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Puffs Play Made Available for Streaming on Playbill

May 20, 2020

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, HP References, Info, Media, News, Puffs, Theater

Playbill announced this week that Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will be added to their streaming service Playbill Playback. Available for a limited time only from May 22-31, the original Off-Broadway production, filmed live in 2018, will be shown in full and include exclusive new interviews with the …read more!

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2 of 2): Leaky Interview with Creative Team of Off-Broadway PUFFS

Aug 15, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Broadway, Companion Books, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, HP References, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Puffs, Theater, TLC Interviews

Welcome to Part 2 of The Leaky Cauldron’s interview with PUFFS – this round focusing on the creative team behind the long-running and record-breaking play set to close in New York City on August 18, 2019. Let’s dive in! Read Part 1 here! Creative Team Q&A   LEAKY CAULDRON: Hello, creative team! Your turn to introduce yourselves. Tell …read more!

Which castle would you most like to visit?

Jul 05, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Education, Events, Fan Events, Films, Fun, HP References, Info, News, Props-Sets

Easy question, right?  Bet you didn’t hesitate a second before answering.  Neither did the 1,000 kids aged 6-16 who answered this question in a recent survey conducted by English Heritage.  Hogwarts easily topped the list, followed by Cinderella’s Castle and Elsa’s Ice Palace from Frozen.  See the top ten castles from the survey results below: …read more!

Newly Discovered Spider Named After Hogwarts Founder

Dec 11, 2016

Posted by: Sophia Cotraccia

Books, Education, Fandom, Fans, Films, HP References, Info, J.K. Rowling, Media, Misc, Movies, News, Science

A new species of spider discovered in India was named  “Eriovixia gryffindori” after Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts, and original owner of the Sorting Hat. Researchers discovered the spider in forestlands of the central Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. The spider camouflages itself by mimicking dry-foliage, and (as an added bonus) resembles …read more!

EW: Harry Potter One of the Greatest Characters of the Last Twenty Years

May 27, 2010

Posted by: EdwardTLC

HP References

Entertainment Weekly has complied their list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years to commemorate the magazine’s twentieth anniversary, and has included the character of Harry Potter on that ranking. Coming in at number two, the boy who lived joined such other venerable characters as Homer Simpson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and …read more!

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Introduces Harry Potter LogoJet

May 17, 2010

Posted by: EdwardTLC

HP References

Travelers will be able to fly the their way across the country in Harry Potter style, in a way, for Virgin Atlantic airlines has introduced a Harry Potter logojet which will soon be in use. The SeattlePI is reporting that the airline has included a logo for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park …read more!

Dobby Voted One of the “Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History”

Jan 28, 2010

Posted by: John Admin

HP References

Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight “Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History.” Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other “luckless individuals who at least make our lives better.” The feature provides a background on both why Dobby is so miserable and so inspiring. Quotage: Dobby continues to …read more!

Weasley Clock Meets Twitter

Dec 04, 2009

Posted by: EdwardTLC

HP References

Ingenious inventors have made further strides into creating a muggle version of the famous magical Weasley Clock from the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling. reports that a new version of the device has been invented utilizing Twitter to pinpoint the location of family members at any given time. Known as the …read more!

Oxford University Gets Gryffindor Common Room

Nov 25, 2009

Posted by: EdwardTLC

HP References

The students at Oxford University, Magdalen College have given one of their common rooms a bit of the Harry Potter magic, for the Telegraph reports a motion has passed renaming the Magdalen College Junior Common Room ‘Gryffindor’ after the Hogwarts House. Zoe Tyndall, a student who voted in favor of the first name change on …read more!

Magical Moving Photo Type Ads Due for Limited Copies of Entertainment Weekly

Aug 20, 2009

Posted by: SueTLC

HP References

Thanks to everyone who emailed today regarding the news of a clever real world Muggle marketing and advertising campaign that will echo the moving photos seen in the Daily Prophet. The BBC reports that on September 18, readers in LA and New York who purchase a copy of Entertainment Weekly will see their issue contain …read more!

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