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It's Better Than "Nymphadora"

Posted by: Kristin
May 04, 2004, 08:30 AM

From the South Wales Evening Post:
When Joanna Chammings of South Wales told her daughter, Niamh, that she was pregnant, her daughter said "wouldn't it be lovely if we had triplets?"

Mrs. Chammings shortly thereafter found out that was exactly what she was having. So she told her seven-year old that she couldContinued...

Stuff for your HP-Themed Party

Posted by: Melissa
May 03, 2004, 04:18 PM

Birthday party websites have started to show the plates and cups and ancillary items like stickers for new PoA-themed party supplies. They also might be good additions to PoA line parties and similar events.

Emma Watson in American Girl Magazine

Posted by: Kristin
May 01, 2004, 08:24 AM

Several readers have let us know that there's a brief interview with Emma Watson in this month's issue of American Girl.
AG: You've worked with some very famous and talented actors. What have they taught you?

Emma: I think I've learned more from the actors as people than as actors, if you knowContinued...

JKR Asked to Write a Dr Who Episode

Posted by: Melissa
April 30, 2004, 01:30 PM

Unfortunately, she declined, Russell T Davies' column in Issue 343 of Doctor Who Magazine reports> Davis, who is the executive producer and main writer for Dr Who, asked JK Rowling if she would like to write an episode for the new series due to air on BBC1 early next year. He says that she was "amusedContinued...

Funny Money?

Posted by: Melissa
April 29, 2004, 03:13 PM

The BBC reports that two in five people think that a Gringotts Sickle is real, and as many as 25% of the respondents believe credits, the currency from the Star Wars-verse, is genuine.

Chris Rankin

Posted by: Kristin
April 29, 2004, 07:13 AM

Chris Rankin Online has photos from his new play, Hedda Gabler, as well as a short interview from YM Magazine.
Thanks, Scott!

Webby Awards

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2004, 04:50 PM has been nominated for a Webby Award in the category of "Community". Acknowledging the best of the web, the award winners will be announced on May 12th. Congratulations to the whole FictionAlley team!
Congratulations also go to Leaky Editor in Chief B.K. DeLong, who helped to develop the MIT OpenCourseWareContinued...

Masterclass with Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2004, 11:56 AM

A charity fundraiser is offering the chance for an acting class with Kenneth Branagh(Gilderoy Lockhart). The winning bidder will receive a two hour class with the acclaimed actor, with discussion, then performance of a scene from Shakespeare. All proceeds benefit the Paul Bevan Cancer Foundation.

Australian Papers Report on Fans' Trips

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 10:50 AM

Various Australian papers ran articles recently about organized trips to the UK to visit movie locations. The Shepparton News writes, "Movie buffs can visit the sites of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters with a film location vacation in the United Kingdom.... A Movie Map brochure, producedContinued...

Floo Network Update

Posted by: Kristin
March 29, 2004, 07:52 AM

Steve let us know that the Floo Network has been updated (you can also access it from the top of Leaky's page) - thanks, Steve!

Emma Watson, Tom Felton at Scooby Premiere

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2004, 07:35 PM

Jo, from , wrote us to say that Emma Watson(Hermione) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) attended tonight's London premiere of "Scooby Doo 2". Click here for her report and pictures. Thanks Jo!

Robbie Coltrane on "Frasier" Finale

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2004, 08:36 AM

Actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) will guest star on the series finale of the long running show "Frasier", airing on NBC May 13th. Thanks Kathy!

New Mary GrandPré Artwork

Posted by: Kristin
March 20, 2004, 08:51 AM

Mugglenet, courtesy of Veritaserum, has posted three new works by American Harry Potter editions artist Mary GrandPré. The first are noted as 'folders', while the third is apparently a postcard:
Harry, Hermione, and Ron at the Three Broomsticks

Happy Birthday, Harry

Christmas at Hogwarts

In this TLC editor'sContinued...

Richard Harris on BBC

Posted by: Kristin
March 15, 2004, 07:10 AM

Several TLC readers have let us know that the BBC will air a profile tonight on the late actor Richard Harris.

Harry Potter Books Found in Madrid Rubble

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2004, 11:22 AM

We've got a bit of sad news, as reported to us by Among the destruction following the 3/11 bombings in Madrid were parts of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, presumably left by riders of the trains who were injured in the attacks.
Asked to describe the scene in anContinued...