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Update: Helping Haiti Heal Webcast Concludes; Raises $33,000 for Partners In Health in Six Hours

Posted by: Edward
January 23, 2010, 02:00 PM

The Helping Haiti Heal fundraising webcast benefiting Partners in Health in has now finished, but the donation drive is still underway.  To donate and become eligible for an items on our ever-expanding list of now over 200 gifts, click here.

In under six hours, Harry Potter fans and fans from a collectionContinued...


Lily and Stag Reading Group Weekend of Fun

Posted by: Rosi
January 23, 2010, 01:55 PM

The Lily and Stag Inn, host of the Harry Potter Reading Groups at the Leaky Lounge, invite you to join them in their discussion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Lily and Stag are collapsing the walls between their rooms, allowing you to move between the private reading groups and back againContinued...


New Three Broomsticks Pictures, Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
January 23, 2010, 12:12 AM

More Wizarding World of Harry Potter news comes to us from a recent report posted on the Orlando Attractions Magazine blog, which features new photos of the Three Broomsticks structure at the theme park.  The new images, which can now be seen right here inContinued...


J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Helping Haiti Heal

Posted by: Edward
January 22, 2010, 02:30 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a full U.K. edition set of her books, as well as a handwritten card, to Helping Haiti Heal, the multifandom donation drive kicking off tomorrow via Webcast.

This extremely rare item joins more than 100 special gifts, includingContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, John Hurt

Posted by: Rosi
January 22, 2010, 02:25 AM

Today we ask you to join us in wishing John Hurt a very happy birthday. The actor, who portrays Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating his 70th birthday! Many happy returns!


Helping Haiti Heal: LiveStream Fundraising Event Saturday at 2pm EST

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 04:45 PM

The Leaky Cauldron is helping Haiti heal.  Harry Potter fans have joined with members of fandoms from other popular books, movies, and tv series (including Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly) to create Helping Haiti Heal, a home-grown effort to contribute toContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:45 PM

Over the past few days, reports have been circulating across various news outlets regarding Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling purchasing an Edinburgh house after viewing only two rooms, and after offering the current owners a sum of money to vacate in time for a Christmas party.  Leaky hasContinued...


3D Map of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in January 28th Editions of USA Today

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:38 PM

According to the latest issue of USA Today, a three-dimensional Wizarding World of Harry Potter map is set to be included in the January 28th issue of the national newspaper.  The small, front page article, which can be seen right here in our Image GalleriesContinued...


PotterCast on Livestream at 12:45pm EST

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:30 PM

Hey guys:  Join Melissa, John, and Frak for a live recording of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, on our Livestream channel at 12:45pm EST for a run down of the latest in Harry Potter news, discussion, theories, and more.  Log in to Livestream, sit back, chat, and enjoy.  See you there!

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Receives Two BAFTA Nominations

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 11:59 AM

The final set of nominations for the 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the BAFTAs, have been announced, and include two nominations for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film.  First, the sixth Potter film was recognized in the category of Production Design, alongContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Film Nominated for Visual Effects Society Award

Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2010, 01:49 PM

The "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film has been nominated in the 8th Annual VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards, "recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games."  The sixthContinued...


Emma Watson Makes's 99 Women of 2010 List

Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2010, 01:35 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has been named one of's 99 Women of 2010, coming in at number 55 on the list.  An article on notes that Miss Watson was one of two teens on the list, the other being actress Kristin Stewart ("Twilight").'s profileContinued...

"Sometimes I Think We Sort Too Soon"... Or Do We?

Bloggers - tlccraftywitches
Posted by: tlccraftywitches
January 20, 2010, 01:05 PM

I have several friends who have recently had babies, and being the awesome person that I am (just ask me!), I like to give little gifts. Also, being the super HP fan that I am (just ask me!), I like to sneak in little HP-themed gifts every now and again. Now, one would think that my dilemmaContinued...


Haiti Auction Ending Tomorrow - and more

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2010, 02:10 AM

Tomorrow (or, rather, in 10 hours) the auction at the help_Haiti LiveJournal community will end. Artists and activists from all over fandom have contributed items, the proceeds from which will benefit aid to the earthquake survivors of Haiti. This auction includes many items from Leaky staffers including:Continued...


New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction Jobs Open

Posted by: Edward
January 19, 2010, 08:24 PM

As the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park continues towards completion, new roles are being filled to help create the full Harry Potter experience.  It is now being reported that further opportunities for jobs at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction have been postedContinued...