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It's Harry v. Alice In the Battle of the Books

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2003, 03:35 PM

For our friends lucky enough to be watching the BBC, the Battle of the Books continues with Alice in Wonderland v. Harry Potter tonight just after 11p.m BST. Please see the web link above for exact time and channel details.

Invisibility Cloaks: Just Around the Corner?

Posted by: Kristin
July 23, 2003, 01:40 PM

The August issue of Wired brings us more details on a news item we linked to back in February: invisibility may be difficult, but it is possible.
Thanks to Lori for the link.

Harry Potter Used In Scam

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2003, 12:47 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a well-known scam artist has picked Harry Potter as his latest selling device.
Past victim? Beanie Babies...

Harry Helps Kids Learn Science

Posted by: Kristin
July 16, 2003, 11:30 PM

A summer camp uses Harry Potter themes and concepts to teach chemistry and physics.


Harry Potter vs The Guide Book

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2003, 11:32 AM

Television station WBIR reports that due to the massive printing of OotP, an order of guide books has been delayed. Point me!

Will I See You at Nimbus?

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2003, 10:07 AM

No, really, will I? I'll be down in Florida at Nimbus this weekend after all, I've just confirmed, and am looking forward to meeting a deluge of Leaky readers, so be sure to say hi. I'll even wear my name tag when not required to do so (see what I do for you?). :) I'll be down from Friday evening throughContinued...

With A Little Help From Draco Malfoy?

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2003, 10:40 AM

A Harry Potter fan in California won a HP fan's dream vacation when she was caller number nine and answered, "Draco Malfoy" correctly. The radio station holding the contest sent her and her lucky family to England for a tour of all the famous Harry Potter haunts.
(Editor's Note: It's theContinued...

Harry Haters?

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 10:25 PM

The USA Today chats with a few people who are less than enamored with the boy who lived. To say the least...

Comic Relief Breaks Record

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 03:23 PM

Newsround reports that Red Nose Day has shattered previous donation records compliments of Harry Potter and others.

OotP Featured In Get Fuzzy

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2003, 03:38 PM

Today's Get Fuzzy comic features Rob reading OotP (in past strips Rob has read HP AND worn a Gryffindor shirt.)
Thanks to Charlotte and Cindy!

Hogwart Classes Being Taught In Wisconsin

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 08:36 AM

The Manitowoc Herald Times reports that summer classes at The Urban Academy of Arcane Knowledge include Potions, Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.

Potions Leads To A House Fire In Madrid

Posted by: Melissa
July 09, 2003, 01:55 PM

A woman in Madrid managed to set her house on fire while attempting to produce a potion like Harry Potter.

Chamber of Secrets to Become a Ballet

Posted by: Kristin
July 07, 2003, 05:03 PM

From BBC news - Warner Brothers has given a dance tutor from Staffordshire exclusive permission to adapt Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets into a ballet.
Thanks to Linda and Derek for the link!

Newly Discovered Plant Gets 'Potter' Name

Posted by: Kristin
July 06, 2003, 10:26 AM

As published through EurekAlert:
Harry Potter's influence pervades even the science of plant taxonomy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Lena Struwe, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and natural resources at Rutgers' Cook College – and a fan of the fictional young wizardContinued...