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JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Part of Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2009, 04:55 PM

A young man in Florida is efforting to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and his local Sarasota Habitat for Humanity with a new auction of a special Harry Potter book. Author J.K. Rowling contributed a signed book plate for a special DeluxeContinued...

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Jingle Spells 3 On Sale Now! And More!

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2009, 05:17 PM

That's right! It's that time of year! Jinge Spells, Leaky's holiday charity wizard rock compilation, is available for order!

A few things have changed this year: you can now download the songs right from this website (it will be on iTunes in the weeks to come, but likely not before Christmas). You can download,Continued...

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Trio Film 2009 Children in Need Appeal

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2009, 05:25 PM

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron) and Emma Watson (Hermione) are among the celebrities this year who have filmed a special appeal as part of the annual BBC Children in Need charity drive to help disadvantaged children in the UK. Broadcast earlier tonight on BBC1, thanks to our Order Partner RupertGrint.net,Continued...

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PotterCast 208: Grim Grinning Hosts

Posted by: Edward
November 01, 2009, 12:11 AM

 
The spookiness of tonight continues, for the PotterCasters are here to bring you the Halloween edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  In the 208th episode, Sue gives us news on the Boston, MA leg of the Harry Potter Exhibition, an interview with actor Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom), DeathlyContinued...

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The Harry Potter Alliance and America's Giving Challenge

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2009, 02:02 PM

Calling all members of Dumbledore's Army! The Harry Potter Alliance is reaching out today, asking for your help with a contest that will also do good for others. The HPA has entered a contest where they can win $1,000 to help continue their charitable good works when you donate to others,Continued...

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Wizards Wrock 4 Equality

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2009, 12:14 PM

As already noted in the Wall Street Journal this morning, the HP Alliance and wizard rock bands are performing a "Wrock 4 Equality" rally over the next two weekends. You can catch special coverage on the Internet via our joint Leaky/HPA channel at livestream.com/pottercast.


At 3pm this Sunday, October 18, you can joinContinued...

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Join Leaky's Drive During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by: Melissa
October 08, 2009, 02:47 PM

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Harry Potter fans are no strangers to this terrible disease. Just this week Dame Maggie Smith, the actress who plays Minerva McGonagall, discussed how her life has been affected: "It takes the wind out of your sails," she said, land noted herContinued...

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Location Filming Fees for Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows to Benefit Children's Hospice

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 14, 2009, 09:18 AM

The BBC is reporting today that money spent in making of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will help benefit a children's Hospice in the UK. As readers will recall, last week location filming for the Seven Potters scene  took place in Liverpool,Continued...

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Charity Auction Followup: JK Rowling Handprint a Big Seller at Event

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:27 PM

Previously we told you of a special hand print drawing J.K. Rowling donated for a charity auction being held in order to help a young girl who had lost her hands and toes to Menigitus. The auction for two year old Tilly Lockey has now taken place, with this marvelous handprintContinued...

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Hands On for Charity with JK Rowling and Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2009, 06:51 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is lending a hand for charity, or her hand print more accurately. Jo and actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) are part of over 100 celebrities who have donated specially designed hand prints for a charity auction to help this toddler who lost her hands and toesContinued...

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Charity Auction: Dan Radcliffe, Matt Lewis, Imelda Staunton Autographed Bears, Photos

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 10:18 AM

There is a new charity auction underway for autographed teddy bears to help in the fight against breast cancer featuring three items from stars of the Harry Potter films. Running now until August 27, bidding is underway for the following:
Bear signed by actor DanContinued...

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Charity Auction: Chair Used by JK Rowling When Writing First Two Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 11:13 AM

There is a very special charity auction underway, featuring the personal chair used by author J.K. Rowling when she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels in her flat in Scotland. The chair, first donated and sold at auction in 2002 for charity, has now been donatedContinued...

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Bonnie Wright to Appear at PURE Fashion Exhibit (Updated)

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 10:33 AM

A press release issued today to TLC heralds the news that actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny) will be making a public appearance at the PURE Fashion Exhibit next month in London, England. According to the release Bonnie "will be hosting the MADE-BY stand" on Sunday, August 2nd.  MADE-BY is describedContinued...

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HPA Featured in L.A . Times

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 07:53 AM

The ongoing efforts of the Harry Potter Alliance are featured again in the press, this time in a new article from the L.A. Times. Noting again the charitable and social awareness activities and campaigns by the group, the piece points out that the HPA and Harry Potter fans "accomplishments include signing up new votersContinued...

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CNN Feature on Harry Potter Alliance and Andrew Slack

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 09:00 AM

With so much attention on the release of the Half-Blood Prince movie, there is also coverage of the larger Harry Potter today, with a new CNN feature on the Harry Potter Alliance and a new interview with founder Andrew Slack. He says he was motivated to help found the HPA as he "saw that theContinued...