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OotP Film

First Photo of Tonks

Posted by: sue
August 14, 2006, 04:05 PM

The first photo of Natalia Tena as Tonks in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has now surfaced online. You can see a photo taken of the the costumed, purple -haired auror standing among a group of the crew on the Potter film set via this link to MuggleNet. Thanks guys!


Calling All Artists: Leaky Launches First Fan Art Contest

Posted by: sue
August 14, 2006, 01:11 PM

Easels at the ready! Leaky is proud to announce our very first Fan Art Contest. If you are an artist, then you can enter our contest to depict a scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone that is decribed in either the book, or shown in the first Potter film.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Earns Spot on Another Forbes List

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2006, 10:40 AM

Forbes magazine has published a list of "Top Celebrity Earners" of 2005, and J.K. Rowling is ninth on the list. According to the magazine, Ms. Rowling earned £41 million last year, which is roughly £77 per minute. Hannah Clark of Forbes said this about Jo:

"If you want to keep makingContinued...

Happy Birthday Nick!

Posted by: Melissa
August 14, 2006, 02:46 AM

He runs our forum, which means he manages about 39,000 people every day - and it's his birthday! I expect to see 39,000 comments here, people! :) Happy, happy, happy birthday, Nick Rhein!

Sectus 2007 Announces Steve Vander Ark as Guest Speaker

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 04:55 PM

Sectus 2007, the new Harry Potter conference to be held next year in England, has now announced that Lexicon founder Steve Vander Ark will be a guest speaker at this event. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held in central London July 19-22; the early bird bookingContinued...


Winners of Fan-Fiction Contest Announced!

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 01:57 PM

A few weeks ago we told you about our very first Fan-Fiction Contest as part of Leaky and PotterCast making our trip to Lumos and Las Vegas. We had a HUGE response to this contest, and we are now proud to announce the winners.
In the Most Creative Category, First Prize went to Laura Keaton for her entryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Two Fans Tell Story of Meeting with J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 12:34 PM

There are new stories in the press about two lucky fans who got to ask author J.K. Rowling some questions while she was in New York for the "Harry, Carrie, and Garp" charity readings at Radio City Music Hall.
The first story involves young Kyle Searcy of Destin, Florida who spent almostContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks About Equus, Films Six and Seven, More

Posted by: Melissa
August 13, 2006, 10:44 AM

In a new interview in the Australian Herald Sun, actor Daniel Radcliffe discussed his character's nudity in his upcoming play Equus, the possibility that Harry will die in Book Seven, whether or not he will return as Harry in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and his newContinued...


New Photo of Dan Radcliffe on Set of OotP

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 12:45 AM

There is a new photo online of actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and a group of lucky fans from Brazil who recently visited the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Winners of a contest, this group had the chance to visit the set, and meet Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), Natalia TenaContinued...

J.K. Rowling

MSN Video Stream of "Harry, Carrie and Garp" Download

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2006, 08:24 PM

If you'd like to save the JKR "Harry, Carrie and Garp" event in a smaller format that works with your iPod, try it at the links below, captured by Chris for Leaky. Thanks to everyone who wrote in offering different versions! As a reminder, for a limited time, you watch this on MSNContinued...

Felton Interviews

New Audio and Print Interviews with Tom Felton; Will Be in U.S. This Week

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2006, 05:07 PM

Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has given two new interviews, one an audio interview, and another in print. The audio interview involves Tom's participation again with the 2006 International St. Lawrence Junior Carp Tournament, which Tom and his brother Chris will co-hostContinued...


Reading Group Signups Reopened on the Lounge

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2006, 03:09 PM

Signups for the next reading group at the Leaky Lounge are going on right now; this time the groups will be discussing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkban. There is a limit on signups so be sure to get sorted if you want in - check them out here!

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates Bag to Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2006, 09:00 AM

Author J.K.Rowling has donated a bag that she carried at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to a charity auction. The Scotsman reports that Jo donated a " small black Rodo purse." Other celebs contributing to the "Handbag Heaven" auction also include singersContinued...

Film Awards

Goblet of Fire Wins at DVD Awards

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2006, 08:47 AM

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD won a technical award at "The 9th Annual DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin." B1Media, the company which designed the Welcome menu on the GoF DVD, was named winner for "Major Technical - Best Menu Design."

The interactive DVD menus boasted a 3D castle,Continued...


Last Day to Vote in the Podcast Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2006, 04:08 PM

Voting at the 2006 Podcast Awards ends tomorrow! As most of you know by now, PotterCast has been nominated in two categories along with our friends at MuggleCast. We're teaming up to make sure that both podcasts win, so we ask everyone to vote for MuggleCast in Peoples Choice and PotterCast in EntertainmentContinued...

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