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When sagas end, what do the fans do next?

Posted by: Melissa
May 20, 2005, 01:54 PM

Yesterday NPR's Talk of the Nation focused on the end of the Star Wars movies with a discussion of fan-generated works, including fanfic, fan art, fan films and vidding. Harry Potter was prominently discussed along with the two Star Wars trilogies and other
fan-intensive entertainment like Lord of theContinued...


Hi-Res, Comma-Added GoF Poster

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2005, 10:02 PM

WB re-sent us the Goblet of Fire debut poster, this time with the comma - and HUGE. (Again, no watermarks, link to this page please...thanks!) Get it RIGHT HERE


Goblet Video Game Trailer On WB Site

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2005, 04:08 PM

The trailer for the video game of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has now been posted in the Daily Prophet section on the official WB Potter site. Please note this is on the Azkaban site; the full Goblet site is still under construction. To watch the trailer for the new game, click here , then scrollContinued...


ADMIN: Serverus and Storgé, Working Together

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2005, 01:12 PM

As you can probably tell, our second server has been installed and is working: Storgé has officially joined forces with Serverus to bring Leaky to you faster and better than ever before.
To clarify: Storgé is the name of our second server, that runs our forums. Serverus runs everythingContinued... Opens: Fan Sites Work Together to Bring Fans Together

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2005, 12:41 AM

Well, now you know. is open for business.

This site is an international database of parties celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. For the first time ever, fan sites from all over the HP fandom have come together to bring this serviceContinued...


? = !

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 11:42 PM

Comments breaking: post here instead



Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 11:01 PM

We feel your pain
Really we do
No one wants to party
As much as us with you
We're approaching the end
And mean it, we swear
So please keep your heads
And hang out right there

Our comments are open
Though our forum is not
We had to choose which
Way to deal with you lot

We will be back shortly
The hour is nigh
Because server or no
It's just about time.Continued...


Server Update #2

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 07:53 PM

We're sorry guys. Yet again things are taking longer than expected. We'll update as soon as we know more.


ADMIN: Update: Server #2, the Storgé of Storage, Arrives!

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 04:49 PM

Hi everyone - hang tight, our second server, called Storgé - our own pillar of storage - has arrived and is being installed. Thanks again for your patience.

Magical Role-Playing In Denver This Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 11:53 AM

The OPUS Convention in Denver this weekend will feature a series of Harry Potter-themed events organized by the Avistrum Academy, a group that regularly organizes imaginative events where children and adults can "pretend to be students at a fictional school of magic similar to the Hogwarts schoolContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Transcript: Prez of Scholastic Publishing on Today's Today

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:04 PM

President of Scholastic Children Book Publishing Barbara Marcus was on the NBC "Today" show this morning to announce Scholastic's HBP contest. Click below for the transcript. Note that at the bottom Katie Couric says she might be talking to J.K. Rowling about the book;Continued...


ADMIN: Episode ?: Revenge of the Punctuation

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 04:39 PM

We know that there are many sites fandom-wide that have been driving you all mad with the appearance of mysterious "?"s today and last night. It should have been over by now, the mystery solved, the big reveal unveiled. That was our plan, anyway.
We didn't count on turning our server into aContinued... Answer to FAQ poll

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 12:03 PM

BIG, long, huge, spoilery, very thought provoking answer to the FAQ poll RIGHT HERE.


ADMIN: Server Bogged, Downtime

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:44 AM

Our new server problems are a result of the culmination of all the wonderful news last week - Ms. Rowling linking to us through the Fan Site Award, and the Harry Potter Publishers and news media linking to her site via the major news regarding contests. As such, our server traffic is off the charts.

To mitigate theseContinued...


Scotsman: HP Books Instigated Adults Reading Children's Fiction Trend

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:00 AM

The Scotsman reports that a survey by Waterstones shows that there are more adult HP book readers in Edinburgh than in any other British city, and that the HP books have instigated a trend of adults reading children's fiction, including books like The Curious Incident ofContinued...

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