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Leaky and Potter Fans At the Webbys

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2006, 08:06 AM

On Monday night, John Noe and I went to the Webby Awards, the "Oscars of the Net," to represent you all and pick up the People's Voice award for best Celebrity/Fan site; it was the first time a fan site has taken home a Webby and we were unbelievably thrilled to do it. We've uploaded pics inContinued...

The New Leaky Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2006, 02:37 PM

The Leaky Gallery has been completely redesigned! Thanks to John Noe and Super Alex, one of Leaky's top programmers, it's now boasting its own snazzy design that changes with every click.
Since we unveiled this gallery in February, we have fielded your hundreds of complaints; the AJAX-based navigation, while easy onContinued...


Georgia Woman Appeals Potter Book Ban Ruling

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:49 PM

Last month we told you of a woman who lost her attempt to have the Gwinnett County school board in Georgia ban the Harry Potter books. The school board rejected this claim, allowing the books to remain on the shelves, and now Laura Mallory has filed a written appeal of this decision. Previously, thisContinued...

HP Cast

Monty Python and the History of Comedy

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:29 PM

Comedian John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) has given a new interview where he says he plans to retire from "writing and performing sitcoms," and will instead write a book "on the history of comedy and will hold classes explaining how to make people laugh." Mr. Cleese, one of the foundingContinued...


Goblet of Fire Wins Golden Trailer Award

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:12 PM

The trailer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was named winner in the "Best Animation/Family" category at the seventh annual Golden Trailer Awards. These awards honor movie trailers which they feel are " works of art in their own right, expertly blending elements of cinema andContinued...


The Truth About Dan and the Queen

Posted by: Melissa
June 12, 2006, 09:49 AM

This time we mean it: Though there have been various reports about Dan Radcliffe attending the Queen's birthday party on June 25, he will not be in attendance. The news yesterday of Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Matt Lewis taking part in a play at the event is true - this will be a pre-recordedContinued...

OotP Film

Arrivederci, Phoenix: Italy Filming Rumors Debunked

Posted by: Melissa
June 12, 2006, 09:44 AM

A report yesterday that WB scoped out "a series of small towns in the Savona area (near Genoa, Italy), with a view to filming part of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix against the dramatic backdrop of a medieval Italian castle!" has "not a grain of truth in it," a representativeContinued...


Leaky Presents: Harry Potter Crafts!

Posted by: Melissa
June 12, 2006, 12:39 AM

We're thrilled to finally present: Leaky's Harry Potter Crafts section!
Right after we heard new Leaky staffer Josée talk about her Harry Potter crafting on PotterCast, we asked her to bring her special knowledge and talent to a new Leaky section. We know a lot of you out there like to make yourContinued...


PotterCast #43: Monsieur Noe's Holiday

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2006, 10:58 PM

PotterCast 43 is now available!
In this show:

Canon Conundrums: Why didn't Snape just take Harry with him?
How Snape's eyes may be the key to the series, in our second Lumos Limelight interview - this time with Dr. Edmund Kern, a returning Leaky guest.
In the modcast: Why is Neville in Gryffindor? Lorie,Continued...


Tony! Tony!

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2006, 08:10 PM

Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime) has just been awarded a Tony award for Best Featured Actress in a Play ("The History Boys"). Stay tuned for more Harry Potter cast member news from the 60th annual Tony Awards!
UPDATE: We have now added photos from the Tonys to our galleries! Check them out here.

UPDATE #2: Richard GriffithsContinued...


The Best PotterCast Avatar Contest We've Ever Done

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2006, 03:48 PM

Heh. Or maybe the first.
We've just announced a PotterCast avatar contest; we've witnessed you all create hundreds of awesome avatars and graphics since the show came out, so we thought we'd have a little fun with it. There will be to-be-announced prizes for the winners; in the meantimeContinued...

Griffiths Interviews

Richard Griffiths Profiled in New York Times

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2006, 02:51 PM

Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) is profiled in today's New York Times. The Tony-nominated actor talks about the challenges of being raised by two deaf parents, his character in "The History Boys," his own physical problems, and his missed opportunity to play Oliver Hardy to Jonathan PryceContinued...

HP Cast

Potter Actors to Take Part in Special Play for Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2006, 01:27 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films will be taking part in a special play for the Queen's birthday party as was officially announced today. Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), Rupert Grint (Ron), Matt Lewis (Neville), and Julie Walters (Molly Wealsey) allContinued...

OotP Film

Additional Set Photos from Phoenix Filming

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2006, 07:52 AM

Last month, TLC first reported that filming was taking place on location in London along the river Thames for scenes for the upcoming Order of the Phoenix film. London Taxi has now posted two photos from what seems to be filming on the river. We can not determine if there are any of theContinued...


Harry Potter Days at the Staten Island Children's Museum

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2006, 03:55 PM

Leaky's John and I will be at the Staten Island Chldren's Museum's Harry Potter celebrations tomorrow, giving out prizes and having fun; please stop by if you're around! At 1:30 we'll be conducting a Harry Potter discussion; there will be a maze on the East Meadow (inContinued...

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