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GIVEAWAY: Leaky’s ‘Create Your Own Fantastic Beast’ Competition!


Jan 22, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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To celebrate the New Year and get you through the rest of winter now that the magic of the holiday season is over, Leaky is giving away TWO huge Fantastic Beasts boxes full of fantastic surprises to brighten your day. COMPETITION RULES: Open to U.S. residents only, entrants must draw (with accompanying description and/or annotations) or …read more!

Harry Potter Actors Participate in Women’s Marches Around the World

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Jan 22, 2017

Posted by: Storie Chastain | Comments

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Ever since Donald Trump was officially elected President of the United States, people had been planning protest marches. The Women’s March on Washington took place all day yesterday, but they weren’t the only ones. During planning, the Women’s March on Washington grew into something no one could have predicted. There were marches being planned in …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Director Brings Pinocchio to the Stage

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Jan 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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John Tiffany – director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Once – will be directing a stage adaptation of the children’s classic, Pinocchio! The show will debut at the National Theatre just in time for Christmas this year, and will feature songs from the animated Disney version. Tiffany will join Cursed Child movement director,  Steven Hoggatt, who will …read more!

UPDATE: Tom Felton Joins A Celebration of Harry Potter


Jan 20, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Universal Orlando Resort is presenting its 4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, January 27-29, 2017. As reported by Leaky here, appearances at the event by Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis, Potter’s own Professor Flitwick and Neville Longbottom, respectively, were announced late last year. According to the Universal Orlando Twitter account, Jason Issacs, known to fans …read more!

J.K. Rowling Debunks ‘Cursed Child’ Movie Trilogy Rumour

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Jan 20, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Today, rumours of a Cursed Child film trilogy starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson circulated the press (and then crushed by J.K. Rowling) after reports of conversations between Warner Bros. and the original cast. The original report came from the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, reported by Digital Spy, during which journalist and historian Jim Hill (who apparently has …read more!

New Trailer for Robert Pattinson’s ‘Lost City of Z’ Released!


Jan 20, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, HP Cast, Movies, News, Pattinson, Trailers

StudiocanalUK dropped the official international trailer for the The Lost City of Z, today. The period film stars Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory, the first Hufflepuff to steal our hearts, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He’s joined by the talented Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Sienna Miller. The adventure is set in the early …read more!

J.K. Rowling Makes Nielsen Book’s ‘Bestseller Hall of Fame’


Jan 20, 2017

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J.K. Rowling made it onto Nielsen Book’s first ever Bestseller Hall of Fame as a result of having reached platinum sales records. She features more than any other author on the list, with nine titles breaking the record. Andre Breedt, director of Nielsen Book Research commented on the list, which is comprised of 46 fiction books, 34 …read more!

Four Brand New Potterverse Books This Year!


Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

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Start saving now for more visits to your local bookstore, Potter fans. Before summer is upon us, four new books on everything you could ever want to know about the wizarding world–and some features you couldn’t have imagined–will be released! First up is the “Harry Potter: Hogwarts: A Cinematic Yearbook”  set to release on January 31st, which …read more!

Coordinating Vintage-Style Covers for Beedle, Quidditch, and Beasts


Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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Complementing the new cover for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are coordinating covers for both  The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through the Ages. Sporting a charming (no pun intended) vintage look, these three volumes comprise the Hogwarts Library Box Set, which will be released in both hardback and ebook formats on …read more!

Johnny Depp Wins ‘Favorite Movie Icon’ at People’s Choice Awards


Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The people declared Johnny Depp their Favorite Movie Icon at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Wednesday, cementing his status as one of the most versatile actors in film. Depp began his acting career in 1984, but his run on the popular television series 21 Jump Street (1987-1990) made him a household name. He then appeared in early-90s cult classics …read more!

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