Harry Potter Sixth Movie pushed from November to July release

•August 15, 2008 • 3 Comments

What are they playing at?  Whatever the excuse they have;  it’s not good enough.  I feel so frustrated as do most Potter fans so I’m taking this opportunity to promote these Potter “cover-fiction” stories.  I say cover-fiction because thats just what it is.  Definition: Cover version n. A recording of a song that was previously recorded or made popular by another. Also called cover song.

The way a music artist sings a cover version of a song for fans, this writer has created and continued the story of Harry Potter’s children.  Fan-fiction I think not.

Best thing yet “IT’S FREE”

So, if you want a fix? You got it! The story continues at http://www.elderscrossing.com/

Check out Book 1at http://www.elderscrossing.com/,  Book 2 (which comes out Sept 1, 2008 ) at http://www.gatekeeperscurse.com/, or Our forum  http://grottokeep.8.forumer.com/index.php where we have loads of fun talking about all sorts of HP stuff. 

Maybe it will help you wait

OR you can wait till the big “WB” gets off there

high horse.

(which won’t be any time soon)

LEGAL STUFF: James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing (the “Work”) is Harry Potter series (“Series”) fan fiction and was not created by Series author J.K. Rowling nor under her auspices. To the extent that trademarks of the Series (the “Proprietary Rights”) are used in the Work, such use is incidental and not for purposes of source indication. Any such trademarks are and remain property of Ms. Rowling and her assigns. The author hereby disclaims any interest in said Proprietary Rights. The Work is © 2007 G. Norman Lippert.


Harry Potter story kept alive

•August 6, 2008 • Leave a Comment

See how the Potterverse is kept alive and see the story of James Potter son of Harry and Ginny.

Here is a preview of the Chapter artwork from the book.



You can find more of this book on http://www.elderscrossing.com

Message from G. N. Lippert

•August 2, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Greetings Readers,

Recently, I spoke to a representative from Warner Brothers about my upcoming story and the press coverage it is receiving. You will be happy to know that it was a very positive conversation, and that Warner Bros. as well as Ms. Rowling and her agency, are very friendly toward fan-fictions and fan-sites such as “James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper” http://www.gatekeeperscurse.com/.

I did discover, however, that despite what I understood from my conversations with Ms. Rowling’s agency, their accepted advance copy of my first story, “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing” http://www.elderscrossing.com, was not shown to her. The offer had been made by me for Ms. Rowling’s perusal, and since the offer was accepted, I assumed that it had been passed on to her. I am certain, however, that there are legal reasons why it might be unwise for Ms. Rowling to view fan-fictions, and that her agency was only looking our for her. While I understand this care, I am, of course, a bit disappointed, if only because Ms. Rowling, more than anyone else, might best appreciate the story for what it is: a tribute and an homage. Nevetheless, you, the readers, recognize those things, and for that I am extremely gratified.

Many of you have asked if these stories will ever be available in book form, and the answer to that is, of course, “when George Weasley becomes Minister of Magic!” (which, for the Muggles in the audience, means “not a chance!”) Still, look on the bright side: at least you will never have to pay for these stories. They will always be free (although you may have to pay more for printer ink than you would the cost of the book if you’d rather not read 350 pages on your computer screen. Drat).

On a fun note, do check out the upcoming     

 fan-made film series based on “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing”. This looks to be a very interesting and exciting retelling of the story through the eyes of some talented young film-makers from multiple countries.

LEGAL STUFF: James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing (the “Work”) is Harry Potter series (“Series”) fan fiction and was not created by Series author J.K. Rowling nor under her auspices. To the extent that trademarks of the Series (the “Proprietary Rights”) are used in the Work, such use is incidental and not for purposes of source indication. Any such trademarks are and remain property of Ms. Rowling and her assigns. The author hereby disclaims any interest in said Proprietary Rights. The Work is © 2007 G. Norman Lippert. 





On Eve of James Potter Sequel, Harry Potter fan Fiction Heats up: Unlikely Author Poised to Keep the Story Alive

•July 30, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Read Worldwide by the Million; independent armature Film Coming Soon

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 15, 2008 — For author George Norman Lippert, September’s highly anticipated release of James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper, comes as just the latest high point in his wholly surprising writing career. His amateur fiction career (Lippert is a leading figure in the Harry Potter fan fiction movement) is already legendary. His work has attracted countless readers and provides the basis for an upcoming film. 
The Curse of the Gatekeeper (http://www.gatekeeperscurse.com/) is the subject of wild chat room (http://grottokeep.8.forumer.com) speculation from dedicated fans, all counting the days until the story is unveiled this fall.

The story of how that anticipation came to be, as befits a noted author working in the tradition of a beloved character, is a great yarn,

It was 2007 and Harry Potter fever was in full swing: tens of thousands of fans had queued up to read the story on the night of its release. The book was featured all across the international news media, with the author being interviewed by the London Times, Canadian National Radio, and Fox News all in the same week. Over a million readers worldwide devoured the story, and subsequently inundated Harry Potter websites with debate and speculation about its significance. This time, however, the topic wasn’t J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, which had come out four months earlier. Now it was December, and the furor surrounded a fan-written story called “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing”. The author, George Norman Lippert of St. Louis, Missouri, was almost as surprised as anyone by the vast response to his on-line story.

