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Happy Birthday, Tom Felton!


Sep 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Today we celebrate Tom Felton’s 30th year–so let us reflect on what he has meant to the Potter fandom and how he has grown professionally through the continued passing of birthdays! As one of the young stars of the Harry Potter series, he literally grew up before our eyes, at first raising our ire as the smug, obnoxious, …read more!

New Funko Potter Exclusives for New York Comic Con


Sep 21, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Depp, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lynch, Misc, News, Products, Sales, Toys

Licensed collectible company Funko has conjured a new round of Potter Pop!s just in time for the upcoming New York Comic Con. Let’s take a look at this trio of mini wizards headed to the Big Apple… First up is the quirky but adorable Luna Lovegood Funko Rock Candy in her full Gryffindor regalia.  As …read more!

MinaLima On Designing ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ at London’s V&A Museum


Sep 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Last Saturday (16th September), graphic design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (MinaLima) gave a talk on ‘Telling Stories Through Design’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Leaky were lucky enough to attend, and hear from the pair on their beginnings on the Harry Potter films, the evolution of their working relationship, and …read more!

“A Magical Yearbook” now available for pre-order


Sep 20, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Books - Release Dates, Companion Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Scholastic

We’ve kept you apprised of 2017 Harry Potter-related book releases, but this one slipped between the seat cushions on the Hogwarts Express.  A Magical Yearbook: Cinematic Journey: Imagine, Draw, Create has a somewhat unwieldy title, and we haven’t been privy to an inside look, but it appears to be a Fantastic Beasts-based activity book, similar to last …read more!

Lumos is a finalist in MacArthur 100&Change competition

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Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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J. K. Rowling’s children’s charity, Lumos, is a finalist for a $100 million grant from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation! Lumos, along with two of its partners, Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International, is one of four finalists in the 100&Change competition. The Lumos website has a wonderful, detailed description of this interesting …read more!

Cursed Child’s Noma Dumezweni in Electric Dreams and Other Potter Theater News


Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Anthony Boyle, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Directors, Grainger, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Noma Dumezweni, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

As Potter fans know, J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse extends far beyond the books and films to include the award-winning stage story that occurs 19 years later, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, its cast and creative, as well as the diversely talented film cast and their various theater projects. This past week, another block of tickets went on …read more!

Happy Birthday! Hermione turns 38!


Sep 19, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

Character Birthdays, News, Noma Dumezweni

Today, September 19th,  the brightest witch to (probably) walk the ground of Hogwarts turns 38 this year! As a student at Hogwarts, she learns everything from creating an extremely difficult Polyjuice Potion to punching Draco Malfoy in the face. So let’s review some of my personal favourite Hermione moments and quotes!  (in no particular order because they’re …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA Career award, David Bradley & Jamie Glover ‘Doctor Who’ Audio Team Up & More!


Sep 18, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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This week saw new additions to the Lumos Crowdrise campaign,  Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts graphic design duo MinaLima speaking at the V&A Design Festival and the arrival of a new line of Harry Potter items from PBTeen. In addition to this, we’re bringing you the latest Harry Potter cast news (find Fantastic Beasts cast news and filming updates here), including new movies …read more!

Strike to Return in 2018 in Career of Evil


Sep 17, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

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After tonight’s thrilling conclusion of popular TV adaptation of The Silkworm, fans were left anxious for more.  Thankfully BBC didn’t leave us wondering whether we would be seeing another Strike TV adaptation for very long as they already confirmed that they will be airing Strike: Career of Evil later in 2018. The Telegraph reports that …read more!

Everything We Know About ‘Fantastic Beasts’ So Far: Plot Hints and Cast News!


Sep 17, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Exciting new information surfaced this week, which seems to confirm that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will return to Hogwarts! In light of this, we can’t resist reviewing what we know about the movie so far–and speculating as best we can about the rest. Getting Back to Hogwarts: Leaky reported on some suspiciously coincidental …read more!

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