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Coltrane Still Uncertain About Returning as Hagrid

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2005, 08:50 AM

Actor Robbie Coltrane has given an interview where he reiterates that he is uncertain if he will return for Phoenix in the role of Hagrid. Speaking with The Herald, he was asked about his future work in the Potter films.

"It's open to negotiations . . . I know the answer and it's 'IContinued...

Convention Watch: Lumos 2006 Debuts Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 05:00 PM

The organizers for Lumos 2006, an HP convention to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, next year, have let us know their new Web site is open for business.
Lumos will be run by HPEF, the same organization that ran Nimbus 2003 and will be running The Witching Hour. Registration for Lumos will begin on Harry'sContinued...


Leaky Lovemark

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 01:21 PM

We are so touched and honored by reader Janet, who is responsible for putting Leaky up for a Lovemark, a unique Web honor where users show their appreciation for their favorite things, places and people. Janet let us know she had nominated us, and today we're honored to be on's home page, as one of the newestContinued...

JKRowling Updates for Our NonSpoiled Readers

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 10:51 AM

For our readers following the site through the No HBP Spoiler-way - there are updates on's Rumor and FAQ sections, though you probably want to avoid a few of the items - be sure to look at the titles first.

JKRowling Updates Site

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2005, 10:08 AM

There's some updating going on at's Rumors section - check it out...she answers some questions about time travel (knocking down a very popular fan theory, sorry Milly), about Nicholas Flamel, Lupin's papers, Snape's Crosswords, and the Creevey brothers as Quidditch players.
And the updates continueContinued...

The Cauldron Shop

The Floo Network Announces: The Cauldron Shop!

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2005, 10:45 PM

Update: Many of you complained that the calendars were too expensive, so Ila, our WB Rep, had their prices slashed to half, right here - just an example of how your feedback works!

After almost 30 forum pages and more than 800 comments of fan speculation, the time has come to announce what we've beenContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic "100 Days of Harry " Countdown Clock

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2005, 06:14 PM

Here comes 100 days of Harry! To help us pass the time waiting for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has now posted their "100 Days of Harry" Countdown Clock . Besides the countdown calendar it features Potter facts and web alerts. These features will startContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon: HBP to Arrive on July 16

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2005, 11:58 AM

Putting to rest recent speculation that the book would arrive as late as July 23, has announced that all orders of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will arrive on July 16, for no extra shipping charge. The book will be delivered via United Parcel Service Inc. and the U.S. Postal
Service, and the companyContinued...

CauldronCon 2005: HP Actors to Travel to Massachusetts

Posted by: Melissa
April 04, 2005, 10:29 AM

The organizers of CauldronCon 2005 have just informed us that five actors from the HP movies - Jamie Waylett, Devon Murray, Matthew Lewis, and the Phelps twins - will appear at the convention to sign autographs and take part in question-and-answer sessions. They will be joined by actors fromContinued...


ABC-TV to Air Stone, Chamber of Secrets

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2005, 09:46 AM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be making its network television debut here in the US when ABC broadcasts the film on Saturday, May 7th. According to the network, this is a "Special Presentation" scheduled to air from 7 to 11pm(ET). The week before, on Saturday, April 30th,Continued...

A Grave Moment, to Remember a World Leader

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2005, 07:19 PM

No matter which religion you do or do not practice, we at Leaky wish to offer our condolences to those mourning the loss of Pope John Paul II, a religious and world leader who advocated unity, peace and love, things of which no Harry Potter fan is ignorant.
In 2003, he also advocated Harry Potter, when aContinued...


WB Potter Site Survey

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2005, 12:36 PM

The newest issue of the official WB Harry Potter website newsletter is being mailed out, and it includes a few items of interest. A new trailer from EA , the makers of the Harry Potter videogames, may be soon available. No further details such as when this trailer would be released were included, however the newsletter toldContinued...

Is Peeves Gone?

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2005, 01:48 AM

Phew. We had to call in the Bloody Baron to get Peeves out of here, especially in the forum, where the mods are still busy cleaning up Peeves' mess.
We hope you all had fun on April Fool's Day 2005, the craziest day in HP fandom. We had a blast...and so did Peeves, who liked it here so much he begged for a permanent position.Continued...

Who is the HBP?

Posted by: Melissa
April 01, 2005, 12:53 AM

Bet you didn't know!

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