Not a single person sent a letter to the Nobel Committee suggesting her for the 2004 literature award despite an internet crusade asking them to do so. Although more than 100 people e-mailed, the Nobel Prize For Jo site asked fans to send letters by post to Sweden. Posted by Jamie on 08/22 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
Harry Potter sand castle competition Saugus Online has an article about a sand sculpting competition in New Hampshire. The novice sculpters were told to make Harry Potter castles, and you can see part of one of them (Gryffindor dormitory) at the link.
Pre-release UK sales of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers have broken all records at internet retailer Amazon. Over 50,000 pre-orders have been taken ahead of the video and DVD's release on Tuesday. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets was the previous record-holder, having taken 40,000 pre-orders in April.
In January, for two spellbinding days, people from all round the world will converge on Adelaide to discuss everybody's favorite schoolboy – Harry Potter. The Flinders University Harry Potter Conference – the first of its kind to be held in Australia – has already had to change venues due to overwhelming demand. Co-organising the conference with PhD students Brooke Thomas and Joanna Coward, Ms Muller said they felt there was a lack of "academic appreciation" of the Potter phenomenon. Posted by Emerson on 08/20 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
It's come to our attention that many of our visitors have become infected with the W32.Sobig.F@mm worm, which sends e-mails from fake addresses to any it finds on webpages and address books you visit or have. Unfortunately, this is the source of many of the e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org that most of you have been receiving. There is a removal tool and instructions available for the removal of the worm, and we ask everyone who visits the site to please run it, as the amount of infected mail we're receiving is keeping us from answering your messages (At some times 1 infected message is received every 2 minutes, so our inboxes are overflowing!). Thanks, everyone!
NOTE: You will NOT get this virus from merely visiting the site. It is propagated via e-mail attachments which you shouldn't open. The problem is (and the reason we've notified you) once you're infected, the virus actively monitors all incoming e-mail and website visits. When you get an e-mail or visit a webpage, it harvests all the e-mail addresses from that page and begins sending itself from your computer to random people all over the Internet. The big problem is it uses the e-mail addresses it finds on pages to sign the "From:" field on the e-mails. Because of this, you may be sending illegally signed e-mails to unknowing others and spreading the virus. This is also NOT the virus discovered last week (that was W32.Blaster). As such, you do need to check for it, as the virus was just discovered today, August 19, 2003. We hope this clears up a few questions some of you had, and it only takes about 10 minutes to run the utility on your computer, so please run it even if you think you aren't infected.
Posted by Damon on 08/19 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
Daniel Radcliffe is said to have received $3.2 million for 'Azkaban', up from the $320,000 combined for the first two films. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint reportedly were paid $125,000 per movie. All three are currently negotiating to appear in the fourth movie.
I don't consider myself a snob or a cultural elitist. I think pop cultural phenomena are perfectly fine, generally speaking, but this Harry Potter thing is really getting out of hand. But a line has to be drawn. Call yourself postmodern. Call yourself an enthusiast. Call yourself whatever you like, but when you run around spouting Harry Potter terminology and comparing everything you see to Harry Potter, there is only one word that really describes you: "lame." Posted by Jamie on 08/18 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
SCOTLAND’S tourism chiefs are in talks with film giant Warner Bros to investigate how Harry Potter might help boost visitor numbers in the Highlands. The boy wizard, born in a cafe in Edinburgh where his first adventures were fleshed out by author JK Rowling, has maintained his connection with Scotland through blockbuster movies filmed in Lochaber, Glenfinnan and Glencoe. Posted by Jamie on 08/17 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
Also, we've fixed the problems we were having with the old "Submit News" e-mail address, so if you send any news to that address we can assure you it will be read!
Posted by Damon on 08/15 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
Edit: A few of our visitors posting on the comments board spotted that if you take the first letter of Jack and King, you get JK, as in JK Rowling. And the "People needing people" name means that a Jack and a King are useless without another Jack or a King.
Posted by Emerson on 08/14 | comments  | send to friend | submit news
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