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Illusion Crochet Fleur di Lis (v2)

Crafts - Crochet
Posted by: JenniferB
February 01, 2010, 07:01 PM


A small amount of worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors of choice
Size H/8 (5.00 mm) Hook
Yarn needle

Final Measurements
Makes a tea towel sized cloth

Free Loop: This is the front loop you did not crochet in the previous row.
Ch – Chain

Nargle Repelling Necklace

Crafts - Jewelry
Posted by: JenniferB
February 01, 2010, 06:24 PM


5/32 inch drill bit
3 corks 
2 crimp beads
1 clasp set
Doll needle
22 inches (55.88 cm) of beading wire 
Wire cutters 
Bead crimping tool or needle nose pliers

Final Measurements
18 inch (45.72 cm) necklace

Carefully drill a hole throughContinued...

DH Film

Trio Talk Filming Seven Potters and Silver Doe Scenes for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
February 01, 2010, 04:28 PM

French Harry Potter fan site has posted a select translation from the February issue of One Magazine, which features short interviews with actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) about filmingContinued...

Video Games

Fan Site Exclusive: LEGO Harry Potter Screenshots, Renders, and Images

Posted by: Edward
February 01, 2010, 02:25 PM

Warner Bros. Interactive has released a special collection of LEGO Harry Potter Video Game screenshots, renders, and other images to Harry Potter fan sites today, which give us a number of new sneak peeks at the game.  The full collection of new images, which can be seen in our Image GalleriesContinued...


Illustrated Scene Contest

Posted by: Rosi
February 01, 2010, 11:49 AM

Our Contest Team have just announced their newest contest for the month of February, the Illustrated Scene Contest. This month's contest asks you to illustrate a scene from the Harry Potter series that you find particularly moving. The entries will be judged on how you managed to evoke that way that scene made you feelContinued...

I'm Not Wearing That, It's Ghastly!

Bloggers - Jon
Posted by: Jon
February 01, 2010, 08:56 AM

Hello, again.  I write to you from Los Angeles, where I have been living since Thursday!  California is magnificent.  I will be job-hunting this week, but as a treat for myself, I think I will take a walk down to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see the trio’s Hand, Foot, and Wand prints.Continued...


Crafts - Featured Crafter of the Month
Posted by: JenniferB
February 01, 2010, 08:30 AM

The Leaky Cauldron's Crafty Witches & Wizard are pleased as pumpkin juice to present to you the Featured Crafter of the Month for February 2010, hermione_jean_7!

Meet hermione_jean_7!

Hermione_jean_7 was nominated because
her specialty is quilting but she has done some beautiful workContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
January 31, 2010, 02:09 AM

In the Actors in the News Roundup this week we have for you a new interview, a film release date and a number of new photos and videos featuring actors from the Harry Potter cast.

Two weeks ago, we told you about an interview with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in The Times in which the actress spoke about herContinued...


Helping Haiti Heal Continues on Livestream Today at 2pm EST

Posted by: Edward
January 30, 2010, 12:35 PM

Today, January 30th, at 2pm EST, a second Helping Haiti Heal live fundraising webcast will take place on the SayAHA Livestream channel benefitting Partners in Health.  Helping Haiti Heal is a home-grown effort to contribute to the growing humanitarian aid and charitable reliefContinued...


Wizarding World's Hogwarts Castle Feels "about 700 feet tall;" More on Butterbeer at the Park

Posted by: Edward
January 30, 2010, 01:19 AM

Additional details from the recent reveal of new information about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park have come online via two new reports via MTV.  First, the subject of the towering Hogwarts Castle is discussed here by ThierryContinued...


New Interview with Nicholas Hooper on Scoring Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Rosi
January 29, 2010, 08:12 PM

Warner Bros.' monthly Harry Potter newsletter has a brand new interview with Nicholas Hooper in which he talks about his experiences scoring "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and  "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." In the interview Mr. Hooper comments that theContinued...

Video Games

New Harry Potter LEGO Video Game Trailer, Screenshots, First Look; May 2010 Release Date

Posted by: Edward
January 29, 2010, 05:01 PM

IGN has posted a first look at the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 video game, which included a series of six new screenshots and a third trailer featuring new clips and spells from the game.  Most interestingly, the trailer for the video game, whichContinued...


Official Word on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Advertisement; High Res Screen Grab

Posted by: Edward
January 29, 2010, 11:14 AM

As a followup to our story below, Universal Orlando Resort has this morning issued a press release regarding the launch of a national advertising campaign for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park during the first half of the upcoming SuperContinued...


Super Bowl Commercial Planned for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 11:11 PM

The New York Times Media Decoder has an article online which relates plans by Universal Orlando to include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park as part of a commercial to air during the upcoming Super Bowl game.  Noting that the spot is set to broadcastContinued...


January Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:48 PM

Today we bring you a brand new issue of The Quibbler, The Leaky Cauldron's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish." In this issue you will find articles on the remarkable discovery of a common herb cure for Dragon Pox, baffled Muggles on New Year's Eve, as well as Aberforth's page threeContinued...