a year, Sir Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin empire) allows the extensive grounds of his house to be used for a garden party in aid of the British Red Cross. Despite living nearby for many years, thisContinued...


Radcliffe For Junior Achiever Award

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2003, 02:25 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is up for the Junior Achiever Award from the Regis and Kelly Show. To vote for Daniel, or any of the other nominees, click here.
Thanks to Marion for the tip!

All Hail Queen JK?

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2003, 08:49 AM

According to an article by the Watley Review, in a poll by the Fabian Society, 55 percent of those polled stated that they would prefer to keep the monarchy but name J.K. Rowling the new monarch.

Harry Potter and the Libertarian Party

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2003, 08:18 AM

A review/commentary on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from the LP News Online.
Thanks, Norman!


Harry Potter Goes to MIT

Posted by: Melissa
August 26, 2003, 03:26 PM

Howdy TLC fans. I've been saving this link up for a while to both wait until someone did an article about it and to eventually let y'all know where I work in real life.

I work for the MIT OpenCourseWare project as a Web Production Specialist - meaning I do a lot with HTML, Web standards & accessibility, andContinued...


Swedish PoA Article

Posted by: Kristin
August 26, 2003, 02:39 PM

TLC reader Jennifer was kind enough to translate author Leif Kasvi's article from Sweden's Aftonbladet ("The Evening Post") for us. Many thanks to Jennifer!
Here you go - enjoy!


Aftonbladet on set in the giant studio as the third movie is being shot.

SHEPPERTON – Harry Potter and Hermione Granger standContinued...


New Trademarks Registered

Posted by: Kristin
August 26, 2003, 06:36 AM

In what is no doubt a neverending quest to drive Potter fans mad with speculation, iharrypotternet called our attention to two trademark applications which contain the phrase "HARRY POTTER" - the applications were filed in the European Community's trademark office by "Seabottom Productions Limited".Continued...


Do You Listen While You Drive?

Posted by: Kristin
August 25, 2003, 09:37 PM

Audio book sales have increased, in part due to Harry Potter.
Thanks to Laura for the link!

A Comic-al Comment on Harry's Popularity

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 03:19 PM

A past Speedbump comic also has a Harry Potter theme.

JK in Family Circus

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 03:14 PM

Today's Family Circus cartoon features JK Rowling. To view the comic click on the link. Once you get to the page, click on Files and from there, Today's Cartoon.
Thanks to everyone who sent us the tip!

Harry Potter and the Order of Lumber

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2003, 12:36 PM

The Harrop-Procter Community Forest, a community forest group, got quite a surprise in the form of an order for 500 broomsticks from Canadian publisher, Raincoast Books.

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