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Pre-Order "Dear Mr. Potter" and Enter for a Chance to Win Amazing Prizes

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 07, 2011, 08:44 PM

A few weeks ago, we reported that pre-orders were open for "Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic." The book will feature hundreds of letters and pictures from fans and notable fandom figures who have been impacted and inspired by Harry Potter.

As an added bonus forContinued...


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Posted by: Klyssa
June 07, 2011, 06:44 PM

Thank you all, once again, for another round of fantastic submissions (and sorry for the delay in the getting them posted!). We must have a little bit of Starkid fever here at Leaky, because the winner this time also submitted a Starkid-inspired caption. Congratulations, bookworm1118! You also win 100 MyLeaky points!

As always,Continued...


Voting Now Open for ITV's "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 07, 2011, 09:23 AM

The U.K. network ITV is preparing a show about the "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments" which they plan to air in July to coincide with the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2."

Fans are encouraged to vote for some of their favorite moments via the Harry Potter UK FacebookContinued...


Daniel Radcliffe to Sing at the Tony Awards

Posted by: Rosi
June 07, 2011, 03:23 AM

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is set to sing at the 2011 Tony Awards this Sunday, 12th June, according to both AP and the official Tony Awards website. The actor will perform "Brotherhood of Man" from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", the Broadway musical in which he stars in a leadingContinued...

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WB Release New Harry Potter Featurette: Screen Test, Brand New Interviews and Clips from All Eight Films (Updated)

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Posted by: Rosi
June 06, 2011, 06:50 PM

Warner Bros. have this evening released a brand new Harry Potter featurette with clips from all eight films, including slightly extended footage from the trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2". You can watch the featurette and download it in the LeakyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Man Jailed Over Theft of First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Rosi
June 06, 2011, 02:15 PM

BBC News today reports the sentencing of Kevin McGirr, a 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. McGirr took the book--worth approximately £6,000 or about $9,800 US--fromContinued...

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MTV Movie Awards Premiers New "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Clip; Tom Felton Wins for Best Villain (Updated with Video Clip)

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Posted by: Edward
June 05, 2011, 10:24 PM

Moments ago, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) debuted an exclusive new clip from the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" film at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.  The 75 second clip features a slightly longer lookContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Jason Isaacs

Posted by: Rosi
June 05, 2011, 08:11 PM

Please join us at Leaky in wishing Jason Isaacs a very happy birthday. The Lucius Malfoy actor is celebrating his 48th birthday today. Many happy returns, Mr. Isaacs!


May Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
June 05, 2011, 07:50 PM

Please hold on to your hats and temporarily move a few days back in time into last month as the May issue of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication for "all the news you won't find anywhere else", is now available for download. May's edition features articles on Mad-eye Moody, underage duels and the suggested presence of half-giants inContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

Posted by: Rosi
June 04, 2011, 08:29 PM

As it's now the 5th of June in the U.K., the calendar on J.K. Rowling's website has updated to mark the birthday of Draco Malfoy. Many happy returns, Draco!

JKR Interviews

JK Rowling Dicusses Life-Changing Books, eBooks and More in New Interview

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 03, 2011, 06:55 PM

The June 2011 issue of the literary magazine Words with Jam recently published an exclusive interview with Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Ms. Rowling talks about some of her favorite books to read as a child, the challenge of balancing a family and writing, her (messy!) workContinued...

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Emma Watson to Present "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Clip at MTV Movie Awards

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Posted by: Mel
June 03, 2011, 05:32 PM

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will introduce an exclusive new clip from "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" this Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards:

Seeing as we've promised an EXCLUSIVE first look at "Breaking Dawn" during Sunday's ceremony, it seems only fair that we give Potter fans somethingContinued...


Evanna Lynch to Appear at LeakyCon 2011!

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2011, 01:08 PM

Leaky and LeakyCon are what can only be described as totally-freakin'-thrilled to announce that Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, will be joning the festivities at LeakyCon 2011, our conference in Orlando, Fl, next month.

In 2006 Evanna Lynch answered an open casting call for the role of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and herContinued...


Meet the Deathly Hallows actors at LeakyCon 2011!

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2011, 11:44 PM

At LeakyCon 2011, Harry Potter fans will meet, for the first time, some of the newest faces in the Potter series: The young actors who play Albus Severus Potter, Young Lily Evans, Hugo Weasley and James Potter II. They will be joined by Leaky's longtime friend, Christopher Rankin (Percy Weasley) - withoutContinued...


EA Games to Address LeakyCon 2011 for Keynote Presentation on Creation of Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Video Game

Posted by: Edward
June 02, 2011, 12:04 PM

EA Games, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, will be LeakyCon 2011's third of four keynote events at our second charitable Harry Potter conference this July in Orlando, Florida.  The game-makers will be on hand at LeakyCon to discussContinued...

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