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2008: A Year in Review, Leaky and the Fandom

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2008, 04:23 PM

Time for the second year in review report, this focusing on events and moments for us here at Leaky and the Harry Potter fandom.

JANUARY

A new year brought a new poll on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter website, and reports claimed a December 2009 opening is possible. 

The Ace of Cakes met PotterCastContinued...

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January Question and Answer Contest Now Open

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2008, 07:49 AM

As the 2009 approaches, our Contest Crew has put together the first contest for the new year, which asks you to answer one of the unanswered questions left at the end of the Harry Potter series.  The Story that Answers a Question Contest, will have you write a 750 word story which gives a plausible answer to an unansweredContinued...

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New Holiday Issue of "The Quibbler" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2008, 04:04 PM

Just in time for the holidays, we can now present to you the latest issue of The Quibbler, full of “all the news you won’t find anywhere else."  This Christmas themed issue of The Quibbler is now available for download and features holiday cheer and enjoyment for your reading pleasure. Continued...

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Programmers Wanted!

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2008, 05:18 PM

Hey: Leaky is on the lookout for some new programmers. As Leaky continues to grow and become more complex, we have to offer our resident geniuses, Nick Poulden and Alex Robbin, some help, and we're hoping some of you are interested.

If you'd like to get some great hands-on experience programming for a large audience, and have some experienceContinued...

Contests

Winner of Fat Friar Story Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2008, 10:22 PM

The winners of our November Fat Friar Story Contest have been chosen by our Contest Crew and are ready to be announced.  Last month we asked you to pen an original, 600-word story about how the Fat Friar became a ghost at Hogwarts.  After receiving many splendid entries, we now have for youContinued...

Books

Beedle the Bard Becomes UK Fastest-Selling Book of Year

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2008, 04:36 PM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have become the fastest-selling book of the year in UK. The Bookseller is reporting the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling " shot straight to the top of the bestseller charts with sales of 368,000 copies in three days." The article noted that BeedleContinued...

Scribbulus

Twenty-Fifth Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2008, 12:01 AM

It is the silver anniversary for Scribbulus, Leaky’s premier essay project, for we have for you today their twenty-fifth issue of Harry Potter essays.  Each issue contains a collection of essays on themes, characters, elements, or personal experiences with the novels.  For our December issue,Continued...

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Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Topper Contest

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 01:15 PM

While the gnomes in our muggle gardens may not spring to life, the gnomes at The Burrow surely do and are your starting point for our Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Contest.  In this latest contest, those small creatures with large heads and hard, bony feet from the Harry Potter series are requiredContinued...

Galleries

2008 Holiday Countdown Calendar from our Image Galleries

Posted by: Edward
December 01, 2008, 03:32 PM

Just in time for the holiday season, our Gallery Staffers have joined together to create the 2008 Holiday Countdown Calendar to make those days before Christmas pass by faster.  Each day from now until December 24th, one of our gallery staffers will post a holiday-themed image fromContinued...

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Winners of Halloween Harry Potter Costume Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
November 19, 2008, 12:34 AM

The winners of our October Harry Potter Halloween Contest have been chosen from many amazing entries and are ready to be announced.  Last month, we asked you to create a costume based on any character from the Harry Potter series.  Our Contest Crew has divided up the winnersContinued...

Harry, A History

USA Today Features "Harry, A History" by Melissa Anelli

Harry, A History
Posted by: sue
November 04, 2008, 10:57 PM

Today,  Harry, A History, the new book about the Harry Potter phenomenon written by TLC webmistress Melissa Anelli, has officially been released. As such, the USA Today newspaper takes a closer look at the book, with an article that also contains new comments from Melissa who says thatContinued...

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Leaky Cauldron's November Event Round Up

Posted by: Edward
November 04, 2008, 12:53 PM

As it is now a new month, we have a host of new activities going on all over The Leaky Cauldron.  We have today the opening of two new book clubs, a communal holiday crafting event, and a brand new contest to bring you.

First up, our Harry Potter Book Club has started to read the sixth book in authorContinued...

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Winners of the Harry Potter Decor Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
October 27, 2008, 08:18 PM

Last month, we brought you the Harry Potter Themed Decor Contest, which asked you to photograph a room which you have decorated in a Harry Potter style or theme.  After receiving many splendid entries, we now have for you the winners of this contest. 

First Place: Carmen Ruybe

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Halloween Edition of "The Quibbler" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
October 27, 2008, 04:00 PM

Just in time for Halloween, the latest issue of "The Quibbler" is here containing “all the news you won’t find anywhere else.”  This issue features the most haunting news on a possible Goblin War; Ghost Attacks and Muggle cover ups; equally shocking news about Aurors, Dementors, and GilderoyContinued...

Conventions

Harry Potter Conventions Reminder: Registrations Open for Leaky Con 2009, Azkatraz 2009

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2008, 04:09 PM

As the year begins to draw to an end, we've gotten many owls from those asking about Harry Potter gatherings due to be held next year, and so here is a reminder of two of the big events due in 2009.

First a reminder that our very first convention, Leaky ConContinued...

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