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J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Nominated for Children's Choice Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2008, 02:55 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has been nominated for an award given by the Children’s Book Council. The School Library Journal reports that Jo is nominated for her book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as a “2007 Author of the Year” along with Anthony Horowitz (Snakehead), RickContinued...


Lexicon Trial Updates and Important Announcement about Floo Network

Posted by: Melissa
March 24, 2008, 05:57 AM

We owe quite a few updates tonight, and there is an important announcement following (since the information in this post is vital to that announcement, so make sure to read the whole thing):

Update:: Agence France-Presse says JKR will be a witness.

Firstly, the April 14 trialContinued...

J.K. Rowling

More on J.K. Rowling Depression Comments in Edinburgh Student Newspaper Interview

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2008, 01:15 AM

Several weeks ago TLC reported about a lengthy interview J.K. Rowling that appeared in the Edinburgh Student newspaper. In that interview, Jo spoke openly again about her struggles with depression while a single mother and the difficult period in her life before theContinued...

Happy Easter!

Posted by: Melissa
March 23, 2008, 06:39 PM

If you are Christian, it’s the day of Resurrection and chocolate eggs (and the mystery of how they are related); if you’re not, we hope you’re enjoying some of today’s sugarfest anyway.

Either way, if you’re bored, pop a marshmallow peep (picture in this post’s icon) into the microwave for 15 secondsContinued...


Updates and New Features on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
March 23, 2008, 03:18 AM

Our Leaky Lounge forum has been updated with a few new fun features that came from suggestions by a number of our avid Lounge members and staffers. First, we have a new forum in Jo’s Book Nook which allows readers to take a deeper look at a particular novel author J. K. Rowling had mentioned orContinued...

Tick Tock, PotterPuppetPals Top at YouTube Awards

Posted by: sue
March 22, 2008, 01:08 PM

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape has people singing along, and singing praises as the popular Potter Puppet Pals video was named a winner at the recent YouTube Awards. The video was a winner for “Best Comedy” as the awards acknowledge the best user -created videos of the year. The video featuresContinued...

Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman!

Posted by: Edward
March 21, 2008, 06:07 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actor Gary Oldman, who portrayed the character of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films. Mr. Oldman celebrates his 50th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Gary!

Due to the flurry of Harry Potter film news and the holiday, we missed wishing actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) a happyContinued...

HBP Film

New Hi-Res Half-Blood Prince Pic

Posted by: Melissa
March 20, 2008, 05:20 PM

Thanks to WB, you can see the most recently release HBP pic in high-resolution here in our galleries! In the picture, Harry seems to be showing Hermione the Half-Blood Prince book – just for fun, write some dialogue to go with it in the comments and we’ll add the best or funniest to this article.


HBP Film

"Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince" Will Have LA Premiere, Contest to Attend To Open Soon

Posted by: sue
March 20, 2008, 02:54 PM

Two days ago we reported on a new photo and ad from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film that was contained in Nick Magazine. Today, we can tell you the article was part of a special section in the magazine highlighting a new “ComingContinued...


Flying Auror Style: Natalia Tena Talks Filming as Tonks

Posted by: sue
March 20, 2008, 01:01 AM

Actress Natalia Tena talks flying, wizard style, in a new interview with the Swindon Advertiser where she discusses her role as Tonks in the Harry Potter films. Saying she has been filming recently for her return appearance as the Auror in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...


Auction of Potter Books Fetch Over 36,000 Pounds for Christie's

Posted by: Edward
March 19, 2008, 06:21 PM

Christie’s International in London, England sold a number of Harry Potter novels at auction today, including a number rare or signed editions. Bloomberg is reporting, the complete lot of 20 books pulled in a total of 36,560 pounds ($72,565) with fees for the auction house. AccordingContinued...

Happy Birthday, Kristin!

Posted by: Melissa
March 19, 2008, 05:12 PM

Our Kristin (with an “in,” thanks) turns humasumacough today and we hope you’ll join us in wishing her a happy one! If you’ve written Leaky at all you’ve probably gotten one of her helpful responses; if you’ve known her a little longer you’ve gotten delightfully pointed commentary;Continued...

HBP Film

New Ad, Photo of Trio from "Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2008, 12:26 AM

The April 2008 issue of Nick Magazine contains a preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince including a new ad for the movie as well as a new photo of the trio. In this photo, you can see the trio of Harry (Dan Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson), and Ron (Rupert Grint)Continued...

Cheryl Klein, Tamora Pierce to Speak at Terminus

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2008, 10:02 PM

Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference in Chicago this August, announced today that Harry Potter continuity editor Cheryl Klein and fantasy author Tamora Pierce will be providing keynote addresses at their event.

Cheryl Klein, Senior Editor, Arthur A. Levine Books, who has worked on the lastContinued...


Magge Smith Diagnosed with Cancer; Prognosis "looks good"

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2008, 06:04 PM

The Telegraph has reported today that Dame Maggie Smith, known to Potter film fans as Prof. McGonagall, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had a tumor removed and has undergone a course of chemotherapy; the prognosis “looks good,” a friend of hers told the paper.


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