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J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Currently Working on "Chamber of Secrets"

Posted by: Mel
April 26, 2012, 07:05 PM

The Pottermore Twitter account updated with the news that they are working on adding "Chamber of Secrets" to the site:

We're currently working on book two, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and it’s looking great. We’ll give you more information over the coming weeks, so keep an eyeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

Contests

March Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 09:45 AM

The winners for Leaky's March contest have been announced. The challenge was to write the history of a special friendship and envision how one dynamic duo of witch/wizard and their creature companion met.

Congratulations to the following winners:

First place: Neville/Trevor by zonkoltd
Second place: Percy/ScabbersContinued...

Movies

Evanna Lynch Speaks About the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, and More Pictures from the WB Studio Tour

Posted by: Mel
April 25, 2012, 07:35 PM

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) has recently spoken to ET Online about the experience of visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour:

ETOnline: Was it strange to walk back onto the Harry Potter sets for the first time in a few years?
Evanna Lynch: Yes -- and that'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

French, Italian, German, and Spanish E-Books Now Available at Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Mel
April 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

The Pottermore Insider is reporting that the Harry Potter e-books are now available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish for purchase at the Pottermore Shop. The Pottermore site itself is likewise available in all of those languages.

Fans

Quidditch Night at the Boston Cannons

Posted by: Mel
April 21, 2012, 07:01 PM

The International Quidditch Association is holding a Quidditch tournament on the Harvard University soccer field on April 28th. This event is running in concert with the opening of the Boston Cannons lacrosse game which will be held later in the evening:

The tournament will feature the most intense athleticContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Mentions the Harry Potter Encyclopedia on Her New Website

Posted by: Mel
April 16, 2012, 07:02 PM

On J. K. Rowling's new website, Ms. Rowling confirms that the Harry Potter Encyclopedia is still in the works on the FAQ section of the site:

For a long time I have been promising an encyclopaedia of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this now – some of it forms theContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Emma Thompson and Emma Watson!

Posted by: Mel
April 15, 2012, 06:54 PM

Two lovely ladies named Emma are celebrating their birthdays today! Please join Leaky in wishing Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) and Emma Watson a very happy birthday!

Fans

Starkid's "Holy Musical, B@man" Now Online

Posted by: Mel
April 14, 2012, 07:38 PM

Starkid's newest musical, "Holy Musical, B@man," is now available to watch on YouTube. You can read Leaky's preview of the musical here.

Many thanks to Max for the tip!

HP Cast

First Image of Bonnie Wright in "The Philosophers"; Bonnie Wright's and Tom Felton's New Charitable Efforts

Posted by: Mel
April 14, 2012, 07:33 PM

We now have the first image of Bonnie Wright in her upcoming film "The Philosophers" which can be seen here in our galleries.

Both Bonnie Wright and Tom Felton have recently become involved in charity work. Wright has a Twitter account for theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Now Available to All!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's online Harry Potter experience, is now open to all wishing to join in on the experience.  The change was made early this morning in the UK and is indicated on the official website with the question "Are you magical?"  Users may sign up now, while actual invitations should start arriving--Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's New Book "The Casual Vacancy" Out 27th September 2012

Posted by: Rosi
April 12, 2012, 09:08 AM

Hold on to your hats, people: the publisher Little, Brown has just put out a press release giving us the title of JK Rowling’s new book… The Casual Vacancy! The book will be out on the 27th September 2012 (worldwide release date) and Little, Brown also provided a plot summary:Continued...

JKRowling.com

J.K. Rowling Launches New Website

Posted by: Rosi
April 12, 2012, 08:50 AM

J.K. Rowling just announced the launch of her newly revamped website on Twitter. Check it out at this link!

Books

Harry Potter E-Books Sell Over 1 Million Pounds in Three Days

Posted by: Mel
April 07, 2012, 10:39 PM

The recently opened Pottermore Shop is reporting that during the first three days they were in operation they made 1 million pounds from the sales of the Harry Potter e-books:


"We had budgeted for a much lower figure, I had looked at the physical sales of the books, and triedContinued...

LeakyLounge

April Contest: Fred and George Family Prank

Posted by: Mel
April 02, 2012, 07:09 PM

This month's contest is inspired by none other than Messrs Fred and George Weasley and asks you to write the story of a prank the Weasley twins played on their family members. Stories should be no more than 500 words and should not conflict with canon. Email your submission to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.orgContinued...

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