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Fall into Democracy with The Harry Potter Alliance!

Oct 10, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Election Day is coming up fast in the U.S., and The Harry Potter Alliance are doing all they can to ensure people are heard. During such a pivotal time in global and national politics, it’s crucial that people turn out to vote, so here are a few initiatives you can get involved in before November …read more!

Fan Profiles: Scarlett Ojeda

Oct 07, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fan Creator Profiles, Fan Creators, Fan Events, Fan Profiles, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, Fun, News

Here at The Leaky Cauldron, we believe in the power and magic of community, and have always loved hearing from people who have made the Harry Potter fandom such a joy for the past two decades. Our new, regular fan profile column will aim to highlight the people of the Harry Potter fandom: their passions, …read more!

Happee Birthdae Harry: 31 Gifts To Celebrate The Boy Who Lived

Jul 31, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

Character Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, News, Products, Toys

“These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.” When former Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour uttered these words in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, none of us could imagine how true they would ring in 2020. But with that darkness, …read more!

Harry Fans Unite for Birthday Fundraiser

Jul 31, 2020

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Fan Sites, Fans, News

It’s July 31, which means it’s Harry’s birthday, and this year is an important one! Earlier this summer we released a statement clarifying our position on trans rights. As part of our commitment to create positive change from within our fandom, today we are proud to stand with members all over the Harry Potter fan community to raise money …read more!

INTERVIEW: Harry Potter Alliance’s Granger Leadership Academy is Shaping the Next Decade of Activism

Jul 09, 2020

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Charity, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

This year’s Granger Leadership Academy is weeks away! For the first-time ever the annual conference for fan activism will be going virtual on July 17-19. Read more in this interview with Janae Phillips, Conference Organizer of the GLA, and Director of Leadership & Education at the HPA.

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia Fundraiser Fundraising For Black Lives Matter & SMYAL!

Jun 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Badassilisks, a trivia team in the Washington D.C. area, are hosting a trivia event, raising funds for Black Lives Matter and SMYL, an organization caring for trans black youth.   Badassilisks are a diverse team of 8 people of different races, gender and nationalities: “With just a year of being a team, we remain undefeated in in-person …read more!

The Granger Leadership Academy Goes Virtual!

Jun 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Tickets for the first ever VIRTUAL Granger Leadership Academy by The Harry Potter Alliance are now available! The GLA conference will take place virtually for the very first time this summer, July 17th-19th, due to COVID-19. Though many were excited to get to put in the work together in Pittsburgh later this year, a virtual event means fans …read more!

‘Wands Up: Black Lives Matter’ Tune In To The Harry Potter Alliance’s Livestream!

Jun 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fandom, Fans, News

The Harry Potter Alliance will host a livestream tonight at 8:30pm ET, benefitting The Louisville Bail Fund. The livestream will feature Black Girls Create, Jay Justice, Fanatical Fics, The Gayly Prophet, The HPA, Unspoiled! Podcast, The Nonbinaries‘ C. McCarthy, & K. Alexandra. The stream will celebrate Black Girls Create’s birthday in their ongoing House Cup, raising …read more!

LeakyCon Orlando and Denver postponed due to pandemic

Jun 05, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

LeakyCon, News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the prudent decision to postpone the 2020 LeakyCons originally scheduled for summer in Orlando and fall in Denver. The NEW date for LeakyCon Orlando is June 25-27, 2021. The NEW date for LeakyCon Denver is October 29-31, 2021. (Yes, LeakyCon on Halloween, an important date in the Potterverse!) All …read more!

Black Girls Create Hosting Harry Potter Trivia To Educate Fans & Support Diverse Activist Organisations

Jun 03, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Education, Events, Fandom, Fans, News

Black Girls Create will host a Harry Potter Trivia fundraiser with CosQuiz Trivia next Friday, June 12, donating all proceeds to Campaign Zero, a policy-based solution organisation dedicated to ending police brutality, and The National Bailout Fund, which provides support for incarcerated protestors. If you want to know more about Black Girls Create, a hub for Black …read more!

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