Archive for August, 2020

Enter our “Wand Collection Gift Set” giveaway from Insight Editions

Aug 26, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Products, Props-Sets

If you haven’t yet seen the book trailer for the elegant, informative, and just Siriusly (it’s a word; we’re coining it) cool “Harry Potter: The Wand Collection” book from Insight Editions, you can find it here, along with some photos of featured wands. Leaky also had the pleasure of grilling the author, Monique Peterson, about …read more!

Join Today’s Quidditch Guinness World Record Attempt!

Aug 25, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bloomsbury, Books, Fun, News, Publishers, Quidditch Through the Ages

Join efforts to break a Quidditch Guinness World Record attempt today, all from the comfort of your own home! Bloomsbury Publishing will be hoping to celebrate the release of Quidditch Through The Ages, illustrated by Emily Gravett, by hosting an online world record attempt via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for the most people to simultaneously …read more!

Official Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Collection Coming Soon!

Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Seekers All Pins

Aug 24, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

News, Products, Wizarding World Digital

If collecting Potterish pins is your obsession–like a Ron Weasley collecting chocolate frog cards level obsession–you’re in luck. The Harry Potter Fan Club, home to a community of over 19 million Potterheads, is releasing an enchanting range of pin badges.  These officially licensed premium enamel pins, part of a new line from The Harry Potter …read more!

New House of MinaLima Gallery Opening On Wardour Street, London

Aug 21, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

Art, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

At the beginning of the month, we announced the House of MinaLima’s plans to relocate to a new location on London’s historic Soho district.  That time is almost here! The four-story townhouse located at 157 Wardour Street is set to be transformed into the famously interactive and immersive flagship gallery and store. The House of …read more!

Virtual ‘Back To Hogwarts’ Event Announced

Aug 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Every September 1, Harry Potter fans gather to celebrate the day Hogwarts students depart Platform Nine and Three Quarters in an annual ‘Back to Hogwarts’ celebration. This year, due to Covid-19, celebrations will be entirely virtual for the very first time, and will feature some special guests! In a press release from Warner Bros. & …read more!

MinaLima’s ‘Blocketeering’ Contest Goes Global

Aug 18, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Previously open to U.S. entrants only, MinaLima, graphic designers of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, has now expanded its block art contest for global submissions under a new name: Blocketeering. The competition (previously called Art of the Block) is hosted by MinaLima LA, and runs until September 1. Encouraging contestants to get creative …read more!

EXCLUSIVE peek at “The Broom Collection” forthcoming from Insight Editions

Aug 11, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Exclusives, Movies

If you have seen Harry Potter: The Wand Collection from Insight Editions, you know that the book is both insightful and gorgeous, with its wide horizontal layout designed to accommodate photos of wands, its sophisticated black pages, and the quotes and behind-the-scenes tidbits that provide backstory to each character’s wand design and spell technique. Leaky …read more!

Harry Potter To Stream on Peacock

Aug 11, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Films, News

Harry Potter will move from HBO Max to Peacock streaming platform later this year, according to a press release from NBCUniversal! WarnerMedia’s HBO Max will lose the Harry Potter series this month on August 25, and the films will move over to NBCUniversal’s Peacock at an unannounced date later in 2020. Vulture writes on the …read more!

House of MinaLima Is Moving!

Aug 02, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

Art, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

London’s historic Soho district is about to get a whole lot geekier! September 1, 2020, the very same day the scarlet steam engine The Hogwarts Express embarks from Platform 9 ¾ on its long journey to Hogwarts Castle, the House of MinaLima will be setting up shop in its brand new location.  With a swish …read more!

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