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Unmarked PoA Poster Art

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 05:33 PM

Reader pol has sent us an unmarked version of the new Prisoner of Azkaban poster. Enjoy!

New Art Also Featured on New

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 11:37 AM

The new Prisoner of Azkaban poster art is the same art I was referring to in TLC's preview of the new official Harry Potter web site. This basic image will appear on the main page of the new design. More info soon!

German Electronic Arts Site Features PoA Game Art

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 11:28 AM

Marc from German HP site HarryPotterXPerts wrote to let us know that the German Electronic Arts site for the PoA video game is up and running, and has some very cool artwork associated with it.

Harry Potter Books Found in Madrid Rubble

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 11:22 AM

We've got a bit of sad news, as reported to us by Among the destruction following the 3/11 bombings in Madrid were parts of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, presumably left by riders of the trains who were injured in the attacks.
Asked to describe the scene in anContinued...

HP on the Hotsheet

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 10:54 AM

Jim Mullen of Entertainment Weekly has once again included HP in his weekly Hotsheet:

"HARRY POTTER Author J.K. Rowling said, "never say never" when asked if there'd be an eigth wizard book. Knowing her, she has the first 6,000 pages already written."

Just as a reminder: There still isn't an eighthContinued...


Odeon Leicester Square Reporting May 30 Prisoner of Azkaban Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 09:10 AM

The folks at Harry Potter XPerts have received an email from the Cineplex Odeon in Leicester Square announcing that it will proudly host the Prisoner of Azkaban Premiere on, as reported here a few days ago, May 30.
Just as a refresher, the New York premiere will be May 23Continued...


New POA Movie Posters

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2004, 09:04 AM

Two new movie posters for Prisoner of Azkaban are out. The has one posted that is from the April issue of Nickelodeon Magazine. Also, has posted pictures of a poster that is hanging in the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles.
Thanks to everyone who sent these in!


Mike Newell: "I thought you could make a satisfactory one-film stab at it."

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2004, 10:52 AM

In a recent interview with Mike Newell in, Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell talks about his upcoming Potter project:

What's coming up in the future?
I'm making Harry Potter 4. It's not going to be finished for another 20 months, so I can't reallyContinued...


Another PoA Shirt from Hot Topic Hits Racks

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2004, 10:47 AM

Hot Topic has more HP shirts, this time one recalling a certain familiar train station, and another of a certain green house. The store's entire collection is here. Thanks to Mugglenet and TLC reader Nathan for the tip!

A moment for our readers from Spain, and all over the world

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2004, 07:31 PM

We would like to take a moment to send our deepest condolences to our readers from Spain, whom we hope against hope were not injured in yesterday's horrible terrorist attack in Madrid. Our thoughts and prayers, and hopes for peace, are with everyone who suffers there, and with everyoneContinued...


OotP Released in Finland

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2004, 12:22 PM

The international edition of Helsingin Sanomat has a brief article on the midnight release of the Finnish version of OotP, Harry Potter ja Feeniksin Kilta.
Thanks, Jodi!

Editor's Note: Ah, takes me back to June 21, 2003...


Swedish OotP Released In April

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2004, 04:10 PM

Ola, with the Swedish Rowling Fanclub, notified us that the Swedish version of OotP will be released on April 3rd. The cover can be seen here.

JK Rowling Lunches with the Queen

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2004, 01:06 PM

Today, J.K. Rowling attended a luncheon at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen of England.

J.K. Rowling

USA Today: Rowling Decade's Most Successful Author

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2004, 12:52 PM

In a feature about the changing landscape of books and bestsellers, USA Today says that J.K. Rowling " is the decade's most successful author, landing five of the top six spots on the list of the 100 best-selling books of the past 10 years."


OotP a British Book Award Contender

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2004, 08:50 AM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a nominee for the Book of the Year in the 2003 British Book Awards. Awards will be presented in April.
Thanks, Pete!

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