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LeakyCon Welcomes Back Quidditch Hero, Stanislav Yanevski!


Sep 04, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, LeakyCon, News

LeakyCon will welcome back the Harry Potter series’ Quidditch Hero, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) to the tenth anniversary celebration event in Boston next month, along with a host of other talent from the movies! He’s a Quidditch star and a wizarding heartthrob 😍 Welcome Viktor Krum actor @StanYanevski to #LeakyCon Boston! https://t.co/OffwlkM0C0 ✨ pic.twitter.com/RDLmp1wqhc — LeakyCon (@LeakyCon) September …read more!

‘Hogwarts Mystery’ Adds Quidditch!


Sep 04, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Products, Video Games

Beginning today, players of Jam City’s mobile RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, will be able to partake in the wizarding world’s most popular sport: Quidditch! The new feature will be permanently available to players who have passed Year 2, Chapter 6, and will feature ongoing multi-season, multi-chapter adventures. Featuring new original characters and parts of Hogwarts to explore …read more!

“Back to Hogwarts” News: MinaLima Prints, a Re-Imagined Sorting Ceremony and Magic at King’s Cross Attract Muggle Attention!


Sep 04, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, MinaLima, Movies, News, Potter News, Scholastic, Wizard Rock

Any good witch or wizard knows the best day of the year is actually Sept. 1, the day one goes “back to Hogwarts,” either in spirit or as a student. And there was definitely magic in the air on Sunday, as large, festive crowds gathered draped in robes and house scarves, excitement buzzing through them …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: An Epic First Look at Eddie Redmayne in ‘The Aeronauts’, Imelda Staunton and Maggie Smith Face Off Again in Downton Abbey and More!


Sep 01, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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This week culminated in what is probably the biggest day of the year in the Potterverse. When the clock struck eleven, the Hogwarts Express pulled out of King’s Cross Station to take our favorite young witches and wizards Back to Hogwarts! Earlier in the week we shared the Leakycon Boston schedule and the announcement that Luke …read more!

Bloomsbury to publish new House-themed editions of “Goblet of Fire”


Aug 31, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter Book Night, News, Publishers

Just in time for the Triwizard Tournament-themed Harry Potter Book Night on February 6, 2020, Bloomsbury will release a new edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that will feature covers for each Hogwarts house. In time for our Triwizard-themed Harry Potter Book Night (6th February 2020), behold the covers for the NEW House …read more!

$1000 ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ Giveaway With Classic Stills!


Aug 30, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Once again, purveyors of fine art photography, Classic Stills, are offering The Leaky Cauldron’s U.K and U.S. readers the chance to win $1000 (£800) of Harry Potter fine art prints from their new collection, showcasing some of the best shots from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, including the winning prints from their fan competition to select …read more!

Universal Orlando Resort Launches Sweepstakes For Wizarding World Fans

From the entrance to Hogsmeade, with the Hogwarts Express billowing steam and whistling its arrival, through each shop and attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is a one-of-a-kind, fully immersive theme park experience and the only place in the world that brings the magic of Harry Potter to life.

Aug 29, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Contests, Fans, Lynch, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Two lucky fans will receive an unforgettable trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, with the chance to showcase your love for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World as part of the entry on social media! Universal Orlando Resort recently added the incredible Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and is home to both …read more!

Pottery Barn Teen Unveils Magical Fantastic Beasts Collection


Aug 29, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts, Fun, News, Products, Sales

It’s been almost ten months since the premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald, and the next installment in the series won’t make it to theaters for over two years, but now thanks to Pottery Barn fans can bring the magic of Fantastic Beasts home. Pottery Barn Teen has unveiled a gorgeous new Fantastic Beasts-themed collection of home decor designs perfect …read more!

Luke Youngblood Returns For LeakyCon Boston, & Programming Announced!


Aug 27, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

19 Years Later, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, HP Cast, Leaky, LeakyCon, News

Luke Youngblood played Lee Jordan, just about the best Quidditch commentator around in the Harry Potter films, and he’ll be bringing back the magic for LeakyCon’s tenth anniversary in Boston this October! Luke Youngblood will be joined by Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts), who have also been announced as special guests, …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘An Evening With Jim Dale,’ Toby Jones Cast in ‘Bluebeard’s Friends’ and Last ‘Magic to Do’ Episode


Aug 26, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Audio Books, Broadway, Casting, Charity, Dale, Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Neil Austin, News, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In this week’s theater news, Leaky covers news of Jim Dale’s upcoming one-man show at The Episcopal Actors’ Guild in September. Also premiering in September is a new play starring renowned actor and Harry Potter alum Toby Jones. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s James Snyder hosted his eighth and final episode for the enchanting …read more!

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