LeakyNews.com

Welcome to the text only version of The-Leaky-Cauldron.org. To see the full version, click here
Rss-icon
News » HP References

New Images of "Diagon Alley" in Orlando

Posted by: Catherine
January 18, 2014, 11:18 AM

The UORBuzz twitter has posted new photos of Orlando's "Diagon Alley" expansion of the Harry Potter theme park. The photos, with the scaffolding taken down to allow a clearer view, are of Diagon Alley's water front. This will be the entryway into the park. The outside of the entryway looks like several LondonContinued...

UPDATED WITH LIVESTREAM LINK: Quidditch Olympics Update

Posted by: Catherine
July 07, 2012, 04:22 PM

Update: You can see the schedule for the games and access a link to a livestream of the games here.

As we have previously reported, the UK, US, France, and Australia are taking part in The Quidditch Association's Summer Olympic Games. More details of this tournament have been released. The Summer Olympic Games for QuidditchContinued...

EW: Harry Potter One of the Greatest Characters of the Last Twenty Years

Posted by: Edward
May 27, 2010, 12:41 PM

Entertainment Weekly has complied their list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years to commemorate the magazine's twentieth anniversary, and has included the character of Harry Potter on that ranking.  Coming in at number two, the boy who lived joined suchContinued...

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Introduces Harry Potter LogoJet

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 08:46 PM

Travelers will be able to fly the their way across the country in Harry Potter style, in a way, for Virgin Atlantic airlines has introduced a Harry Potter logojet which will soon be in use.  The SeattlePI is reporting that the airline has included a logo for the Wizarding World ofContinued...

Dobby Voted One of the "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History"

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:42 PM

Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History." Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other "luckless individuals who at least make our lives better." The feature provides aContinued...

The Economist on Economy of Harry Potter; Deathly Hallows Filming Ends in May

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
December 19, 2009, 08:23 PM

Business and world finance magazine The Economist has published a lengthy profile on the varied ways in which the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowing as impacted on the financial and business markets over the past twelve years.  In this article, the successes of theContinued...

James and Oliver Phelps to Attend Wizarding World Theme Park Opening

Posted by: Edward
December 18, 2009, 03:06 PM

As readers will recall, last week word came from an interview conducted by The Magazine in Canada with actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) that the pair will be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park currently under construction at UniversalContinued...

Weasley Clock Meets Twitter

Posted by: Edward
December 03, 2009, 02:42 PM

Ingenious inventors have made further strides into creating a muggle version of the famous magical Weasley Clock from the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling.  FastCompany.com reports that a new version of the device has been invented utilizing Twitter to pinpoint the location of family members at anyContinued...

Oxford University Gets Gryffindor Common Room

Posted by: Edward
November 24, 2009, 03:56 PM

The students at Oxford University, Magdalen College have given one of their common rooms a bit of the Harry Potter magic, for the Telegraph reports a motion has passed renaming the Magdalen College Junior Common Room 'Gryffindor' after the Hogwarts House.  Zoe Tyndall, a student who voted inContinued...

Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in someContinued...

Muggles Post Photo of Giant Squid on Google Earth, Devils Snare Found in Garden

Posted by: sue
August 26, 2009, 07:59 AM

The Muggles have done it again! STV reports today that a search of Google Earth photos has revealed what they are calling a possible sighting of the elusive Loch Ness Monster, otherwise known as the Giant Squid in Lake Hogwarts  ;)

Also, apparently pranksters from Hogwarts may well earn theContinued...

Magical Moving Photo Type Ads Due for Limited Copies of Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who emailed today regarding the news of a clever real world Muggle marketing and advertising campaign that will echo the moving photos seen in the Daily Prophet. The BBC reports that on September 18, readers in LA  and New York who purchase aContinued...

Boston Globe Examines Relationship Between Harry Potter and Religion

Posted by: Edward
August 19, 2009, 11:31 AM

The Boston Globe has published a lengthy article regarding the growing acceptance of the Harry Potter books among the religious communities and scholars.  Citing the advancing moderate views by a number of religious scholars and theologians, the article relates their argumentContinued...

Who Cast the Owl Crop Circle Spell?

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 10:12 AM

There is a rather offbeat yet fun Harry Potter reference in the news today as there is a report that a giant owl crop-circle has appeared in a field in England as a tribute to the late pet of Harry, Hedwig. The Telegraph reports that a new series of mysterious crop-circles (patterns cut in farmers fields) haveContinued...

Weasley Clock Ticks Closer to Becoming Reality

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2009, 09:03 PM

Those who desire a Muggle version of the Weasley family clock may not have much longer to wait for this type of technology to be available in their homes.  The Times is reporting this evening that researchers at Microsoft have completed user trials for their Whereabouts Clock.  As TLC reportedContinued...