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Report: Auditions to Begin for Characters at Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2008, 12:26 PM

With construction now underway on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, work begins on other facets relating to the theme park in Orlando, Florida. As such, we’ve gotten a new report today stating auditions are now, or will soon be, underway for actors to portrayContinued...

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CNN Features Harry Potter in Academia

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2008, 12:31 PM

While many readers and fans of the Harry Potter novels have long delved into the deeper meaning and context of the books in broader relation to other subjects, it would seem college universities here in the US are now following suit. CNN has a special feature article now online, highlighting the use of HarryContinued...


Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 05:03 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly has released a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples, a ranking of 26 of our favorite true (fictional) lovers. The fictional pairing of characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series areContinued...


Research Finds Harry Potter Descended from Wizards

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2007, 03:51 AM

As if any more evidence was needed, researchers from Oxford University who have been studying aspects of wizarding genes, found that evidence points to Harry Potter descending from a magical bloodline. The Telegraph has a fun look this evening at ‘an analysis of wizardry’ study onContinued...

MTV Picks Top Ten List of Wizard Rock Bands

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 09:41 PM

Let the end of the year list season commence! MTV has now released their top ten list of the best Wizard Rock groups this year. While we at Leaky proudly salute all who WROCK, the MTV list is as follows:

  • 10. The Whomping Willows
  • 9. The Owl Post
  • 8. Catchlove
  • 7. The Moaning Myrtles
  • 6. Draco and the Malfoys
  • 5.Continued...
  • Sectus Announces New UK Harry Potter Conference for 2009

    Posted by: sue
    December 04, 2007, 12:18 PM

    Good news for Harry Potter fans as there is a new conference in the UK to tell you about. Sectus will hold a new conference at Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales from June 26-29, 2009. This new conference for adults will feature a mix of academic presentations and informal discussions of canonContinued...

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    (Updated)"Good Morning America" to Preview "Beedle the Bard"

    Posted by: sue
    November 24, 2007, 07:38 PM

    The “Good Morning America” news program will feature a special preview and discussion of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” on Monday morning, November 26. As we first told you earlier this week, the handwritten book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be on display hereContinued...


    Followup: More on "Elders' Crossing" Hoax

    Posted by: sue
    November 19, 2007, 01:22 AM

    A follow up tonight on that mysterious website we told you about earlier this week, that had rumors flying and fans buzzing about a possible sequel to the Harry Potter series called “James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing.” While this was officially debunked as a hoax and not an officialContinued...

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    J.K. Rowling: a Living Genius

    Posted by: sue
    October 29, 2007, 11:41 AM

    There is another list out today and one that would make Ravenclaw proud: a list of the 100 top “Living Geniuses.” Included on this list is our favorite author, J.K. Rowling who came in at number 83. The number one spot was actually shared by two men, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited with creating theContinued...


    Harry Potter Films Help UK Tourism Business

    Posted by: sue
    August 27, 2007, 03:15 PM

    Hollywood is good for business, including the tourism business in the UK. In a new report released today, locations used in many films such as the Harry Potter series are a big draw, and have led to a boost for the tourism industry, with fans flocking to locations such as Alnwick Castle in large numbers.Continued...

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    Leaky to Ask First Question at J.K. Rowling Web Chat on Monday

    Posted by: Melissa
    July 24, 2007, 10:23 PM

    As many of you have noted, you can currently submit questions to J.K. Rowling for a live Web chat the author will be doing on Monday. This morning, Jo and Bloomsbury invited Leaky to ask the first question, an awesome and intimidating honor, as most of the staff here has more questionsContinued...

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    J.K. Rowling Asking Booksellers for Help in Case of Young Madeleine

    Posted by: sue
    July 16, 2007, 06:54 PM

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is continuing in her efforts to help locate a young girl from the UK who went missing from her family while on holiday a few months ago. The case of four year old Madeleine McCann has generated world wide response, including early response fromContinued...

    Harry Potter Week on CC2k Pop Culture Website

    Posted by: Edward
    July 16, 2007, 06:51 PM

    Pop-Culture fandom web community CinCity2000 is joining the Harry Potter bandwagon in this last week before the book with their own Harry Potter Week. Beginning today, the site will feature various articles and opinion pieces, along with other fandom related content on its site. Many topics will beContinued...


    Dan Radcliffe Newest Addition to Madame Tussauds

    Posted by: Edward
    July 02, 2007, 02:45 PM

    ITV reports, actor Dan Radcliffe has been immortalized as part of the famed Madame Tussauds life-size, wax statues that are on display in London. The youngest actor who has ever had his likeness sculpted, a meticulous process that takes over two weeks, the Radcliffe sculpture joins other celebritiesContinued...

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    New EA Feature on Audio Used in OotP Video Game

    Posted by: sue
    June 02, 2007, 10:22 AM

    Another new look at the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game is online. Courtesy of Gamers Hell, we can see another feature on the fascinating work the audio team did in creating the "sound of magic," as well as other cool things such as the sound effects (is thatContinued...