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New Yule Ball Funko Pop! Figures Coming Soon!


Jul 22, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, News, Products, Toys

Potterheads have fallen in love with Funko Pop! figures modeled after their favorite Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts characters, and the company is regularly coming up with new versions of the adorable collectibles. Just in the last year they’ve released Crimes of Grindelwald figures including Thestrals, Nifflers and Bowtruckles, as well as Newt, Grindelwald and Dumbledore, and a …read more!

July 21, 2007: The final midnight bookstore queue


Jul 21, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Seven, Books, Books - Release Dates, DH, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, News, Release Parties

Twelve years ago today, on July 21, 2007, the last book in the 7-book series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released.  Due to the immense and ever-growing popularity of the books and films, bookstores and cinemas had taken to holding midnight release parties for the books and midnight screenings for the movies.  Fans …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe on “Who Do You Think You Are?”, Emmy Nominations for Fiona Shaw and More!


Jul 21, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Film Images, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Interviews, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Redmayne, Round-Up, Shaw, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thompson, Trailers

It’s San Diego Comic Con week and though there’s no Wizarding World film sneak peek this year, there was plenty of magic for Leaky to cover at the world’s largest pop culture convention. We looked behind the scenes at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in an interactive masterclass, previewed Jack Thorne’s His Dark Materials series and got a reveal of …read more!

SDCC 2019 Day Three: “Collecting Harry Potter” and Magical Merch!


Jul 21, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, News, Products, Warner Bros.

Leaky reporters Lauren Osborne and Sydney Dean returned to the San Diego Convention Center for day three of SDCC 2019. With plans to apparate from booth to booth, it was important to have the floor scoped out. Strategy pays off, as master chess player Ron Weasley would tell you. On Friday, Lauren and Sydney snagged …read more!

SDCC 2019 Day Two: Exclusive Interview With ‘Cursed Child’s’ Nicholas Podany and Jon Steiger, ‘Wizard’s Unite’ and ‘The Dark Crystal’ News!


Jul 20, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Bonham Carter, Conventions, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, News, Television Programmes

Day Two of San Diego Comic-Con was a brilliant flurry of fandom fun, and Leaky reporters Lauren Osborne and Sydney Dean were on-site to visit all the panels and booths of interest to the Potterdom. With a full schedule planned and huge crowds, it’s possible they commandeered a time turner from the Ministry in order …read more!

SDCC 2019 Day One: Panels and Announcements From ‘His Dark Materials,’ ‘Cursed Child’ and Hero Collector!


Jul 19, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Books, Books - Release Dates, Conventions, Cover Art, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fogler, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, McCrory, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Products, Scholastic, Television Programmes

Welcome to day one of the con of all cons, Potter fans! San Diego Comic-Con 2019 got off to a cracking start on Thursday, July 18. And though Leaky correspondents were not yet on site, we’ve put together a recap of the day’s events and announcements for the fandom members who couldn’t make it. The …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Figurine Released By Hero Collector


Jul 19, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Products, Toys

Today at San Diego Comic Con, Hero Collector announced a brand new figurine added to its Wizarding World collection, and we’re excited to bring you the exclusive details! During the New Toys, Statues & Action Figures with Entertainment Earth’s Adam Pawlus panel at SDCC today, Hero Collector revealed the brand new Niffler figurine — an adorable statue, …read more!

Scholastic Reveals ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Behind-The-Scenes Book!

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind The Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production' cover art

Jul 18, 2019

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Books, Books - Release Dates, Broadway, Conventions, Crew Interviews, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Paperbacks, Potter News, Products, Publishers, Scholastic, Theater, Titles, West End

Scholastic has revealed the cover art for upcoming book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award- Winning Stage Production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been an award winning, record-breaking, production since it’s premier in London’s Palace Theatre on 30th July 2016. Written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack …read more!

Her Universe Debuts Potter-Inspired Dresses at San Diego Comic-Con!


Jul 17, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Conventions, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Movies, News, Potter News, Products

Her Universe is known for franchise-themed collections tailor-made to the fandoms that follow them. With clothing inspired by Disney, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel and more, it was only a matter of time before company head Ashley Eckstein took the leap–or rather, the Floo Network–into the wizarding world for some magical inspiration. SYFY just announced …read more!

Theater Round-Up: J.K. Rowling Discusses San Francisco’s Magical Heritage, Evanna Lynch Talks ‘Games for Lovers’ and More!


Jul 17, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, Contests, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, JKR Interviews, John Tiffany, Lynch, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

We have some big news in the theater world this week! J.K. Rowling reunited with Cursed Child collaborators John Tiffany and Jack Thorne to discuss the production’s move to San Francisco–and the magical heritage it possesses. Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch also sat down for an interview with costar Calum Callaghan and London Live to …read more!

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