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VOTE for final towns to receive giant Wands Installation

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Jul 10, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fun - Contests, News

Voting is open to pick the final four towns in the UK and Ireland to host the giant wands that were created as a promotion for the Fantastic Beasts films.  The wands will visit the four winning towns, in order of votes cast, in the run-up to the release of the third film in the …read more!

More Special Guests Announced For LeakyCon Dallas


Jul 09, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock


LeakyCon Dallas is a month away, and just in time, we’ve got some new special guests to add to the list of attendees! Scarlett Byrnes (Pansy Parkinson) and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) will return to LeakyCon, James Payton (Frank Longbottom) and Jim Tavaré (Tom the Innkeeper) will also make their debut at LeakyCon this year …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’s’ James Snyder Hosts First ‘Magic to Do’ Episode and Upcoming ‘Light in the Darkness’ for Lumos!


Jul 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Broadway, Charity, Christine Jones, Events, Fandom, Fans, Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Katrina Lindsay, Lumos, Lynch, Neil Austin, News, Potter News, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child dominates this week’s theater news as the casts from Broadway, London and Melbourne fill headlines once again. James Snyder hosted his first episode of the Broadway.com vlog “Magic to Do,” while his Cursed Child costar Nicholas Podany appeared on #LiveatFive. Snyder picked up another hosting gig, emceeing the upcoming …read more!

Mini Boden Launches Limited Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Collection This August!


Jul 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, News, Products, Warner Bros.

Boden Clothing announced a magical collaboration yesterday, partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring a new Harry Potter-themed limited edition collection to the Mini Boden line. The range launches Monday, Aug. 5, so the good news is that Boden’s wizarding world fans won’t have to wait long for the release. On the other hand, …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Film Updates for Robert Pattinson and Ezra Miller, Season 5 Premiere for Peaky Blinders with Helen McCrory and More!


Jul 07, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Audio, Bonham Carter, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Fogler, Harry Potter Round-Up, Herdman, Home Video / DVD, Isaacs, McCrory, Miller, Movies, News, Pattinson, Rankin, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant

It was a magical week at Leaky when we marked the website’s birthday 19 Years Later with a special post of thoughts and memories from the staff on their Potter journeys since the site was founded in July of 2000. In other Wizarding World news this week, we cast Lumos on an incredible Harry Potter …read more!

New Wizarding World Advent Calendar From Cinereplicas!

Harry-Potter-Christmas-In-The-Wizarding-World-Advent-Calendar Box

Jul 07, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Holidays, News, Products

It’s Christmas in July in the Wizarding World.  Well, not exactly, but the new Harry Potter: Christmas in the Wizarding World Advent Calendar is now available for pre-order from Cinereplicas. It works just like a Muggle advent calendar, with a gift behind each of 24 windows that you open, one per day, in the run-up …read more!

The-Leaky-Cauldron.org, 19 Years Later


Jul 05, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

19 Years Later, BigNews, Birthdays, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, Leaky, News

Happee Birthdae, the-leaky-cauldron.org! It’s officially been 19 years to the day that The Leaky Cauldron has been live on the world wide web. Can you believe it? 19 YEARS. On July 5th, 2000, just before the launch of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Leaky went online. Leaky was one of the very few sites …read more!

First Edition “Philosopher’s Stone” Up for Derbyshire Auction

Philosopher's Stone Derbyshire Auction

Jul 04, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News, Potter News, Publishers, Sales, Titles

Time to break open your niffler piggybanks and count your galleons, sickles and knuts… A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is set to be auctioned at the end of the month with the Derbyshire auction house Hansons Auctioneers. Expected to bring in between £20,000 and £30,000, the book copy was instantly dubbed the “holy …read more!

DEBUNKED: A ‘Harry Potter’ TV Series Could Be On The Way, After All


Jul 02, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Films, News

Harry Potter fans have long speculated over the possibility of a TV series helping to continue the stories, and after we speculated that a series could debut on an upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia (set to debut this year), We Got This Covered provided an unconfirmed update, which Leaky debunked after reaching out to Warner Bros. …read more!

Theater Round-up: James Snyder Hosts Magical Vlog, Sonia Friedman Brings Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ to London and More!


Jul 01, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, Casting, Fandom, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Media, News, Producers, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

The weekly theater news is generally as varied as the offerings found on its stages, and this week is no exception. From New York to London to Shanghai, from the latest means of social media engagement to hallowed theaters that have long housed the classics and from small arthouse productions to big-budget showstoppers, the theater …read more!

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