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Nimbus - 2003 Gets "Local" Press

Posted by: Melissa
June 17, 2003, 02:17 AM

The Orlando Sentinal has an article about Nimbus - 2003. The reporter highlights the fact that the event will be taking place right in Orlando in mid-July, and reports on a few of the events taking place during Nimbus - 2003, including the Taste of the UK feast, the Double Feature Double Feature, and some of the panels,Continued...

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OotP Spine

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 05:55 PM

Thanks Emerson of Mugglenet for sending us this pic of the OotP spine (and a random guy standing between stacks of OotP who either has read the book already or has superhuman mental control. :)

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NBC, Today Show

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 03:06 PM

If you go here, you can see a teaser for a Harry Potter segment that NBC's TODAY will be airing later in the week. (Info as we get it.)

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Comments Temporarily Disabled

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 03:04 PM

Well, it's happened. Our wonderful hosting company Mantissa.net has informed us that we're overloading our site due to comments. So, we've temporarily shut them off while they generously move us to a faster server. (We HIGHLY recommend them!)


Since we were going to shut these off in a few days anyway forContinued...

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Food for Thought - What will you be eating?

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 01:37 PM

In an effort to get away from the daily drivel of Harry Potter fluff stories, we're collecting emails of what you plan on EATING when you read. Yes, that's right - whether you'll crack open your book at midnight with munchies at your side, starting with a Hogwarts-sized breakfast, or spendingContinued...

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MSNBC Running Interview with Gina Peca, Mother of Catie Hoch

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 11:53 AM

According to readers, MSNBC is running a moving interview throughout the day with Gina Peca, the mother of Catie Hoch, a girl who passed on due to cancer - but not before Rowling read parts of Book IV to her.

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TLC/FA Editor Heidi Tandy Mentioned in Herald Article

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:11 AM

In the Miami Herald's coverage of Book V, TLC editor, FA administrator Heidi Tandy (currently SUPPOSEDLY on Fandom Maternity Leave) is quoted.


''I don't think it would have grown this much if the lag between books hadn't been so long,'' said Heidi Tandy, the MiamiContinued...

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Italian Publisher Salani Announces Translation Preorders

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:08 AM

According to the Italian Publisher Salani, folks can start preording Harry Potter e l’Ordine della Fenice in September for release in November.



La data di uscita in Inghilterra, America, Canada e Australia del quinto volume della saga di Harry Potter è ufficiale: Harry PotterContinued...

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Commentary: Plastic Post Sums Up Negativity of Potter Merchandizing

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:03 AM

This post on Plastic.com does a good job at covering all the naysayers of all the publicity surrounding the Harry Potter books. What's wholly ironic is I'm a huge fan and I completely ignore all the marketing rhetoric. The only thing I'm spending my money on is theContinued...

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Australian Boy Wins Potter Contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:52 AM

Alex Kwasniewski, 7, has won a contest from The West Australian and a trip to hear Rowling at Royal Albert Hall.

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Potter Challenger Comes From the Shadows

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:41 AM

The Northern Echo has word that Ottakar's - one of Britain's leading book chains - has listed "Shadowmancer" written by clergyman Graham Taylor as their Children's book of the month for June. Supposedly, WHSmith is also considering the same.

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Who's The Next Rowling?

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:26 AM

BBC is looking for 100 words that could make you the next J.K. Rowling.



The winner will be given the chance to have a short children's story published on BBC News Online - potentially the first step to a lucrative writing career, multi-million pound advances, the eternal love of children and parents everywhere....



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TLC on WTOP

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 08:51 AM

I just got off the phone with a reporter from WTOP Radio in DC. Luckily the thing was on tape because boy was I having speaking issues - at least Melissa sounded excited about her interview. None the less, I profiled MUARI as well as some of the events going on in DC, Maryland and Virginia. If anyone catches the interview, please letContinued...

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NIMBUS - 2003/Shipping Highlighted in CTNow.com

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 08:39 AM

The CTNow.com Web site has an article about the upcoming NIMBUS - 2003 conference and delves into the world of shipping and slash. May not be appropriate for some younger readers.

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An Alternate View of Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 06:24 AM

AlterNet weighs in on the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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