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Reports from Jim Dale Reading in Georgia

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 03:06 PM

We've had a few reports from fans who attended Jim Dale's reading yesterday outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Quietus told us:

He told us the origins of quite a few characters voices: Hagrid was an uncle of his, Aunt Marge was an old World War II Colonel he met at a pub. Trelawney was a lady actress (who wasContinued...

Pratchett Clarifies Remarks Regarding Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 03:01 PM

In a follow-up to the recent kerfluffle stemming from his letter to the Times regarding their story on J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett visited this week. He said:

"I don't have any problem at all with her rise, only with such third-party silliness, which insults good authorsContinued...


New GoF Pic in Premiere; also in Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 10:52 AM

MuggleNet has a scan of a new pic of GoF in Premiere magazine, featuring Harry clutching the golden egg and talking to Hermione. Thanks guys!
Update: WB kindly zapped it over in high-res, so check it out:

Harry, Hermione and Egg (lg)
Harry, Hermione and Egg (med)
Harry, Hermione and Egg (small)


Shipping News

Posted by: sue
August 03, 2005, 09:01 AM

Potter fan one: "So, who do you 'ship'?"
Potter fan two: [blank expression] "Ship?"
We at Leaky have gotten many emails about the phenomena in the fandom of 'shipping' (which is the 'relationshipping' or rooting for romantic pairings of characters in the Harry Potter novels). Many discussionsContinued...

Lumos Conference Now Open for Registration

Posted by: Kristin
August 03, 2005, 06:23 AM

Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium is now accepting registration. The event is scheduled for July 27-30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is being organized by HP Education Fanon, the same group that hosted Nimbus 2003 in Orlando, Florida.



Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 10:34 PM

Our reader Simon has sent us a ton MORE GoF pics, and some really cool ones too:
Barty Crouch
The campfire ablaze
Cedric in a hood
Cho wearing a scarf
Dumbledore at the feast
Dumbledore in the pensieve scene
The Gryffindor kids
Harry at the feast
Mad-Eye and Harry

Update We've also got this one out of the HP SceneContinued...


High-Res of Cedric, Krum, Harry and the Weasley Tent

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 09:03 PM

More high-res photos from WB for you:
Cedric (large)Cedric (med)

Krum (large)
Krum (med)

Harry smiling (large)
Harry smiling (med)

Weasley Tent (large)
Weasley tent (med)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Rumor: Helen McCrory to play Bellatrix?

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2005, 08:12 PM

Grace from let us know that a UK paper, The Mirror, is reporting tonight that actress Helen McCrory " has been lined up to play evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the next Harry Potter film."

A source revealed: "The producers are trying to keep the cast a secret until it's all sealed. ButContinued...


Disney Adventures Magazine with New Goblet of Fire Photo

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2005, 03:56 PM has posted some scans from the new issue of Disney Adventures magazine that has a feature on the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. While most of the photos we've seen recently, there are some new ones, including small photos of Krum, Cho and Cedric. There is also a brandContinued...


Cho Chang Pic in Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 03:47 PM

WB zapped over the new Cho Chang pic in high-resolution, so check it out:
Cho Chang (huge)
Cho Chang (med)
Cho Chang (small)

Thanks again go to MuggleNet for finding the original scan.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Zogby Poll Places Politicians at Hogwarts

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 09:38 AM

An interactive survey of 6,819 adults across the United States have determined that President George Bush and New York Senator Hillary Clinton would both land smack in Slytherin, while the US's First Lady, Laura Bush, would find herself among the badgers of Hufflepuff. Meanwhile 57% of respondents saidContinued...

Book Reviews

Harry Six Goes 'Into the Gloom,' says The Guardian

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 09:27 AM

In a review published Saturday by The Guardian, reviewer John Mullan says HBP leaves readers with "a gloom not to be dispelled."

The odd glumness of this novel is partly a consequence of its loss of a satisfying plot, its lack of shape. There is, I think, a clear reason for this, evidentContinued...


Mad-Eye Moody Close Up

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2005, 07:54 AM

Aint It has posted two new, close-up photos of Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. These photos (via The seem to be from the new Harry Potter Scene-It? DVD game. This game, which was not due to be released until later this fall, is now available.Continued...

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