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Review: “Christmas at Hogwarts” from Insight Editions

Sep 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Movies, Props-Sets

Which Christmas sets and props from the Harry Potter films would you like to see in more detail? All of them? Yeah, me too! And let’s not forget special effects, like magic snow falling in the Great Hall and the ghost carollers gliding through the walls. So much care, creativity, and design acumen went into …read more!

EXCLUSIVE PEEK inside new Christmas at Hogwarts book from Insight Editions

Sep 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Props-Sets

Last fall, Insight Editions published a delightful Hogwarts Christmas pop-up book that functioned as an Advent calendar, with ornaments to put on the pop-up tree in the Great Hall, surrounded by the house tables, and an enclosed booklet with behind the scenes information on how Christmas at Hogwarts was brought to life in the films. …read more!

Enter our “Wand Collection Gift Set” giveaway from Insight Editions

Aug 26, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Products, Props-Sets

If you haven’t yet seen the book trailer for the elegant, informative, and just Siriusly (it’s a word; we’re coining it) cool “Harry Potter: The Wand Collection” book from Insight Editions, you can find it here, along with some photos of featured wands. Leaky also had the pleasure of grilling the author, Monique Peterson, about …read more!

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!

Behind-the-scenes at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products, Props-Sets, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes may be temporarily closed due to the dragon pox outbreak that has shuttered all of the shops in Diagon Alley (except Gringotts—goblins are immune, or so they believe), but thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can use this time to glean a bit of behind-the-scenes info about the toys, and …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!

A Celebration of Slytherin Coming to Warner Bros Studio Tour London!

Feb 26, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Potter News, Props-Sets, Stuart Craig, Studio Tour, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announced that The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London will undergo a green and silver makeover in April, just in time to celebrate the highly-underrated house of Slytherin. Say what you will about the infamous wizards who hail from this house, and its notorious links to dark magic, many of its members …read more!

James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and MiniLima Attend ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ Opening in Lisbon!

Nov 17, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter:The Exhbition, HP Cast, MinaLima, News, Phelps, Potter News, Props-Sets

The Weasley twins joined Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima at the grand opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, Nov. 16. James and Oliver Phelps have attended numerous exhibition openings over the last decade and are always warmly welcomed by fans of the Harry Potter series. The brothers portrayed Fred and …read more!

Christmas at Hogwarts returns to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Sep 11, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Events, Films, Holidays, News, Props-Sets, Studio Tour, Warner Bros.

It’s still technically summer but the Hogwarts Express departed, as usual, at 11am sharp on September 1, the term is flying by as fast as the house Quidditch players, and it’s already time to start thinking about getting your tickets for Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.  The festive season runs …read more!



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