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ADMIN: Welcome to the new Leaky Cauldron!

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2004, 07:31 PM

Welcome back. We missed you! Did you miss us? We're here at the new server but at the moment we've only moved The Leaky Cauldron. Quick Quote Quill, The HP Lexicon, Hogwarts Galleries, & The Floo Network, (as well as some new domains), will be moved over in the next several days. We'll keepContinued...


ADMIN: We begin the move - please standby

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2004, 07:10 PM

Hello from System Administration Central. I am beginning the server migration. For now, comments will be inaccessible. Once the move is complete, our domain will be pointing to a new server. The way you will be able to tell that said move is complete - is by looking for a new post stating so and being ableContinued...


ADMIN: On Your Mark, Get Set...

Posted by: Kristin
August 18, 2004, 01:17 PM

Leaky's move to our new server is almost (but not quite) complete. Until that happens, a few quirks are to be expected (i.e. page access, comment ability), but we're working hard to make the process as invisible as possible.
Please note this work also affects the Lexicon, Quick Quotes and the Galleries.



GoF Film Photos

Posted by: Kristin
August 18, 2004, 01:09 PM

The website Harry Loves Hermione has a couple of excellent shots of what appears to be Hermione, Ginny, Harry, the twins, and Mr. Weasley on their way to the Quidditch World Cup.
Please note that they ask that users not direct link to the images, or re-post to other websites - if you want to share the shots, just link to their HTMLContinued...

FictionAlley Collects for Charley's Victims

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2004, 11:19 AM is sponsoring a supply drive to benefit victims of the recent Hurricane Charley, which killed many and left thousands homeless in Florida. Go to the link for details on their effort and links to other organizations doing the same. Here at Leaky we've heard from at least one readerContinued...


Sheet Music for PoA Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
August 17, 2004, 06:08 PM

Majandriah let us know that the sheet music from Prisoner of Azkaban is now available at MusicNotes - it's listed under the week of August 15th, 2004. Various different arrangements are avilable for the songs, including Double Trouble.

PoA Film

PoA Tops $500 Million

Posted by: Kristin
August 17, 2004, 07:48 AM

Eleven weeks after release, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has taken in over $500 million. According to the Hollywood Reporter, PoA is only the tenth film to top $500 million outside of the U.S., making it the third most successful film in Warner Bros' history.
Thanks to Angel for the link!


Rumor: GoF Filming Threatened; WB Official Response

Posted by: Kristin
August 16, 2004, 07:45 AM

This has now been posted to a number of sites, including, and we've received a number of emails about it. The report reads:
Security has been stepped up on the set of the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie after the studio where it is being shot received a chilling terrorContinued...

J.K. Rowling Door Open Again; HBP Excerpt Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2004, 06:42 AM

The "Do Not Disturb" sign is not on the door on JKR's site at present, but at this point, it seems that only people accessing the site from Europe and Asia can access what's behind the door. (Try the UK version.)
Complete instructions (including screenshots) immediately appearedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rowling Edinburgh Reading Transcript; HBP Status

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2004, 06:40 AM

Update: The transcript is now up at J.K. Rowling's website! (Thanks, Meriion!)
As to when we might see book six, Jo had this to say, when asked which book is her favorite:

I would have to say that it is probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, although at the moment—it is unfairContinued...

PoA Film

Stephen King Declares PoA a "Four Star" Movie

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2004, 03:04 PM

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King gives his opinion on summer films; he writes that PoA is one of only four four-star films of the summer, and the other three, in his opinion, are Fahrenheit 9/11, The Manchurian Candidate and Shrek 2.

Accio Papers!

Posted by: Kristin
August 13, 2004, 06:58 AM

Accio UK, a Harry Potter conference that is to take place in Reading in July of next year, has issued a proposal call for papers, panels, and workshops.

TLC Interview: The Wisdom of Harry Potter Author Edmund Kern

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2004, 10:13 PM

wisharrysmall.jpgTLC is proud to present our interview with Edmund Kern, author of The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What our favorite hero teaches us about moral choices.

Edmund Kern is n Associate Professor of History at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He's also one of the critical HarryContinued...


PoA DVD Trailer Available on

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2004, 09:46 AM

The Official WB Harry Potter website now has a trailer up for the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. Shown are new glimpses of the features and games to be included on the DVD including an updated Hogwarts Timeline, as well as scenes from the making of the movie. There is also a brief clip of JKR again stating that thingsContinued...


GoF Movie : Location for possible QWC filming

Posted by: sue
August 11, 2004, 12:43 PM

TLC reader Stacey wrote of news of possible filming locations for scenes from the Quidditch World Cup in the Goblet of Fire film. According to her newspaper, the scenes would be filmed near St. Bede's School in Eastbourne, near the seafront. Filming is scheduled to start in the autumn for one week.Continued...

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