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A Note from J.K. Rowling on "Helping Haiti Heal"

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2010, 11:10 AM

As of today, the Helping Haiti Heal effort has raised nearly $97,000. If we get to $105,000, Partners in Health will name the three full cargo planes (full of medical supplies and other desperately needed equipment) that we have funded after three wizards we know well: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The trioContinued...

Toys

J.K. Rowling to be Turned Into Special Edition Barbie Doll

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:04 PM

A Sky News article reveals today that a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling Barbie doll will be showcased at the world's largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, dressed in a "black wool suit and hot pink top combination." U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey, German prime minister Angela Merkel, 2009Continued...

Charity

J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Helping Haiti Heal

Posted by: Edward
January 22, 2010, 02:30 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a full U.K. edition set of her books, as well as a handwritten card, to Helping Haiti Heal, the multifandom donation drive kicking off tomorrow via Webcast.



This extremely rare item joins more than 100 special gifts, includingContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:45 PM

Over the past few days, reports have been circulating across various news outlets regarding Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling purchasing an Edinburgh house after viewing only two rooms, and after offering the current owners a sum of money to vacate in time for a Christmas party.  Leaky hasContinued...

Charity

Auction of JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Now Open

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 11:12 AM

As readers will recall, a young man in Florida chose to auction a one-of-a-kind J. K. Rowling signed Deluxe Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" along with an original sketch by Harry Potter book artist Mary Grandpre for benefit the NationalContinued...

Leaky

Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part Two

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2009, 03:00 PM

Here now is Part Two of Leaky's 2009 Year in Review of Harry Potter news!  Part One is posted below.  Enjoy!


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After years of planning, the time had come for LeakyCon 2009, our very first Harry Potter fan conference.  In the lead up to the event, two LeakyCon songs and our officialContinued...

Leaky

Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part One

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2009, 12:00 PM

It was quite the year for Harry Potter.  Two years following the release of the final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fans continued to express their creativity for the boy who lived in nearly every medium.  Film wise, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" appeared inContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling: Scotswoman Who Changed the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 29, 2009, 08:17 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been named one of the Ten Scotswomen Who Changed the Decade by the Scotsman, who has ranked the most influential Scottish women of the past ten years.  The newspaper relates the following regarding the contributions made by J. K. Rowling over the pastContinued...

Books

Indigo Ranks Deathly Hallows as Best Young Adult Book of the Decade

Posted by: Rosi
December 29, 2009, 10:59 AM

A press release from Canadian book retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. has ranked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the top book of the decade in their newly released Young Adult Fiction list. The list was put together by a "dedicated team of Indigo book buyers," withContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Series Best of the Year List RoundUp

Posted by: Edward
December 26, 2009, 12:02 PM

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  TheContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 211: Never Be Afraid to Squee

Posted by: Edward
December 24, 2009, 05:33 PM

 
PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has its holiday episode online, just in time for Christmas.  Our 211th episode starts off with the latest in Potter news, including a preview of the One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book from photographer Tim Hailand, a teaser of the Harry PotterContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham,Continued...

Movies

Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children's Adaption by UK Poll

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 09:49 PM

The Harry Potter series has been voted Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature by a recent LOVEFiLM poll.  The Telegraph reports tonight that the Harry Potter series came in first place with twenty-five percent of the 1,500 plus respondents saying the book seriesContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 210: Jingle This

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2009, 07:47 PM

 
A super-sized edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, awaits you for our 210th episode of Potter news, discussion, and fun including an indepth discussion of the brand new sneak preview for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (high res video and screencaps here).  In news, Sue also brings us upContinued...

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