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Geeky Harry

Posted by: Kristin
October 24, 2003, 08:55 AM

USA Today put Harry in their list of 'geeks at their peak':
Who is he? Bespectacled book boy turned movie hero, selling millions of copies in the publishing world and millions of tickets at the box office.

Why he's a cool geek: He may be a misfit, with Muggle parents and the gift of wizardry making him not quite of eitherContinued...



Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 05:11 PM

CBBC has a brief piece on the confirmation of Daniel Radcliffe being in the GoF film. It also discusses the return of Matthew Lewis.
Thanks, David!

Editor's Commentary: Maybe I'm a little behind, but this is the most recent picture I've seen of Matthew Lewis! When did Neville grow up? :)

Harry Potter in Rhymes With Orange

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 02:27 PM

HPANA also has a scan of today's Rhymes With Orange comic, which several TLC readers emailed us about.

Orphan Gene Named Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 02:24 PM

The Financial Times reports that scientist have named an orphan gene Harry Potter, in keeping with the tradition of naming orphan genes after famous orphans. The gene, "plays a key role in regulating the onset of puberty, one of the great mysteries of human biology".


New PoA Photos

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 02:18 PM

HPANA has some new photos from the PoA set.
Thanks for the tip, Ella!

"Harry" on The Daily Show

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 11:14 AM

Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, might have caught a quick Harry Potter reference on Tuesday, October 21st. During a story on illusionist, David Blaine's emergence from the glass box he locked himself in for 44 days, host Jon Stewart said,
"Meanwhile, Londoners watching the spectacle wondered how HarryContinued...


Posted by: Kristin
October 22, 2003, 04:54 PM has screen caps of team uniforms from the new game - click below to find links to them all.


Official Site Has Dan Radcliffe Q&A

Posted by: Kristin
October 22, 2003, 09:14 AM

Check out their brief interview with Dan.
Thanks, ixchelmala!

Witch Gets Grant for Business

Posted by: Kristin
October 21, 2003, 11:15 PM

Norwegian Lena Skarning received a grant to run a business of potions, fortune-telling and magic. She says the Harry Potter books may have made people more tolerant of sorcery, and refers to herself as "Norway's only state-backed witch."
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent us this link!

Rupert's and Emma's Works in Charity Art Auction

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 09:49 PM

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson each donated an original painting to be auctioned by Kith & Kids, a group that helps children with disabilities. Although the main event on October 9th raised over £22,000, some paintings are still available - have a look!

Rickman at Theatre Festival

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 09:36 PM

"Rickfan" writes to tell us that he attended the UK's Bowness Film Theatre festival this past weekend, where Alan Rickman introduced three of his movies, and gave a brief interview. Click on the link below to see his summary of the interview.

Paul Allen, the interviewer, went into detail about how SnapeContinued...

Note Regarding iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
October 20, 2003, 07:43 PM

Regarding our earlier post, iTunes for Windows was released this week by Apple so whether you have the built-in version with OS X, or have Windows XP/Windows 2000 you can use it to buy your own, legal copy of Hedwig's Theme from Prisoner of Azkaban for only $0.99.


We've Upgraded!

Posted by: Melissa
October 20, 2003, 05:31 PM

Hey folks - well, it's finally happened. We've upgraded to a nice, speedy server courtesy of Mantissa.Net and we're able to once again put comments back. Nothing has really changed but you should notice that comments will be a lot faster.


J.K. Rowling

Biography Re-run

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:52 AM

The Biography Channel will re-run their program on J.K. Rowling this Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 Eastern Time.
Thanks, Bob!


Movie Extra in PoA

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:39 AM

The Times of Malta has an article on 13 year old Sarah Harrison, who has won a part as an extra in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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