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Harry Potter Books Rank Fourth This World Book Day

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2007, 07:03 AM

Today is World Book Day, and to mark the occasion, a survey was conducted asking readers to nominate "The ten books you can't live without." The Harry Potter books came in fourth place, with 12 percent of the votes. The top spot went to Pride and Prejudice, the great classic novelContinued...


Winners of "Deathly Hallows" Book Cover Fan Art Competition

Posted by: sue
February 26, 2007, 10:28 PM

Previously, we told you about a contest for fans to design a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book cover. After going through the many wonderful entries, we can now announce the winners of this contest. The names of the winners are listed below, and you can also see their entries hereContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Accio Quote! Update: Nine Older Interviews with J.K.Rowling Now Online

Posted by: sue
February 26, 2007, 07:43 PM

As we get closer to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is fitting that we still continue to discover and enjoy older interviews with author J.K.Rowling that may help us gain some additional insight into the Harry Potter books (or at least provide some nuggetsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Presenting: the comprehensive Deathly Hallows guide and charity drive...!

Posted by: Melissa
February 22, 2007, 10:22 PM

We have a hugely, tremendously special announcement tonight. It is the culmination of six months of work and the start of what we hope will be another show of Potter fan unity as we go into these last few months before book seven.
We have just openedContinued...


Leaky Widgets in the News

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 10:04 AM

Thanks to the TLC readers who let us know that our new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" release date countdown Widgets have made the news. As seen in on the front page of the Tempo section in the Chicago Tribune today (scans here in our galleries), the article refers to our very cool countdown clock designedContinued...


New NECA "Leaky Cauldron" Sign Due This Summer

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2007, 03:47 PM

A bit of a confession now...This editor fully admits that out of the many many new fantastic Harry Potter products that have been previewed here in the past couple of days, I am most excited by this new Leaky Cauldron sign due from NECA (closer look here.) Fans will remember of course, this sign hangsContinued...

Fan Sites

Harry Potter Fan Sites Make the New York Times

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2007, 07:28 PM

Many of you emailed to let us know that Harry Potter fan sites are the subject of an article in the Sunday New York Times. The paper lists many popular sites, including our very own, in an article that highlights the various features that can be found on these sites, all regarding our favorite wizard.Continued...


Love is All You Need in the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2007, 12:35 PM

Love is all you need....for a bit of early Valentine's Day fun taking place today in our forum, the Leaky Lounge. Starting right now, you can fill the air with some fantastic filky music, doodle to your heart's content in our avatar and signature thread, and for those who need some advice in mattersContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Countdowns Available as Widgets; Honored by!

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2007, 11:11 PM

Leaky's countdown for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and our joint Deathly Hallows and Order of the Phoenix countdown are now available for download as Mac OS X widgets; Yahoo! versions are coming soon. Our book countdown has also been honored as today's Featured Widget on Apple.comContinued...


New Valentine's Day Contest; Daily Prophet Winners

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2007, 12:03 AM

We've got a brand-new love-themed Valentine's Day Contest for you - about what an HP character of your choice might smell upon encountering the Amortentia potion. Full instructions and rules are here; essays have a limit of 150 words, a PG-13 maximum rating, and a deadline of Feb. 15.



Issue 13 of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2007, 08:26 PM

Issue 13 of Scribbulus, TLC's essay collection is now online. We have a great variety of essays for you this month, including a timely piece involving the current struggles public schools are facing at keeping Harry Potter available for children, a very interesting (and funny) paper focusing on astronomy inContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New Deathly Hallows and Order of the Phoenix Countdowns

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2007, 01:12 AM

We waited a bit to announce that new book countdown you see on the right side of the page, because we were working on something better: With Harry Potter book and film so close together this year, we've made a combined countdown for your Web page, MySpaces, etc. Now you canContinued...


New Scribbulus Calls for Essays

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2007, 11:31 AM

Scribbulus, TLC's essay project, has issued a new call for papers featuring a variety of topics for the next few months. In addition to the most recent call for essays on Deathly Hallows, we can announce the following topics:

  • Bizarre, Wacky and Wonderful Theories - April Fools' Special (Please submit by MarchContinued...

Chamber of Chat

New Chamber of Chat Riddle Room and More

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2007, 06:34 PM

The Chamber of Chat, a unique interactive chat world for Potter fans everywhere here at Leaky, has added a brand new section called the Riddle Room. There are also some new Chamber of Chat contact tables you can add to your MySpace page as well, available via this link. The Chamber of Chat is a fun, safeContinued...


Scribbulus Issue 12 Now Online

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2007, 05:58 PM

Issue 12 of Scribbulus, Leaky's essay collection is now online. Included in this issue are the following:

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