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Grint

Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint!

Posted by: Mel
August 24, 2013, 08:40 PM

Today, August 24th, marks the birthday of Rupert Grint, who plays faithful friend Ron Weasley. Please join us in wishing Rupert a very happy birthday and many happy returns.

News

Stephenie McMillan, Set Decorator for the Harry Potter Films, Dies at 71

Posted by: Mel
August 22, 2013, 09:06 PM

Stephenie McMillan, who was the set decorator for all of the Harry Potter films, passed away this past Monday due to complications from ovarian cancer.


In 1997 McMillan won an Oscar for Best Set Decoration for "The English Patient" alongside art director Stuart Craig, who sheContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley!

Posted by: Mel
August 11, 2013, 08:41 PM

August 11th marks the birthday of Ginny Weasley! Please join Leaky in wishing Ginny Weasley a very happy birthday and a World Cup win for the Holyhead Harpies!

J.K. Rowling

"Philosopher's Stone" Updated on Pottermore with Four New Moments

Posted by: Mel
August 08, 2013, 08:42 PM

Four new Moments have been added to the "Philosopher's Stone" section of Pottermore. Today, the Pottermore Insider hinted at where each of these new Moments are:

‘Ain’t no safer place. Not one. Except Hogwarts’
‘Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we’ll find the perfect matchContinued...

Cover Art

New Back Cover Art for Last Three Books Released

Posted by: Mel
August 07, 2013, 08:47 PM

Kazu Kibuishi's new back cover artwork for the last three books has been released by Scholastic. The new covers are in honor of the fifteenth anniversary of the Harry Potter series and will go on sale August 27th.


The back cover of the Order of the Phoenix shows Harry and the DA in the DepartmentContinued...

Cover Art

New Back Cover Art for First Four Books Released

Posted by: Mel
August 03, 2013, 08:43 PM

Scholastic has unveiled the back cover artwork for the upcoming 15th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter books. Kazu Kibuishi designed each book so that the back would feature an important scene from the book. Sorcerer's Stone shows Harry looking into the Mirror of Erised, Chamber of SecretsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Final Installment of "Prisoner of Azkaban" Now Up on Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
July 31, 2013, 08:50 PM

The final installment of the "Prisoner of Azkaban," is now available to explore on Pottermore. There are five new entries by J. K. Rowling, including Remus Lupin's biography.


With this update, Pottermore also has several new features for users to explore. This includes a new PottermoreContinued...

Artwork for Seventh Harry Potter Book Released

Posted by: brad
July 31, 2013, 06:11 PM

Today on Harry's (and J.K. Rowling's) birthday, Scholastic revealed the final cover from artist Kazu Kibuishi. The unveiling was done at their flagship in New York City, at birthday celebration for the boy who lived. In attendance were Kibuishi, editor Arthur Levine, and Leaky! (If you follow our instagram, you already knew that.)

Here'sContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robert Galbraith!

Posted by: brad
July 31, 2013, 04:55 PM

It's the day we wait for all year long! The birthday of our favorite author, Robert Galbraith!


We can all remember when we met Robert: while browsing the "little known" section of the independent bookstore last month. It was love as soon as we saw the jacket cover, amirite? An author that reminded us of the hazyContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Mel
July 30, 2013, 08:40 PM

July 30th marks Neville Longbottom's birthday. Many happy returns to an exemplary Gryffindor!

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Answers Fan Question on Goodreads

Posted by: Mel
July 25, 2013, 08:47 PM

Goodreads members were recently asked to submit questions for J. K. Rowling about The Casual Vacancy, and today the selected question was answered. The winning question concerned writing realistic, gritty characters and J. K. Rowling's answer can be viewed here.

News

J.K. Rowling's "The Cuckoo's Calling" sales leap

Posted by: Catherine
July 25, 2013, 09:48 AM

Since the veil was lifted on Robert Galbraith, and J.K. Rowling was discovered, sales figures have grown in leaps and bounds for The Cuckoo's Calling. The week before Ms. Rowling's pseudonym was uncovered, the book sold 43 copies (within that week) in the UK. In the days after the news broke, sales jumpedContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: Mel
July 23, 2013, 08:40 PM

Dan Radcliffe, our own Harry Potter, turns twenty-four today. Please join Leaky in wishing him many happy returns!

Fan Events

For European Fans! Special Harry Potter Fan WB Studio Tour Event

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2013, 12:18 PM

If you are a UK or European Harry Potter fan: listen up:


Though we are very close to our first ever conference in the UK (yikes!) we are also planning a special event alongside it, and you don't have to be registered for LeakyCon to go: it is just for the most dedicated HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Source of Galbraith Leak Revealed, JKR "Very Angry"

Posted by: brad
July 18, 2013, 05:02 PM

When The Sunday Times first broke the news about J.K. Rowling being the real author of The Cuckoo's Calling, it was mentioned that a tip on Twitter had led to the eventual reveal. According to the Huffington Post, that anonymous Tweeter has now been traced. London legal firm Russells stated on ThursdayContinued...

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