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BBC Contest: Meet JKR at Edinburgh Festival

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2004, 10:08 AM

CBBC is running a contest for a Newsround viewer to win a chance to cover the JKR Edinburgh Festival. All you have to do is submit a question you'd ask JKR by tomorrow, and be available this Saturday and Sunday to be in Edinburgh. Only 500 tickets were given out for this reading.
The reading is Sunday;Continued...


ADMIN: Growing Pains

Posted by: Kristin
August 11, 2004, 06:48 AM

We're having issues with your comments not appearing. We're aware of the problem and we're working to resolve it, as well as to get Leaky moved over to the new server. We'll have the everything up and running again as soon as we can (trust us, it's as frustrating for us as it is for you) - thanks for yourContinued...


Happy Birthday, Ginny!

Posted by: Kristin
August 10, 2004, 08:04 PM

According to the calendar on Jo Rowling's site, today (yes, today - it's August 11th in Ottery St. Catchpole) is Ginny Weasley's birthday.

Thanks to all the Leaky readers who emailed, particularly Bonnie and Christine!

Harry Potter Noble Collection

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2004, 02:05 PM

The Noble Collection, known for their beautiful jewelry and sword replicas, has now launched a Harry Potter collection. One item of interest is Hermione's Time Turner. Please Note: This is the same Time Turner as some of the winners to Leaky's PoA sweepstakes will receive. We need one ourselves, as we areContinued...


GoF Filming Ashridge Reports and Scene Description

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2004, 10:45 AM

Since we crashed, Mugglenet has posted a few GoF filming reports -check them out!
Tracy has also sent us hers, which details the scene she saw filmed to the best of her ability. It's a great reconstruction and we thank her for it - read below!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire filiming: AshridgeContinued...


Scholastic OotP Release: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Expecto Paperback-um

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2004, 10:21 AM

If you're on the beach today, keep an eye on the sky: among the many ways in which Scholastic is pumping today's release of the OotP paperback in America is via airplane... so look up now and then! They will fly over Cape Cod, Long Island, Lake Michigan, theContinued...


ADMIN: Down time, comments and the rest

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2004, 10:06 PM

We're back up and running for the moment but that may not last, so hang tight for this week, guys. We are in the process of moving over to our new server, and will let you know how that's going soon. Fingers crossed that it was just one last crash for old times' sake!
Update: We're back to normal,Continued...


Exclusives: First GoF Filming Pictures and GoF Shooting Script

Posted by: Melissa
August 07, 2004, 04:09 PM

TLC Reader Tracy went to Ashridge, where we recently reported that the filming on the Portkey scene was going to be taking place, and came back with a whole lot to show for it.

First, we have the pictures, the first GoF filming pics which will return when our server load eases up.


Lego Harry Potter Website Update

Posted by: sue
August 06, 2004, 01:27 PM

Lego has updated their Harry Potter site. There is a new Marauder's Map game, which, while easy for adults, younger children might like. Enjoy!


PoA DVD Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
August 06, 2004, 01:20 PM has released pre-order lists for the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter Collection DVDs. Thanks to everyone who let us know!


UrbanWire: Chatting with HP Webmasters

Posted by: Melissa
August 05, 2004, 11:46 PM

In June, TLC was listed right under J.K. on UrbanWire's"Wizardry Online: The Essential Guide to Harry Potter Websites." As a followup, UrbanWire has released its four-part interview with Harry Potter Web masters, featuring chats with Steve Vander Ark of the Harry Potter Lexicon, JennaContinued...

Re-reading Harry

Posted by: Kristin
August 05, 2004, 10:53 PM

Harry Potter is among the most frequently re-read fiction, according to an informal study by the American Library Association. The Potter books keep good company; other books commonly read more than once include Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Milne's Winnie the Pooh.


ADMIN: Comments

Posted by: Melissa
August 05, 2004, 12:49 PM

We know there are issues with the comments, guys, we ask you to hang tight. We just upgraded our MovableType and for some reason it's asking us to approve all comments, which we can't possibly do and don't know yet how to fix.
Update: Thanks to reader Chera, we found a fix! Comments up!


CONFIRMED from WB: As reported on TLC, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson Cast in GoF

Posted by: Melissa
August 04, 2004, 05:23 PM

Leaky is up and running again! News below.

It is official: As we exclusively reported on href="">July 29
and July
Ralph Fiennes and
Miranda Richardson have joined the cast of
Harry Potter andContinued...


Exclusive: GoF Portkey Scene Filming: Who, Where, What, When

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2004, 09:29 PM

Last week HPANA reported that the HP GoF cast was seen filming the Portkey scene (where the Weasleys, Hermione, Harry and the Diggorys go to the Quidditch World Cup) near Berkhamsted in England.
Thank you for the many many e-mails. We waited on posting this because, like many similar tips thatContinued...

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