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PotterCast Gets a Makeover

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 02:12 AM

Check it out: Thanks to Alex Robbin and John Noe, has a new, faster, sleeker, easier-to-use and just plain cooler look.
We hope you like it!


Thai HP Translator Talks About JKR's "Magic Words"

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 08:30 PM

The Thai translation of HBP is being released at midnight tonight (300,000 copies have been reserved in advance), and Thai Day has an interview with translator Sumalee Bumroongsook. The translator, who convinced the managing director of Nanmee Books to produce the Thai translation of the HP booksContinued...


Goblet Ticket Sales Continue to Light Up Box Office

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2005, 03:58 PM

Ticket sales for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continue to soar, as GoF topped box office ticket sales in the US and Canada for the third week in a row. The Associated Press is reporting that Goblet lead the way again this weekend with another $20.5 million, increasing the overallContinued...

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"One City," with Foreword by Rowling, Available Jan. 2?

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 11:50 AM

One City, the book to which J.K. Rowling has written a foreword and the profits from which will benefit the One City charity, which fights social exclusion in Edinburgh, is listed as available for release on Jan. 2 by
Edinburgh's Lord Provost said about the book, "This bookContinued...


Goblet Totals Up, Down Under

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 01:17 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opened Thursday in Australia to the sixth-highest ever opening day box office figures for the nation, the Advertiser reports. It grossed $3,203,779 nationwide, averaging $5,804 in from the 552 screens on which it was shown.

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JKR to Write New Children's Book

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2005, 08:01 AM

The Scotsman is reporting today that author J.K. Rowling is planning on writing another book for children after she has concluded the Harry Potter series. Jo discusses her future writing plans in an upcoming radio interview to be broadcast on BBC Radio4. The newspaper article states that Jo " said that sheContinued...

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JKR and the Rags Before the Riches

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2005, 10:35 PM

The Scotsman has a very good new article highlighting excerpts from a foreward that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written for a new book, in which she describes her life in relative poverty before achieving her current fame and wealth. In describing parts of her days in Edinburgh as a single mother orContinued...


Lucius Malfoy: Forbes Man of Wealth

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 08:13 PM

In a hilarious yet interesting article, Forbes has posted an updated list of their wealthiest top fifteen fictional characters, with none other than Potter foe Lucius Malfoy holding the last spot with a reported net worth of $900 Million. From a dateline in the North Sea, the article reports that the nefariousContinued...


Goblet of Fire Props Exhibit in Japan

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 05:51 PM

We have a real treat for you tonight. TLC Reader Di attended an exhibit in Japan held by store Isetan, that featured many of the beautiful costumes and props used in the new Goblet of Fire film. Di took some wonderful photos of this travelling exhibit in Matsudo, Japan, which you can view here. In theseContinued...

How Buckbeak Found His Voice

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2005, 04:32 PM

Cornell University's Macaulay Library, home of the world's largest collection of natural sounds, helped provide appropriate voices for many of the creatures in the film versions of Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. When looking for an appropriate sound for Buckbeak's call in PoA, the film's producersContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Interview in Blender, More

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 12:30 PM

Blender magazine has a new interview with actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), who talks about his love of music. The interview focuses on his thoughts and reactions to some of the rock and punk albums he loves. This editor admits she very much enjoyed the following about the great punk classic album byContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: The Woman, The Myth

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2005, 09:49 AM

That's right, guys. According to this Norwegian paper, J.K. Rowling is an elaborate illusion, cooked up by big companies as part of a worldwide conspiracy to sell books - because we all know you can't do that without tricking people.
This article gets our long-ago-forgotten-but-brought-back-when-truly-mind-numbingly-necessaryContinued...


Belated Staff Announcement

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2005, 08:10 AM

He's not our newest staff addition, but we wanted to welcome him all the same: Alex Robbin, who has been working for a long time on LeakyLounge almost since its inception, has joined the main Leaky team as a staff programmer. That's a handy title, but doesn't truly encapsulate what Alex does - so I'llContinued...


PotterCast Transcripts Online

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2005, 07:59 AM

Thanks to our wonderful elves, the PotterCast transcripts for Leaky Mug #5 and Show #14 are online. Thanks guys, and enjoy, all!
If you would like to join this fine team of hardworking, persevering, truly appreciated elves, drop us an email. Thanks!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Release Date of Japanese "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 07:15 AM

Today, the release date for the Japanese edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been announced. The publishers say this edition will be available on May 17th, 2006. Thanks Di!

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