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If Witches and Wizards Saved the World (Again)

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!

EXCLUSIVE interview with “The Wand Collection” author Monique Peterson

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Films, Interviews, Paperbacks, Props-Sets

We recently had the pleasure of informing our readers that Harry Potter: The Wand Collection will be released in paperback by Insight Editions on May 12, 2020. (Follow this link to enter our contest to win yourself a free copy!) The Wand Collection‘s dramatic black pages feature photographs of each character’s wand and behind-the-scenes info on wand design, battle …read more!

“Harry Potter: The Wand Collection” coming in paperback—Enter to win a copy here!

Mar 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun, Fun - Contests, News, Paperbacks, Props-Sets

The Muggle world is on a nearly global lock-down in an effort to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus. The global economy is grinding to a halt, with longterm consequences for employment, education, politics, healthcare, demographics, and the looming fear of a recession. A record 3.3 million people filed for unemployment in the U.S. …read more!

GIVEAWAY: Hogwarts House Book Jackets from Juniper Books

Mar 09, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Books, Companion Books, Contests, Cover Art, Fans, Fun, News, Products

March is here and in the Potterverse that means Hogwarts House Pride Days are on the way! Most card-carrying Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws have their House spirit on display year-round, whether it’s in their fashion, their friends, or even their food. But how about back where it all started on their bookshelves? This month …read more!

“Philosopher’s Stone” wins ‘Winner of Winners’ Blue Peter Book Award for 2020

Mar 06, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Charity, Contests, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Honors/Awards, News

Not coincidentally announced on World Book Day, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has won the Blue Peter ‘Winner of Winners’ Book Award for 2020. The award is given by the UK’s children to their favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of the past 20 years since the award was founded in 2000.  Read more …read more!

WIN “Harry Potter: Knitting Magic” plus yarn!

Jan 08, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun, Fun - Contests, News, Products, Publishers

Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, the first official Wizarding World knitting pattern book, will be published on January 28, 2020.  Whilst you can pre-order it from the usual suspects: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound, Leaky has a copy to give to one lucky winner, thanks to Insight Editions. And that’s not all!  In addition to a …read more!

The Golden Cauldron Awards Results

Jan 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Leaky recently hosted The Golden Cauldron Awards, a new annual online interactive tradition helping us decide some fan favorite moments from the previous year. Voting closed yesterday, and we have our winners! Best Screen Project The Best Screen Project category celebrates on-screen projects starring Wizarding World actors. Nominations included Little Women (Emma Watson), Miracle Workers (Daniel Radcliffe), …read more!

Win Front Row Tickets to the Opening of ‘Cursed Child’ in San Francisco!

Nov 28, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Christine Jones, Contests, Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Katrina Lindsay, Neil Austin, News, Sonia Friedman, Steven Hoggett, Theater

This weekend, Tony and Olivier Award winning play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. To celebrate the arrival of the play in the San Francisco Bay Area, the production will host a citywide Cursed Child challenge TOMORROW, November 29th. The contest will give those in the Bay area the chance …read more!

Win a copy of “Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up”

Oct 14, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Holidays, Publishers

Leaky recently reviewed Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up. It’s forthcoming from Insight Editions on October 22, 2019, priced at $39.99, and you can pre-order it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound. If you know your Hogwarts Christmas trivia, you could also win your own copy in our giveaway, sponsored by Insight Editions. Pop-up books are …read more!

NYCC 2019 Recap: Panels for ‘Cursed Child’ and Rupert Grint’s ‘Servant’ Plus Loads of Magical Merch!

Oct 04, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Contests, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fiennes, Fun, Grint, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Potter News, Products

Welcome to Leaky’s recap of the opening days of New York Comic Con, Potter fans! NYCC 2019 got off to a bit of a slow start on Thursday, Oct. 3 with huge crowds and some rainy weather, but none of that deterred the throngs of devoted fans, including Leaky correspondent Gianfranco Lentini. Protected by house …read more!

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