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Introducing the new LeakyNews.com: Leaky's New Multifandom Site

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Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2011, 08:10 PM

For several years we have been telling you to use LeakyNews.com as a quick shortcut to get to our admittedly difficult-to-remember domain name, the-leaky-cauldron.org. Yet as soon as we got the name and started using it, we realized that it had the potential to be its own entertainment site. The idea of getting your news as soon as it "leaks," the continuation of the kind of exhaustive coverage we do on Harry Potter with all the other things we love... the idea had merit, but we got busy with other things, namely covering the releases of the final books and films, and LeakyCon.

It was at this year's LeakyCon, however, that things started to come together and the right pieces fell into place: and now we're thrilled to announce the Leaky team's newest venture, the brand new LeakyNews.com.

Firstly: The Leaky Cauldron and LeakyCon are still Harry Potter. That has not changed and won't any time soon! We are still your number one Harry Potter community online and do not anticipate any difference in how often we update or how the site functions.

LeakyNews is a site made by fans. It is based on the idea that we as fans of things are the most detailed reporters and even the best loving critics of the things we love. To that end we have started purposefully small, with just a handful of fandoms -- Harry Potter, StarKid, Glee, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who -- with other scattered coverage throughout. This list is solely composed of the things we wanted most to cover. For the rest, we're dependent on you: for our native "submit" feature, which allows anyone with a login to submit a piece on your favorite topic, or, if you want to contribute more frequently, to apply to become part of our writing team. You can find out how to do all those things right on LeakyNews.com's main page.

This is a really exciting time for us: it's fulfilling a several-years-long dream of the editors of this site, and a bit like the Leaky name is growing up. Instead of being one of a few large sites on one topic, we are one of MANY - hundreds, perhaps thousands - sites that are on many topics. Yet we're full of excitement and possibility and have a metric ton of ideas for making the site engaging and fun.

The site was designed by Jordan Edwards and made real by Andy Friel; Edward from Leaky will be covering Harry Potter there while Rosi will be handling Doctor Who and The Hunger Games news - I will be getting my Game of Thrones geek on with you all.

Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook - we would really appreciate it if you did!

See you over there, Leakies!

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53 Comments

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733 Points

I’m so excited about this :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on September 20, 2011, 08:39 PM report to moderator
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1443 Points

hmmm…..this is weird

Posted by ResaPotter on September 20, 2011, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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Wait nevermind I like this!I just saw the site!!!

Posted by ResaPotter on September 20, 2011, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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So, the-leaky-cauldron.org is exclusively Harry Potter and LeakyNews.com is for HP and everything else?
As a non-follower of several of the new fandoms, the news feed is a bit difficult to follow. Seems like a cool idea though.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on September 20, 2011, 09:02 PM report to moderator
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It looks great! Will we have to sign up to it or will our Leaky Cauldron accounts work on there?
Love that you have Doctor Who and, my new favourite obsession, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire (I’m about a quarter of the way through the first book. Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. Yet.)
How about adding the BBC’s Merlin? If you did that then all of my favourite things would be in one place. Heaven! :D

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on September 20, 2011, 09:02 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

You just made me so happy!!!!!! Thank you so much you guys! I love Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Starkid, and Glee is cool too! <3

Posted by sparkle9 on September 20, 2011, 09:17 PM report to moderator
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It looks so cool :)

Posted by Ariana Devins on September 20, 2011, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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558 Points

So is LeakyNews different from TLC?

Posted by harrypotter4258 on September 20, 2011, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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441 Points

Cool idea – but I don’t think I’ll use it.

Posted by purplehogwarts on September 20, 2011, 10:33 PM report to moderator
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16258 Points

Isn’t this just like Hypable? still cool though.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 20, 2011, 10:51 PM report to moderator
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Isn’t this just like Hypable? still cool though.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 20, 2011, 10:51 PM report to moderator
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I saw it, it’s pretty interesting! But it doesn’t mean that MyLeaky would stop the updates/news, would they?! O_O Anyway, I’m so glad they mentioned Castle on the sight! =)

Posted by . on September 21, 2011, 12:19 AM report to moderator
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It’s just like Hypable….. why is everyone changing! :(

Posted by LoopeyLooneyLuna on September 21, 2011, 12:59 AM report to moderator
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I don’t think I’ll be using it because HP is my only obssession but it sounds like a great idea :D

Posted by mencia on September 21, 2011, 05:29 AM report to moderator
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Ah, it’s doing the same thing as Hypable, which I already use, not sure if this will have different content, but I’ll interested to see what it’s like.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on September 21, 2011, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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