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PotterCast 160: The Last Show... Before Tour!

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2008, 01:57 PM

The 160th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online this morning with our last regular episode before the PotterCasters set off for their upcoming tour. Sue starts off the news this week with info on some new HBP products seen online, info about the upcoming LeakyCon Dance Party at Terminus,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Edward
July 23, 2008, 01:06 PM

Please join us today in wishing a happy birthday to actor Dan Radcliffe, who portrays the title character in the Harry Potter films. Mr. Radcliffe is celebrating his 19th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Dan! Cheers!


Presenting: Leaky Blogs!

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2008, 04:39 AM

We’re happy to present one of our newest and most exciting feature here at Leaky: Leaky Blogs!

We’ve created a section to allow for more voices to be heard here on Leaky, for commentary about Potter: on canon, on fandom, and more; to allow for further commentary on news items, for posting set reports, for bringingContinued...

JKR Interviews

J. K. Rowling Discusses MS and Her Mother in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
July 22, 2008, 04:04 PM

There is a very brief clip from a new interview with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling online today from an upcoming documentary on Multiple Sclerosis set to air tomorrow on BBC One in Scotland. The program, part of the station’s BBC Scotland Investigates series, will cover the topicContinued...


Wish Harry a Happy Birthday on Scholastic Website

Posted by: Edward
July 22, 2008, 03:53 AM

The Scholastic Harry Potter website was updated today to mark the upcoming July 31st birthday of the boy who lived: Harry Potter. This new feature lets you write a special birthday message of up to 150 characters to Harry for all to see. You can check out this new feature in the activities sectionContinued...

HP Cast

Harry Potter Actors Attend "The Dark Knight" Premiere in London

Posted by: Edward
July 22, 2008, 03:25 AM

A slew of actors from the Harry Potter series were in attendance tonight at the European premiere of the newest Batman film, The Dark Knight. The event took place at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England and was host to the film’s cast along with many other actors including:Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Film Helps Boost British Box Office for 2007

Posted by: Edward
July 21, 2008, 07:33 PM

The Telegraph is reporting that the British film industry saw a jump in its 2007 global profits, thanks partially to the success of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. New figures released by the UK Film Council show that a fifty percent jump from last year’sContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Jamie Waylett

Posted by: Edward
July 21, 2008, 06:31 PM

The happiest of birthday wishes from TLC go out today to actor Jamie Waylett, who portrays the character of Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter films. The young actor is celebrating his 19th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Jamie! Cheers!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

One year ago today...

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2008, 06:51 AM

A year ago today, most of us were gulping down pages of Deathly Hallows. Some of us had waited 10 years for it, and though we were sad that the end was nigh we were too excited to fput down the book. We wondered what Harry’s end meant for us: for us as fans, as a fandom, as friends.

So what’s happened over the pastContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Balmoral Hotel Offers "JK Rowling Suite"

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2008, 05:41 PM

The room in Edinburgh’s picturesque Balmoral Hotel where J.K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter has been renamed, with the author’s permission, the J.K. Rowling Suite, the Telegraph reports. It costs £965/night to stay there.

The suite is room number 552 in the hotel, and reps for theContinued...

Registration and Rooms Open for LeakyCon!

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2008, 05:33 PM

Great news today: Registration for LeakyCon 2009 is now open!

Tickets (which have been open to those who signed our e-mail list for about 12 hours) are going at a rapid clip so be sure to get yours early. The cost of the four-day conference is $165 through October 1.

ALSO, our block of rooms at our specialContinued...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Construction Site Adds New Signs

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2008, 01:42 AM

Updates tonight regarding the ongoing progress for the future site of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction being build at Universal Orlando, Florida. has posted photos of new signs on the construction barriers at the park, which feature “twoContinued...

HBP Film

Update: High Res Photo of New Slughorn, Harry in Potions Class

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2008, 01:41 AM

Thanks much to WB for sending us the high res version of the new photo, as seen here in our image galleries, featuring Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe) and Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) in class with the new Potions professor holding one mysterious (or lucky?) vial.

HBP Film

Video of Short "Half-Blood Prince" IMAX Teaser Trailer Online

Posted by: Edward
July 18, 2008, 04:08 PM

Over the past few weeks, reports surfaced regarding a very brief IMAX teaser trailer being previewed in front of The Dark Knight film this past weekend. Many owled this morning to let us know the short IMAX teaser trailer can now be viewed online. The short teaser features aContinued...


Video of Rupert Grint on the Set of "Cherrybomb"

Posted by: Edward
July 18, 2008, 12:31 PM

As readers will remember, TLC reported previously that actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) has taken a role in a new film called “Cherrybomb,” which is currently in production. Further news about this project comes today via a new video online showing Rupert and his co-star, James Nesbitt,Continued...

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