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Wizarding World's "Grimmauld Place" starting to take Shape

Posted by: Catherine
September 22, 2013, 11:16 AM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's extension of Diagon Alley and London is quickly starting to become recognizable. The construction of this second half of the theme park, set to open this coming spring in 2014, is well underway. A few buildings, such as Number 12 Grimmauld Place, areContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger!

Posted by: Mel
September 19, 2013, 08:41 PM

September 19th marks the birthday of Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of her age. Please join us in wishing Hermione a very happy birthday and in hoping she gets many new books as gifts!

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Speaks About Her Years as a Single Mother for Gingerbread Organization

Posted by: Mel
September 18, 2013, 08:47 PM

J. K. Rowling, writing as president of the Gingerbread organization for single parents, has written about her experiences and struggles as a single mother in support of single parents:

Nearly twenty years ago (it’s a shock to me to write that, because it still seems quite aContinued...

Misc

Hufflepuff Wins Pottermore House Cup, Will Get Early Access to "Goblet of Fire"

Posted by: Mel
September 17, 2013, 08:41 PM

Last week, Hufflepuff won the fourth Pottermore House Cup, and as a reward they will receive 24 hour early access to the first installment of "Goblet of Fire" when it is released:

It was a hard fought competition and during the past four months each one of the four housesContinued...

Movies

"Fantastic Beasts" Films to Have Video Game and Theme Park Tie-ins

Posted by: Mel
September 13, 2013, 08:45 PM

Following the news that J. K. Rowling will write a screenplay for a "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has said that in addition to a series of films he anticipates that the "Fantastic Beasts" series will include video games and an attractionContinued...

Radcliffe

Video: "Kill Your Darlings" Trailer

Posted by: Mel
September 04, 2013, 08:44 PM

The full theatrical trailer for Dan Radcliffe's film, "Kill Your Darlings," is now online and can be viewed here or below. Radcliffe portrays a young Allen Ginsberg in the film.

J.K. Rowling

Video: J. K. Rowling Reveals Which Harry Potter Character She Misses the Most

Posted by: Mel
August 27, 2013, 08:44 PM

In honor of the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter (and the release of the new editions' book covers today), Scholastic released a video where J. K. Rowling reveals which Harry Potter character she misses the most. You can watch the video here or below.

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...

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