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a site for harry potter fans and fanatics
we search the web for harry info and rumours so that you don't have to!
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News and Rumours
last updated: 8/6/2000

ok, I know book 4 hasn't  been out all that long, but people all over are making speculations left, right, and center about the contents of books 5, 6, and 7.  while little is actually known about book 6, those who are in the know (as well as those who aren't) are anticipating things such as hermione's becoming a prefect (and then head girl...?), professor lupin making a return, and some serious revelations being made about lily potter. if you have any info, guesses or ideas as to what potter fans should expect in the upcoming books, be sure to post them in our discussion forum! can't wait to find out more about these speculations? ... read more.
[from anna]

why isn't 'goblet of fire' on the new york times' best seller list? after all, in recent weeks it has outsold all books, fictional or true, for adults or children, hands down. well, apparently the times' book review, the most respected and well-known in the united states, has decided to create a new best seller list for 'children's books' and is placing the harry potter books there instead! ignoring the fact that close to half of harry potter fans are adults, the move seems rather sudden and suggests the ny times review may have been just a bit anxious when they realized that a story for 'kids' about wizardry and magic was outselling 'true works of literature', doesn't it? ... read more

an (in)famous slip-up? did jk rowling make a blunder at the very end of "the goblet of fire"? it appears she may have made a mistake in writing harry's climactic fight with voldemort near the end of the book four... read more

casting call! casting and preparations are underway for filming of the first harry potter movie, "harry potter and the sorcerer's stone." apparently scores of young british boys have been screen tested to play the role of harry, but one has yet to be found. visit warner bros' official site of the upcoming movie for details on how you (yes, you!) may qualify for a role  in what is likely to become one of the most eagerly anticipated children's films of all time. the movie is currently scheduled for a November, 2001 release.
[from rizkar]

a new zealand school has decided to ban its teachers from reading aloud any excerpts from the harry potter books due to complaints about the book's references to magic and wizardry.... read more
[from yahoo news]

as was anticipated, enormously high sales of  'goblet of fire' across the world continue and many are having trouble getting their hands on the latest in the potter series. the book has already broken records in across the united states and around the world.... read more
[from yahoo news]

jk rowling will be making an appearance at the toronto skydome where she will read harry potter excerpts to an enormous gathering of fans. a book-reading at a baseball stadium? that's how popular harry potter has gotten! .... read more
[from yahoo news]

coming soon! we'll be posting the latest scoop on forecoming harry potter book 5! jk rowling has not shed very much light on the topic, but we'll post what has been leaked about potter 5, which is scheduled for a july release in 2001.
[from lauren]

just how global is harry these days? moren than you probably think, he's catching in in india and germany, and being translated faster than you can say 'hogwart.'
[from lauren]

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - a must-see for potter fans.
30th Century Hogwarts - great site worth checking out.
Selected HP Links - easily the best potter links site on the web.
Wyndelinn School of Witchcraft - with many magical areas for witches and wizards.
The Unofficial Original HP Dictionary - complete, easy to use guide to all things Potter.
Fans of Harry Potter - with a bulletin board and chat room
Fawkes's Perch - the rules of quidditch and much more

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