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Paolini Anticipates Potter

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2004, 09:41 PM

Thanks to reader Katie, who sent us this late-July Comic Con interview taken by and up at fan site "Shur'tugal" (I hope I did that right) with young Eragon author Christopher Paolini, in which the 20-year-old scribe speaks of his love for Potter:

Kari: Have you read the Harry Potter books? If so, what'sContinued...

Witching Hour 2005 Keynote Speaker Announced

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2004, 09:08 PM

Witching Hour, the HP convention that will take place in 2005 in Salem, Mass., has announced its latest featured speaker, award-winning children's literature author and essayist John Cech. Mr. Cech has judged the New York Times' Best Illustrated Books of the Year and has served on the nominatingContinued...


Hugh Mitchell's 15th Birthday

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2004, 09:06 PM

Today (Sep. 7) was Hugh Mitchell's (Colin Creevey in the movies) 15th birthday, according to a fan site. Happy birthday! Thanks Emmalinde!

J.K. Rowling

MuggleNet Wins New Fan Site Award at

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2004, 01:20 PM

The newest winner of the fan site award from has been announced. We at Leaky send our best wishes to to the great group at MuggleNet. Congratulations!

"It's high time I paid homage to the mighty MuggleNet. Where to start? I love the design, (I currently favour the 'Dementor'Continued...

ABC Remembers Mattie Stepanek

Posted by: Kristin
September 06, 2004, 08:40 AM

Several TLC readers let us know that Good Morning America featured a memorial to Potter-fan, poet, and peacemaker Mattie Stepanek, who died of complications from muscular dystrophy in June. Many readers will remember Mattie's appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where he met Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Sunday Mail Prints Retraction, Apologizes to Rowling

Posted by: Kristin
September 06, 2004, 08:35 AM

The Sunday Mail has apologized for printing that Jo Rowling based Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart on her ex-husband Jorge Arantes.
Thanks to Maureen for the link.


New On-Set Pics of Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2004, 06:21 PM has two new photos of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) on the set of the Goblet of Fire film. They also have some photos of the WB production truck setting up for filming in Fort William, Scotland . To view, at the link, please scroll down. Thanks Belladitz!
UPDATE: There are someContinued...

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HP Cast Members at Collectormania 6

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2004, 07:50 AM

Actors from the Harry Potter films will be attending this year's Collectormania 6 in Milton Keynes, England on October 1st through the 3rd. Jamie Waylett(Crabbe), Matthew Lewis (Neville), Devon Murray (Seamus) and James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley) will be in attendance. Also there willContinued...

HP Merchandise: What do you Desire?

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2004, 10:04 AM

Interested in some new Harry Potter merchandise? Several retailers have added new items on their websites. The Noble Collection, known for its beautiful jewelry and sword replicas, has updated its Harry Potter collection. They are many new pieces, including The Mirror of Erised. The Official WB Shop has now addedContinued...

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Followup: Gary Oldman NOT in New Star Wars Film

Posted by: sue
September 02, 2004, 04:55 PM

Previously we had told you that actor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) was in talks to be in the new Star Wars film. Gary Oldman was offered the job, but had to decline due to problems with his working on a non-(actors)union production. According to Mr. Oldman's managers website :

"Gary Oldman'sContinued...


Reading 'til their eyes pop out...

Posted by: Melissa
September 01, 2004, 09:46 AM

YA librarian Cedar let us know about a Desert Sun article about summer reading programs. More than 100 kids at the La Quinta clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley spent the summer reading, including 10 year old Jared Reed, who read Sorcerer's Stone, and said, "Once I get into the middleContinued...

Order of the Phoenix Released in Japan

Posted by: sue
September 01, 2004, 07:14 AM

Today Book Five, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , was released in Japan. According to the Daily Yomiuri, it "went on sale Wednesday with a record 2.9 million initial print run of the two-volume set. " You can see the cover of the book here.
Thanks Di!

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