As part of the relentless "Harry Potter" marketing machine, there is the "Harry Potter Chess" magazine. It is one of these magazine series where each issue builds into an entire collection of encyclopedias/handy man library/killer robot. In this case not only do you get a magazine but you also get part of a "Harry Potter Chess Set". The only catch is that the set consists of 47 issues, costing a total of $462. Nonetheless I bought the 1st and 3rd issues.
Why don't I have the second issue? Basically I couldn't find it in the newsagents. At first I assumed it was because they only stock issue 1 and then you have to sign up for the rest over the phone/web, but this wasn't the case. The newsagents where I got issue 3 said that they "sell like hot cakes", and they had no issue 2 in stock.
This then is hopefully good news for generating for chess players in this country. Instead of the "Fischer" generation of the 70's we may end up with the the "Potter" generation of the 10's, although it doesn't have quite the same ring.
And by the way. For those that want to know what happens at the end of the next Harry Potter book, a reliable source tells me he gets killed in a skateboarding accident.