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Cuaron Interviews

Alfonso Cuaron Interview Mentions Ties Between PoA Film and HBP; Expresses Interest in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 01:11 PM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron has given a new interview with where he mentions again his interest in possibly returning to helm a Harry Potter movie. Echoing previous reports, Mr. Cuaron says he recently spoke as wellContinued...


Mini Issue of Scribbulus

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 12:56 PM

The staff of Scribbulus has a bit of holiday fun for you with this new mini-issue containing two parody essays.
The essays are CIA "Secretly Copied Deathly Hallows Manuscript to Change Plot Lines" by Bob Woodwand and Carl Bernstake Madurodam Post Writers and The Noble History of Duelling by Sir Lance BluntleyContinued...


Happy Holidays and a Special PotterCast

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2006, 05:01 AM

We hope we're not the first, and we hope we're not the last, to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas today! We'd of course like to add to that Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Birthday, Happy Anything You Celebrate At This Time of Year. We hope you decorate your tree with allContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Heart of Ravenclaw," "Deadly Veil" Never Contenders for HP Title

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2006, 10:27 AM

Since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was revealed as the title to Harry Potter 7, some sites have reported that two other registered Harry Potter trademarks - Harry Potter and the Heart of Ravenclaw and Harry Potter and the Deadly Veil may have been the other two titlesContinued...

Fan Art Contest - Design a "Deathly Hallows" Book Cover

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 11:59 PM

Attention Fan Artists! We have a new contest for you, in honor of Jo's announcement of the title of (the book formerly known as) Book Seven. All entries will be placed in our galleries, and the winners' works will be posted on Leaky's main page. Good luck!
Here are the details:



Evanna Lynch on PotterCast Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 02:26 PM

We've made a quick transcript of the Evanna Lynch phone call from this morning's PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, since the audio was hard to hear in places. If you read this along with it, you should be able to make it out better.
As a reminder, you can get the show on iTunes, here, or by directContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Deathly Hallows Translation May Shed More Light on Title's Meaning

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 01:12 PM, J.K. Rowlng's Dutch publishers' site, has listed the working title of the seventh book - not as the expected Harry Potter en de Dodelijke Heiligen, the literal translation, but Harry Potter en het Fatale Heiligdom. That means the title is something likeContinued...


PotterCast 69: Hallows, Gallows and a (Evanna) Lynch

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 07:52 AM

On our 69th Harry Potter podcast, a special call-in edition to discuss the new Harry Potter title, our first caller is none other than Evanna Lynch, who will play Luna Lovegood in the fifth Harry Potter film. She joins us to talk about the title, what she did when she found out, what she thinksContinued...


Amazon UK puts Book Seven on Pre-Order, Sets Price

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 07:31 PM

Several readers have let us know that Amazon.UK has now set a price for Book Seven at £13.99 (or roughly 27.39 USD), and has gone from a "Notify Me" status to an actual "Pre-Order" status. Thanks to reader Roonwit, we also know the UK retailer is telling thoseContinued...


Recap: New Title for Book Seven and More

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 05:05 PM

We've had so many requests and questions about the events of recent days, that we thought we would give those who might have missed all of this in the holiday rush a chance to catch up on all the news with this recap.Important things to note are as follows:


Radcliffe, Watson Make Top 25 on IMDb's STARmeter

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2006, 10:28 AM

It's end-of-the-year list time, and IMDb has released its "STARmeter Top 25 for 2006." The rankings are based on the "actual search behavior of over 42 million users of" Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is ranked at number 22 and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) cameContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes!

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2006, 10:23 AM

Everyone ready to sing? OK, then, to the tune of "Bingo:"
We know a wonderful actor
Whose birthday is today-oh
His birthday is today-oh!

Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) turns 44 today. Cheers, Mr. Fiennes (and, as a special birthday favor, we will remind everyone that your name is pronounced,Continued...


Live Call-in PotterCast About Title Times and Info

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2006, 05:26 PM

Our special live call-in episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, will be tonight at 7:30 pm EST. To be involved, you have to send your Skype name or the number to call to - since we can't just simply open up lines (without killing all our computers), it'sContinued...


Amazon Calls Book Seven "Most Eagerly Awaited Books of All Time"

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 03:08 PM

With the news of the title for the last Harry Potter book now publicly announced, there has been widespread media reaction as you can imagine. Here are just a few of the news stories of interest on the subject: is the focus of this story from Bloomberg news which highlightsContinued...

New Title Chat, Research and More

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2006, 01:32 PM

We have opened a chat session in the Corner Booth to talk about the new title and what it might mean. You must be registered to take part, so register here
For straight discussion, click here. You must be registered to comment.

Be sure to read our last post about where parts of the title have appeared before, andContinued...

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