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LEGO Diagon Alley Set Free in November and New Harry Potter Movie Moment from Funko!


Nov 03, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, News, Products, Sales, Toys

LEGO has an extra magical deal happening in November just in time for the holidays. Their Diagon Alley set is free with the purchase of a second LEGO set and Wizarding World fans shouldn’t have much trouble finding set number two with all of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts bricks that LEGO has unveiled …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Evanna Lynch Interviews the ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Cast, Alison Sudol Releases New EP, a ‘Rolling Stone’ Interview for Zoe Kravitz and More!


Nov 03, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Interviews, Branagh, Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Kravitz, Kravitz Interviews, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, Music, News, Oldman, Poesy, Redmayne, Round-Up, Sakurai, Sudol, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Watson

We’re less than a week away from the Paris world premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald, and the cast is on their pre-opening press tour. Earlier in the week they hit the red carpet in Bejing, China, then made a stop at a magical school in Alabama, before heading to Los Angeles where Leaky will have the …read more!

“Lethal White” nominated for the National Book Awards, plus related news


Nov 03, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Audio Books, Books, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Grainger, J.K. Rowling, Lethal White, News

Lethal White, Robert Galbraith’s latest murder mystery novel, just released on September 18, has been nominated for the UK’s National Book Awards in three categories: UK Author of the Year, Crime & Thriller of the Year, and Audiobook of the Year.  The awards, sponsored by Specsavers, will be presented on November 20. We’re very excited …read more!

School’s Magical Makeover Attracts Fantastic Guests


Nov 01, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fan Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Kravitz, Law, Miller, Misc, News, Redmayne, Warner Bros.

The students of Baileyton, Alabama’s Parkside Jr. High had a surprise of the most Fantastic variety today. Five members of the Crimes of Grindelwald cast descended upon the school, which over the past two years has been transfigured by some of their dedicated staff, into a magical likeness of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. …read more!

Geminio! Rowling’s magic touch multiplies signatures on library petition


Nov 01, 2018

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J.K. Rowling, Misc, News

J.K. Rowling has arguably done more for books and reading than anyone else this side of Johannes Gutenberg, but her work is never done.  On Saturday, October 27, Rowling tweeted a petition to preserve government funding for libraries.  Four days later, the petition had reached 10,000 signatures. We need more signatures to protect government funding for …read more!

Cursed Child Joins BroadwayCon Lineup


Oct 31, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

BigNews, Broadway, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry, A History, News, Theater

It’s a magical day for Harry Potter and Broadway fans alike! The cast of the Tony award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be apparating from their Lyric Theatre home to the BroadwayCon mainstage early next year. We are THRILLED that @HPPlayNYC has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup! What better way to …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Wands Now at Universal


Oct 30, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, News, Products, Sales, Theme Park, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

U.S. fans might not be getting their own premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald as originally thought, but they can still experience the magic with their own Fantastic Beast character wand available now through January at both U.S. Universal theme parks. Wands for eight of the series most significant roles can now be found alongside the …read more!

Evanna Lynch Talks Jude Law’s Dumbledore While Law and Co-Stars Head to China!


Oct 29, 2018

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Actor Interviews, Art, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Galleries (Site), Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Law, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, Media, Miller, Movies, News, Redmayne, Waterston

Evanna Lynch attended the Animal Equality’s annual gala on Saturday and took some time out of her presenting duties to discuss the highly-anticipated film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, set to release worldwide Nov. 16. Lynch has more insight into the characterization of wizarding greats such as Albus Dumbledore than most. A fan herself …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: A New Film and TV Project for Emma Thompson, A First Look at Rupert Grint in ‘The ABC Murders’, Tom Felton in James Arthur’s Latest Video and More!


Oct 28, 2018

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Branagh, Casting, Depp, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Felton, Films, Fry, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Law, Movies, Music, Pattinson, Round-Up, Staunton, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thompson, Trailers, Williams

It’s been a week of special exclusives at Leaky! We had the opportunity to attend the launch event for the Cursed Child soundtrack with composer Imogen Heap at the Palace Theatre and we were finally able to reveal news of our contribution to the upcoming special Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts issue of Newsweek, which …read more!

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Oct 27, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Charity, Fantastic Beasts, Films, Holidays, Lumos, News

Every year, notoriously expensive department store Neiman-Marcus releases a catalogue of fantasy holiday gifts for the person who, quite literally, has it all.  1%ers may actually shop from this catalogue but the rest of us, the other 99% of us, peruse each year’s excessive offerings with a bitter mixture of scorn, derision, and jealousy.  But this …read more!

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