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Reports from Jim Dale Reading in Georgia

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 03:06 PM

We've had a few reports from fans who attended Jim Dale's reading yesterday outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Quietus told us:

He told us the origins of quite a few characters voices: Hagrid was an uncle of his, Aunt Marge was an old World War II Colonel he met at a pub. Trelawney was a lady actress (who wasContinued...


Jim Dale Tour Schedule

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2005, 09:06 AM

Random House has sent us the rest of Jim Dale's booktour schedule:
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 PM
The Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL
Arranged through The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble--Alpharetta
7660 Northpoint Parkway, Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022



Jim Dale Says "Hey" from LA

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2005, 02:03 PM

Last night, I was lucky enough to see Jim Dale read from the Harry Potter books at Storyopolis on Venura Boulevard. He read a bit from Book Six, then the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban where they won the Quidditch Cup.
He noted that the crowd was comprised mostly of adults - of the 100 or so in attendence, the crowd wasContinued...

HP & Astronomy in South Florida

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2005, 05:30 PM

Amy let us know about the Astronomy for Wizards event at the The South Florida Science Museum on July 30 at 5 and 7 pm.
Audience members will be divided into houses and take turns winning house points with their knowledge of the wizarding world. Professor Pagan will teach you all about the various constellations, starsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

"Magic at Midnight" to Air in Australia

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

Our Leaky readers in Australia will be able to watch Harry Potter - Magic at Midnight, a screening from the Edinburgh midnight book reading, this Thursday the 21st at 7:30 on Network 10.
Thanks, Marianna!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Barnes and Noble: One Million Books Ordered; to Broadcast Edinburgh Reading on Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2005, 10:06 AM

More than a million HBPs have been ordered at, making it "the bestselling pre-order book of all time." Also, will be showing a taped broadcast of the J.K. Rowling reading from Edinburgh Castle; it will also be shown at the Union Square,Continued...


Mary GrandPré at NYC's Books of Wonder for HBP

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 01:51 PM

Books of Wonder in New York City has announced that Mary GrandPré will be appearing at their HBP launch party on July 15. Everyone purchasing their book at Books of Wonder that night will get a free gift, will be entered in a spectacular drawing to win a copy of PoA signed by J.K. RowlingContinued...

Nevada librarians use Potter books to seek record

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2005, 06:37 AM

A team of librarians in Henderson, Nevada spent 100 hours reading aloud last week, as they tried to break a world record set by Australian librarians, according to USAToday. It took the group 72 hours to read five Harry Potter novels. The rest of the time was spent reading westerns, romances andContinued...


Jason Isaacs Plays Celebrity Golf in South Carolina

Posted by: Melissa
February 25, 2005, 01:00 PM

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) is one of the stars set to play golf at the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament on April 11 at Barefoot Resort's Dye Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Baseball Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Ozzie Smith, ProContinued...


Devon Murray Confirmed for Australia Show Appearance

Posted by: Melissa
January 30, 2005, 11:24 AM

Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) is confirmed to be appearing at the Supernova pop culture expo in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on April 9 and 10 of this year.
This one is absolutely certain. Devon and his mom sent TLC this message for the fans: "Devon really appreciates the people whoContinued...


FX Show: Murray, Phelpses Can't Appear

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2005, 03:15 PM

Due to filming obligations, Devon Murray (Seamus) and the Phelps twins (Weasley twins) cannot appear at the Coolest Show on Earth in Orlando, Florida, this month. The company who was arranging their visits sends their regrets to the fans and hopes to make it up to them in the future. The news will be postedContinued...


2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...


Phelps twins, Devon Murray: "Coolest Show on Earth" Appearance Still in Confusion, Still Unconfirmed

Posted by: Melissa
December 28, 2004, 09:25 AM

A few days ago we told you that Oliver and James Phelps and Devon Murray (the Weasley twins and Seamus in the Harry Potter films) were to appear in the Sunshine State in January for "The Coolest Show on Earth" in Orlando, Fla. And this hasContinued...

Jason Isaacs to Give Live Reading of Peter Pan

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2004, 06:54 PM

Martyne let us know that Jason "Captain Hook" Isaacs will be participating in a live reading and performance of Peter Pan for the St. Ormands Steet Hospital - more information is available here. (Isaacs, who played Captain Hook in last year's film Peter Pan, plays Lucius MalfoyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Agency: Rowling Not Slated to Attend Peace Conference

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2004, 12:21 PM

Representatives from J.K. Rowling's literary agency, Christopher Little, have just informed us that there is no truth in the recent report that J.K. Rowling is a possible attendee at a Spain peace conference.