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LeakyLounge

Valentine's Day Celebrations on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
February 16, 2008, 04:58 PM

In order to mark this past Valentine’s Day holiday, our own Leaky Lounge has opened up a flurry of activities for a few hours of love today. From now until 2pm EST, the event will take place in Madam Puddifoot’s Tearoom, where we’ll have a slew of activities and threads to getContinued...

LeakyCon Facebook and LiveJournals Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2008, 06:05 AM

A few days ago we told you about LeakyCon, Leaky’s first-ever fan conference, coming to Boston in 2009. You can keep up to date on the goings-on, now, via our LiveJournal and Facebook group for the event. We will soon have a MySpace and a forum, and will soon bring you details on our hotelContinued...

Misc

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 05:03 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly has released a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples, a ranking of 26 of our favorite true (fictional) lovers. The fictional pairing of characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series areContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Comments on His Hope to Return for "Deathly Hallows" Film

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 01:42 AM

Actor Jason Isaacs has spoken once again of his hope to return as the character of Lucius Malfoy in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film. While there is no new information, this interview with Rotten Tomatoes does feature the actor discussing thisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Receives James Joyce Award in Dublin

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2008, 12:06 PM

As we reported previously, author J.K. Rowling was to receive a special James Joyce award at University College in Dublin. That event was held last night, and Irish newspaper Independent reports on the event where JKR read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, signed copies of the book, andContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 138: This Is SnoggCast

Posted by: Edward
February 12, 2008, 04:58 PM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here today bringing you its 138th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and information. This week the PotterCast Trio has the latest in Harry Potter news including the new reports and pictures from the “Half-Blood Prince” filming at Gloucester Cathedral,Continued...

Presenting...LeakyCon 2009!

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2008, 03:43 AM

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve taken on a new venture at Leaky and it’s one that will bring together fans from all over the world: the first-ever LeakyCon is coming to Boston in 2009!

This conference, a celebration of the HP series and our time as fans, will serve to aid two charities: Book AidContinued...

HBP Film

No Phlegm for a Half-Blood Prince!

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 11:34 PM

Ahem Ahem! There will be no Phlegm for the Half-Blood Prince!...well no part for actress Clemence Poesy in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie that is. In a new interview with MTV, the actress says she has not been asked back to reprise her role as Fleur Delacour (aka Phlegm) for the sixthContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Nominated for 'Otto' and Glamour Magazine Awards

Posted by: Edward
February 11, 2008, 09:49 PM

Further award nomination news comes today from Emma Watson's official site which has been updated noting Emma's recent nomination at the Glamor Magazine Awards for her role as Pauline in the previously released TV film, "Ballet Shoes." Miss Watson (Hermione Granger) was nominated in theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Set to Receive James Joyce Award

Posted by: Edward
February 11, 2008, 09:14 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is set to receive another honor in the form of the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society at the University College Dublin in Ireland. The event is set to take place Tuesday, February 12th and we hope to have more information on the presentationContinued...

Construction Begins on Hogwarts Castle for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 01:22 PM

Construction has begun on building Hogwarts Castle for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park at Universal Orlando, Florida. Longtime theme park blogger Jim Hill reports today that work is underway on the castle that will serve as the centerpiece of theContinued...

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows" Movie to Begin Filming Next February, Two Films Still Under Consideration

DH Film
Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 12:58 PM

Harry Potter producers David Heyman and David Barron have given a new interview with the Daily Telegraph, where they discuss the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In regards to the earlier rumors of splitting the final book into two films,Continued...

Dale

Jim Dale Wins Grammy Award for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" AudioBook

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 01:21 AM

At ceremonies before tonight’s telecast, it was announced that Jim Dale won the Grammy Award in the category best “Spoken Word Album for Children” for his audio recording of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” written by J.K. Rowling.Continued...

Honors/Awards

Dan Radcliffe Attends BAFTAs in London

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2008, 07:36 PM

As we reported earlier, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been nominated for two awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, with recognition in the “Special Visual Effects,” and “Production Design” categories. Those awards were presented tonight in London,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hungarian Translation Released

Posted by: Edward
February 10, 2008, 05:46 PM

Readers of the Harry Potter series in Hungary had the opportunity to pick up their copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as the translated edition was released in that country on February 9th. Many bookstores held midnight release parties for the thousandsContinued...

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