Seven days ago, a new YouTube channel
teased the creation of a mysterious new website called Pottermore
. Today, JK Rowling released details
about the new site. Pottermore will be 1) the exclusive place to purchase Harry Potter e-books, 2) a Harry Potter interactive experience/social networking site of sorts, and 3) a (free) repository of many pages of back notes about the Harry Potter series, similar in content, different in form, and possibly replacing the existence
of the Harry Potter encyclopedia long-teased by Rowling. Fans react
posted by lewedswiver
on Jun 23, 2011 -
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows recently leaked
on a few torrent sites... or did it? Security measures taken
included pallets of books protected by alarms, baited lawyers, and even delivery trucks with satellite tracking, which seems at odds with this UPS delivery truck
stacked with loose boxes 5 days before they are to be delivered. A spokeswoman at Scholastic
, the book's US publisher, said "she was aware of at least three different versions of the file 'that look very convincing' with what she described as 'conflicting content.'" So what's real and what's fake? We'll just have to wait and see
posted by jwells
on Jul 17, 2007 -
Anyone who has spent time browsing through Deviant Art
has almost certainly run into the cartoons of a young Australian woman named Gemma Wilson
. She is fond of Harry Potter, snakepeople and (occasionally) torture and hermaprodites. She has a fan club
. And she has detractors
. Make of this what you will.
posted by metasonix
on Jun 26, 2007 -
Spoiling Harry Potter:
Hacker claims to have spoiled the last Harry Potter book with a technique called spear phishing
. "We make this spoiler to make reading of the upcoming book useless and boring ... It's amazing to see how much people inside the company have copies and drafts of this book."
Let's see if we can discuss spoilers and spear phishing without actually spoiling anything here. Warning: The Wired link is safe, but it contains a link to the purported spoiler.
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jun 21, 2007 -
Harry and the Potters
was the first wizard rock band but inspired other wizard rock bands such as Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows, The Dark Markers, Cousin Wizardface, The Hungarian Horntails, Bella's Love, The Prisoners Of Azkaban and Ginny and the Weasleys." also check out this
, and this
posted by alona
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Aw, for the love of Kee-rist, can't anyone quit screwing with stuff
Columbus plans to shoot parallel versions of the first film -- one for the U.S.
market and one for Britain. His plan is to shoot two or three alternate sequences
for each film and to give the British film the first novel's original British title,
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." The American film will be called,
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
posted by baylink
on Aug 24, 2000 -