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J.K. Rowling

Possible Web Broadcast of JKR Charity Reading

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2006, 04:37 PM

There is a possibility that the upcoming charity reading by authors J.K.Rowling, Stephen King, and John Irving may be broadcast on the web. On Stephen King's official message board today, the question about a possible broadcast on the web for those who could not obtain tickets nor attend the eventContinued...

W.O.M.B.A.T. Info, Horcri, and More at J.K.

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2006, 07:29 AM

In addition to all the ticket info on her upcoming visit to the US and public reading (see post below), author J.K. Rowling has also done some updating elsewhere on her website. In the rumours section, she talks about the grading process for those W.O.M.B.A.T.S, and let us know that another roundContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Site with US Visit Info; Public Reading Ticket Info

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2006, 07:10 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website with more on her upcoming visit to the US, which will include a charity reading, her first here in the States since 2000. Jo will be reading in public, along with authors Stephen King and John Irving at Radio City Music Hall in New YorkContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Sets Guinness World Record

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2006, 06:46 AM

Page from and Jenna from let us know that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire now holds the Guinness World Record as the fastest selling DVD. Previously we reported that the GoF DVD sold over five million copies the first day out here in the US. In the UK,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Coming to New York in August; will give Charity Reading

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2006, 07:18 PM

Note: We CANNOT get you tickets and do not yet know HOW to get tickets - there isn't even a set date yet, so please stop emailing. As soon as we know you'll know! :)
The great news keeps on coming today. The New York Times is now reporting that our favorite author will beContinued...

OotP Film

Emma Thompson Confirmed for Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2006, 06:34 PM

Our inner eye has some great news to reveal today :) As Leaky has been reporting for months, the character of Sibyll Trelawney is set to be in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. WB has now confirmed to us that Emma Thompson would indeed be returning as the eccentricContinued...


Harry Potter Movies for Download

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2006, 05:05 PM

Hoping to combat illegal piracy of their films, Warner Brothers announced today that they will be releasing movies for legal download via the net. Using BitTorrent, the site that was "once blamed for aiding the swapping of illegally copied films and programs", Warners will make more than 200 movies availableContinued...


Leaky the First Fan Site to Win Webby Award

Posted by: Melissa
May 09, 2006, 02:19 AM

Well, guys, thank you! Because of you, Leaky has become the first fan site to win the Webby Award, considered the "Oscar of the 'Net." We took the People's Voice award in our Celebrity/Fan category; the official site for Prince took the judge's award. Other People's Voice winnersContinued...


Patronus 2006 Keynote Speaker Announced

Posted by: sue
May 08, 2006, 06:10 PM

Patronus 2006, the European Harry Potter Conference set for this summer, has announced their first keynote speaker. Steve Vander Ark , founder of our floo partner The Harry Potter Lexicon, will be addressing the conference which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark July 7-9. Steve will also be part of a panelContinued...


PotterCast #38: Dobby is freeee

Posted by: Melissa
May 08, 2006, 01:30 AM

PotterCast #38, Dobby is freeeee, in which the second of two parts of your awesome Harry Potter Impersonations stars, is live!

In this show:
-The second part of your Harry Potter impersonations!
-Leave your voicemail for next week's Canon Conundrum now: Who else in the canon made a horcrux?
-HP movie season has officiallyContinued...

Vote on the WB's Leaky Cauldron T

Posted by: Melissa
May 08, 2006, 12:13 AM

The WB is running a poll on its soon-to-be new T-shirt, based on your favorite wizarding pub, The Leaky Cauldron. Check in and let them know if you want text on the back or not in our Cauldron Shop forum, where a representative from WB takes your suggestions and makes them real merchandise, all of which you canContinued...


Radcliffe, Watson Win Bravo "Otto" Awards

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2006, 09:51 PM

Page from Dan let us know that Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) won the German Bravo "Otto" Award. According to this press release, Dan won the "Gold" in the Male Moviestar category, while Emma took home top honors in the Female Moviestar category.Continued...


Video Stills from New Dan Radcliffe Film "December Boys"

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2006, 09:25 PM was able to get some screencaps of a brief clip from December Boys, the new movie starring actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). This clip appeared as part of a program that aired in Australia called The Great Outdoors, and you can view these stills via this link. DecemberContinued...

HP Cast

A Crouch Family Reunion

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2006, 09:07 PM

There will be a Crouch family reunion of sorts as Roger Lloyd- Pack (Barty Crouch Sr.) appears on an upcoming episode of Doctor Who ,which stars David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.). You can see a clip from this episode called " Rise of the Cybermen" via this link (click on Video, then "coming next time."Continued...

OotP Film

Report on Possible Trelawney Scene in Phoenix

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2006, 10:31 AM

In early February TLC reported exclusively that the character of Sibyll Trelawney was to be included in the upcoming Order of the Phoenix film. Today, HarryPotterFanzone has a report from someone who says they are an extra in the new Potter film that gives some details about a possible scene withContinued...

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