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Whimsic Alley Announces Beedle Midight Plans, Leaky Coupon

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 02:53 PM

Whimsic Alley, the Harry Potter merchandise store in Santa Monica, CA, is having a midnight Beedle the Bard event tomorrow evening: the part starts at 10pm and will have refreshments, games, contests, readings and special guests. The book goes on sale at midnight, and admission is free.Continued...

Wizard Rock

PotterCast Emceeing Bryn Mawr Yule Ball with Moaning Myrtles, Mudbloods, Whompy and Ministry!

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2008, 11:06 AM

If you're anywhere near Philadelphia this Saturday, December 6, hie thee to the Bryn Mawr Yule Ball, a fantastic Wizard Rock Holiday concert at which The Moaning Myrtles, The Whomping Willows, Ministry of Magic, and The Mudbloods will be playing. All fourContinued...


LeakyCon Proposal Submissions Open!

Posted by: Melissa
November 16, 2008, 08:19 PM

Today LeakyCon, our fan conference set for Boston, MA, next May (21-24), has opened submissions for presentations and programming.

If you have an idea on a topic of Harry Potter canon; an idea for a presentation on a character, theme, moral, or event from the series; a tutorial on a particular Harry Potter creation; or even your own personal,Continued...


Borders in London to Hold Midnight Release Party for "Beedle the Bard," Waterstone's Planning Day Release Events

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 04:43 PM

TLC has received word of what we believe is the first midnight release parties being planned for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Thanks to TLC reader David  we now know of two parties being held at book stores in the UK. Borders at Charing CrossContinued...


Harry Potter Conventions Reminder: Registrations Open for Leaky Con 2009, Azkatraz 2009

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2008, 04:09 PM

As the year begins to draw to an end, we've gotten many owls from those asking about Harry Potter gatherings due to be held next year, and so here is a reminder of two of the big events due in 2009.

First a reminder that our very first convention, Leaky ConContinued...

An Important Message About Wizard Rockt he Vote

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2008, 05:30 AM

This summer, the HP Alliance was at every wizard rock show, signing fans up to vote in this fall’s US elections: if you were one of those people, you should have already received a card in the mail confirming your registration. If you have not yet received that card please go to this web siteContinued...

Wizards Bring Down the House at Terminus

Posted by: sue
August 18, 2008, 09:04 PM

As many readers know, Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference, recently took place in Chicago, Illinois last week. MTV now has new video of this as well as a new piece about Harry Potter wizard rock and “Twilight” rock bands now article online, featuring a host of interviews with some ofContinued...

Registration and Rooms Open for LeakyCon!

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2008, 05:33 PM

Great news today: Registration for LeakyCon 2009 is now open!

Tickets (which have been open to those who signed our e-mail list for about 12 hours) are going at a rapid clip so be sure to get yours early. The cost of the four-day conference is $165 through October 1.

ALSO, our block of rooms at our specialContinued...

Join Leaky and PotterCast at San Diego Comic Con!

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2008, 06:40 AM

As you might have heard on PotterCast, at the end of this month, Sue Upton and I serve on a Harry Potter phenomenon panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the annual fantasy and sci-fi convention that brings over 100,000 fans from all over the globe. The panel is on Sunday, July 27 at 10:30Continued...


Dance the Night Away, Leaky Con and Wizard Wrock Style at Terminus

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2008, 03:51 AM

Let’s shake the rafters at Terminus, Leaky Con and Wizard Rock style, as we are thrilled to announce a very special dance party to be held next month. Hosted by DJ Paul DeGeorge (of Harry and the Potters), this dance party will take place the weekend of the Terminus 2008 conventionContinued...

Reminder: Portus 2008 This Weekend in Dallas, Texas

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2008, 05:28 PM

A reminder today that Portus 2008, the HPEF Harry Potter symposium will take place this weekend in Dallas, Texas. If you have not yet registered for this event, you may still do via this link, with individual day registrations remaining as well. A note as well that the day registration for SaturdayContinued...


Harry Potter Conference Updates: Terminus, Portus, Accio 2008 and Convention Alley News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2008, 09:52 PM

Now that June is here, time is quickly approaching for a host of Harry Potter conferences set for this summer. Here is the latest from the upcoming events in the nearing days ahead.

Convention Alley: Due to begin next week on June 19, Convention Alley now has DayContinued...


Update on Live PotterCast Today in Florida

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2008, 03:03 PM

A quick update on today’s PotterCast at Florida SuperCon; there’s been a slight change in program as Stan Ianevski has had to refrain from the conference due to a family emergency and Oliver Phelps was called back to filming; still scheduled to appear are Devon Murray (Seamus) and NataliaContinued...

Convention Alley Announces Key Note Speakers

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2008, 06:17 PM

Convention Alley, the Harry Potter gathering due to be held in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in June of this year, has now announced their key note speakers. Speaking will be author John Granger, who will be presenting his piece “Unlocking Deathly Hallows: Five Keys for a Greater Appreciation of theContinued...

LeakyCon 2009: Forums Now Open!

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2008, 02:34 AM

Tonight, the forums for LeakyCon 2009 are open and humming! Get over there to ask the organizers questions and connect with fellow attendees; the conference is just a year away! If you have a Leaky Login (that is, an account anywhere on Leaky, including our forums), then you can comment at the LeakyCon forums.


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