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Another Contest to Win Phoenix Set Visit

Posted by: sue
November 02, 2005, 01:14 PM

UK retailer Marks & Spencer have now launched a contest to win a trip to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As posted on Snitch Seeker, this contest is open to residents of Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and is open to people ages 3 throughContinued...

Let's Play Quidditch

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2005, 11:50 AM

NPR aired a program today featuring the fun Quidditch event which took place recently at the Witching Hour Symposium in Salem. You can listen to the program and photos of the game,here.


Welcome, Heather!

Posted by: John
October 29, 2005, 12:50 AM

Hey everybody!

John here - making my inaugural news post here to give an exciting announcement! We've been expanding Leaky's staff lately, and that means more editors, more helpers assistant for me!

So, it is time to reveal the new mystery staffer mentioned on the latest PotterCast. Many of you know her as MakaniContinued...


Vote for Leaky on the TriWizard Tournament

Posted by: Melissa
October 20, 2005, 12:51 AM

TLC is taking part in this year's WB-sponsored TriWizard Tournament, run on Over the past six months fans have been voting on which webmasters of which sites will be elected as one of three "School Captains." Leaky came in the top 10. Now you vote to put us in the top threeContinued...


Julie Comes to Leaky!

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2005, 08:10 PM

As those of you who were around here an eon ago remember, we not-so-recently put out a call for editors. We're very proud to announce our first new editor from that bunch, Julie Tynion, who was just too sweet, too persistent, too knowledgeable, and too enthusiastic for us to turn away. We hope you'll join us in welcomingContinued...

Witching Hour Brings Many Magical Discussions

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2005, 03:50 PM

The Associated Press has written a story about The Witching Hour, the Harry Potter Symposium taking place in Salem, Massachusetts. The five day event, which concludes tomorrow, featured many diverse and thoughtful panels and presentations all steming from the Harry Potter book series.

One of Saturday'sContinued...

MuggleNet Wins Fan Site Award

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 03:29 PM

Our friends over at recently won the award for best unofficial movie site for the second year in a row; congrats guys! And thanks to everyone who voted for Leaky; if nothing else changed from the last time I checked the voting, which was a few weeks ago, we came in second (but weContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Fan Copies Out Entire HBP

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 09:55 AM

Newsround reports that a fan in Moldova, upset that the book was not available in her area, borrowed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and wrote out the entire text. She even wrote dialogue and narration in different colors, so it would be easier to read. That's dedication! Thanks to Indigo!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Newsday: Now What?

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 09:38 PM

Newsday had an article today about post-HBP depression - "Now what?" the piece asks Potter fans.
Thanks Jamie!

le NouvelObs on HP Fanfic

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2005, 06:35 PM

French magazine le NouvelObs has published an article about HP fanfic that quotes from TLC editor Heidi Tandy:

"Heidi Tandy explains this popularity by the ease with which people can participate: "More than an litterary ambition, Harry's adventures drive its readers to write. They are so fascinating,Continued...

RetroVision's HP News Diary Pushed Back to September

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 10:50 AM

Retrovision Magazine's next issue, the Harry Potter News Diary: 1997-2005, will be pushed back one month September to make room for recent news, interviews with David Heyman, director/producer Chris Columbus,
director Alfonso Cuaron, production designer Stuart Craig, visual effects supervisorContinued...


Shipping News

Posted by: sue
August 03, 2005, 09:01 AM

Potter fan one: "So, who do you 'ship'?"
Potter fan two: [blank expression] "Ship?"
We at Leaky have gotten many emails about the phenomena in the fandom of 'shipping' (which is the 'relationshipping' or rooting for romantic pairings of characters in the Harry Potter novels). Many discussionsContinued...

Survey About Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2005, 10:47 PM

PollingPoint has a survey for anyone who's finished Book Six; you can fill it out here. The survey itself has some spoilers for the book.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

CNN Interview with an Awesome Potter Fan

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2005, 10:47 AM

Today our own managing editor Melissa Anelli was interviewed on CNN's American Morning program. The subject was regarding the outpouring of emotion on the net over events in Half-Blood Prince; in particular over the passing of one dearly beloved character. The video for this interview is now onlineContinued...


Christmas in July

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 07:20 AM

It's Christmas in July! Well not really, but Christmas and Harry Potter are the subject of our newest poll in our lounge asking where will Harry spend his holidays in Book six.
Yesterday's poll was about The Chamber of Secrets, and what else might still be found in that mysterious place. The overwhelming winner was "SalazarContinued...

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