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2007: A Year in Review for Leaky and the Fandom

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2007, 05:03 PM

A new film and the final book: 2007 was a banner year for Harry Potter fans. But before we look back at the book and movie changes over this remarkable year, let’s take a look back at the changes here at Leaky and the fandom as a whole. This is the first of our traditional in-depth Year inContinued...

Sectus Announces New UK Harry Potter Conference for 2009

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 12:18 PM

Good news for Harry Potter fans as there is a new conference in the UK to tell you about. Sectus will hold a new conference at Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales from June 26-29, 2009. This new conference for adults will feature a mix of academic presentations and informal discussions of canonContinued...


Live PotterCast Coming to Terminus, August 2008

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2007, 01:47 AM

Chicago surely is turning into our kind of town as we are thrilled to announce that PotterCast will be broadcasting at Terminus. PotterCast, the official podcast of The Leaky Cauldron, is to be part of a special Artists and Authors Night to be held at the Harry Potter conference on Saturday, AugustContinued...

Portus Announces Snapefest and Registration Discount

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2007, 06:02 PM

Calling all Snape fans! Portus 2008 has released their monthly newsletter and has news that there will be a special Snapefest day during the Harry Potter conference to be held next summer in Dallas, Texas. This Snapefest will include "presentations, roundtable discussions, panels, trivia contests,Continued...


PotterCast 125: "Conference Call"

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2007, 04:26 AM

Fan conferences are the talk around town in this week’s PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. In our 125th episode, Sue and John chat with Becky from the organizers of Portus, the fan conference in Dallas, Texas, and to Amy, from Terminus , set to be held during the summer of 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. InContinued...

Registration Opens for Accio 2008

Posted by: sue
November 03, 2007, 07:30 PM

An update for you today regarding one of the Harry Potter fan conferences set for next year. Registration is now open for Accio 2008, a three day conference set to take place in Oxford England July 25-27. Due to space constraints at the site of the conference at Magdalen College at Oxford, attendance at the conferenceContinued...

Wizards to Wrock the House at Terminus

Posted by: sue
October 01, 2007, 04:07 PM

Get ready to wrock and roll, wizard style, as Terminus has announced a very cool musical event to kick off their Harry Potter conference next summer. Wrock Chicago, an all day wizarding rock concert, will feature 25 groups in this special event to be held on August 6, 2008. Taking place the day before theContinued...

Portus, Terminus, Accio 2008 Updates and More

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2007, 04:24 PM

While we still have several months to go in 2007, many of you are planning your Harry Potter travels for 2008. As such, we have a few updates regarding the various Harry Potter conferences set for next year.

First, Portus 2008, the Harry Potter symposium set for Dallas Texas July 10-13 2008 has now announcedContinued...

Sue Upton, Head of House

Posted by: Melissa
September 10, 2007, 05:33 PM

The team at Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference happening next August in Chicago, have announced today that our own Sue Upton will serve as Head of Pampero House, one of the four houses the conference has created inside its fictional Aeolian University. Pampero is the house of mischief makers, its colors HufflepuffContinued...

The Leaky Mug

Leaky Mug from Prophecy 2007 Now Online!

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2007, 05:37 PM

Our live Leaky Mug podcast (a joint show produced between MuggleCast and PotterCast) from Prophecy 2007 is now available! Join us for over an hour of Deathly Hallows discussion, pajama contests, and much more!

To download, subscribe to the Leaky Mug feed available right here in iTunes. If you can’tContinued...

Prophecy 2007

Reminder: Registration for Prophecy 2007 Closes Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 10:46 PM

A reminder for those who have not yet registered for the upcoming A Harry Potter Symposium, Prophecy 2007, that registration for this event will close tomorrow July 28, 2007 at 11:59 Eastern. Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend will be held next week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada running AugustContinued...

Phoenix Rising

Borders' 'Harry Potter TV' Channel

Posted by: Edward
July 04, 2007, 01:06 PM

Borders, who have recently covered a number of events from last May’s Phoenix Rising conference, now have a new feature on their website, ‘Harry Potter TV’, or simply, HPTV. This channel currently features four new videos, from conference of last May, where we get to experience some fantastic wizardContinued...

Phoenix Rising

"Snape: Friend or Foe?" Panel Discussion Video Now Online

Posted by: Edward
June 29, 2007, 08:57 PM

In addition to the ‘Harry Potter Book Club” discussion panel that took place during the Phoenix Rising conference last May in New Orleans, Borders has now released video of the much talked about “Great Snape Debate” panel that also took place during the conference. TheContinued... Features New Report on Phoenix Rising

Posted by: Edward
June 01, 2007, 04:51 PM

Online publication has a new report online, chronicling the Harry Potter conference that took place in New Orleans last month. "Potterpalooza" gives us an in depth look inside the event with interviews and insights from many who attended Phoenix Rising. Among the many things theContinued...


PotterCast 90 is Live from New Orleans!

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2007, 08:45 PM

Right on time! :cough: Our special live-from-Phoenix-Rising edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now available for download! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. What's in store?
This show took place onContinued...

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