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World Premiere of Rupert Grint's "Cherrybomb" Due at Berlin Film Festival in February

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 02:38 PM

The world premiere Cherrybomb, the new film starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) will be held at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February of next year. According to a press release, the film will be screening in the Generation category, however no specificContinued...


Rupert Grint and Tom Felton Attend Great Ormond Street Hospital Christmas Party

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 09:46 AM

Two actors from the Harry Potter films brought a bit of holiday cheer to some ill children recently, as Rupert Grint  (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) were guests at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Christmas Party. You can see photosContinued...


JK Rowling Comments on Success of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" Sales for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 08:23 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made some new comments in the wake of the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The new book, which was released on December 4 with all proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level group charity, raced to the top of the bestContinued...


Evanna Lynch, Fashion Model

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2008, 07:23 PM

Some wonderful new photos have surfaced online of actress Evanna Lynch from a fashion photo shoot last year. Available here via the website of photographer Katrin Thomas, you can see new photos of the Luna Lovegood actress in a variety of high style settings. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles Times on How to Transform Beedle the Bard Into a Film

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 06:20 PM

Thanks to reader arkapain, for the link to this article in the Los Angeles Times on how to turn Beedle the Bard into a movie. Suggestions include turning it into Potter prequel using Dumbledore's commentary, expand "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" (and no messing with the ending!),Continued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: Boston Signing, Yule Ball, and More Vault Tidbits

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 04:46 PM

First and foremost, thank you all again, because Harry, A History (UK version here) is enjoying its fourth week on the New York Times Bestseller List!

Second: I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing a discussion and signing of the book on December 21 at the Harvard Co-opContinued...

Wizard Rock

Jingle Spells 2 Now on iTunes and Amazon!

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 04:13 PM

Jingle Spells 2 - which is ALMOST SOLD OUT in hard copies - is now on iTunes and on! Only the hard copies (which you can order here) will have Frak's artwork inside the booklet, but if you have been waiting for the digital version, you need wait no longer. It's here! Enjoy it on iTunes, or downloadContinued...

HBP Film

RoundUp of HBP Set Reports Previews: More on Harry and the Waitress, Quidditch

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2008, 12:28 PM

In addition to the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Set Report preview posted by TLC and other Potter fan sites, a few more have now appeared online that give some additional quotes and insights of the sixth Harry Potter film. Of interest is more on a scene that was widelyContinued...


New Photo of Rupert Grint in "Cherrybomb"

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2008, 12:05 PM

There is a new photo of Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) in his new film, Cherrybomb, available via this link. The British Films Catalogue also lists the film as running 76 minutes, and describes the movie as follows:

With their exams over, best friends Malachy and Luke are out to have one hell of a summer. However,Continued...


Emma Watson Guest on BBC Radio, More

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2008, 09:08 AM

Thanks to Sarah for the heads up that actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) was a guest on the BBC1 radio, appearing on the Edith Bowman show in the UK. During the interview, which you can listen to again via this link, (thanks Alice!) Emma said that she has indeed applied to several universitiesContinued...

HBP Film

Leaky's HBP Set Report Preview Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
December 15, 2008, 02:09 AM

Read our short teaser here!


LeakyCon Wrocking and Wrolling! Band Lineup Announced!

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2008, 11:19 PM

LeakyCon 2009, our Harry Potter conference in Boston this May, is currently open for registration and proposals (academic and informal), but tonight we are thrilled to announce our fabulous lineup of wizard rock bands for the event. They will take place over three days, on several themes:



PotterCast 177: Internet Peoples!

Posted by: Edward
December 14, 2008, 08:49 PM

Tonight we have for you the 177th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, for your audible enjoyment.  Episode 177 marks the first edition of PotterCast recorded live before a live internet audience.  This week, the long awaited Acting Troupe makes its first appearance on the show with the inauguralContinued...


Video of Dan Radcliffe at Gypsy of the Year Broadway Charity Event Online

Posted by: Edward
December 14, 2008, 07:14 PM

As TLC reported late last week, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was among the many Broadway actors to take part in the 20th Annual Gypsy of the Year Event, benefiting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Charity.  Video of from the event is now online and featuresContinued...


Programmers Wanted!

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2008, 05:18 PM

Hey: Leaky is on the lookout for some new programmers. As Leaky continues to grow and become more complex, we have to offer our resident geniuses, Nick Poulden and Alex Robbin, some help, and we're hoping some of you are interested.

If you'd like to get some great hands-on experience programming for a large audience, and have some experienceContinued...

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