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Hogwarts Express Transports Muggles

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2006, 09:47 AM

The Hogwarts Express steam engine was called into service for Muggle transportation yesterday in Scotland. The train took over the summer steam service between Fort William and Mallaig because the regular engine for that route had broken down. The locomotive will also be used today as part of a nine-day "Pottermania"Continued...


PotterCast Video Special: Wizard Rock in New York City

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2006, 05:37 AM

Update: We think the probs with downloading are fixed now. Try again :)
Wizard rock invaded NYC this past week, and PotterCast was there to capture the action; we made a little video PotterCast special for those who couldn't take part. Download to see live concert footage of Harry and theContinued...


Alan Rickman to Join Celebrity READ Campaign

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2006, 04:18 PM

Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) will appear on a poster for the American Library Association's "Celebrity READ" program. The READ campaign to encourage children to read was initiated in 1985 with a poster of Bill Cosby holding his favorite book, Treasure Island. That poster was succeededContinued...

OotP Film

Better Photo of Harry and OotP Promo Poster

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2006, 08:45 AM

A few weeks ago we told you about a photo seen at the New York Licensing Show promoting the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. A much better photo of this OotP promotion has surfaced on a blog for the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego. You can see this new photo here. Readers willContinued...


New Photos of David Thewlis

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2006, 08:05 AM

Actor David Thewlis was a guest at the Prince's Trust Summer Ball last night in London, and we now have some new photos of him from this event in our galleries. The Prince's Trust Summer Ball in Berkeley Square is a charity gala where proceeds go to help " young people who have struggled at school, haveContinued...


Greetings from Indianapolis

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2006, 10:29 PM

Hey guys: as you read in the post below about the radio interview, I'm in Indianapolis right now with Emerson of MuggleNet. We were invited to be guests at the 2006 InConJunction Sci-Fi convention. We'll be here for the whole weekend, so if you're in the area, feel free to stop by! Get more info about theContinued...


Cheryl Klein Joins This Week's PotterCast

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2006, 09:21 PM

Extendable Ears returns to PotterCast this week in a big way with Cheryl Klein, editor at Arthur A. Levine books at Scholastic, who has helped bring the last two Harry Potter books to the world, as well as serves as the guiding hand to a wide range of other novels. We'll be talking with her not onlyContinued...


Official Scholastic Harry Potter Tour/Podcast Dates

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2006, 09:00 PM

The separate bookstore sites have been advertising them, but here they are in one place: This July, I for Leaky, Emerson for MuggleNet and Cheryl Klein, editor at Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic books, will visit bookstores in three states to talk about the Harry Potter series and what's leftContinued...


Melissa and the King on WIBC Radio Today

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 05:28 PM

TLC's own Melissa Anelli will be a special guest on the Dave "The King" Wilson radio show starting tonight at 6pm ET to discuss all things Harry Potter. Melissa is in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend at the Inconjunction Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, as is Emerson Spartz of MuggleNetContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic Begins Twenty Day Countdown to HBP Paperback

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 04:15 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter books, has now launched their twenty day countdown to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback. Each day until July 25, there will be a new question about the books; the first one here. Then, the last question willContinued...


Walters, Driving Lessons Honored at Moscow Film Festival

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2006, 11:21 AM

Actress Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) received the Best Actress Award at the 28th annual Moscow International Film Festival on Sunday for her work in "Driving Lessons," also starring Rupert Grint. The film also took the Festival's Special Prize for best picture. CongratulationsContinued...


Director David Yates Nominated for Emmy Award

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 10:39 AM

New Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on "The Girl in the Cafe." David was nominated as "Best Director " for his work on the film, which is currently airing here in the States on HBO. You can see recentContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling Receives Honorary Degree

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 09:22 AM

Today, author J.K. Rowling received her honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen. Jo received her Doctorate of Laws from the University in honor of her continuing support of research in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Upon receiving the award, JKR noted "I am thrilled... it is very exciting."Continued...

OotP Film

New Phoenix Photos; Filming to Resume with Dursleys Filming

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2006, 07:13 PM

When filming resumes on Order of the Phoenix - on a hiatus for exam season - later this month, it will include filming of the scenes at 4 Privet Drive, sources have told Leaky.
Meanwhile, our friends at MuggleNet have received some new photos from the location preparation for HarryContinued...

Happy Birthday, Leaky!

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2006, 01:45 AM

It's the first time we've remembered to celebrate it, but nonetheless: Six years ago today, before Goblet of Fire had come out in hardback, Kevin C. Murphy published a teeny little news blog called The Leaky Cauldron and made the first post of what has become the oldest Harry Potter news archive online. It said: "WelcomeContinued...

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