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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...

News

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...

News

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:

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...

News

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...

LeakyCon

LeakyCon Releases Dates, Location, and Registration Info for 2014 Conference!

Posted by: Melissa
October 11, 2013, 12:38 AM

No more waiting, let's get right to it! LeakyCon 2014 will be July 30 to August 3 at  the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. You know what that means? We're celebrating both Harry Potter's birthday AND Esther Day together! There are four levels of registration:Continued...

LeakyCon

LeakyCon 2014 Launch Party at 10pm Eastern!

Posted by: Melissa
October 10, 2013, 09:13 PM

In just about one hour we are hosting a livestream at the LeakyCon YouTube channel kicking off LeakyCon 2014! We will debuting all sorts of videos from this year's LeakyCons and be bringing by a bunch of special guests including Joey Richter, Scarlet Byrne, Paul DeGeorge, Lauren Fairweather, all theContinued...

Charity

Win a Harry Potter Book Signed by J.K. Rowling and Donate for the HPA!

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2013, 06:38 PM

We're entering the final week of the Harry Potter Alliance's Equality FTW fundraiser, and the amazing donation perks just Keep. Getting. Better. Today, it was announced that JK Rowling has donated a full set of the Harry Potter series books to the Harry Potter Alliance. An autographedContinued...

Misc

Pottermore Adds Gilderoy Lockhart's Bio to "Chamber of Secrets"

Posted by: Mel
October 03, 2013, 08:42 PM

You can now find J. K. Rowling's bio of DADA professor Gilderoy Lockhart in the "Chamber of Secrets" section of Pottermore:

You might want to pay a visit to one of the Moments from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; a Moment that features a well-known character who prides himselfContinued...

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