“It was a total lark,” he says. “I was sad to see the story end with the last book, so I decided to write a sequel for myself and my wife and kids.” The resulting 350-page novel details the adventures of Harry’s firstborn son, James, as he begins his wizarding career in the shadow of his legendary father. “I read the book to my wife, who is my toughest critic,” Lippert explains. “She said it was worth sharing, but I certainly didn’t expect what happened.”

Lippert, 38, is an amateur novelist and computer animator by profession, so when he decided to release his book on-line, he built a custom website for it. The website, (www.elderscrossing.com), became a viral hit because of its professional graphics and intro movie. “People were speculating that it was a test-market tool for a new book series, or a movie, or a video game,” Lippert confesses. “I knew some mystery would be to my advantage, but I began to get a little worried when the response got so huge.”

Indeed, curiosity about the website became so intense that J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. became involved, repeatedly denying any connection. The Scotsman newspaper claimed that Ms. Rowling intended to sue Lippert for copyright infringement. Consequently, Lippert communicated with Rowling via her agency, offering an advance copy of his story for her perusal. This was accepted, and shortly thereafter came the announcement that Rowling supported Lippert’s story and others like it. Lippert admits it was a huge relief. “I told her I’d have taken down the site if she’d asked me to. It’s her world and I respect her desire to control it,” he said.

So what does a fledgling writer do with unprecedented and unexpected success? Write a sequel, of course.

“While I was writing ‘Elders’ Crossing’, I knew it was meant to be a part of a series,” Lippert acknowledges. “I just didn’t know if I’d write it. Now, though, loads of people do seem to want to hear the rest of the story. What more could a writer ask for?”

In fact, the official James Potter forum has nearly four hundred active members, all debating the upcoming sequel, “James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper”, due to be released on-line in September. The sequel’s official website (http://www.gatekeeperscurse.com) has garnered over thirty-thousand hits in its first few weeks and is already causing a buzz in the Harry Potter fan community. “I get a lot of emails, but the two big questions I see most are, will these ever be published as books, and will there be a movie,” Lippert admits.

Valid questions, considering the current legal ambiguity of Rowling’s case against Steve Vander Ark and his Harry Potter Lexicon, as well as the fact that Warner Bros. will soon begin filming the last of its wildly successful Harry Potter films. With Harry Potter fever still in very high gear and no new books or movies forthcoming, Lippert’s stories could be poised to fill a very large vacuum.

“The James Potter movie is already being made,” Lippert says with a grin. “I shouldn’t talk much about it, but I am quite curious to see how it turns out.” For now, at least, Lippert isn’t talking about an upcoming blockbuster feature film; he is talking about the fan-film being created by a California teenager and his friends, all of whom loved Lippert’s story so much that they refused to wait for any official Warner Bros. movie deal. Like the James Potter novels, the film will be released in serial form via YouTube and the teen’s website, www.wix.com/thehall/elderscrossingseries.“They consulted me by email about the screenplay and casting,” Lippert says, obviously flattered, “but that’s about it. It’s their creation entirely, and I can’t wait to see how the story looks through their eyes.”

Strangely, Lippert’s story has even spawned its own genre of fan-fiction. “People ask my permission if they can write their own stories based on my James Potter adventures. It feels extremely weird, but I always tell them to go for it and have fun. It’s all about the story.”

And will Lippert’s James Potter novels ever be published in book form? Lippert smiles cryptically. “It’s all about the story,” he repeats. “Sure, I’d love to see my books printed, since a lot of people won’t read novels off of their computers. But I won’t make a big legal mess like Vander Ark [writer of the disputed ‘Harry Potter Lexicon’. I’d love to get Ms. Rowling’s permission to publish if she thought my stories were worth it. I’ve told her that I’d split the proceeds with her for charity. But I won’t fight her over it. I just want to keep the story going.”

Does that mean a James Potter book three? Lippert shrugs. “It already exists. I just haven’t written it yet. Let’s just wait and see what people think of book two.”

For further information or interviews, contact:
George Norman Lippert, author and Creative Director, Speedbump Studios
Tel: 314-966-4711
Email: george(at)

Potterverse kept Alive

•July 29, 2008 • 5 Comments

This is an intro to the World of James Potter.  A Cover Fiction written to keep the world J.K. Rowling created alive.  There is only one book available now and the second on September 1st.  We hope fans will enjoy this tribute/continuation to a great story.

  JPHEC came out in December of 2007 via www.elderscrossing.com. It was released one chapter a day for twenty-one days. Since its release, the story has been translated into several languages and achieved a rather remarkably large and diverse world-wide audience. As of this writing, JPHEC has been viewed by an estimated million-plus readers around the world. Even before the story’s release, elderscrossing.com received massive international broadcast news coverage because of the quality of the graphics and the supporting media. After much controversy, the author of JPHEC spoke directly to Ms. Rowling via her agent and offered her an advance copy of the story. Upon viewing it, Ms. Rowling announced that she supported stories such as James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing, and had no intention whatsoever of preventing the story from being released.
In response to the popularity of JPHEC, and the remarkably positive feedback it received, the author, G. Norman Lippert, decided to move ahead with his plan to write a sequel. Titled James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper, the sequel will pick up exactly where book one left off, but with the addition of new characters Albus Potter, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, and others. Equally ambitious in scope and plot, JPCG is slated for release in September of 2008