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The Bravest Man I Ever Knew

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 06:09 AM

Today, the calendar on JKRowling.com marks another birthday, but for us here at Leaky, this marks a day meant for reflection, remembrance and perhaps even celebration of a character who so vividly filled the pages of the Harry Potter series.  To some, this character will remain  a nasty, unpleasant man, a villain,Continued...

Contests

Contest to Win Collector's Edition of "Beedle the Bard" from AbeBooks

Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 12:46 PM

Online retailer AbeBooks.com has announced a new contest to win the Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beelde the Bard by J. K. Rowling and a copy of the Sotheby's auction catalog from the original December 2007 auction.  Open to residents of the United States and Canada overContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 179: Best of 2008!

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2008, 05:34 PM

It's that time once again to take a walk down memory lane with the PotterCasters, as they reminisce about 2008 and all that this past year had to offer.  The 179th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, beings with a look back at some of the biggest and favorite news stories of 2008, including the releaseContinued...

Books

2008: A Year in Review, the Books

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2008, 05:13 PM

Our third and final Year in Review, this focuses on the Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling. Thanks to Edward for his help and contributions to this final article.

JANUARY

The month began as we saw Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, continue their efforts in environmentally responsible publishing. Author J.K.Continued...

Fans

2008: A Year in Review, Leaky and the Fandom

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2008, 04:23 PM

Time for the second year in review report, this focusing on events and moments for us here at Leaky and the Harry Potter fandom.

JANUARY

A new year brought a new poll on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter website, and reports claimed a December 2009 opening is possible. 

The Ace of Cakes met PotterCastContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Talks Deathly Hallows, Lucius "Half-Blood Prince" Cameo, Politics, "Good" and More

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2008, 01:48 PM

Aintitcool.com has released a new, and very lengthy interview with actor Jason Isaacs. In this very indepth piece, Jason confirms again that he has a very small cameo as Lucius Malfoy in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ("a moving paintingContinued...

Harry, A History

Reminder: Harry, A History Signing and Yule Ball in Boston Area Sunday!

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2008, 04:47 PM

Snow? What snow? There are two Harry events in the Boston area this Sunday within blocks of each other, and no such thing as a snow date! See you there! (Facebook event here.)

Sunday, 3 p.m., Harvard Coop in Cambridge:
Harry, A History Discussion and Signing
18 Palmer StreetContinued...

Books

JK Rowling Comments on Success of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" Sales for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 08:23 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made some new comments in the wake of the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The new book, which was released on December 4 with all proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level group charity, raced to the top of the bestContinued...

Books

Los Angeles Times on How to Transform Beedle the Bard Into a Film

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 06:20 PM

Thanks to reader arkapain, for the link to this article in the Los Angeles Times on how to turn Beedle the Bard into a movie. Suggestions include turning it into Potter prequel using Dumbledore's commentary, expand "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" (and no messing with the ending!),Continued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: Boston Signing, Yule Ball, and More Vault Tidbits

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 04:46 PM

First and foremost, thank you all again, because Harry, A History (UK version here) is enjoying its fourth week on the New York Times Bestseller List!

Second: I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing a discussion and signing of the book on December 21 at the Harvard Co-opContinued...

GrandPre

Video Online of Mary GrandPre Exhibit in Iowa

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2008, 08:58 AM

Previously we told you there was an exhibit currently ongoing in Iowa featuring the art of Mary GrandPre, including pieces she created for the covers and chapter art found in the US Scholastic editions of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. There is now new video available here in our galleriesContinued...

Books

Beedle the Bard, Vampire Slayer

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2008, 08:43 AM

Beedle the Bard has a new role of late, that of vampire slayer...well of sorts. The USA Today is reporting that The Tales of Beedle the Bard have taken over the number one spot on their Best-Selling book list from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The popular series about the life and loves of the vampireContinued...

Books

Beedle the Bard Becomes UK Fastest-Selling Book of Year

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2008, 04:36 PM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have become the fastest-selling book of the year in UK. The Bookseller is reporting the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling " shot straight to the top of the bestseller charts with sales of 368,000 copies in three days." The article noted that BeedleContinued...

Rumor

Rumor Alert: WB Planning a "Beedle the Bard" Movie ?

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2008, 01:54 PM

Well, this didn't take long: the first rumors of a Tales of Beedle the Bard movie have hit the net. Just mere days after the release of the new book from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, CinemaBlend is reporting  that Warner Brothers has "a strong interest" in making Beedle the Bard, the MovieContinued...

Scribbulus

Twenty-Fifth Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2008, 12:01 AM

It is the silver anniversary for Scribbulus, Leaky‚Äôs premier essay project, for we have for you today their twenty-fifth issue of Harry Potter essays.  Each issue contains a collection of essays on themes, characters, elements, or personal experiences with the novels.  For our December issue,Continued...

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