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Tom Felton to Visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter Next Tuesday

Posted by: sue
September 09, 2009, 08:08 PM

Actor Tom Felton has announced via his official Twitter tonight that he will be visiting the US again, traveling to the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction in Florida. Tom said "he just confirmed i'm going to see the wizarding world of harry potter at universalContinued...


Normal, Non- Airborne Muggle Transportation the Way to University for Emma Watson

Posted by: sue
September 09, 2009, 09:15 AM

Actress Emma Watson has updated her website to confirm that she has arrived safely at Brown University where she will be attending school this year here in the US. She writes that she "arrived on Tuesday, and is having "the most amazing time." Emma continues "I'm stillContinued...

J.K. Rowling

'Female Force' Biographical Comic Book of J. K. Rowling to be Published

Posted by: Edward
September 08, 2009, 10:02 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be joining the ranks of such other notable people as President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey with the publication of a biographical comic book from Bluewater Productions.  MTV is reporting that the author will be the latest subject toContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD to Include Feature on Theme Park; List of Deleted Scenes Available

Posted by: sue
September 08, 2009, 05:43 AM

Great news today for fans eagerly awaiting the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The British Board of Film Classification has now released the list of deleted scenes to be included, as well as news there is to be an 11 minute, 38 secondContinued...

DH Film

(Now with Video) More Seven Potters Location Filming at Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 08, 2009, 05:42 AM

Location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows continues as the Liverpool Echo is reporting today that second unit crews are on location at the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool working more on the Seven Potters scene from the movie. UPDATE: Video of the tunnel, motorcylce,Continued...


President Obama Includes Harry Potter Story in Education Speech

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2009, 10:12 PM

Tomorrow President Barack Obama will address the nation as it goes back to school; the pre-released text of his speech (which you can read here) includes remarks on the beginnings of Harry Potter as proof that not all great ideas or ventures are accepted as such to start:

But the truthContinued...


UNESCO to Celebrate Literacy with International Translators of Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:46 PM

Tomorrow, September 8th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will celebrate International Literacy Day with a special gathering of translators of the beloved Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. According to the official release,Continued...


Charity Auction Followup: JK Rowling Handprint a Big Seller at Event

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:27 PM

Previously we told you of a special hand print drawing J.K. Rowling donated for a charity auction being held in order to help a young girl who had lost her hands and toes to Menigitus. The auction for two year old Tilly Lockey has now taken place, with this marvelous handprintContinued...


Jason Issacs Talks Again on the End of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:14 PM

In another interview echoing almost the same sentiments we heard a few weeks ago made on BBC Radio, actor Jason Isaacs has given another interview where he reflects on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and his role as the dastardly Lucius Malfoy. Regarding the nasty turn of events for LuciusContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Deluxe French Harry Potter DVD Set of Years 1-6 Due November 16, 2009

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 02:46 PM

Earlier this year we reported that Amazon France was offering a limited "Prestige edition" collection of Harry Potter DVDs housed in a special container set at the base of a replica of Hogwarts. Today, the French Amazon website has been updated with the news that this set containingContinued...


Happy Birthday, John!

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2009, 12:04 AM

It's a special day - when we get to celebrate that we at Leaky have with us one John Noe, whose antics never fail to amuse. John Dawlish Noe, who is one of the few people in the world who can say they have a Harry Potter character named in their honor, has brought so much color and life to this site and to all of our livesContinued...


Tom Felton Attends DragonCon in Altanta, Georgia

Posted by: Edward
September 06, 2009, 12:01 AM

As announced via the actor's official Twitter account, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) will be making an appearance at the 2009 DragonCon sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and comic convention taking place in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend.  A report is now online featuring a short rundown of the actor's activitiesContinued...


Winners of Wizarding Postcard Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
September 05, 2009, 11:15 PM

Readers will recall that last month we asked you to create a wizarding postcard for our Contest Crew's latest contest.  Both an original image and postcard message were required from entrants.  After receiving many splendid entries, we have for you the winners of this contest.  The winnersContinued...


Talk Nicholas Flamel in Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
September 05, 2009, 07:17 PM

Jo's Book Nook, our very own non-Harry Potter book club housed on the Leaky Lounge, has opened a new reading for the month of September.  This time around, the Nook will be reading and discussing the first three novels in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by author Michael Scott: The AlchemystContinued...


Harry Potter Exhibit in Boston Now Hiring

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2009, 09:30 AM

Back in July we first told you Harry Potter, the Exhibition would be moving to the next stop on the tour to Boston. Now we can report that Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts is hiring workers specifically for the traveling exhibition of props and costumes from the Harry Potter films which will openContinued...

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