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PotterCast Episode 288 “I Need a Map”: J.K. Rowling, Grindelwald, Retcon, and What Comes next for Fantastic Beasts

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Apr 28, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, LeakyCon, News, PotterCast

A new PotterCast has arrived! Have you been counting the days since you listened to “That’s Not My Baby” waiting on the edge of your broom for the next installment? In episode 288, “I Need a Map”, Melissa, John and Frak talk more Fantastic Beasts including the ins and outs of the Johnny Depp situation …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Evanna Lynch Talks Veganism and Beauty, Bonnie Wright Launches Eco Swimsuit Collection & More!

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Apr 28, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Fiennes Interviews, Film Images, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interactive, Interviews, Isaacs, Lynch, Miller, Movies, Music, Pattinson, Products, Round-Up, Sales, Spall, Tech, Television Programmes, Thompson, Trailers, Video Games, Wright

It was an exciting week at Leaky when we unveiled our new YouTube channel and first episode of our video series, The Magical Emporium: Diagon Alley Collectors Tips with Guinness World Record Holder Victoria Maclean! We shared details from Universal Orlando on their 2019 holiday plans and an upcoming appearance by Harry Potter and Fantastic …read more!

NY Philharmonic to perform Sorcerer’s Stone soundtrack in concert

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Apr 27, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Composers, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Movies, Music, Williams

“Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here.” This December you can experience the magic of John Williams’ score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone performed live by the New York Philharmonic. Screenings of the film, accompanied by the orchestra, will be held December 11-13 at 7:30pm, and on December 14 at 2pm, …read more!

DIY Gryffindor Common Room: Creating a ‘Harry Potter’ Themed Room in Your Home!

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Apr 27, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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The Gryffindor Common room represents so much to Harry Potter fans. For Harry it was the first place he felt at home, filled with warmth and friendship. For fans who have had the pleasure of visiting Warner Bros Studio Tour in London or read about the creation of the set for the Harry Potter films, it’s an …read more!

“In Conversation With MinaLima” At The Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs!

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Apr 24, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Events, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

On 11th May, Mira and Eduardo, graphic design duo MinaLima, will host talks on their work on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, and their history in design work at The Bay Tree hotel in Broadstairs! We’ve been offered a pair of tickets to the event to give away courtesy of the Bay Tree, so tell us your …read more!

Vans Collaborating With Warner Bros on ‘harry Potter’ Themed Footwear!

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Apr 24, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Products, Sales, Warner Bros.

Vans recently announced a Harry Potter collaboration, and we’re ready to buy the full set! The news broke when Vans tweeted a graphic showing the Hogwarts House colours, accompanied by a link to a website which further implies that the Vans products (presumably footwear, potentially bags, socks and hats too) will be Hogwarts House themed — …read more!

Dates announced for Christmas at the Wizarding World in Universal Studios Orlando

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Apr 23, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Holidays, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Christmas starts early at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, with this year’s celebration beginning November 16, 2019 and running through January 5, 2020.  Hogwarts Castle will be festively decorated, as will Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures, a new ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Celebrates One Year Anniversary Plus Photos of Maggie Smith and Tom Burke!

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Apr 23, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Broadway, Burke, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Round-Up, Smith, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Though things have been relatively quiet in the theater world recently, one big landmark anniversary stands out–Harry Potter and the Cursed Child recently celebrated one year on Broadway! Additionally, photos have been released of Maggie Smith and Tom Burke, Smith during her current run in A German Life and Burke in preparation for the opening …read more!

Leaky is on YouTube! The Magical Emporium: Episode 1

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Apr 21, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, Leaky, Media, News, Products, Review, Toys, Videos, WB Shop

Victoria Maclean – expert collector and Guinness World Record holder for most official Wizarding World memorabilia – is helping Leaky kick off our YouTube channel with a brand new bi-monthly collectors series, The Magical Emporium! The series will see Victoria explore the world of collecting official merchandise, featuring trends, tips and others with the know-how in …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Thompson to Host SNL, Ezra Miller in Vogue & More!

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Apr 21, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Broadbent, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Kravitz, Miller, Movies, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Smith, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thewlis, Thompson, Trailers

We caught a glimpse at an all new introduction to the Wizarding World this week, as Universal Orlando Resort announced that they would be bringing the Blast-Ended Skrewt from the Harry Potter books to life for their upcoming thrill ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! We also announced the winner of our biggest-ever giveaway, the launch …read more!



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