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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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im quite excited about this! the site looks awesome both artistically/graphically and also information wise! im hoping a re-vamping of the leaky cauldron is coming because it could use a little tlc! (<<< hahaha, see what i did there? see? haha…ha.) anyway, itd be awesome if leaky got a bit of a facelift. is that in the works at all? whoever designed the leakynews site (oh! it was jordan edwards, apparently!) should tackle the leaky cauldron!

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on September 22, 2011, 10:57 PM report to moderator
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also, can we get more PotterCast?! i want to hear what the Cast has to say!!! there is so much you guys havent covered lately and im dying for some PC! lets hear about leakycon and what you thought of part 2! i wanna know what you guys think about pottermore and get some insider news on lego hp 5-7! can we get a set report? and whats happening with leaky crafts? or how about a fan artist interview? and what are the actors up to lately— can we get an interview with chris or evanna? i want more! more! more! more! and i want it now! …or you know whenever…you get around to it…i realize thats quite i bit…so….take your time, please! :) I LOVE PC!

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on September 22, 2011, 11:06 PM report to moderator
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I demand Star Wars.

Posted by Darth Revan on September 23, 2011, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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I demand Star Wars.

Posted by Darth Revan on September 23, 2011, 04:55 PM report to moderator
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i agree with Nealie can’t wait for a Pottercast about Pottermore ;) still I’m looking forward to LeakyNews!

Posted by elanor17 on September 24, 2011, 05:34 AM report to moderator
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This is a good thing if it gives Leaky a longer and stronger life beyond the fandom of HP. I really hope this is the right move. Good luck guys :-)

Posted by pinkmoosely on September 24, 2011, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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The site’s great for those looking for something beyond HP but I’m only interested in HP and hope Leaky keeps the HP site going separate.

Posted by molly43 on September 24, 2011, 11:50 PM report to moderator
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I agree with @ WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} If I’m on a Leaky Cauldron site and need to go back to home pg it is very frustrating to be sent to Leaky.com. I really doesn’t make sense to send me to home page of Leaky.com when I’m in the Leaky cauldron site. I had to go into may favorite’s to get back to the Leaky cauldron. Please keep them separate.

Posted by molly43 on September 25, 2011, 12:25 AM report to moderator
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I think the sight is too broad, for people who only follow a few fandoms it won’t be worth checking for updates. But good luck with it I think it could catch on

Posted by Rowling Stones on September 25, 2011, 01:23 PM report to moderator
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wow cool!

Posted by kandeeland {WBM!} (PotterMore: RuneQuill194) on September 25, 2011, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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Great idea, as long as the-leaky-cauldron.org isn’t forgotten! :D

Posted by VerityDarling on October 07, 2011, 02:47 PM report to moderator
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Ill be fun to read about other fandoms too, thanks

Posted by Sugey on October 26, 2011, 02:07 AM report to moderator
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as the song goes “i’m so excited, and i just can’t hide it” no no no no lol ;p

Posted by iamMissPotter on November 20, 2011, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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Very nice!

Posted by Archdude on December 12, 2011, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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I know I can’t wait!

Posted by opal_eyes on January 07, 2012, 01:03 AM report to moderator
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