Harry Potter

Harry Got It All Wrong

This could be the funniest thing I\'ve ever read. Harry Potter rides his broomstick with the brush part at the back in the upcoming movie.

A high priest of British White Witches said broomsticks should be ridden the other way round, and has wished for the film to do badly at the box office until the studio admits it got it wrong.

``Warner Bros claims the film is an accurate portrayal of things that happen in witchcraft, yet woodcuts from the 16th and 17th centuries show broomsticks being ridden with the brush part in the front,\'\' said Kevin Carlyon, who has his own coven in Sussex, southern England.\"

Library cancels Muggle Studies

Oskaloosa Public Library put an advert in the local paper for a summer reading program based on the Harry Potter books, calling it \"Muggle Studies\". Residents complained, someone threatened a lawsuit and the program was cancelled. The full story from CBS News.
\"They felt threatened by the evil factor.\"

Harry Potter and the Ivory Tower

James Nimmo writes:\"Professors are drawing
parallels between Harry Potter stories and classic
medieval legends, proposing that medieval archetypes
are persistent throughout popular culture.\"

You can read the Full Story at the NY Times.

Harry Potter Joins Comic Relief

Although JK Rowland has experienced tremendous success, she remembers a time when life wasn\'t all that easy. Karen Jenkins Holt tells us [more...] from Brill\'s Content.

Queen to meet Potter\'s creator

Charles Davis sent in this one,
it seems that Rowling has some friends in high places.

The Queen (of England, not the U.S.) is going to meet
JK Rowling, you may have heard Harry is already a
favourite of the Prince of Wales.
During the so-called royal \"theme
day\", the Queen and
Duke of Edinburgh are to see
various aspects of the book
industry. Other visits included a
bookstore, school and
library.

Full Story

Author suing Rowling for stealing ideas

Law.com is one of a million places to read This Story on the latest problems with Harry Potter.

A book entitled \"The Legend of Rah and the Muggles\" was written by Author Nancy Stouffer in 1984, way before Harry took over. \"Rah and the Muggles\" includes a character named Larry Potter, has a character named Lilly Potter, and they say J.K. Rowling\'s books use similar illustrations.

\"This is all absurd,\" -Scholastic Inc.\"

New Harry Books

J.K. Rowling has created two little companion books ``Quidditch Through the Ages,\'\' and ``Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,\'\' were released Monday by Scholastic for $3.99, with the proceeds going to charity.

The BuffaloNews has the Story

Prince Charlie\'s a Potter Fan

Write a controversial tale from the dark side, fill it with sorcery, witchcraft and wizardry and get the keys to the kingdom from the princely one himself [more...]

Harry Trailer Hits The Web

There is a three-minute trailer for the upcoming \"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer\'s Stone\" movie online now at harrypotter.co.uk, if you can get through. The movie comes out Nov. 16.

You can also find the trailer Here or here.

Potter Web fans organize boycott

The USA Today has a Story on Harry Potter\'s biggest fans organizing a worldwide boycott of merchandise because stupid clueless Warner Brothers has been sending nasty letters threatening legal action over copyright violations to kids who have created fan Web sites.
have launched the Defense Against the Dark Arts project.
You would think that being owned by AOL would give Warner Bros. a clue, but they must\'ve missed that memo.

\"Our intention was never to harass fans,\" says Warner Bros.\' Diane Nelson, who adds that letters are no longer going out en masse. \"The tone of the letters did not take into account that Harry Potter is unique, and many of the recipients were innocent, young fans,\" she says. \"We would encourage anyone who believes they received it erroneously to contact us.\"

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