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Toys

Toy Fair News and Official Lego GOF Info

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2005, 09:05 AM

Toy Fair is taking place in New York city this weekend. This is a huge event where the toy industry reveals their new products for this year. Warner Brothers has sent out a press release about their movie tie-in products to be shown at Toy Fair, and had this to say about the Goblet of Fire toys.

"AContinued...

Admin

ADMIN: Subscriptions, Preorders and Floo, Oh My

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2005, 02:47 AM

We've been tidying up behind the scenes here on Leaky and you'll notice a few changes (for those of you on the text-only version of the site, come to the main page to see everything. All of this will be made text-version-available in the near future).
So let's do a quick tour.

1. First, lookContinued...

Honors/Awards

Prisoner of Azkaban Wins Visual Effects Awards

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2005, 01:41 PM

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film has won two awards from the Visual Effects Society. The third Potter film won in the category of "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture" for the Azkaban effects team of Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, TheresaContinued...

Smith

Maggie Smith News

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2005, 10:54 AM

Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) will be lending her acting skills to help raise money for the victims of the tsunami disaster. Dame Maggie Smith will join Dames Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Helen Mirren, Eileen Atkins and Diana Rigg, along with Sir Antony Sher for an evening of music, drama, and comedy in a charity eventContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Bonnie Wright

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2005, 10:31 AM

Today actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) is celebrating her 14th birthday. Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon.co.uk Book Six Notification Glitch

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2005, 12:23 AM

A while ago Amazon.com had a glitch in which users subscribed to be notified when HBPwent on sale got an email suggesting the book would be very delayed; the company later apologized in a very funny and Potteresque way.
It seems the same happened with Amazon.co.uk today - readers have been getting the exactContinued...

GoFFilm

GoF Rumor Debunked: No New James and Lily

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2005, 05:44 PM

Italian magazine La Gazzetta de Maghi e delle Streghe ('The Gazette of Mages and Witches,' says my rusty Italian), carried a story in its February edition that said that there were to be a new James and Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, actors Romola Garai and Christien AnholtContinued...

GoFFilm

Hi-Res Goblet Golden Egg Pic

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2005, 07:43 PM

Click here to see a hires version of the recently scanned image of Harry with the golden egg in Goblet of Fire.

Waylett

Waylett Breaks Wrist

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2005, 04:05 PM

HP actor Jamie Waylett said on his online diary (which includes a pic of him in his sling) that he fell off his bike and fractured his wrist. He doesn't seem to be ruling out conspiracies:


John said nobody was near me when I fell....But I'm sure I was pushed....
And I bet it was one of Harry or Ron's friends ;-)
ItContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Funded Film About Domestic Violence, Company Says

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2005, 09:04 AM

British Newspaper Daily Express reported today that J.K. Rowling helped fund a film about domestic violence, Friday Night Shirt. Reader Mikey sent us links to the film's production site and its background page, which says, "As well as attracting top industry professionals, the film'sContinued...

Books

Bloomsbury.com: Harry Hearts Who?

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2005, 05:34 PM

Here's a bit of Valentines fun news. TLC reader Jim wrote to let us know that Bloomsbury.com has added this countdown calendar for the release of Half-Blood Prince. While this calendar is nice, the thing that caught my eye was that if you put your mouse on today's date, the 14th, and click, a special windowContinued...

HP Lexicon's Lovey Makover

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2005, 08:50 PM

Our Floo Network partner, the Harry Potter Lexicon, has had a bit of a Valentine's makeover, thanks to the talented Laura Freeman. Laura did the artwork for the Lexicon's winter theme as well, and is justifiably famous in the fandom for being the artist whose picture of the Marauders Jo Rowling once had on herContinued...

Accio, First British HP Convention, Details Schedule, Speakers

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2005, 07:33 PM

The team of Accio, the first HP convention to take place in Britain, has announced its programming today. The details, including a timetable, are available at the convention's site, Accio.org.uk.
Accio will take place July 29 through July 31 at the University of Reading, UK. Presentations,Continued...

Honors/Awards

Grammy News: Lord of the Rings beats PoA

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2005, 07:28 PM

Some disappointing news tonight for Potter fans. Previously we told you the soundtrack by composer John Williams for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was nominated for a Grammy award. In ceremonies before the broadcast of tonight's awards show, some early awards were announced. Howard Shore'sContinued...

Movies

Xpose Magazine Feature on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2005, 04:35 PM

The new issue of magazine "Xpose"contains a big feature on the Harry Potter films this month. In an article about "13 magical moments from the Harry Potter series", one highlight posted on their website takes a look at the owl post scene from the first film. This issue of the magazineContinued...

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