Monday, June 2, 2008

Muggle Mondays

Potter Actor Killed
New York Times reported on the sad news of the killing of Rob Knox on May 24, 2008. He won a part of Marcus Belby in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie. He was stabbed outside a London Bar; a 21 year old has been arrested on suspicion for the murder. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. (Knox is on the right)

Potter Prequel
(picture of the last line 'From the prequel I am not working on - but that was fun!)
JK Rowling was one of 13 authors asked to write for Waterstones Postcard Book. Rowling wrote an 800-word Potter Prequel, although she clearly states 'I am NOT working on a prequel. Indeed, I've written that clearly at the bottom of the card itself.'(pictured above).
MuggleNet spoke with Waterstone earlier - they announced you can pre-order the book (proceeds go to charities, which is why JK Rowling agreed) at this website (click here). Waterstone told MuggleNet it was a 'complete surprise' to them as they asked each author to write a story, then waited for what they got.
JK Rowling updated her official website saying the prequel takes place 3 years before Harry is born. The story will become available to view June 11th. How exciting!!! You can imagine all the muggles that will be pre-ordering this book! They even limited it to 2 books per person because of the high demand they are expecting. Thanks for the heads up MuggleNet!!
Countdown Update
171 Days Until HBP Release!!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

So sad about the killed actor :(

I'd probably order that book. I'll have to look into it. I heard about it but only thought there was just one in print and that was for auction for charity. How fun if it's for everyone!