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Potter alum Scarlett Byrne Regular in TNT's "Falling Skies"

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2013, 10:35 PM

Scarlett Byrne, who played Pansy Parkinson in the last three Harry Potter films, and fans recognize from several LeakyCons and Leaky-related events, has been cast in TNT's alien drama Falling Skies, as a series regular. She plays a woman with special powers and a connection to the other-worlders.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Talks About Expanding Charity Lumos

Posted by: Mel
October 26, 2013, 08:47 PM

In a new interview with Event magazine, J. K. Rowling reveals her hopes to expand her charity, Lumos, to Britain, as well as discussing some of the disturbing things she saw while visiting an institution in Eastern Europe:

JK Rowling has revealed the heartbreaking moment she almost snatched a babyContinued...

News

Whimsic Alley Store sued by Warner Bros

Posted by: Catherine
October 23, 2013, 02:24 PM

Warner Bros has filed a lawsuit against Harry Potter store Whimsic Alley, in Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley, initially an online store, opened store doors in 2004. It then moved location to a larger venue on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, acquired a "Great Hall" to be rented out for events, and aspired to startContinued...

News

Rupert Grint "CGBG" Interview

Posted by: Catherine
October 12, 2013, 06:12 PM

Rupert Grint sat down with The Daily Beast to talk about his new film CBGB. Grint discussed his character, Cheetah Chrome, and what it was like to work with Alan Rickman outside the Potter set. He also talked about why he chose the post-Potter roles he has been seen in, especially his choice of playing aContinued...

LeakyCon

LeakyCon Releases Dates, Location, and Registration Info for 2014 Conference!

Posted by: Melissa
October 11, 2013, 12:38 AM

No more waiting, let's get right to it! LeakyCon 2014 will be July 30 to August 3 at  the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. You know what that means? We're celebrating both Harry Potter's birthday AND Esther Day together! There are four levels of registration:Continued...

LeakyCon

LeakyCon 2014 Launch Party at 10pm Eastern!

Posted by: Melissa
October 10, 2013, 09:13 PM

In just about one hour we are hosting a livestream at the LeakyCon YouTube channel kicking off LeakyCon 2014! We will debuting all sorts of videos from this year's LeakyCons and be bringing by a bunch of special guests including Joey Richter, Scarlet Byrne, Paul DeGeorge, Lauren Fairweather, all theContinued...

Charity

Win a Harry Potter Book Signed by J.K. Rowling and Donate for the HPA!

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2013, 06:38 PM

We're entering the final week of the Harry Potter Alliance's Equality FTW fundraiser, and the amazing donation perks just Keep. Getting. Better. Today, it was announced that JK Rowling has donated a full set of the Harry Potter series books to the Harry Potter Alliance. An autographedContinued...

News

Happy Birthday Minerva McGonagall

Posted by: Catherine
October 04, 2013, 03:28 PM

Today is the birthday of a particularly gifted witch, Minerva McGonagall. Professor McGonagall taught Transfiguration at Hogwarts, was head of the department as well as head of Gryffindor House. Professor McGonagall is currently the headmistress of Hogwarts. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful character'sContinued...

Misc

Pottermore Adds Gilderoy Lockhart's Bio to "Chamber of Secrets"

Posted by: Mel
October 03, 2013, 08:42 PM

You can now find J. K. Rowling's bio of DADA professor Gilderoy Lockhart in the "Chamber of Secrets" section of Pottermore:

You might want to pay a visit to one of the Moments from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; a Moment that features a well-known character who prides himselfContinued...

Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe Talks "Kill Your Darlings" on The Colbert Report

Posted by: Mel
October 02, 2013, 08:53 PM

Daniel Radcliffe appeared on last night's Colbert Report to promote his film "Kill Your Darlings." You can watch the interview here. "Kill Your Darlings" will be released on October 16th.

Fantastic Beasts

David Heyman to Produce "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2013, 01:50 PM

MTV News Correspondent Josh Horowitz brings us the latest development in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them news:

Misc

First Pottermore Installment of "Goblet of Fire" Available to Everyone

Posted by: Mel
October 01, 2013, 08:42 PM

The first installment of "Goblet of Fire" on Pottermore is now available for all users to enjoy:

We’re excited to announce that all members of Pottermore.com are now able to explore the first instalment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

Soak up the atmosphere of theContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #251: J/K!

Posted by: brad
October 01, 2013, 08:03 PM

Remember the time we ended PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, because there wasn't a lot of news in the Harry Potter world to discuss and we said that we'd hold out the slim hope that would change the far future, and if it did, we'd come back?

Remember how we found out two weeks later that J.K. Rowling had written two moreContinued...

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