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Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout!

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2008, 11:13 PM

Lift your glass, give a cheer, for today a Hufflepuff’s birthday is here! :)

This editor is quite pleased to report that as noted by the calendar on, birthday wishes are in order for the Head of Hufflepuff, Pomona Sprout. Cheers!

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Named Author of the Year at Children's Choice Book Awards

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2008, 02:42 PM

Back in March, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been nominated for a National Children’s Choice Book Award. Last night in New York City, these awards were presented, with J.K. Rowling named “Author of the Year,” for her work on Harry PotterContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Final Voting Now Open in Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest

Posted by: Edward
May 14, 2008, 02:14 PM

The two finalists in’s Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest have been chosen after a week long voting period we told you about earlier where the public picked a top entry in the 13-17 age group and 18 and over categories. As we reported previously, theContinued...

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows" To Film in Scottish Highlands Later This Year

DH Film
Posted by: sue
May 14, 2008, 12:18 AM

With production on “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” nearing completion in England, there is a new report tonight regarding early production for the final two films in the series due to take place in the highlands of Scotland. The Scotsman newspaper is reporting thatContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Set Visit Report and New Tom Felton Photo

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2008, 04:01 PM

We have a real treat for you today, as there is a detailed report now available regarding a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Originally posted in our Leaky Lounge forum, TLC reader Tash kindly sent along a fantastic report of her visit to the set of the sixthContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!

Posted by: Edward
May 13, 2008, 12:06 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actor Robert Pattinson, who portrayed Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory in the “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” film. Mr. Pattinson is celebrating his 22nd birthday today.

Also today, actress ZoĆ« Wanamaker, who portrayed Madame Hooch in “Sorcerer’s Stone,”Continued...

OotP Film

Lucius Malfoy, Prisoner of Azkaban

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2008, 03:00 AM

OK, now this is cool: Long rumored to have been filmed for the “Order of the Phoenix” film, thanks to Oclumencia, we can now see at long last, the prisoner of Azkaban…Lucius Malfoy. You can see the photo of Jason Isaacs as Lucius, sitting in his cell in Azkaban, holding his prisoner id card,Continued...


PotterCast 151: Spontaneous Combustion

Posted by: Edward
May 13, 2008, 02:49 AM

The 151st episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online with the latest in Harry Potter and much more. First up, we bring you news on the “Half-Blood Prince” film including new images, information from actress Natalia Tena, set footage, and casting announcements. Additional newsContinued...


New Games, Quizzes and BookMarks at Scholastic Harry Potter Site

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2008, 09:57 PM

Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter website with a few new things this Mother’s Day weekend. There are three new games including Polyjuice Pairs, Potter Swap, and Magical Matches. In addition to the already long list of fun quizzes, they’ve added a new MagnificentContinued...

Happy Molly Weasley Day

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2008, 02:43 PM

Happy Mother’s Day!

It might as well be called Harry Potter Day, because as we learned in Deathly Hallows, Mother’s Day gets to the very core of what the series was all about. Say something nice to your mom today, show her all the great motherly moments in Harry Potter or simply re-enact Molly Weasley’sContinued...


Winners of our April Poetry Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
May 11, 2008, 05:04 AM

The winners of our April Poetry Contest have been chosen and are ready to be announced. As April was National Poetry month, we asked you to write a poem about the Harry Potter series. After many splendid entries, we now have the winners along with a few honorable mentions. Starting this month the firstContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law (pt 2)

Posted by: Kristin
May 11, 2008, 02:51 AM

This post is part two of our post from earlier today, and includes our summary of the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law presented by JKR/WB in this PDF.

Please see the prior post for Editor’s Notes. In addition, please also note that the JKR/WB document is considerablyContinued...

OotP Film

New High Res Photos from "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2008, 11:59 PM

Even though we do not yet have any new “Half-Blood Prince” photos as of yet, we do have a bit of news on some new high res photos from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Oclumencia let us know they have some high res (and quite large) still photos from the MinistryContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law (pt 1)

Posted by: Kristin
May 10, 2008, 12:30 PM

We now have available at Leaky the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law documents from both Plaintiffs JKR/WB and Defendant RDR Books. These documents offer each side’s analysis of the trial and opinion on how it should conclude. The documents are in PDF format and totalContinued...

Whimsic Alley Seeks Young Harry Potter Fans for Interviews

Posted by: Edward
May 10, 2008, 03:45 AM

Harry Potter apparel and product retailer Whimsic Alley has updated their website to announce an upcoming video interview call for fans of the novels aged 8 to 14 taking place in Santa Monica, California. On May 18th, Whimsic Alley will be interviewing Harry Potter fans of all kinds fromContinued...

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