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PotterCast

A Special (Huge!) Announcement: Live NYC Podcast

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2005, 08:04 PM

We've got a surprise, short and very special PotterCast/MuggleCast for you to download! Don't worry, it's only 12 minutes and 7 megabytes! Nowhere NEAR a full PotterCast length!
Why? We're announcing...drumroll please...that we will be recording a LIVE podcast in New York City - and you'reContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Hi-Res Dutch HBP Cover

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2005, 01:06 PM

Thank you to HPZwerkBal for sending us this gorgeous hi-res picture of this gorgeous Dutch HBP artwork - check-it-OUT - especially the art of Kreacher in the author line - right here!

MuggleNet Wins Movies.com Fan Site Award

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 03:29 PM

Our friends over at MuggleNet.com recently won the Movies.com award for best unofficial movie site for the second year in a row; congrats guys! And thanks to everyone who voted for Leaky; if nothing else changed from the last time I checked the voting, which was a few weeks ago, we came in second (but weContinued...

Giant Squid Spotted

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 02:46 PM

Scientists have spotted an elusive giant squid in Japan - not Hogwarts! Guess he's taking some holiday time, seeing the sights. Thanks all who emailed!

Film Images

New Calendar Images

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 02:37 PM

A bunch of you sent us these scans from the 2006 HP GoF Calendar:

Hermione Harry in the Penseive
Harry and Hermione
Before the first task
Harry
Hedwig and Harry
Harry and Ron
Hermione and the twins
Harry and Hermione (2)
Harry and Ron at the Yule Ball
Hermione and Krum
The Calendar's Summary Page (lots of stuff)
Ron gets his dressContinued...

Neil and Dave on HP and JKR

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 06:19 AM

With Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's Mirrormask set for limited release in the US this weekend, recent interviews with both men have highlighted McKean's contribution to the Harry Potter films and the recent publication of a short story by Neil Gaiman that touches on a C.S. Lewis-related topic that JKR spoke aboutContinued...

Audio

Matt Lewis on Movie Four, Banned Books Week and More on PotterCast #6

Posted by: Melissa
September 27, 2005, 03:45 PM

PotterCast #6 is now available for download! n this show: It's Banned Books week, and we have discusssions with librarians, the American Library Association and more on the topic. Our mods talk about the banned books they've read and how they've affected their lives.Continued...

Books

Arthur Levine Talks Half-Blood Prince and Beyond

Posted by: sue
September 27, 2005, 07:58 AM

Arthur Levine, editor of the US edition of the Harry Potter books, recently appeared at Silliman College (Yale), and spoke about his work at Scholastic on the series of books. Mr. Levine refleced about topics such as working with Jo, and spoke of his reaction to the death of a much belovedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Takes Two Weeks to Win Best-Seller of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 09:09 PM

Reuters reports that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold more than twice as many copies in the United States in its first two weeks as any other author's book in a whole year. It won the Nielsen Bookscan Best Selling Award for the top-selling book in America through August 1, evenContinued...

Film Images

Goblet Correct-stone

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 07:55 PM

In August, many fans were up in arms over this photo, that appeared in Entertainment Weekly and incorrectly named Tom Riddle's paternal ancestors. The name "Marvolo" appeared at that time, which is from Tom Riddle's maternal line, and the dates were unrealistic according to the background info fromContinued...

New at The Cauldron Shop

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 07:50 PM

This is the first weekly update of what's going on in The Cauldron Shop, the HP store that supports Leaky and all the other sites in the Floo Network. Using this store and these links allows a percentage of your purchase to go to the funding of these sites.
First of all, several of your fan suggestions are in production,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Pic of German HBP

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 06:46 PM

germanyhbp.jpgThe German version of HBP is due out Oct. 1; see a new hi-res pic of the volume right here.

Grint

New Pics of Rupert on "Driving Lessons"

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 05:21 PM

RupertOnline.net sent us the following pics from the set of Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) new film, Driving Lessons; thanks guys!

Rupert Grint, Driving Lessons (1)
Rupert Grint, Driving Lessons (2)
Rupert Grint, Driving Lessons (3)
Rupert Grint, Driving Lessons (4)
Rupert Grint, Driving Lessons (5)
Rupert Grint,Continued...

GoFFilm

Two New GoF Calendar Images

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 03:35 PM

DanRadcliffe.com posted two new images from the 2006 HP GoF film calendar:

Harry and (dead) Cedric
Harry in the Maze
Thanks DR!

Books

Banned Books Week

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 02:18 PM

bannedbooks.gifThis week is Banned Books Week, an effort TLC supports in the name of Harry Potter fans, and all those who can't be Harry Potter fans because the books aren't allowed in their libraries.
Each fall since 1982, the American Library Association (ALA) has started the school year by reminding Americans "not to take forContinued...

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