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Scholastic Updates Book Seven Title Image; Part of New Title First Appeared Three Years Ago

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 11:28 AM

In the wake of the release of the name of the title of Book Seven today (which is also Winter Solstice btw), Scholastic, the US publishers of the series, has updated their Book Seven image with the new name on the main page of their website. Bloomsbury,Continued...

Harry Potter Seven Book Title Released; Special PotterCast, Your Theories

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2006, 09:21 AM

OK, close your eyes if you haven't gotten through the riddle on and don't want to be spoiled, but it's now been press-released and is official: the title of book seven is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE: We will be recording a specialContinued...

Door Opens on Possible Book Seven Title

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 07:46 AM

ho ho HO!
The door has opened on
Behold the glorious gift inside!
Yes, after a few little tricks to get the door open to her office ,there is a present waiting inside. You click on the present and a game appears of sort, which seems to reveal a TITLE we believe to be that of BookContinued...


Wall Street Concerns for Potter Seven in 2007

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2006, 02:58 PM

While no official release date has been announced and despite the latest update from JKR yesterday noting she is still hard at work writing, Wall Street is concerned about a possible release next year of Harry Potter Book Seven, and the impact on both the US and UK publishers of the novels.


"Bonfire Night" Avatar Contest Winners

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2006, 02:29 PM

We now have the winners of the "Bonfire Night" Avatar Contest we told you about last month.
First Place went to the "Dark Mark" Weasleys Wizard Wheezes created by Leaky Lounge member henrietta r hippo.

In second place was "Hot Tator Fireworks" created by Leaky Lounge member Mbmoses.Continued...


New Photo of Dan Radcliffe on Exhibition

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 05:48 PM

Actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) are featured as part of an exhibition by photographer Michael Birt now currently showing in England. Page from and Jenna from let us know that they have this new photo of Dan, which you can see hereContinued...

Filmmaker Interviews

Cuaron and Del Toro Talk the Death of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 09:41 AM

Film director Guillermo Del Toro and Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron have given a new interview to Slash Film where they discuss the outcome of the Harry Potter novels, and the fate of Harry in Book Seven. Mr. Del Toro (who originally turned down the opportunity to direct the thirdContinued...


JKR Updates Diary on Book Seven Progress: Still Writing

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 07:35 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her diary on her website today with word on the progress of Harry Potter Book Seven, noting she is still "writing scenes that have been planned , in some cases, for a dozen years or even more. I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation canContinued...


PotterCast 68, A Wizard Rockerly Holiday 'cast, Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2006, 10:31 PM

PotterCast No. 68, our first holiday Harry Potter podcast, is now live. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use
iTunes, or direct download.
In this show:

-It's part one of our annual holiday filk show (featuring all your HP/ChristmasContinued...

Holiday Makover

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2006, 11:39 AM

Hey all: Take a look around, or refresh the page, and you'll see what Frak, John Holt and our elves hav been up to, giving Leaky its annual holiday facelift. This year we have fairies everywhere and a very whiskery Ho-ho-Harry. Happy Holidays everyone! And big thanks to Frak and John H!
Enjoy, everyone!

J.K. Rowling

Author Terry Pratchett Comments on J.K.Rowling and Fantasy Elements

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2006, 09:17 AM

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Discworld series author Terry Pratchett remarks on the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling and the subject of the similarity of elements found in both series. Mr. Pratchett is asked if JKR copied off his books, and while Mr. PratchettContinued...

Intramural Quidditch Hits U.S. College Campuses

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2006, 06:47 PM

Today's edition of the Wall Street Journal reports that a new fad is sweeping college campuses across the U.S. -- Intramural (earthbound) Quidditch! The article is available online to paid subscribers, and TLC is happy to provide some highlights:
In Quidditch games played at Middlebury CollegeContinued...


Lily and Stag Inn Yule Ball Today

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2006, 09:40 AM

Feeling festive today? Then the Leaky Lounge is the place for you as the staff of Lily and Stag book reading groups cordially invite you to attend our own Yule Ball. Taking place today between Noon and 6pm (EST) in our forums, this event is sure to help get you into the festive mood as there will be a HolidayContinued...


New Scholastic Book Seven Placeholder Art; No Release Date Yet Available

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2006, 05:02 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, has now added new Book Seven placeholder art on the Harry Potter 7 page. You can also see this artwork in the icon with this post. Readers will remember earlier this fall, Scholastic updated the image; thisContinued...

OotP Film

New High Res Still of Dan Radcliffe and David Yates

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2006, 02:38 PM

Thanks to WB, we now have that brand new photo from Newsweek magazine of actor Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates, which you can see here.

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