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Everyone Panic: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The IMAX Experience to Opening Day Set

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 05/20/2004 - 16:10

LOS ANGELES, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Warner Bros. Pictures will
release the highly anticipated third installment of the Harry Potter film
series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in select IMAX(R) theatres
beginning Friday, June 4th. This family event film has been digitally re-
mastered with IMAX's proprietary IMAX DMR(R) technology into the unparalleled
image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R).

Potter and the Goblet of Fire--Auditions

Submitted by rochelle on Thu, 02/05/2004 - 02:58

Search Engines Web dude/dudette writes"Hundreds of boys flocked to Bulgaria to audition for the part of Victor Krum for the upcoming HP film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
including kids from the US. Krum is the Bulgarian seeker who makes Hermione all hot and bothered. English not so good? No biggie, since Victor is a fellow of few words. The full story from

London for Harry Potter fans (and Shakespeareans and Dickensians)

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 01/29/2004 - 00:05

teaperson writes "From today's Christian Science Monitor, three travel articles on London of interest to book-lovers.
The Children's Tour - including Harry's Platform 9 3/4, and sites related to Mary Poppins and Peter Pan
Dickensian London: A character in itself
London as Shakespeare liked it"


Submitted by Blake on Wed, 11/26/2003 - 12:56

Here's News that AUTHOR JK Rowling's dad has put his valuable collection of Harry Potter books up for sale fuelling rumours of a fall-out.

Peter Rowling hopes to make at least £120,000 after putting seven first editions his daughter gave him up for auction. Each has a handwritten dedications to him and his second wife, Janet.

Sotheby's yesterday listed all seven books on their internet site.

Potter world book sales hit 250m

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 11/19/2003 - 13:38

The Beeb Reports Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark.
Author JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the figure on Monday - and revealed Rowling had begun work on the sixth Potter adventure.

The series has been sold in more than 200 countries and translated into 60 languages from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

The fifth book, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK alone.

The Simpsons Meet Blair And Rowling

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 11/15/2003 - 20:19

The Mirror Reports Mr Blair, who watches the hit show with his children, has a chat with Homer Simpson in a special episode set in Britain called The Regina Monologues.

The Simpsons pay a visit to Downing Street for a nice cup of English tea.

But it looks like beer-loving Homer is less than impressed with the tea - in patriotic Union Jack mug - as he pours it on the floor while chatting with Mr Blair.