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The Phoenix Rises Over the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2006, 04:59 PM

A brand new Harry Potter Conference has been announced for 2007. Phoenix Rising, an educational and academic gathering, is set to be held in the city of New Orleans May 17-21, 2007. Aiming to further explore the Harry Potter phenomenon, this conference will feature academic programing, with panel discussions,Continued...

Leaky

Leaky Wins Yahoo! Search Find of the Year People's Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 11:34 PM

Thanks to you all, Leaky has been voted People's Choice in the Yahoo! Search Finds of the Year Awards 2005.
The news has now hit the AP (apparently NASA's site was also up for the award), and BBC (and now we feel guilty for winning over the school site! Hey, all right, here'sContinued...

Leaky

THE NEW LEAKY

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2006, 10:58 AM

WELCOME to the new and very much improved Leaky Cauldron!

We have been absolutely dying to get this version released and out to you (yes, this is the project code named Fiddy Five). We don't even know where to start telling you what's new about it - but we think there are several things you're going to notice right away.Continued...

LeakyLounge

Happy Birthday, Leaky Lounge!

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2006, 03:35 AM

loungebdaythumb.jpgIt's a historic day here at Leaky; today, our forum, Leaky Lounge, turns one year old!
It's been a whole year since we opened the floodgates to nearly 30,000 of you and more than 500,000 of your posts. It's been a whole year since that first day, when 2,000 of you signed up, leaving all of us staffers whoContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Lucky Fan Meeting with Jo in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 11:04 AM

As we know, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is in Romania as part of a trip to help improve things for children in Eastern European orphanages. While in Romania, Jo has been making several stops to different places, and one lucky young lady was fortunate enough to meet Jo in one such visit. TLC Reader OanaContinued...

Events

Harry Potter Scholars' Conference to be Held in Copenhagen

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2006, 10:07 PM

The Patronus 2006 conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 7-9, 2006 at the University of Copenhagen. The conference will be hosted by the independent organization Patronus in cooperation with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the UniversityContinued...

Leaky

Leaky Shortlisted for Yahoo! UK Entertainment Find of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2006, 12:09 PM

yahooawardthumb.jpgWell, it only took us two weeks to remember to tell you and there are only five days left to vote, but at least we're in under the deadline: Leaky is very thrilled and honored to have been chosen by a panel of judges as one of the finalists in the Yahoo! UK and Ireland 2005 FindsContinued...

Widgets

HP News Widget Now Available for Windows; Floo Search Widget Now Available, Period!

Posted by: Melissa
January 17, 2006, 11:36 PM

Chris Chang has been up to it again: you can now have a Harry Potter News Widget on your Windows or Mac machine (please note you will need the latest version of Konfabulator/Yahoo Widget software, whether on Mac or Windows. The Dashboard version is still availableContinued...

Exclusives

Exclusive Interview with Brendan Gleeson!

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2006, 11:56 AM

Leaky reader Catherine from Dublin was kind enough to send us an exclusive report, including a short interview with Brendan Gleeson, from the red carpet premiere of "Breakfast on Pluto," which took place in Dublin this week. Mr. Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) were amongContinued...

Charity

Rickman Fans Start Charity Drive

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2006, 11:13 AM

Jayna from Rickman-Online.net informed us today that "we Alan Rickman fans have taken it upon ourselves to band together and start a charity drive in honor of Mr. Rickman's fast-approaching 60th birthday (Editor's note: Mr. Rickman will turn 60 on February 21, 2006). We are trying to raise $500 forContinued...

HP Cast

Potter Actors to appear at Collectormania in February

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 09:10 PM

Several actors from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire are due to appear at Collectormania G-Mex in Manchester, England next month. Actors Robert Pattinson (Hufflepuff great Cedric Diggory), Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Roger Lloyd Pack (Barty CrouchContinued...

PotterCast

Ask Arthur Levine Your Questions

Posted by: Melissa
January 03, 2006, 08:25 AM

As mentioned on a previous PotterCast, on Jan. 12 TLC will interview Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books and publisher of the Scholastic (American) edition, and we just can't wait. Part of the interview will consist of fan questions, so if you have one, call (in the U.S.) 1.702.42.LEAKY (1.702.425.3259)Continued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Melissa Anelli

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2005, 12:00 AM

She's the Queen o' the Cauldron,
our own Big Cheese
Everyone, won't you join me please?
as we gather round
and celebrate this day
in honor of
a very special birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELISSA ANELLI!!
Cheers to you! :)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Winner of Signed Half-Blood Prince Book Raffle

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 07:21 PM

Previously, we told you about the Belen Public Library in New Mexico conducting a raffle for their copy of one of the Half-Blood Prince books signed by author J.K. Rowling in order to help fund an addition to their library. The winner was Katherine Williams of Albuquerque, and her son sent us inContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half Blood Prince Ranks on Stephen King's List

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:19 PM

Potter fan and best selling author Stephen King has posted his 10 Favorite Books of the Year list for his Pop of King column he writes for Entertainment Weeklymagazine. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ranked at number five. He writes:

"The miracle of the Harry Potter series isContinued...

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