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Get your Galleons from Gringotts: Hamleys adds a Harry Potter-themed floor

A staff member takes a selfie with a statue of Hagrid during the unveiling of a Harry Potter themed floor at HamleysÕ Regent Street store in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 19, 2018. See PA story CONSUMER Hamleys. Photo credit should read: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

Jul 20, 2018

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As of its official opening today, Hamleys toy shop on Regents Road in London is devoting 3,000 square feet on the ground floor exclusively to Harry Potter merchandise.  It seems they’ve noticed the Potter phenomenon is experiencing a revival with the Fantastic Beasts films (not that it ever faded for us!), so it’s high time to jump on …read more!

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Promo Poster Hints at Darker Times, & More From Comic Con Day 2!

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Jul 20, 2018

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A new MinaLima-designed Fantastic Beasts poster has spread like wildfire through the Potter community, and it’s not hard to see why! The latest promotional piece for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald not only features core characters Newt, Tina, Jacob, Queenie, Credence, Claudia Kim’s ‘Maledictus’ character, Leta, Theseus, Dumbledore and Grindelwald, but also features a haunting line: …read more!

SDCC News: Tom Felton and Natalia Tena’s ‘Origin’ Trailer, Dan Fogler’s ‘Walking Dead’ Announcement and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Teasers Released!


Jul 19, 2018

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San Diego Comic Con 2018 opened its doors yesterday, but panels of interest to Harry Potter fans officially kicked off today, starting with YouTube’s introduction to its new sci-fi thriller Origin starring alums Tom Felton and Natalia Tena and ending with hints of exciting news to come as fans look forward to tonight’s The Dan …read more!

Scholastic’s 20th Anniversary Comic-Con Panel Details Announced, Moderated By Melissa Anelli!

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Jul 18, 2018

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This Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, Scholastic will hold a 20th anniversary celebration panel, moderated by Leaky’s very own Melissa Anelli! The 20 Years of Magic: Inside Harry Potter panel will take place 3 p.m.-4 p.m in Room 6DE, and will host a major discussion and celebration of all things Potter. Entertainment Weekly just exclusively announced a new …read more!

Where in the world is “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” now? SyFy catches up with curator Eddie Newquist


Jul 17, 2018

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Potter fans are lucky to be able to see sets, costumes, props, artefacts, and actors from the films at a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits around the world.  Since 2009, the traveling Harry Potter: The Exhibition has showcased costumes and props from the films in a display environment that conjures up their magical settings. As …read more!

LeakyCon 2019 Venues Announced!


Jul 17, 2018

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That’s right, not venue, but venueS! LeakyCon 2019 will take place once again in Dallas, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts, to celebrate 10 years of the biggest Harry Potter fan convention in the world! pic.twitter.com/GZpGxV9y3p — LeakyCon (@LeakyCon) July 17, 2018 You asked, we answered! To celebrate 10 years of LeakyCon we will be celebrating TWICE in …read more!

Call for Potters to assemble and be counted—no Polyjuice Potion allowed


Jul 17, 2018

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A Harry Potter convention is hoping to assemble a record-setting number of Potters this weekend. DraigCon, an independent Harry Potter festival taking place July 21-22 at The Printworks in Manchester, England, is hoping to break the World Record for number of people dressed as Harry Potter. The convention will kick-off on Friday, July 20, at …read more!

Jude Law Talks Young Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic’ New Interview!


Jul 17, 2018

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As San Diego Comic Con approaches and summer turns the mid-year corner, Warner Bros. is gearing up for the Nov. 16 release of the highly-anticipated wizarding sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In the last week, we’ve seen an exclusive featurette on the upcoming film and exciting “sneak peek” images from Entertainment Weekly. We’ve …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Interviews with Sonia Friedman and Steven Hoggett, Cursed Child Cast at Broadway Barks, Times Talk to Host Jessica Williams and More!


Jul 17, 2018

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As has become the norm from the Wizarding World, we’ve got plenty of theater-related news to bring you this week. In addition to the big announcements that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be opening in San Francisco in 2019 and Hamburg, Germany in 2020, the casts of the current London and New York …read more!

Time-travelling back to 2005: New J.K. Rowling interview material (Part 3)


Jul 17, 2018

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Thirteen years ago today, Lev Grossman released his interview with J.K. Rowling, discussing all manner of plot points and theories after the long-awaited release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Thanks to guest writer Beatrice Groves, we’ve been bringing you exclusive new material from this interview, addressing J.K. Rowling’s response to readers, use of …read more!

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