As many of you know, in "real life", I'm an intellectual property attorney, so I've done some work on issues similar, although not exactly like, the injunction/embargo situation we Harry Potter fans currently find outselves in.
And in the past few days, I've read a lotContinued...
ABC has profiled academic love for the Harry Potter series including references to the upcoming NIMBUS - 2003 conference a month from this weekend.
According to the BBC, French Harry Potter fans will have to wait until December to get their translation however many are considering treking over to the WHSmith in Paris starting at 7:30pm to pick up the English Version at 1am on Saturday.
Newsday has an article today about Hulk being released the same weekend as Harry Potter - with TLC Editor Melissa Anelli quoted about her weekend plans.
Artist Mary GrandPré who designed the cover of Scholastic's version, speaks with The Morning Sun about Book V.
Speaking of longevity and literature, the BBC has an article by children's literature researcher Dr. Marian Allsobrook about where the boy wizard fits in literary canon.
This morning's London Times has an intriguing commentary from William Wolff about Potter's longevity.
MSNBC lists the odds for various character deaths occuring in OotP, giving Harry a 1,000,000,000:1 shot and Hagrid a 3:2.
In Daytona Beach, Florida, Kaitlin Webster stumbled across the wildly anticipated and highly secretive book at a Walgreens drugstore in Daytona Beach on Wednesday and purchased it for $24.99. She's reported to be enjoying the book, and expects to finish reading it today.
You may recall I solicited emails from "die hard" fans on behalf of NBC's "Weekend Today" show. Well, I wanted to profile some of the people sent me emails and Britta is one of the biggest fan's I've ever met.
The Economist says yes!
Mr Potters world is a curious one, in which things are often not what they appear. While an excitable media (hereby including The Economist, happy to support such a fine example of globalisation) is helping to hype the launch of J.K. Rowlings fifth novel, about the most adventurousContinued...
In today's Circuits section of the New York Times, there's an article profiling three Harry Potter sites that appeal to grownups (and teens as well), including TLC, FictionAlley's fanfic and message board sections, and Harry Potter for Grownups.
B.K. is featured for his work on the MUARI events, and I'mContinued...
A few Indiana Osco drugstores have broken the embargo to sell copies of Book V early.
WABC did a brief segment on the man who sold a book to the New York Daily News.
This morning's Guardian has a great little piece about "character assasination" throughout the literary ages. Scholl down this article to read.