Archive for October, 2013

Potter alum Scarlett Byrne Regular in TNT’s “Falling Skies”

Oct 29, 2013

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

HP Cast

Scarlett Byrne, who played Pansy Parkinson in the last three Harry Potter films, and fans recognize from several LeakyCons and Leaky-related events, has been cast in TNT’s alien drama Falling Skies, as a series regular. She plays a woman with special powers and a connection to the other-worlders. Her character, who is key to the …read more!

J. K. Rowling Talks About Expanding Charity Lumos

Oct 26, 2013

Posted by: Mel

J.K. Rowling

In a new interview with Event magazine, J. K. Rowling reveals her hopes to expand her charity, Lumos, to Britain, as well as discussing some of the disturbing things she saw while visiting an institution in Eastern Europe: JK Rowling has revealed the heartbreaking moment she almost snatched a baby from her cot in a …read more!

Whimsic Alley Store sued by Warner Bros

Oct 23, 2013

Posted by: Catherine


Warner Bros has filed a lawsuit against Harry Potter store Whimsic Alley, in Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley, initially an online store, opened store doors in 2004. It then moved location to a larger venue on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, acquired a “Great Hall” to be rented out for events, and aspired to start a …read more!

Rupert Grint “CGBG” Interview

Oct 12, 2013

Posted by: Catherine


Rupert Grint sat down with The Daily Beast to talk about his new film CBGB. Grint discussed his character, Cheetah Chrome, and what it was like to work with Alan Rickman outside the Potter set. He also talked about why he chose the post-Potter roles he has been seen in, especially his choice of playing …read more!

LeakyCon Releases Dates, Location, and Registration Info for 2014 Conference!

Oct 11, 2013

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


No more waiting, let’s get right to it! LeakyCon 2014 will be July 30 to August 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. You know what that means? We’re celebrating both Harry Potter’s birthday AND Esther Day together! There are four levels of registration: LeakyCon Lit (only): $100 General LeakyCon Registration: $150 LeakyCon …read more!

LeakyCon 2014 Launch Party at 10pm Eastern!

Oct 10, 2013

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


In just about one hour we are hosting a livestream at the LeakyCon YouTube channel kicking off LeakyCon 2014! We will debuting all sorts of videos from this year’s LeakyCons and be bringing by a bunch of special guests including Joey Richter, Scarlet Byrne, Paul DeGeorge, Lauren Fairweather, all the hosts of PotterCast, more members …read more!

Win a Harry Potter Book Signed by J.K. Rowling and Donate for the HPA!

Oct 06, 2013

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


We’re entering the final week of the Harry Potter Alliance’s Equality FTW fundraiser, and the amazing donation perks just Keep. Getting. Better. Today, it was announced that JK Rowling has donated a full set of the Harry Potter series books to the Harry Potter Alliance. An autographed set. You read that correctly. A full set …read more!

Happy Birthday Minerva McGonagall

Oct 04, 2013

Posted by: Catherine


Today is the birthday of a particularly gifted witch, Minerva McGonagall. Professor McGonagall taught Transfiguration at Hogwarts, was head of the department as well as head of Gryffindor House. Professor McGonagall is currently the headmistress of Hogwarts. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful character’s birthday!

Pottermore Adds Gilderoy Lockhart’s Bio to “Chamber of Secrets”

Oct 03, 2013

Posted by: Mel


You can now find J. K. Rowling’s bio of DADA professor Gilderoy Lockhart in the “Chamber of Secrets” section of Pottermore: You might want to pay a visit to one of the Moments from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; a Moment that features a well-known character who prides himself on his Memory Charms…

Daniel Radcliffe Talks “Kill Your Darlings” on The Colbert Report

Oct 02, 2013

Posted by: Mel


Daniel Radcliffe appeared on last night’s Colbert Report to promote his film “Kill Your Darlings.” You can watch the interview here. “Kill Your Darlings” will be released on October 16th.

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