Entertainment Weekly Names Leaky “Essential Fan Site” and “Best of the Web”

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Dec 21, 2007

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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Entertainment Weekly has placed Leaky as #2 (and the only HP site named) on its 25 Essential Fan Sites (online version) and Best of the Web lists (print version – thanks Cindy for the scan!). The article points out our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast; our Scribbulus essays; Chamber of Chat, and our Harry Potter crafts section. As to “Why it’s Essential”: “Its accuracy and thoroughness have earned Leaky the respect of both J.K. Rowling ” who has called it ”my favorite fansite” and even given it a rare interview ” and Warner Bros., which singled it out for an exclusive set visit.”

If you’re an Indiana Jones fan, check out TheRaider.net, the number one pick!

Big congrats to all the staff here and thanks to EW! The magazine should be on stands today.





76 Responses to Entertainment Weekly Names Leaky “Essential Fan Site” and “Best of the Web”

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GO LEAKY!! Woo-hoo! Congrats!

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YAY. Wow, congrats Leaky!! You deserve it so much! I don’t know what I’d do without this site, it’s awesome. It’s definitely been the best week ever for you guys, haha.

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Cottoned-on, have they? :) Well deserved indeed. Congrats, Leaky.

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WOW! This is fantastic! Well deserved! Have a butterbeer!!

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Ain’t it the truth?! Gratzes :)

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Aww, that is awesome. Congrats TLC!

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Congrats :D:D:D

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Yay!!! That’s awesome. Congrats, Leaky! Well deserved! You wrock!!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know why I love this site!!!

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Congrats, Leaky! You certainly deserve it!

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Melissa, Sue, Edward, and the entire Leaky staff: Warmest congratulations on the well-deserved recognition!

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Congratulations to the Leaky Cauldron and all of its staff! You all do deserve this great recognition. :)

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Congratulations! TLC deserves the recognition, after all the hard work the staff has been putting through the years. It seems like this has been a very good month, though! Between JKR and this… lol!

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sigh As if I thought this week couldn’t get any better. Well played Leaky. ;)

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With all the hard work you guys do, this is very well deserved. Congrats to everyone, I’ve heard it takes like 200 people to make this place run. You guys really deserve it.

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WOOOOOOT! This is it! We’re all part of this! Congratulations. Woot Carl haha. ^^

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Yep… This is why we love you Leaky! Integrity means everything to the staff here and you never disappoint. Congratulations!

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Bloody well done! Butterbeers all around!

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Well!

I must say Entertainment Weekly will be pleased to know that I quite agree with them.

And the last PotterCast was complete ecstasy!

OMT

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Well done guys,

Well deserved!!!!

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Congrats! You guys totally deserve it!

w00t!

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Leaky’s always been my “essential fan site.” Congratulations Leaky, and kudos to EW for figuring it out! :-)

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squeal I’m sooo proud, Leaky! group hug Woohooo!

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Congrats to Leaky a job well done.

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Very happy for the Leaky team. Thoroughly deserved. Congratulations!

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WELL DONE ! YOU DESERVE IT ! you have all worked so hard for us fans ,I think you are number 1

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Congratulations Leaky! You totally deserve it!

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Congrats to the entire Leaky staff! In my opinion, Leaky is #1!

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Way to go LEAKY,there can be only one and you are it.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It’s great to read that even the Muggles are noticing we we have known for a long time… that Leaky rules!!!!!!! Well done :O) You totally deserve it.

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Congrats, staffers. This is well earned.

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Congratulations Leaky!! Well deserved and you are #1 in my heart! Snaps to Sue, John and Melissa and everyone else at Leaky!! :)

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Heck yea!!

lets all give those potter-fans down @ entertainment weekly a big ol’ round of applause!!!

clapclapclapclapclap Bravo clapclapclap Encore clapclapclap….

I agree with Mr. Blood; butterbeers all around, and a merry christmas!!!

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and Warner Bros., which singled it out for an exclusive set visit.”

I thought loads of fansites did set visits. Mugglenet, the snitch, etc

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You have got to be kidding me, we lost to and Indiana Jones site??? jeez what has the world come to? walks off and shakes her head

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You’re the best in my book Leaky! Congratulations on being recognized for your outstanding website. claps vigorously

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Congratulations!

But, of course, you will always be #1 in my book! _

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Congradulations to The Leaky Cauldron. An honor well deserved. Should have been #1 but #2 is not bad at all. To be recognize by Entertainment Weekly is beyond a huge honor.

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Congrats to everyone envolved with the awsomeness on Leaky! You guys really deserved #1 but I guess #2 is better than nothing. I hated fan sites until I found Leaky. Congrats again, this is just a crazy week with boat loads of great news! Its great!!!

