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Merry (Happy) Christmas

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Dec 25, 2014

Posted by Catherine

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, as you unwrap your Weasley sweaters and Invisibility coats, we at the Leaky Cauldron would like to wish you a very Merry/Happy Christmas!



Final Pottermore Gift: Order of Merlin

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Dec 24, 2014

Posted by Mel

Alas, we’ve come to the end of Pottermore’s twelve days of gifts, and today, for the very last gift, we’re getting new writing from J. K. Rowling on the “Order of Merlin” award. You can read all about it on Pottermore. From all of us at Leaky, have a very happy holiday!



More Christmas presents from Pottermore!

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Catherine

Today it finally arrived. The rumored release of a major character’s life story appear to be true. As it gets closer to Christmas, J.K. Rowling gives us the gift of Draco Malfoy’s background. Hop on over to Pottermore to enjoy this excellent new writing from our favorite author!



New Pottermore Gift: Inferi

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Mel

New J. K. Rowling writing has gone up on Pottermore and this time she’s writing about the frightening Inferi! Go to Pottermore to see Rowling’s thoughts on these Dark creatures.



New Pottermore Gift Discusses Rowling’s Thoughts on Vampires, Rowling Reveals That There Are Jewish Potter Characters Via Twitter

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Dec 18, 2014

Posted by Mel

The latest Pottermore gift discusses vampires within the world of Harry Potter and finally puts to bed the old fan theory that Snape is a vampire. Previous Pottermore gifts have included new potions to make, as well as a Potions leaderboard in the Great Hall, and a new Potion badge. J. K. Rowling also gave …read more!



Third Pottermore Gift: History of Cauldrons

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Dec 15, 2014

Posted by Mel

Today’s Pottermore Christmas gift takes us to the Potions classroom, where J. K. Rowling gives us some background information on cauldrons and tells us why she decided to put Snape in charge of Potions classes. Go to Pottermore to see today’s Potion-themed riddle and read new info from JKR!



The 2nd Day of Christmas: Pottermore

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Dec 13, 2014

Posted by Catherine

For the 12 days of Christmas, or J.K. Rowling’s 12 days of giving the gift of new Pottermore writings, the second day leads us to Fred and George’s Weasley Wizard Wheezes. There, after solving today’s riddle, you will find new stories about Florean Fortescue and our very own Leaky Cauldron! Please visit Pottermore.com to read …read more!



Pottermore Posts First Christmas Gift: New Writing from J. K. Rowling and 300 Galleons for All Users

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Dec 13, 2014

Posted by Mel

Today starts off Pottermore’s Christmas celebration: from today until December 23rd Pottermore users will see new writing from J. K. Rowling, as well as additional “gifts.” Today, 300 Galleons were added to every user’s Gringott’s vault, and J. K. Rowling posted information on Cokeworth, the town that Lily Potter and Severus Snape grew up in. …read more!



Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling” to be a TV Drama

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Dec 10, 2014

Posted by Catherine

Hours ago, J.K. Rowling tweeted for her dear friend, Robert Galbraith, to share the exciting news that his first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, is to become a BBC 1 TV Drama. Our favorite author said that she shared Robert’s excitement, and thought it wise to share the news with her fan base as Robert is particularly …read more!



J. K. Rowling Donates Signed Copy of “The Silkworm” to Lumos Fundraiser

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Dec 06, 2014

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling has donated a copy of “The Silkworm” (which is signed by both Rowling and Robert Galbraith!) to the Lumos fundraiser that hopes to create opportunities for children with disabilities to access education in Moldova. Anyone who donates will be entered to win this copy of “The Silkworm,” and multiple entries are allowed. …read more!



“Half-Blood Prince” Moments Coming to Pottermore December 12th

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Dec 06, 2014

Posted by Mel

The Pottermore Insider has announced that Christmas will be coming early to Pottermore and from December 12th to December 23rd Pottermore users will see a new “gift” each day. Galleons and new potions will be among the gifts, as well as new writing from J. K. Rowling on Florean Fortescue and Draco Malfoy: We’re feeling …read more!



J. K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech to be Published as an Illustrated Book

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Dec 03, 2014

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard commencement speech (which you can watch here or below), which centered of the benefits of failure, will be published as an illustrated book on April 14th. The book will be called Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. All the profits from the book …read more!



Hot Butterbeer Now Sold at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Nov 22, 2014

Posted by Mel

Universal Orlando announced today that in addition to cold, frozen, and ice cream flavor guests at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter can now drink butterbeer the way it was written in the books: hot! Just in time for winter, this delicious new addition has the same alluring flavors of butterscotch and shortbread that have …read more!



Video: “Behind the Walls” by Lumos

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Nov 09, 2014

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, has posted a new video entitled “Behind the Walls,” which discusses the institutionalization of eight million children in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall, and underscores how many children in orphanages aren’t orphans. You can watch the video here, and find out more about Lumos …read more!



Happy Halloween! New Umbridge Story from J.K. Rowling

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Oct 31, 2014

Posted by Catherine

As a Halloween treat, J.K. Rowling has released her new story detailing Dolores Umbridge’s personal history. The story can be found in the “Dolores Umbridge” chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling gives light to the parents Umbridge is so ashamed of, and tells of her back-stabbing climb up the ranks …read more!



Daniel Radcliffe Answers Fan Questions on Reddit

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Oct 28, 2014

Posted by Mel

Dan Radcliffe participated in an AMA today on Reddit and answered fan questions about filming the Harry Potter series and more. You can see the questions and answers here, but please be advised that there is strong language throughout.



J.K. Rowling releasing new Umbridge short story

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Oct 24, 2014

Posted by Catherine
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Pottermore has announced that J.K. Rowling intends to give us a treat, instead of a trick, this Halloween. Our favorite author has penned new material to add to Professor Umbridge’s character profile on Pottermore. The new addition will be a 1,700 word back story of the infamous Dolorous Umbridge. The update post on Pottermore reads: …read more!



J.K. Rowling dispels rumors on Twitter

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Oct 23, 2014

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling took a writing break today to make a short visit to Twitter, her first since unleashing a riddle upon her followers. She tweeted this morning to dispel any rumors of her partying it up in a London bar, as she celebrated handing in a “romance novel” to her publishers. J.K. Rowling denied being …read more!



WB Confirms David Yates to Direct “Fantastic Beasts,” Will Be a Trilogy

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by Mel

Yesterday, Warner Bros. confirmed that the first “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” film will be directed by David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films. Producers David Heyman and Lionel Wigram, and screenwriter Steve Kloves will also be back for “Fantastic Beasts.” As reported previously the films will be a trilogy, …read more!



MUDBLOODS Interview

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Oct 14, 2014

Posted by Brad Ausrotas

We reviewed MUDBLOODS, a documentary about the UCLA Bruins Quidditch team and their dream of competing in the 2011 Quidditch World Cup in NYC. It was a pretty great film. Today, MUDBLOODS is officially available to the world, with a digital release available at mudbloodsmovie.com. We recently had the chance to do a Q&A with the director …read more!





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