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UK Children's Laureates Create List of Best Books for Children

Posted by: sue
April 28, 2009, 01:16 PM

The UK Children's Laureates have compiled a list of best books for children for UK book seller Waterstones. The press is making much ado over the fact that the list does not contain any of the Harry Potter novels written by author J.K. Rowling, however as the BBC points out that justContinued...

J.K. Rowling

ABC to Broadcast A Year in the Life Documentary on JK Rowling July 16th

Posted by: sue
April 24, 2009, 03:53 PM

The ABC Television Network has announced will be broadcasting the special "A Year in the Life" documentary on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling this summer. The network will be airing the documentary on Thursday, July 16 from 8-9pm (ET) the weekend of the release of Harry PotterContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 191: The Magic Castle

Posted by: Edward
April 17, 2009, 09:00 AM

The 191st episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online with the latest in Harry Potter and our first replacement Melissa! To start off the show, Sue gives us the latest in Harry Potter news including new Jason Isaacs interviews, Half-Blood Prince character posters, LeakyCon Keynote Speakers John andContinued...

Companion Books

New Cover Art for Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages Due July 31, 2009

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 04:43 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, has announced they are re-releasing two of the companion books this summer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. Due to be released July 31, 2009, you can seeContinued...

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Statement from J.K. Rowling Regarding Resignation from MS Society Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 08, 2009, 06:11 PM

An update now regarding the story from earlier today, involving Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling and her resignation as Patron of MS Society Scotland, the charity she has long and very publicly supported on her website, in her many charitable contributions, and gala fund raisingContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 190: The Answer to Global Warming!

Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2009, 05:54 PM

The latest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has now been released and includes all your latest Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  Our 190th episode starts off with Sue's News, which goes into detail about Harry Potter artist Mary Grand Pre's charitable art donation, a recentContinued...

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JK Rowling Steps Down from MS Society Scotland?

Posted by: sue
April 08, 2009, 05:08 PM

There is a new report tonight stating J.K. Rowling has resigned her role as Patron of MS Society Scotland, an organization she has long supported. The Press Association is reporting tonight that JKR is stepping aside from her involvement in the charity due to internal conflicts, and has this quote from theContinued...

Fans

Muggle Students Play Quidditch in Wales

Posted by: Edward
April 06, 2009, 04:08 PM

Students of the Ferndale Comprehensive School in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales have the added benefit of a little magic to their physical education program with the inclusion of a muggle form of Quidditch into their sports activities.  The Guardian is reporting that a version of the game is being playedContinued...

LeakyLounge

Join the "Fellowship" in Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
April 04, 2009, 03:15 PM

Jo's Book Nook, the home of our non-Harry Potter Book Club, has now opened the communal reading of the first novel in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring.  Located in our Leaky Lounge forum, Jo's Book Nook offers all registered Lounge members the opportunity to joinContinued...

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JK Rowling To Give Reading at Royal Opera House in London, Attends Dinner at 10 Downing Street

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2009, 12:11 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will continue her visit with Michelle Obama, wife of the President of the United States Barack Obama, as they are scheduled to attend a performance at the Royal Opera House in London, England tomorrow. The Independent reportsContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 189: An Abysmal Failure

Posted by: Edward
March 31, 2009, 10:44 PM

Episode 189 of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for your audible enjoyment.  This episode starts off with the latest Harry Potter news from our own Sue, who gives us the latest on the Lego Harry Potter game, Matt Lewis on Twitter, Deathly Hallows filming in Wales, Toby Jones' clues onContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London

Posted by: sue
March 31, 2009, 06:38 PM

The President of the United States Barack Obama is making a diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom, and there will be a special dinner held for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit, which will take place this week. Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, is hosting the eventContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Book Notes: Illegal Copies of Half-Blood Prince on Scribd, More

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 06:05 PM

Several pieces of news tonight relating to the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. The Times is reporting that free copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were available on Scribd.com, a literary website where thousands of books and manuscripts are availableContinued...

Movies

Harry Potter Among All-Time Coolest Pop Culture Heroes from Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Edward
March 27, 2009, 02:30 PM

UPDATE: You can see the cover of the EW magazine, which features a newer photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry and an old photo of Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort here in our galleries.

Entertainment Weekly has released a new list which ranks their Twenty All-Time Coolest HeroesContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by StephenieContinued...

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