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Universal Studios Announce "A Celebration of Harry Potter"

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2013, 12:29 PM

We let you know yesterday what scant details we knew about "A Celebration of Harry Potter," and now the floodgates have been opened. Florida residents and Potterheads should get fired up over this news: Universal Studios is hosting a big Potter bash at the park from JanuaryContinued...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Webcast Coming Jan 23

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2013, 01:29 PM

Universal revealed today that on January 23 it will host a Web cast that will offer a sneak peek into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, the new extension of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure Park in Orlando, FL. The announcementContinued...

Misc

The Leaky Cauldron Officially Confirmed for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expansion

Posted by: Mel
December 14, 2013, 08:48 PM

We knew it was happening, but it's good to hear it officially: The Leaky Cauldron will most definitely be a part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. In a discussion between Harry Potter set designer, Stuart Craig, the President ofContinued...

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Potter Takes EW's 'Best YA Ever' Title

Posted by: Melissa
November 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

Some awesome but unsurprising news coming out of Entertainment Weekly that will no doubt have Potterheads thrilled and also nodding their heads.

EW readers cast their votes for the greatest YA Novel of All Time, and good ol' HP took home the crown. That's right, Entertainment Weekly readersContinued...

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Improv Everywhere Sends Harry to Penn Station

Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2013, 11:55 AM

The latest series of videos from comedy troupe Improv Everywhere has involved real-life recreations of iconic scenes from movies (think Gandalf shouting YOU SHALL NOT PASS on a bridge in Central Park), so it was only a matter of time before a Harry Potter themed video surfaced. This time, an outfitted-to-a-teeContinued...

Exclusive: New Snape Stamp from USPS Limited Collection

Posted by: Melissa
November 15, 2013, 03:22 PM

Earlier this month WB announced it would be unveiling a special series of Harry Potter "forever" stamps with the U.S. Postal Service. Today we have an exclusive image from that collection:

 

The stamp booklet has 20 different images of fan-favorite scenes and beloved characters from the Continued...

GrandPre

Mary GrandPre Discusses Harry Potter, 15th Anniversary Covers

Posted by: Mel
November 14, 2013, 08:52 PM

Entertainment Weekly has a new interview with Mary GrandPre, who was the first illustrator for the US editions of Harry Potter. In the interview she discusses her style in illustrating the Harry Potter books, as well as what she thinks about the new 15th anniversary illustrations:

InContinued...

Misc

United States Postal Service to Release Harry Potter Stamp Collection

Posted by: Mel
November 13, 2013, 08:54 PM

The United States Postal Service will be releasing a Harry Potter stamp collection on November 19th. This limited edition collection will include 20 stamps and each stamp will be a 46 cent forever stamp.


A preview of five of the stamps can be seen here.

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Interviewed at Lumos Fundraising Event

Posted by: Mel
November 10, 2013, 08:48 PM

As readers may recall, a fundraising event was held for J. K. Rowling's charity Lumos at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London a few nights ago. Rowling was interviewed by the BBC during the event and talked a bit about the charity's significance to her. She also spoke a little bit about HarryContinued...

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Lumos Fundraising Event at Warner Bros Studio Tour

Posted by: Catherine
November 10, 2013, 10:51 AM

Last night, J.K. Rowling hosted a fundraising event for her Lumos charity. Lumos is designed to rid Europe of systematic institutionalized child care, reunite families, and provide loving and caring environments for children to grow up in. The fundraiser was held at the Harry Potter Warner BrothersContinued...

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The Leaky Cauldron is Coming to Real Life

Posted by: Melissa
November 05, 2013, 03:59 PM

Longtime Leaky Cauldron readers, it has finally happened: The Leaky Cauldron will officially exist in the real world, according to Travel Daily Media, who broke the news today. This has long been rumored with the expansion of the park: also coming to the park is a Gringotts goblin roller coaster as wellContinued...

Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe in ShortList Magazine's 300th Issue Trailer

Posted by: Mel
November 03, 2013, 08:45 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is starring in a trailer for ShortList magazine's 300th issue, which will focus on hardboiled crime fiction. The trailer has a noir theme and features Radcliffe as a crime writer. You can watch the trailer here or below.


Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.

HP Cast

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...

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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...

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