Archive for October, 2020

U.S. Election: The Harry Potter Alliance’s Resources Are Getting Potterheads to the Polls!

Oct 20, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fandom, Fans, News, Politics

The Harry Potter Alliance recently hosted multi-day streaming event Fall Into Democracy to help mobilize and educate people before Election Day in the U.S., and the organisation just launched a collection of new resources to help get Potterheads to the polls come November 3rd, all themed around the brightest witch of her age, Hermione Granger! …read more!

Review: “Harry Potter: The Broom Collection” feeds flying fantasies finely

Oct 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, News

In recent months, Insight Editions has been charming us with a delightful collection of books that highlight different aspects of the Wizarding World, such as wands, knitting, Diagon Alley (forthcoming pop-up), and Christmas at Hogwarts, as well as a colouring book. They have more new releases coming in the run up to the holiday season, …read more!

Creator’s Corner: Bumble and Be

Oct 14, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

News

The live bats are flapping around the ceiling of the Great Hall, garden-shed sized pumpkins loom in the corridors, and Peeves’ pandemonium is even more outrageous than usual… October has come to Hogwarts and The Leaky Cauldron!  Halloween may be on the 31st day of this glorious autumnal month, but like the witches, wizards, and …read more!

We’ve got another giveaway! “Christmas at Hogwarts” from Insight Editions

Oct 12, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests

If you haven’t yet entered our giveaway for the latest Harry Potter-themed colouring book, Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry, you still have time through Sunday, October 18, and we have another book to give away to another lucky reader: Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments. We reviewed this new book in September, and gave …read more!

GIVEAWAY: “Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry”

Oct 10, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, News

Last month we gave our readers an opportunity to have a shifty at some of the pages inside a new Harry Potter colouring book and now, courtesy of the generosity of Insight Editions, we are giving away a copy of Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry to one lucky fan. So what do you need to do …read more!

Fall into Democracy with The Harry Potter Alliance!

Oct 10, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Election Day is coming up fast in the U.S., and The Harry Potter Alliance are doing all they can to ensure people are heard. During such a pivotal time in global and national politics, it’s crucial that people turn out to vote, so here are a few initiatives you can get involved in before November …read more!

Fan Profiles: Scarlett Ojeda

Oct 07, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fan Creator Profiles, Fan Creators, Fan Events, Fan Profiles, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, Fun, News

Here at The Leaky Cauldron, we believe in the power and magic of community, and have always loved hearing from people who have made the Harry Potter fandom such a joy for the past two decades. Our new, regular fan profile column will aim to highlight the people of the Harry Potter fandom: their passions, …read more!

Harry Potter to play Quidditch in Leicester Square

Oct 02, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Companion Books

Well, not literally. A bronze statue of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, playing Quidditch in a scene from the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will join the other statues in Leicester Square’s “Scenes in the Square” exhibit later this month. Other films icons in the statue trail include Laurel & Hardy, Bugs Bunny, Gene Kelly …read more!

Another “Philosopher’s Stone” first edition up for auction

Oct 01, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Leaky has reported on the eye-watering prices that first editions and signed or otherwise rare books and memorabilia in the Harry Potter series have fetched at auction. Often, these books turn up at library sales or in skips without the owners having been aware that they are valuable. Getting tens of thousands of pounds for …read more!



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