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July 09, 2008, 07:22 PM

Hello! Welcome to my Leaky blog. I’ve found that more than six years covering this “beat” has given me a lot of thoughts about Potter, life, culture, fandom and more, that no one but you fine folk would be interested in hearing. Plus, I’ve been getting angry e-mails for two solid years from people who hate that our set reports have gone oral on the podcasts – and I agree with them, to a point (the point at which posting a set report during the week of the movie’s release becomes an act requiring either no sleep or Herculean multi-tasking abilities). Anyway, I have a lot of backlogged set details from the visits for four and five to talk about here, and will be posting the updates from the HBP visit here as well. I also really want to explore some questions about this terrific fandom and what it has been like for all of us over these years; how it’s changing, what’s going on, where we are coming from and what direction we find ourselves traveling.

Lately, friends tend to call me or come up to me and say, “So, what are you doing now, after Harry?” I blink at them. After Harry? There’s plenty of Harry left, thankyou. Plenty to discuss, plenty to celebrate, plenty to enjoy. So I hope you enjoy this blog. I’ll be back with the first real entry soon. For those of you who used to read the blog I did on the NY Post, called The Quibbler, this blog will be much like that one; I’ll even pick up where I left off, where we can discuss the epilogue in detail.

There will be a standing offer to answer any question you send me, and a genuine invitation to send me, well, whatever you want. Your links to your blogs, your funny stories, your ideas for entries, your Scrabble score. Just get me at!

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Blogger Bio

Name: Melissa
LeakyName: MelissaTLC
House: Gryffindor

Welcome to my blog! I'm the innkeeper around here; I run the Leaky Cauldron and am a host on PotterCast. I've recently written a book about the HP phenomenon, and hope to use this blog to talk about thoughts on the series and culture, as well as post set reports from the sixth film visit as soon as I can!

One thing I want to do on this blog is address some of the queries that come in to our inboxes at Leaky so often; every day or so we get a general question about the series, or something asking us our opinions, that we can't really answer in the form of a news post, or don't get to on the podcast. I always feel bad that those questions sit in our boxes for so long. So here's a running offer: e-mail it to me with the subject "Blog Question" and I will, eventually, get to it, if it's something I can answer.