Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or at least a version of it, is indeed online… And the torrent is linked on Boing Boing. (No spoilers, just link.) Wonder how long that’ll last? I’m just not obsessed enough to squint my way through 400+ JPGs, but to each their own.
July 17th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
July 17th, 2007 by Yav · 1 Comment
One of our own recently had a wonderful essay published in the Time Argus about having grown up along side Harry Potter. (There are no spoilers in this article.)
July 17th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Jim Dale, who reads the Harry audiobooks, knows how it all ends, and he can’t even tell his grandkids. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the NYT, a look at the directors of the HP films. Or simply keep up with their Harry Potter index. (Thanks, Liz!)
Meanwhile, no one has any business being surprised that Order of the Phoenix is tops at the box office, making about twice as the nearest competition, Transformers.
- The leak is out there. Spoilers at every turn!
- No Potter for ASDA supermarket chain. ASDA is the second largest retailer in the UK – and a subsidiary of Wal-Mart. Ha-ha.
- Deathly Hallows is as green as an almost 800 page book could possibly be.
- Booksellers gird their loins.
- Books still under warehouse guard.
- HP release sure to effect workplace productivity. Hey, we’ve all been there.
July 16th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Now might be a good time to leave the internet, spoilerphobes! There’s a scanned copy of most of the book circulating… Yes, it could be fake, but why take the chance?
July 16th, 2007 by Paula · 4 Comments
Wal-Mart recently announced its Harry Potter spoiler policy with a rather amusingly-written poem:
Wal-Mart’s Pledge to Harry Potter Fans
There’s plenty of excitement brewing,
As the final chapter draws near;
But hearing the story’s end from others,
Is what magicals and muggles all fear;
So at Wal-Mart worldwide we’ve decided,
To make a pledge to our customers that’s clear,
We’ll keep silent on what we discover July 21,
So you buy without fear of reveal here.
JK Rowling they aren’t, but it’s a great sentiment. Some stores are even handing out earplugs for the even more nervous.
Club Jade will also make all attempts to keep the spoilage off of our pages (if any of us can even stand to look for fear of getting spoiled ourselves) with plenty of warnings and links.
July 12th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made $12 million from Wednesday’s midnight openings, busting Return of the King’s previous record of $8 million. Who knows how much cash the weekend will bring… Also from Variety: Will book/movie synergy work for Potter? I don’t doubt it.
Order of the Phoenix
- Rotten Tomatoes: With most reviews in, OotP now getting 74%
- Interview with Phoenix scriptwriter Michael Goldenberg
- Moviefone ranks HP villians
July 10th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
July 9th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Get your own Harry Potter Spoiler of DOOOOMMMM!!!!
July 8th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Security on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows isn’t being taken lightly. Printing plants hired extra guards, the printed books are kept in locked boxes, but nothing beats this:
Bloomsbury refused to send the manuscript to Scholastic electronically because it feared that it would be intercepted. Instead, Mark Seidenfeld, the American publisher’s lawyer, travelled to Britain to pick it up and, on his return journey, protected it from prying eyes by sitting on it.
Sounds like a lousy way to spent a transatlantic flight…
The Potterdämmerung approaches!
- Rowling tells BBC: “Scar is quite near the end, but it’s not the last word.”
- Stephen King on the end of Harry Potter
- New York Times: Five Ways to End Harry Potter
- ABC: Two characters die. Just two?
Order of the Pheonix
July 2nd, 2007 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Higher than average whinging is expected in the wake of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, yes. But a helpline?
Retailers fear that the ending of the series and the accompanying deaths could cause such level of distress among fans that Waterstone’s, a major bookseller, are planning to set up a helpline for readers.
Because no beloved character has ever died in fiction before. Quick, hide the Russian literature section! (via fandom lounge)