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Italian ‘Harry Potter’ Cover Artist Serena Riglietti Explains The Mice On Her ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Cover! (Translated Interview With Fansite ‘Portus’)


Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cover Art, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling has been active once again on Twitter, and recently shared that she kept her copies of Harry Potter in her office, and loves seeing all the different editions and cover art. One edition in particular caught her eye: the Italian Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone cover art. Rowling said the edition had always been her favorite …read more!

If Witches and Wizards Saved the World (Again)

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Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Props-Sets, Publishers

Leaky recently had the opportunity to interview (socially distanced, using Muggle technology) Monique Peterson, author of The Wand Collection, forthcoming in paperback from Insight Editions on May 12. You can read her insights into wand lore, learn about wand battle choreography, and consider how the concept of magic wands feeds our imagination and perceptions of our own …read more!

Double Trouble? Double the Fun as James and Oliver Phelps Return to YouTube!


Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

The duo who solemnly swore they were up to no good are finally back with season two of the podcast Double Trouble. They returned to the official James and Oliver Phelps YouTube channel Wednesday after a two-year hiatus. The twins debuted their first episode at the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid back in …read more!

Universal Orlando patents new sanitising method & floats possible reopening plan


Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

How do you social distance in a queue to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure? What about when waiting for your wand to choose you in Ollivander’s in a Diagon Alley packed with Muggle parents buying Hogwarts supplies for their magical offspring? How about when you want a sundae from Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour …read more!

U.S. Muggle government releases guidelines for reopening Muggle businesses and society


Apr 23, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk


Last Thursday, April 16, the White House, in collaboration with the CDC, released a set of guidelines for a three phase plan to re-open the country to normal Muggle commerce, recreation, and social interaction after most states have implemented a patchwork of varied closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can be …read more!

Newly Discovered Snake Named After Slytherin Founder


Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News

Researchers in India recently discovered a new variety of green pit viper, publishing their findings in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution last week. They called the species Trimeresurus Salazar, after Salazar Slytherin, founder of Slytherin house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The snake is the symbol, or mascot, of the Slytherin house, known …read more!

See Your Costume Design in ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’!


Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Games, News

To celebrate the second anniversary of mobile RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, creators Jam City are offering fans the chance for fans to see their costume design in the game! In a press release, Jam City revealed that the game has seen 35 billion minutes of gameplay, and other statistics on gameplay over the past two …read more!

INTERVIEW: ‘Braking For Whales’ Director Sean McEwen on Working With Harry Potter’s Tom Felton

Braking For Whales

Apr 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Felton, Films, HP Cast, Interviews, Movies, News

In an exclusive interview, we spoke with director, co-writer and co-producer Sean McEwen on working with Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) on upcoming film, Braking For Whales. Available now for pre-order in the U.S. and set for U.S. digital release on April 29 (previously also set for theatrical release on this date), Braking For Whales stars Tom Felton, …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Shutdown Extended for London, Melbourne and Broadway Theaters


Apr 21, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bradley, Broadway, Charity, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fogler, Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In the week we learned that the opening of the Toronto production of Cursed Child has been pushed back to 2021 and Puffs The Play hosted two live readings of prequel and sequel shows, we also received news that theater shutdowns in London, Melbourne and Broadway had been extended, Dan Fogler’s Spelling Bee received listening recommendations, Imogen Heap announced a new song, …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: J.K. Rowling Shares ‘Harry Potter’ Story on Twitter, Daniel Radcliffe in a ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Special & More!

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Apr 20, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Depp, Harry Potter Round-Up, News, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Tennant, Thewlis, Thompson, Wright

This week in the Wizarding World we reported on a new Alexa home device feature, a dream job for Potter fans, and a behind-the-scenes look at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes. We published an exclusive interview with the author of The Wand Collection, reported on an interview with Domnhall Gleeson, and shared the (old) news that J.K. Rowling …read more!

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