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Happy Birthday, Jo Rowling and Harry Potter!

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2006, 11:03 PM

Harry (because he lives through the series - you heard it here first, folks :P) is 26 today, and his creator, Jo Rowling, is 41. As is custom here on Leaky, we've brought you some special artwork to celebrate, this time from fandom artist PrettyAnnaMoon, who has given us the following (open full articleContinued...

Happy Birthday, HARRY POTTER!

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2006, 07:35 PM

The calendar on has been updated, and it is time to wish a certain bespectacled wizard a very Happy Birthday! People all over the world are holding up their glasses and saying (in not-so-hushed voices), "Happy, Happy Birthday to Harry Potter -- The Boy Who Lived!!!!!!!"
P.S. We know there areContinued...

Happy Birthday, Frances de la Tour!

Posted by: Melissa
July 30, 2006, 12:09 AM

Please join us in raising a bucket-sized glass of single malt whiskey in a toast to actress Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime), who turns 62 today. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2006, 07:00 PM

The calendar at has been updated to wish a Happy Birthday to Neville Longbottom! Cheers, Neville. :)


Driving Lessons London Premiere Date Set

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2006, 12:56 PM

The London premiere of Driving Lessons, starring Rupert Grint (Ron) and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) will be held at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square on Monday, September 4.
The film was recently honored at the Moscow Film Festival and will also be screened at the Edinburgh International Film FestivalContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR, King and Irving are NYC's Hottest Ticket

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2006, 10:55 AM

Tickets for "An Evening With Harry, Carrie and Garp," the charity reading from JK Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving at Radio City Music Hall next week, are in high demand, with some seats selling for well over their face value. The event comprises two evenings of readings by the authors,Continued...


Radcliffe, Griffiths to Appear in Equus in London's West End

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 11:37 PM

We told you in December that Daniel Radcliffe was rumored to be in talks to appear in Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus. Dan has now confirmed to and that he will indeed be playing 17-year-old psychiatric patient Alan Strang in the award-winningContinued...

Lumos 2006

Leaky and MuggleNet to Face Off in Trivia Battle at Podcast; More Vegas and Podcast Updates

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 07:25 PM

The rumors are true: the PotterCast team from Leaky and the MuggleCast team from MuggleNet will face off in the ultimate Harry Potter trivia battle at the end of the LeakyMug podcast on Saturday. It will be hosted and moderated by the Harry Potter LexiconContinued...

Happy Birthday, Super Alex

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 07:21 PM

Today is our own Alex Robbin's (otherwise known as Super Alex Robbin) birthday! He's a senior Leaky programmer and he usually pretty much rules the world around here. Love you, Alex - have a happy day!

Film Awards

Potter Actors, Director to be Showcased at Venice Film Festival

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 02:31 PM

The 63rd Annual Venice Film Festival will feature three films in which Harry Potter personnel are involved. In consideration for the Golden Lion prize are "Children of Men," directed by Alfonso Cuaró (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Brian de Palma'sContinued...

Lumos 2006: "A Potter Playground for Adults"

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 11:37 AM

Lumos 2006 is officially underway in Las Vegas, and The Toronto Star reports that the event is being called "a Harry Potter playground for adults." In particular, this article discusses teachers' attendance at Lumos, and their use of Harry Potter novels as a way to stimulate reading and impartContinued...

OotP Film

Phoenix Filming Resumes in Oxfordshire

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 10:23 AM

The Oxford Mail reports that film crews for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix were in the vicinity of Blenheim Palace preparing for shooting there this week. Although Warner Bros. has not discussed details of the filming, the Mail reveals that "a location near the park's lake will featureContinued...

Happy Birthday, Jessica Rowling!

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2006, 09:34 AM

Jessica Rowling becomes an official teenager today! Happy birthday, Jessica -- and cheers to the entire Rowling-Murray family!

Potter Merchandise License Moves to NECA

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2006, 10:17 PM

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will transfer Harry Potter master toy merchandising rights, which include gift and specialty product rights, to National Entertainment Collectibles Association, beginning in 2007. Those rights are currently held by Mattel, who will continue to produce the Harry PotterContinued...


Welcome, Emily and Susan, New Scribbulus Organizers

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2006, 03:58 AM

As you heard on this week's PotterCast, we're proud (and late, but still proud) to welcome Emily Bytheway and Susan Faust to Leaky as the new organizers of Scribbulus, our essay section. These two have been writing essays - mostly on Harry Potter - for years and having them here to guideContinued...

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