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Congratulations! I am personally biased to think that Leaky should be #1, but #2 ain’t bad. :) Can’t wait to hear more Jo on PotterCast. Cheers.

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congratulations leaky staff! but the fans have always known it’s the best fan site, we don’t need EW’s approval, but it is nice!

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I just got my EW in the mail and squealed with excitement when I saw Leaky mentioned!!! I totally agree with everything said/

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Congrats!!!! You deserve it! I’m soooo happy. You’re my favorite site. I check in here first every time i check in on the internet. Then i check my e-mail. CONGLATULATIONS!!!!!!

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Thar is why this is the only fan site I joined in. Secured and with friendly staff and most of all…everything Harry Potter. Congratulations Leaky Staff and to all fans (like me)

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Congratulations! I add my voice to the chorus of “Well deserved”, and add that I don’t know how I would have survived my Harry Potter addiction between books and movies without the fine staff of the Leaky. Thank you all for all that you do.

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Congratulations all the Leaky staff! First the wonderful interview with Jo and now this! You people really deserve all the plaudits. Whenever I go online, I automatically come here first; it feels like home. Congrats again!

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Congratulations! You guys deserve it!

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Congrats, Leaky! It’s well deserved!

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Congrats to the Leaky staff! Very much deserved!

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My congratulations to the entire staff of Leaky on this well-deserved honor. You guys are GR8!

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I frequently search the news using Google News, and I am finding more and more that the Leaky Cauldron is being sited as a primary news source for HP & JKR related information.

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Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations and big compliments to you Melissa and the whole staff :) You really deserve this. I am so happy for you. Wicked – as the Weasley twins would say ;) This was such an awesome week and yes – first thing in the morning – it is LEAKY, wonder what news ! – can’t wait for the second part of Pottercast….a very Merry Christmas to you, and to all my fellow Harry Potter Fans :)

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! you really deserve the praise.

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congratulations Leaky! you are the only HP site I visit regularly.

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I can’t think of anyone more deserving (within the Potterfandom or without) than you guys. Between the site, the pottercast, and all the little branches of Leaky, I can’t think of a single site I appreciate more than this one and I’m into allot of different things. I wont gross you out with the details.

I suppose this is a good time to bestow you with the Longbottom Awards for Most Pipe Worthy site, Gold for Most Endearing Muggles and Most Far Out Podcast (reserved for the few podcasts that are the most relevant, entertaining, and above all informative), as well as the highest honor of the Longbottom Awards: Best Overall Web Site for Your Head.

There were a couple of other lesser Longbottom Web Awards that you didn’t win nor do I think any of you would’ve appreciated.

We have your trophies here. You can pick them up wherever.

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Sorry. I meant to say you can pick up your trophies whenever. Unless you know a spell that can make trophies apperate.

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congratulations you guys, I seriously would not know what to do without this site. God bless you all and Happy Christmas

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Well and truely deserved. Congrats to all you hard working Leaky guys. This is the only HP site I go to for all the news.

Firm pat on the back :o)

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Congrats to the entire Leaky staff!!!

Thanks from me for the excellent presentation and content you’ve given to all of us over the years. I’m so happy to see your hard work recognized in so many ways. You’re the best!

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Congrats everyone at Leaky =D

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Congratulations on a job well done! Leaky is a definate essential for me! It is the ONLY website that I visit EVERY day that I can turn my computer on!

I’d like to give a HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone at Leaky who works so hard and diligently to make it possible. Once again, an honor well deserved!

Have a safe and blessed holiday season everyone!

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Butterbeers on me!! You guys deserve this so much and I am glad they finally caught on as to how freakin amazing u guys are!! Congrats and keep up the good work that seems to be impressing the media!! ;) Thanx to all the staff that got Leaky to where it is today!! You guys are amazingly amazing!!

-HPfreak

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‘ear ‘ear, Leaky.

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Congratulations to everyone at Leaky! :) You really deserve the recognition – keep up the good work!

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Congrats TLC! You guys do an amazing job and definitely deserve this honour!

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Well done, and well-deserved, Leaky.

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Oh my god, that is SO AWESOME!!! Conrats, Leaky! :)

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woo hoo! This site is so awesome (they can do anything)! Of course, we all already knew that. Congrats Leaky!

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Way to go Leaky! You guys are awesome and i appreciate all the stuff you do so much!

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CONGRATS

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It was awesome opening up the magazine and seeing so much HP in it, PLUS Leaky. EW sure loves us fans and the series as a whole. :D

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Congratulations Leaky! You deserve it so much!

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as if leaky shouldn’t be number 1. Indiana Jones pfft. i mean it’s good. but leaky. i mean really

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When I opened up my Entertainment Weekly and saw that Leaky was listed I was so excited! What an accomplishment!

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Awesome!

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