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Video Games

LEGO Harry Potter Q&A: Hogwarts Is "A Massive Explorable Environment"

Posted by: Rosi
April 07, 2010, 01:46 PM

PlayStation Blog has a brand new interview with Traveller's Tales' Jonathan Smith, the Head of Production at the independent games developer behind the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 video game. Smith stressed how magic can be used to "create a new kind of LEGO gameplay, with characters that learn new spells over aContinued...

Home Video / DVD

"Prisoner of Azkaban" and "Goblet of Fire" Ultimate Edition DVD Covers Revealed

Posted by: Edward
April 06, 2010, 11:35 AM

A first look at the cover art for the forthcoming Ultimate Editions of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire films has been revealed over on, which updated their respective pages with the new art.  AvailableContinued...


Winners of the March Skiving Snackbox Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
April 06, 2010, 05:54 AM

In March our Contest Team brought you their Skiving Snackbox Contest, which asked you to create an edible joke shop product to sell to Hogwarts students in order to get them out of lessons. The judges received many fantastic entries and have now picked the winners as follows:

First Place:Continued...

Actor Interviews

Rhys Ifans on Working with Evanna Lynch in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2010, 06:42 PM

We Are Pop Star has released an interview with actor Rhys Ifans in which he discusses working with on-screen daughter Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).  The actor, porting Xenophilius Lovegood in the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film, speaks to the wealth of knowledge MissContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR: "Sometime in the not too distant future I will bring you another book and it will not be Harry Potter" (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2010, 02:00 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling just wrapped her two readings at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  After reading from the fifth Chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone book, the section where Harry finds hisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Reading at White House Easter Egg Roll Today

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2010, 11:00 AM

J. K. Rowling's reading has commenced, please see the above post for complete coverage.

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is set to read today as part of the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll at 1:30pm - 1:45pm EST and again from 2:00pm - 2:15pm EST.Continued...


Reminder: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Featured on Celebrity Apprentice Tonight

Posted by: Edward
April 04, 2010, 12:42 PM

A quick reminder on this hopping holiday that tonight's episode of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice is set to feature the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of a challenge put forth to their contestants.  In recent weeks, video previews have given us glimpsesContinued...


New Books for Harry Potter Book Club, Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Rosi
April 04, 2010, 07:48 AM

As it's a brand new month, our book clubs at the Leaky Lounge invite you to join them in reading a brand new selection of books. These book clubs are open to anyone registered with MyLeaky! Firstly, our Harry Potter Book Club is now reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The forum for theContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint on "Deathly Hallows" and "Cherrybomb" Films in New Interviews

Posted by: Edward
April 03, 2010, 08:50 PM

Actor Rupert Grint has been making the rounds in recent days, promoting his forthcoming film, "Cherrybomb."  During a number of interviews, the Ron Weasley actor spoke regarding the long anticipated Silver Doe scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."  Speaking to Total Film Magazine, he saidContinued...


Happy Birthday NickP!

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2010, 06:07 PM

 We're so happy to re-add to our front-page-birthday list Nick Poulden, our programmer extraordinaire, who is back with Leaky's senior staff after an absence and has been working hard to do a lot of improvements you'll be seeing here soon. He was also the programmer of yesterday's Glee-fest, and if you liked that andContinued...


April Featured Crafter of the Month: Staarrkatt

Posted by: Rosi
April 02, 2010, 06:02 PM

This April, our Crafty Witches and Wizard have chosen crafter Staarrkatt as April's Featured Crafter of the Month. Staarrkatt has used her crafty skills - which include knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, woodworking and stained glass, to name a few - to produce a set of House Scarf Earrings, miniatureContinued...


April 2010 Crafters Go Green Contest Announced, March 2010 Craft Along Extended

Posted by: Rosi
April 02, 2010, 06:00 PM

Firstly, the Crafty Witches and Wizard have announced the April 2010 Crafters Go Green! Contest. Earth Day is coming up on the 22nd of April and the Crafty Witches are continuing in the same vein as last month's eco-friendly Craft-Along. You can enter in either ofContinued...


Hagrid's Hut at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Revealed

Posted by: Edward
April 02, 2010, 05:55 PM

Universal Orlando has released the first official photo of Hagrid's Hut from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, set to open on June 18.  This is the first photo in a  series of new shots which are set to roll out over the coming weeks, previewing the many different elementsContinued...


Letter to Teddy Lupin Contest

Posted by: Rosi
April 02, 2010, 05:29 PM

As the new month rolls in, our fantastic Contest Team have announced a brand new contest for April, the Letter to Teddy Lupin Contest. This month's contest asks you to write a letter to Teddy Lupin as either Remus or Tonks to be given to Teddy on his eleventh birthday. The letter should be no more than 500 words andContinued...


Easter Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
April 02, 2010, 04:43 PM

Just in time for Easter weekend, the April and Easter-themed issue of The Quibbler is now available for download. The Quibbler is Leaky's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish"; April's issue features articles on Quibbler staff members' success in bringing springtime to the U.K., aContinued...

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