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Pre-Order Your 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ and Recieve a House Pin Badge!


Jan 25, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, News, Potter News, Products

It is hard to believe it has been almost 20 years since J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban hit store shelves and, shortly thereafter, won over fans’ imaginations with a darker storyline (was that possible?), the Marauders, time travel, more intriguing backstory and a teenage boy wizard. That means that in addition …read more!

Galloping gargoyles! It’s already time for Harry Potter book night 2019!


Jan 24, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Contests, Cover Art, Cover Artists, Events, Fan Events, Fun, Jim Kay, News, Rankin

Seems like we were just writing about last year’s Harry Potter Book Night.  How did the year fly by so quickly?  It must have been the excitement of the release of Crimes of Grindelwald and a new Cormoran Strike mystery that kept us busy.  Have you begun revising for your O.W.L.s yet?  Not too soon …read more!

Producer of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries and Magic’ Takes Us Behind The Scenes


Jan 24, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio, Audio Books, Casting, Directors, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Interviews, News, Pottermore, Producers, Review, Warner Bros.

Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald released, we’ve been theorising, re-watching, preordering and trying to soak up as much bonus material on the film as possible. Now, thanks to Pottermore Publishing and Audible, fans can delve into a complete audio documentary narrated by Dan Fogler, letting us go behind the scenes of the second film. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald …read more!

Oscars 2019: Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Scores 10 Nominations!


Jan 23, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Alfonso Cuaron, Honors/Awards, News, Stuart Craig

The 91st Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón topped the list with ten nominations in total for his autobiographical drama, Roma. A nomination was also given to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows P1&2 composer, Alexandre Desplat. Roma is nominated for Best Picture, Best Lead Actress (Yalitz Aparicio), Best Supporting …read more!

New Harry Potter Funko Revealed for London Toy Fair


Jan 22, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Conventions, Events, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Products, Sales, Toys

The holidays are in the rear view mirror, but that means Toy Fair season is upon us. What is Toy Fair season you ask? That time of year when toy and game manufacturers, retailers and influencers gather to see the latest merch for the coming year that fans will see on shelves in time for …read more!

Alohomora! Warner Bros Studios Tour London to Unveil ‘Biggest Secret Yet’

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Jan 22, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Studio Tour

Today, Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter surprised Potter fans with the announcement that we’d soon be hearing details on their ‘biggest secret yet’, inviting us all to #UnlockTheMagic… We're getting ready to reveal our biggest secret yet! Tune in on Facebook now: https://t.co/6NNEaHTt5P — WB Tour London (@wbtourlondon) January …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Makes TIME’s List of Ten Best Plays, Ticket Announcements for Melbourne and Hamburg–and More!


Jan 21, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Anthony Boyle, Broadway, Casting, Fandom, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, News, Round-Up, Shaw, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald headlined most Potter news sites this week as providers began outlining the special features of DVD and Blu-ray packages ahead of the upcoming release to stores, and the third series entry, yet-to-be-named, announced a delayed start date due to a need for more time in pre-production–but the stage continuation …read more!

Barnes & Noble Offers Exclusive Digital Content of Nicolas Flamel With ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Package


Jan 20, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Exclusives, Extras Interviews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, Movies, News

Consider the new year made, Potter fans! Barnes and Noble announced that it will include exclusive digital content featuring alchemist Nicolas Flamel with its release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The package will come with the Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats–and the digital copy not only includes Barnes and Noble’s five minutes of …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Fiona Glascott and Maggie Smith Share a Wand, Hogwarts Meets Ilvermorny on 2 Dope Queens and More!


Jan 20, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Alfonso Cuaron, Branagh, Casting, Davis, Directors, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Awards, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Interviews, Movies, Oldman, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Spall, Television Programmes, Tennant, Williams

It was a special week for Leaky as we had the opportunity to cover the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live at Broadwaycon, the fourth annual event that celebrates all things Broadway theater and its fandom created and produced by Leaky’s own webmistress Melissa Anelli and her company Mischief Management. The …read more!

Production on Delay for ‘Fantastic Beasts 3′


Jan 19, 2019

Posted by: Zack DiGirolamo

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, News

According to Deadline, the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series has delayed production. The film was originally due to begin filming in July; appears the film won’t begin filming until the late fall, likely November 2019. Deadline reports that the filmmakers need more time for pre-production. The film is rumored to take place in Rio …read more!

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