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Harry Potter: Page to Screen Book Trailer Released Online

Posted by: Edward
September 19, 2011, 02:49 PM

A trailer detailing the creation of the upcoming retrospective book on the process of taking the Harry Potter novels to the big screen, Harry Potter: Page to Screen, has been released and can be viewed right here.  The two and a half minute trailer looks at moments from filmmaker'sContinued...

Contests

September Contest: Other Uses for the Room of Requirement

Posted by: Stephanie_J
September 01, 2011, 12:59 PM

The Room of Requirement has always had different uses throughout the Harry Potter series, from a training room for Dumbledore's Army to a room full of chamber pots for Professor Dumbledore. For our September contest, Leaky is asking how would you, as a Hogwarts student, utilize the room'sContinued...

Books

Severus Snape Chosen as Favorite Harry Potter Character via Bloomsbury Poll

Posted by: Edward
August 30, 2011, 11:25 AM

As readers will recall, Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, asked fans of the series to vote for their favorite character from author J. K. Rowling's series.  Voting concluded late last week and the results are in: Severus Snape was voted asContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Insider Answers Questions About Beta Testing and Welcome E-Mails

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 25, 2011, 03:35 PM

A new blog post has gone up on the Pottermore Insider following the latest batch of welcome e-mails which were sent out today.

Several frequently asked questions about the beta process are covered in this latest update as well as the timeline for receiving welcome e-mails.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Latest Batch of Pottermore Early Access E-mails Sent Out

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 25, 2011, 10:54 AM

The Pottemore Insider has been updated to say that a new batch of Welcome e-mails for Pottermore beta access were sent out today, August 25th, from 2:45pm BST (9:45am EST).

Welcome e-mails were also sent out yesterday to a lucky few.

You can read Leaky's first thoughts on Pottermore at thisContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Stephen Fry!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 24, 2011, 10:10 AM

Birthday wishes go out today to Stephen Fry, notable British actor, Tweeter, and narrator of the UK Harry Potter audio books. We hope you'll join us at Leaky in wishing Mr. Fry a happy 54th birthday!

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 22, 2011, 06:17 PM

August 22nd marks the 35th birthday of Percy Ignatius Weasley, Headboy extraordinaire and 3rd eldest Weasley brother. We hope you'll join us at Leaky in wishing Percy a most excellent birthday!

Books

Rumor: Harry Potter Series to be Bundled with Sony's New E-Reader

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:09 PM

The Register is reporting that Sony has gained "early electronic rights" to the Harry Potter e-books and that Sony's next generation e-reader, expected to be released in November, will come bundled with the 7 Harry Potter books plus a letter from J.K. Rowling, subscription to PottermoreContinued...

J.K. Rowling

No Truth to PublishAmerica's J.K. Rowling Claim

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 12:53 PM

J.K. Rowling's spokesman has denied claims made by the publishing company, PublishAmerica, which promised to bring attention to their client's books in a meeting with Ms. Rowling.

According to the AP, PublishAmerica asked writers to submit 50-100 word notes about their work and pay $49 so that a delegationContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling Talks About "Who Do You Think You Are?" Episode with Radio Times

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2011, 10:39 PM

Author J.K. Rowling recently gave an interview to Radio Times magazine in conjunction with her upcoming episode for the BBC show, "Who Do You Think You Are?"

As Leaky reported in June, Ms. Rowling decided to appear on the show to trace her mother's French ancestry. ExcerptsContinued...

Books

Ask Your Pottermore Questions

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2011, 11:00 AM

Hi all!

We know that a lot of you have questions about Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's new and recently announced Web site. We've seen questions about how it will work, what it will look like, what it will contain, and more.

The team at Pottermore have asked us to help collect your questions so they can answer some thingsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Trace French Ancestry in "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 24, 2011, 09:47 PM

J.K. Rowling has been announced as one of the celebrity guests on the season premiere of the BBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

According to the show's official site:

Across the course of seven books and eight films, Jo Rowling's Harry Potter series has captured the imaginationsContinued...

Books

Pre-Order "Dear Mr. Potter" and Enter for a Chance to Win Amazing Prizes

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 07, 2011, 08:44 PM

A few weeks ago, we reported that pre-orders were open for "Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic." The book will feature hundreds of letters and pictures from fans and notable fandom figures who have been impacted and inspired by Harry Potter.

As an added bonus forContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Man Jailed Over Theft of First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Rosi
June 06, 2011, 02:15 PM

BBC News today reports the sentencing of Kevin McGirr, a 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. McGirr took the book--worth approximately £6,000 or about $9,800 US--fromContinued...

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Rediscover Order of the Phoenix with the Lily and Stag Inn Reading Groups

Posted by: Rosi
June 01, 2011, 01:01 PM

Join the discussion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the Leaky Lounge's Lily and Stag Inn reading groups. Discuss your favourite characters in the Reading Groups in a cosy atmosphere. The Lily and Stag Inn is a subforum set apart from the rest of the lounge,Continued...

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