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Registration Opens for Phoenix Rising Potter Convention

Posted by: sue
February 28, 2006, 09:18 AM

Registration has now officially opened for Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter symposium to be held in the city of New Orleans in 2007. The first 100 people who register will also get a special limited edition t-shirt designed by fandom artist Alice Wack. The press release notes:

PhoenixContinued...

News

Exclusive Leaky Reader Designed S.P.E.W. T-Shirts Now Available, More Noble Collectibles

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2006, 02:30 PM

The spew - that is, S.P.E.W. - shirts that Leaky readers designed are here! You can get them in hoodies, adult tees, kids' tees and women's fitted tees sizes.
Last year, you all created an "I Solemnly Swear" shirt with a WB rep in our CauldronContinued...

PotterCast

"LeakyMug Live" Officially Set for July 29

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2006, 05:01 PM

We're happy to announce that our next "LeakyMug Live" podcast is officially set for July 29 at a tentative 6:30 p.m. start time, at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees who are registered for Lumos 2006 will be given seating preference at the event.
Registration is very close toContinued...

Leaky

Admin Notice: Galleries Down Until Late Tonight/Early Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2006, 06:53 PM

Just a quick note: Our Gallery will be undergoing some construction tonight, so that we can add some features, take away others, and fix some bugs. Thanks for your patience.
And Mac users: we're on fixing what's wrong with the site for you (our programmers are -blech- WindowsContinued...

Lumos 2006

Lumos 2006 News: Registration Almost Sold Out

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2006, 09:09 PM

If you have been considering attending Lumos 2006, and have not yet registered, now is the time to do so. The organizers let us know today that their Harry Potter Symposium is rapidly selling out, so if you would like to register, you may do so via this link. This latest gathering of Harry Potter fansContinued...

HP Cast

Harry Potter Actors Attend Collectormania G-Mex

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2006, 03:54 PM

Previously we told you that several actors from the Harry Potter films would be appearing at Collectormania G-Mex in England this weekend. One lucky reader was there, and confirms that Matthew Lewis (Neville), Robert Pattinson (Cedric), Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum), Katie Leung (Cho), Tolga SaferContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Hungarian Edition of Half-Blood Prince Released

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2006, 07:22 AM

The Hungarian edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , or Harry Potter és a Félvér Herceg, has now been released. Daisy, from Lumos.hu let us know that, despite a snowstorm, there were numerous midnight release parties in Budapest and elsewhereContinued...

Books

Goldenberg and More to Discuss Adapting Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
February 09, 2006, 03:18 PM

On April 11, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenwriter Michael Goldenberg, Salon.com critic Stephanie Zacharek, and Monica Edinger, teacher from the Dalton School who has authored of a number of books and articles on children's literature, will take part in "HarryContinued...

Honors/Awards

GoF, HP Books Nominated for Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2006, 12:33 PM

It's award season, folks, and Harry Potter has scored two more nominations, this time for Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been nominated for Favorite Movie and the Harry Potter book series has been nominated in the Favorite bookContinued...

The Phoenix Rises Over the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2006, 04:59 PM

A brand new Harry Potter Conference has been announced for 2007. Phoenix Rising, an educational and academic gathering, is set to be held in the city of New Orleans May 17-21, 2007. Aiming to further explore the Harry Potter phenomenon, this conference will feature academic programing, with panel discussions,Continued...

Leaky

Leaky Wins Yahoo! Search Find of the Year People's Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 11:34 PM

Thanks to you all, Leaky has been voted People's Choice in the Yahoo! Search Finds of the Year Awards 2005.
The news has now hit the AP (apparently NASA's site was also up for the award), and BBC (and now we feel guilty for winning over the school site! Hey, all right, here'sContinued...

Leaky

THE NEW LEAKY

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2006, 10:58 AM

WELCOME to the new and very much improved Leaky Cauldron!

We have been absolutely dying to get this version released and out to you (yes, this is the project code named Fiddy Five). We don't even know where to start telling you what's new about it - but we think there are several things you're going to notice right away.Continued...

LeakyLounge

Happy Birthday, Leaky Lounge!

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2006, 03:35 AM

loungebdaythumb.jpgIt's a historic day here at Leaky; today, our forum, Leaky Lounge, turns one year old!
It's been a whole year since we opened the floodgates to nearly 30,000 of you and more than 500,000 of your posts. It's been a whole year since that first day, when 2,000 of you signed up, leaving all of us staffers whoContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Lucky Fan Meeting with Jo in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 11:04 AM

As we know, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is in Romania as part of a trip to help improve things for children in Eastern European orphanages. While in Romania, Jo has been making several stops to different places, and one lucky young lady was fortunate enough to meet Jo in one such visit. TLC Reader OanaContinued...

Events

Harry Potter Scholars' Conference to be Held in Copenhagen

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2006, 10:07 PM

The Patronus 2006 conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 7-9, 2006 at the University of Copenhagen. The conference will be hosted by the independent organization Patronus in cooperation with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the UniversityContinued...

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