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Prophecy 2007

Prophecy Announces Keynote Speakers

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2007, 02:02 PM

Prophecy 2007, the Harry Potter convention taking place in Toronto, Canada, in August, has announced its slate of keynote luncheon speakers - and among them is our own very lovely Sue Upton!
Sue will be taking part in a discussion on "the unique experience of being an HP fan: the fun, fantasy, and fanaticismContinued...

OotP Film

New Stills from Order of the Phoenix Trailer

Posted by: Melissa
April 23, 2007, 08:03 PM

WB has released 16 new stills from the domestic and international trailers of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which you can see starting on the fourth line of this album, or by clicking the links below:
Ron with wand poised
Ron signaling Harry in the DA
Bellatrix in chains
Bellatrix free

OotP Film

Introducing Michael Goldenberg: The OotP scribe on the Harry Potter films, franchise, and fandom

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2007, 03:00 AM

Last night, Leaky had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Goldenberg, the screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. After an untrue report surfaced online yesterday claiming that the scribe had said the the fifth film would sufferContinued...


WizRockers Donate Signed EP of the Month Set for "Last Books, First Books" Donation

Posted by: Melissa
March 24, 2007, 11:03 PM

As we've announced previously, the fandom's various rock stars have been putting out an awesome charity effort, the EP of the Month Club, in which you pay $50 for a year's worth (12 CDs) of exclusive music and the proceeds go to First Book.
Meanwhile, weContinued...

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First Review of Order of the Phoenix, from Chicago Screening

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2007, 11:08 PM

We have for you the first complete review and set of details from an early screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that took place in Chicago. (There is also a review at Ain't It Cool News here.) A review is below, followed by a VERY long and VERY detailed setContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Older Video of J.K.Rowling Speech Talking Book Seven

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2007, 06:52 PM

Dissendium.com has unearthed rare video of a speech author J.K. Rowling gave several years ago, where she briefly discusses Harry turning 17 and doing magic outside of Hogwarts, and what that may mean for Dudley in Book Seven. You can see this video here. (note poor audio quality) If you areContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2007, 07:02 AM

J.K.Rowling.com has been updated to announce that the last Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released on JULY 21, 2007. Pre-order at Amazon or B&N. (digg this)
(We've released a special PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast for the occasion: Get it on iTunes, or direct downloadContinued...

OotP Film

First Look: DA Logo, New Thestral Cards, New OotP Products and More

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 09:50 PM

We have a bit of a treat for you tonight as we have a great deal of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix product news, including our first look at the Dumbledore's Army logo. Thanks to TLC reader James who sent in great scans from an industry magazine, you can see severalContinued...


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:


PotterCast 69: Hallows, Gallows and a (Evanna) Lynch

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 07:52 AM

On our 69th Harry Potter podcast, a special call-in edition to discuss the new Harry Potter title, our first caller is none other than Evanna Lynch, who will play Luna Lovegood in the fifth Harry Potter film. She joins us to talk about the title, what she did when she found out, what she thinksContinued...


JKR Updates Diary on Book Seven Progress: Still Writing

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 07:35 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her diary on her website today with word on the progress of Harry Potter Book Seven, noting she is still "writing scenes that have been planned , in some cases, for a dozen years or even more. I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation canContinued...

Ask Peeves

Find Anything - Ask Peeves!

Posted by: Melissa
November 28, 2006, 09:21 PM

Oh, we're sorry, has Peeves been pestering you on our home page and in the forum? We tried to get rid of him, you see, but Jo was right: He's like dry rot. You can't get rid of him.
That's why we found him a new home. Presenting the return of AskPeeves.org, our Harry Potter search engine! Some of you mayContinued...

OotP Film

New Order of the Phoenix Screencaps Available

Posted by: Melissa
November 25, 2006, 11:40 AM

We've added about 100 high-definition screencaps from the teaser trailer and more than 400 caps from the HBO Order of the Phoenix preview to our galleries, giving good quality looks at Bellatrix, the prophecy, Luna, the Veil room, the DA, Umbridge, the Wizengamot, and so much more. Enjoy!

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HBO On Demand Sneak Peek: First Look at Veil, Lucius, Prophecy, Grawp, Thestrals and More

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2006, 02:48 PM

As we told you previously, HBO On Demand would be airing a special sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Captured by our own video guru Chris Dotson, we now have the entire video of this up in our galleries for you, including an iPod friendlyContinued...

OotP Film

Teaser Trailer Shot by Shot, Screenshots, iPod format, and more, now available

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2006, 05:23 PM

Leaky presents our world-famous shot-by-shot comparison for the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix teaser trailer!
It's long been tradition here on Leaky to compare screengrabs to their corresponding passages in the books. This one was pulled together by SueContinued...