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Hermione Granger, Class President

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2006, 07:53 PM

Earlier this summer we told you popular website UGO.com had launched a "Versus" competition, featuring fictional characters in a race for class president. The votes have now been tallied, and the results are in: Hermione Ganger WINS as Class President! Hermione beat out another famous witch, Willow RosenbergContinued...

OotP Film

Luna's Radish Earrings Designed by Evanna Lynch

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2006, 09:32 AM

Last week we had our first look at official photos from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, including this photo of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood. In the photo she is seen wearing some radish earrings. We can now confirm that Evanna herself designed those radish earrings, provingContinued...

JKRowling.com

Owls Delivering WOMBAT Results

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2006, 07:15 AM

A flock of Owls have now left Edinburgh and will soon be delivering your W.O.M.B.A.T results. If you enter your student identification code on the W.O.M.B.A.T. card on JKRowling.com, you can see the clock in the room which now reads "Results in the Post." Constant Vigilance everyone! :)
Thanks roonwit andContinued...

The Cauldron Shop

Cauldron Shop Update: New Chudley Cannons, Fizzing Whizzbees Shirts and More!

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2006, 04:36 PM

Looking for some fun new fashions for fall? Then be sure to check out the latest in our Cauldron Shop, your one-stop for Harry Potter merchandise, which include these brand new shirts:

HBP Film

Rumor: David Yates to Direct "Half-Blood Prince?"

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2006, 01:40 PM

Here is another entry in the rumor for the new director for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince category: David Yates. Movies Online is reporting that the current Order of the Phoenix director has been offered the helm of the sixth Potter film. Quotage:

"But I have some news on Harry PotterContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Continues Fight to Ban Potter Books

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2006, 12:03 PM

A followup for you now on the case of the Gwinnett County, Georgia woman who is continuing her attempt to have the Harry Potter books removed from elementary school libraries. Having been denied by the local school board, Laura Mallory appealed her case before the State Board of Education. In herContinued...

JKRowling.com

Quills Away! WOMBATS Finish as "Do Not Disturb" Sign is Back on J.K. Rowling.com

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2006, 07:10 AM

Put those Quills down everyone! The second round of the WOMBATS test period has now finished as the "Do Not Disturb" sign is back on the door to Jo's office on her website. The opportunity to take the second of those cool (yet tricky) special tests JKR hadContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2006, 06:59 PM

The calendar on JKRowling.com for October 4 now reads "Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall." Cheers Professor McGonagall!

Books

Harry Potter Voted Favorite Banned Book

Posted by: Melissa
October 03, 2006, 05:11 PM

As we told you, September 23-30 was Banned Book Week, and J.K. Rowling noted on her website that she considers "annual inclusion on the list as a great honour. " Now the American Library Association reports that the Harry Potter series was the top vote-getter in a poll of over 5,000 readersContinued...

GoFFilm

"Goblet of Fire" to Premiere on HBO in November

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2006, 09:59 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will premiere on cable channel HBO Sunday, November 19 at 7:00pm (EST). The station will also be showing the behind the scenes special "The Making of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" starting Tuesday, November 7. Both of these programs will air multipleContinued...

The Leaky Mug

Live LeakyMug from California Now Available for Download; Potter Rules the Podcast Awards

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2006, 05:10 PM

When we rain, we pour: In addition to PotterCast #57 being released (all info here), you can now listen to our live Leaky Mug podcast from last Thursday at the Borders in Westwood, California. Get it via iTunes, direct download it here. Visit our site at LeakyMug.comContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 57 Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2006, 02:39 PM

PotterCast 57, our is Broadway Filkcast is up! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-The trio talk all about the latest Jo updates, the Podcast Awards, California, England and more.
-Our first PotterCast Blog Challenge winner,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Bid for J.K. Rowling's Bag

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2006, 02:19 PM

Back in August we first told you that author J.K. Rowling donated a purse to Handbag Heaven, a charity auction to be held this month. This black bag, which you can see in this photo of her at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is part of the event that is to be held on Friday OctoberContinued...

Watson

Clarification on the "Emma is Leaving" Reports

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2006, 12:50 PM

We at Leaky have received many frantic emails from readers regarding the slew of media reports trumpeting Emma Watson's supposed impending departure from the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. This recent spate of inflammatory media reports all stem from the Newsweek interviewContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast Hits the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2006, 10:24 AM

PotterCast will be back on the road again as we make our way south to the Big Easy for a live podcast next May in New Orleans. The podcast will be featured as part of Overture, the opening night event, with the podcast taking place after dinner. The show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton in New OrleansContinued...

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